BYU falls to LMU, 3-2, in WCC Tournament

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  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    May 26, 2017 11:26 p.m.

    BYU almost choked it at the end of 9th. Now they have to win 2 more against GU.

  • BYURUGGER Fulshear, TX
    May 26, 2017 5:05 p.m.

    Good pitching always beats good hitting. In the WCC conference, we just don't see enough good pitching to compete when faced with that obstacle. In fact, we probably go in over confident because we have looked awesome against okay pitching and are not prepared, mentally, to play at the level you need when faced with the occasional good pitcher. To compete at the next level, we also need to improve our own pitching. The men have to be better all around and the women need more than one good pitcher. I've been watching the softball playoffs and there too many pitchers out there that are better than the best BYU has to offer, despite how good Bull has looked all season.

  • EPoint Roy, UT
    May 26, 2017 2:34 p.m.

    A long time BYU fan, can't ignore sportswriter Harmon's theory that the Cougars just never will win the important games. They just lack, whatever it takes, to win the prize. Reference almost any sport and there it is.

  • 76Cougar Raleigh, NC
    May 26, 2017 10:43 a.m.

    The weakness all year, against better teams with better pitching, has been our starting pitching. With the exception of Corless and Marshall, pitching has been inadequate. The starters give up a bunch of runs, then the relief pitchers shut the team out the rest of the game. Buffo is called the ace of the staff, but he has a losing record because the losses came against teams with better pitchers. Better pitching also shuts down good hitters. Then there is Shafer. First Team all conference? Get two strikes on him and he is a sucker for the curve ball low and away. But, in the end, I still say "Go Cougars." Win four in a row now.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    May 26, 2017 10:41 a.m.

    Who is LMU?

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    May 26, 2017 10:05 a.m.

    Funny how you guys talk about wcc and the logo - nonsense talk. They are just in a slump mode and they will be done sooner than you think. We have to win out (4 wins) the rest in wcc tourney and good luck with that!
    What's next? Go Cougar Rugby!

    Just need to focus the whole thing including all other sports. Well - I have to admit that I said this WCC Basketball is a joke with their crackerjack gym and wcc Refs. Last season we were really bad and Gonzaga deserve it but how many years in a row they won the wcc make you wonder. I like to see this BYU Basketball go Independent or something to get out of this wcc.

  • Alpine Blue Alpine, UT
    May 26, 2017 8:53 a.m.

    From ranked to losers of four in a row. Perhaps a continuation of the Harmon theory of BYU teams not being able to win in the clutch?

  • CordonBleu Park City, UT
    May 26, 2017 8:31 a.m.

    Juice Box

    I, and many, many other BYU fans, like the sailor's hat logo, which, btw, has been around for decades.

  • Juice Box Eureka, UT
    May 26, 2017 8:14 a.m.

    Man, that Cougar logo needs to go! Especially the one with a sailor hat.

    Who thought of that? Stick with the oval Y, block Y, or bYu one.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    May 26, 2017 7:49 a.m.

    As disappointing as this is, no one should be surprised. Just like most BYU teams that play in the WCC, they just aren't ready to compete on a bigger stage. I would love to see them win and move ahead, but instead of criticizing coaches, players, etc. to me it's a simple matter that by playing tougher competition, a team gets better. In the WCC, BYU teams just don't improve or don't improve enough to move up.

  • J D Davis, UT
    May 26, 2017 2:02 a.m.

    Corless pitched well and so did Marshall. Hope the offense kicks in