Brigham Young University
Feb 23 | 01:00 PM
8 - 3
Oral Roberts University
Whataburger Field

734 N Port Ave. Corpus Christi TX 78401

Jordan Christiansen | Posted: 23 Feb 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Jordan Christiansen

BYU Closes Out Week with 8-3 Win Over Oral Roberts

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The BYU baseball team ended its week on a high note Saturday, defeating Oral Roberts 8-3 in the Cougars’ third and final game at the Kleberg Bank Classic at Whataburger Field.

“The guys fought hard today,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “Drew (Zimmerman) didn’t have his best stuff, but he battled for us for four innings and Justin (Sterner) was lights out coming out of the pen. Overall, I’m very happy about our offensive approach and the way we are putting together at-bats up and down the lineup.”

BYU vs. ORU Box Score

Game Summary

  • BYU scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, then added four more to pull away in the seventh
  • Sophomore right-hander Justin Sterner recorded the first win of his career in five innings of relief
  • Five different pitchers have earned BYU’s five wins so far this year
  • The Cougars swept their three games this week at Corpus Christi, totaling double-digit hits in each game and holding every opponent to three runs or fewer

Player Highlights

  • Jackson Cluff: 2-3, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB, SB
  • Casey Jacobsen: 2-5, 2 RBI
  • Justin Sterner: W (1-0), 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 K

With the victory, BYU improved its record to 5-2. Sophomore right-hander Justin Sterner earned his first career win, pitching shutout ball in five innings of relief, allowing just one hit and one walk with six strikeouts.

Sophomore second baseman Jackson Cluff racked up three RBIs, three runs, a walk, a stolen base and two hits, including the first home run of his career.

Oral Roberts (3-2) took the initial lead in the first inning on a solo home run, but BYU answered back in the second inning, tying the game on a Casey Jacobsen single up the middle to bring in Cluff.

In the third, BYU quickly loaded the bases with no outs, then took the lead on a sacrifice fly by Cluff to score Carson Matthews, then added another run by Jaren Hall thanks to a Golden Eagles’ error to make it 3-1.

This time it was Oral Roberts to answer, again tying the game on a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth.

But BYU pulled ahead for good in the sixth with Cluff launching a home run to right field to lead off the inning. In the seventh frame, the Cougars added four more runs, first with an RBI-single by Cluff, then a free walk home on a balk for Brock Hale. Cluff added another on an error by ORU, then Keaton Kringlen scored easily on Jacobsen’s second single of the game.

The Cougars will next play a three-game series against the Lamar Cardinals in Beaumont, Texas, with the first contest set to begin at 6 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 28. Each of the three games will be available to view live on the Lamar Athletics Facebook page or heard live on BYU Radio and ESPN 960.

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Jordan Christiansen | Posted: 20 Feb 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Jordan Christiansen

BYU Travels to Corpus Christi for Week Two

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PROVO, Utah - The BYU baseball team travels to Corpus Christi, Texas, this week to play three games as part of the Kleberg Bank College Classic starting Thursday.

BYU Game Notes

The Cougars (2-2) will play Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2-3) on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. CT before going against Ohio State (4-0) the following day at 2 p.m. CT. BYU will finish the trip with a game versus Oral Roberts (3-0) on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT. All games will have live video streaming, audio streaming, radio and live stats here.

Junior right-hander Jarod Lessar is schedule to start against the Islanders on Thursday with senior right-hander Jordan Wood set for the Buckeyes on Friday. Saturday's starter is yet to be determined.

After opening the season at two MLB spring training facilities, the Cougars will play four games this weekend at Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Houston Astros’ double-A affiliate.

BYU won two of three last weekend against Northwestern in Mesa, Arizona, including a walk-off 4-3 victory in 10 innings. BYU also won game three, 11-2. The Cougars lost a close matchup in game two against the Wildcats, 3-2, and dropped a contest against Cal on Monday by a 10-6 score.

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Athletes With No Matching Name in the Database

Player Possible Matches Query
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