Taylor & Torgie Help Take Series at No. 30 ORU

Brandon Taylor knocked his third homer, as did Sean McNaughton, in a 7-4 victory at No. 30 Oral Roberts. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TULSA -- Brandon Taylor homered and drove in two runs as BYU took its second straight game from No. 30 Oral Roberts Saturday, 7-4.

The victory marks the first series win for the Cougars (5-4-1), as each of the previous three were splits.

Like Friday's game, BYU again got great pitching from a newcomer. Freshman Blake Torgerson started his second game of the week, earning his first victory as a Cougar. Torgerson also pitched very well against Oklahoma State in the BYU loss on Tuesday.

The Golden Eagles (6-5) jumped out to an early lead once again scoring on a RBI single up the middle. BYU tied the game in the top of the second when Taylor hit his third home run of the season. ORU was able to come back with two runs in its side of the second to take the lead, 3-1. That's when Torgerson settled in, giving up only two more singles through the next five innings.

Meanwhile, the Cougars scored in six of the nine innings of the game. In the fifth inning, BYU took the lead for good. After Adrian Molina led off the inning with a single, Sean McNaughton hit his third homer of the season to take the lead 4-3. The Cougars added two in the seventh on a Jeff Hiestand bases loaded walk and a Taylor RBI single.

Justin Su'a came on in the eighth inning and pitched two solid innings in relief to shut the door on ORU.

The Cougars begin their home season on Tuesday March 8. They host division one newcomer Utah Valley State at 3 p.m.

BYU at Oral Roberts

Mar 05, 2005 at Tulsa, OK (J.L. Johnson Stadium)

BYU 7 (5-4-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean 2b...... 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 4 0

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 6 0

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

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 4 0 0 1 1 1 15 1 0

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

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

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

CHAMBERS, Ryan ph/lf.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 4

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

MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 3 3 2 0 1 0 3 0 0

TORGERSON, Blake p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

SU'A, Justin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 35 7 10 7 4 8 27 17 8

Oral Roberts 4 (6-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Michael Hollimon ss...... 4 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0

Brian Hanson 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Jon Tackett 3b........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Dennis Bigley 1b......... 4 1 2 1 0 0 8 1 0

Ricky Rivera lf.......... 4 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0

Kelly Minissale cf....... 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2

Travis DeBondt dh........ 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

Brian Aguailar c......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1

Kevin Lamb rf............ 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1

Nick Jones p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tim Robertson p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Matt Hancock p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dane Towery p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 4 9 4 0 5 27 6 4

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 120 210 - 7 10 0

Oral Roberts........ 120 000 001 - 4 9 1

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E - Hollimon. DP - BYU 1; ORU 1. LOB - BYU 8; ORU 4. 2B - Bigley. HR -

McNAUGHTON(3); TAYLOR(3); Hollimon(3). HBP - TAYLOR. SH - VILLEZCAS; Hanson;

Aguailar. SF - VILLEZCAS.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TORGERSON, Blake.... 7.0 7 3 3 0 3 25 27

SU'A, Justin........ 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 8 8

Oral Roberts IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Nick Jones.......... 5.0 7 4 4 0 4 21 22

Tim Robertson....... 1.1 1 2 2 3 1 4 8

Matt Hancock........ 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 2 3

Dane Towery......... 2.1 1 1 0 0 2 8 9

Win - TORGERSON (1-1). Loss - Jones (1-2). Save - None.

WP - Towery. HBP - by Jones (TAYLOR).

Umpires - HP: Terry Harrison 1B: Tim Norman 3B: Josh Schepis

Start: 2:05 pm Time: 2:25 Attendance: 488

Play-by-Play

BYU at Oral Roberts - Play-by-Play

Mar 05, 2005 at Tulsa, OK (J.L. Johnson Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 120 210 - 7 10 0

Oral Roberts........ 120 000 001 - 4 9 1

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BYU starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 24/dh NAKAYAMA; 16/1b HIESTAND;

3/3b TAYLOR; 25/rf SAYLOR; 12/lf KNELL; 5/c AYOSO; 1/cf MOLINA; 32/p TORGERSON;

Oral Roberts starters: 14/ss Hollimon; 11/2b Hanson; 8/3b Tackett; 25/1b Bigley;

21/lf Rivera; 2/cf Minissale; 24/dh DeBondt; 5/c Aguailar; 6/rf K. Lamb; 17/p Jones;

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON struck out. VILLEZCAS grounded out to 1b unassisted.

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

Oral Roberts 1st - Hollimon singled up the middle. Hanson grounded out to p,

SAC; Hollimon advanced to second. Tackett grounded out to 3b. Bigley singled through

the left side, RBI; Hollimon scored. Rivera singled through the left side; Bigley

advanced to second. Minissale out at first 1b to p. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU 2nd - HIESTAND struck out. TAYLOR homered to right center, RBI. SAYLOR

struck out. KNELL fouled out to 1b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oral Roberts 2nd - DeBondt singled down the rf line. Aguailar grounded out to

c, SAC; DeBondt advanced to second. K. Lamb flied out to cf. Hollimon homered down

the rf line, 2 RBI; DeBondt scored. Hanson grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - AYOSO flied out to rf. MOLINA grounded out to 3b. McNAUGHTON lined

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

Oral Roberts 3rd - Tackett grounded out to ss. Bigley grounded out to ss.

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

BYU 4th - VILLEZCAS singled to right field. NAKAYAMA singled to left center;

VILLEZCAS advanced to third. HIESTAND popped up to 1b. TAYLOR hit by pitch; NAKAYAMA

advanced to second. SAYLOR reached on a fielder's choice; TAYLOR advanced to second;

NAKAYAMA advanced to third; VILLEZCAS out at home 1b to c. KNELL singled to

shortstop, RBI; SAYLOR advanced to second; TAYLOR advanced to third; NAKAYAMA

scored. AYOSO struck out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Oral Roberts 4th - Minissale grounded out to 3b. DeBondt singled through the

right side. Aguailar popped up to 2b. K. Lamb struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - MOLINA singled to left field. McNAUGHTON homered to left field, 2

RBI; MOLINA scored. VILLEZCAS flied out to lf. NAKAYAMA singled to center field.

HIESTAND grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; NAKAYAMA out on the play. 2

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oral Roberts 5th - Hollimon grounded out to 2b. Hanson lined out to ss.

Tackett grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - Robertson to p for Jones. TAYLOR struck out looking. SAYLOR lined

out to 3b. KNELL walked. AYOSO flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Oral Roberts 6th - Bigley flied out to cf. Rivera singled to center field.

Minissale grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; Rivera out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - MOLINA walked. McNAUGHTON singled up the middle; MOLINA advanced to

second. VILLEZCAS grounded out to p, SAC; McNAUGHTON advanced to second; MOLINA

advanced to third. NAKAYAMA intentionally walked. Hancock to p for Robertson.

HIESTAND walked, RBI; NAKAYAMA advanced to second; McNAUGHTON advanced to third;

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

NAKAYAMA advanced to third; McNAUGHTON scored. SAYLOR struck out. Towery to p for

Hancock. CHAMBERS pinch hit for KNELL. CHAMBERS flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 3 LOB.

Oral Roberts 7th - CHAMBERS to lf. DeBondt grounded out to 3b. Aguailar

grounded out to 2b. K. Lamb struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 8th - AYOSO struck out looking. MOLINA singled up the middle. MOLINA

advanced to second on a wild pitch. McNAUGHTON reached on an error by ss; MOLINA

advanced to third. VILLEZCAS flied out to lf, SF, RBI; MOLINA scored, unearned.

NAKAYAMA grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Oral Roberts 8th - SU'A to p for TORGERSON. Hollimon struck out looking.

Hanson out at first p to ss to 1b. Tackett flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 9th - HIESTAND flied out to lf. TAYLOR fouled out to 1b. SAYLOR struck

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

Oral Roberts 9th - CLOWARD to c for AYOSO. Bigley doubled to left center.

Rivera struck out. Minissale grounded out to 2b; Bigley advanced to third. DeBondt

singled to right field, RBI; Bigley scored. Aguailar popped up to 1b. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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