Late Surge Not Enough as Cougars Fall

Freshman Jaycob Brugman went 3-for-4 with an RBI Thursday. (Photo by Jonathan Hardy)

PROVO, Utah -- Six runs in the final two innings were too little too late as the BYU baseball team (20-19, 7-8) fell 12-6 to No. 7 TCU (30-13, 13-2) Thursday at Larry H. Miller Field.

"I think we faced a big league pitcher tonight," said BYU head coach Vance Law of TCU pitcher Kyle Winkler. "He is a very good pitcher and bouncing back in the last two innings was big for us."

Jaycob Brugman, a freshman from Phoenix, extended his Cougar-best hitting streak to three games and, in the process, brought to his team-leading RBI total to 28.

In his 11th appearance of the season, sophomore Taylor Cole started strong, holding TCU hitless through the first three innings. However, the Cougars were only able to manage one hit during that stretch, as Horned Frog right-hander Kyle Winkler struck out six of the first nine Cougars he faced.

Winkler struck out 13 and walked one in 7 innings of work for the Horned Frogs.

TCU drew first blood in the top of the fourth, posting two runs on three hits to take the first lead.

BYU threatened in the bottom half of the fourth after a double by designated hitter Ryan Bernal put two runners in scoring position. The Cougars were unable to capitalize, however and surrendered six runs in the top of the fifth to go down 8-0.

Bernal, who leads the Cougars in hitting, went 2-for-5 and added his 20th RBI of the season.

Despite giving up four more runs in the sixth, the Cougars would not go quietly. RBI singles by Brugman and Bernal put BYU on the board and made the score 12-2 and third baseman Dillon Robinson gave the Cougars two more with a two-out, two-RBI double off the wall. A TCU error allowed one more run to cross and make the score 12-5 after eight complete.

In his 13th appearance, senior reliever Jared Miller struck out the side in the top of the ninth before BYU added one run in the bottom of the ninth.

Game two of the three-game series starts Friday at 6 p.m. at Larry H. Miller Field. Sophomore Chris Capper (3-2, 3.65) is projected to start on the mound for the Cougars.


TCU at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 28, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Larry H Miller Field)

TCU 12 (30-13,14-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RIVERA, Brance rf........ 5 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

WITTE, Jantzen 3b........ 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0

FEATHERSTON, Taylor ss... 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1

COATS, Jason lf.......... 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

ELANDER, Josh c.......... 2 1 1 1 2 1 11 1 0

PHARR, Jimmie c......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0

JORDAN, Zac dh........... 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

PENA, Jerome 2b.......... 3 1 1 4 1 0 2 5 1

WEIK, Joe 1b............. 4 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 4

JOHNSON, Brett 1b....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

SCHULTZ, Aaron cf........ 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1

WINKLER, Kyle p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

RIZZOTTI, Tony p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

NOWELL, Teddy p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FREY, Nick p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 12 12 9 6 5 27 10 7

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (20-19,7-8 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

HANCOCK, Alex ph/cf..... 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

LAW, Andrew ss........... 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0

LOPEZ, Bret ss.......... 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 4 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 0

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 5 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 1

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 3 9 0 1

PADGETT, Wyatt 1b....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

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

FRAMPTON, Chase ph/c.... 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0

ROBINSON, Dillon 3b...... 5 1 1 2 0 4 0 4 3

CALDWELL, Kelton lf...... 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0

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

COLE, Taylor p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

MILLER, Jared p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 6 9 6 3 16 27 11 10

Score by Innings R H E

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TCU................. 000 264 000 - 12 12 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 051 - 6 9 2

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E - PENA(7); WELLS(2); ROBINSON(10). DP - BYU 1. LOB - TC 7; BYU 10. 2B -

FEATHERSTON(9); PENA(12); SCHULTZ(8); BRUGMAN(12); BERNAL(11); ROBINSON(3);

CALDWELL(6). HBP - COATS; BRUGMAN; PADGETT; FRAMPTON. SF - COATS(4);

PENA(3).

TCU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WINKLER, Kyle....... 7.0 5 0 0 1 13 26 27

RIZZOTTI, Tony...... 0.2 3 4 4 1 0 5 6

NOWELL, Teddy....... 1.0 1 2 1 1 2 5 9

FREY, Nick.......... 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

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

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COLE, Taylor........ 4.2 6 8 3 4 1 20 25

NYBERG, Chunner..... 0.1 4 4 4 2 0 5 7

PARRY, David........ 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 9 11

MILLER, Jared....... 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3

Win - WINKLER (8-1). Loss - COLE (3-4). Save - None.

WP - WINKLER(2); NYBERG(1). HBP - by PARRY (COATS); by NOWELL (BRUGMAN); by

NOWELL (PADGETT); by NOWELL (FRAMPTON). BK - COLE(2). PB - WOLFE(10).

Umpires - HP: Rickey Scarbery 1B: Randy Upton 3B: Glenn Ballangao

Start: 6:09 pm Time: 2:56 Attendance: 1272

Weather: overcast, windy, 73 degrees

NYBERG faced 5 batters in the 6th.

TCU starters: 5/rf RIVERA; 35/3b WITTE; 12/ss FEATHERSTON; 38/lf COATS; 24/c

ELANDER; 23/dh JORDAN; 2/2b PENA; 33/1b WEIK; 29/cf SCHULTZ; 8/p WINKLER;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 6/ss LAW; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 10/dh BERNAL;

26/1b HALL; 18/c WOLFE; 3/3b ROBINSON; 12/lf CALDWELL; 16/2b NIELSEN; 8/p COLE;

TCU 1st - RIVERA grounded out to 3b. WITTE grounded out to c.

FEATHERSTON popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS grounded out to 2b. LAW struck out

swinging. BRUGMAN doubled to center field. BERNAL struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

TCU 2nd - COATS grounded out to ss. ELANDER struck out swinging. JORDAN

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - HALL struck out swinging. WOLFE grounded out

to p. ROBINSON struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

TCU 3rd - PENA flied out to cf. WEIK grounded out to 3b. SCHULTZ popped

up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CALDWELL struck out swinging, grounded out to

c unassisted. NIELSEN struck out swinging. WELLS grounded out to 2b. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

TCU 4th - RIVERA singled to left field. WITTE reached on a fielder's

choice; RIVERA out at second 3b to 2b. WITTE advanced to second on a balk.

FEATHERSTON singled to left field; WITTE advanced to third. COATS flied out to

cf, SF, RBI; WITTE scored. ELANDER singled to center field; FEATHERSTON

advanced to third. JORDAN walked; ELANDER advanced to second. JORDAN advanced

to second; ELANDER advanced to third; FEATHERSTON scored on a passed ball. PENA

walked. WEIK popped up to 2b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - LAW struck out swinging. BRUGMAN singled to

right field. BERNAL doubled to center field; BRUGMAN advanced to third. HALL

struck out looking. WOLFE grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

TCU 5th - SCHULTZ flied out to cf. RIVERA grounded out to 3b. WITTE

singled to left field. FEATHERSTON singled through the right side; WITTE

advanced to second. COATS walked; FEATHERSTON advanced to second; WITTE

advanced to third. ELANDER walked, RBI; COATS advanced to second; FEATHERSTON

advanced to third; WITTE scored. JORDAN reached on a fielding error by 3b;

ELANDER advanced to second; COATS advanced to third; FEATHERSTON scored,

unearned. PENA doubled to left center, 3 RBI; JORDAN scored, unearned; ELANDER

scored, unearned; COATS scored, unearned. NYBERG to p for COLE. WEIK singled to

center field, advanced to second on a throwing error by cf, RBI; PENA scored,

unearned. SCHULTZ flied out to lf. 6 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - ROBINSON struck out looking. CALDWELL singled

to right field. NIELSEN reached on a fielder's choice; CALDWELL out at second

cf to 2b. WELLS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

TCU 6th - RIVERA walked. WITTE singled to left field; RIVERA advanced to

second. FEATHERSTON doubled to left field, RBI; WITTE advanced to third; RIVERA

scored. FEATHERSTON advanced to third; WITTE scored on a wild pitch. COATS

singled to center field, RBI; FEATHERSTON scored. ELANDER walked; COATS

advanced to second. PARRY to p for NYBERG. JORDAN reached on a fielder's

choice; ELANDER out at second ss to 2b; COATS advanced to third. PENA flied out

to lf, SF, RBI; COATS scored. WEIK flied out to rf. 4 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - LAW walked. LAW advanced to second on a wild

pitch. BRUGMAN struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. BERNAL grounded out

to 2b; LAW advanced to third. HALL struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

TCU 7th - SCHULTZ doubled down the lf line. RIVERA popped up to 1b.

WITTE grounded out to 2b; SCHULTZ advanced to third. FEATHERSTON grounded out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - PHARR to c for ELANDER. JOHNSON to 1b for

WEIK. WOLFE flied out to cf. ROBINSON struck out swinging. CALDWELL doubled to

right center. NIELSEN grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

TCU 8th - LOPEZ to ss for LAW. PADGETT to 1b for HALL. COATS hit by

pitch. PHARR singled to center field; COATS advanced to second. JORDAN struck

out swinging. PENA lined into double play 1b to ss; COATS out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - RIZZOTTI to p for WINKLER. HANCOCK pinch hit

for WELLS. HANCOCK walked. LOPEZ singled to left field; HANCOCK advanced to

second. BRUGMAN singled to right field, RBI; LOPEZ advanced to third; HANCOCK

scored. BERNAL singled up the middle, RBI; BRUGMAN advanced to second; LOPEZ

scored. PADGETT grounded out to p; BERNAL advanced to second; BRUGMAN advanced

to third. FRAMPTON pinch hit for WOLFE. FRAMPTON fouled out to 1b. NOWELL to p

for RIZZOTTI. ROBINSON doubled to right field, 2 RBI; BERNAL scored; BRUGMAN

scored. CALDWELL reached on a fielding error by 2b, RBI; ROBINSON scored,

unearned. NIELSEN reached on a fielder's choice; CALDWELL out at second 3b to

2b. 5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

TCU 9th - HANCOCK to cf. FRAMPTON to c. MILLER to p for PARRY. JOHNSON

struck out swinging. SCHULTZ struck out swinging. RIVERA struck out swinging.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - HANCOCK walked. LOPEZ struck out swinging.

BRUGMAN hit by pitch; HANCOCK advanced to second. BERNAL struck out looking.

PADGETT hit by pitch; BRUGMAN advanced to second; HANCOCK advanced to third.

FRAMPTON hit by pitch, RBI; PADGETT advanced to second; BRUGMAN advanced to

third; HANCOCK scored. FREY to p for NOWELL. ROBINSON struck out swinging. 1

run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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