Andrew Law's Homer Secures Win

Andrew Law's two-run homer was the game-winning RBI in BYU's 15-11 victory. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

CULLOWHEE -- Andrew Law’s two-run homer and Marc Oslund’s pitching Friday night were the difference in BYU’s 15-11 victory over Western Carolina University.

Law’s two-out homer in the eighth inning, his first of the season, was the game-winning RBI for the Cougars who improved to 17-10. WCU lost for the second night in a row to fall to 18-8.

Law was moved to the No. 9 position in the batting order and it paid off with his homer to left field, scoring Chad Nacapoy. Law’s homer was one of four on the night for BYU.

Oslund entered the game in relief during the seven-run sixth inning when the Catamounts rebounded from a 10-3 lead. WCU batted through its order led 11-10 at the end of that inning.

Oslund, whose record improved to 3-0, was able to close the sixth with a strikeout, retired the Catamounts in order in the seventh and got an unassisted double play from Brandon Relf to end the eighth.

It was the second night in a row that Oslund teamed with Jordan Muir to shut down WCU. Muir pitched the final inning shutting down WCU in order, but did not qualify for a save.

In addition to Law, the other Cougar homers were Steve Parker, Brandon Relf and Nacapoy. Parker’s two-run blast, his fifth of the year, came in the third. Relf’s two-run homer, his second of the season, came in the ninth. Nacapoy’s solo shot, his first of the year, came in the fifth.

Cougar Kent Walton extended his hitting streak to 13 consecutive games, going 3-for-5 with three RBI.

The Cougars close the three-game non-conference series in a Saturday afternoon game at Western Carolina.


Brigham Young at Western Carolina

Apr 03, 2009 at Cullowhee, N.C. (Hennon Stadium)

Brigham Young 15 (17-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 6 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 1

BANKS, Stetson cf........ 6 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0

WALTON, Kent dh.......... 5 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 1

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 6 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0

RELF, Brandon ss......... 4 3 2 2 2 1 3 3 1

BOWEN, Michael rf........ 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

KO, Kasey 1b............. 4 0 2 3 1 1 10 0 2

NACAPOY, Chad c.......... 2 2 1 2 2 0 6 1 0

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 5 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 3

TORGERSON, Blake p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

SHUTT, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

OSLUND, Marc p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

MUIR, Jordan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 43 15 15 14 5 7 27 11 9

Western Carolina 11 (18-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Nick Liles 2b............ 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2

Stephen Notaro c......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Logan Bland c........... 3 1 1 0 0 1 7 0 0

Ross Heffley 3b.......... 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 0

Brent Greer ss........... 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 0

J.C. Lyons rf............ 4 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 1

Lee Murray dh............ 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1

Rembert Rollison ph/dh.. 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

Dylan de Graaf cf........ 5 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0

Mitchell Hatley 1b....... 5 0 2 0 0 2 12 0 1

Trevor Collias lf........ 5 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 2

Mike Tavernier p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Brandon Johnson p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Matt Benedict p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tyler Brownlow p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Garrett Ozar p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 43 11 17 9 1 7 27 9 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 024 211 122 - 15 15 1

Western Carolina.... 011 017 010 - 11 17 4

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E - RELF(12); Liles(7); Heffley(3); Hatley 2(4). DP - Cougars 1. LOB -

Cougars 9; Catamounts 7. 2B - BANKS(5); KO(6); Liles(11); Heffley(9);

Greer(9); Rollison(2). HR - PARKER(5); RELF(2); NACAPOY(1); LAW, An.(1). HBP

- WALTON; BOWEN; Greer. SF - NACAPOY(2). SB - McNAUGHTON(3); BANKS(9);

WALTON 2(8); PARKER(3); RELF 3(4); Lyons(12); Collias(12).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TORGERSON, Blake.... 5.2 13 7 7 0 3 30 30 95

SHUTT, Justin....... 0.0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 9

MICHON, Brandon..... 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 5

OSLUND, Marc........ 2.1 3 1 1 0 2 9 9 30

MUIR, Jordan........ 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 10

Western Carolina IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Mike Tavernier...... 2.0 5 6 5 1 0 12 14 51

Brandon Johnson..... 2.0 2 2 2 2 0 7 11 42

Matt Benedict....... 1.2 4 2 2 0 3 9 9 37

Tyler Brownlow...... 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 7

Garrett Ozar........ 3.0 4 5 2 1 4 14 15 56

Win - OSLUND (3-0). Loss - Ozar (2-1). Save - None.

WP - TORGERSON(3); Tavernier(4); Johnson 2(3); Brownlow(1); Ozar(3). HBP - by

Tavernier (WALTON); by Johnson (BOWEN); by SHUTT (Greer). BK - TORGERSON(1). PB

- Bland(4). Inherited runners/scored: SHUTT 2/1; MICHON 3/3; OSLUND 1/1; Johnson

1/1; Brownlow 1/0. Pitches/strikes: TORGERSON 95/68; SHUTT 9/3; MICHON 5/2;

OSLUND 30/20; MUIR 10/8; Tavernier 51/33; Johnson 42/23; Benedict 37/23;

Brownlow 7/3; Ozar 56/34.

Umpires - HP: David Brown 1B: T.R. Sloan 3B: David Mabe

Start: 6:01 pm Time: 3:36 Attendance: 432

Weather: Mostly cloudy, cool -mid 50s

Tavernier faced 4 batters in the 3rd.

SHUTT faced 2 batters in the 6th.

MICHON faced 1 batter in the 6th.

Play-by-Play

Brigham Young 1st - No play. McNAUGHTON popped up to ss (0-1). BANKS

reached on a fielding error by 1b (0-0). BANKS stole second. WALTON hit by

pitch (0-2). PARKER flied out to lf (3-2). WALTON out at first p to 1b, picked

off. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Western Carolina 1st - Liles flied out to cf (0-1). Notaro flied out to

lf (1-1). Heffley grounded out to 3b (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - RELF singled to left field (0-0). RELF stole second.

BOWEN reached on a fielding error by 2b (1-1); RELF advanced to third. KO

doubled to right center, 2 RBI (1-2); BOWEN scored, unearned; RELF scored.

NACAPOY grounded out to 2b (1-1). LAW, An. grounded out to c, bunt (1-0); KO

advanced to third. McNAUGHTON flied out to cf (1-0). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Western Carolina 2nd - Greer grounded out to p (2-1). Lyons singled to

shortstop (0-2). Lyons stole second. Murray singled to right field, RBI (1-2);

Lyons scored. de Graaf flied out to rf (0-0). Hatley singled down the lf line,

bunt (0-0); Murray advanced to second. Collias struck out swinging (0-2). 1

run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - BANKS doubled down the lf line (0-1). BANKS advanced

to third on a wild pitch. WALTON singled to center field, RBI (2-2); BANKS

scored. WALTON advanced to second on an error by 1b, failed pickoff attempt,

advanced to third. PARKER homered to left center, 2 RBI (3-2); WALTON scored.

RELF walked (3-2). Johnson to p for Tavernier. RELF stole second. BOWEN

grounded out to ss (2-2). KO walked (3-1); RELF stole third. NACAPOY flied out

to cf, SAC, RBI (3-2); RELF scored. LAW, An. grounded out to 3b (0-1). 4

runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Western Carolina 3rd - Liles doubled down the rf line (1-1). Liles

advanced to third on a balk. Notaro popped up to 2b (3-2). Heffley singled to

left center, RBI (0-0); Liles scored. Greer struck out swinging (1-2). Lyons

grounded out to ss (2-1). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - McNAUGHTON singled through the left side (1-0).

McNAUGHTON advanced to second on a wild pitch. BANKS popped up to 1b (1-1).

McNAUGHTON stole third. WALTON singled up the middle, RBI (3-2); McNAUGHTON

scored. WALTON stole second. PARKER grounded out to 2b (0-1); WALTON advanced

to third. RELF walked (3-1); WALTON scored on a wild pitch. BOWEN hit by pitch

(0-0); RELF advanced to second. KO flied out to cf (1-1). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Western Carolina 4th - Murray grounded out to 2b (1-2). de Graaf singled

to right field (1-2). Hatley flied out to rf (1-1). Collias singled to pitcher,

bunt (0-0); de Graaf advanced to second. Liles flied out to cf (0-0). 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - Benedict to p for Johnson. Bland to c for Notaro.

NACAPOY homered to center field, RBI (2-0). LAW, An. struck out looking (3-2).

McNAUGHTON singled to third base (1-0). BANKS struck out swinging (1-2). WALTON

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

Western Carolina 5th - Bland grounded out to ss (0-0). Heffley doubled

to right center (1-0). Greer grounded out to ss (0-0); Heffley advanced to

third. Lyons singled through the right side, RBI (1-1); Heffley scored. Murray

struck out swinging (0-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - PARKER singled through the right side (2-2). PARKER

stole second. RELF struck out looking (3-2). BOWEN grounded out to ss (1-0);

PARKER advanced to third. KO singled up the middle, RBI (0-0); PARKER scored.

Brownlow to p for Benedict. KO advanced to second on a wild pitch. NACAPOY

walked (3-0). LAW, An. fouled out to 1b (0-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Western Carolina 6th - de Graaf singled to third base (1-2). Hatley

singled up the middle (1-1); de Graaf advanced to third. Collias reached on a

fielder's choice, bunt, RBI (1-0); Hatley out at second p to ss; de Graaf

scored. Collias stole second. Liles grounded out to 2b (1-1); Collias advanced

to third. Collias scored on a wild pitch. Bland singled to right center (3-2).

Heffley singled through the left side (2-0); Bland advanced to second. SHUTT to

p for TORGERSON. Greer hit by pitch (2-1); Heffley advanced to second; Bland

advanced to third. Lyons walked, RBI (3-1); Greer advanced to second; Heffley

advanced to third; Bland scored. MICHON to p for SHUTT. Rollison pinch hit for

Murray. Rollison doubled down the lf line, 3 RBI (3-1); Lyons scored; Greer

scored; Heffley scored. OSLUND to p for MICHON. de Graaf singled, advanced to

second on the throw, advanced to third (0-1); Rollison advanced to third,

scored on a throwing error by ss. Hatley struck out swinging (1-2). 7 runs,

6 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - Ozar to p for Brownlow. McNAUGHTON singled to right

field (1-1). McNAUGHTON advanced to second on a wild pitch. BANKS struck out

swinging (2-2). McNAUGHTON advanced to third on a passed ball. WALTON singled

to left field, RBI (1-0); McNAUGHTON scored, unearned. PARKER grounded out to

1b unassisted (2-2); WALTON advanced to second. RELF flied out to cf (2-1).

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Western Carolina 7th - Collias grounded out to p (1-1). Liles flied out

to lf (1-2). Bland struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2). 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - BOWEN popped up to 2b (0-0). KO struck out looking

(2-2). NACAPOY walked (3-2). LAW, An. homered to left field, 2 RBI (1-0);

NACAPOY scored. McNAUGHTON struck out looking (0-2). 2 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Western Carolina 8th - Heffley flied out to lf (1-1). Greer doubled to

left center (2-1). Lyons singled up the middle, RBI (1-0); Greer scored.

Rollison to dh. Rollison lined into double play ss unassisted (1-1); Lyons out

on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - BANKS grounded out to ss (1-0). WALTON reached on a

fielding error by 3b (1-1). WALTON stole second. PARKER struck out swinging

(3-2). RELF homered to left center, 2 RBI, unearned (1-1); WALTON scored,

unearned. BOWEN flied out to lf (1-0). 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Western Carolina 9th - MUIR to p for OSLUND. de Graaf grounded out to p

(1-1). Hatley struck out swinging (1-2). Collias struck out swinging (0-2).

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

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