Taylor Belts Former Team

Brandon Taylor hit a bases-loaded double for the game-winning RBI against his former team, UVSC. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Offense was easy to come by Tuesday as BYU and Utah Valley State combined for 33 hits in a lopsided Cougar victory, 15-8, at Larry H. Miller Field.

The game was the home opener for BYU and marked the historic first meeting between the two Utah County schools.

The Wolverines jumped on BYU (6-4-1) early with a Kory Drew lead-off triple and RBI single to open the game with a 2-0 lead. In the Cougars half of the inning, Sean McNaughton led off with a solo home run and the scoring parade began. BYU head coach Vance Law said each inning is important for the Cougars.

"One of the keys in the first inning was when we came back and hit four to five ball right on the button," he said.

In the second, BYU took the lead for good. The Cougars batted around in the inning, highlighted by a Brandon Taylor three-run double to clear the bases. Taylor had another mammoth outing, going 3-for-5 with five RBI.

"It was fun to go out there and compete against some of my old teammates," Taylor said.

In all, the Cougars had 12 extra-base hits, including three home runs and seven doubles. Ben Saylor, also a former Wolverine, dazzled the crowd of 985 with a towering homer to deep right-center field that carried well past the flag pole.

BYU hitters scattered runs through six of the eight frames in which they batted, including thirteen runs through the first five innings.

In his first career division one start Matt Jensen earned his second win of the season. The Wolverines sent a Jensen of their own to the mound, ace Jed Jensen.

"I was nervous with [Jed] Jensen on the mound," Law said. "But, one of the things we do well is swing the bat."

UVSC (5-10) put together a late, eighth inning rally, scoring three to trim the margin to 15-8.

BYU heads back out on the road Wednesday, traveling to Las Cruces, N.M., to start a three-game weekend series with New Mexico State (10-8) Thursday.

Utah Valley State at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 08, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Utah Valley State 8 (5-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DREW, Kory cf............ 4 2 3 2 1 1 4 0 0

MENDENHALL, Reno 3b...... 5 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 4

VANCE, Canyon lf......... 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

HASHIMOTO, Kevin ph/lf.. 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

PERRY, Trent 1b.......... 3 0 3 1 1 0 5 0 0

HALES, Brad 2b........... 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1

CROSHAW, Scott 2b....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

NEWTON, Cory c........... 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 1 1

BULOW, Dan c............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

CONNOR, Nick rf.......... 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

BATEMAN, Todd dh......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

COON, Zach ph........... 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HARRIS, Jeremy ss........ 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 0

JENSEN, Jed p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DRAKE, Brady p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TASH, Kyle p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

GILES, Beau p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 8 15 7 4 4 24 5 9

Brigham Young Univ. 15 (6-4-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean 2b...... 3 3 2 1 1 0 6 5 0

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

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

RELF, Brandon ph/ss..... 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 1

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce dh......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 4 2 2 1 1 2 9 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 5 1 3 5 0 1 0 1 0

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

MOLINA, Adrian cf....... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

KNELL, Kory lf........... 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 2

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0

IORG, Seth rf........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

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

CLOWARD, Casey ph/c..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

JENSEN, Matthew p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

WOOLF, Mitch p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 43 15 18 15 4 8 27 13 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah Valley State... 211 001 030 - 8 15 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 151 240 20X - 15 18 0

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E - HARRIS. DP - BYU Cougars 3. LOB - Wolverines 9; BYU Cougars 9. 2B -

PERRY 2; NAKAYAMA; HIESTAND; TAYLOR; MOLINA; CHAMBERS 2; NELSON. 3B - DREW;

McNAUGHTON; TAYLOR. HR - McNAUGHTON(4); HIESTAND(2); SAYLOR(1). HBP -

NEWTON; VILLEZCAS. SF - PERRY; HALES. SB - KNELL.

Utah Valley State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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JENSEN, Jed......... 4.2 11 10 9 2 5 25 28

DRAKE, Brady........ 0.0 2 3 0 2 0 3 5

TASH, Kyle.......... 1.2 4 2 2 0 1 9 9

GILES, Beau......... 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 6 6

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

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JENSEN, Matthew..... 6.0 9 5 5 4 3 22 29

BARRETT, Joshua..... 2.0 6 3 3 0 1 12 12

WOOLF, Mitch........ 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Win - JENSEN (2-0). Loss - JENSEN (2-3). Save - None.

WP - JENSEN; BARRETT. HBP - by JENSEN (VILLEZCAS); by JENSEN (NEWTON). PB -

NEWTON.

Umpires - HP: Blyden Loutensock 1B: Al White 3B: Al Sato

Start: 3:06 Time: 2:56 Attendance: 985

DRAKE faced 5 batters in the 5th.

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Utah Valley State at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Mar 08, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah Valley State... 211 001 030 - 8 15 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 151 240 20X - 15 18 0

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Utah Valley State starters: 1/cf DREW; 11/3b MENDENHALL; 8/lf VANCE; 5/1b PERRY;

10/2b HALES; 25/c NEWTON; 20/rf CONNOR; 23/dh BATEMAN; 6/ss HARRIS; 24/p JENSEN;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 24/dh NAKAYAMA;

16/1b HIESTAND; 3/3b TAYLOR; 25/rf SAYLOR; 12/lf KNELL; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 8/c NELSON;

21/p JENSEN;

Utah Valley State 1st - DREW tripled to right center. MENDENHALL singled to

right field, RBI; DREW scored. VANCE singled to right center; MENDENHALL advanced to

third. PERRY flied out to rf, SF, RBI; MENDENHALL scored. HALES grounded into double

play 2b to 1b; VANCE out on the play. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - McNAUGHTON homered to right center, RBI. VILLEZCAS

lined out to 2b. NAKAYAMA singled through the left side. HIESTAND doubled to center

field; NAKAYAMA advanced to third. TAYLOR struck out swinging. SAYLOR flied out to

cf. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley State 2nd - NEWTON walked. CONNOR singled to pitcher; NEWTON

advanced to second. BATEMAN grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; CONNOR out on

the play; NEWTON advanced to third. HARRIS walked. DREW singled through the left

side, RBI; HARRIS advanced to second; NEWTON scored. MENDENHALL struck out looking.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - KNELL walked. CHAMBERS doubled to right center;

KNELL advanced to third. NELSON doubled down the rf line, 2 RBI; CHAMBERS scored;

KNELL scored. NELSON advanced to third on a passed ball. McNAUGHTON walked.

VILLEZCAS hit by pitch; McNAUGHTON advanced to second. NAKAYAMA popped up to 3b.

HIESTAND struck out swinging. TAYLOR doubled to left field, 3 RBI; VILLEZCAS scored;

McNAUGHTON scored; NELSON scored. SAYLOR popped up to 3b. 5 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 3rd - VANCE singled through the left side. PERRY doubled to

center field; VANCE advanced to third. HALES popped up to 2b, SF, RBI; VANCE scored.

NEWTON lined out to ss. CONNOR flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - KNELL singled to shortstop. KNELL stole second.

CHAMBERS flied out to cf; KNELL advanced to third. NELSON singled to right field,

RBI; KNELL scored. McNAUGHTON fouled out to ss. VILLEZCAS popped up to ss. 1 run,

2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 4th - BATEMAN singled to pitcher. HARRIS grounded into

double play 3b to 2b to 1b; BATEMAN out on the play. DREW struck out looking. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - NAKAYAMA singled to left field. HIESTAND struck out

swinging. TAYLOR flied out to lf. SAYLOR homered to right center, 2 RBI; NAKAYAMA

scored. KNELL struck out, out at first c to 1b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Utah Valley State 5th - MENDENHALL flied out to cf. VANCE struck out

swinging. PERRY walked. HALES grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - CHAMBERS struck out swinging. NELSON popped up to

1b. McNAUGHTON tripled to center field. DRAKE to p for JENSEN. VILLEZCAS reached on

a fielding error by ss, RBI; McNAUGHTON scored, unearned. NAKAYAMA doubled to right

center, RBI; VILLEZCAS scored, unearned. HIESTAND walked. TAYLOR tripled to right

field, 2 RBI; HIESTAND scored, unearned; NAKAYAMA scored, unearned. SAYLOR walked.

TASH to p for DRAKE. KNELL reached on a fielder's choice; SAYLOR out at second ss to

2b. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley State 6th - NEWTON hit by pitch. CONNOR reached on a fielder's

choice; NEWTON out at second ss to 2b. BATEMAN singled through the right side;

CONNOR advanced to second. HARRIS reached on a fielder's choice; BATEMAN out at

second ss to 2b; CONNOR advanced to third. HARRIS advanced to second; CONNOR scored

on a wild pitch. DREW walked. MENDENHALL grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - CHAMBERS doubled through the right side. CLOWARD

pinch hit for NELSON. CLOWARD grounded out to p. LAW pinch hit for McNAUGHTON. LAW

flied out to cf. RELF pinch hit for VILLEZCAS. RELF struck out looking. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 7th - LAW to 2b. RELF to ss. MOLINA to cf for SAYLOR. IORG

to rf for CHAMBERS. CLOWARD to c. BARRETT to p for JENSEN. VANCE grounded out to ss.

PERRY doubled to right field. HALES lined out to 2b. NEWTON struck out swinging.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - CROSHAW to 2b for HALES. BULOW to c for NEWTON.

AYOSO to dh for NAKAYAMA. AYOSO grounded out to 2b. HIESTAND homered to right field,

RBI. TAYLOR singled up the middle. MOLINA doubled to left field, RBI; TAYLOR scored.

GILES to p for TASH. KNELL popped up to 2b. IORG struck out looking. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 8th - CONNOR singled to right center. COON pinch hit for

BATEMAN. COON reached on a fielder's choice; CONNOR out at second 2b to ss. HARRIS

singled to right field; COON advanced to second. DREW singled to right field, RBI;

HARRIS advanced to second; COON scored. DREW advanced to second; HARRIS advanced to

third on a wild pitch. MENDENHALL grounded out to ss, RBI; DREW advanced to third;

HARRIS scored. HASHIMOTO pinch hit for VANCE. HASHIMOTO singled to second base, RBI;

DREW scored. PERRY singled to right field; HASHIMOTO advanced to third. CROSHAW

grounded out to 1b unassisted. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - HASHIMOTO to lf. CLOWARD grounded out to ss. LAW

singled to third base. RELF struck out swinging. AYOSO flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 9th - WOOLF to p for BARRETT. BULOW grounded out to ss.

CONNOR lined out to ss. COON flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

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