Streaking BYU to Battle Saint Mary's
PROVO, Utah - On the heels of a five-game win streak, BYU baseball (18-5, 4-2 WCC) and Saint Mary’s (16-9, 3-0) battle in a West Coast Conference series at Miller Field March 28-30.
BYU has taken advantage of a homestand that has four-straight weeks, going 14-2 since the home opener on March 5. Besides a win at Utah Valley, the Cougars have played every game at Miller Field, outscoring opponents 102-52 in that span.
The success on the field has put head coach Mike Littlewood three wins away from 200 in his BYU career and four wins from reaching 100 conference victories, currently sitting at 197-148 (.570) overall and 96-69 (.582) in the WCC.
BYU is currently third in the conference standings after winning one and losing two close games against Gonzaga before sweeping Portland last week. The Gaels are first in the conference at 3-0 after sweeping Pacific at home.
The Cougars' current five-game win streak began at UVU last week when lineup changes put sophomore Jackson Cluff from second base to shortstop and freshmen Bryan Call and Austin Deming were inserted at second base and third, respectively. Call has since totaled six hits, six runs and five RBIs with a double and a home run while Deming has added six hits, five runs, two doubles and two RBIs.
The Cougar pitching staff continues to impress, ranking 20th in the nation in team WHIP at 1.19 and ranked 24th in team ERA at 3.12.
Game one starter Jordan Wood has a 1.63 ERA this year and has not allowed more than one run in his last five starts, all of which have gone six innings or more.
Game two starter Easton Walker leads the nation with a 0.00 ERA in 25.2 innings. In his first start of the year last week, the sophomore carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, allowing one hit and collecting five strikeouts in 6 innings.
Game three starter Justin Sterner is tied for the team lead with four wins and has a 10.13 strikeout per nine innings ratio, leading the team with 33 Ks in 29.1 innings.
Thursday's game will begin at 6 p.m. MT and will air on BYUtv's digital platforms. Friday's game will also start at 6 p.m. MT and will be shown on TheW.tv while Saturday's contest will begin at 1 p.m. MT and will be shown on BYUtv and BYUtv digital platforms. All games will also air on BYU Radio and ESPN 960.
Thursday, March 28
6 p.m. MT
BYUtv Digital, BYU Radio, ESPN 960
"The Office" Night, $1 Pretzels, $1 Drinks and Flavor Bar
Friday, March 29
6 p.m. MT
TheW.tv, BYU Radio, ESPN 960
MLB Opening Day, Fireworks, Free Popcorn
Saturday, March 30
1 p.m. MT
BYUtv, BYU Radio, ESPN 960
Hawaiian Luau, Free Pass of All Passes Entry