UVSC Tops BYU, 7-4

OREM -- Utah Valley State grabbed its first ever win over BYU, 7-4, Monday night on a cold and rainy day at Parkway Crossing Stadium.

The Cougars (26-10-1, 12-3 Mountain West Conference) played without normal starters and offensive stars Jeff Hiestand, Sean McNaughton and Kory Knell. McNaughton is sidelined for two to three weeks with a broken thumb.

The Wolverines improved to 12-29 with the victory. A steady rain started early and persisted throughout the game.

UVSC started the scoring early, getting two runs in its side of the first inning. Kory Drew doubled and scored when he was followed by a Nick Connor RBI single. Connor was driven in on a double play later in the inning. The Wolverines extended their lead to 4-0 in the fourth frame when Eli Slesk and Dan Bulow notched back-to-back singles to lead off the inning and later came around to score.

BYU scored its initial run in the fifth inning. Bryce Ayoso ripped a two-out double into the left-center ally and scored two batters later on Adrian Molina's RBI single. UVSC responded in its side of the fifth when Connor scored his second run of the game on a RBI groundout to extend the Wolverines' lead to 5-1.

The Cougars added another run in the eighth inning to cut the deficit to 5-2. Freshman Kevin Sloan scored after he struck out but reached base on a wild pitch. Sloan scored from third on a Marcos Villezcas sacrifice fly. On the same play Molina was caught trying to make it from first to second on the fly out. UVSC pitcher Kyle Tash got Ben Saylor to ground out to end the two-on, two-out threat.

The Wolverines again bounced back with two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth plated by a Drew two-out, two-run single.

BYU looked as if it might come from behind yet again to take another victory in the ninth as the Cougars strung together five hits and scored two runs. The game ended on a bases-loaded, RBI single by Apana Nakayama and a base-running mishap in which Molina got tagged out at the plate.

BYU will return to conference play on Thursday, when it travels to Salt Lake City to take on rival Utah on Thursday at 6 p.m. (MDT) at Franklin Covey Field. All three games will be carried on KOVO radio 960 AM.

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah Valley State

Apr 18, 2005 at Orem, Utah (Parkway Crossing)

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (26-10-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

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

NAKAYAMA, Apana 1b....... 4 0 2 1 1 1 11 1 0

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

SAYLOR, Ben lf........... 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf........ 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

NELSON, Casey dh......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0

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

SLOAN, Kevin 2b......... 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0

WOOLF, Mitch p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BINGHAM, Anthony p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

BARRETT, Joshua p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PLATT, James p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 4 13 4 3 6 24 15 8

Utah Valley State 7 (12-29)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DREW, Kory cf............ 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 2

CONNOR, Nick rf.......... 4 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 0

VANCE, Canyon 3b/lf...... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0

PERRY, Trent 1b.......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 9 1 2

SLESK, Eli ss............ 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 4 1

BULOW, Dan dh............ 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1

NEWTON, Cory c........... 3 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 0

HALES, Brad 2b........... 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0

HASHIMOTO, Kevin lf...... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

MENDENHALL, Reno 3b..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

TASH, Kyle p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Totals................... 31 7 12 5 2 5 27 17 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 010 012 - 4 13 2

Utah Valley State... 200 210 02X - 7 12 1

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E - NAKAYAMA 2; VANCE. DP - BYU Cougars 2; Wolverines 4. LOB - BYU Cougars

8; Wolverines 6. 2B - CHAMBERS; AYOSO; DREW. HBP - DREW; VANCE. SH - NEWTON;

HALES. SF - VILLEZCAS. SB - NAKAYAMA; CONNOR 2.

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

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WOOLF, Mitch........ 3.0 6 4 3 1 2 13 15

BINGHAM, Anthony.... 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 7 9

BARRETT, Joshua..... 2.2 3 2 2 1 2 10 12

PLATT, James........ 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Utah Valley State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TASH, Kyle.......... 9.0 13 4 3 3 6 35 39

Win - TASH (2-6). Loss - WOOLF (1-2). Save - None.

HBP - by WOOLF (DREW); by BINGHAM (VANCE). PB - AYOSO 2; NEWTON 2.

Umpires - HP: Blake Jensen 1B: Terry Balser 3B: Lew Carlton

Start: 7:05 pm Time: 2:26 Attendance: 739

WOOLF faced 2 batters in the 4th.

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah Valley State - Play-by-Play

Apr 18, 2005 at Orem, Utah (Parkway Crossing)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 010 012 - 4 13 2

Utah Valley State... 200 210 02X - 7 12 1

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/cf MOLINA; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 24/1b NAKAYAMA; 3/3b

TAYLOR; 25/lf SAYLOR; 22/rf CHAMBERS; 8/dh NELSON; 5/c AYOSO; 6/2b LAW; 18/p WOOLF;

Utah Valley State starters: 1/cf DREW; 20/rf CONNOR; 8/3b VANCE; 5/1b PERRY; 2/ss

SLESK; 21/dh BULOW; 25/c NEWTON; 10/2b HALES; 3/lf HASHIMOTO; 28/p TASH;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - MOLINA grounded out to p. VILLEZCAS walked.

NAKAYAMA grounded into double play ss to 1b; VILLEZCAS out on the play. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley State 1st - DREW doubled down the lf line. DREW advanced to third

on a passed ball. CONNOR singled up the middle, RBI; DREW scored. VANCE singled to

right field; CONNOR advanced to third. PERRY grounded into double play ss to 2b to

1b; VANCE out on the play; CONNOR scored. SLESK grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - TAYLOR flied out to 2b. SAYLOR singled up the

middle. CHAMBERS singled to right field; SAYLOR advanced to third. NELSON grounded

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

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 2nd - BULOW walked. NEWTON grounded into double play 2b to

ss to 1b; BULOW out on the play. HALES grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - AYOSO grounded out to ss. LAW walked. MOLINA

reached on a fielder's choice; LAW out at second 3b to 2b. VILLEZCAS singled to

right field; MOLINA advanced to second, out at third rf to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 3rd - HASHIMOTO struck out looking. DREW hit by pitch.

CONNOR singled to right field; DREW advanced to second. CONNOR advanced to second;

DREW advanced to third on a passed ball. VANCE struck out swinging. PERRY grounded

out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - NAKAYAMA struck out swinging. TAYLOR struck out

swinging. SAYLOR grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley State 4th - SLESK singled to third base. BULOW singled to left

center; SLESK advanced to second. BINGHAM to p for WOOLF. NEWTON out at first p to

2b, SAC, bunt; BULOW advanced to second; SLESK advanced to third. HALES singled up

the middle, RBI; BULOW advanced to third; SLESK scored. HASHIMOTO grounded out to c;

HALES advanced to third; BULOW scored on a throwing error by 1b, unearned. DREW

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - CHAMBERS struck out looking. NELSON struck out

swinging. AYOSO doubled to right center. LAW singled to shortstop; AYOSO advanced to

third. MOLINA singled to right field, RBI; LAW advanced to second; AYOSO scored.

VILLEZCAS reached on a fielder's choice; MOLINA out at second 2b to ss. 1 run, 3

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley State 5th - SLOAN to 2b for LAW. CONNOR singled up the middle.

CONNOR stole second. VANCE hit by pitch. CONNOR stole third. PERRY struck out

swinging. SLESK grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI; VANCE advanced to second; CONNOR

scored. BULOW grounded out to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - NAKAYAMA walked. TAYLOR struck out swinging. SAYLOR

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

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley State 6th - BARRETT to p for BINGHAM. NEWTON singled to left

field. HALES grounded out to 1b unassisted; NEWTON advanced to second. HASHIMOTO

lined out to 3b. DREW grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - CHAMBERS grounded out to 1b unassisted. NELSON

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

Utah Valley State 7th - CONNOR singled through the left side. VANCE grounded

out to 1b unassisted; CONNOR advanced to second, advanced to third on a throwing

error by 1b. PERRY struck out looking. SLESK flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - SLOAN struck out swinging, reached first on a

passed ball. SLOAN advanced to second on a passed ball. MOLINA singled to left

field; SLOAN advanced to third. VILLEZCAS flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; MOLINA out at

second rf to ss; SLOAN scored, unearned. NAKAYAMA singled up the middle. NAKAYAMA

stole second. TAYLOR reached on a fielding error by 3b. SAYLOR out at first 1b to p.

1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley State 8th - BULOW walked. NEWTON singled to right field; BULOW

advanced to second. HALES out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; NEWTON advanced to

second; BULOW advanced to third. HASHIMOTO struck out swinging. PLATT to p for

BARRETT. DREW singled, out at second lf to 3b to 1b to 2b, 2 RBI; NEWTON scored;

BULOW scored. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - VANCE to lf. MENDENHALL to 3b for HASHIMOTO.

CHAMBERS doubled down the rf line. NELSON grounded out to 3b. AYOSO flied out to rf.

SLOAN singled to catcher; CHAMBERS advanced to third. MOLINA singled to center

field, RBI; SLOAN advanced to second; CHAMBERS scored. VILLEZCAS singled to left

field; MOLINA advanced to second; SLOAN advanced to third. NAKAYAMA singled to

center field, RBI; VILLEZCAS advanced to second; MOLINA out at third cf to p to c;

SLOAN scored. 2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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