BYU baseball takes on KU despite snow

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The baseball field was green and clear for the BYU vs. the University of Kansas baseball game on Saturday.

Despite the all-day snowy conditions, the Cougars defeated the Jayhawks 6-3 on Saturday, finishing the three-game series between BYU and KU. A fourth game was cancelled late Saturday by both coaches.

Snow in the mountains covered their view, but the sun was shining on the baseball field. (Photo by Jon Uland)
Snow in the mountains covered their view, but the sun was shining on the baseball field. (Photo by Jon Uland)

“Execution was the name of the game today,” coach Mike Littlewood said. “We did a nice job of being patient.”

Saturday’s game presented difficulties to both teams with wintery conditions, but that didn’t stop the Cougars’ offense as outfielder Jaycob Brugman sent a hit into the back wall of right field, giving infielder Adam Law the chance to score.

“It was snowing pretty good and the pitches were tough to see,” Brugman said. “Adam (Law) got to second and I knew I had to get him home and score the first run of the game. He threw me a changeup in the zone and I was able to drive the ball pretty good.”

BYU won two of the three games it played against KU this week.

The Cougars defeated the Jayhawks Wednesday in a 3-0 shutout, scoring all three runs in the fifth inning and not letting the Jayhawks get to second base until the eighth inning.

The BYU defense recorded two double plays Wednesday as well, claiming the number one spot for double play rankings in the NCAA. The Cougars have since dropped to third.

The Jayhawks returned on Thursday and scored seven runs in the second inning, leaving the score 9–0 at the bottom of the second. The Jayhawks capitalized off of several Cougar mistakes and proceeded to sweep them off the field, ending the game by a score of 15-4.

Friday’s game was postponed to Saturday due to snowy weather.

BYU will play the University of Utah on Tuesday in Salt Lake City at 6 p.m. MDT before beginning a three-game home series against Pepperdine Thursday through Saturday. Thursday and Friday’s games will be held at 6 p.m. at Miller Park. Saturday’s game will be held at 1 p.m.

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