Baylor Succumbs to 10 Strikeouts

Brandon Relf had the big bat with four hits at Baylor. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

WACO -- Brandon Relf scored the winning run in the seventh and BYU pitchers struck out 10 Tuesday as the Cougars defeated Baylor, 7-5.

Relf was 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI as BYU, now 3-4, picked up its third straight victory before a crowd of 2,241, while Baylor dropped to a 4-4 record. Relf scored that winning sixth run when Alex Wolfe hit a two-out single.

Cougar starter Shawn Hardesty struck out five in as many innings before being relieved by freshman Chris Capper. Hardesty picked up his first win of the year.

"Our pitching was outstanding," said BYU coach Vance Law. "(Shawn) Hardesty really picked it up and threw well."

Bryce Ayoso drove in BYU’s initial run in the first inning. Teammate Austin Hall singled in the second, stole second, advanced to third and scored on groundouts to tie the game at 2-2.

Relf led off with a single in the third and scored on Ayoso’s two-out double down the leftfield line to regain the lead for BYU, 3-2.

Dane Nielsen led off the three-run seventh with a double down the leftfield line and scored off Relf’s two-out double that raced just inside the third base bag, putting BYU up 4-2. That chased the Baylor starter off the mound and Wolfe singled off the reliever to score Relf. Wolfe then scored off a dropped fly in rightfield to make it 6-2.

"That was a huge insurance run," said Law. "Wolfe could have easily coasted, but he ran hard the whole way."

Alex Hancock led off the ninth with another Cougar double down the leftfield line. Hancock advanced to third on a Sean McNaughton sac bunt and scored BYU’s seventh run on Relf’s single, his fourth hit of the game.

Kevin Sloan came in a save situation in the seventh to relieve Capper with two aboard as the Bears closed the gap, 6-3. Sloan had to give up that save to heat-throwing David McKnight with two out in the ninth as Baylor loaded the bases narrowed the margin to 7-5.

The Cougars had hits in all innings except the fourth and eighth had a runner on base every inning except the eighth.

BYU goes down the road to play at Texas A & M late Wednesday afternoon.



BYU at BAYLOR

Mar 02, 2010 at Waco, Texas (Baylor Ballpark)

BYU 7 (3-4)

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

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McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .172

RELF, Brandon ss......... 5 3 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 .478

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 4 1 2 1 1 2 7 0 0 .367

CLUFF, Jonathan cf....... 5 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 .333

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 5 0 2 2 0 0 10 0 3 .278

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 4 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 .381

HALL, Austin 3b.......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .190

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 .353

HANCOCK, Alex rf......... 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 .300

HARDESTY, Shawn p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -

CAPPER, Chris p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

SLOAN, Kevin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

McKNIGHT, David p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Totals................... 38 7 13 6 1 10 27 7 7

BAYLOR 5 (4-4)

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

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Vick, Logan lf........... 4 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 .375

Hainsfurther, Joey 2b.... 3 1 1 0 2 0 3 2 0 .235

Muncy, Max 1b............ 5 1 3 1 0 0 11 0 0 .344

Evatt, Dan dh............ 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 .231

Ware, Landis pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240

Campbell, Raynor 3b...... 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 3 .375

Baker, Abel c............ 5 0 0 0 0 2 10 1 2 .000

Slater, Chris rf......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .286

Pinckard, Brooks cf...... 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 .333

DalPorto, Steve ss....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 .000

Gedwed, Kenton ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500

Blank, Trent p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -

Winter, Kevin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Filip, Tom p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -

Bare, Crayton p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Totals................... 37 5 10 4 5 10 27 15 10

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 111 000 301 - 7 13 1

BAYLOR.............. 200 000 102 - 5 10 2

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E - McNAUGHTON(2); Campbell(4); Slater(1). DP - BU 1. LOB - BY 7; BU 10. 2B

- RELF(2); AYOSO(1); NIELSEN(2); HANCOCK(1). 3B - Pinckard(1). SH -

McNAUGHTON(1); HANCOCK(2). SB - HALL(2); Vick(2).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP ERA

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HARDESTY, Shawn..... 5.0 6 2 2 2 5 21 23 95 8.22

CAPPER, Chris....... 1.1 0 1 1 2 2 4 6 28 5.68

SLOAN, Kevin........ 2.1 4 2 2 1 3 11 12 47 2.35

McKNIGHT, David..... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.00

BAYLOR IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP ERA

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Blank, Trent........ 6.2 10 5 5 0 8 28 29 96 4.82

Winter, Kevin....... 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 4 4 10 0.00

Filip, Tom.......... 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 4 5 16 5.40

Bare, Crayton....... 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 14 -

Win - HARDESTY (1-1). Loss - Blank (1-1). Save - McKNIGHT (1).

WP - HARDESTY(1). BK - SLOAN(1); Bare. Inherited runners/scored: SLOAN 2/1;

McKNIGHT 2/0; Winter 1/1; Bare 1/0. Pitches/strikes: HARDESTY 95/55; CAPPER

28/15; SLOAN 47/28; McKNIGHT 2/2; Blank 96/71; Winter 10/8; Filip 16/10; Bare

14/7.

Umpires - HP: Bruce Seagull 1B: Doug Williams 3B: David Wellman

Start: 6:33p Time: 2:57 Attendance: 2241

Weather: Clear, 53 deg, wind NW 5-10

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON grounded out to 3b. RELF singled to shortstop.

WOLFE struck out swinging. CLUFF singled to center field; RELF advanced to

third. AYOSO singled through the left side, RBI; CLUFF advanced to second; RELF

scored. BERNAL struck out swinging. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BAYLOR 1st - Vick singled through the left side. Vick stole second.

Hainsfurther walked. Hainsfurther advanced to second on a wild pitch; Vick

advanced to third on a wild pitch. Muncy singled to center field, RBI;

Hainsfurther advanced to third; Vick scored. Evatt struck out looking. Campbell

singled to first base, bunt, RBI; Muncy advanced to second; Hainsfurther

scored. Baker struck out swinging. Slater struck out swinging. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - HALL singled to center field. HALL stole second. NIELSEN

grounded out to ss; HALL advanced to third. HANCOCK grounded out to 3b, RBI;

HALL scored. McNAUGHTON flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BAYLOR 2nd - Pinckard popped up to ss. DalPorto grounded out to 2b. Vick

grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - RELF singled to center field. WOLFE struck out swinging. CLUFF

struck out swinging. AYOSO doubled down the lf line, RBI, out at second lf to

ss to c to 2b; RELF scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BAYLOR 3rd - Hainsfurther grounded out to 2b up the middle. Muncy flied

out to cf. Evatt walked. Campbell grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - BERNAL struck out swinging. HALL reached on a throwing error

by 3b, advanced to second on the error. NIELSEN grounded out to 1b unassisted;

HALL advanced to third. HANCOCK struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error,

1 LOB.

BAYLOR 4th - Baker flied out to rf. Slater flied out to cf. Pinckard

tripled to right center. DalPorto grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. RELF flied out to cf to left

center. WOLFE singled through the left side. CLUFF struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BAYLOR 5th - Vick struck out looking. Hainsfurther singled to center

field. Muncy singled to left center; Hainsfurther advanced to second, advanced

to third on a fielding error by lf. Evatt struck out swinging. Campbell flied

out to rf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 6th - AYOSO popped up to 2b. BERNAL singled up the middle. HALL

grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; BERNAL out on the play. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BAYLOR 6th - CAPPER to p for HARDESTY. Baker flied out to lf to left

center. Slater grounded out to ss. Pinckard struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - NIELSEN doubled down the lf line. HANCOCK grounded out to p,

SAC, bunt; NIELSEN advanced to third. McNAUGHTON grounded out to ss. RELF

doubled down the lf line, RBI; NIELSEN scored. Winter to p for Blank. WOLFE

singled to center field, RBI; RELF scored. CLUFF reached on a dropped fly by

rf, advanced to second on the error; WOLFE scored on the error, unearned. AYOSO

grounded out to ss. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BAYLOR 7th - DalPorto struck out swinging. Vick walked. Hainsfurther

walked; Vick advanced to second. SLOAN to p for CAPPER. Muncy flied out to rf

to right center; Vick advanced to third. Hainsfurther advanced to second on a

balk; Vick scored on a balk. Evatt struck out looking. 1 run, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 8th - BERNAL struck out swinging. Filip to p for Winter. HALL

grounded out to p, bunt. NIELSEN grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BAYLOR 8th - Campbell flied out to lf. Baker struck out swinging. Slater

singled to shortstop. Pinckard struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU 9th - HANCOCK doubled down the lf line. McNAUGHTON grounded out to

p, SAC, bunt; HANCOCK advanced to third. RELF singled through the left side,

RBI; HANCOCK scored. Bare to p for Filip. RELF advanced to second on a balk.

WOLFE walked. CLUFF struck out swinging. AYOSO reached on a fielder's choice;

WOLFE out at second 2b to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BAYLOR 9th - Gedwed pinch hit for DalPorto. Gedwed grounded out to 2b.

Vick singled to center field. Hainsfurther flied out to lf. Muncy singled; Vick

advanced to second. Evatt walked; Muncy advanced to second; Vick advanced to

third. Campbell singled through the left side, 2 RBI; Evatt advanced to second;

Muncy scored; Vick scored. McKNIGHT to p for SLOAN. Ware pinch ran for Evatt.

Baker reached on a fielder's choice; Campbell advanced to second; Ware out at

third 3b unassisted. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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