Demons Quell Rally

Austin Hall got BYU's first hit of the season to keep a 13-game hitting streak alive. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

NATCHITOCHES -- With two out and bases loaded Friday, BYU gambled to clear the bases and tie the score in the ninth but ended up losing 8-7 to Northwestern State.

BYU senior Dane Nielsen hit a two-out double to left field, scoring Alex Wolfe and Dillon Robinson, but pinch runner Alex Hancock was thrown out at the plate, 7-6-2.

Not a bad comeback in the season opener for the Cougars, 0-1, who got off to a rocky start and were behind 6-0 through five innings.

In the fifth inning BYU scored its first run when Andrew Law hit a one-out single up the middle and crossed home on the next play when Wolfe doubled to right field. Wolfe’s double extended his current hitting streak to 13 games along with Austin Hall, who singled in the second inning.

From the 3-1 offering of a new Demon pitcher, Stephen Wells hit a leadoff homer. Law got another one-out single, this time to center field, then stole second and scored on an error which put Ryan Bernal on base, to make the score 7-3. Bernal later scored off Bret Lopez’s pinch-hit double.

Behind 8-4, Law led off the ninth with his third single of the night, advanced to second on Wolfe’s single, stole third and scored on Robinson’s one-out pinch-hit single to center.

The two teams meet again Saturday in an afternoon doubleheader.


Brigham Young Univ. at Northwestern State

Feb 18, 2011 at Natchitoches, La. (Brown-Stroud Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 7 (0-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LAW, Andrew ss........... 5 3 3 0 0 1 1 3 0

WOLFE, Alex c............ 4 1 3 1 1 1 9 2 0

BERNAL, Ryan 1b.......... 5 1 1 0 0 3 6 0 2

GUENTHER, Wes dh......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

LOPEZ, Brett dh......... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

ROBINSON, Dillon dh..... 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

HALL, Austin 3b.......... 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 0

CALDWELL, Kelton lf...... 3 0 1 0 2 2 3 0 2

HANCOCK, Alex pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

CAPPER, Chris p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

HOWARD, Chris p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NYBERG, Chunner p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 40 7 13 6 4 12 24 10 10

Northwestern State 8 (1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

Martinez, J. ss.......... 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 3

Helenihi, D. cf.......... 5 3 4 1 0 1 3 0 0

Bear, C. dh.............. 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 2

Westbrook, R lf.......... 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0

Buckley, J. lf.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Keele, R. rf............. 4 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 1

Frias, R. 2b............. 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1

Hinojos, N. 3b........... 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Watson, W. 1b............ 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0

Munoz, A. c.............. 3 0 1 1 0 0 13 0 1

Irvine, L. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Northcott, D p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Fredieu, B. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lackie, M. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Robertshaw, p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 8 14 5 3 8 27 6 8

Score by Innings R H E

-------------------------------------------

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 010 303 - 7 13 3

Northwestern State.. 212 110 01X - 8 14 1

-------------------------------------------

E - WOLFE; CALDWELL; WELLS; Westbrook, R. LOB - BY 10; NWLA 8. 2B - WOLFE;

LOPEZ; CALDWELL; NIELSEN; Bear, C.; Keele, R.; Hinojos, N. 2. HR - WELLS.

HBP - Westbrook, R. SH - Westbrook, R. SF - Munoz, A.. SB - LAW 3; Helenihi,

D.; Keele, R.; Frias, R..

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

-----------------------------------------------

CAPPER, Chris....... 3.2 10 6 5 1 3 17 20

HOWARD, Chris....... 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 2 3

NYBERG, Chunner..... 4.0 3 1 1 2 5 15 17

Northwestern State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

-----------------------------------------------

Irvine, L........... 6.0 6 1 1 2 7 24 26

Northcott, D........ 0.1 2 2 1 0 0 3 3

Fredieu, B.......... 0.1 1 1 0 0 1 3 3

Lackie, M........... 1.2 3 3 3 1 3 8 9

Robertshaw,......... 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 2 3

Win - Irvine, L. (1-0). Loss - CAPPER (0-1). Save - Robertshaw, (1).

WP - Irvine, L.. HBP - by HOWARD (Westbrook, R). BK - HOWARD. PB - WOLFE.

Umpires -

Start: 6:30 Time: 2:50 Attendance: 867

HOWARD faced 2 batters in the 5th.

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/rf BRUGMAN; 6/ss LAW; 18/c WOLFE; 10/1b BERNAL;

9/dh GUENTHER; 26/3b HALL; 12/lf CALDWELL; 16/2b NIELSEN; 5/cf WELLS; 15/p

CAPPER;

Northwestern State starters: 6/ss Martinez, J.; 22/cf Helenihi, D.; 11/dh Bear,

C.; 3/lf Westbrook, R; 14/rf Keele, R.; 13/2b Frias, R.; 20/3b Hinojos, N.;

19/1b Watson, W.; 7/c Munoz, A.; 16/p Irvine, L.;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - BRUGMAN out at first 1b to p. LAW struck out

looking. WOLFE walked. BERNAL singled to left center; WOLFE advanced to second.

GUENTHER reached on a fielder's choice; BERNAL out at second ss to 2b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Northwestern State 1st - Martinez, J. fouled out to 1b. Helenihi, D.

singled to left center. Bear, C. singled to left field; Helenihi, D. advanced

to second. Bear, C. advanced to second on an error by cf, advanced to third,

unearned; Helenihi, D. advanced to third on an error by c, scored. Bear, C.

scored on a passed ball, unearned. Westbrook, R struck out swinging. Keele, R.

doubled to left center. Frias, R. struck out swinging. 2 runs, 3 hits, 2

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - HALL singled up the middle. HALL advanced to

second on a wild pitch. CALDWELL struck out swinging. NIELSEN popped up to rf;

HALL advanced to third. WELLS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Northwestern State 2nd - Hinojos, N. doubled down the lf line. Watson,

W. grounded out to 3b; Hinojos, N. advanced to third. Munoz, A. flied out to

cf, SAC, RBI; Hinojos, N. scored. Martinez, J. grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - BRUGMAN popped up to ss. LAW popped up to cf.

WOLFE singled up the middle. BERNAL struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Northwestern State 3rd - Helenihi, D. singled, bunt. Bear, C. doubled to

left field, RBI; Helenihi, D. scored. Westbrook, R grounded out to p

unassisted, bunt, SAC; Bear, C. advanced to third. Keele, R. singled, out at

second cf to ss to 2b, RBI; Bear, C. scored. Frias, R. grounded out to ss. 2

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - GUENTHER flied out to lf. HALL struck out

swinging. CALDWELL walked. NIELSEN reached on a fielder's choice; CALDWELL out

at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northwestern State 4th - Hinojos, N. doubled to left field. Watson, W.

walked. Munoz, A. singled, bunt; Watson, W. advanced to second; Hinojos, N.

advanced to third. Martinez, J. struck out swinging; Hinojos, N. out at third c

to 3b, picked off. Helenihi, D. singled up the middle, RBI; Munoz, A. advanced

to second; Watson, W. scored. HOWARD to p for CAPPER. Bear, C. flied out to lf.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - WELLS flied out to lf. BRUGMAN flied out to

lf. LAW singled up the middle. LAW stole second. WOLFE doubled to right field,

RBI; LAW scored. BERNAL struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Northwestern State 5th - Westbrook, R hit by pitch. Westbrook, R

advanced to second on a balk. Keele, R. singled to right field; Westbrook, R

advanced to third. NYBERG to p for HOWARD. Frias, R. reached on an error by lf;

Keele, R. advanced to second; Westbrook, R scored, unearned. Keele, R. stole

third. Hinojos, N. popped up to 1b. Frias, R. stole second. Watson, W. walked.

Munoz, A. reached on a fielder's choice; Watson, W. advanced to second; Frias,

R. advanced to third; Keele, R. out at home p to c. Martinez, J. struck out

swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - GUENTHER struck out looking. HALL flied out to

cf. CALDWELL doubled to left center. NIELSEN flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northwestern State 6th - Helenihi, D. struck out looking. Bear, C.

fouled out to lf. Westbrook, R singled up the middle. Keele, R. flied out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - Northcott, D to p for Irvine, L.. WELLS

homered, RBI. BRUGMAN grounded out to p. LAW singled to center field. Fredieu,

B. to p for Northcott, D. WOLFE struck out swinging; LAW stole second. BERNAL

reached on an error by lf, advanced to second; LAW scored, unearned. LOPEZ to

dh for GUENTHER. LOPEZ doubled down the lf line, RBI; BERNAL scored, unearned.

Lackie, M. to p for Fredieu, B.. HALL walked. CALDWELL struck out swinging.

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

Northwestern State 7th - Frias, R. struck out looking. Hinojos, N.

grounded out to 3b. Watson, W. walked. Munoz, A. reached on a fielder's choice;

Watson, W. out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - NIELSEN flied out to cf. WELLS flied out to

rf. BRUGMAN struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Northwestern State 8th - Martinez, J. struck out swinging. Helenihi, D.

singled through the left side. Helenihi, D. stole second. Bear, C. singled to

center field, RBI; Helenihi, D. scored. Westbrook, R struck out swinging; Bear,

C. out at second c to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Buckley, J. to lf for Westbrook, R. LAW

singled to center field. WOLFE singled to right field; LAW advanced to second.

BERNAL struck out swinging. ROBINSON to dh for LOPEZ. LAW stole third. ROBINSON

singled to center field, RBI; WOLFE advanced to second; LAW scored. Robertshaw,

to p for Lackie, M.. HALL struck out swinging. CALDWELL walked; ROBINSON

advanced to second; WOLFE advanced to third. HANCOCK pinch ran for CALDWELL.

NIELSEN doubled to left field, 2 RBI; HANCOCK advanced to third, out at home lf

to ss to c; ROBINSON scored; WOLFE scored. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Tags: Results