In a game that meant different things to each team, the BYU baseball team lost to the University of Washington 9-4 in the Riverside Baseball Tournament.
For BYU, the game was important only to its overall record, since the Cougars had already clinched a spot in the tournament championship game.Washington, on the other hand, needed a victory to keep its hopes of playing for the championship alive.
BYU coach Gary Pullins would hear nothing about the game being more important to Washington. "I don't buy that," said Pullins. "Washington outplayed us."
BYU scored a run in the first inning, only to have Washington score three runs in the third off pitcher Rob Jensen.
The Cougars tied the game in the bottom half of the third, but Washington bounced back in the top of the fourth to take a 5-3 lead. Each team scored another run to make the score 6-4 heading into the ninth.