Cougars fall in game three at Omaha
OMAHA, Nebraska — A three-run fifth inning gave Omaha a 4-1 victory over BYU in the final game of a three-game baseball series on Saturday at Tal Anderson Field.
"It was a tough weekend for us,” said associate head coach Trent Pratt. “We had chances this weekend to get a key hit, or make a big pitch or a timely play and unfortunately that didn’t happen. That's what baseball is all about and we didn’t do those three things very this weekend.”
BYU (11-20, 6-6) scored first in the top of the second inning to take an early 1-0 lead. Cole Gambill led off with a double through the left side. After Joshua Cowden drew a walk, both runners moved up a base on a sacrifice bunt by Danny Gelalich. Freddy Achecar then ground out to second base to score Gambill and give the Cougars a 1-0 lead.
Omaha (15-16, 7-5) responded with a run of its own in the top of the second to tie the game at 1-1. The Mavericks took the lead for good in the sixth inning with three runs off two walks, two Cougar errors and a timely single by sophomore catcher Eduardo Rosario that drove in two runs.
BYU had runners in scoring position in the sixth and seventh innings but were unable to come up with a key hit to bring in a run. Four Cougars collected hits, while Achecar had the lone RBI of the game.
The Cougars are back in action on Tuesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. MT versus Dixie State at Miller Park. BYU looks to avenge a 4-5 loss to the Trailblazers early in the year on March 13 at Bruce Hurst Field in St. George.