PROVO, Utah — BYU completed a three-game West Coast Conference series sweep over the Saint Mary’s baseball team Saturday with dominating performances both on the mound and at the plate, as the Cougars beat the Gaels 14-1 in the series finale at Miller Park.
Hayden Rogers (2-1) limited the Gaels (17-10, 3-3 WCC) to just one run on two hits in eight innings. He posted three three-up, three-down innings over his final five and only allowed one base runner in the others. He struck out four and walked four.
Meanwhile Keaton Kringlen had a career day at the plate for the Cougars (14-11, 4-2 WCC). He hit three home runs and had seven RBIs in a 4-for-5 day at the plate. The BYU offense hit four total homers and scored 11 runs in the seventh and eighth innings alone. Five BYU players had multi-hit games. The No. 5-9 hitters went a combined 12 for 23 with 10 RBIs and nine runs scored.
Joey Fiske’s hitting streak ended at nine games, though he did reach base on a walk and score the Gaels’ lone run. Kevin Milam drove home Fiske on an RBI double in the third. Zach Kirtley had the Gaels’ other hit, extending his reached-base streak to 20 games.
Saint Mary’s completes a home-and-home non-conference series with a single game at Nevada on Wednesday. The team then travels across the Bay to face rival San Francisco in a three-game WCC series starting Friday.
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