Vargas, Torgerson Top UC Davis

Dan Vargas hit the game-winning RBI, along with two doubles and a solo homer to help defeat UC-Davis. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Davis, Calif. (March 8, 2008)-- Dan Vargas hit a seeing-eye single in the eighth inning Saturday to score Andrew Law and help lift BYU to an 11-8 victory over UC Davis.

Vargas also hit two doubles and a solo homer in BYU's finale against co-host Cal-Davis in the River City Classic. But it was his single to bring in Law, who had doubled, which put BYU ahead for good with a 9-8 lead. Law leads the team with a current six-game hitting streak.

Reliever Blake Torgerson received credit for the victory with three innings of relief work as both teams posted 6-7 records.

BYU took a 3-0 lead in the second inning when Kasey Ko walked, followed by a Jonathan Cluff double and a J.T. Musso triple. Musso's triple scored Ko and Cluff. Thanks to an error at shortstop, Musso also scored on the play.

Aggie Kyle Mihaylo hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning to tie the game, three-all.

That tie was short-lived as Vargas hit a lead-off homer in the fifth.

Then Cal-Davis exploded with five runs in the fifth to take an 8-4 lead. BYU rallied as the Mustangs loaded the bases in the sixth, then the Cougars secured three consecutive outs.

Sean McNaughton led off the seventh with a homer off the new UCD pitcher Tom Briner. Briner didn't make it through the inning as BYU tied the game, eight-all.

Bryce Ayoso hit a solo homer in the ninth to give the first of BYU's two insurance runs.

The Cougars closed their tournament appearance and the week with bookend victories. BYU posted a 2-2 record in the River City Classic. Now BYU readies for its home opener on Tuesday when it hosts Utah Valley University on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

BYU at UC Davis

Mar 08, 2008 at Davis, CA (Dobbins Stadium)

BYU 11 (6-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 6 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 3

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 5 2 4 2 0 1 0 5 0

WALTON, Kent cf.......... 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0

AYOSO, Bryce dh.......... 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2

KO, Kasey 1b............. 4 1 2 0 1 1 10 0 0

SLOAN, Kevin pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BILLS, Thomas 1b........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 4 1 3 0 1 0 4 1 0

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

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 6 1

WORTHAM, Jake p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

TORGERSON, Blake p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 43 11 17 7 3 6 27 15 8

UC Davis 8 (6-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cepin, Daniel cf......... 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0

Royster, Ryan ph/cf..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Dempsey, Matt ss......... 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 4 0

Jefferies, Jake dh....... 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hudson, Evan 1b.......... 5 2 2 2 0 0 12 0 0

Scoma, Ryan rf........... 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 3

Mihaylo, Kyle lf......... 4 1 2 3 1 1 2 0 1

Dreyfuss, Alex c......... 4 0 0 1 0 0 6 3 1

Heylman, Scott 3b........ 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 2

Foster, Rikki 2b......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

Kelly, Ty ph/2b......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fox, Trevor p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Briner, Tom p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McCusker, Colin p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Fitzgerald, Justin p.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 35 8 12 8 5 3 27 15 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 030 010 412 - 11 17 1

UC Davis............ 000 350 000 - 8 12 4

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E - WALTON(1); Dempsey 2(6); Scoma(2); Mihaylo(1). DP - Cougars 2; Aggies 1.

LOB - Cougars 8; Aggies 7. 2B - VARGAS 2(6); CLUFF(5); LAW(1); Mihaylo(1).

3B - MUSSO(2). HR - MCNAUGHTON(2); VARGAS(2); AYOSO(1); Mihaylo(1). HBP -

Foster. SH - Foster(1). SB - AYOSO(1); CLUFF(5). CS - MCNAUGHTON(3);

AYOSO(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WORTHAM, Jake....... 4.1 10 8 8 3 1 19 23

WARD, Michael....... 1.2 1 0 0 2 0 6 9

TORGERSON, Blake.... 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 10 10

UC Davis IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Fox, Trevor......... 6.0 8 4 3 2 4 25 27

Briner, Tom......... 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 3 3

McCusker, Colin..... 1.0 1 2 1 1 0 5 6

Fitzgerald, Justin.. 2.0 5 2 2 0 2 10 10

Win - TORGERSON (2-1). Loss - McCusker (0-1). Save - None.

WP - WARD(1); McCusker 2(2). HBP - by WARD (Foster).

Umpires - HP: Phil Bensen 1B: Gary Frieders 3B: Ruben Candalaria

Start: 10:02 am Time: 3:00 Attendance: 212

Briner faced 3 batters in the 7th.

McCusker faced 1 batter in the 8th.

BYU starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON; 5/3b PARKER; 11/dh

AYOSO; 22/1b KO; 8/rf CLUFF; 10/c MUSSO; 6/2b LAW; 28/p WORTHAM;

UC Davis starters: 13/cf Cepin; 6/ss Dempsey; 8/dh Jefferies; 26/1b Hudson;

25/rf Scoma; 15/lf Mihaylo; 35/c Dreyfuss; 9/3b Heylman; 4/2b Foster; 27/p Fox;

BYU 1st - MCNAUGHTON struck out swinging. VARGAS doubled to left field.

WALTON grounded out to ss. PARKER walked. AYOSO popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Davis 1st - Cepin struck out swinging. Dempsey grounded out to 2b.

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

BYU 2nd - KO walked. CLUFF doubled to right field; KO advanced to third.

MUSSO tripled to center field, scored on an error by ss, 2 RBI, unearned; CLUFF

scored; KO scored. LAW grounded out to p. MCNAUGHTON reached on an error by rf.

VARGAS struck out swinging. MCNAUGHTON out at second c to 2b, caught stealing.

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

UC Davis 2nd - Hudson flied out to rf. Scoma singled up the middle.

Mihaylo doubled to right field; Scoma advanced to third. Dreyfuss flied out to

rf; Scoma out at home rf to c. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - WALTON grounded out to 3b. PARKER flied out to cf. AYOSO

singled up the middle. KO singled to center field; AYOSO advanced to third.

AYOSO out at home c to 2b to c, caught stealing. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

UC Davis 3rd - Heylman walked. Foster grounded into double play ss to 2b

to 1b; Heylman out on the play. Cepin grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - CLUFF lined out to 3b. MUSSO singled to left field. LAW flied

out to cf. MCNAUGHTON popped up to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 4th - Dempsey walked. Jefferies grounded into double play ss to

2b to 1b; Dempsey out on the play. Hudson singled to right field. Scoma singled

to right field; Hudson advanced to third. Mihaylo homered to left field, 3 RBI;

Scoma scored; Hudson scored. Dreyfuss grounded out to 2b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - VARGAS homered to left field, RBI. WALTON lined out to 1b.

PARKER grounded out to p. AYOSO flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

UC Davis 5th - Heylman walked. Foster grounded out to p, SAC; Heylman

advanced to second. Cepin singled to center field, RBI; Heylman scored. Dempsey

singled to right field; Cepin advanced to second. Jefferies singled to left

field; Dempsey advanced to second; Cepin advanced to third. Hudson singled to

left field, 2 RBI; Jefferies advanced to second; Dempsey scored; Cepin scored.

Scoma singled to center field, advanced to second on a fielding error by cf,

RBI; Hudson advanced to third; Jefferies scored. WARD to p for WORTHAM. Mihaylo

walked. Dreyfuss grounded out to ss, RBI; Mihaylo advanced to second; Scoma

advanced to third; Hudson scored. Heylman flied out to rf. 5 runs, 5 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

BYU 6th - KO struck out looking. CLUFF singled to right field. MUSSO

struck out swinging. CLUFF stole second. LAW lined out to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 6th - Foster hit by pitch. Cepin singled, bunt; Foster advanced

to second. Cepin advanced to second; Foster advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Dempsey walked. Jefferies reached on a fielder's choice; Dempsey advanced to

second; Cepin advanced to third; Foster out at home ss to c. Hudson fouled out

to 1b. Scoma flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 7th - Briner to p for Fox. MCNAUGHTON homered to left field, RBI.

VARGAS doubled to right field. WALTON singled to left field, advanced to

second; VARGAS advanced to third, scored on a fielding error by lf. McCusker to

p for Briner. PARKER grounded out to ss; WALTON advanced to third. WALTON

scored on a wild pitch. AYOSO reached on an error by ss. AYOSO stole second. KO

grounded out to p; AYOSO advanced to third. CLUFF walked. CLUFF advanced to

second; AYOSO scored on a wild pitch, unearned. MUSSO flied out to lf. 4

runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 7th - TORGERSON to p for WARD. Mihaylo struck out swinging.

Dreyfuss flied out to rf. Heylman flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

BYU 8th - LAW doubled to right field. Fitzgerald to p for McCusker.

MCNAUGHTON grounded out to ss; LAW advanced to third. VARGAS singled to left

field, RBI; LAW scored. WALTON grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; VARGAS

out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Davis 8th - Kelly pinch hit for Foster. Kelly grounded out to 3b.

Royster pinch hit for Cepin. Royster struck out swinging. Dempsey popped up to

cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 9th - Royster to cf. Kelly to 2b. PARKER struck out swinging. AYOSO

homered to left field, RBI. KO singled to center field. SLOAN pinch ran for KO.

CLUFF singled to left field; SLOAN advanced to second. MUSSO singled, advanced

to second on the throw, RBI; CLUFF advanced to third; SLOAN scored. LAW struck

out swinging, out at first c to p to 1b. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to p. 2

runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Davis 9th - BILLS to 1b for SLOAN. Jefferies flied out to lf. Hudson

grounded out to 2b. Scoma singled to second base. Mihaylo grounded out to 3b.

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

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