Senior Eric Chevalier hit a double and a home run in Utah's loss on Thursday.
April 29, 2004
PROVO, Utah - The Utah baseball team lost its 11th straight to Brigham Young, a 7-4 defeat at Larry H. Miller Field this evening. With the loss, the Utes fall to 13-24 overall and 5-11 in Mountain West Conference play.
Sophomore Jason Price (2-7) suffered the loss on the mound. He pitched six innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits, while striking out four and walking six.
BYU got on the board early, knocking a solo homer over the right field fence on Price's second pitch. The Cougars plated two more in the bottom of the second on an RBI-double and a sacrifice fly, and another in the bottom of the third on a bases-loaded walk to go up 4-0.
Utah finally scored in the top of the fourth when senior Eric Chevalier hit a solo homer to center field to make it a 4-1 ballgame.
Utah tied the game at four apiece in the top of the sixth when Michael Westfall, Jr. singled to center field, driving in Chevalier, who reached on a double. Later in the inning, after a balk, Utah had runners on second and third when senior catcher Nate Schlieman hit a single to left field, plating two and tying the game.
The Cougars took the lead back for good in the bottom of the inning, plating three runs on three hits to go up 7-4.
Chevalier led the Utes at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Senior Cort Wilson was the only other Ute with a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with one run scored.
The two teams play game two of the series at 7 p.m. tomorrow, April 30.