Ryan Khour was 2-for-3 in Saturday's game one loss at BYU.
March 26, 2005
PROVO, Utah -- BYU got a stellar pitching performance from Brandon Christiansen in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader at Larry H. Miller Field. The Cougars took advantage, en route to a 7-2 victory over the University of Utah.
Christiansen (2-0) scattered seven hits and allowed just two runs, while notching one strikeout and one walk for BYU (16-5-1, 4-1 MWC).
Utah (7-15, 1-4 MWC) jumped on top in the top of the third. Tyler Kay picked up an infield single with one out and came around to score on a John Welsh double to left-center field. The Cougars answered in the bottom of the inning, touching Ute starter Matt Crockett for three runs. Casey Cloward and Sean McNaughton put together back-to-back doubles with one out to start the rally.
Utah got one of those runs back in the top of the sixth, pulling within one run, 3-2. Ryan Khoury laid down a leadoff bunt and moved to third on a Doug Beck single. Khoury came across the plate on a Joe Mozeleski RBI groundout. But that was the last run the Utes would manage against Christiansen.
BYU took a 6-2 lead after the seventh inning, when Marcos Villezcas doubled a run in and Jeff Hiestand launched a two-run home run to right field. The Cougars added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth to take the 7-2 victory.
BYU hammered out 15 hits in the contest, while seven Cougars tallied two hits apiece. Khoury and Tyler Kay had two hits apiece for Utah. Matt Crockett (2-5) suffered the loss for Utah. He allowed five runs on 12 hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out four.