BYU Athletics Blog | November 2011

Victory Over Yankees

Nov 21, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 11:31 am | Permalink

BYU wins 6-3 in nine innings.  Both teams had 10 hits and one error.  The team is heading to an orphanage right now.

Start of Game 1

Nov 21, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 8:42 am | Updated: November 21, 2011 9:46 am | Permalink

Game just started.  It's raining and humid, but we're playing!

At 9:36 a.m., MT, going into the bottom of the 6th, tied at 1.  Chris Capper finished with 74 pitches and now Marc Oslund is on the mound.

Team Captains Announced

Nov 20, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 7:50 pm | Updated: November 20, 2011 7:51 pm | Permalink

Coach Vance Law announced BYU's captains two days before leaving for the Dominican Republic.  Seniors Wes Guenther, Austin Hall, and Alex Wolfe join junior Chris Capper as the captains for 2012 as the Cougars take to the field tomorrow for game one of the four-game series in the Dominican Republic.

A Walk to the Beach

Nov 20, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 7:46 pm | Permalink
Sunday afternoon walk to the beach. (Bret Lopez, Mason Marshall, Daniel Welch, Brock Whitney, Cameron Keysor, Adam Miller)

Day 2: Church and Fireside

Nov 20, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 7:40 pm | Updated: November 20, 2011 7:54 pm | Permalink

We got on the bus at 7:30 this morning and headed to Santo Domingo to attend church. It was great to meet more locals and mingle with them at church.

After a relaxing afternoon, we returned back to Santo Domingo for the unique experience of hosting a fireside with the local LDS institute. The room was filled with over 400 people eager to hear from the team. Speakers included Coach Vance Law, Wes Guenther, Bret Lopez, Stephen Wells, Brock Whitney, Marc Oslund, Adam Law, Adam Miller and David Parry. Each was able to share his thoughts and testimony in Spanish (with the exception of Adam Law, who impressed the congregation by speaking in Ndebele, a language spoken from his mission in Zimbabwe.)

In addition, a musical number, "A Child's Prayer", was given by the following players: Chris Capper, Chris Howard, Marc Oslund, Alex Wolfe, Adam Law, Brock Whitney, Adam Miller, Bret Lopez, Stephen Wells, Austin Hall, Jaycob Brugman, Wes Guenther, Tanner Chauncey, Dillon Robinson, Travis Stacey, Jarrett Jarvis and Chase Frampton.

After the fireside, we made a quick stop  at the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic LDS Temple to take a few pictures. The team is currently busy assembling bags of gear for the service activities occurring this week and then it's off to bed to get rest before tomorrow's game against the Yankee's Developmental Dominican Republic team.

Great day!  --Jen

Church Meeting in San Pedro

Nov 20, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 11:10 am | Updated: November 29, 2011 5:14 pm | Permalink

The team attends church in San Pedro. Coach Law did a good job when he was asked to step up and play the piano for Sacrament Meeting.

Front row, left to right: Bret Lopez, Christian Mua, Wes Guenther, Tyler Westensee, Coach Vance Law, Austin Hall, Chase Frampton, Adam Miller, and trainer Alex Davis.  Back row:  Jarrett Jarvis, Alex Wolfe, Jaycob Brugman, James Lengal, Coach Wally Ritchie, Zane Affleck, Dillon Robinson, David Parry, Brock Whitney, Chris Howard, Daniel Welch, Marc Oslund, Adam Law, Matthew Hutchings, Chris Capper, Kelton Caldwell, Matt MilkeChunner Nyberg, Tanner Chauncey, Cameron Keysor, Mason Marshall, Desmond Poulson, Cameron Coombs, Stephen Wells, Mark Anderson, and Coach Casey Nelson.

Austin Hall

Nov 20, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 11:08 am | Permalink

Austin Hall hanging out with his new buddy, Mikey, after church.

Attending Church

Nov 20, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 11:05 am | Permalink

The Cougars attended church this morning in San Pedro. The locals absolutely love getting to hang out with the team.

Wes Guenther

Nov 20, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 11:03 am | Permalink

Wes Guenther showing a little girl from church how to win her game.

First Batting Practice

Nov 19, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 7:21 pm | Permalink

The Cougars warming up in their first batting practice in the Dominican Republic.