OMAHA, Neb. – Mike Boeve’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth led the Mavericks to a 6-5 walk-off victory over BYU at Tal Anderson Field on Friday night.
The win moves the Mavericks to 14-16 on the year while BYU falls to 11-19.
How it Happened
- BYU began the scoring in the second with an RBI single through the left side to grab the game’s first lead.
- The Maverick took a one-run lead in the third when BYU’s right fielder misplayed Chris Esposito’s single, allowing Harrison Denk and Masen Prososki to touch home.
- Omaha doubled its lead in the fourth when Keil Krumwiede blasted his third homer of the year off the light pole in left field.
- Leading 3-1 in the sixth, Parker Smejkal sent a 3-1 pitch over the wall down the right field line for a solo home run and his second homer of the season.
- The Mavericks added a second run in the sixth when Krumwiede raced home from second on a failed pickoff move by Drew Zimmerman.
- Trailing 5-1, the Cougars pieced together four runs on five hits to tie the game back up at five.
- After a pair of scoreless half innings in the bottom of the eighth and top of the ninth, Omaha and BYU headed to the bottom of the ninth locked up at five.
- Brett Bonar began the bottom of the ninth reaching on an error and advanced to second with no outs on a wild pitch.
- Prososki drew a walk after a pair of strikeouts to put runners on first and second with two outs for Boeve.
- Boeve smacked a 1-2 pitch to left that dribbled out of the glove of the leaping left fielder to send Bonar home for the game-winning run.
Inside the Box Score
- Denk, Beove, Esposito, Smejkal and Krumwiede recorded one hit for the Mavericks at the plate.
- Richie Holetz had the no-decision after allowing one run on four hits and striking out seven Cougars in six innings.
- Spencer Koelewyn, Henry Ristvedt and Tanner Howe combined to pitch the next 1.1 innings in relief.
- Josiah Scott improved to 2-1 on the season after tossing the final 1.2 innings while not allowing a hit and striking out three.
The Mavericks go for the series sweep in tomorrow’s series finale with BYU. First pitch from Tal Anderson Field is set for 12 p.m.