Strikeouts Result In One-Run Loss

Jordan Muir had eight strikeouts, but SDSU's pitchers recorded 16 K's in game two between the Cougars and Aztecs. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SAN -- For the second night in a row San Diego State came from behind to defeat BYU, this time on Friday, 6-5.

The Cougars, now 7-9, had a 1-0 lead through the first three innings and tied the game up at five-all in the seventh. A check-swing flick down the leftfield line by Erik Castro resulted in a double which brought in the winning run in the seventh improved SDSU's record to 9-7.

The same with Thursday, another one-run game and strikeouts ruled. Aztec lefty Nate Solow recorded 13 strkeouts and BYU starter Jordan Muir logged eight in seven innings. Another SDSU reliever added three more Cougar strikeouts to keep them off-stride.

"I was pleased with the way Jordan (Muir) and Sean (Amerson) pitched," said BYU coach Vance Law. "To have that many strikeouts is uncalled for, though. He (Solow) had late life on his fastball. He's a good pitcher, but our offensive execution was not great. We battled back to tie and I thought we had a good shot."

Sean McNaughton, BYU's leadoff batter, hit a homerun in the first inning to put BYU up 1-0.

SDSU scored all four of its initial runs in the third to take a 4-1 lead, thanks to two triples and a Cougar error.

In the fourth inning, Cougar Kent Walton hit a one-out triple off the centerfield wall and scored on a balk. Steve Parker had advanced to second on that balk and scored when the next batter, Kasey Ko, singled up the middle, closing the gap 4-3.

Walton hit a two-run homer in the seventh to tie the game at five-all.

The two close the three-game series on Saturday at 1 p.m., PDT, in a game broadcast live locally over 1400 AM KSRR Radio.

Brigham Young at San Diego State

Mar 14, 2008 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young 5 (7-9,0-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 5 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0

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

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0

AYOSO, Bryce dh.......... 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

KO, Kasey 1b............. 4 0 3 1 0 1 4 0 0

LAW, Andrew pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NACAPOY, Chad c......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 3 0 0 0 0 3 9 1 4

BILLS, Thomas ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

RELF, Brandon 2b......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0

MUIR, Jordan p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals................... 35 5 8 4 3 16 24 8 6

San Diego State 6 (9-7,2-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

GLOVER cf................ 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0

HANZAWA ss............... 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 3 0

ROMERO 3b................ 4 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 2

GREEN 2b................. 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 1

VAUGHN rf................ 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 2

TANOS dh................. 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0

CASTRO c................. 4 0 1 1 0 1 15 1 1

THOMAS,TJ 1b............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2

WILLEFORD ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

COLWELL lf............... 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

SOLOW p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

DIXON p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

REED p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 6 11 6 6 8 27 7 10

Score by Innings R H E

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

Brigham Young....... 100 200 200 - 5 8 1

San Diego State..... 004 001 10X - 6 11 0

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

E - MUIR. LOB - BYU 6; SDSU 10. 2B - CASTRO. 3B - MCNAUGHTON; WALTON; GREEN;

VAUGHN. HR - MCNAUGHTON(3); WALTON(2). SB - GLOVER; COLWELL.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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

MUIR, Jordan........ 7.0 10 6 6 6 8 30 36

AMERSON, Sean....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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

SOLOW............... 6.0 6 4 4 3 13 24 27

DIXON............... 2.0 2 1 1 0 3 8 8

REED................ 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Win - DIXON (2-0). Loss - MUIR (1-2). Save - REED (3).

WP - AMERSON; DIXON. BK - SOLOW.

Umpires - HP: Blake Jensen 1B: Rich Padilla 3B: John Ausmus

Start: 6:03 pm Time: 2:35 Attendance: 640

Brigham Young starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON; 5/3b

PARKER; 11/dh AYOSO; 22/1b KO; 8/rf CLUFF; 10/c MUSSO; 4/2b RELF; 12/p MUIR;

San Diego State starters: 24/cf GLOVER; 1/ss HANZAWA; 5/3b ROMERO; 6/2b GREEN;

21/rf VAUGHN; 12/dh TANOS; 15/c CASTRO; 16/1b THOMAS,TJ; 10/lf COLWELL; 29/p

SOLOW;

Brigham Young 1st - MCNAUGHTON homered to left field, RBI. VARGAS struck

out swinging. WALTON flied out to rf. PARKER flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - GLOVER walked. HANZAWA reached on a fielder's

choice, bunt; GLOVER out at second p to ss. ROMERO singled to center field;

HANZAWA advanced to second. GREEN grounded out to 1b unassisted; ROMERO

advanced to second; HANZAWA advanced to third. VAUGHN fouled out to c. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - AYOSO struck out swinging. KO struck out looking.

CLUFF struck out, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - TANOS struck out looking. CASTRO struck out

looking. THOMAS,TJ grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - MUSSO struck out swinging. RELF struck out swinging.

MCNAUGHTON grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - COLWELL grounded out to 3b. GLOVER walked. GLOVER

advanced to second on a throwing error by p, advanced to third. HANZAWA singled

up the middle, RBI; GLOVER scored. ROMERO struck out swinging. GREEN tripled

down the rf line, RBI; HANZAWA scored. VAUGHN tripled, RBI; GREEN scored. TANOS

singled to center field, RBI; VAUGHN scored. CASTRO lined out to 3b. 4 runs,

4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - VARGAS struck out swinging. WALTON tripled to center

field. PARKER walked. PARKER advanced to second on a balk; WALTON scored on a

balk. AYOSO struck out swinging. KO singled up the middle, RBI; PARKER scored.

CLUFF walked; KO advanced to second. MUSSO struck out looking. 2 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - THOMAS,TJ struck out swinging. COLWELL walked.

GLOVER singled to right field; COLWELL advanced to second. GLOVER stole second;

COLWELL stole third. HANZAWA struck out looking. ROMERO struck out swinging.

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - RELF grounded out to ss. MCNAUGHTON tripled to right

field. VARGAS struck out swinging. WALTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - GREEN walked. VAUGHN struck out swinging. TANOS

singled through the left side; GREEN advanced to second. CASTRO lined out to

cf. THOMAS,TJ struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - PARKER walked. AYOSO reached on a fielder's choice,

bunt; PARKER out at second 3b to ss. KO singled through the left side; AYOSO

advanced to second. CLUFF struck out swinging. MUSSO struck out looking. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - COLWELL popped up to 2b. GLOVER flied out to lf.

HANZAWA singled to third base, bunt. ROMERO walked; HANZAWA advanced to second.

GREEN singled through the left side, RBI, out at second lf to c to 2b; ROMERO

advanced to third; HANZAWA scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - RELF singled to center field. DIXON to p for SOLOW.

MCNAUGHTON flied out to rf. RELF advanced to second on a wild pitch. VARGAS

struck out swinging. WALTON homered to left center, 2 RBI; RELF scored. PARKER

struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - VAUGHN popped up to 3b. TANOS walked. CASTRO

doubled down the lf line, RBI; TANOS scored. WILLEFORD pinch hit for THOMAS,TJ.

WILLEFORD flied out to 2b. COLWELL grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - WILLEFORD to 1b. AYOSO struck out swinging. KO

singled to center field. LAW pinch ran for KO. CLUFF flied out to cf. BILLS

pinch hit for MUSSO. BILLS reached on a fielder's choice; LAW out at second 2b

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

San Diego State 8th - NACAPOY to c for LAW. BILLS to 1b. AMERSON to p

for MUIR. GLOVER grounded out to 1b unassisted. HANZAWA grounded out to ss.

ROMERO singled through the right side. ROMERO advanced to second on a wild

pitch. GREEN grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - REED to p for DIXON. RELF flied out to cf.

MCNAUGHTON grounded out to ss. VARGAS grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Tags: Results