Utes Even Deseret Duel

Sean McNaughton was 2-for-3 with one RBI in the loss.

PROVO -- A seven-run fourth inning was too much to overcome for BYU as the Cougars fell to Utah 11-2 Friday at Larry H. Miller Field.

“We’ve been pretty good with two outs,” said BYU head coach Vance Law. “However, we can’t bank on big innings with two outs.”

Alex Wolfe got the scoring started for the Cougars in the bottom of the second after drawing a walk and advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ryan Bernal. Shortstop Austin Hall completed the sequence by driving in Wolfe to tie the game at one apiece.

Senior Sean McNaughton put the Cougars (17-20 overall, 5-9 Mountain West Conference) ahead in the bottom of the third with a single after fouling off four consecutive full-count deliveries from Utah pitcher Rick Anton.

However, the lead was short lived as the Utes struck back in the top of the fourth, taking an 8-2 lead on three hits and two Cougar errors.

In a strong relief effort, senior Brandon Michon momentarily calmed the storm for the Cougars, giving up three hits and striking out two in two-plus innings of work. The Utes added three insurance runs in the eighth and ninth innings.

With the victory, the Utes (19-17 overall, 7-7 MWC) evened the baseball portion of the Deseret Duel, with the final and deciding game coming Saturday at Miller Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.


Utah at BYU

Apr 23, 2010 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Utah 11 (19-17,7-7 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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YAGI, Tyler 2b........... 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 2

CORNU, Rick rf........... 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

KUROCZKO, Nick 3b........ 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 0

CRON, C.J. 1b............ 4 1 2 4 1 0 13 0 0

WALKER, Devin dh......... 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3

GUMESON, Nik lf.......... 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2

SHARRAR, Jo Jo c......... 4 1 1 0 1 2 6 2 0

BELTRAN, Michael ss...... 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 5 0

BLANC, Cooper cf......... 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0

ANTON, Rick p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

STREICH, Stephen p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 11 13 11 4 8 27 15 7

BYU 2 (17-20,5-9 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RELF, Brandon 2b......... 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 1

NIELSEN, Dane 3b......... 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 0

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 4 0 1 0 0 0 9 1 1

McNAUGHTON, Sean dh...... 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

BERNAL, Ryan lf.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3

HALL, Austin ss.......... 4 0 1 1 0 2 3 2 0

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1

FRAMPTON, Chase ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ANDERSON, Mark p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

HARDESTY, Shawn p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

BIRCH, Nick p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 2 6 2 3 8 27 12 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 100 700 021 - 11 13 2

BYU................. 011 000 000 - 2 6 2

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E - YAGI(6); BELTRAN(10); HALL 2(8). DP - UT 1; Cougars 1. LOB - UT 7;

Cougars 8. 2B - CRON 2(9). HR - CORNU(5); GUMESON(8). HBP - CORNU 2; WOLFE.

SH - GUMESON(3); BELTRAN(8); BERNAL(3). SF - YAGI(2). SB - BLANC(6). CS -

YAGI(5); BELTRAN(5).

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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ANTON, Rick......... 8.0 6 2 2 3 6 29 34 126

STREICH, Stephen.... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 9

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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ANDERSON, Mark...... 3.2 6 8 2 2 3 16 21 76

HARDESTY, Shawn..... 1.1 3 0 0 1 0 5 8 27

MICHON, Brandon..... 2.2 3 2 2 1 2 10 11 37

BIRCH, Nick......... 1.1 1 1 1 0 3 5 5 18

Win - ANTON (6-2). Loss - ANDERSON (1-1). Save - None.

WP - ANTON(5); HARDESTY(5). HBP - by ANTON (WOLFE); by ANDERSON (CORNU); by

HARDESTY (CORNU). Inherited runners/scored: HARDESTY 2/2; MICHON 1/0; BIRCH 1/0.

Pitches/strikes: ANTON 126/78; STREICH 9/7; ANDERSON 76/45; HARDESTY 27/18;

MICHON 37/24; BIRCH 18/12.

Umpires - HP: Mik Hendrickson 1B: Jason Rogers 3B: John Cortez

Start: 6:05 pm Time: 2:41 Attendance: 1174

Weather: 48 degrees, overcast

HARDESTY faced 1 batter in the 6th.

Utah 1st - YAGI grounded out to 2b (2-2). CORNU homered to right field,

RBI (3-2). KUROCZKO singled to center field (2-2). CRON flied out to rf (1-1).

WALKER singled to left field (0-0); KUROCZKO advanced to third. GUMESON struck

out looking (1-2). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 1st - RELF grounded out to 3b (1-1). NIELSEN grounded out to ss

(0-0). WOLFE walked (3-2). AYOSO reached on an error by 2b, out at second cf to

ss (2-0); WOLFE advanced to third. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Utah 2nd - SHARRAR flied out to cf (1-0). BELTRAN flied out to cf (1-0).

BLANC grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - McNAUGHTON singled to shortstop (1-0). BERNAL grounded out to

p, SAC, bunt (0-0); McNAUGHTON advanced to second. McNAUGHTON advanced to third

on a wild pitch. CLUFF struck out swinging (3-2). HALL singled down the rf

line, RBI (0-1); McNAUGHTON scored. WELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0).

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

Utah 3rd - YAGI singled to right center (0-2). CORNU struck out looking

(2-2). YAGI out at second p to 1b to ss, caught stealing. KUROCZKO struck out

swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - RELF singled to left field (1-1). NIELSEN reached on a

fielder's choice (0-0); RELF out at second 3b to 2b. WOLFE hit by pitch (1-0);

NIELSEN advanced to second. AYOSO popped up to 2b (0-0). McNAUGHTON singled to

left field, RBI (3-2); WOLFE advanced to second; NIELSEN scored. BERNAL walked

(3-2); McNAUGHTON advanced to second; WOLFE advanced to third. CLUFF struck out

swinging (1-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Utah 4th - CRON walked (3-2). WALKER reached on a fielding error by ss

(1-1); CRON advanced to second. GUMESON grounded out to p, SAC, bunt (0-0);

WALKER advanced to second; CRON advanced to third. SHARRAR walked (3-0).

BELTRAN singled to center field, RBI (2-2); SHARRAR advanced to second; WALKER

advanced to third; CRON scored. BLANC reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (3-2);

BELTRAN advanced to second on a fielding error by ss; SHARRAR advanced to

third; WALKER scored, unearned. YAGI flied out to lf, SF, RBI (1-0); BLANC

advanced to second; BELTRAN advanced to third; SHARRAR scored, unearned. CORNU

hit by pitch (1-0). KUROCZKO singled to left field, 2 RBI (1-1); CORNU advanced

to third; BLANC scored, unearned; BELTRAN scored, unearned. HARDESTY to p for

ANDERSON. KUROCZKO advanced to second on a wild pitch. CRON doubled down the rf

line, 2 RBI (1-2); KUROCZKO scored, unearned; CORNU scored, unearned. WALKER

grounded out to ss (1-2). 7 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - HALL struck out swinging (0-2). WELLS fouled out to lf (3-2).

RELF flied out to rf (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 5th - GUMESON singled to shortstop (1-2). SHARRAR singled to center

field (0-0); GUMESON advanced to second. BELTRAN out at first p to 2b, SAC,

bunt (1-1); SHARRAR advanced to second; GUMESON advanced to third. BLANC walked

(3-2). YAGI grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (0-0); BLANC out on the

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

BYU 5th - NIELSEN struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2). WOLFE

struck out looking (2-2). AYOSO singled to right center (1-0). McNAUGHTON

walked (3-2); AYOSO advanced to second. BERNAL struck out swinging (2-2). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah 6th - CORNU hit by pitch (1-0). MICHON to p for HARDESTY. KUROCZKO

reached on a fielder's choice (1-1); CORNU out at second p to ss. CRON reached

on a fielder's choice (1-0); KUROCZKO out at second 3b to 2b. WALKER struck out

looking (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - CLUFF grounded out to ss (1-1). HALL grounded out to 2b (2-1).

WELLS singled to right field (1-0). RELF reached on a fielder's choice (1-1);

WELLS out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 7th - GUMESON flied out to cf (0-1). SHARRAR struck out swinging

(1-2). BELTRAN singled to second base (0-0). BELTRAN out at second c to 2b,

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

BYU 7th - NIELSEN fouled out to 1b (1-0). WOLFE fouled out to 3b (2-1).

AYOSO grounded out to 2b (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 8th - BLANC singled to shortstop (1-1). YAGI fouled out to c (1-0).

CORNU flied out to cf (0-0). BLANC stole second. KUROCZKO walked (3-0). CRON

doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI (1-1); KUROCZKO scored; BLANC scored. BIRCH to

p for MICHON. WALKER flied out to rf (0-0). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 8th - McNAUGHTON reached on a throwing error by ss (0-2). BERNAL

grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2); McNAUGHTON out on the play.

CLUFF grounded out to 3b (3-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Utah 9th - GUMESON homered to left field, RBI (1-1). SHARRAR struck out

looking (3-2). BELTRAN struck out swinging (0-2). BLANC struck out swinging

(2-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 9th - STREICH to p for ANTON. HALL struck out looking (1-2).

FRAMPTON pinch hit for WELLS. FRAMPTON grounded out to ss (0-0). RELF struck

out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

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