MORAGA, Calif. -- Early runs and a relentless offense helped BYU clinch a West Coast Conference series on Saturday with a 6-2 victory over the Saint Mary's College baseball team at Miller Park.
BYU (13-11, 3-2 WCC) scored two early runs in the first inning, but the Gaels (17-9, 3-2 WCC) answered with two runs in the top of the second. It was the second day in a row that the teams combined for multiple runs in the first three innings.
Joey Fiske extended his current hitting streak to nine games with a 1 for 4 performance. But he also struck out three times in the game He had only struck out once during his hitting streak before Friday.
Kevin Milam led Saint Mary's with a 2 for 4 day and an RBI. Two different Cougars had three hits. Starting pitcher Brad Corless threw seven innings with six strikeouts.
The series concludes at 11 a.m. PDT Saturday. LHP Johhny York is scheduled to pitch for the Gaels.