Nine-run Second Just Enough

BYU's Dave Horlacher pitched the Cougars to a 10-8 victory over Utah Thursday night. Horlacher pitched 5 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball in the victory. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Nine runs in the second inning were just enough as BYU edged Utah, 10-8, Thursday night at Franklin Covey Field.

With the win, the Cougars (27-10-1) stay atop the Mountain West Conference standings with a 13-3 conference record. The Utes fell to 12-23 (5-11, MWC).

The Cougars got off to a torrid start offensively scoring one run in the first before sending 14 batters to the plate in the second. BYU plated nine in the second frame on 10 hits, highlighted by Brandon Taylor's grand slam. It was the second slam for Taylor in a week, as he hit one against San Diego State last Friday.

Taylor led off the inning with a double. He was followed by three consecutive singles by Ben Saylor, Kory Knell and Casey Cloward. Knell's single drove in Taylor. After Knell, freshman Kevin Sloan hit a sacrifice fly and the hitting barrage continued with five consecutive hits capped by Taylor's four-run blast. After the second, BYU was finished scoring and that didn't make Cougar Coach Vance Law happy.

"I felt like we coasted and I don't like when we do that," said Law. "Utah showed character and made it a ball game until the last out."

Meanwhile, BYU pitcher Dave Horlacher cruised through the first five innings. He faced the minimum amount of batters and pitched no-hit ball until the bottom of the sixth when Ryder Olsen poked an opposite-field single to break up the no-hitter. Olsen later came around to score to break up the shutout. Later that inning, Doug Beck hit a two-run double with two outs in the inning to pull the Utes a little closer.

The next inning, Horlacher got into trouble again. Utah's Joe Mozeleski led off the inning with a solo homer. The Utes recorded back-to-back singles to chase Horlacher from the game. BYU's Anthony Bingham came in and struck out the side to get out of a first and third jam with no outs in the inning.

Utah loaded the bases again in the eighth inning with one out. The Utes managed to score plate everyone on base plus one to cut the lead to 10-8 going into the ninth frame.

In the ninth, Utah made the game very interesting getting two on with two out in the inning. However, BYU brought in centerfielder Ryan Chambers. Chambers got the Utes' Garrett Clayne to ground out to preserve the victory.

Brigham Young Univ. at University of Utah

Apr 21, 2005 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Franklin Covey Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 10 (27-10-1,13-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERS, Ryan cf/p...... 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 0 0

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 3 0

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 5 1 1 0 0 1 7 1 0

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 5 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 2

SAYLOR, Ben lf........... 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0

KNELL, Kory rf........... 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 5 1 2 0 0 1 10 1 2

SLOAN, Kevin 2b.......... 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 2

HORLACHER, Dave p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

BINGHAM, Anthony p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PLATT, James p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 39 10 14 10 4 6 27 10 7

University of Utah 8 (12-23,5-11 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELSH, John cf........... 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

KHOURY, Ryan ss.......... 5 1 2 1 0 2 3 4 2

BROSSMAN, Jay 3b......... 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0

BECK, Doug 2b............ 4 0 1 2 1 3 0 4 0

GARRETT, Clayne 1b....... 5 1 1 0 0 0 8 0 4

MOZELESKI, Joe rf........ 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 0 0

EASTMAN, Trevor c........ 4 1 2 1 0 0 6 0 0

OLSEN, Ryder dh.......... 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

KAY, Tyler lf............ 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0

TARTLER, Seth pr/lf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PRICE, Jason p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CHRISTENSEN,Chase p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MADSEN, Josh p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

COOPER, Josh p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 8 12 6 3 10 27 9 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 190 000 000 - 10 14 1

University of Utah.. 000 003 140 - 8 12 0

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E - SAYLOR. DP - BYU Cougars 1; Utah Utes 1. LOB - BYU Cougars 7; Utah Utes

6. 2B - TAYLOR; SAYLOR; BECK. 3B - VILLEZCAS. HR - TAYLOR(13); MOZELESKI(2).

HBP - WELSH. SF - SLOAN; OLSEN. SB - CHAMBERS; EASTMAN.

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

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HORLACHER, Dave..... 6.0 6 4 4 2 5 23 26

BINGHAM, Anthony.... 1.1 3 3 3 0 4 7 7

PLATT, James........ 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 2 3

BARRETT, Joshua..... 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 3 4

CHAMBERS, Ryan...... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

University of Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PRICE, Jason........ 7.0 13 10 10 3 4 32 36

CHRISTENSEN,Chase... 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 3 4

MADSEN, Josh........ 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

COOPER, Josh........ 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

Win - HORLACHER (4-2). Loss - PRICE (2-7). Save - CHAMBERS (2).

HBP - by HORLACHER (WELSH). PB - CLOWARD.

Umpires - HP: Dan Weikle 1B: Jeff Richardson 3B: Ryan Bleiberg

Start: 6:03 pm Time: 3:09 Attendance: 357

HORLACHER faced 3 batters in the 7th.

Brigham Young Univ. at University of Utah - Play-by-Play

Apr 21, 2005 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Franklin Covey Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 190 000 000 - 10 14 1

University of Utah.. 000 003 140 - 8 12 0

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 24/dh NAKAYAMA; 16/1b

HIESTAND; 3/3b TAYLOR; 25/lf SAYLOR; 12/rf KNELL; 9/c CLOWARD; 13/2b SLOAN; 11/p

HORLACHER;

University of Utah starters: 4/cf WELSH; 2/ss KHOURY; 18/3b BROSSMAN; 3/2b BECK;

33/1b GARRETT; 22/rf MOZELESKI; 5/c EASTMAN; 24/dh OLSEN; 1/lf KAY; 15/p PRICE;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b. VILLEZCAS tripled to

right center. NAKAYAMA grounded out to 2b, RBI; VILLEZCAS scored. HIESTAND flied out

to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 1st - WELSH flied out to lf. KHOURY flied out to cf.

BROSSMAN grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - TAYLOR doubled down the rf line. SAYLOR singled

through the right side; TAYLOR advanced to third. KNELL singled up the middle, RBI;

SAYLOR advanced to second; TAYLOR scored. CLOWARD singled through the right side;

KNELL advanced to second; SAYLOR advanced to third. SLOAN fouled out to rf, SF, RBI;

CLOWARD advanced to second; KNELL advanced to third; SAYLOR scored. CHAMBERS singled

to second base, RBI; CLOWARD advanced to third; KNELL scored. VILLEZCAS singled to

shortstop, RBI; CHAMBERS advanced to second; CLOWARD scored. NAKAYAMA singled to

right field, RBI; VILLEZCAS advanced to second; CHAMBERS scored. HIESTAND singled to

shortstop; NAKAYAMA advanced to second; VILLEZCAS advanced to third. TAYLOR homered

to right field, 4 RBI; HIESTAND scored; NAKAYAMA scored; VILLEZCAS scored. SAYLOR

struck out looking. KNELL walked. CLOWARD singled up the middle; KNELL advanced to

second. SLOAN struck out swinging. 9 runs, 10 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

University of Utah 2nd - BECK walked. GARRETT popped up to 2b. MOZELESKI

grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; BECK out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CHAMBERS popped up to ss. VILLEZCAS grounded out to

ss. NAKAYAMA popped up to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 3rd - EASTMAN grounded out to p. OLSEN struck out

swinging. KAY struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HIESTAND grounded out to 2b. TAYLOR grounded out to

ss. SAYLOR doubled to center field. KNELL walked. CLOWARD flied out to rf. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

University of Utah 4th - WELSH grounded out to 3b. KHOURY struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - SLOAN walked. CHAMBERS singled through the right

side; SLOAN advanced to second. VILLEZCAS popped up to ss. NAKAYAMA flied into

double play cf to ss; SLOAN out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 5th - BECK struck out looking. GARRETT out at first 1b to

p. MOZELESKI grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - HIESTAND grounded out to 2b. TAYLOR lined out to

3b. SAYLOR flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 6th - EASTMAN flied out to lf. OLSEN singled to left

field. KAY struck out looking. WELSH hit by pitch; OLSEN advanced to second. KHOURY

singled to left field, RBI; WELSH advanced to third; OLSEN scored. BROSSMAN walked;

KHOURY advanced to second. BECK doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; BROSSMAN advanced

to third; KHOURY scored; WELSH scored. GARRETT flied out to cf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - KNELL struck out swinging. CLOWARD grounded out to

ss. SLOAN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 7th - MOZELESKI homered down the lf line, RBI. EASTMAN

singled to left field, advanced to second on an error by lf. OLSEN singled to center

field; EASTMAN advanced to third. BINGHAM to p for HORLACHER. KAY struck out

swinging. WELSH struck out swinging. KHOURY struck out swinging. 1 run, 3 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - CHRISTENSEN to p for PRICE. CHAMBERS walked.

VILLEZCAS singled through the left side; CHAMBERS advanced to second. NAKAYAMA

fouled out to 3b. CHAMBERS stole third. HIESTAND struck out looking. MADSEN to p for

CHRISTENSEN. TAYLOR flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

University of Utah 8th - BROSSMAN singled to left center. BECK struck out

swinging. GARRETT singled up the middle; BROSSMAN advanced to second. MOZELESKI

singled to left field; GARRETT advanced to second; BROSSMAN advanced to third. PLATT

to p for BINGHAM. MOZELESKI advanced to second; GARRETT advanced to third; BROSSMAN

scored on a passed ball. EASTMAN singled to right field, RBI; MOZELESKI advanced to

third; GARRETT scored. OLSEN flied out to cf, SF, RBI; MOZELESKI scored. KAY singled

to left center; EASTMAN advanced to third. BARRETT to p for PLATT. TARTLER pinch ran

for KAY. TARTLER out at first c to 2b to 1b; EASTMAN stole home. 4 runs, 5 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - TARTLER to lf. SAYLOR flied out to rf. COOPER to p

for MADSEN. KNELL grounded out to ss. CLOWARD struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 9th - WELSH flied out to rf. KHOURY singled to shortstop.

BROSSMAN walked; KHOURY advanced to second. BECK struck out swinging. CHAMBERS to p.

MOLINA to cf for BARRETT. MOLINA to cf for NAKAYAMA. / for MOLINA. GARRETT grounded

out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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