Wildcats Sweep Series

Kent Walton's first inning double was one of a couple missed scoring opportunities. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

MANHATTAN -- After taking the initial lead, BYU gave up six straight runs Tuesday in a 6-3 loss at Kansas State.

Cougar centerfielder Stephen Wells led off the game with a triple and scored when Collin Fanning stole second base in the first inning.

Again the Cougars had a man on third when Fanning walked, stole second and advanced on a groundout in the third, but he was stranded.

Wildcat Brett Scott singled in the fourth and advanced on Nate Tenbrink's double down the line, then scored on a sac-fly to tie the score at one-all.

KSU took the lead in the fifth inning with a lead-off single by Tyler Link. Link advanced to second on Jake Wortham's wild pitch and scored on Byron Wiley's single to make the score, 2-1. Eli Rumler hit a one-out double down the rightfield line to bring in the third Wildcat run, as Wortham left the game in favor of Brad Kidd. Kidd surrendered a sac-fly which brought in an unearned run before the inning closed at 4-1.

In the sixth the Cougars loaded the bases with one out only to see it go for naught in a 1-2-3 double play which closed the frame. They did, however, pick up their third hit in the game during the sixth off a lead-off bunt which Fanning beat out.

A BYU momentum swing came after J.D. Stambaugh relieved Kidd in the bottom of the two-run sixth, with KSU leading 6-1.

The Cougars answered in the top of the seventh with two runs coming when pinch-hitter Leon Johnson scored on Wells' one-out single, and Danny Vargas scored on an error, to close the gap to 6-3. But Apana Nakayama grounded into BYU's third double play of the afternoon off new KSU pitcher Tyler Ruch.

"We didn't play up to our potential, and we didn't execute well these two games," said BYU Coach Vance Law of the KSU series. "Today we didn't get a timely hit when needed and we didn't do a good job defending in the sixth."

The Cougars will remain in Manhattan on Wednesday to practice at the all-turf infield in Tointon Stadium because of difficulties in flight schedules.

BYU, now 8-5, is next in action on Thursday at 5 p.m., at Miller Park in Provo where it has a four-game win-streak as it starts a three-game series with Gonzaga (9-8).

Brigham Young at Kansas State

Mar 06, 2007 at Manhattan, Kan. (Tointon Stadium)

Brigham Young 3 (8-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0

FANNING, Collin rf....... 2 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0

NAKAYAMA, Apana lf....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

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

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

MC KEEVER, Mike dh....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4

KO, Kasey 1b............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 13 0 0

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

JOHNSON, Leon ph........ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GUENTHER, Wes c......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

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

KIDD, Brad p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

STAMBAUGH, J.D. p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 3 5 2 4 7 24 12 6

Kansas State 6 (11-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Bunker rf................ 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1

Muenster dh.............. 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4

Link lf.................. 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0

Muse ph................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Wiley cf................. 4 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 0

Bloxom 1b................ 4 1 0 0 0 1 9 0 2

Rumler ss................ 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

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

Tenbrink 3b.............. 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 3 0

Vaughn c................. 3 0 0 0 1 0 8 2 1

Bayuk p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Morris p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Ruch p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Edwards p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 6 9 4 5 3 27 12 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 100 000 200 - 3 5 2

Kansas State........ 000 132 00X - 6 9 2

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E - FANNING(1); PARKER(2); Bloxom(1); Tenbrink(4). DP - K-State 3. LOB - BY

6; K-State 10. 2B - WALTON(7); Rumler(6); Tenbrink(1). 3B - WELLS(1). HBP -

PARKER; VARGAS; Tenbrink. SH - Muenster(3); Wiley(2). SF - Bunker(1);

Scott(2). SB - FANNING 2(4); Muenster(2); Wiley(4); Tenbrink(1).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WORTHAM, Jake....... 4.1 6 4 3 4 1 17 24

KIDD, Brad.......... 1.0 1 2 0 1 1 3 6

STAMBAUGH, J.D...... 2.2 2 0 0 0 1 10 10

Kansas State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Bayuk............... 4.0 2 1 1 4 5 12 16

Morris.............. 2.1 3 2 1 0 1 11 13

Ruch................ 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 4 4

Edwards............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Win - Morris (2-0). Loss - WORTHAM (2-2). Save - Edwards (4).

WP - WORTHAM(1); STAMBAUGH(1). HBP - by WORTHAM (Tenbrink); by Morris (PARKER);

by Morris (VARGAS). PB - MUSSO(3).

Umpires - HP: Greg Mudd 1B: Travis Olson 3B: Jay Sanderson

Start: 2 p.m. Time: 2:36 Attendance: 511

Game: KSU2

Brigham Young starters: 1/cf WELLS; 17/rf FANNING; 24/lf NAKAYAMA; 9/2b WALTON; 5/3b

PARKER; 33/dh MC KEEVER; 22/1b KO; 10/c MUSSO; 13/ss VARGAS; 28/p WORTHAM;

Kansas State starters: 6/rf Bunker; 8/dh Muenster; 15/lf Link; 19/cf Wiley; 9/1b

Bloxom; 5/ss Rumler; 14/2b Scott; 3/3b Tenbrink; 2/c Vaughn; 12/p Bayuk;

Brigham Young 1st - WELLS tripled to center field. FANNING walked. NAKAYAMA

struck out; FANNING stole second; WELLS scored. FANNING out at second p to 2b,

picked off. WALTON doubled to left center. PARKER walked. MC KEEVER struck out

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

Kansas State 1st - Bunker walked. Muenster walked; Bunker advanced to second.

Muenster advanced to second on a passed ball; Bunker advanced to third. Link struck

out. Wiley lined out to 1b. Bloxom grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - KO grounded out to 3b. MUSSO flied out to cf to right

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

Kansas State 2nd - Rumler grounded out to 3b. Scott walked. Tenbrink hit by

pitch; Scott advanced to second. Vaughn walked; Tenbrink advanced to second; Scott

advanced to third. Bunker fouled out to 1b. Muenster grounded out to 2b. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - WELLS struck out. FANNING walked. FANNING stole second.

NAKAYAMA grounded out to 2b; FANNING advanced to third. WALTON struck out looking.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Kansas State 3rd - Link singled to shortstop. Wiley grounded out to p, SAC,

bunt; Link advanced to second. Bloxom grounded out to ss; Link advanced to third.

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

Brigham Young 4th - PARKER walked. MC KEEVER grounded into double play ss to

2b to 1b; PARKER out on the play. KO struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Kansas State 4th - Scott singled to right field. Tenbrink doubled down the rf

line; Scott advanced to third. Vaughn grounded out to 3b. Bunker flied out to rf,

SAC, RBI; Scott scored. Muenster lined out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - Morris to p for Bayuk. MUSSO struck out. VARGAS grounded

out to c. WELLS grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Kansas State 5th - Link singled to left center. Link advanced to second on a

wild pitch. Wiley singled to center field, RBI; Link scored. Bloxom reached on a

fielder's choice; Wiley out at second ss to 2b. Rumler doubled down the rf line,

advanced to third on the throw; Bloxom advanced to third, scored on an error by rf.

KIDD to p for WORTHAM. Scott flied out to lf, SAC, RBI; Rumler scored, unearned.

Tenbrink walked. Vaughn flied out to cf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - FANNING singled to pitcher, bunt. NAKAYAMA reached on an

error by 1b; FANNING advanced to second. WALTON grounded out to 1b unassisted;

NAKAYAMA advanced to second; FANNING advanced to third. PARKER hit by pitch. MC

KEEVER grounded into double play p to c to 1b; FANNING out on the play. 0 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Kansas State 6th - Bunker singled to third base, bunt. Muenster reached on an

error by 3b, SAC, advanced to second on the throw; Bunker advanced to third. Link

struck out. STAMBAUGH to p for KIDD. Wiley singled to right field, RBI; Muenster

advanced to third; Bunker scored, unearned. Bloxom struck out; Wiley stole second;

Muenster stole home, unearned. Rumler grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - KO singled to left field. JOHNSON, L. pinch hit for

MUSSO. JOHNSON, L. reached on a fielder's choice; KO out at second ss to 2b. VARGAS

hit by pitch; JOHNSON, L. advanced to second. WELLS singled to right field, RBI;

VARGAS advanced to third; JOHNSON, L. scored. FANNING reached on an error by 3b,

RBI; WELLS advanced to second; VARGAS scored, unearned. Ruch to p for Morris.

NAKAYAMA grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; FANNING out on the play. 2

runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Kansas State 7th - GUENTHER to c for JOHNSON, L.. Scott grounded out to ss.

Tenbrink singled to left center. Tenbrink stole second. Tenbrink advanced to third

on a wild pitch. Vaughn grounded out to 3b. Bunker lined out to rf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - WALTON struck out. PARKER fouled out to 3b. MC KEEVER

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

Kansas State 8th - Muenster grounded out to ss. Muse pinch hit for Link. Muse

grounded out to 3b. Wiley popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - Muse to lf. Edwards to p for Ruch. KO fouled out to 3b.

GUENTHER flied out to cf. VARGAS popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

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