UVU Wins Before Season-High Crowd

Sean McNaughton hit his 13th homer of the season in the UVU contest.

OREM -- A season-high crowd of 3,730 paid tribute Monday to retiring Utah Valley Baseball Coach Steve Gardner as his Wolverines defeated BYU, 12-4.

"He (Gardner) gave me my start and is a good friend," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "He has left their program in good shape and it is awesome he has had very successful years here."

UVU, now 14-31-1, shut down BYU, now 19-29, and rode the arm of Marcus Moore throwing an effective slider on the outside corner as he went the distance in striking out eight.

"Moore is tough, give him credit. We were playing catch-up the whole night and missed on a hit and run."

As a result, twice the Cougars were caught stealing, in the fifth and seventh.

"I thought we were going to break through in the fourth, but we shut down."

Sean McNaughton belted his 13th homer of the season with a third-inning shot to right field on an 0-2 count to bring BYU within two, 4-2. Kasey Ko turned a lineout in the third into a double play to end UVU's third when Adam Openshaw left first, thinking it was a hit.

The Cougars got on the board in the second when Ko led off with a single down the leftfield line. He scored on a Dan Vargas gap double.

Jace Brinkerhoff hit an 0-1 offering over the short porch in left field for a three-run homer as the Wolverines reeled off four consecutive hits to start the game en route to a 4-0 lead.

Cougar pitcher Nelson Castleberry came just short of turning a double play in the sixth when he fielded the ball off Scott Croshaw's bat to get Openshaw at second, but Croshaw beat the throw to first. Then the wheels came off for Castleberry, who yielded three straight singles and as many runs as he was replaced by Jared Miller when the Wolverines opened up a 7-2 lead.

BYU inserted Kevin Sloan, a utility player who hasn't pitched before or after his mission and UVU took advantage with Cole Anderson knocking a three-run homer with no outs to extend the lead to 12-3 in the eighth. Castleberry and Sloan were two of six hurlers used by BYU.

In pre-game ceremonies, UVU honored its nine seniors and Gardner, who coached several former Cougars including Shane Belliston, Brad Hales, Nate Mathis, Casey Nelson, Craig Smith, Wade Vest, Matt Ward and Coach Ryan Roberts, all of whom were in attendance.

BYU continues its daily play this week with a two-game series with Washington State in Provo on Tuesday and Wednesday, both contests starting at 7 p.m., and being broadcast live by BYUTV and KSRR Radio (1400 AM).

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah Valley

May 05, 2008 at Orem, Utah (Brent Brown Ballpark)

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (19-29)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 2 2 1 0 3 2 0 3

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

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

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 10 0 1

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

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

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

AYOSO, Bryce dh.......... 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 0

CASTLEBERRY, Nelson p.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

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

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

SLOAN, Kevin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WELCH, Daniel p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 4 10 4 2 8 24 9 6

Utah Valley 12 (14-31-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Anderson rf.............. 5 2 2 3 0 0 4 0 2

Jones 2b................. 5 2 3 0 0 0 3 3 0

Brinkerhoff 3b........... 5 2 2 3 0 0 1 3 0

Openshaw 1b.............. 4 2 3 1 1 1 6 0 0

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

Arendse c................ 4 1 3 3 0 0 8 2 0

Hinckley dh.............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1

Rickenbach ss............ 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 1

Garretson lf............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Brady lf................ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Moore p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 40 12 16 12 1 4 27 9 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 011 000 011 - 4 10 2

Utah Valley......... 400 003 23X - 12 16 0

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E - PARKER; CLUFF. DP - BYU Cougars 1; Utah Valley 1. LOB - BYU Cougars 6;

Utah Valley 5. 2B - RELF; VARGAS; Anderson; Openshaw 2; Arendse. HR -

MCNAUGHTON(13); Anderson(2); Brinkerhoff(7). HBP - KO. CS - AYOSO.

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

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CASTLEBERRY, Nelson. 5.1 10 7 7 1 2 25 26

MILLER, Jared....... 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 5 5

WARD, Michael....... 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2

MICHON, Brandon..... 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 2 2

SLOAN, Kevin........ 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 4 4

WELCH, Daniel....... 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

Utah Valley IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Moore............... 9.0 10 4 4 2 8 34 37

Win - Moore (8-5). Loss - CASTLEBERRY (2-5). Save - None.

HBP - by Moore (KO).

Umpires - HP: Lew Carleton 1B: Lyle Mangum 3B: Scott MacMurdo

Start: 7:09 pm Time: 2:36 Attendance: 3730

MICHON faced 1 batter in the 8th.

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 4/2b RELF; 9/cf WALTON; 22/1b

KO; 5/3b PARKER; 8/rf CLUFF; 13/ss VARGAS; 11/dh AYOSO; 10/c MUSSO; 21/p

CASTLEBERRY;

Utah Valley starters: 4/rf Anderson; 11/2b Jones; 10/3b Brinkerhoff; 12/1b

Openshaw; 3/cf Croshaw; 18/c Arendse; 25/dh Hinckley; 2/ss Rickenbach; 1/lf

Garretson; 14/p Moore;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - MCNAUGHTON struck out swinging. RELF grounded

out to 2b. WALTON grounded out to 3b, bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Utah Valley 1st - Anderson doubled to right field. Jones singled to

second base; Anderson advanced to third. Brinkerhoff homered to left field, 3

RBI; Jones scored; Anderson scored. Openshaw doubled to left center. Croshaw

grounded out to 3b. Arendse doubled down the lf line, RBI; Openshaw scored.

Hinckley struck out looking. Rickenbach grounded out to ss. 4 runs, 5 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - KO singled down the lf line. PARKER grounded

out to 2b; KO advanced to second. CLUFF flied out to cf. VARGAS doubled to left

center, RBI; KO scored. AYOSO flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Utah Valley 2nd - Garretson flied out to cf. Anderson flied out to cf.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - MUSSO grounded out to 3b. MCNAUGHTON homered

to right field, RBI. RELF popped up to 2b. WALTON flied out to rf. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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

Croshaw lined into double play 1b unassisted; Openshaw out on the play. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - KO flied out to rf. PARKER grounded out to 3b.

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

Utah Valley 4th - Arendse flied out to rf. Hinckley struck out swinging.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - VARGAS flied out to rf. AYOSO singled to

center field. AYOSO out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. MUSSO walked.

MCNAUGHTON struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 5th - Garretson grounded out to c, bunt. Anderson flied out

to lf. Jones grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - RELF flied out to cf. WALTON flied out to rf.

KO hit by pitch. PARKER struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Utah Valley 6th - Brinkerhoff singled to right field. Openshaw singled

to right field; Brinkerhoff advanced to second. Croshaw reached on a fielder's

choice; Openshaw out at second p to ss; Brinkerhoff advanced to third. Arendse

singled up the middle, RBI; Croshaw advanced to second; Brinkerhoff scored.

Hinckley singled to right field; Arendse advanced to second; Croshaw advanced

to third. Rickenbach singled to right center, advanced to second on an error by

rf, 2 RBI; Hinckley advanced to third; Arendse scored; Croshaw scored. MILLER

to p for CASTLEBERRY. Garretson reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to

second; Rickenbach advanced to third; Hinckley out at home ss to c. Anderson

flied out to rf. 3 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - CLUFF singled, bunt. CLUFF out at second c to

2b. VARGAS struck out swinging. AYOSO struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 7th - Jones singled up the middle. Brinkerhoff grounded out

to ss; Jones advanced to second. Openshaw doubled up the middle, RBI; Jones

scored. WARD to p for MILLER. Croshaw struck out swinging. Arendse singled to

left field, RBI; Openshaw scored. MICHON to p for WARD. Hinckley flied out to

lf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - MUSSO struck out looking. MCNAUGHTON singled

to left field. RELF doubled down the lf line; MCNAUGHTON advanced to third.

WALTON singled up the middle, RBI; RELF advanced to third; MCNAUGHTON scored.

KO grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; WALTON out on the play. 1 run,

3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 8th - Rickenbach singled to left field. SLOAN to p for

MICHON. Brady to lf for Garretson. Brady reached on a fielder's choice;

Rickenbach advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to third.

Anderson homered to left field, 3 RBI; Brady scored; Rickenbach scored. Jones

singled to right field. Brinkerhoff flied out to rf. WELCH to p for SLOAN.

Openshaw struck out looking. Croshaw reached on a fielder's choice; Jones out

at second 2b unassisted. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - PARKER walked. CLUFF singled to right field;

PARKER advanced to second. VARGAS struck out swinging. AYOSO singled to left

field, RBI; CLUFF advanced to second; PARKER scored. MUSSO popped up to 3b.

MCNAUGHTON struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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