Westensee Helps Sweep Pacific

Jonathan Cluff led BYU with a pair of hits in an 11-6 victory at Pacific. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Stockton, Calif. (March 5, 2008)--Behind freshman pitcher Tyler Westensee, BYU claimed an 11-6 victory Wednesday over the University of Pacific.

The Cougars, now 4-5, methodically churned out runs, while Westensee tallied eight strikeouts in six innings to gain his first victory.

"I'm very, very pleased with our two freshmen pitchers tonight," said BYU Coach Vance Law of Westensee and Steve Shutt. "Westensee maintained his composure. Our offense was relentless and every run gave us more comfort for him with that cushion."

BYU now readies to play a split doubleheader with San Jose State and co-host Sacramento State on Wednesday morning and afternoon, respectively, in the River City Classic.

In game two at Pacific, BYU's Steve Parker led off the second with a walk after getting extended life from a first inning at bat when Dan Vargas was caught stealing. Jonathan Cluff drew a one-out walk. Then Parker scored and Cluff advanced when Kasey Ko singled. Cluff scored on Brandon Relf's fielder's choice to make it 2-0 favoring BYU.

Westensee recorded a pair of strikeouts in each of his first two innings and added a fifth K before being rescued by a double play which stranded a runner at third to end the third inning.

In the fourth BYU escaped a first and third situation again, this time with one out.

Kent Walton extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a fifth-inning double which scored Vargas to put BYU up 3-0.

BYU increased its margin to 5-0 in the sixth when Bryce Ayoso and Cluff started the inning with consecutive singles and later scored due to a pair of errors and a fielder's choice by J.T. Musso.

A pair of walks and a pair of Cougar errors led to Pacific scoring three runs in the sixth, even to Westensee recorded his eighth strikeout with the score 5-3.

The first two batters, Walton and Parker, scored in the seventh off a sac-fly and and wild pitch, making the score 7-3.

Sean McNaughton accounted for two of the four runs in the ninth when he teamed with Thomas Bills and Musso to put BYU up 11-3.

The Tigers end their two-game series against BYU with a 2-7 record.

BYU Cougars at Pacific Tigers

Mar 05, 2008 at Stockton, CA (Klein Family Field)

BYU Cougars 11 (4-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 3 1 0 0 3 0 2 2 2

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

BOWEN, Michael ph/rf.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

LEACH, J.C. 3b.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

CLUFF, Jonathan rf/cf.... 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 0

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

LAW, Andrew pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BILLS, Thomas 1b........ 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0

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

HERMOSILLO, Kiko 2b..... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 4 1 1 2 0 1 10 0 0

WESTENSEE, Tyler p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SHUTT, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 36 11 11 9 8 3 27 7 10

Pacific Tigers 6 (2-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Ching 2b/ss.............. 5 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 2

Oliveira c/lf............ 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 1 0

McKeever rf.............. 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 1

Haar dh.................. 5 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 1

Walker 1b/c.............. 4 1 0 0 1 1 8 0 1

Wideman 3b............... 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 0

Longmire cf.............. 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0

Fuson lf................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

Martin ph/1b............ 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0

Wheeler ss............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0

Brown ph/2b............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Carnevale p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Manning p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Hovey p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rowse p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mintun p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 6 9 5 2 10 27 11 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU Cougars......... 020 012 204 - 11 11 5

Pacific Tigers...... 000 003 003 - 6 9 5

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E - VARGAS 3(8); KO(1); WESTENSEE(1); Ching(3); Walker(3); Wideman(2);

Wheeler(1); Carnevale(1). DP - Cougars 2; Tigers 1. LOB - Cougars 10; Tigers

8. 2B - WALTON(2); CLUFF(4); BILLS(2); MUSSO(1); McKeever 2(7); Haar(1);

Longmire(1). HBP - MUSSO; McKeever. SH - AYOSO(1); KO(2). SF - CLUFF(2). SB

- WALTON(4); PARKER(3); LAW; RELF(2). CS - VARGAS(1).

BYU Cougars IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WESTENSEE, Tyler.... 6.0 6 3 0 1 8 26 28

SHUTT, Justin....... 3.0 3 3 3 1 2 12 13

Pacific Tigers IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Carnevale........... 6.0 5 5 3 4 1 23 29

Manning............. 1.0 1 2 1 2 0 2 6

Hovey............... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 5 5

Rowse............... 0.1 4 4 4 1 1 5 6

Mintun.............. 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

Win - WESTENSEE (1-0). Loss - Carnevale (1-2). Save - SHUTT (1).

WP - Manning(1). HBP - by Carnevale (MUSSO); by WESTENSEE (McKeever). BK -

Mintun(1). PB - MUSSO(2); Walker(1).

Umpires - HP: Billy Haze 1B: Tom Chandler 3B: Phil Benson

Start: 6:00 pm Time: 3:00 Attendance: 453

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

11/dh AYOSO; 8/rf CLUFF; 22/1b KO; 4/2b RELF; 10/c MUSSO; 23/p WESTENSEE;

Pacific Tigers starters: 3/2b Ching; 8/c Oliveira; 14/rf McKeever; 48/dh Haar;

20/1b Walker; 9/3b Wideman; 15/cf Longmire; 1/lf Fuson; 4/ss Wheeler; 41/p

Carnevale;

BYU Cougars 1st - MCNAUGHTON popped up to 2b. VARGAS walked. WALTON

flied out to rf. VARGAS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 1st - Ching struck out swinging. Oliveira grounded out to

3b. McKeever doubled to center field. McKeever advanced to third on a passed

ball. Haar struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU Cougars 2nd - PARKER walked. AYOSO popped up to ss. PARKER stole

second. CLUFF walked. KO singled through the right side, RBI; CLUFF advanced to

second, advanced to third on the throw; PARKER scored. RELF reached on a

fielder's choice to shortstop, RBI; KO out at second ss to 2b; CLUFF scored.

MUSSO hit by pitch; RELF stole second. MCNAUGHTON popped up to ss. 2 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 2nd - Walker struck out swinging. Wideman struck out

swinging. Longmire doubled down the rf line. Fuson grounded out to p. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU Cougars 3rd - VARGAS lined out to 3b. WALTON grounded out to 1b

unassisted. PARKER singled up the middle. AYOSO grounded out to 3b. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 3rd - Dropped foul ball, E3. Wheeler struck out swinging.

Ching reached on a fielding error by ss. Oliveira singled through the left

side; Ching advanced to third. McKeever grounded into double play ss to 2b to

1b; Oliveira out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU Cougars 4th - CLUFF grounded out to 1b unassisted. KO grounded out

to ss. RELF grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 4th - Haar singled through the right side. Walker flied

out to lf to left center. Wideman singled to right center; Haar advanced to

third. Longmire flied out to rf. Fuson reached on a fielder's choice to

shortstop; Wideman out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU Cougars 5th - MUSSO lined out to lf. MCNAUGHTON struck out swinging.

VARGAS walked. WALTON doubled to left center, RBI; VARGAS scored. PARKER lined

out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 5th - Wheeler popped up to rf. Ching struck out. Oliveira

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

BYU Cougars 6th - AYOSO singled to pitcher. CLUFF singled to right

field; AYOSO advanced to second. KO reached on a fielder's choice, SAC,

advanced to second on the throw; CLUFF advanced to third; AYOSO advanced to

third, scored on a throwing error by p, unearned. RELF reached on an error by

ss. MUSSO reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; RELF advanced to second, advanced

to third on a throwing error by 3b; KO out at third 3b unassisted; CLUFF

scored, unearned. MCNAUGHTON flied out to cf. VARGAS grounded out to 3b. 2

runs, 2 hits, 3 errors, 2 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 6th - McKeever hit by pitch. Haar struck out. Walker

walked; McKeever advanced to second. Wideman reached on a fielder's choice;

Walker advanced to second on a throwing error by ss, advanced to third;

McKeever scored, unearned. Longmire reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Wideman

advanced to second on a throwing error by p, advanced to third; Walker scored,

unearned. Martin pinch hit for Fuson. Martin singled to center field, RBI;

Longmire advanced to second; Wideman scored, unearned. Brown pinch hit for

Wheeler. Brown flied out to cf. Ching flied out to cf. 3 runs, 1 hit, 2

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU Cougars 7th - Ching to ss. Oliveira to lf. Walker to c. Martin to

1b. Brown to 2b. Manning to p for Carnevale. WALTON singled to first base.

PARKER walked; WALTON advanced to second. AYOSO grounded out to p, SAC, bunt;

PARKER advanced to second; WALTON advanced to third. CLUFF flied out to cf, SF,

RBI; PARKER advanced to third on a fielding error by c; WALTON scored. KO

walked; PARKER scored on a wild pitch, unearned. LAW pinch ran for KO. LAW

stole second. RELF flied out to rf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 7th - BILLS to 1b for LAW. SHUTT to p for WESTENSEE.

Oliveira struck out looking. McKeever reached on a fielding error by ss. Haar

flied into double play lf to ss to 1b; McKeever out on the play. 0 runs, 0

hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU Cougars 8th - Hovey to p for Manning. MUSSO struck out swinging.

MCNAUGHTON singled to shortstop. VARGAS reached on an error by ss; MCNAUGHTON

advanced to second. WALTON reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; VARGAS

out at second ss to 2b; MCNAUGHTON advanced to third. WALTON stole second.

PARKER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 8th - HERMOSILLO to 2b for RELF. Walker popped up to 3b.

Wideman popped up to p. Longmire lined out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

BYU Cougars 9th - Rowse to p for Hovey. AYOSO struck out looking. CLUFF

doubled to left field. BILLS doubled to right center, RBI; CLUFF scored.

HERMOSILLO walked. MUSSO doubled to left center, RBI; HERMOSILLO advanced to

third; BILLS scored. MCNAUGHTON singled to center field, 2 RBI; MUSSO scored;

HERMOSILLO scored. Mintun to p for Rowse. MCNAUGHTON advanced to second on a

balk. VARGAS walked; MCNAUGHTON advanced to third on a passed ball. BOWEN pinch

hit for WALTON. BOWEN grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; VARGAS out on

the play. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 9th - BOWEN to rf. LEACH to 3b for PARKER. CLUFF to cf.

Martin walked. Brown grounded out to p; Martin advanced to second. Ching struck

out looking. Oliveira singled to center field, RBI; Martin scored. McKeever

doubled to right center, RBI; Oliveira scored. Haar doubled to right field,

RBI; McKeever scored. Walker grounded out to 1b unassisted. 3 runs, 3 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

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