May Baseball Blog

Baseball Blog | May 26, 2015 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 7:12 am | Updated: May 26, 2015 9:54 am | Permalink

POPPING BUTTONS: There have been several proud moments during the season. Among the top is a true button-popping celebration at home plate following Jarrett Jarvis' walk-off home run in a 4-3 victory at Saint Mary's College. All six-buttons were ripped off Jarvis' jersey No. 16 in the celebration which not only gave BYU the win, but the No. 3 seed going into the WCC Tournament.

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Robinson named to All-WCC Tournament Team

STOCKTON, Calif.—Infielder Dillon Robinson was the only BYU player named to the West Coast Conference All-Tournament baseball team as the four-team tourney concluded Saturday night.

The senior from Pleasant Grove, Utah, batted a combined 4-for-7 for the Cougars in two tournament games, tallying four RBI, including a two-run homer in the opener against Pepperdine.

New Zealand’s Manase Tu’ungafasi signs to play football at BYU

PROVO, Utah (May 22, 2015) – BYU added to its 2015 recruiting class late Friday night when 6-foot-7, 322-pound rugby player Manase Tu’ungafasi signed to play football for the Cougars from his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. 

With an 18-hour time difference, Tu’ungafasi officially signed a financial aid agreement to attend BYU on Saturday afternoon in New Zealand, which BYU coaches received late Friday evening in Provo. 

San Diego eliminates Cougars from WCC tourney, 5-4

Tanner Chauncey extended his hitting streak to 11 games in a 5-4 loss to San Diego who eliminated BYU from the WCC Tournament. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

STOCKTON, Calif.—Regular season champion San Diego ousted BYU baseball from the West Coast Conference Tournament on Friday with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory.

The loss ends the season for the Cougars with a 28-25 record, while the Toreros continue to battle back through the loser’s bracket of the tournament. For the second straight game in the tourney, BYU had the lead through eight innings, bouncing back with a few hours of sleep following a late-night 8-7 loss to Pepperdine.

Waves roll back for 8-7 win in the ninth inning

Brandon Kinser pitched superbly for eight innings, then Pepperdine got to him for an eventual 8-7 victory Thursday in the West Coast Conference Tournament. (Photo by Mark A Philbrick/BYU Photo)

STOCKTON, California—Second-seeded Pepperdine came from behind Thursday evening for an 8-7 victory over third-seeded BYU baseball in the West Coast Conference Tournament.

The Waves (28-26) twice came from behind, first with a five-run rally to tie the game in the eighth inning and finally with a three-run burst, paced by Aaron Barnett’s two-run single in the ninth.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates completion of Cougar House 9

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BYU Athletics and the Utah Valley Home Builders Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of Cougar House 9, located in Edge Homes’ Ponds Development at Sleepy Ridge in Orem.

Soccer releases 2015 schedule, announces radio broadcasts

(Photo by Dave Broberg)

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s soccer will play another nationally competitive schedule as it prepares to defend its three-straight West Coast Conference championships and return to the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive season in 2015.

The Cougars have six NCAA tournament teams from last year on the schedule this fall and another eight teams that also had winning records. BYU will play teams from the Big Ten, Big West, Mountain West and half the teams in the Pac-12.