Red Cougars Sweep Blue Cougars

Thomas Bills had a pair of RBI in BYU's second loss against Washington State.

PROVO -- For the second night in a row, Washington State beat BYU on Wednesday night with a 12-5 victory.

With the loss, the BYU Cougars fall to 19-31 on the season, while the Cougars of Washington State improved to 26-20. After a rain delay of an hour, BYU committed five errors on the evening and WSU had one defensive blunder.

"With the rain delay, it was tough for our guys to stay focused on the task at hand," BYU coach Vance Law said. "We just didn't compete real well in those first three innings. There are a few areas that we came up short in today, but I feel we can make the change right now for the remainder of the season."

Lead-off hitter Sean McNaughton was the only BYU player to have more than one hit in the game. McNaughton went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Starting first baseman, Thomas Bills, also had a notable performance as he knocked in two runners for the home team.

The bats and runs were coming early for BYU and Washington State as 14 runs were scored between the two schools in the first three innings. The visiting school was up 10-4 after the third frame was complete.

Washington State sent eight batters to the plate in the top half of the first innings. With those eight batters, the Washington State Cougars were able to generate five runs. BYU made three errors in top of the first frame that helped the visitors jump out to a 5-0 lead.

Kasey Ko, Jonathan Cluff and Bills all helped the BYU Cougars put together some offense of their own in the bottom of the first. Ko hit an RBI grounder through the right side of the infield, Cluff hit a groundout RBI to the second baseman and Bills helped push a run across the plate with a single to right center. When the first inning came to a close, WSU had the lead 5-3.

The Washington State Cougars were able to keep their bats going early as the home squad was not able to do the same. In the second inning, WSU scored three more runs, while BYU only produced one in response and then in the third inning the visitors recorded two additional runs.

WSU's offensive production was led by senior first baseman Jim Murphy who hit a two-run home run in the second inning over the left-centerfield fence. This was Murphy's second home run in his team's two-day series with BYU and his 11th and 12th round trippers this season.

After the first three frames were complete, Washington State had a commanding 10-4 lead that would never be relinquished.

BYU would tack on one more run in the bottom of the eighth inning. The BYU Cougars fifth run came as Bills hit his second RBI of the game. Bills hit in Kent Walton from third base with a ground out. Walton reached base in the inning with a triple to the rightfield wall.

WSU scored one run in each the seventh and eighth innings which eventually led to the final of 12-5.

The BYU Cougars will next be in action on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Mountain West Conference foe San Diego State at Larry H. Miller Field, when junior Jordan Muir takes the mound.

Washington St. at Brigham Young Univ.

May 07, 2008 at Provo,Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Washington St. 12 (26-20)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Coulter, T. dh........... 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Desmarais, J ph......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gran, P. 3b.............. 4 2 1 2 1 1 0 3 1

Murphy, J. 1b............ 3 1 1 2 1 1 6 0 0

Peterson, R. ph/1b...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Prince, J. cf............ 4 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

Kuykendall ph/cf........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Lagreid, G. c............ 3 2 2 0 1 0 6 0 0

Burg, A. rf.............. 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

Fanelli, M. rf.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Suttmeier, S lf.......... 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0

Reynolds, S. lf......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Weber, M. 2b............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

Vucinich, S. ss.......... 4 2 3 1 0 1 1 4 0

Argyropoulos p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lambert, C. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Tribbett, T. p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Humes, R. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 12 9 7 3 5 27 9 4

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (19-31)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

RELF, Brandon ss........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 0

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1

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

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2

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

BILLS, Thomas 1b......... 4 0 1 2 0 1 9 2 1

NACAPOY, Chad c.......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2

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

HERMOSILLO, Kiko 2b..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

WELCH, Daniel p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LEACH, J.C. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

SLOAN, Kevin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 5 7 5 3 5 27 16 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Washington St....... 532 000 110 - 12 9 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 310 000 010 - 5 7 5

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E - Weber, M.(4); VARGAS 3(24); RELF(10); HERMOSILLO(2). LOB - WSU 4; BYU

Cougars 6. 2B - Vucinich, S. 2(16); MCNAUGHTON(18); RELF(9); LAW(2). 3B -

WALTON(7). HR - Murphy, J.(12). HBP - Lagreid, G.; Suttmeier, S. SH -

Coulter, T.(3). SF - Suttmeier, S(1); MCNAUGHTON(3). SB - Coulter, T. 2(10).

CS - Vucinich, S.(3).

Washington St. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Argyropoulos........ 1.2 4 4 2 3 1 9 13

Lambert, C.......... 5.2 2 0 0 0 3 19 19

Tribbett, T......... 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 3 3

Humes, R............ 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

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

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WELCH, Daniel....... 2.0 4 10 4 3 0 10 16

LEACH, J.C.......... 5.0 3 1 0 0 4 18 19

SLOAN, Kevin........ 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 8 8

Win - Lambert, C. (1-0). Loss - WELCH (0-2). Save - None.

WP - Argyropoulos(3); WELCH 3(9). HBP - by WELCH (Lagreid, G.); by WELCH

(Suttmeier, S). PB - NACAPOY(1).

Umpires - HP: Bradley Hungerford 1B: Lew Carleton 3B: Blake Jensen

Start: 8:05 pm Time: 2:45 Attendance: 141

WELCH faced 2 batters in the 3rd.

Washington St. starters: 1/dh Coulter, T.; 13/3b Gran, P.; 44/1b Murphy, J.;

18/cf Prince, J.; 45/c Lagreid, G.; 8/rf Burg, A.; 3/lf Suttmeier, S; 10/2b

Weber, M.; 12/ss Vucinich, S.; 23/p Argyropoulos;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 5/3b PARKER;

22/dh KO; 8/rf CLUFF; 9/cf WALTON; 30/1b BILLS; 50/c NACAPOY; 6/2b LAW; 14/p

WELCH;

Washington St. 1st - Coulter, T. reached on a fielding error by ss.

Coulter, T. stole second. Gran, P. singled up the middle, RBI; Coulter, T.

scored, unearned. Murphy, J. walked; Gran, P. advanced to second. Prince, J.

reached on a throwing error by ss, advanced to second; Murphy, J. out at second

2b to ss; Gran, P. scored, unearned. Lagreid, G. walked. Burg, A. reached on a

fielding error by ss; Lagreid, G. advanced to second; Prince, J. advanced to

third. Suttmeier, S grounded out to 2b, RBI; Burg, A. advanced to second;

Lagreid, G. advanced to third; Prince, J. scored, unearned. Burg, A. advanced

to third; Lagreid, G. scored on a wild pitch, unearned. Burg, A. scored on a

wild pitch, unearned. Weber, M. flied out to lf. 5 runs, 1 hit, 3 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - MCNAUGHTON doubled to right center. VARGAS

struck out swinging. PARKER walked. KO reached on a fielding error by 2b,

advanced to second, RBI; PARKER advanced to third; MCNAUGHTON scored. CLUFF

grounded out to ss, RBI; KO advanced to third; PARKER scored, unearned. WALTON

walked. BILLS singled to right center, RBI; WALTON advanced to third; KO

scored, unearned. NACAPOY flied out to cf. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Washington St. 2nd - RELF to ss for VARGAS. Vucinich, S. doubled to

center field. Coulter, T. out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Vucinich, S.

advanced to third. Gran, P. walked. Gran, P. advanced to second; Vucinich, S.

scored on a wild pitch. Gran, P. advanced to third on a passed ball. Murphy, J.

homered to left center, 2 RBI; Gran, P. scored. Prince, J. grounded out to ss.

Lagreid, G. hit by pitch. Lagreid, G. out at first c to 1b, picked off. 3

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - LAW doubled to left center. LAW advanced to

third on a wild pitch. MCNAUGHTON flied out to cf, SF, RBI; LAW scored. RELF

doubled to right center. PARKER flied out to cf; RELF advanced to third. KO

walked. Lambert, C. to p for Argyropoulos. CLUFF fouled out to c. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington St. 3rd - Burg, A. singled to right field. Suttmeier, S hit

by pitch; Burg, A. advanced to second. LEACH to p for WELCH. Weber, M. struck

out swinging. Vucinich, S. singled to right field, RBI; Suttmeier, S advanced

to third; Burg, A. scored. Vucinich, S. out at second c to ss, caught stealing.

Coulter, T. reached on a fielding error by ss; Suttmeier, S scored, unearned.

Coulter, T. stole second. Gran, P. flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WALTON grounded out to p, bunt. BILLS struck

out swinging. NACAPOY grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Washington St. 4th - Murphy, J. flied out to cf. Prince, J. grounded out

to ss. Lagreid, G. singled to left field. Burg, A. reached on a fielder's

choice; Lagreid, G. out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - LAW struck out swinging. MCNAUGHTON singled to

right field. RELF flied out to cf. PARKER struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington St. 5th - Suttmeier, S flied out to rf. Weber, M. out at

first 1b to p. Vucinich, S. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - KO singled to right center. CLUFF flied out to

rf. WALTON flied out to lf. BILLS flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Washington St. 6th - Coulter, T. grounded out to 2b. Gran, P. struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. Murphy, J. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - NACAPOY lined out to 2b. LAW grounded out to

3b. MCNAUGHTON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington St. 7th - HERMOSILLO to 2b for LAW. Prince, J. flied out to

cf. Lagreid, G. singled to center field. Burg, A. reached on a fielding error

by 2b; Lagreid, G. advanced to third. Suttmeier, S flied out to lf, SF, RBI;

Lagreid, G. scored, unearned. Weber, M. grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - RELF grounded out to 2b. PARKER grounded out

to ss. KO flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington St. 8th - SLOAN to p for LEACH. Vucinich, S. doubled to left

center. Desmarais, J pinch hit for Coulter, T.. Desmarais, J singled to right

field; Vucinich, S. advanced to third. Gran, P. reached on a fielder's choice,

RBI; Desmarais, J out at second 3b to 2b; Vucinich, S. scored. Peterson, R.

pinch hit for Murphy, J.. Peterson, R. reached on a fielder's choice; Gran, P.

out at second 2b to ss. Kuykendall pinch hit for Prince, J.. Kuykendall popped

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

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - Peterson, R. to 1b. Kuykendall to cf. Fanelli,

M. to rf for Burg, A.. Reynolds, S. to lf for Suttmeier, S. CLUFF popped up to

ss. Tribbett, T. to p for Lambert, C.. WALTON tripled to right field. BILLS

grounded out to 3b, RBI; WALTON scored. NACAPOY grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington St. 9th - Lagreid, G. grounded out to 2b. Fanelli, M.

grounded out to 2b. Reynolds, S. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Humes, R. to p for Tribbett, T.. HERMOSILLO

struck out looking. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to ss. RELF flied out to rf. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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