T-Birds Sweep

PROVO -- With snow flurries to start the game, Southern Utah (18-14) defeated BYU (15-21) 14-10 on Tuesday night at Larry H. Miller Field.

With Tuesday's victory combined with an 18-6 win on April 4 in Cedar City, Southern Utah recorded its first-ever season sweep of the Cougars.

"Right now we're just not getting it done on the mound," BYU coach Vance Law said. "We're simply giving up too many runs."

The Cougars allowed 18 hits and all 14 runs in the second through sixth innings.

BYU had a six-hit, six-run ninth inning to make things interesting, but Southern Utah's start was too much to overcome.

Chad Nacapoy started things off for the Cougars in the ninth with a double to right-center field. A slew of singles and three runs by walks came next for the Cougars, but the game ended when Michael Bowen came up for the second time in the inning and flew out to deep right-center.

The Cougars also had a big seventh inning in which they scored three runs off the bat of Bowen, a junior. With a line drive to deep right-center field, Bowen ended up scoring two runs for the Cougars. Then an error by the Thunderbirds on the relay scored Bowen from third.

"I was extremely proud of our reserve players and the effort they put forward tonight," Law said.

But besides those two key hits for the Cougars, Southern Utah showed they are a power hitting team. The Thunderbirds scored multiple runs in four innings, including two four-run innings in the third and sixth.

SUU got out to a quick start, scoring three runs in the second inning. Sophomore Bucky Aona, the 265-pound cleanup hitter, launched the ball high into the air up the right-field line to record a 345-foot solo home run, the only homer of the game.

The Thunderbirds then jumped to an 8-0 lead in the top of the fourth until Cluff responded with a hard groundball that scored Vargas in the bottom of the frame.

BYU ended the game with 12 hits, led by Kiko Hermosillo who was 2-for-2, and Cluff extended his hitting streak to nine games.

On Thursday the Cougars will be in Mountain West Conference action at Larry H. Miller Field against TCU at 7 p.m.

"TCU is going to come here ready to play and hopefully our guys will be ready to go as well," Law said.

Southern Utah Univ. at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 15, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Southern Utah Univ. 14

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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FREITAS cf............... 7 1 1 1 0 1 4 1 3

ZABLAN dh/p.............. 4 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0

M. NELSON ss............. 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0

MADSEN ph/2b............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

AONA 1b.................. 4 3 4 2 0 0 4 0 0

HOGGE ph/1b............. 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

WILSON 3b................ 4 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 3

MESSERLY ph/3b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4

J. WRIGHT lf............. 2 3 2 2 2 0 3 0 0

PENA ph/lf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ROMNEY rf................ 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2

SANFORD ph/rf........... 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0

JOHNSON c................ 5 1 2 1 1 1 5 2 0

FORD 2b/ss............... 5 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 2

GOLLAHER p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

THOMPSON p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

HUDSON p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

YARDLEY p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 46 14 19 11 9 5 27 8 14

Brigham Young Univ. 10

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

BOWEN, Michael ph/rf.... 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 3

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

WOAHN, Benji ph/lf...... 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

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

SLOAN, Kevin ph/3b...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

LAW, Andrew ph/ss....... 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0

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

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

AYOSO, Bryce dh.......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

MEISE, Jeff ph.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 4

NACAPOY, Chad c......... 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0

RELF, Brandon 2b......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0

HERMOSILLO, Kiko ph/2b.. 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 0

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

SHUTT, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MICHON, Brandon p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

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

CHRISTENSEN, Llyr p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BRAME, Jordan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 10 12 8 6 6 27 13 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah Univ.. 034 214 000 - 14 19 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 100 306 - 10 12 3

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E - FREITAS; M. NELSON(3); AONA(2); VARGAS 2(13); CLUFF(4). LOB - SUU 14;

BYU Cougars 9. 2B - WILSON(7); J. WRIGHT(5); ROMNEY(3); SANFORD; NACAPOY. 3B

- BOWEN. HR - AONA(1). HBP - VARGAS; AYOSO. CS - VARGAS(4).

Southern Utah Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GOLLAHER............ 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 6 8

THOMPSON............ 4.0 5 4 2 2 1 17 20

HUDSON.............. 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 6 6

YARDLEY............. 0.1 6 6 6 1 1 7 8

ZABLAN.............. 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 2 4

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

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WELCH, Daniel....... 2.0 6 6 5 1 3 12 13

SHUTT, Justin....... 2.0 4 3 3 2 0 10 12

MICHON, Brandon..... 1.0 3 1 0 1 0 6 7

WARD, Michael....... 1.0 5 4 4 1 1 8 9

LEACH, J.C.......... 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4

CHRISTENSEN, Llyr... 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 5

BRAME, Jordan....... 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 4 5

Win - None. Loss - None. Save - None.

WP - THOMPSON(6); SHUTT(1); MICHON(3); WARD. HBP - by GOLLAHER (VARGAS); by

THOMPSON (AYOSO).

Umpires - HP: Alan White 1B: Jeff Cluff 3B: Blyden Loutensock

Start: 6:05 pm Time: Attendance: 634

WELCH faced 3 batters in the 3rd.

THOMPSON faced 3 batters in the 7th.

Southern Utah Univ. starters: 8/cf FREITAS; 7/dh ZABLAN; 13/ss M. NELSON; 36/1b

AONA; 28/3b WILSON; 12/lf J. WRIGHT; 9/rf ROMNEY; 11/c JOHNSON; 3/2b FORD; 14/p

GOLLAHER;

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

VARGAS; 22/1b KO; 8/rf CLUFF; 11/dh AYOSO; 10/c MUSSO; 4/2b RELF; 14/p WELCH;

Southern Utah Univ. 1st - FREITAS struck out looking. ZABLAN flied out

to cf. M. NELSON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WALTON flied out to cf. MCNAUGHTON flied out

to cf. PARKER struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 2nd - AONA homered to right field, RBI. WILSON

grounded out to ss. J. WRIGHT singled to right center. ROMNEY doubled to right

center, RBI; J. WRIGHT scored. JOHNSON struck out looking. FORD singled,

advanced to second on a fielding error by rf; ROMNEY scored, unearned. FREITAS

grounded out to 2b. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - VARGAS hit by pitch. KO flied out to cf. CLUFF

singled to center field; VARGAS advanced to second. CLUFF advanced to second;

VARGAS out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. AYOSO walked. MUSSO reached on a

fielder's choice; AYOSO advanced to second; CLUFF out at third 3b unassisted.

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

Southern Utah Univ. 3rd - ZABLAN singled up the middle. M. NELSON

walked; ZABLAN advanced to second. AONA singled up the middle, advanced to

second, RBI; M. NELSON advanced to second, advanced to third on a throwing

error by ss; ZABLAN scored. SHUTT to p for WELCH. WILSON popped up to 2b. J.

WRIGHT doubled to left center, 2 RBI; AONA scored; M. NELSON scored. ROMNEY

flied out to lf; J. WRIGHT advanced to third. JOHNSON singled down the rf line,

RBI; J. WRIGHT scored. FORD reached on a fielder's choice; JOHNSON out at

second ss unassisted. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - THOMPSON to p for GOLLAHER. RELF flied out to

lf. WALTON grounded out to ss. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 4th - FREITAS grounded out to 3b. ZABLAN walked. M.

NELSON flied out to lf. AONA singled through the left side; ZABLAN advanced to

third. AONA advanced to second on a wild pitch. WILSON doubled down the lf

line, 2 RBI; AONA scored; ZABLAN scored. J. WRIGHT walked. ROMNEY popped up to

c. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - PARKER flied out to lf. VARGAS walked. VARGAS

advanced to second on a fielding error by 1b. KO grounded out to p. CLUFF

reached on a fielding error by ss; VARGAS scored, unearned. AYOSO hit by pitch;

CLUFF advanced to second. MUSSO struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 1

run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 5th - MICHON to p for SHUTT. JOHNSON singled through

the left side. JOHNSON out at second p to 1b to ss, picked off. FORD singled to

shortstop. FORD advanced to second on a wild pitch. FREITAS reached on a

throwing error by ss, advanced to second; FORD scored, unearned. ZABLAN reached

on a fielder's choice; FREITAS out at second ss to 3b to 2b. M. NELSON walked;

ZABLAN advanced to second. AONA singled to shortstop; M. NELSON advanced to

second; ZABLAN advanced to third. WILSON flied out to cf. 1 run, 3 hits, 1

error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - RELF flied out to cf. WALTON singled to right

field. MCNAUGHTON singled to center field; WALTON advanced to second, out at

third cf to 3b. MCNAUGHTON advanced to second on a wild pitch. PARKER flied out

to lf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 6th - WARD to p for MICHON. J. WRIGHT walked.

SANFORD pinch hit for ROMNEY. SANFORD singled down the lf line; J. WRIGHT

advanced to second. JOHNSON reached on a fielder's choice; SANFORD out at

second ss to 2b; J. WRIGHT advanced to third. FORD singled to center field,

RBI; JOHNSON advanced to third; J. WRIGHT scored. FREITAS singled to left

field, RBI; FORD advanced to second; JOHNSON scored. ZABLAN singled down the lf

line, RBI; FREITAS advanced to second; FORD scored. M. NELSON singled to left

field; ZABLAN advanced to second; FREITAS advanced to third. HOGGE pinch hit

for AONA. M. NELSON advanced to second; ZABLAN advanced to third; FREITAS

scored on a wild pitch. HOGGE struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

MESSERLY pinch hit for WILSON. MESSERLY grounded out to 2b. 4 runs, 5 hits,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - SANFORD to rf. HOGGE to 1b. MESSERLY to 3b.

VARGAS popped up to ss. KO singled to left field. CLUFF popped up to 3b. AYOSO

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

Southern Utah Univ. 7th - LEACH to p for WARD. NACAPOY to c for MUSSO.

PENA pinch hit for J. WRIGHT. PENA popped up to 2b. SANFORD grounded out to ss.

JOHNSON walked. FORD popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - PENA to lf. NACAPOY walked. HERMOSILLO pinch

hit for RELF. HERMOSILLO singled to right field; NACAPOY advanced to third.

BOWEN pinch hit for WALTON. BOWEN tripled, scored on an error by cf, 2 RBI,

unearned; HERMOSILLO scored; NACAPOY scored. SANFORD to rf. WOAHN pinch hit for

MCNAUGHTON. HUDSON to p for THOMPSON. WOAHN struck out swinging. SLOAN pinch

hit for PARKER. SLOAN flied out to rf. LAW pinch hit for VARGAS. LAW struck out

swinging. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 8th - BOWEN to rf. WOAHN to lf. SLOAN to 3b. LAW to

ss. BILLS to 1b for KO. CLUFF to cf. HERMOSILLO to 2b. CHRISTENSEN to p for

LEACH. FREITAS grounded out to 2b. ZABLAN walked. MADSEN pinch hit for M.

NELSON. MADSEN struck out looking. HOGGE walked; ZABLAN advanced to second.

MESSERLY popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - MADSEN to 2b. FORD to ss. BILLS grounded out

to 3b. CLUFF flied out to rf. MEISE pinch hit for AYOSO. MEISE grounded out to

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

Southern Utah Univ. 9th - BRAME to p for CHRISTENSEN. PENA popped up to

2b. SANFORD doubled to center field. JOHNSON grounded out to ss; SANFORD

advanced to third. FORD walked. FREITAS popped up to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - YARDLEY to p for HUDSON. NACAPOY doubled to

right center. HERMOSILLO singled to right field; NACAPOY advanced to third.

BOWEN singled through the right side, RBI; HERMOSILLO advanced to second;

NACAPOY scored. WOAHN singled through the left side, RBI; BOWEN advanced to

second; HERMOSILLO scored. SLOAN struck out swinging. LAW singled up the

middle, RBI; WOAHN advanced to second; BOWEN scored. BILLS singled to right

field; LAW advanced to second; WOAHN advanced to third. CLUFF walked, RBI;

BILLS advanced to second; LAW advanced to third; WOAHN scored. ZABLAN to p. /

for YARDLEY. MEISE struck out swinging. NACAPOY walked, RBI; CLUFF advanced to

second; BILLS advanced to third; LAW scored. HERMOSILLO walked, RBI; NACAPOY

advanced to second; CLUFF advanced to third; BILLS scored. BOWEN flied out to

rf. 6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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