Lobos Win In 11 Innings

Dane Nielsen got a pair of clutch hits in the ninth and 11th innings vs. New Mexico. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SAN DIEGO -- New Mexico got the last breaks over BYU Tuesday, winning 5-4 in 11 innings to open the Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament.

Six double plays turned by the Cougars looked to be an advantage, but a key pinch-hit home run in the ninth by Lobo Jacob Nelson and a game-winning single with one out by Trey Porras in the 11th secured the UNM victory.

BYU, now 29-26 overall, led twice in regulation, taking an initial 1-0 lead in the first and a 3-1 lead in the sixth. A gap RBI double by DJ Peterson tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth.

The Cougars escaped further damage in the fourth when Alex Wolfe held on as he was bowled over at the plate to help Jaycob Brugman turn the first of his two double plays in the game from right field.

Brugman turned his second double play, his fourth of the year, in the sixth when he closed the sixth inning on a fly-out to right field and threw to first base to tag out Luke Campbell. That double play along with ones in the first and second set the Lobos down in order those innings. First baseman Austin Hall was on the tail end of five of those double plays.

Hall also hit a one-out RBI double to score an alert Ryan Bernal to give BYU a 2-1 lead in the sixth. Hall scored after stealing third and worrying off-speed pitcher Rudy Jaramillo so that Wolfe doubled, giving Cougars consecutive two-baggers and a 3-1 lead.

BYU never led after that point, but did get a 4-4 tie in the ninth when Dane Nielsen singled in pinch-hitter Alex Hancock in the ninth to force extra innings.

BYU starter Matthew Neil was effective through eight innings, walking none.

“We are really disappointed not to come out with a win,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “The pitchers from both sides fought well, but we were not able to come up with the big hits with two outs. That’s the way baseball is sometimes, the breaks went New Mexico’s way.

We `burned’ a couple of our pitchers and have a rough road ahead, but it can be done because we have enough pitching depth. Our defense was great with a couple of heads up plays. We will bounce back and be ready.”

BYU will start Las Vegas righthander Taylor Cole (4-5, 3.15) against UNLV in Wednesday morning's game which begins at 11 a.m. PT.


New Mexico vs Brigham Young Univ.

May 24, 2011 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony gwynn Stadium)

New Mexico 5 (17-39)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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STINER, Kyle 2b.......... 5 1 1 1 0 1 4 4 3

WOODCHICK, Ben rf........ 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0

PETERSON, DJ 3b.......... 5 0 4 2 0 0 1 1 0

CAMPBELL, Luke lf........ 4 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0

GARVER, Mitch c.......... 5 0 1 0 0 1 13 1 3

TWICHELL, John dh........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

NELSON, Jacob ph........ 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

ALLBRITTON, Alex ss...... 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0

PORRAS, Trey 1b.......... 5 0 2 1 0 0 6 0 1

LIPPERT, Logan cf........ 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

JARAMILLO, Rudy p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SANCHEZ, Gera p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 40 5 14 5 3 5 33 8 7

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (29-26)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 5 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0

LAW, Andrew ss........... 5 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 3

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 5 0 0 1 0 2 7 2 1

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

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 5 1 1 1 0 0 9 2 3

WOLFE, Alex c............ 5 0 1 1 0 1 6 0 1

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HANCOCK, Alex ph........ 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LOPEZ, Bret 3b........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1

ROBINSON, Dillon ph..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 4 1 2 1 1 1 5 3 0

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

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

MAHONEY, Kolton p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 44 4 9 4 3 14 33 13 10

Score by Innings R H E

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New Mexico.......... 000 100 021 01 - 5 14 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 002 001 00 - 4 9 1

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E - STINER; ALLBRITTON 2; LOPEZ. DP - NM 1; BYU 6. LOB - NM 7; BYU 10. 2B -

LIPPERT; HALL; WOLFE. 3B - PETERSON. HR - NELSON(1). SH - WOODCHICK;

ALLBRITTON. SB - HALL.

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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JARAMILLO, Rudy..... 8.0 7 3 3 2 9 31 33

SANCHEZ, Gera....... 3.0 2 1 0 1 5 13 14

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

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NEIL, Matthew....... 8.2 12 4 4 0 5 33 34

MILLER, Jared....... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

MAHONEY, Kolton..... 1.1 2 1 1 3 0 5 9

CAPPER, Chris....... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - SANCHEZ (2-2). Loss - MAHONEY (3-2). Save - None.

WP - SANCHEZ.

Umpires - HP: Dale Luker 1B: Rick Scarbery 2B: Mark Denzin 3B: Bill Van

Raaphorst Start: 3:04 pm Time: 2:34 Attendance:

Weather: Sunny

New Mexico starters: 11/2b STINER; 5/rf WOODCHICK; 33/3b PETERSON; 18/lf

CAMPBELL; 10/c GARVER; 25/dh TWICHELL; 4/ss ALLBRITTON; 40/1b PORRAS; 14/cf

LIPPERT; 27/p JARAMILLO;

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

26/1b HALL; 18/c WOLFE; 30/dh FRAMPTON; 13/3b LOPEZ; 16/2b NIELSEN; 36/p NEIL;

New Mexico 1st - STINER struck out swinging. WOODCHICK singled through

the right side. PETERSON grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; WOODCHICK

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

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS struck out swinging. LAW singled to

third base, bunt. BRUGMAN flied out to rf. BERNAL struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - CAMPBELL singled to left field. GARVER grounded into

double play 3b to 2b to 1b; CAMPBELL out on the play. TWICHELL grounded out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - HALL flied out to cf. WOLFE struck out

looking. FRAMPTON popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - ALLBRITTON fouled out to rf. PORRAS singled to second

base. LIPPERT struck out swinging. STINER grounded out to 3b, bunt. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - LOPEZ popped up to 2b. NIELSEN walked. WELLS

singled through the right side; NIELSEN advanced to second. LAW walked; WELLS

advanced to second; NIELSEN advanced to third. BRUGMAN reached on an error by

2b, RBI; LAW advanced to second; WELLS advanced to third; NIELSEN scored.

BERNAL struck out swinging. HALL grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error,

3 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - WOODCHICK singled to pitcher. PETERSON tripled to right

center, RBI; WOODCHICK scored. CAMPBELL flied into double play rf to c;

PETERSON out on the play. GARVER struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WOLFE flied out to lf. FRAMPTON struck out

swinging. LOPEZ struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - TWICHELL struck out swinging. ALLBRITTON singled to

pitcher. PORRAS reached on an error by 3b; ALLBRITTON advanced to second.

LIPPERT flied out to lf. STINER grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - NIELSEN grounded out to 2b. WELLS singled to

center field. LAW grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; WELLS out on the

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

New Mexico 6th - WOODCHICK fouled out to rf. PETERSON singled to

shortstop. CAMPBELL flied into double play rf to 1b; PETERSON out on the play.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - BRUGMAN struck out swinging. BERNAL singled up

the middle. HALL doubled to left center, RBI; BERNAL scored. HALL stole third.

WOLFE doubled to left center, RBI; HALL scored. FRAMPTON flied out to cf. LOPEZ

flied out to lf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 7th - GARVER singled to shortstop. TWICHELL popped up to 2b.

ALLBRITTON flied out to rf. PORRAS flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - NIELSEN struck out looking. WELLS singled to

center field. LAW struck out swinging. BRUGMAN popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 8th - LIPPERT doubled down the lf line. STINER singled to

center field, RBI; LIPPERT scored. WOODCHICK out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

STINER advanced to second. PETERSON singled to center field, RBI; STINER

scored. CAMPBELL lined into double play 3b to 1b; PETERSON out on the play.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - BERNAL flied out to lf. HALL popped up to ss.

WOLFE flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 9th - GARVER flied out to lf. NELSON pinch hit for TWICHELL.

NELSON homered to right field, RBI. ALLBRITTON struck out swinging. MILLER to p

for NEIL. PORRAS flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - SANCHEZ to p for JARAMILLO. HANCOCK pinch hit

for FRAMPTON. HANCOCK reached on an error by ss. ROBINSON pinch hit for LOPEZ.

ROBINSON fouled out to 3b, bunt. HANCOCK advanced to second on a wild pitch.

NIELSEN singled to right field, RBI; HANCOCK scored, unearned. WELLS struck out

swinging. LAW grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 10th - ROBINSON to 3b. MAHONEY to p for MILLER. LIPPERT flied

out to rf. STINER grounded out to ss. WOODCHICK walked. PETERSON singled

through the left side; WOODCHICK advanced to second. CAMPBELL walked; PETERSON

advanced to second; WOODCHICK advanced to third. GARVER flied out to lf. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 10th - BRUGMAN struck out swinging. BERNAL struck

out swinging. HALL reached on a throwing error by ss. WOLFE grounded out to 2b.

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 11th - NELSON to dh. NELSON walked. ALLBRITTON out at first

1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; NELSON advanced to second. PORRAS singled to center field,

RBI; NELSON scored. CAPPER to p for MAHONEY. LIPPERT grounded into double play

ss to 2b to 1b; PORRAS out on the play. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 11th - HANCOCK struck out swinging. ROBINSON struck

out, out at first c to 1b. NIELSEN singled to left field. WELLS walked; NIELSEN

advanced to second. LAW reached on a fielder's choice; WELLS out at second ss

to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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