No. 8 Beavers Win, 12-2

Casey Nelson hit a solo homer in the second inning vs. No. 8 Oregon State. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

DAVIS -- Casey Nelson's homerun wasn't enough to catch powerful No. 8 Oregon State as BYU dropped its seventh straight Thursday, 12-2.

After the Beavers, who improve to 4-3, scored an early two runs, Casey Nelson struck back for the Cougars in the top of the second. With two outs in the inning Nelson hit a solo home run to left off Beaver All-American Dallas Buck (2-0, 2.50) on a full count to pull the Cougars within one. The homer was his first of the season and the third for BYU.

The Cougars, who fall to 0-7, got starter Jesse Craig (0-3, 5.62) out of a major jam in the bottom of the second after the Beavers loaded up the bases with one out. After Craig gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases, Dan Vargas and Marcos Villezcas turned a perfect six-four-three double play to retire the Beavers and keep BYU within one.

With a runner on in the bottom of the third inning, Beaver catcher Mitch Canham took a two-two Craig offering over the right field wall to put OSU up 4-1 with no outs. The Cougars continued to struggle in the inning as the Beavers made it 6-1. Four runners scored despite Craig retiring two hitters on strikes.

Mitch Woolf relieved in the bottom of the fourth for his first appearance of the season and retired the side as the Cougars turned their second double play of the game, a three-six-three combo started by first baseman Ben Saylor.

The Beavers added two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on a couple of singles, a walk, and a wild pitch, putting OSU up 8-1

Leading off in the top of the sixth inning Kent Walton, who reached base twice on the afternoon, doubled down the left field line, only the Cougars' second hit of the game, and moved to third on a sacrifice grounder by Villezcas. After Jeff Hiestand was hit on the foot to get on base, Kasey Ko scored Walton on a sac fly to left cutting the Beavers' lead to 8-2.

In the seventh, for the second inning in a row, BYU got the lead-off runner on base as pinch-hitting Austin Carter poked a grounder through the right side before being retired on a Beaver five-four-three double play.

Anthony Bingham made his first appearance of the season for BYU in the seventh as the Cougar senior righty retired the Beavers in order for the first time all day as he got Geoff Wagner to strike out looking.

The bottom of the eighth saw the Beavers add their final four runs to make the score 12-2 OSU going into the ninth. In the bottom of that frame, freshman replacement catcher J.T. Musso led with a double off the center field wall for his first-ever collegiate hit.

The Cougars square off Friday morning against Washington State for their second game of the River City Classic at UC Davis in California.

Brigham Young vs #8 Oregon State

Feb 23, 2006 at Davis, Calif. (Dobbins)

Brigham Young 2 (0-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WALTON, Kent rf.......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

HIESTAND, Jeff lf........ 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

KO, Kasey dh............. 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2

SAYLOR, Ben 1b........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 11 1 1

JOHNSON, Chris 3b........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

CARTER, Austin ph....... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CROSBY, Blake 3b........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NELSON, Casey c.......... 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 0 0

MUSSO, J.T. c........... 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

VARGAS, Dan 2b........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

BARNES, Clayton ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

JOHNSON, Jason 2b....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CRAIG, Jesse p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

WOOLF, Mitch p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HIGHMARK, Christophe p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

WORTHAM, Jake p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 31 2 5 2 2 9 24 10 6

Oregon State 12 (4-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Gillespie, Cole lf....... 4 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 1

Santschi, Scott rf....... 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0

Barney, Darwin ss........ 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 2

Rowe, Bill 1b............ 4 1 2 2 0 1 11 1 0

Canham, Mitch c.......... 4 1 2 2 0 0 9 0 1

McCormick, Jake ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Ammon, Erik c........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McFeely, Shea 3b......... 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 0

Wagner, Geoff dh......... 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 2

Lissman, Mike ph/dh..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Kahalehoe, Koa cf........ 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0

Gipson, Ryan 2b.......... 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 0

Kunda, Chris 2b......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Buck, Dallas p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Koller, Jon p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Paterson, Joe p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 36 12 14 9 5 6 27 9 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 010 001 000 - 2 5 3

Oregon State........ 204 020 04X - 12 14 1

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E - WALTON(1); JOHNSON, C.(2); NELSON(2); McFeely(2). DP - BYU 2; OSU 1. LOB

- BYU 6; OSU 7. 2B - WALTON(5); MUSSO(1); Rowe 2(7). HR - NELSON(1);

Canham(1). HBP - HIESTAND; Rowe. SF - KO(1); Gipson(1). SB - Gillespie 2(5);

Wagner(1); Kahalehoe(1).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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CRAIG, Jesse........ 3.0 9 6 5 1 3 17 19 81

WOOLF, Mitch........ 2.0 2 2 2 2 0 6 9 35

HIGHMARK, Christophe 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 18

BINGHAM, Anthony.... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 15

WORTHAM, Jake....... 1.0 2 4 2 2 2 6 8 36

Oregon State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Buck, Dallas........ 7.0 4 2 2 2 8 23 27 98

Koller, Jon......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4 16

Paterson, Joe....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 10

Win - Buck (2-0). Loss - CRAIG (0-3). Save - None.

WP - WOOLF(1); WORTHAM(1). HBP - by CRAIG (Rowe); by Buck (HIESTAND).

Pitches/strikes: CRAIG 81/47; WOOLF 35/19; HIGHMARK 18/12; BINGHAM 15/9; WORTHAM

36/19; Buck 98/64; Koller 16/10; Paterson 10/9.

Umpires - HP: Kenneth Durham 1B: Gary Frieders 3B: Jeff Henrichs

Start: 2:06 Time: 2:49 Attendance: 206

Brigham Young vs #8 Oregon State - Play-by-Play

Feb 23, 2006 at Davis, Calif. (Dobbins)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 010 001 000 - 2 5 3

Oregon State........ 204 020 04X - 12 14 1

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Brigham Young starters: 9/rf WALTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 32/lf HIESTAND; 33/dh KO;

25/1b SAYLOR; 5/3b JOHNSON, C.; 8/c NELSON; 1/cf MOLINA; 13/2b VARGAS; 35/p

CRAIG;

Oregon State starters: 9/lf Gillespie; 23/rf Santschi; 10/ss Barney; 38/1b

Rowe; 11/c Canham; 29/3b McFeely; 37/dh Wagner; 22/cf Kahalehoe; 14/2b Gipson;

2/p Buck;

Brigham Young 1st - WALTON struck out looking (2-2). VILLEZCAS walked

(3-0). HIESTAND flied out to rf (1-2). KO struck out (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon State 1st - Gillespie singled through the left side (3-1).

Gillespie stole second. Santschi flied out to lf (3-1). Barney singled to

center field (1-2); Gillespie advanced to third. Rowe doubled to left field, 2

RBI (1-2); Barney scored; Gillespie scored. Canham singled to right field

(2-2); Rowe advanced to third. McFeely lined out to 3b (2-1). Wagner struck out

looking (3-2). 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - SAYLOR grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1). JOHNSON,

C. flied out to 1b (1-0). NELSON homered to left field, RBI (3-2). MOLINA

grounded out to 3b (1-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon State 2nd - Kahalehoe singled to left field (1-2). Gipson reached

on a fielder's choice (1-2); Kahalehoe out at second 2b to ss. Gillespie

singled to third base (1-2); Gipson advanced to second, advanced to third on a

throwing error by 3b. Gillespie stole second. Santschi walked (3-1). Barney

grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (2-2); Santschi out on the play. 0

runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - VARGAS grounded out to 3b (2-2). WALTON grounded out

to 3b (0-2). VILLEZCAS struck out looking (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Oregon State 3rd - Rowe hit by pitch (2-2). Canham homered to right

field, 2 RBI (2-1); Rowe scored. McFeely singled to left field (1-1). Wagner

singled to right center (0-0); McFeely advanced to third. Kahalehoe struck out

looking (1-2); Wagner stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c;

McFeely scored on the error. Gipson grounded out to p, RBI (1-1); Wagner

scored, unearned. Gillespie struck out (2-2). 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - HIESTAND walked (3-2). KO flied out to cf (3-2).

SAYLOR flied out to cf (0-0). JOHNSON, C. struck out looking (0-2). 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon State 4th - WOOLF to p for CRAIG. Santschi walked (3-2). Barney

flied out to cf (1-0). Rowe grounded into double play 1b to ss to 1b (1-2);

Santschi out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - NELSON struck out looking (0-2). MOLINA flied out to

rf (0-1). VARGAS struck out (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon State 5th - Canham grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1). McFeely

singled to center field (0-0). McFeely advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Wagner walked (3-2). Kahalehoe singled to left field, RBI (2-2); Wagner

advanced to third; McFeely scored. Gipson flied out to cf, SF, RBI (1-0);

Wagner scored. Kahalehoe stole second. Gillespie grounded out to ss (1-2). 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - WALTON doubled down the lf line (0-0). VILLEZCAS

grounded out to 2b (2-0); WALTON advanced to third. HIESTAND hit by pitch

(1-2). KO flied out to lf, SF, RBI (0-0); WALTON scored. SAYLOR struck out

(1-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon State 6th - HIGHMARK to p for WOOLF. Santschi grounded out to 1b

unassisted (3-2). Barney grounded out to 2b (0-2). Rowe doubled to right field

(1-2). Canham grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - CARTER pinch hit for JOHNSON, C.. CARTER singled to

right field (2-2). NELSON grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b (0-1);

CARTER out on the play. MOLINA singled to left field (0-1). BARNES pinch hit

for VARGAS. BARNES struck out looking (1-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Oregon State 7th - CROSBY to 3b for CARTER. JOHNSON, J. to 2b for

BARNES. BINGHAM to p for HIGHMARK. McFeely grounded out to ss (2-2). Wagner

struck out (3-2). Kahalehoe grounded out to ss (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - Koller to p for Buck. WALTON reached on a fielding

error by 3b, advanced to second (1-2). VILLEZCAS grounded out to ss (2-1);

WALTON no advance. HIESTAND struck out (1-2). KO grounded out to 2b (2-1). 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Oregon State 8th - WORTHAM to p for BINGHAM. MUSSO to c for NELSON.

Gipson singled to right field (1-2). Gillespie walked (3-2); Gipson advanced to

second. Santschi walked (3-1); Gillespie advanced to second; Gipson advanced to

third. Barney singled to left field, 2 RBI (1-1); Santschi advanced to second;

Gillespie scored; Gipson scored. Rowe struck out (2-2). McCormick pinch hit for

Canham. McCormick struck out (3-2). McFeely reached on a fielding error by rf,

advanced to second (1-2); Barney scored, unearned; Santschi scored, unearned.

Lissman pinch hit for Wagner. McFeely advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Lissman fouled out to 1b (1-0). 4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - Ammon to c for McCormick. Lissman to dh. Kunda to 2b

for Gipson. Paterson to p for Koller. SAYLOR grounded out to 1b unassisted

(0-0). CROSBY popped up to 1b (0-1). MUSSO doubled to center field (0-2).

MOLINA out at first 1b to p (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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