UVU Tames Cougars

Kent Walton's double against Utah Valley was one of the few bright spots for the Cougars. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Sacramento, Calif. (March 7, 2008)-- Utah Valley University southpaw Dan Christensen handcuffed BYU en route to a 4-1 victory Friday at the River City Classic.

Christensen, a 6-5 senior from South Dakota, threw a complete game for a victory over BYU after losing twice to the Cougars last season. It was Christensen's first win this season and improved the Wolverines' record to 2-8-1, while BYU fell to 5-7.

BYU scored its lone run in the seventh when Kent Walton led off with a double and was singled in two batters later by Bryce Ayoso.

UVU took a 4-0 lead after scoring one run in the fifth and three in the sixth.

BYU has a 1-2 record in the River City Classic where it plays a final game on Saturday at co-host UC Davis at 10 a.m.

It was the third time in the schools' history that Utah Valley has beaten BYU in 13 contests, the other times being in 2006 and 2005 at Orem. The two teams play again on Tuesday at 6 p.m., in BYU's home opener at Miller Park.

Brigham Young vs Utah Valley

Mar 07, 2008 at Sacramento, Calif. (Hornet Field)

Brigham Young 1 (5-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

WALTON, Kent cf.......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

AYOSO, Bryce dh.......... 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0

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

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

AMERSON, Sean p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

MILLER, Jared p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

WARD, Michael p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 29 1 5 1 0 2 24 14 2

Utah Valley 4 (2-8-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Palmer lf................ 4 1 2 0 1 1 3 0 1

Jones 2b................. 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 0

Brinkerhoff 3b........... 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 3 0

Brady rf................. 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1

Hatch dh................. 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Openshaw 1b.............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 9 1 5

Sargent c................ 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Rickenbach ss............ 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 2 0

Croshaw cf............... 4 1 2 1 0 0 5 0 4

Christensen p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 33 4 11 4 5 2 27 12 11

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 100 - 1 5 0

Utah Valley......... 000 013 00X - 4 11 0

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DP - Utah Valley 1. LOB - BYU 2; Utah Valley 11. 2B - WALTON(3); AYOSO(3);

Jones(3); Croshaw(1). HBP - Hatch. SH - VARGAS(2). SB - Openshaw(1).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AMERSON, Sean....... 5.2 9 4 4 4 2 26 30

MILLER, Jared....... 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 3 5

WARD, Michael....... 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4

Utah Valley IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Christensen......... 9.0 5 1 1 0 2 29 30

Win - Christensen (1-2). Loss - AMERSON (0-1). Save - None.

HBP - by MILLER (Hatch). BK - AMERSON(2).

Umpires - HP: Tim Kovach 1B: Eddie Cervantez 3B: Kenny Durham

Start: 10:01 Time: 2:16 Attendance: 234

Brigham Young starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON; 5/3b

PARKER; 11/dh AYOSO; 8/rf CLUFF; 22/1b KO; 10/c MUSSO; 4/2b RELF; 25/p AMERSON;

Utah Valley starters: 6/lf Palmer; 11/2b Jones; 10/3b Brinkerhoff; 17/rf Brady;

5/dh Hatch; 12/1b Openshaw; 26/c Sargent; 2/ss Rickenbach; 3/cf Croshaw; 15/p

Christensen;

Brigham Young 1st - MCNAUGHTON flied out to cf. VARGAS grounded out to

ss. WALTON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 1st - Palmer singled to left field. Jones grounded out to

3b; Palmer advanced to second. Brinkerhoff flied out to lf. Brady singled

through the right side; Palmer advanced to third. Hatch walked; Brady advanced

to second. Openshaw reached on a fielder's choice; Hatch advanced to second;

Brady out at third 3b unassisted. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - PARKER singled up the middle. AYOSO hit into double

play 3b to 2b to 1b; PARKER out on the play. CLUFF flied out to cf. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 2nd - Sargent grounded out to ss. Rickenbach struck out

looking. Croshaw singled through the left side. Palmer grounded out to 3b,

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

Brigham Young 3rd - KO flied out to rf. MUSSO grounded out to 3b, bunt.

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

Utah Valley 3rd - Jones grounded out to 2b. Brinkerhoff grounded out to

2b. Brady grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - MCNAUGHTON singled up the middle. VARGAS grounded

out to p, SAC, bunt; MCNAUGHTON advanced to second. WALTON flied out to rf;

MCNAUGHTON advanced to third. PARKER flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 4th - Hatch grounded out to 1b unassisted. Openshaw popped

up to ss. Sargent singled to right field. Sargent advanced to second on a balk.

Rickenbach singled to right field; Sargent advanced to third. Croshaw out at

first p to 2b to 1b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - AYOSO doubled to left field. CLUFF struck out

looking. KO grounded out to ss. MUSSO grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 5th - Palmer struck out looking. Jones doubled to right

center. Brinkerhoff walked. Brady flied out to cf. Hatch singled to right

field, RBI; Brinkerhoff advanced to second; Jones scored. Openshaw flied out to

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

Brigham Young 6th - RELF flied out to lf. MCNAUGHTON fouled out to lf.

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

Utah Valley 6th - Sargent grounded out to ss. Rickenbach walked. Croshaw

doubled to right center, RBI; Rickenbach scored. Palmer walked. Jones grounded

out to ss; Palmer advanced to second; Croshaw advanced to third. Brinkerhoff

singled to center field, 2 RBI; Palmer scored; Croshaw scored. MILLER to p for

AMERSON. Brady grounded out to 1b unassisted. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - WALTON doubled down the lf line. PARKER grounded out

to 1b unassisted; WALTON advanced to third. AYOSO singled to right field, RBI;

WALTON scored. CLUFF reached on a fielder's choice; AYOSO out at second 2b to

ss. CLUFF picked off, out at second p to 1b to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Utah Valley 7th - Hatch hit by pitch. Hatch picked off, out at second p

to 1b to ss. Openshaw singled to center field. Sargent popped up to 2b.

Openshaw stole second. Rickenbach walked. WARD to p for MILLER. Croshaw lined

out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - KO flied out to ss. MUSSO popped up to 2b. RELF

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

Utah Valley 8th - Palmer singled to left field. Palmer picked off, out

at first c to 1b. Jones flied out to lf. Brinkerhoff grounded out to 2b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - MCNAUGHTON grounded out to 2b. VARGAS grounded out

to 2b. WALTON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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