No. 25 Cowboys Nip BYU

Ben Saylor leads the Cougars with a four-game hitting streak. He singled and scored a run in BYU's 5-4 loss against Oklahoma State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

STILLWATER -- A strong pitching effort and late inning lead were not enough as BYU lost a nail-biter at No. 25 Oklahoma State, 5-4 in Stillwater, Okla.

The Cougars, now 2-3-1, again out hit a nationally ranked team yet lose in a dramatic fashion. The Cowboys (8-4) battled back in the eighth inning to score what would prove to be the winning run.

Freshman pitcher Blake Torgerson (0-1) pitched well in his first career start. After he gave up two first-inning runs, Torgerson settled in giving up only one hit in the next five innings. He retired 14 consecutive batters until the seventh inning.

Meanwhile, the Cougar bats came alive over the middle innings. In the fifth, BYU strung together three singles, the last one a Sean McNaughton RBI belt. The Cougars tied the game 2-2 in the sixth inning with a Jeff Hiestand solo home run. McNaughton struck again in the seventh inning, this time hitting a two-run homer to take a 4-2 lead.

The lead was short-lived, however, as the Cowboys countered with a Chris Gutierrez two-run homer. Oklahoma State re-took the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning.

In the ninth, BYU got a leadoff single from Kory Knell. On the next play, he was tagged out at second base while trying to advance on a Ben Saylor fly out to deep to right field.

The two-game series concludes Wednesday in Stillwater. Game time is 4 p.m. (CST). Mitch Woolf is scheduled to make his first career start division one start for the Cougars.

Brigham Young Univ. at Oklahoma St. Univ.

Mar 01, 2005 at Stillwater, Oklahoma (Allie P. Reynolds)

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (2-3-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean 2b...... 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2

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

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 3 1 2 1 1 1 9 1 0

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

KNELL, Kory lf........... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 4 1 2 0 0 2 5 2 0

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

TORGERSON, Blake p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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

Totals................... 34 4 8 4 1 11 24 9 4

Oklahoma St. Univ. 5 (8-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Colbert, Justin 2b....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

Ryal, Rusty 3b........... 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0

Parrish, Jeff dh......... 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Carr, Adam 1b............ 4 1 2 2 0 0 9 0 0

Wright, Ty lf............ 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

Hernandez, Mike rf....... 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 1

Simon, Keanon cf......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2

Clarkson, Matt c......... 2 1 1 0 1 0 9 2 0

Gutierrez, Chris ss...... 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 4 0

Wright, Brae p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 5 8 5 1 3 27 10 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 011 200 - 4 8 2

Oklahoma St. Univ... 200 000 21X - 5 8 0

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E - TAYLOR; CLOWARD. DP - OSU Cowboys 1. LOB - BYU Cougars 4; OSU Cowboys 5.

2B - Ryal; Carr. HR - McNAUGHTON(2); HIESTAND(1); Gutierrez(3). SB -

HIESTAND. Reached on CI - Parrish.

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

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TORGERSON, Blake.... 7.2 8 5 4 1 3 31 33

BARRETT, Joshua..... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Oklahoma St. Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Wright, Brae........ 9.0 8 4 4 1 11 34 35

Win - Wright, B. (3-0). Loss - TORGERSON (0-1). Save - None.

CI - CLOWARD.

Umpires - HP: Norman

Start: 7:05 pm Time: 1:58 Attendance: 307

Play-by-Play

Brigham Young Univ. at Oklahoma St. Univ. - Play-by-Play

Mar 01, 2005 at Stillwater, Oklahoma (Allie P. Reynolds)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 011 200 - 4 8 2

Oklahoma St. Univ... 200 000 21X - 5 8 0

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 3/3b TAYLOR;

16/1b HIESTAND; 24/dh NAKAYAMA; 12/lf KNELL; 25/rf SAYLOR; 10/ss

VILLEZCAS; 9/c CLOWARD; 32/p TORGERSON;

Oklahoma St. Univ. starters: 9/2b Colbert; 10/3b Ryal; 27/dh Parrish; 13/1b

Carr; 33/lf Wright, T.; 24/rf Hernandez; 1/cf Simon; 36/c Clarkson; 3/ss

Gutierrez; 6/p Wright, B.;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

McNAUGHTON grounded out to ss. CHAMBERS flied out to cf. TAYLOR flied out

to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 1

Colbert grounded out to ss. Ryal singled to right field. Parrish reached

on catcher's interference; Ryal advanced to second. Carr doubled to left

field, 2 RBI; Parrish scored, unearned; Ryal scored. Wright, T. grounded

out to 3b. Hernandez flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

HIESTAND walked. NAKAYAMA struck out swinging; HIESTAND stole second.

KNELL struck out swinging. SAYLOR popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 2

Simon grounded out to p. Clarkson walked. Gutierrez popped up to ss.

Colbert flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

VILLEZCAS struck out looking. CLOWARD struck out looking. McNAUGHTON

grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 3

Ryal doubled down the lf line. Parrish grounded out to 2b. Carr fouled

out to c. Wright, T. flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

CHAMBERS grounded out to ss. TAYLOR flied out to rf. HIESTAND singled to

center field. NAKAYAMA flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 4

Hernandez grounded out to 3b. Simon struck out, out at first c to 1b.

Clarkson flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

KNELL grounded out to 2b. SAYLOR singled to right field. VILLEZCAS

singled down the lf line; SAYLOR advanced to second. CLOWARD struck out.

McNAUGHTON singled to right field, RBI; VILLEZCAS advanced to third;

SAYLOR scored. CHAMBERS struck out, out at first c to 1b. 1 run, 3 hits,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 5

Gutierrez grounded out to p. Colbert struck out. Ryal popped up to ss. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

TAYLOR grounded out to 3b. HIESTAND homered, RBI. NAKAYAMA grounded out

to ss. KNELL grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 6

Parrish flied out to rf. Carr grounded out to ss. Wright, T. flied out to

rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

SAYLOR struck out looking. VILLEZCAS singled to right field. CLOWARD

struck out looking. McNAUGHTON homered to left field, 2 RBI; VILLEZCAS

scored. CHAMBERS flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 7

Hernandez grounded out to 1b unassisted. Simon popped up to ss. Clarkson

singled to left center. Gutierrez homered down the lf line, 2 RBI;

Clarkson scored. Colbert popped up to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

TAYLOR struck out swinging. HIESTAND struck out swinging, out at first c

to 1b. NAKAYAMA flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 8

Ryal reached on an error by 3b, advanced to second on the throw, out at

second 1b to ss. Parrish struck out swinging. Carr singled to third base.

Wright, T. singled to left field; Carr advanced to second. Hernandez

singled to center field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; Wright, T.

advanced to third; Carr scored. BARRETT to p for TORGERSON. Simon flied

out to rf. 1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 9

KNELL singled to left field. SAYLOR flied into double play rf to ss;

KNELL out on the play. VILLEZCAS struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

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