Kolton Mahoney struck out nine batters on 110 pitches to improve his record to 6-6 in a 6-3 victory at Portland. (Photo by BYU Photo)
PORTLAND, Ore.—Kolton Mahoney struck out nine Pilots to lift BYU baseball to a 6-3 win on Friday securing its second victory in the Portland series.
The Cougars, now 21-31 and 11-15 in the West Coast Conference, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning at Portland, now 11-40 and 5-21 in the WCC.
Lead-off batter Chet Thompson singled to left field in the first inning, and then Mahoney registered two of his nine strikeouts before picking Thompson off first base to end the frame.