BYU Edges Huskies, 4-2
April 14, 2006
SEATTLE - BYU pitcher Jesse Craig went the distance and Cougars center fielderAdrian Molina went 4-for-4 as Brigham Young handed the Washington baseball team a4-2 loss Friday night at Husky Ballpark.
Craig (3-5) threw his first complete game of the season for the victory. He allowed tworuns on nine hits and three walks while striking out six. BYU improved to 15-19 on theseason while the UW dropped to 23-14.
Husky freshman Tyler Cheney (1-4) suffered the loss despite a solid outing. The leftyfrom Richland worked seven innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, nowalks and two strikeouts.
BYU scored the game's first run in the third. Stetson Banks reached on a bunt single,stole second and eventually scored on an infield single from Seth Johnson. In the fourth,Cougars DH Kent Walton sent his second home run of the season over the wall in left-center to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.
Washington tied the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth. With two outsand none on, Danny Cox drew a walk. Ryan Anderson followed with a hit-and-run singlethrough the right side to put runners at the corners. The Cougars then appeared to haveAnderson picked off going to second, but the throw from pitcher Jesse Craig was errant,allowing Cox to score from third. Matt Stevens then singled up the middle to drive inAnderson with the tying run.
In the top of the seventh, BYU went back on top Molina belted a long solo home run toleft, his third of the season, to give the Cougars a 3-2 edge. In the ninth, Molina delivereda two-out single to drive in Walton to make it a 4-2 lead.
Anderson led the Husky hitters with three singles, a run and a stolen base in four at bats.Hague added two hits for the Dawgs.
Saturday, the Huskies and Cougars wrap up the series with a 12 noon game. Live audioand stats from the game will be available at gohuskies.com.
LINESCORENon-Conference GameBrigham Young 4, Washington 2BYU 001 100 101 -- 4 8 1Washington 000 200 000 -- 2 9 2Jesse Craig and Casey Nelson. Tyler Cheney, Bryce Mooney(8), Nick Hagadone (9), Elliott Cribby (9) and Matt Lane. W- Craig (3-5). L - Cheney (1-4). HR - BYU, Kent Walton (2);Adrian Molina (3). T - 2:15. A - 336.
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