Nine-run Inning Dooms Aztecs

Apana Nakayama netted four hits on Saturday to lead in taking the series against San Diego State (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU played comeback again, scoring nine runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat San Diego State 18-11, Saturday afternoon at Larry H. Miller Field.

The Cougars (26-9-1, 12-3 Mountain West Conference) had 10 hits in the eighth frame to retake the lead and ensure a series victory over the Aztecs (10-24, 5-7). BYU has now come from behind in 19 of its 26 victories this season.

Unlike Friday's contest--in which BYU fell down 6-0 early--the Cougars scored in the first three innings. In the first, after Marcos Villezcas reached base on an error and Apana Nakayama singled, Brandon Taylor scorched a two-run single up the middle. BYU added two more in the second when Kory Knell doubled and scored and Casey Cloward walked and later scored.

SDSU responded with a five-run third inning that included only three hits. BYU briefly regained the lead in the bottom of the third when Jeff Hiestand and Taylor led off the inning with back-to-back walks and scored on a pair of sacrifice flies by Knell and Cloward.

The Aztecs then exploded in the top of the fourth, putting up six runs and extending their lead to 11-6. The inning was capped by Lance Zawadzki hitting a three-run home run with two out in the inning.

BYU went scoreless in the fourth and fifth frames, the only two innings that the Cougars didn't manage to score at least one run. Then they started to chip away at the lead. BYU head coach Vance Law reiterated that this Cougars' squad is one of the best hitting teams he has coached.

"We focused on getting a few runs each inning to chip away at the lead," he said.

And Law's philosophy worked as BYU scored two in the sixth and one in the seventh to narrow SDSU's lead to 11-9. In the eighth, the Cougars decided to quit chipping away and started to put away the Aztecs. Everyone got involved in the eighth as the Cougars sent 14 batters to the plate. BYU grabbed its first lead since the fourth inning on Knell's two-run single. After Knell's two RBI, the Cougars proceeded to score six more to dazzle the vocal crowd of 2,064.

BYU was led by Cloward, who went 3-for-3 with a double, five RBI and three runs scored. Cloward shined in both of the Cougars' victories against the Aztecs as he threw out two potential base stealers Friday night. Hiestand also extended his team-leading hitting streak to 16, which is the best for any BYU hitter in the past two years.

Monday, BYU will make its second journey across the city to face Utah Valley State in Orem. Game time is 7 p.m. (MDT). After Monday's game with the Wolverines, BYU will play over the weekend in Salt Lake City in a three game set with rival Utah beginning Thursday.

BYU 18, SDSU 11

SDS 005 600 000--11 10 4

BYU 222 002 19x--18 21 1

Campbell, Coon (3), Miller (6), Bruckart (8), Douglas (8), Ybarra (8) and Swaydan. Torgerson, Barrett (4), Beus (8), Jensen (8) and Cloward.

WP--Jensen (5-0)

LP--Bruckart (0-1)

2B--Knell (B), Berry (S), Cloward (B), Saylor (B), Chambers (B)

HR--Zawadzki (S)

San Diego State at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 16, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

San Diego State 11 (10-24,5-7 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BERRY, Quintin cf........ 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0

SCAPEROTTA, Joseph lf.... 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0

GUERRERO, James ss....... 3 2 0 0 2 1 2 2 0

UNGRICHT, Brock dh....... 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 2

ZAWADZKI, Lance 3b....... 4 1 1 3 1 1 0 1 0

O'BRIEN, Tim 1b.......... 5 0 1 0 0 1 9 1 1

MCLINTOCK, Jake rf....... 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

SWAYDAN, Jordan c........ 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 1 1

PEPPER, Sam 2b........... 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 0

PERRY, Kevin 2b......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2

CAMPBELL, Cody p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

COON, Ben p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLER, Will p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BRUCKART, Dan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

DOUGLAS, Brett p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

YBARRA, Anthony p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 11 10 8 5 6 24 12 6

Brigham Young Univ. 18 (26-9-1,12-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean 2b...... 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

LAW, Andrew 2b.......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 6 3

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 6 3 3 0 0 0 2 2 0

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 6 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 4 1 1 2 1 0 10 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 4 2 2 3 2 0 1 2 2

SAYLOR, Ben lf........... 6 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 3

MOLINA, Adrian cf....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KNELL, Kory rf........... 4 2 2 3 0 0 2 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf/lf..... 3 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 3 3 3 5 1 0 7 0 0

TORGERSON, Blake p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

BARRETT, Joshua p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BEUS, Lance p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JENSEN, Matthew p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 42 18 21 16 5 2 27 13 9

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego State..... 005 600 000 - 11 10 4

Brigham Young Univ.. 222 002 19X - 18 21 1

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E - ZAWADZKI; PEPPER 3; LAW. DP - SDS Aztecs 2; BYU Cougars 1. LOB - SDS

Aztecs 6; BYU Cougars 9. 2B - BERRY; SAYLOR; KNELL; CHAMBERS; CLOWARD. HR -

ZAWADZKI(2). HBP - MCLINTOCK; SWAYDAN. SH - HIESTAND; CHAMBERS. SF - KNELL;

CLOWARD. SB - McNAUGHTON; TAYLOR.

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CAMPBELL, Cody...... 2.0 4 6 2 3 0 10 14

COON, Ben........... 3.2 5 2 2 1 1 14 17

MILLER, Will........ 1.1 3 2 2 0 0 7 7

BRUCKART, Dan....... 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 2 4

DOUGLAS, Brett...... 0.1 6 5 5 0 0 7 7

YBARRA, Anthony..... 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TORGERSON, Blake.... 3.1 5 8 6 2 1 16 19

BARRETT, Joshua..... 3.2 4 3 3 2 3 14 17

BEUS, Lance......... 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

JENSEN, Matthew..... 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 6 6

Win - JENSEN (5-0). Loss - BRUCKART (0-1). Save - None.

WP - CAMPBELL; COON. HBP - by TORGERSON (MCLINTOCK); by BARRETT (SWAYDAN). BK -

TORGERSON.

Umpires - HP: Blake Jensen 1B: Kelly Gonzales 3B: Ray Belfiore

Start: 1:05 pm Time: 3:22 Attendance: 2064

CAMPBELL faced 2 batters in the 3rd.

MILLER faced 1 batter in the 8th.

San Diego State at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Apr 16, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego State..... 005 600 000 - 11 10 4

Brigham Young Univ.. 222 002 19X - 18 21 1

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San Diego State starters: 23/cf BERRY; 16/lf SCAPEROTTA; 1/ss GUERRERO; 25/dh

UNGRICHT; 5/3b ZAWADZKI; 20/1b O'BRIEN; 15/rf MCLINTOCK; 12/c SWAYDAN; 3/2b PEPPER;

32/p CAMPBELL;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 24/dh NAKAYAMA;

16/1b HIESTAND; 3/3b TAYLOR; 25/lf SAYLOR; 12/rf KNELL; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 9/c CLOWARD;

32/p TORGERSON;

San Diego State 1st - BERRY grounded out to 1b unassisted. SCAPEROTTA struck

out swinging. GUERRERO flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - McNAUGHTON popped up to 2b. VILLEZCAS reached on a

fielding error by 2b. NAKAYAMA singled to center field; VILLEZCAS advanced to

second. HIESTAND grounded out to 1b unassisted; NAKAYAMA advanced to second;

VILLEZCAS advanced to third. TAYLOR singled to left center, 2 RBI; NAKAYAMA scored,

unearned; VILLEZCAS scored, unearned. TAYLOR stole second. SAYLOR grounded out to

2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - UNGRICHT grounded out to 3b. ZAWADZKI flied out to lf.

O'BRIEN fouled out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - KNELL doubled to left field. CHAMBERS grounded out

to c, SAC, bunt; KNELL advanced to third. CLOWARD walked. CLOWARD advanced to

second; KNELL scored on a wild pitch. McNAUGHTON singled to right field, RBI;

CLOWARD scored. McNAUGHTON stole second. VILLEZCAS reached on a fielding error by

2b; McNAUGHTON advanced to third, out at home 2b to 1b to c. NAKAYAMA popped up to

ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - LAW to 2b for McNAUGHTON. MCLINTOCK singled to left

field. SWAYDAN singled to left field; MCLINTOCK advanced to second. PEPPER reached

on a fielder's choice; SWAYDAN advanced to second; MCLINTOCK out at third p to 3b.

BERRY doubled down the rf line, RBI; PEPPER advanced to third; SWAYDAN scored.

SCAPEROTTA reached on a fielder's choice; PEPPER out at home p to 3b to c. GUERRERO

walked; SCAPEROTTA advanced to second; BERRY advanced to third. UNGRICHT walked,

RBI; GUERRERO advanced to second; SCAPEROTTA advanced to third; BERRY scored.

UNGRICHT advanced to second on a balk; GUERRERO advanced to third; SCAPEROTTA

scored. ZAWADZKI reached on a throwing error by 2b; UNGRICHT scored, unearned;

GUERRERO scored, unearned. O'BRIEN grounded out to p. 5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - HIESTAND walked. TAYLOR walked; HIESTAND advanced

to second. COON to p for CAMPBELL. SAYLOR reached on a fielder's choice; TAYLOR

advanced to second; HIESTAND advanced to third on a fielding error by 3b. KNELL

flied out to cf, SF, RBI; TAYLOR advanced to third; HIESTAND scored, unearned.

CHAMBERS walked; SAYLOR advanced to second. CLOWARD flied out to lf, SF, RBI; TAYLOR

scored, unearned. LAW struck out swinging. 2 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - MCLINTOCK hit by pitch. SWAYDAN singled to second base;

MCLINTOCK advanced to third. PEPPER grounded out to 2b, RBI; SWAYDAN advanced to

second; MCLINTOCK scored. BERRY singled to left field, RBI; SWAYDAN scored. BARRETT

to p for TORGERSON. SCAPEROTTA fouled out to 1b. GUERRERO walked; BERRY advanced to

second. UNGRICHT singled to center field, RBI; GUERRERO advanced to second; BERRY

scored. ZAWADZKI homered to right field, 3 RBI; UNGRICHT scored; GUERRERO scored.

O'BRIEN struck out looking. 6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - VILLEZCAS singled through the left side. NAKAYAMA

grounded into double play 2b to 1b; VILLEZCAS out on the play. HIESTAND flied out to

lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - MCLINTOCK grounded out to 2b. SWAYDAN grounded out to

2b. PEPPER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - TAYLOR flied out to lf. SAYLOR grounded out to 2b.

KNELL popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - BERRY singled to center field. SCAPEROTTA reached on a

fielder's choice; BERRY out at second 2b to ss. GUERRERO struck out swinging.

UNGRICHT flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - CHAMBERS singled to right field. CHAMBERS advanced

to second on a wild pitch. CLOWARD doubled to right center, RBI; CHAMBERS scored.

LAW singled to center field; CLOWARD advanced to third. VILLEZCAS grounded into

double play 2b to ss to 1b; LAW out on the play; CLOWARD scored. NAKAYAMA singled up

the middle. HIESTAND reached on a fielding error by 2b, advanced to second; NAKAYAMA

advanced to third. PERRY,KEV to 2b for PEPPER. MILLER to p for COON. TAYLOR flied

out to rf. 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - ZAWADZKI walked. O'BRIEN singled to right field;

ZAWADZKI advanced to second. MCLINTOCK grounded into double play ss to 2b; O'BRIEN

out on the play, interference. SWAYDAN hit by pitch. PERRY,KEV struck out swinging.

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - SAYLOR doubled to left field. KNELL grounded out to

2b; SAYLOR advanced to third. CHAMBERS grounded out to 3b. CLOWARD singled to right

field, RBI; SAYLOR scored. LAW reached on a fielder's choice; CLOWARD out at second

ss to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 8th - BEUS to p for BARRETT. BERRY grounded out to ss.

SCAPEROTTA walked. JENSEN to p for BEUS. GUERRERO flied out to cf. UNGRICHT flied

out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - VILLEZCAS singled to left field. BRUCKART to p for

MILLER. NAKAYAMA singled up the middle; VILLEZCAS advanced to second. HIESTAND

grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; NAKAYAMA advanced to second; VILLEZCAS advanced to

third. TAYLOR intentionally walked. SAYLOR singled to right field, RBI; TAYLOR

advanced to second; NAKAYAMA advanced to third; VILLEZCAS scored. DOUGLAS to p for

BRUCKART. KNELL singled to left field, 2 RBI; SAYLOR advanced to second; TAYLOR

scored; NAKAYAMA scored. CHAMBERS doubled to left field, RBI; KNELL advanced to

third; SAYLOR scored. CLOWARD singled to right field, 2 RBI; CHAMBERS scored; KNELL

scored. LAW popped up to 2b. VILLEZCAS singled to center field; CLOWARD advanced to

second. NAKAYAMA singled to second base; VILLEZCAS advanced to second; CLOWARD

advanced to third. HIESTAND singled to right field, 2 RBI; NAKAYAMA advanced to

second; VILLEZCAS scored; CLOWARD scored. YBARRA to p for DOUGLAS. TAYLOR singled to

left field, RBI; HIESTAND advanced to second; NAKAYAMA scored. SAYLOR struck out

swinging. 9 runs, 10 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 9th - MOLINA to cf for SAYLOR. CHAMBERS to lf. ZAWADZKI

struck out swinging. O'BRIEN grounded out to 2b. MCLINTOCK singled up the middle.

SWAYDAN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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