Zags Sweep Twinbill

Dan Vargas was one Cougar who was swinging a hot bat in the doubleheader against Gonzaga. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Spokane, Wash. (February 29, 2008)--One slipped away and the other one got away as BYU's baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Gonzaga, 7-6 and 12-5.

BYU, now 1-5, was ahead most of game one and trailed 3-2 midway in game two before it got out of hand. Gonzaga, now 3-4, hosts the Cougars in a single game Saturday morning for the fourth contest in the series.

In the nightcap, Dan Vargas' one-out triple scored Sean McNaughton in the third. Vargas was singled in by Walton to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, making the score 3-2.

The Cougars didn't score again until the seventh when Brandon Relf doubled and crossed the plate on McNaughton's sac-fly. That was followed by a leadoff single from Walton, who was doubled in by Thomas Bills in the eighth. Bryce Ayoso doubled in Bills to make the score 10-5.

In Friday's first game, the Cougars were never behind with Jordan Muir on the mound, but Gonzaga took advantage when he left the game in the eighth with a 5-3 lead.

BYU grabbed the early lead when Vargas hit a two-out double to score Relf to give BYU a 1-0 lead in the third.

Vargas led off with a single in the sixth and scored on the next play when Kent Walton tripled. Two batters later, Kasey Ko singled in Walton to put the Cougars up, 3-1.

In the seventh, J.T. Musso hit a one-out triple and scored Sean McNaughton's groundout to third. Vargas then hit a two-out single, stole second and scored when Walton singled to rightfield.

Muir was replaced by a pair of relievers in the eighth and Mark McKimmy blasted a three-run homer to put the Zags on top, 7-5.

Relf led off with a double and advanced around the bases to score on a wild pitch and a passed ball in the ninth to bring the Cougars within one run, 7-6. McNaughton then doubled, but was caught stealing to third in a rundown.

BYU COUGARS at GONZAGA BULLDOGS (Game 1)

Feb 29, 2008 at Spokane, Wash. (Patterson Complex)

BYU COUGARS 6 (1-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 4 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 4 1 1 0 0 3 3 1 0

MUIR, Jordan p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

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

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

Totals................... 34 6 10 5 3 7 24 11 5

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 7 (2-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS 2b................. 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 6 0

CHATWOOD ss.............. 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 0

VAN WINKLE dh............ 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

WAYT pr/dh.............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WIEGAND 1b............... 3 1 2 1 0 0 14 0 0

McKIMMY rf............... 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 2

NICHOLAS lf.............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

BLANK pr/lf............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

WINSTON 3b............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0

KVEDER c................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0

HEID cf.................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CASTELLITTO ph.......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

RHODES pr/cf............ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FIELDS p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

McCLURE p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARTIN p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 28 7 8 7 3 3 27 16 2

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU COUGARS......... 001 002 201 - 6 10 1

GONZAGA BULLDOGS.... 000 102 04X - 7 8 0

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E - CLUFF(1). DP - BY 3; Gonzaga 1. LOB - BY 5; Gonzaga 2. 2B -

MCNAUGHTON(1); VARGAS(1); RELF(1); CHATWOOD(1). 3B - WALTON(1); MUSSO(1). HR

- McKIMMY(1). HBP - VAN WINKLE. SH - MCNAUGHTON(1). SF - WIEGAND(1). SB -

VARGAS(1); CLUFF(3); RELF(1). CS - MCNAUGHTON(2); BLANK(1).

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MUIR, Jordan........ 7.0 6 3 2 2 2 23 26

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

TORGERSON, Blake.... 0.2 2 3 3 0 1 4 5

GONZAGA BULLDOGS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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FIELDS.............. 6.0 5 3 3 3 6 21 25

McCLURE............. 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 9 9

MARTIN.............. 1.0 2 1 0 0 1 4 4

Win - McCLURE (1-1). Loss - TORGERSON (1-1). Save - MARTIN (1).

WP - McCLURE(2); MARTIN(1). HBP - by TORGERSON (VAN WINKLE). BK - MICHON(1). PB

- KVEDER(1).

Umpires - HP: Mik Hendrickson 1B: Jim Paronto 3B: Matt Stellges

Start: Noon Time: 2:35 Attendance:

Game: GON2

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

22/1b KO; 8/rf CLUFF; 11/dh AYOSO; 4/2b RELF; 10/c MUSSO; 12/p MUIR;

GONZAGA BULLDOGS starters: 5/2b WELLS; 6/ss CHATWOOD; 20/dh VAN WINKLE; 31/1b

WIEGAND; 10/rf McKIMMY; 33/lf NICHOLAS; 4/3b WINSTON; 11/c KVEDER; 16/cf HEID;

18/p FIELDS;

BYU COUGARS 1st - MCNAUGHTON flied out to cf. VARGAS lined out to 2b.

WALTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 1st - WELLS grounded out to ss. CHATWOOD flied out to

lf. VAN WINKLE grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 2nd - PARKER struck out looking. KO grounded out to ss.

CLUFF singled to shortstop. CLUFF stole second. AYOSO grounded out to 2b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 2nd - WIEGAND singled through the left side. McKIMMY

grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; WIEGAND out on the play. NICHOLAS

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

BYU COUGARS 3rd - RELF walked. MUSSO struck out looking. MCNAUGHTON

grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; RELF advanced to second. VARGAS doubled to right

center, RBI; RELF scored. WALTON grounded out to c. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 3rd - WINSTON flied out to cf. KVEDER grounded out to

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

BYU COUGARS 4th - PARKER walked. KO reached on a fielder's choice;

PARKER out at second ss to 2b. CLUFF grounded into double play 1b unassisted;

KO out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 4th - WELLS singled to left field. CHATWOOD walked;

WELLS advanced to second. VAN WINKLE singled to pitcher, bunt; CHATWOOD

advanced to second; WELLS advanced to third. WIEGAND flied out to cf, SAC, RBI;

CHATWOOD advanced to third; WELLS scored. McKIMMY grounded into double play ss

to 1b; VAN WINKLE out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 5th - AYOSO grounded out to 2b. RELF walked. MUSSO struck

out swinging. RELF stole second. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 5th - NICHOLAS grounded out to 1b unassisted. WINSTON

flied out to cf. KVEDER out at first 1b to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU COUGARS 6th - VARGAS singled to right field. WALTON tripled to right

field, RBI; VARGAS scored. PARKER grounded out to 2b. KO singled through the

left side, RBI; WALTON scored. CLUFF struck out swinging. AYOSO struck out

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

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 6th - HEID flied out to lf. WELLS singled to shortstop.

CHATWOOD doubled to left field; WELLS advanced to third. VAN WINKLE singled to

right field, advanced to second on a fielding error by rf, 2 RBI; CHATWOOD

scored, unearned; WELLS scored. WIEGAND fouled out to lf. McKIMMY flied out to

cf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 7th - McCLURE to p for FIELDS. RELF grounded out to ss.

MUSSO tripled to center field. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to 3b, RBI; MUSSO

scored. VARGAS singled through the left side. VARGAS stole second. WALTON

singled to right field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; VARGAS scored.

WALTON advanced to third on a wild pitch. PARKER grounded out to 2b. 2 runs,

3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 7th - NICHOLAS walked. BLANK pinch ran for NICHOLAS.

WINSTON struck out looking; BLANK out at second c to ss, caught stealing, double play.

KVEDER grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 8th - BLANK to lf. KO grounded out to 2b. CLUFF grounded out

to ss. AYOSO flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 8th - MICHON to p for MUIR. CASTELLITTO pinch hit for

HEID. CASTELLITTO walked. RHODES pinch ran for CASTELLITTO. WELLS grounded out

to 1b unassisted; RHODES advanced to second on a balk, advanced to third.

TORGERSON to p for MICHON. CHATWOOD grounded out to ss, RBI; RHODES scored. VAN

WINKLE hit by pitch. WIEGAND singled up the middle; VAN WINKLE advanced to

second. WAYT pinch ran for VAN WINKLE. McKIMMY homered to left field, 3 RBI;

WIEGAND scored; WAYT scored. BLANK struck out looking. 4 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 9th - WAYT to dh. RHODES to cf. MARTIN to p for McCLURE.

RELF doubled to right field. MUSSO struck out swinging. RELF advanced to third

on a wild pitch. RELF scored on a passed ball, unearned. MCNAUGHTON doubled to

left field. MCNAUGHTON out at third p to 3b to ss to 3b, caught stealing.

VARGAS flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU COUGARS at GONZAGA BULLDOGS (Game 2)

Feb 29, 2008 at Spokane, Wash (Patterson Complex)

BYU COUGARS 5 (1-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0

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

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

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

KO, Kasey 1b............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0

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

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

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 2 0

RELF, Brandon dh......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4

HERMOSILLO, Kiko 2b...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

BOWEN, Michael ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

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

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

LEACH, J.C. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 5 8 5 4 2 24 13 6

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 12 (3-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS 2b................. 6 1 3 2 0 1 2 2 0

CHATWOOD ss.............. 4 1 1 0 2 0 2 10 0

VAN WINKLE dh............ 5 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 3

WIEGAND 1b............... 4 1 1 0 1 0 16 1 2

McKIMMY rf............... 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1

NICHOLAS lf.............. 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0

BLANK lf................ 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WINSTON 3b............... 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0

KVEDER c................. 3 1 2 4 0 0 2 1 3

HEID cf.................. 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2

RHODES cf............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

POWELL p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

McCLURE p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 32 12 14 12 6 2 27 20 12

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU COUGARS......... 002 000 120 - 5 8 0

GONZAGA BULLDOGS.... 030 610 02X - 12 14 2

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E - WINSTON 2(3). DP - BY 1; Gonzaga 3. LOB - BY 6; Gonzaga 12. 2B -

BILLS(1); AYOSO(1); RELF(3); VAN WINKLE(1); WIEGAND(2); NICHOLAS(1). 3B -

VARGAS(1). HR - HEID(1). HBP - McKIMMY; NICHOLAS; WINSTON 2; KVEDER; RHODES.

SH - PARKER(1); HEID(1). SF - MCNAUGHTON(1); McKIMMY(1); WINSTON(2);

KVEDER(1). SB - MCNAUGHTON(4).

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CASTLEBERRY, Nelson. 3.1 8 9 9 3 2 16 21

SHUTT, Justin....... 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 3 6

MICHON, Brandon..... 3.0 2 0 0 1 0 10 13

LEACH, J.C.......... 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 3 8

GONZAGA BULLDOGS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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POWELL.............. 7.0 5 3 3 4 1 24 29

McCLURE............. 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 8 9

Win - POWELL (1-1). Loss - CASTLEBERRY (0-1). Save - None.

HBP - by CASTLEBERRY (NICHOLAS); by SHUTT (WINSTON); by MICHON (WINSTON); by

MICHON (KVEDER); by LEACH (McKIMMY); by LEACH (RHODES). BK - LEACH(1).

Umpires - HP: Jim Paranto 1B: Matt Stellges 3B: Mik Hendrickson

Start: 3 p.m. Time: 2:41 Attendance: 669

SHUTT faced 1 batter in the 5th.

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

22/1b KO; 8/rf CLUFF; 11/c AYOSO; 4/dh RELF; 3/2b HERMOSILLO; 21/p CASTLEBERRY;

GONZAGA BULLDOGS starters: 5/2b WELLS; 6/ss CHATWOOD; 20/dh VAN WINKLE; 31/1b

WIEGAND; 10/rf McKIMMY; 33/lf NICHOLAS; 4/3b WINSTON; 11/c KVEDER; 16/cf HEID;

24/p POWELL;

BYU COUGARS 1st - MCNAUGHTON flied out to rf. VARGAS grounded out to 3b.

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

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 1st - WELLS struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

CHATWOOD grounded out to ss. VAN WINKLE flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 2nd - PARKER walked. KO grounded into double play 3b to ss

to 1b; PARKER out on the play. CLUFF walked. AYOSO walked; CLUFF advanced to

second. RELF struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 2nd - WIEGAND doubled to center field. McKIMMY grounded

out to ss; WIEGAND advanced to third. NICHOLAS hit by pitch. WINSTON walked;

NICHOLAS advanced to second. KVEDER singled up the middle, 2 RBI; WINSTON

advanced to second; NICHOLAS scored; WIEGAND scored. HEID reached on a

fielder's choice; KVEDER out at second 1b to ss; WINSTON advanced to third.

WELLS singled up the middle, advanced to third on the throw, RBI; HEID advanced

to third, out at home cf to 3b to lf to c; WINSTON scored. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 3rd - HERMOSILLO grounded out to ss. MCNAUGHTON singled

through the left side. VARGAS tripled to left center, RBI; MCNAUGHTON scored.

WALTON singled to center field, RBI; VARGAS scored. PARKER grounded into double

play 2b to ss to 1b; WALTON out on the play. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 3rd - CHATWOOD singled to second base. VAN WINKLE flied

out to rf. WIEGAND reached on a fielder's choice; CHATWOOD out at second 1b to

ss. McKIMMY struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 4th - KO grounded out to p. CLUFF grounded out to ss. AYOSO

walked. RELF lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 4th - NICHOLAS walked. WINSTON singled through the

right side; NICHOLAS advanced to third. KVEDER singled through the right side,

RBI; WINSTON advanced to second; NICHOLAS scored. HEID grounded out to c, bunt,

SAC; KVEDER advanced to second; WINSTON advanced to third. WELLS singled to

second base, RBI; KVEDER advanced to third; WINSTON scored. CHATWOOD walked;

WELLS advanced to second. VAN WINKLE doubled to right field, 2 RBI; CHATWOOD

advanced to third; WELLS scored; KVEDER scored. SHUTT to p for CASTLEBERRY.

WIEGAND walked. McKIMMY flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; CHATWOOD scored. NICHOLAS

doubled to left center, RBI; WIEGAND advanced to third; VAN WINKLE scored.

WINSTON hit by pitch. KVEDER flied out to cf. 6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

BYU COUGARS 5th - HERMOSILLO out at first 1b to p. MCNAUGHTON singled up

the middle. MCNAUGHTON stole second. VARGAS reached on a throwing error by 3b.

WALTON grounded out to p; VARGAS advanced to second; MCNAUGHTON advanced to

third. PARKER flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 5th - HEID homered to left field, RBI. MICHON to p for

SHUTT. WELLS flied out to lf. CHATWOOD grounded out to 2b. VAN WINKLE singled

through the right side. WIEGAND lined out to 1b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU COUGARS 6th - BILLS pinch hit for KO. BILLS flied out to lf. CLUFF

reached on a throwing error by 3b. AYOSO grounded into double play ss to 2b to

1b; CLUFF out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 6th - BILLS to 1b. McKIMMY singled to third base, bunt.

NICHOLAS flied out to rf. WINSTON hit by pitch; McKIMMY advanced to second.

KVEDER hit by pitch; WINSTON advanced to second; McKIMMY advanced to third.

HEID grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; KVEDER out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 7th - RELF doubled to left center. HERMOSILLO grounded out

to ss; RELF advanced to third. MCNAUGHTON flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; RELF

scored. VARGAS grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 7th - WELLS grounded out to ss. CHATWOOD flied out to

cf. VAN WINKLE walked. WIEGAND flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU COUGARS 8th - No play. McCLURE to p for POWELL. BLANK to lf for

NICHOLAS. RHODES to cf for HEID. WALTON singled through the right side. PARKER

grounded out to c, SAC, bunt; WALTON advanced to second. BILLS doubled to right

center, RBI; WALTON scored. CLUFF grounded out to p. AYOSO doubled to left

field, RBI; BILLS scored. RELF grounded out to p. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 8th - LEACH to p for MICHON. McKIMMY hit by pitch.

BLANK singled to left field; McKIMMY advanced to second. BLANK advanced to

second on a balk; McKIMMY advanced to third. WINSTON flied out to rf, SAC, RBI;

BLANK advanced to third; McKIMMY scored. KVEDER flied out to lf, SAC, RBI;

BLANK scored. RHODES hit by pitch. WELLS singled through the right side; RHODES

advanced to second. CHATWOOD walked; WELLS advanced to second; RHODES advanced

to third. VAN WINKLE popped up to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 9th - BOWEN pinch hit for HERMOSILLO. BOWEN struck out

swinging. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to ss. VARGAS grounded out to ss. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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