Two Colton Shaver homers propel BYU baseball to Deseret First Duel win over Utah

Colton Shaver celebrates with teammates after one of his two homers in a 7-6 victory over Utah in Provo on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark A Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – Colton Shaver’s two home runs helped BYU baseball beat Utah in game two the Deseret First Duel Tuesday night at Larry H. Miller Field.

“It’s pretty special what Colton does,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “His approach as a freshman and being able to protect Dillon Robinson in the lineup, he’s just been great for us.”

Hatch to train with U.S. U-23 women's national team

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PROVO, Utah – BYU junior forward Ashley Hatch has been selected to train with the U.S. U-23 women's national team in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, April 26 through May 3.

Sander named AVCA Player of the Week

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PROVO, Utah – After earning conference player of the week as well as Off the Block National Freshman of the Week honors, BYU outside hitter Brenden Sander was named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Player of the Week for helping the No. 6 Cougars upset top-ranked Hawai’i in consecutive nights last week.

The award is the first of Sander’s career and the 25th overall for BYU (17-9, 14-8 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation).

Sander named MPSF Player of the Week

PROVO, Utah – Freshman outside hitter Brenden Sander was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week, the league announced Monday, after leading No. 6 BYU men’s volleyball to a pair of upset wins against No. 1 Hawai’I last week. 

Bartley and Neilson to transfer from BYU

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PROVO, Utah – BYU coach Dave Rose announced today that guard Frank Bartley IV and forward Isaac Neilson will transfer from the program.

Bartley, a 6-3 sophomore from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, played two seasons for the Cougars. As a freshman, he averaged 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds. In 33 games this past season, Bartley posted averages of 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds and assisted on 39 baskets.

BYU softball to host Utah State and second-place San Diego

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PROVO, Utah – A conference showdown caps off the week as BYU softball first hosts Utah State Wednesday and West Coast Conference foe San Diego in a three-game series beginning Friday.

BYU to host the PING Cougar Classic

PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s golf will host the PING Cougar Classic this Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, at the Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah.

The tournament will span two days, with 36 holes played on the first day and the last 18 played on the second day. The event will tee-off on Friday at 8 a.m. MDT and on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. MDT.

Cattermoles announce their retirement from BYU

Brad Cattermole retires after 28 seasons as the head women's gymnastics coach at BYU. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

Longtime BYU women's gymnastics head coach Brad Cattermole today announced he is retiring from coaching after 28 years at BYU. His wife Dawn, who has been an assistant coach since 1987, is also retiring. The Cattermole’s took over the BYU gymnastics program in 1987 and guided the Cougars to eight National Championship Tournament team appearances, the 15th most in NCAA history. BYU also received 24 NCAA Regional berths during the Cattermole’s tenure.

Cougars travel to USC for MPSF quarterfinals match

PROVO, Utah – No. 6 BYU men’s volleyball hits the road this week for a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation quarterfinals match at No. 8 USC Saturday night.

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Utes, Dons come to town

The pivotal contest in the baseball portion of the Deseret Duel is Tuesday at 6 p.m., in Provo for game two of three in the series. (Photo by Deseret First Duel)

After a week off for finals, BYU’s baseball team returns to action in a big way this week when it hosts Utah on Tuesday and a three-game series with San Francisco.

“This week off for finals gives our guys a chance to heal some minor injuries and mentally prepare for the final month of conference play and our push for the conference tournament,” BYU coach Mike Littlewood said. “We have a chance on Tuesday to even up the series against Utah, and it's no secret how big that game is to all of us.”