Saylor Homers Twice in Loss

Ben Saylor was a bright spot in BYU's 17-8 defeat as he was 3-for-4 from the plate with a double and two home runs. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Southern Utah brought a hitting barrage to Larry Miller Field, connecting on 21 hits en route to a 17-8 victory over BYU Wednesday afternoon.

Ben Saylor hit two home runs for the Cougars, who drop to 7-13 with the loss. The Thunderbirds improve to 10-6 with victory. The 17 runs were the most given up by BYU pitching at Miller Park since 2004.

SUU got off to an early start scoring four runs in the top of the first. The Thunderbirds got a big, two-run home run from Cameron Nelson.

The Cougars came back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first inning. Kent Walton laced an opposite-field RBI double and later scored on a Jeff Hiestand sacrifice fly. Ben Saylor blasted his second home run of the season, a solo shot to center field to cut the SUU lead to 4-3.

The balls kept flying out of the park for Southern Utah as it homered twice in the third frame to extend its lead to 7-4. BYU answered with a run of its own when Hiestand came up with a two-out single and showed hustle when he scored from third on a wild pitch.

SUU exploded in the top of the fourth inning. The Thunderbirds sent 11 batters to the plate, benefiting from seven hits and three errors by BYU to put seven runs on the board.

The fifth inning was the first frame that the Cougars managed to keep Southern Utah scoreless. Saylor nailed his second homer of the game in the bottom of the same inning to cut the lead to 13-6.

SUU added four more runs in the seventh and eighth innings, including its fourth home run of the game.

BYU continues its current home stand when it welcomes Northern Colorado for three games beginning Thursday at 7 p.m.

Southern Utah at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar. 22,2006 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Southern Utah 17 (10-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Marshall 3b.............. 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4

Sanford 3b.............. 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Dimick ss................ 5 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0

Swenson ph/2b........... 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0

Sotelo cf................ 5 2 2 2 1 3 3 0 1

Hahl cf................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Burgess rf............... 5 2 4 3 0 0 3 0 0

Jensen ph/lf............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Oliverson dh............. 4 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 1

Wright ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nelson c................. 6 2 3 4 0 2 9 3 0

Wilson, C. 1b............ 5 1 2 1 0 1 10 0 0

Romney lf/rf............. 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0

Zablan 2b/ss............. 3 2 3 0 1 0 1 3 0

Job p.................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Noyes p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Wittwer p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 47 17 21 15 3 13 27 9 7

Brigham Young Univ. 8 (7-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CARTER, Austin dh........ 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1

WORTHAM, Jake ph........ 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

WALTON, Kent lf.......... 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 4

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 4 2 2 1 0 1 6 2 0

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 4 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0

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

CROSBY, Blake 3b......... 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 2

NELSON, Casey c.......... 3 1 0 0 1 2 13 1 0

BANKS, Stetson 2b........ 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0

BARNES, Clayton ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

JENSEN, Matt p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HIGHMARK, Chris p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PLATT, James p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BINGHAM, Anthony p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 36 8 10 6 7 11 27 13 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah....... 412 600 130 - 17 21 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 301 110 002 - 8 10 5

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E - Nelson; VILLEZCAS; HIESTAND; SAYLOR; MOLINA; JENSEN. LOB - SUU 7; BYU

Cougars 10. 2B - Dimick; Burgess 3; Nelson; Zablan; WALTON; SAYLOR; CROSBY.

HR - Swenson(2); Burgess(2); Nelson(1); Wilson, C.(1); SAYLOR 2(3). HBP -

Zablan; NELSON. SF - HIESTAND. SB - WALTON; BANKS. CS - Burgess.

Southern Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Job................. 5.0 6 6 5 5 6 20 27

Noyes............... 2.1 1 0 0 2 4 8 10

Wittwer............. 1.2 3 2 2 0 1 8 8

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

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JENSEN, Matt........ 2.2 7 7 7 1 4 15 16

HIGHMARK, Chris..... 0.1 5 4 3 0 1 6 6

PLATT, James........ 3.0 4 2 1 2 4 13 15

BINGHAM, Anthony.... 3.0 5 4 1 0 4 13 14

Win - Job (1-0). Loss - JENSEN (0-3). Save - None.

WP - Job 3; Wittwer. HBP - by Job (NELSON); by BINGHAM (Zablan). BK - Noyes.

Umpires - HP: Blyden Loutensock 1B: Jon Clark 3B: Terry Balser

Start: 3:04 pm Time: 3:18 Attendance: 613

Game notes:

Game was originally scheduled for yesterday evening, but delayed due to

a wet field.

HIGHMARK faced 5 batters in the 4th.

Southern Utah at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Mar. 22,2006 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah....... 412 600 130 - 17 21 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 301 110 002 - 8 10 5

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Southern Utah starters: 4/3b Marshall; 7/ss Dimick; 32/cf Sotelo; 20/rf Burgess;

10/dh Oliverson; 18/c Nelson; 28/1b Wilson, C.; 9/lf Romney; 21/2b Zablan; 14/p Job;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 6/dh CARTER; 9/lf WALTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 32/1b

HIESTAND; 25/rf SAYLOR; 1/cf MOLINA; 30/3b CROSBY; 8/c NELSON; 3/2b BANKS; 21/p

JENSEN;

Southern Utah 1st - Marshall grounded out to 2b. Dimick singled to center

field. Dimick advanced to second on a throwing error by p. Sotelo walked. Burgess

doubled to right field, RBI; Sotelo advanced to third; Dimick scored. Oliverson

grounded out to ss, RBI; Burgess advanced to third; Sotelo scored. Nelson homered to

center field, 2 RBI; Burgess scored. Wilson, C. lined out to 1b. 4 runs, 3 hits,

1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - CARTER walked. WALTON doubled to right center, RBI;

CARTER scored. VILLEZCAS flied out to cf; WALTON advanced to third. HIESTAND flied

out to lf, SF, RBI; WALTON scored. SAYLOR homered to center field, RBI. MOLINA

struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah 2nd - Romney grounded out to 3b. Zablan doubled down the rf

line. Marshall struck out swinging. Dimick doubled to left field, RBI; Zablan

scored. Sotelo struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - CROSBY grounded out to 3b. NELSON grounded out to

2b. BANKS singled up the middle. BANKS stole second. CARTER struck out swinging.

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah 3rd - Burgess homered to left field, RBI. Oliverson struck out

looking. Nelson struck out swinging. Wilson, C. homered to center field, RBI.

HIGHMARK to p for JENSEN. Romney struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WALTON grounded out to ss. VILLEZCAS grounded out

to 2b. HIESTAND singled up the middle. SAYLOR walked; HIESTAND advanced to second.

MOLINA singled to third base; SAYLOR advanced to second; HIESTAND advanced to third.

MOLINA advanced to second; SAYLOR advanced to third; HIESTAND scored on a wild

pitch. CROSBY flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah 4th - Zablan singled up the middle. Marshall singled up the

middle; Zablan advanced to second. Dimick singled to right field, advanced to

second; Marshall advanced to third; Zablan scored, scored on a throwing error by rf.

Sotelo singled, advanced to second on a fielding error by cf, 2 RBI; Dimick scored,

unearned; Marshall scored. Burgess doubled to center field, RBI; Sotelo scored.

PLATT to p for HIGHMARK. Oliverson walked. Oliverson advanced to second; Burgess out

at second c to 3b to 1b to p to ss, caught stealing. Nelson doubled to right center,

RBI; Oliverson scored. Wilson, C. struck out looking. Romney reached on a fielding

error by 1b; Nelson scored, unearned. Zablan singled up the middle; Romney advanced

to second. Marshall reached on a fielder's choice; Zablan out at second ss to 2b.

6 runs, 7 hits, 3 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - NELSON hit by pitch. NELSON advanced to second on a

wild pitch. BANKS struck out swinging. CARTER struck out swinging. NELSON advanced

to third on a wild pitch, scored on a throwing error by c, unearned. WALTON walked.

WALTON stole second. VILLEZCAS struck out swinging. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Southern Utah 5th - Dimick flied out to cf. Sotelo struck out swinging.

Burgess doubled down the lf line. Oliverson struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - HIESTAND struck out swinging. SAYLOR homered to

left field, RBI. MOLINA walked. CROSBY grounded out to c; MOLINA advanced to second.

NELSON walked. BARNES pinch hit for BANKS. BARNES flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah 6th - JOHNSON, J. to 2b for BARNES. Nelson flied out to cf.

Wilson, C. singled through the left side. Romney struck out swinging. Zablan walked;

Wilson, C. advanced to second. Marshall reached on a fielder's choice; Zablan out at

second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - Noyes to p for Job. WORTHAM pinch hit for CARTER.

WORTHAM struck out swinging. WALTON struck out swinging. VILLEZCAS flied out to cf.

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

Southern Utah 7th - BINGHAM to p for PLATT. Dimick singled to left center.

Sotelo singled to left field; Dimick advanced to second. Burgess lined out to 3b.

Oliverson struck out looking. Nelson singled to left field, RBI; Sotelo advanced to

second; Dimick scored. Sotelo out at second p to 2b, picked off. 1 run, 3 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - Sanford to 3b for Marshall. HIESTAND flied out to

rf. SAYLOR struck out looking. MOLINA grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah 8th - Wilson, C. grounded out to 2b. Romney singled to left

field. Zablan hit by pitch; Romney advanced to second. Sanford reached on a

fielder's choice, RBI; Zablan out at second 1b to ss; Romney scored on a throwing

error by ss, unearned. Swenson pinch hit for Dimick. Swenson homered to center

field, 2 RBI, unearned; Sanford scored, unearned. Sotelo struck out looking. 3

runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - Swenson to 2b. Zablan to ss. Hahl to cf for Sotelo.

CROSBY doubled to left field. CROSBY advanced to third on a balk. NELSON struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. JOHNSON, J. walked. WORTHAM walked; JOHNSON, J.

advanced to second. Wittwer to p for Noyes. WALTON popped up to ss. VILLEZCAS flied

out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Southern Utah 9th - Jensen pinch hit for Burgess. Jensen struck out looking.

Wright pinch hit for Oliverson. Wright grounded out to 2b. Nelson struck out

looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Jensen to lf. Romney to rf. HIESTAND singled to

right field. SAYLOR doubled to right field; HIESTAND advanced to third. MOLINA

grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI; SAYLOR advanced to third; HIESTAND scored.

CROSBY singled to right field, RBI; SAYLOR scored. CROSBY advanced to second on a

wild pitch. NELSON struck out swinging. JOHNSON, J. grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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