Cole, Bernal Lead to Victory Vs. Seattle

Taylor Cole struck out nine Redhawks against Seattle Friday. (Photo by Jonathan Hardy)

PROVO, Utah -- Pitching and season-best home runs led the BYU baseball team to a 13-3 victory against Seattle Friday at Larry H. Miller Field.

“I was really happy with the way our guys played,” BYU head coach Vance Law said. “There were three key at-bats that really exemplified the way I want our guys to play. With the emphasis we put on strikeouts, we’ve been trying to take some of the pressure off our pitchers.”

Pitcher Taylor Cole threw nine strikeouts for BYU (23-21). Usually the lead-off starter, Cole was switched to Day 2 starter for the Seattle series.

First baseman Ryan Bernal had four RBI to lead the Cougars and designated hitter Alex Wolfe had three RBI.

Seattle (18-23) put the first run on the board with a center-field homer from center fielder Josh Kutz at the top of the second. As first BYU batter of the inning, Wolfe answered for the Cougars with his own homer to tie the game.

Redhawk right fielder Doug Kincaid hit a dinger and batted in Trent Oleszczuk to put Seattle up 3-1 after Cole’s first strikeout of the game. The home run was Seattle’s last run of the game.

With right fielder Jaycob Brugman on second, Bernal singled up the middle and Brugman ran home. Wolfe sent the ball over the fence for his second homer of the game and another RBI, giving BYU its first lead of the game 4-3.

Cole struck out three batters in a row to start off the fourth, bringing his total to four.

Bernal hit a three-run homer to bring the score to 7-3, batting in second baseman Dane Nielsen and Brugman who were on first and second, respectively.

Cole started off the sixth with three more strikeouts to continue Seattle’s run-less streak. Third baseman Dillon Robinson went yard off reliever Eric Yardley at the bottom of the inning and center fielder Stephen Wells batted in Wes Guenther. Pinch hitter Brock Luker followed with a single to left field for one RBI and short stop Austin Hall finished the inning batting in Wells.

Scoring ended at the bottom of the seventh with pinch hitter Matt Crowder batting in Robinson and an error sending pinch hitter Chase Frampton home.

Seattle’s Kincaid had two RBI to lead the Redhawks.

A season-high 1,474 fans were in attendance for the victory.

BYU plays Seattle Saturday in the final game of the weekend’s tripleheader. BYU will honor its seniors prior to the 1 p.m. game at Larry H. Miller Field.


Seattle Univ. at Brigham Young Univ.

May 06, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Larry H Miller Field)

Seattle Univ. 3 (18-23)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Trent Oleszczuk ss....... 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 3 0

Marcelino Morales lf..... 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0

Michael Tevlin ph/c..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Doug Kincaid rf/lf....... 2 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0

Josh Kalalau 3b/rf....... 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 6

Jace Sloan dh............ 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

Riley Tompkins 1b........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1

Sean Narby rf........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Josh Kutz c.............. 3 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 1

Ryan Somers c/3b........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cullen Hendrickson 2b.... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 0

Bryndon Ecklund cf....... 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

Nick Latta pr........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Arlo Evasick p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Eric Yardley p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cory Mack p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Blaine Jones p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nick Sours p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 3 8 3 4 9 24 8 10

Brigham Young Univ. 13 (23-21)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0

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

LUKER, Brock ph/rf...... 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

BERNAL, Ryan 1b.......... 4 2 2 4 0 1 6 0 0

PADGETT, Wyatt ph/1b.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

WOLFE, Alex dh........... 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0

PETERSON, Michael ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

HALL, Austin ss.......... 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0

CALDWELL, Kelton lf...... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

HANCOCK, Alex lf........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

ROBINSON, Dillon 3b...... 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 0

GUENTHER, Wes c.......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 9 1 1

FRAMPTON, Chase ph/c.... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

CROWDER, Matt ph/2b..... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0

COLE, Taylor p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NYBERG, Chunner p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WELCH, Daniel p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 40 13 16 12 2 3 27 8 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Seattle Univ........ 012 000 000 - 3 8 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 013 034 20X - 13 16 1

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E - J. Kalalau(4); R. Tompkins(2); HALL(6). DP - SU 1. LOB - SU 10; BYU 6.

2B - WOLFE(7). HR - D. Kincaid(7); J. Kutz(3); BERNAL(5); WOLFE 2(7);

ROBINSON(5). HBP - WOLFE. SB - T. Oleszczuk(7); BRUGMAN(12); BERNAL(4).

Seattle Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Arlo Evasick........ 4.1 9 7 7 0 1 21 21

Eric Yardley........ 0.2 4 4 4 1 0 6 7

Cory Mack........... 1.0 3 2 1 1 0 6 8

Blaine Jones........ 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4

Nick Sours.......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

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

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COLE, Taylor........ 7.0 7 3 3 2 9 29 31

NYBERG, Chunner..... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

WELCH, Daniel....... 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 4 6

Win - COLE (4-4). Loss - A. Evasick (2-4). Save - None.

WP - COLE(10); WELCH(1). HBP - by C. Mack (WOLFE).

Umpires - HP: Francisco Flores 1B: Brian Frisch 3B: Blake Jensen

Start: 6 pm Time: 2:39 Attendance: 1474

Weather: sunny, clear

E. Yardley faced 4 batters in the 6th.

C. Mack faced 3 batters in the 7th.

Seattle Univ. starters: 12/ss T. Oleszczuk; 26/lf M. Morales; 35/rf D. Kincaid;

17/3b J. Kalalau; 9/dh J. Sloan; 13/1b R. Tompkins; 31/c J. Kutz; 14/2b

Hendrickson; 10/cf B. Ecklund; 32/p A. Evasick;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 10/1b BERNAL; 18/dh

WOLFE; 26/ss HALL; 12/lf CALDWELL; 3/3b ROBINSON; 9/c GUENTHER; 16/2b NIELSEN;

8/p COLE;

Seattle Univ. 1st - T. Oleszczuk grounded out to 3b. M. Morales grounded

out to 2b. D. Kincaid walked. J. Kalalau singled to left field; D. Kincaid

advanced to second. J. Sloan flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS flied out to lf. BRUGMAN grounded out to

2b. BERNAL struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 2nd - R. Tompkins grounded out to 2b. J. Kutz homered to

center field, RBI. Hendrickson flied out to cf. B. Ecklund lined out to 3b.

1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - WOLFE homered to center field, RBI. HALL

singled to center field. CALDWELL grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b;

HALL out on the play. ROBINSON singled up the middle. GUENTHER flied out to cf.

1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 3rd - T. Oleszczuk singled to center field. T. Oleszczuk

stole second. M. Morales struck out swinging. D. Kincaid homered to right

center, 2 RBI; T. Oleszczuk scored. J. Kalalau grounded out to c unassisted,

interference. J. Sloan singled to right center. R. Tompkins flied out to rf.

2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - NIELSEN popped up to ss. WELLS grounded out to

ss. BRUGMAN singled up the middle. BRUGMAN stole second. BERNAL singled to

right field, RBI; BRUGMAN scored. BERNAL stole second. WOLFE homered to right

field, 2 RBI; BERNAL scored. HALL lined out to lf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 4th - J. Kutz struck out swinging. Hendrickson struck out

swinging. B. Ecklund struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - CALDWELL popped up to ss. ROBINSON grounded

out to 2b. GUENTHER popped up to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 5th - T. Oleszczuk grounded out to ss. M. Morales struck

out swinging. D. Kincaid grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - NIELSEN singled up the middle. WELLS popped up

to lf. BRUGMAN singled to right field; NIELSEN advanced to third. BERNAL

homered to center field, 3 RBI; BRUGMAN scored; NIELSEN scored. E. Yardley to p

for A. Evasick. WOLFE doubled to center field. HALL popped up to 2b. CALDWELL

flied out to lf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 6th - J. Kalalau struck out swinging. J. Sloan struck out

swinging. R. Tompkins singled up the middle. J. Kutz struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - R. Somers to c for J. Kutz. ROBINSON homered

to right field, RBI. GUENTHER singled to center field. NIELSEN walked; GUENTHER

advanced to second. WELLS singled to right field, RBI; NIELSEN advanced to

third; GUENTHER scored. C. Mack to p for E. Yardley. LUKER pinch hit for

BRUGMAN. LUKER singled to left field, RBI; WELLS advanced to second; NIELSEN

scored. BERNAL flied out to lf; LUKER advanced to second; WELLS advanced to

third. WOLFE hit by pitch. HALL reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; WOLFE

advanced to second; LUKER out at third 3b unassisted; WELLS scored. CALDWELL

grounded out to p. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 7th - LUKER to rf. HANCOCK to lf for CALDWELL. Hendrickson

singled to left field. B. Ecklund reached on a fielder's choice; Hendrickson

advanced to second on a throwing error by ss. T. Oleszczuk flied out to lf. M.

Tevlin pinch hit for M. Morales. M. Tevlin fouled out to 3b. B. Ecklund

advanced to second; Hendrickson advanced to third on a wild pitch. D. Kincaid

walked. J. Kalalau struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - M. Tevlin to c. D. Kincaid to lf. J. Kalalau

to rf. R. Somers to 3b. ROBINSON singled to center field. FRAMPTON pinch hit

for GUENTHER. FRAMPTON walked; ROBINSON advanced to second. CROWDER pinch hit

for NIELSEN. CROWDER singled to left field, RBI; FRAMPTON advanced to second;

ROBINSON scored. B. Jones to p for C. Mack. WELLS reached on a fielding error

by 1b, advanced to second on a fielding error by rf; CROWDER advanced to third;

FRAMPTON scored, unearned. LUKER struck out looking. PADGETT pinch hit for

BERNAL. PADGETT struck out looking. PETERSON pinch hit for WOLFE. PETERSON

grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 8th - PADGETT to 1b. FRAMPTON to c. CROWDER to 2b. NYBERG

to p for COLE. J. Sloan grounded out to 2b. R. Tompkins grounded out to 2b. R.

Somers flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - J. Kalalau to 1b. S. Narby to rf for R.

Tompkins. N. Sours to p for B. Jones. HALL flied out to lf. HANCOCK grounded

out to ss. ROBINSON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 9th - WELCH to p for NYBERG. Hendrickson lined out to ss.

B. Ecklund singled to shortstop. N. Latta pinch ran for B. Ecklund. T.

Oleszczuk walked; N. Latta advanced to second. M. Tevlin popped up to ss. T.

Oleszczuk advanced to second; N. Latta advanced to third on a wild pitch. D.

Kincaid walked. J. Kalalau grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

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