By Chandler Guadagnin
After falling 5-3 to Georgia Tech yesterday, it was clear that the Cougars had their minds set on evening their record.
The first inning went by without incident. In the second, however, it was a different story as Brigham Young struck for four runs on 4 hits. The Cougars never loooked back as they went on to score runs in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth. The run in the sixth came off the bat of the one and only Keaton Kringlen as he homered to left center as the Cougars cruised to a 13-4 victory.
BYU pitching was dominant as they combined to allow four runs on 9 hits, while stranding seven.
The Cougars will wrap up the first trio of games against the Panthers of Georgia State. Game time is scheduled for Monday Febuary 20th at 1:00PM PT from the GSU Baseball Complex.
Keaton Kringlen: 2-4; HR, 2 RBI
Daniel Schneeman: 1-5; RBI
Statistics courtesy of www.byucougars.com
By Chandler Guadagnin
Many would agree that they did not get enough of former Chico Heat and Brigham Young University Cougar right fielder, Keaton Kringlen, this past summer. Not to worry. You can log onto www.kpaysports.com to read updates about the blossoming college career of Keaton Kringlen.
In 51 games played this past summer, Keaton Kringlen compiled 59 hits, 19 walks, 17 strikeouts and 28 RBIs on his way to a .303 batting average. Of those 59 hits, 8 were doubles, 1 was a triple, and 3 were homers. In his Freshman year with the Cougars, Keaton played in 42 games accruing 12 doubles, no triples and 5 home runs. Kringlen had a .369 batting average, a .560 slugging percentage and a .442 on base percentage. On defense, Kringlen was almost perfect as he fielded to a percentage of .979. For his outstanding Freshman performance, Kringlen was dubbed the WCC Freshman of the Year.
In a 12-1 preseason thumping of the Curaçao National Team, Kringlen contributed to the win with a 2 run single in the eighth. Fellow Cougar and former Chico Heat infielder, Daniel Schneeman, smashed an inside-the-park grand slam in the seventh inning.
The Cougars are set to next hit the field on February 17th at 1:00PM PT against Georgia Tech in Georgia.
Statistics courtesy of www.byucougars.com and www.chicoheat.com