Parker, Ko Break 5-game Streak

Kasey Ko and Steve Parker both banged three-run homers to defeat Gonzaga. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Spokane, Wash. (March 1, 2008)--A pair of three-run homers Saturday by Steve Parker and Kasey Ko lifted BYU to a 13-8 victory over Gonzaga.

The victory broke a five-game losing streak and improved BYU's record to a 2-5 mark, while Gonzaga is now 3-5.

Parker put BYU ahead, 9-8 with a three-run blast off former BYU pitcher Chris Highmark. It was Parker's second dinger of the day, having hit a solo shot on the heels of teammate Dan Vargas who also homered in the four-run third.

Kent Walton and Vargas each produced RBI on demand with sac-flies in the sixth and ninth innings, respectively. Walton extended his current hitting streak to 14 games with an RBI single in the eighth.

The Cougars briefly led 4-3 in the third, but were behind 3-0, 8-4 and 8-5 before taking the lead for good.

BYU, now 2-5, readies for a pair of early week games at the University of Pacific before beginning play at Sacramento State Tournament later in the week in California.

BYU COUGARS at Gongzaga Bulldogs

Mar 01, 2008 at Spokane, Wash. (Patterson Complex)

BYU COUGARS 13 (2-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 6 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 0

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 4 0

WALTON, Kent cf.......... 4 2 1 2 0 0 3 0 1

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 4 3 3 4 2 1 1 4 1

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 2 2 3 3 0 15 0 0

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 4 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 0

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

RELF, Brandon dh......... 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 6

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

AMERSON, Sean p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

WARD, Michael p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

MILLER, Jared p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TORGERSON, Blake p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 37 13 15 13 9 5 27 16 11

Gongzaga Bulldogs 9 (3-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS 2b................. 5 1 3 2 0 0 6 3 1

CHATWOOD ss.............. 5 0 3 5 0 0 1 2 0

VAN WINKLE dh............ 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5

WIEGAND 1b............... 5 1 2 0 0 1 9 1 0

McKIMMY rf............... 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2

NICHOLAS lf.............. 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

BLANK lf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WAYT ph/lf.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

WINSTON 3b............... 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 0

KVEDER c................. 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 1 0

HEID cf.................. 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2

CASTELLITTO ph.......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

RHODES pr/cf............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PROSZEK p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ADKINS, J. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

HIGHMARK p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BERG p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 44 9 17 8 2 3 27 11 12

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU COUGARS......... 004 001 044 - 13 15 2

Gongzaga Bulldogs... 031 040 001 - 9 17 1

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E - VARGAS 2(5); BERG(1). DP - BY 2. LOB - BY 11; Gonzaga 12. 2B -

MCNAUGHTON(2); VARGAS(2); KO(3); AYOSO(2); WIEGAND(3). 3B - CHATWOOD(1). HR

- VARGAS(1); PARKER 2(3); KO(1). HBP - WALTON; WELLS. SH - CLUFF 2(2). SF -

VARGAS(1); WALTON(1); CHATWOOD(2). SB - WALTON(3); PARKER 2(2); CLUFF(4);

RHODES(2).

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AMERSON, Sean....... 4.2 11 8 4 1 1 26 28

WARD, Michael....... 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 6 6

MILLER, Jared....... 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

TORGERSON, Blake.... 2.0 4 1 1 1 2 9 11

Gongzaga Bulldogs IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PROSZEK............. 3.0 5 4 4 3 2 13 17

ADKINS, J........... 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 6 9

HIGHMARK............ 2.1 6 5 5 2 1 12 15

BERG................ 1.2 3 4 3 2 1 6 10

Win - MILLER (1-0). Loss - HIGHMARK (0-1). Save - TORGERSON (1).

HBP - by AMERSON (WELLS); by BERG (WALTON). BK - AMERSON(1); BERG(1).

Umpires - HP: Jim Paronto 1B: Matt Stellges 3B: Mik Hendrickson

Start: 11 a.m. Time: 3:17 Attendance: 401

BYU COUGARS starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON; 5/3b PARKER;

22/1b KO; 8/rf CLUFF; 11/c AYOSO; 4/dh RELF; 6/2b LAW; 25/p AMERSON;

Gongzaga Bulldogs starters: 5/2b WELLS; 6/ss CHATWOOD; 20/dh VAN WINKLE; 31/1b

WIEGAND; 10/rf McKIMMY; 33/lf NICHOLAS; 4/3b WINSTON; 11/c KVEDER; 16/cf HEID;

46/p PROSZEK;

BYU COUGARS 1st - MCNAUGHTON struck out swinging, grounded out to c

unassisted. VARGAS popped up to 1b, bunt. WALTON flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gongzaga Bulldogs 1st - WELLS singled to left field. CHATWOOD grounded

into double play 2b to ss to 1b; WELLS out on the play. VAN WINKLE singled

through the left side. WIEGAND singled through the right side; VAN WINKLE

advanced to second. McKIMMY grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU COUGARS 2nd - PARKER walked. PARKER stole second. KO walked. CLUFF

out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; KO advanced to second; PARKER advanced to

third. AYOSO lined out to 1b. RELF walked. LAW flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Gongzaga Bulldogs 2nd - NICHOLAS grounded out to 3b. WINSTON singled to

center field. KVEDER singled through the right side; WINSTON advanced to

second. HEID flied out to lf. WELLS hit by pitch; KVEDER advanced to second;

WINSTON advanced to third. CHATWOOD tripled to right field, 3 RBI; WELLS

scored; KVEDER scored; WINSTON scored. VAN WINKLE grounded out to 3b. 3

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 3rd - MCNAUGHTON grounded out to 2b. VARGAS homered to left

field, RBI. WALTON flied out to cf. PARKER homered to left field, RBI. KO

doubled to right field. CLUFF singled to shortstop; KO advanced to third. AYOSO

doubled to right field, 2 RBI; CLUFF scored; KO scored. RELF struck out

swinging. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Gongzaga Bulldogs 3rd - WIEGAND doubled to center field. McKIMMY

grounded out to 3b. NICHOLAS grounded out to ss. WINSTON walked. KVEDER singled

to left field, RBI; WINSTON advanced to second; WIEGAND scored. KVEDER advanced

to second on a balk; WINSTON advanced to third. HEID struck out swinging. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 4th - ADKINS, J. to p for PROSZEK. LAW grounded out to 1b

unassisted. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to ss. VARGAS walked. WALTON grounded out

to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Gongzaga Bulldogs 4th - WELLS grounded out to p. CHATWOOD grounded out

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

BYU COUGARS 5th - PARKER singled up the middle. KO walked; PARKER stole

second. CLUFF out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; KO advanced to second; PARKER

advanced to third. AYOSO popped up to 2b. RELF struck out looking. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Gongzaga Bulldogs 5th - WIEGAND reached on a fielding error by ss.

McKIMMY singled through the left side; WIEGAND advanced to second. NICHOLAS

singled to third base, bunt; McKIMMY advanced to second; WIEGAND advanced to

third. WINSTON reached on a fielder's choice; NICHOLAS advanced to second;

McKIMMY out on double play 3b to c; WIEGAND out on the play. KVEDER reached on

a fielder's choice; WINSTON advanced to second; NICHOLAS advanced to third.

HEID reached on a fielding error by ss; KVEDER advanced to second; WINSTON

advanced to third; NICHOLAS scored, unearned. WELLS singled up the middle, 2

RBI; HEID advanced to second; KVEDER scored, unearned; WINSTON scored,

unearned. WARD to p for AMERSON. CHATWOOD singled up the middle, RBI; WELLS

advanced to second; HEID scored, unearned. VAN WINKLE grounded out to p. 4

runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 6th - HIGHMARK to p for ADKINS, J.. LAW grounded out to 3b.

MCNAUGHTON doubled to center field. VARGAS doubled to left field; MCNAUGHTON

advanced to third. WALTON flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; VARGAS advanced to third;

MCNAUGHTON scored. PARKER struck out swinging, grounded out to c unassisted.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Gongzaga Bulldogs 6th - WIEGAND grounded out to p. McKIMMY flied out to

lf. NICHOLAS flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 7th - BLANK to lf for NICHOLAS. KO grounded out to 2b. CLUFF

grounded out to p. AYOSO singled through the left side. RELF reached on a

fielder's choice; AYOSO out at second 3b to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Gongzaga Bulldogs 7th - WINSTON grounded out to p. MILLER to p for WARD.

KVEDER grounded out to ss. CASTELLITTO pinch hit for HEID. CASTELLITTO singled

to second base. RHODES pinch ran for CASTELLITTO. RHODES stole second. WELLS

grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 8th - RHODES to cf. LAW walked. MCNAUGHTON singled to

shortstop; LAW advanced to second. VARGAS flied out to lf. WALTON singled

through the left side, RBI; MCNAUGHTON advanced to second; LAW scored. PARKER

homered to left field, 3 RBI; WALTON scored; MCNAUGHTON scored. KO walked. BERG

to p for HIGHMARK. CLUFF reached on a fielder's choice; KO out at second 2b to

ss. CLUFF stole second. AYOSO walked. RELF struck out swinging. 4 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Gongzaga Bulldogs 8th - TORGERSON to p for MILLER. MUSSO to c for AYOSO.

CHATWOOD singled to second base. VAN WINKLE walked; CHATWOOD advanced to

second. WIEGAND struck out swinging. McKIMMY struck out swinging. WAYT pinch

hit for BLANK. WAYT flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 9th - WAYT to lf. LAW singled to second base. MCNAUGHTON

singled through the left side; LAW advanced to second. LAW out at second c to

2b, picked off. MCNAUGHTON advanced to third on a throwing error by p. VARGAS

flied out to lf, SAC, RBI; MCNAUGHTON scored, unearned. WALTON hit by pitch.

WALTON stole second. PARKER walked. PARKER advanced to second on a balk; WALTON

advanced to third. KO homered to left field, 3 RBI; PARKER scored; WALTON

scored. CLUFF popped up to 2b. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Gongzaga Bulldogs 9th - WINSTON singled to right field. KVEDER singled

to right field; WINSTON advanced to second. RHODES flied out to cf. WELLS

singled through the left side; KVEDER advanced to second; WINSTON advanced to

third. CHATWOOD flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; KVEDER advanced to third; WINSTON

scored. VAN WINKLE grounded out to p. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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