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Utah Baseball Falls 9-7 at BYU

Junior Matt Ciaramella went 2-for-2 with two walks Friday night.

Junior Matt Ciaramella went 2-for-2 with two walks Friday night.

April 30, 2004

Box Score

PROVO, Utah - With the game tied at seven apiece in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Utah baseball team gave up two runs, one on a mental error and one on a fielding error en route to a 9-7 loss to Brigham Young in front of 2,201 fans at Larry H. Miller Field this evening. The loss is the 12th straight against the Cougars for Utah, which falls to 13-25 overall and 5-12 in Mountain West Conference play.

Junior Clay Westmoreland (2-5) suffered the loss on the mound. In one inning pitched, he gave up two runs, neither of which was earned, on one hit, while striking out two.

Utah's starter, Doug Mackay threw five innings, giving up five runs on eight hits, while striking out four and walking five.

Utah took an early lead, plating one in the top of the first on an RBI-single by senior Jared Pena.

The Cougars then took the lead in the bottom of the second, plating two on an RBI-single and an error by shortstop Ryan Khuory.

Utah quickly took the lead back, 3-2, in the top of the third, plating two on a single by senior Michael Westfall, Jr. and a fielding error by the BYU left fielder.

The Utes added to the lead in the fourth, scoring three runs on a wild pitch, a sacrifice fly by Matt Ciaramella and a ground out by senior Eric Chevalier, to take a 6-2 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, BYU added a run on an RBI-single. The Cougars plated two more in the fifth on an inside-the-park home run to cut the Ute lead to one, 6-5.

Utah plated a run in the top of the seventh on a base hit by senior Cort Wilson to go up by two, 7-5. The Cougars tied it at seven apiece in the bottom of the inning on a two-run single.



When Westmoreland entered the game in the bottom of the eighth and struck out the first two batters, things looked good for the Utes. Unfortunately, he walked the next batter, who then advanced to second on a balk. The next batter singled to Khoury, who couldn't get the final out at third because Wilson wasn't at the bag. BYU took the lead for good on an unearned run on the next play when Wilson committed an error. Westmoreland then walked back-to-back batters, bringing in another Cougar run to make it a 9-7 ballgame.

BYU's Paul Jacinto struck out all three Utes in the top of the ninth inning to seal the win.

Ciaramella led the Utes at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI. He walked twice. Pena was 2-for-4 on the game with two runs and another driven in.

The two teams close out the series at 6 p.m. tomorrow, May 1. The game will be televised live on BYU-TV and on tape delay at 10 p.m. on KBYU.

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