First Win of Season

Three hits, including a double and a pair of RBI by Alex Wolfe helped BYU defeat UC Davis, 10-2. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

DAVIS -- Victory at last for BYU’s baseball team came with a 10-2 defeat in the nightcap Thursday over UC Davis.

The Cougars, now 1-4, split a doubleheader with the Aggies, 4-3, with UC Davis winning 3-0 to start the day.

The Cougars may not have long to savor the victory before taking the field again. Friday’s regularly scheduled game was bumped up to make Thursday a doubleheader. However, Saturday’s game has been moved up to Friday for a possible start at 2 p.m., or earlier, depending on the weather.

“It was nice to get the first win under your belt, but I am a little disappointed we didn’t win the first game, “ said BYU coach Vance Law. “I don’t anticipate ever getting shut out with the bats we have. I was pleased the entire day with our pitching staff. We showed some real fight and competed well.

“Any time you can hold a team under three runs or lower you should win. It was the pitching that came through. Matt Neil got out of a couple jams and every guy we brought out of the bullpen threw really well.”

In that victory, BYU got on the scoreboard in the first inning. Brandon Relf singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Jonathan Cluff doubled down the leftfield line to score Relf.

Relf returned the favor in the second when he singled down the rightfield line to score Andrew Law and reclaim the lead, 2-1. That single extended his hitting streak to six games, dating back to last season. Alex Wolfe hit a two-run, two-out double to left field, scoring Relf from first and Sean McNaughton from third.

Law hit a two-out triple to right-center and scored on a double steal in the third as Chase Frampton advanced to second. BYU had six stolen bases in the win, three by Law.

McNaughton struck out in the fourth, but got aboard from a wild pitch on that play. McNaughton then stole second and third, then scored on a passed ball. Then Cluff’s one-out leftfield double drove in Wolfe to make the score 7-1 and chased the Aggie pitcher from the mound.

Chase Frampton walked in the fifth and scored off Stephen Wells’ one-out triple to make the score 8-2. Wells then scored on a wild pitch when McNaughton struck out. Law was injured in the fifth on a stolen base attempt.

“He has a pulled hamstring,” said Coach Law of his son Andrew. “It is a big blow because of the speed he brings.”

Relf led off with a walk in the eighth and scored BYU’s 10th run off a Wes Guenther single to center.

The 3-0 shutout was the first time the Cougars had been blanked since the final game of 2008 in a 1-0 loss to San Diego State at the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Texas.


BYU at UC Davis (Game 2)

Feb 25, 2010 at Davis, Calif. (Dobbins Stadium)

BYU 10 (1-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 1

NOALL, Kevin ph/lf...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 4 1 3 2 1 1 8 0 0

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 5 0 3 2 0 1 2 0 0

GUENTHER, Wes c.......... 5 0 2 1 0 0 4 2 0

HALL, Austin 3b.......... 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4

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

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

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

HANCOCK, Alex ph/dh..... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 1 1 1 0 2 8 0 1

ISOM, Andy ph/cf........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

NEIL, Matthew p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

WHITE, Coltin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BREWER, Devin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 41 10 16 7 4 11 27 10 10

UC Davis 2 (4-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Heylman, Scott 2b........ 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0

Andrade, Justin ph/2b... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cepin, Daniel cf......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2

Schafer, Justin ss....... 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 3 4

Lyman, Scott p/dh........ 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1

Johnson, Eric 1b......... 3 0 1 1 0 1 7 1 0

Grove, Kevin ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mihaylo, Kyle rf......... 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3

Dreyfuss, Alex c......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 9 2 0

Sanders, Kyle c......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Medeiros, Joseph ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Politi, Paul 3b.......... 2 0 1 0 2 0 3 3 0

Batty, Seth lf........... 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

Busbin, Tim p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Blom, CJ p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Watson, Sean p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Popkins, David p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 2 11 2 3 5 27 14 14

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 131 220 010 - 10 16 1

UC Davis............ 100 100 000 - 2 11 1

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E - WOLFE(2); Schafer(3). LOB - BYU 10; Aggies 14. 2B - WOLFE(4); CLUFF

2(3). 3B - LAW, An.(1); WELLS(1). HBP - LAW, An.; FRAMPTON; Cepin; Johnson.

SB - McNAUGHTON 2(4); LAW, An. 3(4); FRAMPTON(1); Batty(1). CS - Cepin(2).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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NEIL, Matthew....... 5.0 9 2 2 2 2 23 27 103

WHITE, Coltin....... 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 6 7 29

BREWER, Devin....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 14

SLOAN, Kevin........ 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 4 15

UC Davis IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Lyman, Scott........ 3.1 9 7 7 2 6 19 22 82

Busbin, Tim......... 1.2 1 2 2 1 2 5 7 22

Blom, CJ............ 2.0 3 0 0 0 2 8 8 30

Watson, Sean........ 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 5 6 14

Popkins, David...... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4 4 16

Win - NEIL (1-0). Loss - Lyman (0-1). Save - None.

WP - NEIL(1); Lyman 2(3); Busbin 2(2). HBP - by NEIL (Cepin); by Lyman

(FRAMPTON); by Busbin (LAW, An.); by NEIL (Johnson). BK - Blom(1). PB -

Dreyfuss; Sanders 2. Pitches/strikes: NEIL 103/65; WHITE 29/16; BREWER 14/10;

SLOAN 15/10; Lyman 82/48; Busbin 22/12; Blom 30/18; Watson 14/8; Popkins 16/8.

Umpires - HP: Jason Venzon 1B: Ruben Candelaria 3B: Jeff Henrichs

Start: 1:53 Time: 3:04 Attendance: 175

Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON grounded out to ss (1-1). RELF singled up the

middle (1-2). RELF advanced to second on a wild pitch. WOLFE struck out looking

(3-2). CLUFF doubled to left field, RBI (0-0); RELF scored. GUENTHER reached on

a throwing error by ss (1-1); CLUFF advanced to third. HALL struck out looking

(2-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

UC Davis 1st - Heylman flied out to rf (0-0). Cepin hit by pitch (2-2).

Cepin out at first c to 1b, picked off, caught stealing. Schafer singled to

center field (3-2). Lyman singled to shortstop (0-1); Schafer advanced to

third. Johnson singled through the right side, RBI (0-1); Lyman advanced to

second; Schafer scored. Mihaylo reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Johnson

out at second ss to 2b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - LAW, An. singled to shortstop (0-0). LAW, An. stole second.

FRAMPTON singled, out at second cf to c to ss (1-0); LAW, An. advanced to

third. WELLS struck out swinging (0-2). McNAUGHTON walked (3-0). RELF singled

through the right side, RBI (0-0); McNAUGHTON advanced to third; LAW, An.

scored. WOLFE doubled to left field, 2 RBI (3-1); RELF scored; McNAUGHTON

scored. CLUFF singled to shortstop (1-1); WOLFE advanced to third, out at third

ss to 1b to 2b to 3b. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 2nd - Dreyfuss grounded out to p (1-2). Politi singled to right

center (1-0). Batty singled to right field (1-0); Politi advanced to second.

Batty advanced to second; Politi advanced to third on a wild pitch. Heylman

struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2). Cepin struck out swinging

(1-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - GUENTHER lined out to 3b (1-2). HALL struck out swinging

(2-2). LAW, An. tripled to right center (0-1). FRAMPTON hit by pitch (1-2).

FRAMPTON stole second; LAW, An. stole home. WELLS grounded out to 2b (3-2).

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

UC Davis 3rd - Schafer flied out to cf (2-1). Lyman singled up the

middle (1-1). Johnson flied out to cf (1-2). Mihaylo grounded out to 3b (0-1).

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

BYU 4th - McNAUGHTON struck out, reached first on a wild pitch (2-2).

McNAUGHTON stole second. RELF struck out swinging (1-2). McNAUGHTON stole

third. WOLFE walked (3-1). WOLFE advanced to second; McNAUGHTON scored on a

passed ball. CLUFF doubled to left field, RBI (3-2); WOLFE scored. Lyman to dh.

Busbin to p. CLUFF advanced to third on a wild pitch. GUENTHER grounded out to

3b (2-2). HALL grounded out to ss (1-0). 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 4th - Dreyfuss flied out to cf (0-1). Politi walked (3-1).

Batty reached on a fielder's choice (1-2); Politi out at second ss to 2b. Batty

stole second. Heylman singled up the middle, RBI (3-2); Batty scored. Cepin

singled to center field (2-2); Heylman advanced to third. Schafer flied out to

cf (1-0). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - LAW, An. hit by pitch (1-1). LAW, An. stole second, out at

second c to ss. FRAMPTON walked (3-0). WELLS tripled to right field, RBI (0-0);

FRAMPTON scored. McNAUGHTON struck out swinging (1-2). WELLS scored on a wild

pitch. RELF struck out swinging (1-2). 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Davis 5th - Lyman grounded out to p (2-2). Johnson hit by pitch

(1-0). Mihaylo flied out to cf (2-1). Dreyfuss singled to right field (1-2);

Johnson advanced to second. Politi walked (3-2); Dreyfuss advanced to second;

Johnson advanced to third. Batty flied out to cf (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 6th - Blom to p for Busbin. WOLFE singled to right field (2-1).

CLUFF struck out swinging (2-2). GUENTHER singled, out at second rf to ss

(1-0); WOLFE advanced to third. HALL flied out to rf (1-1). 0 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 6th - WHITE to p for NEIL. NIELSEN to 2b for LAW, An.. Heylman

walked (3-1). Cepin lined out to 2b (0-1). Schafer flied out to rf (0-1). Lyman

flied out to cf (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - NIELSEN popped up to 1b (1-1). FRAMPTON singled up the middle

(2-2). WELLS struck out swinging (1-2). FRAMPTON advanced to second on a balk.

McNAUGHTON grounded out to 3b (2-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 7th - Johnson struck out swinging (2-2). Mihaylo flied out to

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

LOB.

BYU 8th - Watson to p for Blom. Sanders to c for Dreyfuss. RELF walked

(3-1). WOLFE singled to right field (0-1); RELF advanced to third. CLUFF lined

out to 3b (1-1). GUENTHER singled to center field, RBI (0-0); WOLFE advanced to

second; RELF scored. HALL reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); GUENTHER out at

second 2b to ss; WOLFE advanced to third. NIELSEN flied out to rf (1-0). 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Davis 8th - BREWER to p for WHITE. Politi grounded out to ss (0-1).

Batty flied out to cf (1-0). Andrade pinch hit for Heylman. Andrade singled up

the middle (0-0). Cepin reached on a fielding error by 1b (2-2); Andrade

advanced to second, advanced to third on the error. Schafer reached on a

fielder's choice (1-1); Cepin out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1

error, 2 LOB.

BYU 9th - Andrade to 2b. Popkins to p for Watson. HANCOCK pinch hit for

FRAMPTON. HANCOCK singled to second base (2-1). ISOM pinch hit for WELLS.

HANCOCK advanced to second on a passed ball. ISOM struck out swinging (3-2).

NOALL pinch hit for McNAUGHTON. NOALL flied out to cf (1-1). HANCOCK advanced

to third on a passed ball. RELF grounded out to 3b (2-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 9th - NOALL to lf. HANCOCK to dh. ISOM to cf. SLOAN to p for

BREWER. Lyman singled up the middle (1-2). Grove pinch hit for Johnson. Grove

fouled out to 1b (0-0). Mihaylo struck out looking (1-2). Medeiros pinch hit

for Sanders. Medeiros struck out looking (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU at UC Davis (Game 1)

Feb 25, 2010 at Davis, Calif. (Dobbins Stadium)

BYU 0 (0-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 3 1

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

NIELSEN, Dane 3b......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1

SHUTT, Justin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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

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

Totals................... 30 0 6 0 1 6 24 15 4

UC Davis 3 (4-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Heylman, Scott 2b........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 1

Cepin, Daniel cf......... 4 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0

Schafer, Justin ss....... 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0

Lyman, Scott lf.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Popkins, David dh........ 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1

Johnson, Eric 1b......... 3 0 1 1 0 1 7 2 2

Mihaylo, Kyle rf......... 3 1 1 1 0 0 5 1 0

Politi, Paul 3b.......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Kalush, Scott c.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0

Quist, Dayne p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Heinig, Scott p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Briner, Tom p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 3 9 3 2 2 27 11 5

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 000 000 - 0 6 0

UC Davis............ 200 000 10X - 3 9 1

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E - Quist(2). DP - BYU 2. LOB - BYU 4; Aggies 5. 2B - Johnson(1). HR -

Mihaylo(1). SH - Lyman(1); Kalush(2). SF - Popkins(1). SB - CLUFF(2);

Cepin(1). CS - LAW, An.(1); CLUFF(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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SHUTT, Justin....... 5.0 7 2 2 2 1 17 21 82

CAPPER, Chris....... 2.0 1 1 1 0 0 6 7 22

McKNIGHT, David..... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4 4 13

UC Davis IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Quist, Dayne........ 7.0 5 0 0 1 4 23 24 100

Heinig, Scott....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 12

Briner, Tom......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 17

Win - Quist (2-0). Loss - SHUTT (0-1). Save - Briner (1).

WP - McKNIGHT(1). PB - AYOSO(1). Pitches/strikes: SHUTT 82/49; CAPPER 22/15;

McKNIGHT 13/8; Quist 100/60; Heinig 12/8; Briner 17/11.

Umpires - HP: Jeff Henrichs 1B: Jason Venzon 3B: Ruben Candelaria

Start: 11:02 am Time: 2:14 Attendance:

Weather: 51 degrees, mostly cloudy

SHUTT faced 2 batters in the 6th.

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON flied out to rf (0-1). LAW, An. singled to second

base (1-2). LAW, An. out at second p to 1b to ss, picked off, caught stealing.

WOLFE grounded out to ss (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Davis 1st - Heylman singled to right field (2-1). Cepin reached on a

fielder's choice (0-2); Heylman out at second p to ss. Cepin stole second.

Schafer walked (3-2). Lyman singled to left field (1-2); Schafer advanced to

second; Cepin advanced to third. Popkins flied out to lf, SF, RBI (1-1); Cepin

scored. Johnson doubled to center field, RBI (1-0); Lyman advanced to third,

out at home cf to ss to c; Schafer scored. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 2nd - CLUFF singled to left field (3-1). CLUFF stole second. AYOSO

struck out swinging (2-2). BERNAL struck out looking (2-2). RELF singled to

left field (1-2); CLUFF advanced to third, out at home rf to c. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 2nd - Mihaylo flied out to lf (0-2). Politi walked (3-2).

Kalush grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b, interference (0-0); Politi out

on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - NIELSEN struck out looking (1-2). WELLS grounded out to 2b

(2-1). McNAUGHTON singled to left field (1-2). McNAUGHTON advanced to second on

a throwing error by p, failed pickoff attempt, advanced to third. LAW, An.

struck out looking (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 3rd - Heylman grounded out to ss (1-2). Cepin singled to

pitcher, bunt (1-1). Schafer grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (2-2);

Cepin out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - WOLFE flied out to cf (3-2). CLUFF walked (3-1). CLUFF out at

second p to 1b to ss, picked off, caught stealing. AYOSO fouled out to rf

(2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Davis 4th - Lyman grounded out to 3b (0-0). Popkins grounded out to p

(3-1). Johnson struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 5th - BERNAL flied out to rf (2-2). RELF popped up to lf (0-0).

NIELSEN singled up the middle (1-1). WELLS grounded out to p (1-0). 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 5th - Mihaylo flied out to cf (3-2). Politi singled to

shortstop (2-2). Kalush grounded out to c, SAC, bunt (1-0); Politi advanced to

second. Politi advanced to third on a passed ball. Heylman grounded out to ss

(3-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - McNAUGHTON popped up to rf (1-0). LAW, An. grounded out to 2b

(1-2). WOLFE grounded out to 2b (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Davis 6th - Cepin singled up the middle (2-1). Schafer singled to

right field (1-1); Cepin advanced to second. CAPPER to p for SHUTT. Lyman out

at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-1); Schafer advanced to second; Cepin advanced

to third. Popkins grounded out to 2b (1-1). Johnson fouled out to 1b (3-2).

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

BYU 7th - CLUFF fouled out to c (2-1). AYOSO popped up to rf (2-1).

BERNAL grounded out to 2b (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Davis 7th - Mihaylo homered to left field, RBI (1-0). Politi popped

up to 2b (1-2). Kalush lined out to 2b (0-1). Heylman flied out to rf (0-1).

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

BYU 8th - Heinig to p for Quist. RELF popped up to cf (2-1). NIELSEN

fouled out to 1b (0-0). WELLS singled to left field (2-1). McNAUGHTON flied out

to cf (0-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 8th - McKNIGHT to p for CAPPER. Cepin singled to third base,

bunt (0-0). Cepin advanced to second on a wild pitch. Schafer flied out to rf

(3-1); Cepin advanced to third. Lyman grounded out to 3b (1-1). Popkins struck

out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 9th - Briner to p for Heinig. LAW, An. struck out swinging (2-2).

WOLFE struck out swinging (2-2). CLUFF popped up to 2b (2-2). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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