Anderson Deals Zags a Loss

Mark Anderson pitched 8.1 innings in the Cougars' win over Gonzaga. (Photo by Kenny Crookston)

PROVO, Utah -- In the final home game of the season, the BYU battery of Mark Anderson and Alex Wolfe led the Cougars to a 4-3 win over Gonzaga.

“I thought our defense was exceptional tonight,” head coach Vance Law said. “We made some great plays and the defense helped spark our offense. When a pitcher is throwing strikes like Mark (Anderson) it can really encourage the offense.”

In his 10th appearance of the season Anderson pitched 8.1 innings, struck out five and allowed three runs to improve his record to 3-2. Anderson allowed just one run until the top of the ninth when the Bulldogs added two more.

Wolfe had his eighth home run of the season, a solo shot to left field in the second inning. He recorded two more RBI with a line drive double to right field in the sixth that extended the BYU lead to 4-1.

Gonzaga tried to get something going in the top half of the third but BYU put an end to the rally with an impressive 3-6-1 double play that featured Anderson hustling to first to finish the play.

In the fourth the Zags were able to tie the game up with an RBI double from Cameron Edman but failed to break the game open. Andrew Law threw out Royce Bolinger at home and Keegan Acker flew out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

BYU mounted a rally in the bottom of the sixth to extend the lead. Dane Nielsen recorded an RBI single to start the scoring and Wolfe pushed the Cougars further ahead with his two-RBI double to right.

Anderson went for the complete game as he pitched into the ninth but quickly loaded the bases. After giving up a two RBI single to pinch hitter Clayton Eslick, Anderson took a seat in favor of Kolton Mahoney.

Mahoney entered the game with one out and two men on base with the Cougars nursing a 4-3 lead. Mahoney coaxed Eric Lane to hit into a double play, ending the game and earning his third save.

BYU improves to 25-22 overall, while Gonzaga is now 26-14-1.

BYU continues the season as it begins a three-game set at San Diego State on Thursday evening in a game that can be heard on Radio 960 AM and through live audio on the Internet on BYU radio.


Gonzaga at Brigham Young Univ.

May 10, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Larry H Miller Field)

Gonzaga 3 (26-14-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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LANE, Eric 3b............ 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

CHISM, Tyler rf.......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

MOON, Billy lf........... 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0

BOLINGER, Royce cf....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

EDMAN, Cameron c......... 4 0 2 1 0 0 8 0 0

STURDIVANT, Chris dh..... 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

GONZALES, Marco 1b....... 2 1 1 0 2 0 6 0 1

ACKER, Keegan 2b......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 4 3

GARRETT, Maxx ph........ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAWLEY LAMB, Payden pr.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HALCOMB, Steven ss....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

ESLICK, Clayton ph...... 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

HUNTER, Andy p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PHILLIPS, Mark p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

BROOKS, Aaron p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARTIN, Cody p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 3 9 3 2 5 24 8 7

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (25-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 5 1

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1

WOLFE, Alex c............ 4 1 2 3 0 1 5 0 0

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 9 1 0

CALDWELL, Kelton lf...... 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1

ROBINSON, Dillon 3b...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

LAW, Andrew ss........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 6 1

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

MAHONEY, Kolton p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 28 4 6 4 3 8 27 16 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Gonzaga............. 000 100 002 - 3 9 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 010 003 00X - 4 6 1

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E - LANE, E.(5); EDMAN, C.(3); ROBINSON(11). DP - GON 1; BYU 2. LOB - GON 7;

BYU 4. 2B - EDMAN, C.(18); WOLFE(8). HR - WOLFE(8). SH - BRUGMAN(3). SB -

STURDIVANT(5); WELLS(6).

Gonzaga IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HUNTER, Andy........ 4.0 2 1 1 2 5 13 15

PHILLIPS, Mark...... 2.0 3 3 3 1 2 8 10

BROOKS, Aaron....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4

MARTIN, Cody........ 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSON, Mark...... 8.1 9 3 3 2 5 34 36

MAHONEY, Kolton..... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - ANDERSON (3-2). Loss - PHILLIPS, M. (1-3). Save - MAHONEY (3).

WP - ANDERSON(8).

Umpires - HP: Jeff Cluff 1B: Blake Jensen 3B: Kevin Daugherty

Start: 6:05 pm Time: 2:05 Attendance: 860

Weather: scattered showers, 54 degrees

Gonzaga starters: 6/3b LANE, E.; 25/rf CHISM, T.; 11/lf MOON, B.; 21/cf

BOLINGER, R.; 10/c EDMAN, C.; 42/dh STURDIVANT; 7/1b GONZALES, M.; 16/2b ACKER,

K.; 4/ss HALCOMB, S.; 26/p HUNTER, A.;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 10/dh

BERNAL; 18/c WOLFE; 26/1b HALL; 12/lf CALDWELL; 3/3b ROBINSON; 6/ss LAW; 23/p

ANDERSON;

Gonzaga 1st - LANE, E. grounded out to 1b unassisted. CHISM, T. grounded

out to 2b. MOON, B. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS struck out swinging. NIELSEN walked.

BRUGMAN struck out swinging. BERNAL grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Gonzaga 2nd - BOLINGER, R. grounded out to 2b. EDMAN, C. grounded out to

ss. STURDIVANT struck out swinging, reached first on a wild pitch. GONZALES, M.

lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - WOLFE homered down the lf line, RBI. HALL

flied out to rf. CALDWELL walked. ROBINSON reached on a fielder's choice;

CALDWELL out at second ss to 2b. LAW flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Gonzaga 3rd - ACKER, K. singled to third base. HALCOMB, S. grounded into

double play 1b to ss to p; ACKER, K. out on the play. LANE, E. grounded out to

3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WELLS singled to right center. NIELSEN popped

up to 2b. BRUGMAN grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; WELLS out on the

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

Gonzaga 4th - CHISM, T. singled, bunt. MOON, B. singled to shortstop;

CHISM, T. advanced to second. BOLINGER, R. reached on a fielder's choice; MOON,

B. out at second rf to ss; CHISM, T. advanced to third. EDMAN, C. doubled to

center field, RBI; BOLINGER, R. advanced to second, out at third rf to ss to c;

CHISM, T. scored. STURDIVANT reached on a fielding error by 3b; EDMAN, C.

advanced to third. STURDIVANT stole second. GONZALES, M. walked. ACKER, K.

flied out to cf. 1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - BERNAL struck out swinging. WOLFE struck out

looking. HALL struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga 5th - HALCOMB, S. popped up to 2b. LANE, E. grounded out to 2b.

CHISM, T. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - PHILLIPS, M. to p for HUNTER, A.. CALDWELL

grounded out to p. ROBINSON grounded out to 2b. LAW struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga 6th - MOON, B. flied out to cf. BOLINGER, R. grounded out to 3b.

EDMAN, C. popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - WELLS singled up the middle. WELLS stole

second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c. NIELSEN singled to left

field, RBI; WELLS scored. BRUGMAN out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; NIELSEN

advanced to second. BERNAL intentionally walked. WOLFE doubled to right field,

2 RBI; BERNAL scored; NIELSEN scored. HALL struck out looking. CALDWELL flied

out to rf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Gonzaga 7th - STURDIVANT flied out to cf. GONZALES, M. singled to left

field. ACKER, K. singled to third base; GONZALES, M. advanced to second.

HALCOMB, S. flied out to lf. LANE, E. reached on a fielder's choice; ACKER, K.

out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - BROOKS, A. to p for PHILLIPS, M.. ROBINSON

lined out to 3b. LAW singled, advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b.

WELLS flied out to lf. NIELSEN grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Gonzaga 8th - CHISM, T. grounded out to 2b. MOON, B. struck out

swinging. BOLINGER, R. struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - MARTIN, C. to p for BROOKS, A.. BRUGMAN flied

out to lf. BERNAL struck out swinging. WOLFE grounded out to 1b unassisted.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga 9th - EDMAN, C. singled to left center. STURDIVANT reached on a

fielder's choice; EDMAN, C. out at second ss to 2b. GONZALES, M. walked;

STURDIVANT advanced to second. GARRETT, M. pinch hit for ACKER, K.. GARRETT, M.

singled up the middle; GONZALES, M. advanced to second; STURDIVANT advanced to

third. ESLICK, C. pinch hit for HALCOMB, S.. CAWLEY LAMB pinch ran for GARRETT,

M.. ESLICK, C. singled up the middle, 2 RBI; CAWLEY LAMB advanced to second;

GONZALES, M. scored; STURDIVANT scored. MAHONEY to p for ANDERSON. LANE, E.

grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; ESLICK, C. out on the play. 2

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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