BYU falls to Pacific in game three on Saturday
STOCKTON, Calif. — BYU baseball dropped game three of its series with Pacific, 11-5, Saturday afternoon at Klein Family Field in Stockton.
Despite the loss, the Cougars won the three-game series 2-1 and are now 22-27 (11-13 WCC) on the year, while Pacific improved to 14-31 (6-21).
“I thought we had plenty of chances early in the game to extend our lead but didn't take advantage of those opportunities,” said BYU head coach Trent Pratt. “Later in the game we just didn’t make pitches when we needed to, and we gave up a couple of big innings that made it hard to come back from.”
• BYU was 6-of-32 at the plate, while Pacific was 10-of-34
• Both teams stranded nine runners in the game
• The Tigers had two home runs in the fourth inning that gave them an early lead
• Dawsen Hall: 1-1, 2 Runs, 3BB
• Luke Anderson: 1-5, 2 RBI
• Easton Jones: 1-1, RBI
BYU took an early 3-0 lead in the second inning. Ryan Sepede was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and three batters later scored on an Ozzie Pratt walk. Luke Anderson then doubled down the left field line scoring both Jacob Wilk, who had reach on a fielder’s choice and Dawsen Hall who had walked.
Pacific scored two runs in the third inning on a walk, a hit batter and two hits, then picked up three more in the fourth on a walk and two hits for 5-3 lead. Four more runs in the seventh inning pushed the Tiger advantage to 10-3,
BYU responded with two runs in the eighth inning on a single by Dawsen Hall and a two-out RBI double by Easton Jones to pull within 10-5. The Tigers responded in the bottom half of the inning to increase the lead to 11-5, which would end up being the final score.
Tyler Stout (4-3) picked up the win for Pacific, while Ben Hansen (0-4) took the loss for BYU.
The Cougars return home for the final series of the year, May 18-20, versus Pepperdine at Miller Park. The Friday and Saturday games are scheduled for 6 p.m. MDT, with the Saturday game at 1 p.m.
All three games will be broadcast live on the BYU Radio App and BYU Radio 107.9 FM in the northern Utah market. The games will also air on the BYUtv App, with the Friday and Saturday games being simulcast on BYUtv.
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