Seven Run Sixth Assures Highlander Victory | The Official Site of BYU Athletics

Seven Run Sixth Assures Highlander Victory

RIVERSIDE -- A seven-run sixth inning sealed the fate of the Cougars in an 8-1 loss to UC Riverside on Thursday.

BYU (2-7) sent reining Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week Patrick Wells (1-2) to the mound against the Highlanders (2-7). In his second loss of the season, Wells allowed all eight runs in five and one-third innings, striking out one.

Junior AJ Shappi pitched a complete game for his first victory, scattering six hits. Shappi struck out 11 Cougars while allowing only one run in the first inning.

Leadoff hitter Ranger Wiens scored the first run of the game for the Cougars after reaching third on a triple. He scored on a RBI single by Brandon Taylor.

A solo home run by Nick Salotti in the second tied the game at one. The home run is Salotti's team leading third of the year.

The score remained tied into the bottom of the sixth inning when the Highlanders scored seven runs, taking an 8-1 lead. Salotti knocked in his second run with an RBI double. Jason Collete hit an RBI single in the game, and Salotti, Matt Cunningham and Tony Festa all scored in the inning. Matt Lawson cleared the bases with a three-run triple.

The same two teams play again at 3 p.m. (PST) on Friday in game two of the three-game series. The series will be wrapped up on Saturday at 1 p.m. (PST). None of the games are available for live states or web casts.

BYU at UC Riverside

Feb 12, 2004 at Riverside, CA (Sports Complex)

BYU 1 (2-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

WIENS, Ranger dh......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0

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

ITRI, Rob 3b............. 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1

KNELL, Kory lf........... 3 0 1 0 1 1 5 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 8 1 0

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

VEST, Wade 2b............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

HALES, Brad ph/2b....... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WELLS, Patrick p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

HEID, Tyler p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 1 6 1 1 11 24 7 5

UC Riverside 8 (2-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

Bigler cf................ 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

Cunningham lf............ 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0

Festa 3b................. 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2

Salotti c................ 3 2 2 2 1 0 11 1 0

Collette 1b.............. 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 0

Steinmeyer ss............ 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 2 1

Grant rf................. 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

Powis 2b................. 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0

Lawson dh................ 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

Hernandez ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Shappi p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 34 8 11 8 2 1 27 8 4

Score by Innings R H E

-------------------------------------------

BYU................. 100 000 000 - 1 6 0

UC Riverside........ 010 007 00X - 8 11 1

-------------------------------------------

E - Grant(2). DP - UCR 1. LOB - BYU 5; UCR 4. 2B - Salotti(4). 3B -

Lawson(1). HR - Salotti(3). CS - LAW(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

-----------------------------------------------

WELLS, Patrick...... 5.1 10 8 8 2 1 25 27

BARRETT, Joshua..... 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 6 6

HEID, Tyler......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

UC Riverside IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

-----------------------------------------------

Shappi.............. 9.0 6 1 0 1 11 32 33

Win - Shappi (1-0). Loss - WELLS (1-2). Save - None.

WP - BARRETT(1); Shappi(2). PB - Salotti(2).

Umpires - HP: Dave Diaz 1B: Scott Daniel 3B: Dave Gimby

Start: 3:00 pm Time: 2:20 Attendance: 238

Play-by-Play

BYU at UC Riverside - Play-by-Play

Feb 12, 2004 at Riverside, CA (Sports Complex)

Score by Innings R H E

-------------------------------------------

BYU................. 100 000 000 - 1 6 0

UC Riverside........ 010 007 00X - 8 11 1

-------------------------------------------

BYU starters: 8/dh WIENS; 3/ss TAYLOR; 25/rf SAYLOR; 21/3b ITRI; 12/lf

KNELL; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 1/1b LAW; 9/c CLOWARD; 5/2b VEST; 4/p WELLS;

UC Riverside starters: 1/cf Bigler; 44/lf Cunningham; 9/3b Festa; 33/c

Salotti; 24/1b Collette; 20/ss Steinmeyer; 10/rf Grant; 11/2b Powis;

28/dh Lawson; 35/p Shappi;

BYU - inning 1

WIENS tripled to right field. TAYLOR reached on an error by shortstop, RBI;

WIENS scored, unearned. SAYLOR singled to center field;

TAYLOR advanced to second. SAYLOR advanced to second on a passed ball;

TAYLOR advanced to third on a passed ball. ITRI lined out to 2b. KNELL

struck out. CHAMBERS struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 1

Bigler struck out. Cunningham popped up to lf. Festa flied out to rf. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

LAW singled to left field. CLOWARD struck out looking. VEST struck out.

LAW out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 2

Salotti homered to right field, RBI. Collette flied out to rf. Steinmeyer

fouled out to 1b. Grant fouled out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

WIENS grounded out to 2b. TAYLOR singled up the middle. SAYLOR flied out

to lf. ITRI grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 3

Powis flied out to rf. Lawson flied out to lf. Bigler singled to left

field. Cunningham singled to left field; Bigler advanced to second. Festa

grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 4

KNELL singled to second base. KNELL advanced to second on a wild pitch.

CHAMBERS struck out. LAW struck out. CLOWARD popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 4

Salotti walked. Collette singled to third base; Salotti out on the play,

advanced to second, out at third 1b to 3b. Steinmeyer popped up to 2b.

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

BYU - inning 5

VEST flied out to rf. WIENS struck out. TAYLOR struck out looking. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 5

Powis popped up to 3b. Lawson flied out to lf. Bigler grounded out to p.

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

BYU - inning 6

SAYLOR grounded out to 2b. ITRI flied out to lf. KNELL lined out to lf. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 6

Cunningham singled up the middle. Festa walked; Cunningham advanced to

second. Salotti doubled to left field, RBI; Festa advanced to third;

Cunningham scored. Collette singled through the left side, RBI; Salotti

advanced to third; Festa scored. Steinmeyer singled to right center, RBI;

Collette advanced to second; Salotti scored. Grant singled to left field;

Steinmeyer advanced to second; Collette advanced to third. Powis reached

on a fielder's choice; Grant advanced to second; Steinmeyer advanced to

third; Collette out on the play, out at home 3b to c. Lawson tripled, 3

RBI; Powis scored; Grant scored; Steinmeyer scored. BARRETT to p for

WELLS. Bigler grounded out to ss, RBI; Lawson scored. Cunningham grounded

out to ss. 7 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

CHAMBERS struck out. LAW flied out to lf. CLOWARD grounded out to p. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 7

Festa singled to right field. Festa advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Salotti grounded out to 3b. Collette grounded out to 1b unassisted; Festa

advanced to third. Steinmeyer popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU - inning 8

HALES pinch hit for VEST. HALES singled to right center. WIENS reached on

a fielder's choice; HALES out on the play, out at second p to ss. TAYLOR

grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; WIENS out on the play. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 8

HALES to 2b. HEID to p for BARRETT. Grant flied out to lf. Powis flied

out to lf. Hernandez pinch hit for Lawson. Hernandez popped up to c. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 9

SAYLOR struck out. ITRI flied out to rf. KNELL walked. CHAMBERS struck

out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.