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Days 4-7: Vienna, Maribor, Zagreb

Men's Volleyball Blog | May 17, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 11:25 pm | Permalink

The team traveled through Austria on its way to Slovenia, stopping in Vienna to check out some sights. One place they visited was St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the most recognized buildings in Vienna. Its colorful tiled roof sets it apart from the other Gothic cathedrals in Europe. The team also visited the opera house and government buildings.

Robinson, Poulson help sweep Portland with 6-1 win

Dillon Robinson accounted for four runs in BYU's 6-1 season-ending victory at Portland. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 17, 2014)—Dillon Robinson accounted for four runs and Desmond Poulson picked up his final win Saturday in a 6-1 BYU baseball victory in sweeping  Portland.

The Cougars finished the season with a 22-31 overall record and 12-15 in the West Coast Conference while Portland, fell to 11-41 and 5-22 in the WCC.

Trailing 1-0 in the second inning, BYU loaded the bases for naught. Then Robinson gave the Cougars momentum and the lead.

Season comes to an end in Seattle

O'Connor was 3-for-3 with two RBI. (Photo by Jim Nicholson)

SEATTLE – Mercedes O’Connor went perfect from the plate, but BYU softball was unable to control Northwestern in an 8-3 loss in the NCAA regional semifinal game on Friday.

“We never recovered from the Washington game,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “Northwestern’s a great team, but we didn’t rebound and didn’t play at near the level we are capable of playing.”

Mahoney strikes out nine en route to 6-3 victory at Portland

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.

Huskies snap Cougars 16-game winning streak

(Photo by Todd Wakefield/BYU Photo)

SEATTLE – No. 12 seed Washington overpowered BYU softball on their way to a 9-0 victory on Friday afternoon ending the Cougars' 16 game winning streak.

“It was a bad day,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “Washington is an excellent team. They deserve a lot of credit for taking care of us the way they did, but we had a little to do with that too. We didn’t play how we are capable of playing.”

Kyle Davis to transfer to BYU

(Photo by Utah State)

PROVO, Utah – Dave Rose announced today that 6-foot-7 forward Kyle Davis has committed to transfer to BYU from Utah State. A native of Draper, Utah, Davis will sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility remaining in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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Team effort leads Cougars to victory over Wildcats

Carly Duckworth crossed home for the first run of the game. (Photo by Tracy Duckworth)

SEATTLE – An all-around team effort helped BYU hold Northwestern’s potent offense at bay on the way to a 7-2 victory on Thursday.

“It always feels good to win in the NCAA tournament,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “I would call that the consummate team win. Everybody contributed and we played all three aspects of the game: pitching, defense and hitting.”

Barker leads Cougars in 11-1 victory at Portland

Jeff Barker pitched a complete game to improve his record to 6-5 with an 11-1 victory at Portland. (Photo by BYU Photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 15, 2014)—Jeff Barker pitched a complete game Thursday to lead BYU baseball to an 11-1 victory over the Portland Pilots.

The junior hurler, now with a 6-5 mark, helped BYU improve its record to 20-31 overall and 10-15 in the West Coast Conference, while Portland falls to 11-39 and 5-20 in the league.