Aggies Strike Out Baker's Dozen

Alex Wolfe drove in BYU's first and third runs at Texas A & M (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLLEGE STATION -- Major league prospect John Stilson stifled BYU’s comeback Wednesday as Texas A & M beat BYU, 5-3.

The Cougars, now 3-5, picked up their third run in the seventh as Dane Nielsen scored with the bases loaded when Alex Wolfe grounded out. With two out, Jonathan Cluff worked a base on balls against the touted flame-thowing sophomore reliever who fanned BYU’s attempt with the bases loaded again.

“He (Stilson) has a major league arm with a good breaking ball,” said BYU coach Vance Law of the righthander who was clocked earlier this year at 99 mph. “It’s pretty tough, especially if a pitcher like that is effective with a secondary pitch. Up until he came in we were battling.”

Stilson struck out six of the 13 Cougars who were “K-ed” in the game and picked up his second save of the season.

Twice BYU was tied the game against the Aggies, now 6-2. And in the fourth inning the Cougars had a one-run lead.

Sean McNaughton hit a one-out triple in the third, which bounced in the rightfield corner over the foul line. Wolfe drove in McNaughton to tie the score at one-all with a liner over the third baseman.

Bryce Ayoso doubled in the gap to right centerfield and was singled in by Austin Hall in the fourth as BYU took a 2-1 lead.

“We didn’t come up with the big hit when we needed it,” said Law. “They hit a hanging slider a long way for a home run. But, our pitchers had been keeping us in the game. We struck out too many times. I’m not discouraged, we played hard and were in a position to win if we rallied.”

The loss halts a three-game winning streak as BYU goes up-state to start a three-game series at UT Arlington on Thursday.


BYU at Texas A & M

March 3, 2010

College Station, TX (Olsen Field)

BYU 3 (3-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Avg.

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McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 .176

RELF, Brandon ss......... 3 0 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 .423

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 2 0 1 2 2 0 6 0 0 .375

CLUFF, Jonathan cf....... 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 .333

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 4 1 2 0 0 1 6 1 5 .318

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .320

HALL, Austin 3b.......... 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 .200

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286

HANCOCK, Alex rf......... 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 1 0 .286

ANDERSON, Mark p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -

PARRY, David p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -

MICHON, Brandon p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

BREWER, Devin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

WHITE, Coltin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Totals................... 33 3 7 3 5 13 24 9 8

Texas A&M 5 (6-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Avg.

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Collazo, Andrew 2b....... 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 .290

Arthur, Scott rf/lf...... 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .227

Greene, Brodie cf........ 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .467

Patterson, Joe dh........ 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 .567

Shofner, Caleb 1b........ 4 2 2 2 0 1 7 1 3 .448

Juengel, Matt 3b......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .143

Hinojosa, Joaquin lf..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200

Parsons, Brett ph/lf.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125

Wood, Brandon ph/rf..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Naquin, Tyler ph/rf..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125

Gonzalez, Kevin c........ 3 0 1 1 0 0 12 2 0 .333

Smith, Adam ss........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 .231

Ehlert, Clayton p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 -

Wacha, Michael p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Minks, Shane p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Uriegas, Estevan p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Stilson, John p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273

Totals................... 32 5 9 5 1 5 27 9 6

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 001 100 100 - 3 7 2

Texas A&M........... 100 130 00X - 5 9 1

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E - RELF(3); HALL(1); Smith(1). DP - Cougars 1; Aggies 1. LOB - Cougars 8;

Aggies 6. 2B - AYOSO(2); Arthur(3); Greene(2). 3B - McNAUGHTON(2). HR -

Shofner(4). HBP - Greene. SF - Gonzalez(1). SB - McNAUGHTON(5). CS -

HALL(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP ERA

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ANDERSON, Mark...... 3.0 3 1 1 1 3 11 13 51 12.46

PARRY, David........ 2.0 4 4 3 0 1 10 11 34 13.50

MICHON, Brandon..... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 8 9.00

BREWER, Devin....... 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 22 0.00

WHITE, Coltin....... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 2.70

Texas A&M IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP ERA

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Ehlert, Clayton..... 4.0 5 2 2 1 3 16 17 57 12.15

Wacha, Michael...... 2.0 1 0 0 2 4 6 8 42 0.71

Minks, Shane........ 0.1 1 1 0 1 0 3 4 12 0.00

Uriegas, Estevan.... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.00

Stilson, John....... 2.1 0 0 0 1 6 7 8 36 0.00

Win - Wacha (1-0). Loss - PARRY (0-1). Save - Stilson (2).

WP - ANDERSON(1). HBP - by ANDERSON (Greene). Pitches/strikes: ANDERSON 51/27;

PARRY 34/25; MICHON 8/6; BREWER 22/15; WHITE 5/3; Ehlert 57/40; Wacha 42/24;

Minks 12/5; Uriegas 2/2; Stilson 36/24.

Umpires - HP: Ryan Morehead 1B: Mike Fagan 3B: Russell James

Start: 4:04 pm Time: 2:26 Attendance: 2806

Weather: 66, clear, wind S 3

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON flied out to rf (1-2 BFF). RELF struck out swinging

(0-2 KFS). WOLFE walked (3-1 FBBBB). CLUFF singled up the middle (0-0); WOLFE

advanced to second. AYOSO popped up to 2b (1-1 BK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

Texas A&M 1st - Collazo flied out to lf (2-1 FBB). Arthur doubled to

right center (2-1 BFB). Greene singled through the left side, advanced to

second on the throw, RBI (0-1 K); Arthur scored. Patterson struck out swinging

(2-2 FBFBS). Shofner struck out swinging (2-2 BBKFS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - BERNAL grounded out to ss (1-2 KFFB). HALL grounded out to p

(0-1 F). NIELSEN grounded out to ss (3-1 BBBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Texas A&M 2nd - Juengel struck out swinging (1-2 FSBS). Hinojosa reached

on a fielding error by 3b (3-2 KBFBB). Gonzalez singled up the middle (2-1

BBK); Hinojosa advanced to second. Smith fouled into double play rf to ss to c

(0-1 K); Gonzalez advanced to second; Hinojosa advanced to third, out on the

play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - HANCOCK struck out swinging (1-2 KFBS). McNAUGHTON tripled to

right field (1-2 FKB). RELF struck out swinging (1-2 KFBFS). WOLFE singled to

left field, RBI (0-1 K); McNAUGHTON scored. CLUFF flied out to lf (1-0 B). 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas A&M 3rd - Collazo fouled out to 3b (0-0). Arthur walked (3-0

BBBB). Arthur advanced to second on a wild pitch. Greene hit by pitch (3-2

FBFB). Greene advanced to second; Arthur out at third c to 3b. Patterson

grounded out to p (3-1 KBBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - AYOSO doubled to right center (2-2 BBFF). BERNAL out at first

1b to p (1-2 SFB); AYOSO advanced to third. HALL singled up the middle, RBI

(0-0); AYOSO scored. HALL out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. NIELSEN

fouled out to 3b (0-1 S). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas A&M 4th - PARRY to p for ANDERSON. Shofner singled to left field

(2-2 BBKFF). Juengel reached on a fielding error by ss (1-2 KFBFF); Shofner

advanced to second. Parsons pinch hit for Hinojosa. Parsons grounded out to p

(1-0 B); Juengel advanced to second; Shofner advanced to third. Gonzalez flied

out to rf, SF, RBI (2-0 BB); Juengel advanced to third; Shofner scored,

unearned. Smith flied out to rf (0-1 S). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - Parsons to lf. Wacha to p for Ehlert. HANCOCK struck out

swinging (1-2 SBSS). McNAUGHTON struck out swinging (2-2 BSSFFBS). RELF walked

(3-1 BKBBB). WOLFE walked (3-1 BBBKB); RELF advanced to second. CLUFF struck

out looking (2-2 BBKFK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Texas A&M 5th - Collazo grounded out to p (0-1 K). Arthur struck out

looking (1-2 KFBK). Greene doubled down the lf line (1-2 BKF). Patterson

singled to right field, RBI (1-0 B); Greene scored. Shofner homered to left

field, 2 RBI (0-0); Patterson scored. Juengel fouled out to rf (0-1 F). 3

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - AYOSO singled up the middle (1-2 BKKFF). BERNAL grounded into

double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2 SKB); AYOSO out on the play. HALL struck out

looking (3-2 BBFKBK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas A&M 6th - MICHON to p for PARRY. Wood pinch hit for Parsons. Wood

grounded out to 3b (0-0). Gonzalez flied out to lf (1-1 KB). Smith struck out

swinging (1-2 KFBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - Arthur to lf. Wood to rf. Minks to p for Wacha. NIELSEN

reached on a throwing error by ss (1-0 B). HANCOCK singled up the middle (2-0

BB); NIELSEN advanced to second. McNAUGHTON reached on a fielder's choice to

shortstop (0-0); HANCOCK out at second ss to 2b; NIELSEN advanced to third.

McNAUGHTON stole second. RELF walked (3-2 BFBBFB). Uriegas to p for Minks.

WOLFE grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI (0-1 K); RELF advanced to second;

McNAUGHTON advanced to third; NIELSEN scored, unearned. Stilson to p for

Uriegas. CLUFF walked (3-2 FSBBBB). AYOSO struck out swinging (1-2 SSFBS). 1

run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Texas A&M 7th - BREWER to p for MICHON. Collazo flied out to cf (3-2

BBBKK). Arthur singled through the left side (1-0 B). Greene flied out to lf

(0-2 KK). Patterson singled to center field (1-2 BKFF); Arthur advanced to

second. Shofner flied out to lf (2-2 FBKFB). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU 8th - BERNAL struck out swinging (1-2 FSBS). HALL struck out

swinging (2-2 KSBFBS). NIELSEN lined out to 1b (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Texas A&M 8th - WHITE to p for BREWER. Juengel grounded out to ss (0-0).

Naquin pinch hit for Wood. Naquin popped up to ss (2-0 BB). Gonzalez grounded

out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 9th - Naquin to rf. HANCOCK struck out looking (2-2 FSBBK).

McNAUGHTON struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). RELF struck out swinging, out at

first c to 1b (1-2 KBFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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