Troy Hymas went 2 for 4 at the plate and scored two runs for the Cougars of BYU, but it was to no avail as the University of Hawaii pounded out a 15-7 victory in the Cougars season opener.

Mike Nielsen allowed 9 runs in 4 and two-third innings and took the loss for the Cougars.The loss leaves the Cougars at 0-1 on the season and more importantly 0-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. Hawaii goes to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in league play.