Freshman Jay Brossman was 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI in the Utes' loss to BYU Saturday.
May 1, 2004
PROVO, Utah - The Utah baseball team lost its 13th in a row to Brigham Young, a 14-9 defeat to the Cougars in the series finale tonight at Larry H. Miller Field. With the loss, the Utes fall to 13-26 overall and 5-13 in Mountain West Conference play.
Freshman Travis Kohn (2-5) suffered the loss on the mound, pitching 1.2 innings and giving up two runs on three hits, while walking two and striking out one.
Utah's starter, Ben Buck, threw 4.2 innings, giving up eight runs on 11 hits, while striking out three.
BYU answered in the bottom of the inning, plating one run on a fielding error by Westfall to make it a 3-1 game.
In the top of the second, Utah extended its lead when freshman Jay Brossman doubled to right center, scoring one, and junior Matt Ciaramella doubled to left center, plating another, to give the Utes a 5-1 lead.
The Cougars came back in the bottom of the third with an RBI-single to make it a 5-2 ballgame.
BYU took its first lead, 6-5, in the fourth with a two-run single up the middle and a two-run homer to center field.
Utah answered in the fifth inning when Pena hit a two-run single and freshman John Welsh singled, driving in another run, which put the Utes back up 8-6.
The Cougars tied it at eight apiece in the bottom of the fifth, plating one run on a ground out and another on a throwing error by Welsh.
The Utes went ahead again, 9-8, in the top of the sixth on an RBI-single by Brossman.
Brossman led the Utes at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Pena was 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBI, while Westfall was 2-for-4 with one RBI.
The Utes travel back to Miller Field for a 7 p.m. game against Utah Valley State next Tuesday, May 4.