Sophomore Ryan Khoury hit a grand slam in the Utes night loss to BYU on Saturday.
March 27, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - In the second half of a doubleheader and the final game of the three-game series, Utah fell to Brigham Young 11-10. It was the second extra-inning loss of the day for the Utes, who fall to 5-16 on the season and 1-5 in Mountain West Conference play.
Utah freshman Eric Schaler suffered the loss on the mound, falling to 0-2 on the year. He pitched 1.2 innings, giving up one run on two hits, while walking two and striking out one. He was one of six hurlers for Utah, including starter Ben Buck, who went three innings after having pitched the final inning of relief in the first game.
BYU took a 4-0 lead in the top of the third on a two-run double and a pair of RBI-singles.
Utah scored one run in the bottom of the third on an RBI-single by sophomore Ryan Khoury to make it a 4-1 game.
The Cougars broke out in the top of the fourth with four more runs on a fielder's choice and a pair of doubles. BYU added another run in the sixth on a single to right field to take a 9-1 lead.
The Cougars increased their lead to 10-2 in the top of the seventh with a run on a fielder's choice.
Utah made it interesting in the bottom of the seventh when Khoury hit a grand slam to left field, plating four. Ciaramella followed with a double to left center and later scored on an Olson double. Tyler Kay then pinch-hit and singled to right field, driving in another run and making it a 10-8 ballgame.
The Utes added another run in the eighth on a Ciaramella RBI-single to make it a one-run game.
BYU plated one run in the top of the 10th in a double to left field to take an 11-10 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Ciaramella led off with a double to right center and went to third on an Olson sacrifice bunt, but was stranded when Kay grounded out.
Freshman Jay Brossman led a group of five Utes with multi-hit games, going 4-for-5 with two runs. Ciaramella was 4-for-6 with two runs and one RBI, while Khoury was 3-for-5 with one run and five driven in. Waldram finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI, while senior catcher Nate Schlieman was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Utah travels to Colorado Springs, Colo., for a three-game series at Air Force next Friday-Sunday, April 2-4.