Late Rally Falls Short

Bryce Ayoso belted a three-run double in the ninth at Gonzaga. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SPOKANE -- Another rally ended in the final inning for BYU’s baseball team Monday evening as it fell to Gonzaga, 9-7.

For the second time in as many days, the Cougars fell short in the final inning, this time to Gonzaga in the ninth. BYU, now 6-9, had an inning-ending rally last Saturday against Washington in Provo.

Gonzaga, now 8-7, overtook a 1-0 lead by BYU with a five-run Zag rally in the third.

Chase Frampton drove in BYU’s first run in the second to score Bryce Ayoso who had singled and advanced on a Ryan Bernal double. Bernal was thrown out at the plate in an inning-ending double play.

In the eighth inning Frampton singled in Alex Wolfe to make the score 8-2. Wolfe, the reigning Mountain West Conference Player of the Week, struggled through the night, but had gotten on board with a dropped pop-up to third base.

Wolfe returned the favor with a bases loaded walk in the ninth to start a four-run rally for BYU. Wolfe, Sean McNaughton and pinch-runner Alex Hancock all scored on Ayoso’s one-out double down the leftfield line to narrow the margin to 9-6. Ayoso then scored off Frampton’s single and third RBI of the night.

“We had terrible at bats for seven innings, then had a lot better approaches at the end of the game,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “They did a good job of changing speeds, credit their pitcher with a good job. We had a couple of scoring chances early in the game or it might have been a different outcome.”

The two teams meet again on Tuesday night.


BYU at GONZAGA BULLDOGS

Mar 15, 2010 at SPOKANE, Wash. (Patterson Complex)

BYU 7 (6-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 4 2 2 3 1 1 12 1 5

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FRAMPTON, Chase 1b....... 4 0 2 3 1 1 7 2 0

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

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 1

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

HANCOCK, Alex pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HARDESTY, Shawn p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

McKNIGHT, David p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 37 7 10 7 6 7 24 12 9

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 9 (8-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HEID, D cf............... 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 0 0

STURDIVANT rf............ 2 0 0 1 2 2 4 1 0

HUNTER, A dh............. 5 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 3

CASTELLITTO lf........... 5 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2

BOLINGER, R 1b........... 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 2

ESLICK, C 2b............. 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 0

WILSON, S 3b............. 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

HAWK, K c................ 1 2 0 0 2 0 8 0 1

ORTIZ, E ss.............. 4 2 3 4 0 1 4 1 0

STUMETZ, J p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BARON, L p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

PHILLIPS, M p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DANNER, A p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MOON, B p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 9 10 9 6 11 27 6 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 000 015 - 7 10 4

GONZAGA BULLDOGS.... 015 000 30X - 9 10 1

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E - RELF 2(8); AYOSO(1); FRAMPTON(2); WILSON, S(3). DP - BY 1. LOB - BY 9;

Gonzaga 8. 2B - McNAUGHTON(4); AYOSO(6); BERNAL(2); HEID, D(5). HR -

CASTELLITTO(4); ORTIZ, E(1). HBP - STURDIVANT. SH - WILSON, S(1); HAWK,

K(1). SB - ESLICK, C(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HARDESTY, Shawn..... 2.2 6 6 2 5 5 13 20

CAPPER, Chris....... 2.1 2 0 0 0 3 9 9

WHITE, Coltin....... 2.0 2 3 3 1 2 7 9

McKNIGHT, David..... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

GONZAGA BULLDOGS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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STUMETZ, J.......... 7.1 5 2 1 4 6 27 31

BARON, L............ 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

PHILLIPS, M......... 0.2 4 5 5 2 1 6 8

DANNER, A........... 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

MOON, B............. 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - STUMETZ, J (1-1). Loss - HARDESTY (1-2). Save - MOON, B (3).

HBP - by HARDESTY (STURDIVANT). PB - AYOSO(2).

Umpires - HP: Rick Jaggars 1B: Randy Sutton 3B: Kevin Walker

Start: 6:30 pm Time: 2:55 Attendance: 917

Weather: Clear, cool, 54

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON flied out to cf. RELF flied out to cf. WOLFE struck

out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 1st - HEID, D doubled to right center. STURDIVANT

walked. HUNTER, A struck out swinging. CASTELLITTO singled to shortstop;

STURDIVANT advanced to second; HEID, D advanced to third. BOLINGER, R hit into

double play ss to 2b to 1b; CASTELLITTO out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - AYOSO singled to left field. BERNAL doubled to right center;

AYOSO advanced to third. FRAMPTON grounded out to ss, RBI; BERNAL advanced to

third; AYOSO scored. CLUFF flied out to rf; BERNAL out at home rf to c. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 2nd - ESLICK, C walked. WILSON, S singled down the rf

line; ESLICK, C advanced to second. HAWK, K out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt;

WILSON, S advanced to second; ESLICK, C advanced to third. ORTIZ, E struck out

swinging. HEID, D walked. STURDIVANT walked, RBI; HEID, D advanced to second;

WILSON, S advanced to third; ESLICK, C scored. HUNTER, A struck out swinging.

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

BYU 3rd - NIELSEN flied out to cf to left center. WELLS walked.

McNAUGHTON doubled to left center; WELLS advanced to third. RELF singled to

second base. WOLFE struck out looking. AYOSO struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 3rd - CASTELLITTO homered to left center, RBI.

BOLINGER, R struck out swinging. ESLICK, C reached on an error by ss, advanced

to second on the throw. WILSON, S struck out swinging. HAWK, K walked. ORTIZ, E

singled to left field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; HAWK, K advanced

to third; ESLICK, C scored, unearned. HEID, D singled through the left side, 2

RBI; ORTIZ, E scored, unearned; HAWK, K scored, unearned. STURDIVANT hit by

pitch; HEID, D advanced to second. CAPPER to p for HARDESTY. HUNTER, A singled

up the middle, RBI; STURDIVANT advanced to second; HEID, D scored, unearned.

HUNTER, A advanced to second on a passed ball; STURDIVANT advanced to third on

a passed ball. CASTELLITTO struck out swinging. 5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

BYU 4th - BERNAL grounded out to p. FRAMPTON walked. CLUFF popped up to

ss. NIELSEN popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 4th - BOLINGER, R grounded out to 3b. ESLICK, C reached

on an error by 1b. ESLICK, C stole second, advanced to third on an error by c.

WILSON, S struck out swinging. HAWK, K grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 2

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - WELLS singled to right center. McNAUGHTON struck out swinging.

RELF struck out swinging. WOLFE walked; WELLS advanced to second. AYOSO popped

up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 5th - ORTIZ, E singled to shortstop, advanced to second

on a throwing error by ss. HEID, D grounded out to 2b; ORTIZ, E advanced to

third, out at home 1b to 3b to c. STURDIVANT struck out looking. 0 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - BERNAL flied out to cf. FRAMPTON struck out looking. CLUFF

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

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 6th - WHITE to p for CAPPER. HUNTER, A struck out

swinging. CASTELLITTO grounded out to ss. BOLINGER, R grounded out to ss. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - NIELSEN popped up to 2b. WELLS flied out to cf. McNAUGHTON

flied out to rf to right center. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 7th - ESLICK, C singled through the right side. WILSON,

S out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; ESLICK, C advanced to second. HAWK, K

walked. ORTIZ, E homered to left field, 3 RBI; HAWK, K scored; ESLICK, C

scored. HEID, D flied out to rf to right center. STURDIVANT struck out

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

BYU 8th - RELF grounded out to 2b. WOLFE reached on a dropped fly by 3b.

AYOSO walked; WOLFE advanced to second. BARON, L to p for STUMETZ, J. BERNAL

out at first 1b to p; AYOSO advanced to second; WOLFE advanced to third.

PHILLIPS, M to p for BARON, L. FRAMPTON singled up the middle, RBI; AYOSO

advanced to third; WOLFE scored, unearned. CLUFF popped up to ss. 1 run, 1

hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 8th - McKNIGHT to p for WHITE. HUNTER, A grounded out

to p. CASTELLITTO flied out to rf. BOLINGER, R struck out swinging. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 9th - NIELSEN singled up the middle. WELLS singled to shortstop;

NIELSEN advanced to second. HANCOCK pinch ran for WELLS. McNAUGHTON walked;

HANCOCK advanced to second; NIELSEN advanced to third. RELF struck out looking.

WOLFE walked, RBI; McNAUGHTON advanced to second; HANCOCK advanced to third;

NIELSEN scored. AYOSO doubled down the lf line, 3 RBI; WOLFE scored; McNAUGHTON

scored; HANCOCK scored. DANNER, A to p for PHILLIPS, M. BERNAL grounded out to

2b; AYOSO advanced to third. FRAMPTON singled to center field, RBI; AYOSO

scored. MOON, B to p for DANNER, A. CLUFF flied out to rf. 5 runs, 4 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

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