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Urah Falls 5-4 to BYU in Marathon 17-Inning Game

Senior Eric Chevalier hit for the cycle in Utah's loss to BYU on Saturday.

Senior Eric Chevalier hit for the cycle in Utah's loss to BYU on Saturday.

March 27, 2004

Box Score

SALT LAKE CITY - In the longest game in the history of both the Mountain West Conference and the series between Utah and Brigham Young, the Utes fell 5-4 in 17 innings at Franklin Covey Field today. Utah, which committed six errors on the game, falls to 5-15 overall and 1-4 in MWC play.

Senior Ben Buck suffered the loss on the mound, falling to 0-1 on the year. He pitched one inning, giving up one run on one hit. Utah's starter, junior Doug Mackay, threw nine innings, giving up four runs on nine hits, while striking out six and walking two. Junior Clay Westmoreland threw seven scoreless innings of relief. He gave up just four hits while striking out eight and walking just one.

After two scoreless innings, BYU plated two in the top of the third on a pair of singles. The Cougars added another run in the fifth on a double to take a 3-0 lead.

Utah got on the board in the fifth when senior Eric Chevalier tripled to left center and was brought home on a sacrifice fly by junior Trevor Eastman.

The Utes added another run in the bottom of the seventh when junior Tyson Olson doubled to right center and came home on an Eastman single, making it a 3-2 ballgame.

In the top of the eighth, BYU scored on a single to right field to take a 4-2 lead.

After a 30 minute rain delay in the middle of the eighth, Utah came back to tie the game at four in the bottom of the ninth when Chevalier knocked a two-run homer to right center field.

After seven scoreless innings, BYU broke the tie in the top of the 17th on an RBI-single set up by an error by Utah second baseman Jared Pena.



In the bottom of the inning, Utah loaded the bases after two players were hit by pitches and sophomore Ryan Khoury had an infield hit. Ciaramella knocked a ball to right field and BYU's Ben Saylor made an unbelievable diving catch for the game-winning out.

Chevalier led the way at the plate, hitting for the series. He finished the game 4-for-6 with two runs and two RBI. The only other Utes with multi-hit games were Pena, who was 3-for-7, and Khoury, who went 2-for-7.

The two teams close out the series at 6:30 p.m. tonight, March 27.

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