Lobos Take Early Lead

Dane Nielsen provided a spark for the Cougars with a triple which accounted for a pair of runs. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE -- Six unearned runs Thursday night set BYU back in an 11-5 loss to New Mexico.

BYU finally got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning after falling behind 6-0. The Cougars scored a pair of runs that inning when Chase Frampton singled and scored off Dane Nielsen’s triple. Nielsen then scored on a groundout by Alex Hancock.

Frampton hit a two-out RBI single to score Alex Wolfe from second in the sixth to close the margin to 7-3.

The score improved to 11-5 when Hancock led off with a double in the seventh, followed by Sean McNaughton’s homer.

The Cougars turned an inning-ending double play in the seventh when Hancock threw out a runner at home, then Bryce Ayoso threw to second to get the Lobo trying to advance from first on the throw. Hancock was playing in place of Stephen Wells who was ill.

“The fourth inning was the turning point in the ballgame, “ said BYU coach Vance Law. “We had two outs and all we had to do was make a routine play. They swing the bats really well in this stadium and make you pay. I have such high expectations for our offense and we just have to score seven or eight runs every game.”

The Cougars fall to 13-15 overall and 3-4 in the Mountain West Conference, while New Mexico improves to 20-10 and 7-3. The two teams meet again on Friday night for the second of a three-game series.


BYU at New Mexico

Apr 08, 2010 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Isotopes Park)

BYU 5 (13-15,3-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 0

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

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

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 1

BERNAL, Ryan 1b.......... 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 1

CLUFF, Jonathan cf....... 4 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 1

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

HANCOCK, Alex rf......... 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0

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

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

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

Totals................... 36 5 11 5 1 8 24 9 6

New Mexico 11 (20-10,7-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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COURCHA, A 2b............ 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0

HOWARD, J 1b............. 4 2 1 1 1 0 8 2 0

JUAREZ, C rf............. 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 0

HONEYCUTT, R dh.......... 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

GARVER, M ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

NEDA, Rafael c........... 3 1 2 2 1 1 9 0 0

SMITH, C lf.............. 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1

WILLETT, M cf............ 3 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 0

NELSON, J 3b............. 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2

HELD, K ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ALLBRITTON 3b........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

GONZALEZ, D ss........... 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 0

TOVES, K p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

HOUSE, A p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OATMAN, J p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 11 14 10 3 5 27 9 5

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 021 200 - 5 11 2

New Mexico.......... 024 023 00X - 11 14 0

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E - WOLFE(10); AYOSO(3). LOB - BYU 6; NM 5. 2B - HANCOCK(2); COURCHA, A(7);

SMITH, C(9); WILLETT, M(8). 3B - NIELSEN(1). HR - McNAUGHTON(6); NELSON,

J(1). SH - HANCOCK(3). SF - JUAREZ, C(3); WILLETT, M(6).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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NEIL, Matthew....... 4.0 8 8 4 2 3 21 23

BREWER, Devin....... 1.1 3 3 1 0 0 5 7

HOWARD, Chris....... 2.2 3 0 0 1 2 9 10

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TOVES, K............ 5.1 7 3 3 1 6 21 23

HOUSE, A............ 0.2 4 2 2 0 1 6 6

OATMAN, J........... 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 9 9

Win - TOVES, K (2-0). Loss - NEIL (3-3). Save - OATMAN, J (1).

WP - BREWER(1); OATMAN, J(1).

Umpires - HP: Keith Bailey 1B: Glen Ballangao 3B: Brian Frisch

Start: 6 p.m. Time: 2:40 Attendance: 1405

Weather: Sunny, temps in the mid 60s

NEIL faced 3 batters in the 5th.

HOUSE, A faced 3 batters in the 7th.

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON struck out looking. RELF struck out swinging. WOLFE

singled to shortstop. AYOSO flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

New Mexico 1st - COURCHA, A grounded out to ss. HOWARD, J flied out to

cf. JUAREZ, C singled up the middle. HONEYCUTT, R struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - BERNAL struck out swinging. CLUFF singled to third base.

FRAMPTON flied out to rf. CLUFF out at second p to 1b to ss, picked off. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - NEDA, Rafael struck out looking. SMITH, C walked.

WILLETT, M flied out to rf. NELSON, J homered to right field, 2 RBI; SMITH, C

scored. GONZALEZ, D flied out to cf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - NIELSEN singled up the middle. HANCOCK grounded out to 3b,

SAC, bunt; NIELSEN advanced to second. McNAUGHTON struck out looking. RELF

fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - COURCHA, A flied out to cf. HOWARD, J walked. JUAREZ, C

flied out to rf. HONEYCUTT, R reached on an error by 3b; HOWARD, J advanced to

second. NEDA, Rafael singled up the middle, RBI; HONEYCUTT, R advanced to

third; HOWARD, J scored, unearned. SMITH, C doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI;

NEDA, Rafael scored, unearned; HONEYCUTT, R scored, unearned. WILLETT, M

doubled to left field, RBI; SMITH, C scored, unearned. NELSON, J flied out to

lf. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - WOLFE singled up the middle. AYOSO flied out to cf. BERNAL

struck out looking. CLUFF popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

New Mexico 4th - GONZALEZ, D grounded out to ss. COURCHA, A struck out

swinging. HOWARD, J grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - FRAMPTON singled to shortstop. NIELSEN tripled to left center,

RBI; FRAMPTON scored. HANCOCK grounded out to ss, RBI; NIELSEN scored.

McNAUGHTON flied out to cf. RELF out at first 1b to p. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - JUAREZ, C singled to left center. HONEYCUTT, R singled

to shortstop; JUAREZ, C advanced to second. NEDA, Rafael singled to left field,

RBI; HONEYCUTT, R advanced to second; JUAREZ, C scored. BREWER to p for NEIL.

SMITH, C reached on a fielder's choice; NEDA, Rafael out at second 3b to ss;

HONEYCUTT, R advanced to third. WILLETT, M flied out to cf, SAC, RBI;

HONEYCUTT, R scored. NELSON, J reached on a fielder's choice; SMITH, C out at

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

BYU 6th - WOLFE singled to center field. AYOSO walked; WOLFE advanced to

second. BERNAL struck out looking. HOUSE, A to p for TOVES, K. CLUFF struck out

looking. FRAMPTON singled to right field, RBI; AYOSO advanced to third; WOLFE

scored. NIELSEN flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 6th - GONZALEZ, D singled to shortstop. COURCHA, A singled to

second base; GONZALEZ, D advanced to second. HOWARD, J singled through the

right side, RBI; COURCHA, A advanced to third; GONZALEZ, D scored. HOWARD, J

advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by c; COURCHA, A scored on a

wild pitch, unearned. JUAREZ, C flied out to cf, SF, RBI; HOWARD, J scored,

unearned. HOWARD to p for BREWER. HONEYCUTT, R flied out to cf. NEDA, Rafael

walked. SMITH, C grounded out to 2b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - HANCOCK doubled to left field. McNAUGHTON homered to left

field, 2 RBI; HANCOCK scored. RELF singled to center field. OATMAN, J to p for

HOUSE, A. WOLFE grounded out to ss; RELF advanced to second on a wild pitch.

AYOSO flied out to rf. BERNAL grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 3 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 7th - WILLETT, M singled to right field. HELD, K pinch hit

for NELSON, J. HELD, K grounded out to ss; WILLETT, M advanced to second.

GONZALEZ, D singled, out at second c to ss; WILLETT, M advanced to third, out

at home rf to c. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 8th - ALLBRITTON to 3b for HELD, K. CLUFF fouled out to c. FRAMPTON

grounded out to 3b. NIELSEN grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

New Mexico 8th - COURCHA, A doubled to left field. HOWARD, J flied out

to lf. JUAREZ, C struck out looking. GARVER, M pinch hit for HONEYCUTT, R.

GARVER, M struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 9th - HANCOCK struck out looking. McNAUGHTON flied out to rf. RELF

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

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