Utes Take Thriller, 11-10

Blake Torgerson will try and get BYU a series win over Utah in Saturday's rubber match. The Utes took game two of the series 11-10, Friday night. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's John Welsh hit a walk-off double with two out in the ninth inning to carry the Utes over BYU 11-10, Friday night at Franklin Covey Field.

BYU falls to 27-11-1 on the season with the loss and 13-4 in Mountain West Conference play. Utah improves to 13-23 (6-11, MWC).

For the second straight night BYU scored in the top of the first. Tonight, Adrian Molina walked to lead off the game and scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Taylor. Utah quickly took the lead in its side of the first inning on a RBI double by Jay Brossman and RBI single by Doug Beck. The Cougars tied the game in top of the second when Andrew Law and Molina got back-to-back hits with two outs in the inning. Law's was a single and Molina's was a RBI double.

Utah bounced back and took a 6-2 lead in the fourth inning. Brossman hit a three-run home run with two outs in the inning. The Utes were helped out early in the inning by an error that allowed Brossman to come to the plate with two outs in the inning.

BYU began to chip away at the lead in the fourth. The Cougars got three runs in the fourth when Casey Nelson and Marcos Villezcas hit RBI singles. Nelson's single plated Ben Saylor who led off the inning with a double. Villezcas' single scored two.

In the fifth inning Jeff Hiestand led off the frame with his sixth homer of the season. The home run extended Hiestand's team-best hitting streak to 18 games. BYU took the lead, 7-6, when Kory Knell tripled in Saylor who got a one-out single.

Utah came storming back in its side of the fifth, in part aided by a costly Cougars' error that plated three of the Utes' four fifth-inning runs.

BYU again came back, scoring one in the sixth. Villezcas scored on a controversial play when Brandon Taylor hit a line drive into left field that was ruled a catch. Apana Nakayama left second base thinking the ball was trapped and was tagged out to end the inning.

The Cougars tied the game in the top of the eighth when Law led off the inning with a single and was driven home two batters later on a Villezcas triple. Villezcas was plated on a sacrifice fly to deep center by Nakayama.

The score remained deadlocked until the bottom of the ninth when Welsh came up with runners on first and second and two outs in the inning. Welsh hit a laser off the right field wall to score the game winner.

Despite the loss, BYU head coach Vance Law said he can take a lot away from a tough loss.

"I'm proud of the way we battled," he said. "We gave ourselves a chance to win."

The series will conclude with Saturday's rubber match. Saturday's game is a noon (MDT) start. There will be carried live on KOVO radio 960 AM.

Utah 11, BYU 10

BYU 110 321 020--10 13 3

UTA 240 040 001--11 15 1

Christiansen, Su`a (5), Beus (7), Jensen (8) and Nelson. Crockett, Cooper (5), Lane (8) and Eastman.

WP--Lane (4-3)

LP--Jensen (5-1)

2B--Brossman (U), Molina (B), Saylor (B), Welsh (U)

3B--Knell (B), Villezcas (B)

HR--Brossman (U), Hiestand (B)

Brigham Young Univ. at University of Utah

Apr 22, 2005 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Franklin Covey Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 10 (27-11-1,13-4 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 4 1 1 1 1 0 4 1 0

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 5 2 3 3 0 1 1 2 1

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

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 2 1 1 1 2 0 8 0 0

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

SAYLOR, Ben lf........... 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 4

KNELL, Kory rf........... 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0

NELSON, Casey c.......... 5 1 1 1 0 0 7 3 0

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 5 3 3 0 0 0 4 2 1

CHRISTIANSEN,Brandon p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

JENSEN, Matthew p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 36 10 13 10 4 6 26 10 8

University of Utah 11 (13-23,6-11 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELSH, John cf........... 4 2 3 1 2 0 2 0 0

KHOURY, Ryan ss.......... 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 0

BROSSMAN, Jay 3b......... 4 2 2 4 0 1 0 3 2

BECK, Doug 2b............ 5 1 3 1 0 2 1 1 0

GARRETT, Clayne 1b....... 3 1 1 0 2 0 11 0 2

MOZELESKI, Joe rf........ 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

EASTMAN, Trevor c........ 5 1 3 1 0 2 6 0 0

KMETKO, Tyler pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OLSEN, Ryder dh.......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALDRAM, Jake ph........ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

TUMMOLO, Mike pr........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TARTLER, Seth lf......... 3 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 2

CROCKETT, Matt p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

COOPER, Josh p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LANE, Brian p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 11 16 9 6 7 27 9 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 110 321 020 - 10 13 3

University of Utah.. 240 040 001 - 11 16 1

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Note: 2 outs, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - VILLEZCAS; HIESTAND; NELSON; KHOURY. DP - BYU Cougars 2. LOB - BYU

Cougars 8; Utah Utes 9. 2B - MOLINA; SAYLOR; WELSH; BROSSMAN. 3B -

VILLEZCAS; KNELL. HR - HIESTAND(6); BROSSMAN(6). HBP - HIESTAND; TAYLOR. SH

- KHOURY. SF - NAKAYAMA; TAYLOR 2; KHOURY; TARTLER. CS - KHOURY; GARRETT.

Reached on CI - BROSSMAN.

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

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CHRISTIANSEN,Brandon 4.0 7 8 4 4 4 18 23

SU'A, Justin........ 2.1 5 2 0 0 2 10 11

BEUS, Lance......... 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

JENSEN, Matthew..... 1.2 4 1 1 1 1 7 10

University of Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CROCKETT, Matt...... 4.0 8 6 6 2 3 19 22

COOPER, Josh........ 3.2 5 4 4 2 1 13 19

LANE, Brian......... 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 4 4

Win - LANE (4-3). Loss - JENSEN (5-1). Save - None.

WP - SU'A. HBP - by COOPER (HIESTAND); by COOPER (TAYLOR). BK - CROCKETT. CI -

NELSON.

Umpires - HP: Ryan Bleiberg 1B: Jeff Richardson 3B: Dan Weikle

Start: 6:03 pm Time: 3:29 Attendance: 732

CROCKETT faced 1 batter in the 5th.

CHRISTIANSEN faced 2 batters in the 5th.

Brigham Young Univ. at University of Utah - Play-by-Play

Apr 22, 2005 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Franklin Covey Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 110 321 020 - 10 13 3

University of Utah.. 240 040 001 - 11 16 1

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/cf MOLINA; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 24/dh NAKAYAMA; 16/1b

HIESTAND; 3/3b TAYLOR; 25/lf SAYLOR; 12/rf KNELL; 8/c NELSON; 6/2b LAW; 31/p

CHRISTIANSEN;

University of Utah starters: 4/cf WELSH; 2/ss KHOURY; 18/3b BROSSMAN; 3/2b BECK;

33/1b GARRETT; 22/rf MOZELESKI; 5/c EASTMAN; 24/dh OLSEN; 16/lf TARTLER; 34/p

CROCKETT;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - MOLINA walked. VILLEZCAS struck out looking.

NAKAYAMA singled through the left side; MOLINA advanced to second. HIESTAND walked;

NAKAYAMA advanced to second; MOLINA advanced to third. TAYLOR flied out to lf, SF,

RBI; MOLINA scored. SAYLOR struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

University of Utah 1st - WELSH walked. KHOURY struck out looking. BROSSMAN

doubled to right center, RBI; WELSH scored. BECK singled to right field, RBI;

BROSSMAN scored. GARRETT flied out to cf. MOZELESKI popped up to 1b. 2 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - KNELL struck out looking. NELSON flied out to lf.

LAW singled to shortstop. MOLINA doubled down the lf line, advanced to third on the

throw, RBI; LAW scored. VILLEZCAS grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 2nd - EASTMAN struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

OLSEN singled to right field. TARTLER reached on a fielding error by ss; OLSEN

advanced to second. WELSH walked; TARTLER advanced to second; OLSEN advanced to

third. KHOURY flied out to cf, SF, RBI; OLSEN scored, unearned. BROSSMAN homered to

left field, 3 RBI, unearned; WELSH scored, unearned; TARTLER scored, unearned. BECK

struck out looking. 4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - NAKAYAMA grounded out to 1b unassisted. HIESTAND

grounded out to 1b unassisted. TAYLOR grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 3rd - GARRETT walked. MOZELESKI flied out to cf. GARRETT

out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. EASTMAN struck out looking. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - SAYLOR doubled to left center. KNELL grounded out

to 3b. NELSON singled up the middle, RBI; SAYLOR scored. NELSON advanced to second

on a balk. LAW singled, advanced to second on a throwing error by ss; NELSON

advanced to third. MOLINA flied out to rf. VILLEZCAS singled down the lf line, 2

RBI; LAW scored; NELSON scored. NAKAYAMA flied out to rf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 4th - OLSEN grounded out to 2b. TARTLER singled to

pitcher. WELSH singled to left field; TARTLER advanced to second. KHOURY fouled out

to 3b. BROSSMAN reached on a fielder's choice; WELSH out at second ss to 2b. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - HIESTAND homered to right field, RBI. COOPER to p

for CROCKETT. TAYLOR grounded out to ss. SAYLOR singled to second base. KNELL

tripled to right center, RBI; SAYLOR scored. NELSON fouled out to 1b. LAW lined out

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

University of Utah 5th - BECK singled up the middle. GARRETT walked; BECK

advanced to second. SU'A to p for CHRISTIANSEN. MOZELESKI singled to pitcher;

GARRETT advanced to second; BECK advanced to third. EASTMAN singled to first base,

advanced to third, RBI; MOZELESKI scored, unearned; GARRETT scored; BECK scored on a

throwing error by 1b. OLSEN grounded out to 1b unassisted. TARTLER flied out to cf,

SF, RBI; EASTMAN scored, unearned. WELSH flied out to 2b. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1

error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - MOLINA out at first p to 2b to 1b. VILLEZCAS

singled to right center. NAKAYAMA walked; VILLEZCAS advanced to second. HIESTAND

walked; NAKAYAMA advanced to second; VILLEZCAS advanced to third. TAYLOR flied out

to lf, SF, RBI; NAKAYAMA out at second lf to ss; VILLEZCAS scored. 1 run, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 6th - KHOURY singled, bunt. BROSSMAN struck out swinging;

KHOURY out at second c to 2b, interference, caught stealing. BECK struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - SAYLOR struck out swinging. KNELL grounded out to

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

University of Utah 7th - GARRETT singled to right field. MOZELESKI flied out

to rf. GARRETT advanced to second on a wild pitch. EASTMAN singled to left field;

GARRETT advanced to third. BEUS to p for SU'A. WALDRAM pinch hit for OLSEN. WALDRAM

walked; EASTMAN advanced to second. TUMMOLO pinch ran for WALDRAM. TARTLER grounded

into double play 2b to ss to 1b; TUMMOLO out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - LAW singled up the middle. MOLINA flied out to cf.

VILLEZCAS tripled to right center, RBI; LAW scored. NAKAYAMA flied out to cf, SF,

RBI; VILLEZCAS scored. HIESTAND hit by pitch. TAYLOR hit by pitch; HIESTAND advanced

to second. LANE to p for COOPER. SAYLOR struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

University of Utah 8th - JENSEN to p for BEUS. WELSH singled to right field.

KHOURY grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; WELSH advanced to second. BROSSMAN reached on

catcher's interference. BECK singled to center field; BROSSMAN advanced to second;

WELSH advanced to third, out at home cf to c. GARRETT grounded out to 1b unassisted.

0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - KNELL struck out swinging. NELSON lined out to ss.

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

University of Utah 9th - MOZELESKI grounded out to 3b. EASTMAN singled to

left center. TUMMOLO struck out swinging. TARTLER walked; EASTMAN advanced to

second. KMETKO pinch ran for EASTMAN. WELSH doubled to right field, RBI; TARTLER

advanced to third; KMETKO scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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