BYU baseball loses last series on the road


The Cougars fought hard but were not able to find a win against Pepperdine this past weekend when BYU lost their last series on the road.

The Cougars put up a fight and game one went into extra innings.

“We had a couple of opportunities early in the second inning that we didn’t take advantage of,” BYU coach Vance Law said, according to a press release.  “Our hits were spread out. We just didn’t get one big hit, which would have been nice to give us a cushion in the eleventh.”

Mason Marshall took the mound in the ninth inning with a tied score of 3-3. Unfortunately in the 11th inning, Pepperdine’s second baseman Joe Server was hit by a pitch when the bases were loaded, allowing Pepperdine to win 4-3.

BYU had a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning during game two, but Pepperdine’s Server was at their rescue again hitting a two-run RBI. Alex Wolfe’s two-run single in the fourth was not enough to hold the Waves as Pepperdine won 9-5.

Pepperdine won game three 8-7 after scoring four runs in the sixth inning. BYU was able to do well offensively with Jaycob Brugman starting off the first inning with a double, but the Cougars could not deliver defensively.

“Our pitchers were too slow to the plate and we gave them extra bases which gave us no margin for error,” Law said. “We played three tough ball games.”

The Cougars have six home games left and will face Santa Clara this weekend at Miller Park.  The first game is Thursday at 6 p.m.

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