Taylor blasts Cougars past Broncos, 11-10

SANTA CLARA -- Breaking a 3-for-32 slump, Brandon Taylor doubled and went deep twice in a wild 11-10 BYU win over Santa Clara on Tuesday.

The Cougars, now 2-6, and the Broncos, 3-2, changed leads five times in a game that had 27 combined hits and five home runs. Taylor led BYU with a 3-for-5, four RBI performance, and Ben Saylor increased his hitting streak to eight games with a double in the third.

Justin Su'a earned his first win after entering the game in the seventh down by one. He struck out four in two and one-third innings.

The Broncos loaded the bases in the ninth with one out off Su'a, but Nathan Hess came in and sealed the victory with a strikeout and groundout for his first save.

After Santa Clara sent eight men to the plate in the first inning and came away with a 3-0 lead, the Cougars sent eight men of their own to the plate in the second, scoring four runs. Taylor hit a two-run double, and Wade Vest singled in a run in his first start at second this year. The four-run second is the biggest inning BYU has had this year.

The Broncos took the lead back in the third, scoring two more runs. They then added three solo home runs in the fourth inning, giving them an 8-4 lead.

Scoring three runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth, the Cougars took the lead back, pulling ahead 9-8. Taylor hit his first home run of the night, a solo shot in the sixth to left field. But the Broncos regained the lead in the bottom of the six, scoring two unearned runs.

Taylor tied the game at 10 in the eighth inning with his second solo shot in the game. The Cougars then took their 11-10 lead on a RBI single by Kory Knell.

The Cougars now travel to Riverside, Calif., for a three-game series against UC Riverside beginning Thursday. The Highlanders are 1-7, coming off a 5-4 loss to Loyola Marymount on Tuesday. Gametimes are at 3 p.m. (PST) on Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. (PST) on Saturday. There will be no live web casts for the series.

BYU at Santa Clara

Feb 10, 2004 at Santa Clara, Calif. (Buck Shaw Stadium)

BYU 11 (2-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 5 2 3 4 1 0 2 0 0

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 5 2 1 0 1 1 7 2 2

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

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

LUCAS, Blair pr/3b...... 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

HIESTAND, Jeff dh........ 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1

KNELL, Kory lf........... 3 2 2 1 2 1 3 0 0

BILLS, Kevin cf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 4 0 0 1 0 3 7 2 1

VEST, Wade 2b............ 3 1 1 1 0 1 5 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

STAMBAUGH,J.D. p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SEARLE, Bryce p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BURGER, Bryce p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BEUS, Lance p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SU'A, Justin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HESS, Nathan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 39 11 11 8 6 11 27 10 9

Santa Clara 10 (3-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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PERRY cf................. 6 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 3

FAULKNER dh.............. 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

W. THOMPSON 1b........... 5 1 0 0 0 1 10 0 1

CROSTA rf................ 4 4 3 1 1 1 1 0 1

MATTEUCCI lf............. 4 2 2 2 1 0 5 0 0

REALINI 3b............... 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1

M. THOMPSON 2b........... 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0

NEWTON 2b............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

EPIDENDIO ph............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOFFMIRE pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McCOLGAN c............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 2

CHIARELLI ph............ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

LANGE ss................. 5 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 1

HUGHES p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LONERGAN p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

REDMOND p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McCONNELL p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 41 10 16 8 3 7 27 8 9

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 040 032 020 - 11 11 1

Santa Clara......... 302 302 000 - 10 16 2

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E - LUCAS(2); PERRY(1); CROSTA(2). LOB - Cougars 9; Broncos 9. 2B -

TAYLOR(1); SAYLOR(2); CROSTA(1). HR - TAYLOR 2(2); PERRY(1); CROSTA(2);

LANGE(1). HBP - EPIDENDIO. SH - BILLS(1); McCOLGAN(2). SF - CLOWARD(1). SB -

TAYLOR(1); VEST(2); PERRY(2). CS - PERRY(2); M. THOMPSON(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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STAMBAUGH,J.D....... 2.0 8 5 5 1 2 13 14

SEARLE, Bryce....... 1.2 4 3 3 0 0 8 8

BURGER, Bryce....... 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 4 5

BEUS, Lance......... 1.0 1 2 0 1 0 5 6

SU'A, Justin........ 2.1 2 0 0 1 3 9 11

HESS, Nathan........ 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

Santa Clara IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HUGHES.............. 3.0 4 4 4 2 4 13 16

LONERGAN............ 2.1 2 4 2 2 2 10 12

REDMOND............. 0.2 2 1 0 0 0 4 4

McCONNELL........... 3.0 3 2 2 2 5 12 15

Win - SU'A (1-0). Loss - McCONNELL (0-1). Save - HESS (1).

WP - SEARLE(1); BEUS 2(2); HUGHES(5); LONERGAN(1); McCONNELL 2(2). HBP - by SU'A

(EPIDENDIO).

Umpires - HP: John O'Leary 1B: Ted Kovach 3B: Mel Gatson

Start: 3 p.m. Time: 3:38 Attendance: 227

Game notes:

STAMBAUGH faced 2 batters in the 3rd.

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 040 032 020 - 11 11 1

Santa Clara......... 302 302 000 - 10 16 2

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BYU starters: 3/ss TAYLOR; 1/1b LAW; 25/rf SAYLOR; 21/3b ITRI; 16/dh

HIESTAND; 12/lf KNELL; 11/cf BILLS; 9/c CLOWARD; 5/2b VEST; 32/p

STAMBAUGH;

Santa Clara starters: 24/cf PERRY; 18/dh FAULKNER; 31/1b W. THOMPSON; 5/rf

CROSTA; 21/lf MATTEUCCI; 6/3b REALINI; 15/2b M. THOMPSON; 36/c McCOLGAN;

8/ss LANGE; 20/p HUGHES;

BYU - inning 1

TAYLOR grounded out to 1b unassisted. LAW flied out to lf. SAYLOR struck

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

Santa Clara - inning 1

PERRY singled to right center. FAULKNER popped up to 2b. W. THOMPSON

reached on a fielder's choice; PERRY out at second 1b to ss. CROSTA

singled through the right side; W. THOMPSON advanced to second. MATTEUCCI

singled to right field, RBI; CROSTA advanced to third; W. THOMPSON

scored. REALINI singled to left center, RBI; MATTEUCCI advanced to third;

CROSTA scored. M. THOMPSON singled to left center, RBI; REALINI advanced

to second; MATTEUCCI scored. McCOLGAN grounded out to 3b. 3 runs, 5 hits,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

ITRI struck out, reached first on a wild pitch. HIESTAND singled up the

middle; ITRI advanced to second. KNELL walked; HIESTAND advanced to

second; ITRI advanced to third. BILLS struck out swinging. CLOWARD flied

out to lf, SAC, RBI; ITRI scored. VEST singled up the middle, RBI; KNELL

advanced to third; HIESTAND scored. VEST stole second. TAYLOR doubled

down the lf line, 2 RBI; VEST scored; KNELL scored. LAW grounded out to

2b. 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Santa Clara - inning 2

LANGE struck out looking. PERRY singled to right field. PERRY stole

second. FAULKNER walked. W. THOMPSON struck out swinging; PERRY out at

third c to 3b, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

SAYLOR doubled to left center. ITRI flied out to ss. HIESTAND walked.

KNELL struck out swinging. BILLS flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Santa Clara - inning 3

CROSTA doubled down the lf line. MATTEUCCI singled to left center, RBI;

CROSTA scored. SEARLE to p for STAMBAUGH. MATTEUCCI advanced to second on

a wild pitch. REALINI singled to shortstop; MATTEUCCI advanced to third.

M. THOMPSON reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; REALINI out at second 3b

to 2b; MATTEUCCI scored. M. THOMPSON out at second c to 2b, caught

stealing. McCOLGAN grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 4

LONERGAN to p for HUGHES. CLOWARD struck out swinging. VEST grounded out

to 3b. TAYLOR grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Santa Clara - inning 4

LANGE homered to left field, RBI. PERRY homered to right center, RBI.

FAULKNER flied out to cf. W. THOMPSON grounded out to 1b unassisted.

CROSTA homered to right field, RBI. BURGER to p for SEARLE. MATTEUCCI

flied out to cf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

LAW walked. SAYLOR flied out to cf. ITRI singled through the right side;

LAW advanced to second. HIESTAND infield fly to 1b. KNELL walked; ITRI

advanced to second; LAW advanced to third. KNELL advanced to second; ITRI

advanced to third; LAW scored on a wild pitch. BILLS reached on a

fielding error by cf; KNELL scored, unearned; ITRI scored, unearned.

CLOWARD flied out to lf. 3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Santa Clara - inning 5

REALINI struck out looking. M. THOMPSON singled up the middle. McCOLGAN

out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; M. THOMPSON advanced to second. LANGE

popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

VEST struck out looking. TAYLOR homered to left field, RBI. REDMOND to p

for LONERGAN. LAW singled to right field, advanced to second on a

fielding error by rf. SAYLOR grounded out to 2b; LAW advanced to third.

ITRI singled up the middle, RBI; LAW scored, unearned. LUCAS pinch ran

for ITRI. HIESTAND flied out to lf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Santa Clara - inning 6

LUCAS to 3b. BEUS to p for BURGER. PERRY grounded out to 1b unassisted.

FAULKNER singled to center field. FAULKNER advanced to second on a wild

pitch. W. THOMPSON flied out to lf. CROSTA intentionally walked.

MATTEUCCI reached on an error by 3b; CROSTA advanced to third; FAULKNER

scored, unearned. MATTEUCCI advanced to second; CROSTA scored on a wild

pitch, unearned. REALINI grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1

LOB.

BYU - inning 7

McCONNELL to p for REDMOND. KNELL singled to left field. BILLS grounded

out to p, SAC, bunt; KNELL advanced to second. CLOWARD struck out

swinging. CHAMBERS pinch hit for VEST. CHAMBERS grounded out to p. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Santa Clara - inning 7

HALES to 2b for CHAMBERS. SU'A to p for BEUS. M. THOMPSON struck out

swinging. McCOLGAN struck out swinging. LANGE grounded out to 1b

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

BYU - inning 8

NEWTON to 2b for M. THOMPSON. TAYLOR homered to left field, RBI. LAW

grounded out to p. SAYLOR struck out swinging. LUCAS struck out, reached

first on a wild pitch. HIESTAND walked; LUCAS advanced to second. KNELL

singled up the middle, RBI; HIESTAND advanced to second; LUCAS scored.

HIESTAND advanced to third on a wild pitch. BILLS flied out to rf. 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Santa Clara - inning 8

PERRY singled to right field. FAULKNER grounded out to 3b; PERRY advanced

to second. W. THOMPSON flied out to lf. CROSTA struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 9

CLOWARD struck out looking. HALES grounded out to p. TAYLOR walked.

TAYLOR stole second. LAW struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Santa Clara - inning 9

MATTEUCCI walked. REALINI flied out to lf. EPIDENDIO pinch hit for

NEWTON. EPIDENDIO hit by pitch; MATTEUCCI advanced to second. CHIARELLI

pinch hit for McCOLGAN. CHIARELLI singled to center field; EPIDENDIO

advanced to second; MATTEUCCI advanced to third. HESS to p for SU'A.

LANGE struck out swinging. HOFFMIRE pinch ran for EPIDENDIO. PERRY

reached on a fielder's choice; CHIARELLI out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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