Washington Drowns Cougars

Brandon Relf's two-run homer was one of the few bright spots in a 9-3 loss at Washington. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SEATTLE -- Washington and the rain took a toll on BYU’s baseball team as the Huskies got a 9-3 victory Wednesday night.

A rain delay over two hours got BYU off to a slow start as the Cougars fell to a 28-22 record, while Washington improved to 24-25.

Home runs by Washington’s Jake Rife and Troy Scott doomed the Cougars. A 365-plus line shot by BYU’s Brandon Relf cleared the fence for a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

A Kent Walton double in the sixth paved the way for BYU’s third run when he was singled in by Michael Bowen.

The Cougars now take time for rare practices the end of this week when they return to Provo. Depending on the finish of teams in the Mountain West Conference, BYU could finish anywhere from second to fourth. A third or fourth place finish would mean BYU plays on Tuesday, while a second place finish gives that team a bye until Wednesday.


BYU at Washington

May 13, 2009 at Seattle, Wash. (Husky Ballpark)

BYU 3 (28-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0

NIELSEN, Dane ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BANKS, Stetson 2b........ 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1

WHITNEY, Brock ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

LAW, Adam ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

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

BOWEN, Michael rf........ 4 0 2 1 0 1 3 0 0

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

RELF, Brandon ss......... 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 1

CLUFF, Jonathan cf....... 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 3

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 4 0 1 0 0 1 6 1 2

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

BUNCH, Nathan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 36 3 9 3 3 14 24 4 9

Washington 9 (24-25)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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GardnerYoung lf.......... 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2

Rankin 2b................ 4 1 1 0 1 3 3 1 0

Rife dh.................. 3 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0

Conley rf................ 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 3

Scott 1b................. 5 2 1 3 0 0 5 0 3

C. Brown cf.............. 4 0 3 2 1 0 2 0 0

Wilcox c................. 5 1 0 0 0 0 11 3 0

Pollard 3b............... 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Russell ph/3b........... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Bethel ss................ 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1

Snow p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kittredge p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

G. Brown p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

West p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dickey p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 9 10 8 6 6 27 6 10

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 201 000 - 3 9 2

Washington.......... 104 020 02X - 9 10 0

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E - BANKS(3); PARKER(15). LOB - BYU 9; Washington 10. 2B - WALTON(10);

BOWEN(15); CLUFF 2(7); MUSSO(6); Rankin(13); Pollard(8). HR - RELF(3);

Rife(6); Scott(10). HBP - Pollard 2. SB - McNAUGHTON(8); BOWEN(12). CS - C.

Brown(6).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TORGERSON, Blake.... 3.0 5 5 4 2 2 15 18 -

BUNCH, Nathan....... 1.2 2 2 2 4 2 7 12 -

MILLER, Jared....... 3.1 3 2 1 0 2 13 13 -

Washington IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Snow................ 4.0 3 2 2 2 8 15 17 -

Kittredge........... 3.0 4 1 1 0 2 12 12 -

G. Brown............ 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 4 5 -

West................ 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -

Dickey.............. 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 4 -

Win - Kittredge (4-3). Loss - TORGERSON (6-2). Save - None.

WP - BUNCH(6). HBP - by TORGERSON (Pollard); by BUNCH (Pollard). PB - Wilcox(6).

Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Randy Sutton 1B: Dave Natali 3B: Chris Thomas

Start: 8:45 pm Time: 2:52 Attendance: 128

Weather: 45, light rain, no wind

Game notes:

Start of game delayed 2 hours, 15 minutes due to rain.

Play-by-Play

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. BANKS

struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. WALTON singled to right field.

PARKER flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington 1st - GardnerYoung flied out to lf. Rankin struck out

swinging. Rife homered to right field, RBI. Conley walked. Scott flied out to

lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - BOWEN struck out swinging. KO walked. RELF struck out

swinging. CLUFF doubled down the lf line; KO advanced to third. MUSSO struck

out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington 2nd - C. Brown singled to second base. Wilcox flied out to

cf. Pollard hit by pitch; C. Brown advanced to second. Bethel struck out

swinging. GardnerYoung flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - McNAUGHTON fouled out to ss. BANKS struck out swinging. WALTON

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

Washington 3rd - Rankin doubled to right field. Rife walked. Conley

reached on a fielding error by 3b, advanced to second; Rife advanced to third;

Rankin scored, unearned. Scott homered to left field, 3 RBI; Conley scored;

Rife scored. C. Brown flied out to cf. Wilcox flied out to lf. Pollard doubled

down the lf line. Bethel flied out to rf. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

BYU 4th - PARKER walked. BOWEN popped up to 2b. KO popped up to 2b. RELF

homered to left field, 2 RBI; PARKER scored. CLUFF struck out swinging. 2

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 4th - BUNCH to p for TORGERSON. GardnerYoung walked. Rankin

walked; GardnerYoung advanced to second. Rife struck out looking. Conley flied

out to cf; GardnerYoung advanced to third. Rankin advanced to second on a wild

pitch. Scott flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - Kittredge to p for Snow. MUSSO flied out to cf. McNAUGHTON

singled to center field. BANKS struck out swinging. McNAUGHTON stole second.

McNAUGHTON out at third c to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 5th - C. Brown walked. Wilcox reached on a fielder's choice;

C. Brown out at second 2b to ss. Pollard hit by pitch; Wilcox advanced to

second. Bethel singled to left field; Pollard advanced to second; Wilcox

advanced to third. GardnerYoung singled to third base, RBI; Bethel advanced to

second; Pollard advanced to third; Wilcox scored. Rankin struck out swinging.

Rife walked, RBI; GardnerYoung advanced to second; Bethel advanced to third;

Pollard scored. MILLER, J. to p for BUNCH. Conley struck out looking. 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 6th - WALTON doubled to right center. PARKER grounded out to 2b;

WALTON advanced to third. BOWEN singled up the middle, RBI; WALTON scored. KO

flied out to lf. RELF struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Washington 6th - Scott grounded out to 2b. C. Brown singled to center

field. Wilcox flied out to lf. Russell pinch hit for Pollard. Russell grounded

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

BYU 7th - Russell to 3b. CLUFF doubled to right field. MUSSO grounded

out to ss. McNAUGHTON flied out to cf; CLUFF advanced to third. BANKS grounded

out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington 7th - Bethel flied out to rf. GardnerYoung flied out to cf.

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

BYU 8th - G. Brown to p for Kittredge. WALTON popped up to 2b. PARKER

struck out swinging. BOWEN doubled to left center. BOWEN stole third. KO struck

out swinging, reached first on a passed ball. RELF walked; KO advanced to

second. West to p for G. Brown. CLUFF flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Washington 8th - Rife singled through the left side. Conley flied out to

lf. Scott reached on a fielding error by 2b, advanced to second; Rife advanced

to third. C. Brown singled to right center, advanced to second on the throw, 2

RBI; Scott scored, unearned; Rife scored. C. Brown out at third c to 3b, caught

stealing. Wilcox flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU 9th - Dickey to p for West. MUSSO doubled to left center. NIELSEN

pinch hit for McNAUGHTON. NIELSEN flied out to rf. WHITNEY pinch hit for BANKS.

WHITNEY struck out swinging. LAW, Ad. pinch hit for WALTON. LAW, Ad. struck out

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

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