TCU Takes Game One

Kasey Ko swung the bat the best of any Cougar against TCU.

PROVO -- An early lead and eight doubles by TCU (24-13, 9-4) offset the BYU baseball team (15-22, 5-5) Thursday night as the Cougars lost to the Horned Frogs 16-5.

"TCU swings the bat well and are a very good team and we didn't hit our spots tonight," said BYU head coach Vance Law. "We gave them too many freebies -- too many walks and too many hits, too many errors."

Despite the loss, a couple BYU players did well. Sean McNaughton had a pair of doubles and Jonathan Cluff now has a 10-game hitting streak. But it was first baseman Kasey Ko who shined at the plate for BYU going 4-for-5 at bat.

"Kasey Ko was strong at bat tonight," Law said. "Offensively I think we had a decent approach at the plate."

Game one in a three-game series, TCU out hit BYU by only one hit (14-13), but vital errors by the Cougars allowed the game to get away from them early.

The Horned Frogs jumped out to an early lead when Chris Ellington hit a double with the bases loaded, sending two home. TCU went on to score five more runs in the first inning before the Cougars got to the plate.

BYU responded to the Horned Frogs early lead when left fielder McNaughton hit a double deep to center field. Third baseman Steve Parker followed with a single to send McNaughton home to score, making it a tough 7-1 game for BYU at the end of the first inning.

The Cougars stepped up defensively in the second and third innings, only allowing one hit and no runs.

Momentum did not stop for BYU as the Cougars took the stick in the bottom of the third. With shortstop Dan Vargas on second, Ko hit a line-drive single down the middle allowing Vargas to score. With one run and two hits, TCU topped BYU 7-2 at the end of the third.

With two on base in the top of the fourth TCU's Chris Ellington hit a line-drive RBI double down the third base line, allowing the two runners to score. With another RBI double by the Horned Frogs, BYU trailed 12-2 as the Cougars went to the plate. With two outs and one runner on base McNaughton hit a RBI double, his second double of the night. TCU went on to score one run in the top of the sixth.

Trailing 13-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Cougars made some headway against the Horned Frogs. Parker hit a triple deep into centerfield. Vargas followed with a RBI single to send Parker home. Designated hitter Bryce Ayoso later hit another RBI single of his own, but TCU still topped BYU 13-5 at the end of the seventh inning.

The Horned Frogs responded in the eighth inning by scoring three runs off of three hits and one error. BYU made a final effort in the ninth with Vargas hitting a double and Ko owning a single, but it was not enough to decrease the scoring margin.

BYU will continue the three-game series with TCU when the two teams face off again Friday at 7 p.m. at Miller Park.

TCU at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 17, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

TCU 16 (24-13,9-4 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CARRUTHERS, Ben 2b....... 5 2 2 4 0 1 4 5 2

KERVIN, Bryan ss......... 3 2 0 0 3 1 1 3 3

ARNOLD, Clint cf/lf...... 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

MEDLIN, Brett lf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ELLINGTON, Chris rf...... 5 2 3 4 1 0 0 0 0

ELLINGTON, Steve lf...... 6 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 3

GIVENS, Eric cf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOLADAY, Bryan c......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 9 0 2

PHARR, Jimmie c......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CARPENTER, Matt 3b....... 5 2 2 0 1 1 0 3 0

WOODRUFF, Hunt dh........ 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

McGUIRK, Matt ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VERN, Matt 1b............ 4 1 2 2 1 1 8 1 0

STEGLICH, Corey 1b...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LOCKWOOD, Tyler p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FARISH, Dillon p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

ANAGNOSTOU, Chris p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 42 16 13 13 7 5 27 14 10

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (15-22,5-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WALTON, Kent cf.......... 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

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

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 4 0

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 3 2

KO, Kasey 1b............. 5 1 4 1 0 0 8 1 0

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 2

AYOSO, Bryce dh.......... 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 3 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 2

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

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

WESTENSEE, Tyler p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

Totals................... 40 5 13 5 1 9 27 11 11

Score by Innings R H E

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TCU................. 700 501 030 - 16 13 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 101 100 200 - 5 13 6

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E - CARPENTER(11); VERN(3); VARGAS 2(17); CLUFF(5); RELF(7); MUIR(4);

WESTENSEE(5). DP - TC 2; BYU Cougars 1. LOB - TC 10; BYU Cougars 11. 2B -

CARRUTHERS 2(8); ARNOLD(10); ELLINGTON, C 3(14); HOLADAY(7); VERN(9);

MCNAUGHTON 2(15); VARGAS(17). 3B - PARKER(3). HBP - CARRUTHERS; ARNOLD;

PARKER; MUSSO. SH - ARNOLD(4); HOLADAY(9).

TCU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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LOCKWOOD, Tyler..... 6.0 7 3 3 1 8 26 29

FARISH, Dillon...... 2.0 4 2 2 0 1 9 9

ANAGNOSTOU, Chris... 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 5 5

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

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MUIR, Jordan........ 3.0 4 10 4 4 2 14 22

WESTENSEE, Tyler.... 0.2 2 2 0 0 0 5 5

MICHON, Brandon..... 2.1 3 1 1 1 2 10 11

SHUTT, Justin....... 1.1 4 3 2 0 1 8 8

LEACH, J.C.......... 1.2 0 0 0 2 0 5 7

Win - LOCKWOOD (4-0). Loss - MUIR (2-4). Save - None.

WP - LOCKWOOD(6); SHUTT 2(5). HBP - by MUIR (CARRUTHERS); by MUIR (ARNOLD); by

LOCKWOOD (MUSSO); by LOCKWOOD (PARKER).

Umpires - HP: Jason Rogers 1B: Brian Frisch 3B: Randy Upton

Start: 7:07 pm Time: 3:11 Attendance: 985

MUIR faced 3 batters in the 4th.

TCU starters: 20/2b CARRUTHERS; 1/ss KERVIN; 5/cf ARNOLD; 24/rf ELLINGTON, C;

18/lf ELLINGTON, S; 16/c HOLADAY; 14/3b CARPENTER; 2/dh WOODRUFF; 21/1b VERN;

42/p LOCKWOOD;

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; 12/p MUIR;

TCU 1st - CARRUTHERS hit by pitch. KERVIN walked; CARRUTHERS advanced to

second. ARNOLD reached on a fielding error by p, SAC, bunt; KERVIN advanced to

second; CARRUTHERS advanced to third. ELLINGTON, C doubled to left field, 2

RBI; ARNOLD advanced to third; KERVIN scored; CARRUTHERS scored. ELLINGTON, S

reached on a fielding error by ss, RBI; ARNOLD scored, unearned. HOLADAY

grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; ELLINGTON, S advanced to second; ELLINGTON, C

advanced to third. CARPENTER walked. WOODRUFF reached on a fielding error by

2b, RBI; CARPENTER advanced to second; ELLINGTON, S advanced to third;

ELLINGTON, C scored, unearned. VERN struck out swinging. CARRUTHERS doubled to

left center, 3 RBI; WOODRUFF scored, unearned; CARPENTER scored, unearned;

ELLINGTON, S scored, unearned. KERVIN grounded out to ss. 7 runs, 2 hits, 3

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WALTON grounded out to 1b unassisted.

MCNAUGHTON doubled to center field. PARKER singled to left field, RBI;

MCNAUGHTON scored. VARGAS reached on a fielder's choice; PARKER out at second

ss to 2b. KO singled to pitcher; VARGAS advanced to second. CLUFF struck out

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

TCU 2nd - ARNOLD out at first 1b to p. ELLINGTON, C doubled to right

field. ELLINGTON, S grounded out to 1b unassisted; ELLINGTON, C advanced to

third. HOLADAY grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - AYOSO reached on a fielding error by 1b. MUSSO

struck out swinging. RELF singled to left field; AYOSO advanced to second.

WALTON struck out swinging. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1

error, 2 LOB.

TCU 3rd - CARPENTER struck out looking. WOODRUFF walked. VERN grounded

out to c unassisted, interference. CARRUTHERS flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - PARKER grounded out to 2b. VARGAS walked,

advanced to second on a wild pitch. KO singled up the middle, RBI; VARGAS

scored. CLUFF singled down the lf line; KO advanced to third. AYOSO grounded

into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; CLUFF out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

TCU 4th - KERVIN walked. ARNOLD hit by pitch; KERVIN advanced to second.

ELLINGTON, C doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; ARNOLD scored; KERVIN scored.

WESTENSEE to p for MUIR. ELLINGTON, S reached on a throwing error by p. HOLADAY

singled to shortstop; ELLINGTON, S advanced to second; ELLINGTON, C advanced to

third. CARPENTER grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; HOLADAY out on the

play; ELLINGTON, S advanced to third; ELLINGTON, C scored, unearned. WOODRUFF

reached on a fielding error by rf,; ELLINGTON, S scored, unearned. VERN doubled

down the lf line, RBI; WOODRUFF scored, unearned. MICHON to p for WESTENSEE.

CARRUTHERS struck out swinging. 5 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - MUSSO hit by pitch. RELF struck out swinging.

WALTON struck out swinging. MCNAUGHTON doubled to left field, RBI; MUSSO

scored. PARKER hit by pitch. VARGAS grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

TCU 5th - KERVIN popped up to ss. ARNOLD doubled down the lf line.

ELLINGTON, C grounded out to 3b; ARNOLD advanced to third. ELLINGTON, S lined

out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - KO grounded out to 2b. CLUFF struck out

swinging. AYOSO reached on a throwing error by 3b. MUSSO struck out looking.

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

TCU 6th - HOLADAY doubled to left field. CARPENTER singled through the

right side; HOLADAY advanced to third. WOODRUFF fouled out to c. VERN walked;

CARPENTER advanced to second. CARRUTHERS reached on a fielder's choice, RBI;

VERN out at second 3b to 2b; CARPENTER advanced to third; HOLADAY scored.

KERVIN struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - RELF struck out looking. WALTON grounded out

to 2b. MCNAUGHTON flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

TCU 7th - SHUTT to p for MICHON. ARNOLD singled to left field.

ELLINGTON, C flied out to rf. ELLINGTON, S struck out swinging. HOLADAY flied

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - FARISH to p for LOCKWOOD. PARKER tripled to

left field. VARGAS singled to right field, RBI; PARKER scored. KO singled to

left field; VARGAS advanced to second. CLUFF grounded into double play 2b to 1b

to ss to c; KO advanced to second; VARGAS advanced to third, out on the play.

AYOSO singled to left field, RBI; KO scored. MUSSO flied out to lf. 2 runs,

4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

TCU 8th - CARPENTER singled to right field. WOODRUFF flied out to rf.

CARPENTER advanced to second on a wild pitch. CARPENTER advanced to third on a

wild pitch. VERN singled to left field, RBI; CARPENTER scored. CARRUTHERS

doubled down the lf line, advanced to third; VERN advanced to third, scored on

a throwing error by ss. LEACH to p for SHUTT. KERVIN walked. ARNOLD reached on

a fielder's choice, RBI; KERVIN out at second ss to 2b; CARRUTHERS scored,

unearned. ELLINGTON, C walked; ARNOLD advanced to second. ELLINGTON, S grounded

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

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - ARNOLD to lf. GIVENS to cf for ELLINGTON, S.

PHARR to c for HOLADAY. RELF flied out to lf. WALTON grounded out to p.

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

TCU 9th - PHARR flied out to lf. CARPENTER flied out to cf. McGUIRK

pinch hit for WOODRUFF. McGUIRK grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - MEDLIN to lf for ARNOLD. STEGLICH to 1b for

VERN. ANAGNOSTOU to p for FARISH. PARKER out at first 1b to p. VARGAS doubled

to left field. KO singled to left field; VARGAS advanced to third. CLUFF popped

up to 2b. AYOSO reached on a fielder's choice; KO out at second ss to 2b. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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