Homers Squash UNLV

Jonathan Cluff had a monster week, including a grand slam Saturday.

LAS -- Jonathan Cluff highlighted bookend BYU victories for the week as his grand slam Saturday helped down UNLV, 16-7 in windy conditions.

Cluff, who began the week with a 4-for-4, two-home run performance at Utah Valley, continued with his hot bat at UNLV. In the finale of a three-game series with the Rebels his second-inning grand slam put BYU up 12-1.

Cluff’s slam was one of four homers for BYU. Sean McNaughton hit a pair of homers, including a two-run shot in the second and a solo in the eighth inning. Alex Wolfe, hit a three-run blast in the second as well.

McNaughton, Wolfe and Ryan Bernal are all now tied with 11 homers each this season.

“I’m pleased that we came out and swung the bats well in the first part of the game.,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “We answered back when UNLV scored and were able to put it away.

“If the wind is blowing out it becomes a very small park here in a hurry. We had a much better approach at the plate compared to earlier games and the balls we hit out were off solid, line-drive swings. “

The Cougars, now 20-25 overall and 7-11 in the Mountain West Conference, even their record with UNLV at 3-3, but ended on the plus side with a 55-54 run differential should that come into tie-breaking or seeding in the league tournament.

BYU continues its current road trip, busing to No. 2 Arizona State for a two-game series on Monday and Tuesday.

“They (Arizona State) are tough and have good pitching. They have an aura about them, but hopefully our guys will get fired up to play one of the top teams in the country.”


BYU at UNLV

May 08, 2010 at Las Vegas, NV (Earl E. Wilson)

BYU 16 (20-25,7-11 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 3 3 1 1 1 3 0 0

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

WOLFE, Alex 3b........... 5 2 3 5 1 2 2 1 3

AYOSO, Bryce c/dh........ 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

BERNAL, Ryan 1b.......... 4 1 0 0 1 2 8 1 1

McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 3 2 4 1 1 3 0 0

ANDERSON, Mark lf....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CLUFF, Jonathan rf/cf.... 5 2 2 4 0 0 2 0 0

FRAMPTON, Chase dh/c..... 5 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0

HALL, Austin ss.......... 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0

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

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

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

PARRY, David p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 42 16 17 15 6 8 27 6 5

UNLV 7 (26-20,10-8 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BEATY, Hunter 2b......... 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 3

FRIERSON, Jarred cf...... 4 2 3 3 1 1 3 0 0

BEUERLEIN, Drew 1b/c..... 4 0 1 1 1 1 8 0 0

BAYARDI, Brandon lf...... 5 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 1

KRETCHMER, Kyle dh....... 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

GILBERTSON, Brian dh.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ARNOLD, RJ 3b............ 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 5

SATHERLIE, Duncan ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLARK, Nolan c........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0

DE LA CRUZ, Robbie ph/1b 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

THOMAS, Cash rf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

KAPLAN, Kris ph/rf...... 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

JIMENEZ, Richie ss....... 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 0

SHUL, Craig ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

SINGER, Stephen p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NADING, Chad p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

JAVATE, Max p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LEE, Jared p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WARDELL, Billy p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 39 7 13 7 4 7 27 10 11

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 570 000 310 - 16 17 0

UNLV................ 100 051 000 - 7 13 1

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E - CLARK, Nolan. LOB - Cougars 5; LV 11. 2B - RELF 2; WELLS; DE LA CRUZ. HR

- WOLFE; McNAUGHTON 2; CLUFF; FRIERSON, J. 2; KRETCHMER. HBP - THOMAS, Cash.

SF - JIMENEZ, R.. SB - CLUFF.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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NEIL, Matthew....... 5.0 8 6 6 4 2 22 28 121

SHUTT, Justin....... 2.1 2 1 1 0 3 9 9 38

HOWARD, Chris....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 4 19

PARRY, David........ 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 4 4 7

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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SINGER, Stephen..... 0.1 4 5 5 1 0 5 6 31

NADING, Chad........ 1.0 4 6 6 3 0 6 9 31

JAVATE, Max......... 5.1 6 4 4 1 5 22 23 70

LEE, Jared.......... 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 16

WARDELL, Billy...... 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 4 5 20

Win - NEIL (4-4). Loss - SINGER, S. (1-6). Save - None.

HBP - by NEIL (THOMAS, Cash). Inherited runners/scored: JAVATE, Max 3/3; LEE,

Jared 1/1. Pitches/strikes: NEIL 121/71; SHUTT 38/26; HOWARD 19/11; PARRY 7/5;

SINGER, S. 31/16; NADING, Chad 31/15; JAVATE, Max 70/47; LEE, Jared 16/11;

WARDELL, B. 20/12.

Umpires - HP: Ray Belfiore 1B: Cale Smith 3B: Jon Wolfe

Start: 1:00 pm Time: 3:05 Attendance: 461

BYU 1st - AYOSO to dh. FRAMPTON to c. RELF walked (3-2). WELLS singled

to right field (3-1); RELF advanced to third. WOLFE homered to center field, 3

RBI (2-1); WELLS scored; RELF scored. AYOSO singled through the right side

(3-2). BERNAL flied out to cf (3-2). McNAUGHTON homered to left center, 2 RBI

(0-1); AYOSO scored. NADING, Chad to p for SINGER, S.. CLUFF lined out to lf

(0-0). FRAMPTON singled (1-0). FRAMPTON out at first p to 1b, picked off. 5

runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 1st - BEATY, H. walked (3-1). FRIERSON, J. walked (3-1); BEATY, H.

advanced to second. BEUERLEIN, D singled to left field, RBI (1-2); FRIERSON, J.

advanced to second; BEATY, H. scored. BAYARDI, B. popped up to 3b (2-0).

KRETCHMER reached on a fielder's choice (2-2); BEUERLEIN, D out at second 1b to

ss; FRIERSON, J. advanced to third. ARNOLD, RJ grounded out to 2b (2-1). 1

run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - HALL flied out to rf (0-0). RELF doubled to left field (1-0).

WELLS walked (3-1). WOLFE singled to left field, RBI (2-2); WELLS advanced to

second; RELF scored. AYOSO singled through the left side, RBI (0-0); WOLFE

advanced to second; WELLS scored. BERNAL walked (3-2); AYOSO advanced to

second; WOLFE advanced to third. McNAUGHTON walked, RBI (3-2); BERNAL advanced

to second; AYOSO advanced to third; WOLFE scored. JAVATE, Max to p for NADING,

Chad. CLUFF homered to center field, 4 RBI (0-0); McNAUGHTON scored; BERNAL

scored; AYOSO scored. FRAMPTON popped up to ss (3-2). HALL singled to shortstop

(0-1). RELF flied out to cf (0-0). 7 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 2nd - CLARK, Nolan popped up to 1b (2-2). THOMAS, Cash struck out

swinging (0-2). JIMENEZ, R. singled to right field (1-2). BEATY, H. grounded

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

BYU 3rd - WELLS struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2). WOLFE

walked (3-2). AYOSO reached on a fielder's choice (1-0); WOLFE out at second ss

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

UNLV 3rd - FRIERSON, J. struck out swinging (1-2). BEUERLEIN, D walked

(3-2). BAYARDI, B. singled to left field (0-1); BEUERLEIN, D advanced to

second. KRETCHMER lined out to lf (2-2). ARNOLD, RJ popped up to 1b (0-1). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - McNAUGHTON struck out swinging (0-2). CLUFF flied out to rf

(2-0). FRAMPTON grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

UNLV 4th - CLARK, Nolan flied out to rf (2-1). THOMAS, Cash grounded out

to 2b (1-2). JIMENEZ, R. flied out to cf (1-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 5th - HALL fouled out to 3b (0-0). RELF grounded out to ss (2-2).

WELLS singled to center field (1-1). WOLFE struck out swinging (2-2). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 5th - BEATY, H. singled (1-2). FRIERSON, J. homered to center

field, 2 RBI (2-1); BEATY, H. scored. BEUERLEIN, D fouled out to 3b (0-0).

BAYARDI, B. singled up the middle (2-1). KRETCHMER homered to right center, 2

RBI (1-1); BAYARDI, B. scored. ARNOLD, RJ singled through the left side (3-2).

CLARK, Nolan walked (3-2); ARNOLD, RJ advanced to second. THOMAS, Cash hit by

pitch (1-2); CLARK, Nolan advanced to second; ARNOLD, RJ advanced to third.

JIMENEZ, R. flied out to cf, SAC, RBI (3-1); CLARK, Nolan advanced to third;

ARNOLD, RJ scored. BEATY, H. flied out to lf (1-1). 5 runs, 5 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 6th - AYOSO lined out to 3b (1-0). BERNAL struck out swinging (0-2).

McNAUGHTON popped up to 3b (1-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 6th - SHUTT to p for NEIL. FRIERSON, J. homered to center field,

RBI (2-2). BEUERLEIN, D flied out to lf (2-2). BAYARDI, B. struck out swinging

(0-2). KRETCHMER singled down the rf line (1-2). ARNOLD, RJ popped up to 1b

(3-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - CLUFF singled to left field (2-0). CLUFF stole second,

advanced to third on a throwing error by c, scored. FRAMPTON flied out to lf

(0-1). HALL singled through the left side (0-0). RELF out at first 3b to ss to

1b (0-0); HALL advanced to second. WELLS doubled to right field, RBI (0-0);

HALL scored. LEE, Jared to p for JAVATE, Max. WOLFE singled to second base, out

at second 3b to 2b, RBI (0-1); WELLS scored. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0

LOB.

UNLV 7th - DE LA CRUZ pinch hit for CLARK, Nolan. DE LA CRUZ grounded

out to 3b (2-2). KAPLAN, Kris pinch hit for THOMAS, Cash. KAPLAN, Kris struck

out looking (0-2). JIMENEZ, R. struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 8th - BEUERLEIN, D to c. DE LA CRUZ to 1b. KAPLAN, Kris to rf. AYOSO

grounded out to 3b (3-2). BERNAL grounded out to 2b (1-1). McNAUGHTON homered

to left field, RBI (1-1). CLUFF flied out to cf (0-1). 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 8th - BEATY, H. lined out to cf (0-1). HOWARD to p for SHUTT.

FRIERSON, J. singled up the middle (3-2). BEUERLEIN, D struck out swinging

(2-2). BAYARDI, B. struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 9th - WARDELL, B. to p for LEE, Jared. FRAMPTON struck out swinging

(2-2). HALL walked (3-1). RELF doubled to center field (0-1); HALL advanced to

third. LUKER pinch hit for WELLS. LUKER struck out swinging (2-2). WOLFE struck

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

UNLV 9th - LUKER to rf. CLUFF to cf. ANDERSON to lf for McNAUGHTON.

GILBERTSON to dh for KRETCHMER. GILBERTSON grounded out to 2b (1-1). PARRY to p

for HOWARD. SATHERLIE, D pinch hit for ARNOLD, RJ. SATHERLIE, D flied out to cf

(1-0). DE LA CRUZ doubled to center field (0-0). KAPLAN, Kris singled through

the left side (1-1); DE LA CRUZ advanced to third. SHUL, Craig pinch hit for

JIMENEZ, R.. SHUL, Craig flied out to lf (0-0). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

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