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BYU Baseball’s Rally Cap Tower Works In Marathon Win Over Pacific

May 13, 2022, 1:32 AM
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BYU Baseball took down Pacific in 12 innings on May 12th, 2022 at Miller Park in Provo, Utah.

PROVO, Utah – While you were sleeping, BYU baseball put together a memorable night at Miller Park.

The streaking Cougars won their seventh straight ball game by taking down WCC rival Pacific in 12 innings, 8-7. It was the first of a three-game series between the conference foes, and it will be hard for the next two games to match the opener.

BYU takes down Pacific in late-night marathon

With the game being televised nationally on ESPNU, first-pitch didn’t occur until 8 p.m. local time. Then you throw the wrinkle of extra innings –BYU’s first game in extras this season– it made me for a long night. But an entertaining one for the boys in blue.

The game came to a close at around 12:30 a.m. on Friday as UNLV transfer Jacob Rogers pinch-hit a single in the 12th inning to send in the game-winning run.

BYU Baseball Rally Cap Tower

Rogers wasn’t the only star during the 12th inning. ESPNU’s broadcast kept showing BYU outfielder/left-hand pitcher Cooper Vest in the dugout throughout the final inning. Vest was sporting an epic rally cap tower that featured around 18 BYU baseball hats. The ESPNU color analyst marveled at the caps saying, “If BYU wins tonight, that guy has to be the MVP.”

Throughout the 12th inning, ESPN cameras kept cutting back to Vest at every possible opportunity.

It’s only crazy if it doesn’t work.

BYU improves to 29-18 overall and 12-10 in West Coast Conference play with the marathon win. They will return to action tonight at Miller Park against Pacific at 6 p.m. (MT).

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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