Jaren Wilkey, BYU Photo
Nate Favero rounds the bases. The junior was one of a few bright spots in Friday’s game two at Gonzaga, hitting a two-run homer in the second inning for a 3-0 lead.
A 10-4 come-from-behind victory by Gonzaga over BYU on Friday night forced a showdown Saturday on national TV for the No. 1 seed of the league tournament next week.
While the No. 18 Cougars, 33-17 overall, have a share of the West Coast Conference title with a 20-6 record, they still can win it outright with a win in front of an ESPNU TV audience on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PDT.
But first, BYU must solve its own woes, which continued Friday in Spokane.
“One nightmare inning cost us big tonight,” BYU coach Mike Littlewood said. “It’s very simple, we need to pitch it better if we want to beat this team tomorrow”.
On the heels of a 10-2 game one loss, the Cougars got off to a better start in game two before a disastrous eight-run fifth inning.
That lead expanded to 4-0 when Brennon Anderson got a leadoff double to left field…