Coming From Behind Beats Bears

Dan Vargas scored BYU's go-ahead run in the fifth at Northern Colorado. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Greeley, Colo. (April 28, 2008)--Freshman righthander Justin Shutt pitched six innings of shutout ball, walked none and scattered four hits Monday in BYU's 10-5 victory over Northern Colorado.

Shutt picked up his first college victory as he successfully relieved freshman lefty Daniel Welch in the fourth when the Cougars were down 5-1. The Cougars, now 17-26, rallied behind Shutt.

"This was by far the best game Justin has thrown in relief," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "He changed speeds, hit the strike zone and took a step in the right direction in the transition from high school. Our hitters battled well and put up runs when we needed them."

Kasey Ko hit a two-out double in the second and scored BYU's first run when Jonathan Cluff singled him in.

Cluff picked up his second hit of the day and was doubled in the fifth by J.C. Leach. Leach scored on J.T. Musso's single. Then Sean McNaughton hit a two-run homer. BYU's fifth run of that inning came when Dan Vargas singled, stole second and scored on an error.

Cluff struck out in the sixth, but got on base via an error. He then stole second and followed Vargas' path of scoring on an error, giving the Cougars a 7-5 margin.

That lead increased when Kent Walton hit a solo homer in the seventh and Ko doubled and scored off Steve Parker's single to put BYU up 9-5.

Vargas gave BYU an insurance run in the ninth when he walked, stole second, advanced to third on Walton's fly-out and scored on a wild pitch as the Bears got out of that frame with the bases loaded.

BYU plays the Bears, now 15-29, again on Tuesday afternoon when Cougar lefty Eric Judd starts on the mound.

Brigham Young Univ. at Northern Colorado

Apr 28, 2008 at Greeley, Colo. (Jackson Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 10 (17-26)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 0

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 0

WALTON, Kent cf.......... 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

RELF, Brandon 2b......... 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0

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

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

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 5 0 2 1 0 2 1 4 2

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 4 2 2 1 1 2 4 0 1

LEACH, J.C. dh........... 5 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 4

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 4 1 1 1 0 1 7 0 0

WELCH, Daniel p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals................... 38 10 11 8 6 14 27 11 7

Northern Colorado 5 (15-29)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Mees, A. lf.............. 4 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 2

Morales, C. ss........... 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Murray, C. 1b............ 5 0 2 0 0 1 6 0 0

Sandberg, K. dh.......... 5 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0

Hegstad, E. cf........... 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6

Raudenbush,M rf.......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

Whinery, E. c............ 3 1 1 0 1 0 12 1 0

Horn, J. 2b/3b........... 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 0

Santucci, P. 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1

Zyer, S. ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Berge, T.J. 2b.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Keating, T.R p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Sawicki, J. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Peery, S. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kazell, D. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 36 5 9 4 3 7 27 8 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 010 051 201 - 10 11 1

Northern Colorado... 040 100 000 - 5 9 3

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E - PARKER(17); Whinery, E. 3(10). DP - UNCO 1. LOB - BY 7; UNCO 9. 2B - KO

2(8); PARKER(13); LEACH(1); Sandberg, K. 2(19); Raudenbush,M(4). HR -

MCNAUGHTON(10); WALTON(3). HBP - Morales, C.. SH - Horn, J.(2). SB - VARGAS

2(8); LAW(8); CLUFF(17).

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

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WELCH, Daniel....... 3.0 5 5 2 3 3 15 19

SHUTT, Justin....... 6.0 4 0 0 0 4 21 22

Northern Colorado IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Keating, T.R........ 5.0 7 6 5 2 7 22 24

Sawicki, J.......... 2.0 3 3 2 0 4 10 10

Peery, S............ 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Kazell, D........... 1.0 1 1 1 4 1 3 7

Win - SHUTT (1-0). Loss - Keating, T.R (2-5). Save - None.

WP - WELCH(5); Kazell, D.(6). HBP - by WELCH (Morales, C.).

Umpires - HP: Doug Graham 1B: Kevin Ainsworth 3B: Cameron Keller

Start: 2:00 pm Time: 2:56 Attendance: 171

WELCH faced 1 batter in the 4th.

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON; 4/2b

RELF; 22/1b KO; 5/3b PARKER; 8/rf CLUFF; 35/dh LEACH; 10/c MUSSO; 14/p WELCH;

Northern Colorado starters: 12/lf Mees, A.; 5/ss Morales, C.; 14/1b Murray, C.;

28/dh Sandberg, K.; 3/cf Hegstad, E.; 26/rf Raudenbush,M; 9/c Whinery, E.; 2/2b

Horn, J.; 33/3b Santucci, P.; 31/p Keating, T.R;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - MCNAUGHTON grounded out to p. VARGAS grounded

out to 3b. WALTON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Northern Colorado 1st - Mees, A. struck out looking. Morales, C. singled

up the middle. Murray, C. singled to center field; Morales, C. advanced to

second. Sandberg, K. struck out swinging. Hegstad, E. flied out to rf. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - RELF struck out looking. KO doubled to right

center. PARKER struck out swinging. CLUFF singled to center field, RBI; KO

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

Northern Colorado 2nd - Raudenbush,M doubled down the rf line. Whinery,

E. walked. Horn, J. struck out swinging. Santucci, P. popped up to 2b. Mees, A.

singled through the right side, RBI; Whinery, E. advanced to second;

Raudenbush,M scored. Morales, C. hit by pitch; Mees, A. advanced to second;

Whinery, E. advanced to third. Murray, C. reached on an error by 3b; Morales,

C. advanced to second; Mees, A. advanced to third; Whinery, E. scored,

unearned. Sandberg, K. doubled to center field, 2 RBI; Murray, C. advanced to

third; Morales, C. scored, unearned; Mees, A. scored, unearned. Hegstad, E.

reached on a fielder's choice; Sandberg, K. out at third 3b unassisted,

interference. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - MUSSO struck out swinging. MCNAUGHTON popped

up to 2b. VARGAS flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Northern Colorado 3rd - Raudenbush,M grounded out to ss. Whinery, E.

grounded out to p. Horn, J. walked. Horn, J. advanced to second on a wild

pitch. Santucci, P. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WALTON flied out to cf. RELF struck out

swinging. KO walked. PARKER struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Northern Colorado 4th - Mees, A. walked. SHUTT to p for WELCH. Morales,

C. flied out to cf. Murray, C. struck out swinging. Sandberg, K. doubled to

center field, RBI; Mees, A. scored. Hegstad, E. flied out to rf. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - CLUFF singled up the middle. LEACH doubled to

left field, RBI; CLUFF scored. MUSSO singled, advanced to second on the throw,

RBI; LEACH scored. MCNAUGHTON homered to left field, 2 RBI; MUSSO scored.

VARGAS singled through the left side. WALTON popped up to 3b, bunt. RELF struck

out swinging. VARGAS stole second, advanced to third on an error by c, scored,

unearned. KO walked. PARKER grounded out to 2b. 5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Northern Colorado 5th - Raudenbush,M singled through the left side.

Whinery, E. singled to center field; Raudenbush,M advanced to second. Horn, J.

out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Whinery, E. advanced to second; Raudenbush,M

advanced to third. Santucci, P. struck out looking. Mees, A. flied out to lf.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - Sawicki, J. to p for Keating, T.R. CLUFF

struck out swinging, reached first on a throwing error by c. CLUFF stole

second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c. LEACH reached on a

fielder's choice, RBI; CLUFF scored, unearned. MUSSO hit into double play 3b to

2b to 1b; LEACH out on the play. MCNAUGHTON flied out to rf. 1 run, 0 hits,

2 errors, 0 LOB.

Northern Colorado 6th - Morales, C. grounded out to 3b. Murray, C.

singled to left field. Sandberg, K. struck out swinging. Hegstad, E. flied out

to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - VARGAS struck out swinging. WALTON homered to

left center, RBI. RELF struck out looking. KO doubled down the lf line. PARKER

singled through the right side, RBI; KO scored. CLUFF struck out swinging, out

at first c to 1b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northern Colorado 7th - Raudenbush,M grounded out to ss. Whinery, E.

grounded out to 3b. Horn, J. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - Peery, S. to p for Sawicki, J.. LEACH struck

out swinging. MUSSO lined out to 2b. MCNAUGHTON struck out looking. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Northern Colorado 8th - Zyer, S. pinch hit for Santucci, P.. LAW to 2b

for RELF. Zyer, S. grounded out to ss. Mees, A. struck out swinging. Morales,

C. grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Horn, J. to 3b. Berge, T.J. to 2b for Zyer,

S.. Kazell, D. to p for Peery, S.. VARGAS walked. VARGAS stole second. WALTON

flied out to rf; VARGAS advanced to third. VARGAS scored on a wild pitch. LAW

walked. LAW stole second. KO intentionally walked. LAW out at second p to ss,

picked off. PARKER doubled to left field; KO advanced to third. CLUFF walked.

LEACH struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Northern Colorado 9th - Murray, C. grounded out to 2b. Sandberg, K.

flied out to lf. Hegstad, E. flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

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