Mahoney Leads to 12th-inning Victory

Senior Dane Nielsen had the game-winning RBI with a sac-fly in the 12th inning. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PORTLAND -- Freshman Kolton Mahoney struck out the final batter Monday with the bases loaded in the 12th inning to seal a 7-6 victory over the University of Portland.

Mahoney, now 2-0, relieved in the 10th inning with the score tied 5-5. The righthander from West Point, Utah, even had to bat in the top of the 12th as the Cougars lost their designated hitter when Ryan Bernal moved to left field in the 10th frame.

Bernal led off with a single in the 12th and scored on Kelton Caldwell’s one-out single to give BYU a 6-5 lead. That lead increased to 7-5 when Austin Hall walked, advanced around on Caldwell’s single and scored on a sac-fly by Dane Nielsen.

"We maintained our composure in tough circumstances, answering every time we needed," said BYU coach Vance Law.

BYU, now 7-4, took the initial lead when junior Stephen Wells got a lead-off single in the first inning and advanced on a balk and a sac-bunt to third. Wells then scored on Bernal’s one-out single, which extended the senior’s hitting streak to seven consecutive games.

The 2-0 lead vanished along with pitcher Matthew Neil’s 0.00 earned run average in the bottom of the first when the Pilots tied the score.

Bernal was stranded at third after a lead-off triple in the third. Hall was stuck on third in the fourth after a lead-off single and a pair of stolen bases.

Wells led off with another single in the fifth and advanced on another Andrew Law sac-bunt, then scored on Wolfe’s one-out single to put BYU ahead, 3-2.

Caldwell led off with a double in the sixth and scored from second when fellow freshman Jaycob Brugman hit a one-out single to the right side to increase the lead to 4-2.

Neil retired the side in order in the second, third and sixth innings. He performed well in the seventh with three strikeouts in the midst of surrendering a double.

The Pilots got to Neil in the eighth with a walk, single and double to tie the score at four-all as he gave way to Justin Shutt on the mound.

Chase Frampton led off with a pinch-hit single in the ninth, advancing to third on Wells’ double and scoring on Wolfe’s sac-fly to give BYU a 5-4 lead. That lead disappeared in the bottom of that frame as BYU was one out away from victory when Portland tied it up 5-5, forcing extra innings.

Portland, now 6-3, hosts the Cougars in a rematch on Tuesday afternoon.


Brigham Young Univ. at Portland

Mar 07, 2011 at Portland, Ore. (Joe Etzel Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 7 (7-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 6 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0

LAW, Andrew ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1

WOLFE, Alex c............ 4 1 1 2 1 1 10 1 0

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 6 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 1

ROBINSON, Dillon 3b...... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1

LOPEZ, Bret ph.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 4 1 1 1 1 0 12 2 2

CALDWELL, Kelton lf...... 5 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 2

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

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

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

FRAMPTON, Chase ph...... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

LUKER, Brock rf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

GUENTHER, Wes ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

MAHONEY, Kolton p....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

NEIL, Matthew p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

SHUTT, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 44 7 14 7 3 9 36 12 11

Portland 6 (6-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SMITH, C cf.............. 6 1 2 0 0 4 4 0 4

SCOTT, K rf.............. 4 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 0

HENRICKS, R 2b........... 6 2 3 1 0 2 1 2 3

FRASER, B c.............. 4 0 0 1 1 0 8 1 2

MARDESICH, M 3b.......... 4 1 2 3 1 0 0 4 0

GILL, T lf............... 6 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

THOMPSON, C pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FRATTALI, B 1b........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 8 1 2

ARMIJO, K ph............ 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

WESTENDORF,S pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRUBB, B dh.............. 5 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 1

KAUPPILA, K ss........... 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0

KRAUS, K p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

BRYNTESON, K p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BURRIS, S p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DENNIS, C p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLER, B p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 45 6 13 6 6 9 36 11 13

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 200 011 001 002 - 7 14 0

Portland............ 200 000 021 001 - 6 13 0

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DP - BYU 1; Portland 1. LOB - BYU 11; Portland 13. 2B - WELLS(7);

CALDWELL(4); HENRICKS, R(5); GRUBB, B(3); KAUPPILA, K 2(4). 3B - BERNAL(4).

HBP - HALL; NIELSEN; MARDESICH, M. SH - LAW 2(7); NIELSEN(4); SMITH, C(3);

KAUPPILA, K(2). SF - WOLFE(2); NIELSEN(3); FRASER, B(2). SB - HALL 3(9).

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

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NEIL, Matthew....... 7.1 8 4 4 2 7 27 32

SHUTT, Justin....... 1.2 2 1 1 1 1 6 8

MAHONEY, Kolton..... 3.0 3 1 1 3 1 12 15

Portland IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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KRAUS, K............ 6.0 10 4 4 1 3 24 29

BRYNTESON, K........ 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 6 6

BURRIS, S........... 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 2

DENNIS, C........... 3.0 0 0 0 1 2 8 11

MILLER, B........... 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 4 6

Win - MAHONEY (2-0). Loss - MILLER, B (1-1). Save - None.

WP - KRAUS, K(3). HBP - by KRAUS, K (NIELSEN); by NEIL (MARDESICH, M); by

DENNIS, C (HALL). BK - KRAUS, K(2).

Umpires - HP: Terry Fisher 1B: John Black 3B: Mike Whitty

Start: 2:00 PM Time: 3:51 Attendance: 254

Weather: Mostly Sunny, low 50's

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 6/ss LAW; 18/c WOLFE; 10/dh BERNAL;

3/3b ROBINSON; 26/1b HALL; 12/lf CALDWELL; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 36/p

NEIL;

Portland starters: 9/cf SMITH, C; 12/rf SCOTT, K; 7/2b HENRICKS, R; 5/c FRASER,

B; 1/3b MARDESICH, M; 17/lf GILL, T; 22/1b FRATTALI, B; 18/dh GRUBB, B; 2/ss

KAUPPILA, K; 34/p KRAUS, K;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS singled to right field. WELLS advanced

to second on a balk. LAW grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; WELLS advanced to

third. WOLFE walked. BERNAL singled to right field, RBI; WOLFE advanced to

second; WELLS scored. ROBINSON singled to center field; BERNAL advanced to

second; WOLFE advanced to third. HALL grounded out to 3b, RBI; ROBINSON

advanced to second; BERNAL advanced to third; WOLFE scored. CALDWELL flied out

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

Portland 1st - SMITH, C singled to right field. SCOTT, K grounded out to

1b unassisted; SMITH, C advanced to second. HENRICKS, R singled to second base;

SMITH, C advanced to third. FRASER, B walked; HENRICKS, R advanced to second.

MARDESICH, M singled to left field, 2 RBI; FRASER, B advanced to second;

HENRICKS, R scored; SMITH, C scored. GILL, T reached on a fielder's choice;

MARDESICH, M out at second 1b to ss; FRASER, B advanced to third. FRATTALI, B

grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - NIELSEN hit by pitch. BRUGMAN grounded into

double play p to 2b to 1b to ss; NIELSEN out on the play. WELLS flied out to

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

Portland 2nd - GRUBB, B struck out swinging. KAUPPILA, K grounded out to

ss. SMITH, C struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - LAW struck out swinging. WOLFE flied out to

lf. BERNAL tripled to left center. ROBINSON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland 3rd - SCOTT, K grounded out to 1b unassisted. HENRICKS, R

struck out swinging. FRASER, B grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HALL singled to third base, bunt. HALL stole

second. CALDWELL flied out to rf. HALL stole third. NIELSEN popped up to ss.

BRUGMAN grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland 4th - MARDESICH, M hit by pitch. GILL, T popped up to p, bunt;

MARDESICH, M out on the play. FRATTALI, B singled to right field. GRUBB, B

flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - WELLS singled to right field. LAW grounded out

to p, SAC, bunt; WELLS advanced to second. WOLFE singled to center field, RBI;

WELLS scored. BERNAL singled to right field; WOLFE advanced to second. ROBINSON

flied out to lf. BERNAL advanced to second on a wild pitch; WOLFE advanced to

third. HALL flied out to cf. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Portland 5th - KAUPPILA, K doubled to left center. SMITH, C out at first

p to 2b, SAC, bunt; KAUPPILA, K advanced to third. SCOTT, K grounded out to c.

HENRICKS, R struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - CALDWELL doubled down the rf line. NIELSEN out

at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; CALDWELL advanced to third. BRUGMAN singled

through the right side, RBI; CALDWELL scored. HANCOCK pinch ran for BRUGMAN.

WELLS flied out to rf. LAW struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 1 run,

2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland 6th - HANCOCK to rf. FRASER, B popped up to 1b. MARDESICH, M

grounded out to 1b unassisted. GILL, T grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - BRYNTESON, K to p for KRAUS, K. WOLFE struck

out looking. BERNAL struck out swinging. LOPEZ pinch hit for ROBINSON. LOPEZ

grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Portland 7th - LOPEZ to 3b. FRATTALI, B struck out looking. GRUBB, B

struck out swinging. KAUPPILA, K doubled to left field. SMITH, C struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - HALL flied out to cf. CALDWELL struck out

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

Portland 8th - SCOTT, K walked. HENRICKS, R doubled to right field;

SCOTT, K advanced to third. FRASER, B flied out to lf, SF, RBI; HENRICKS, R

advanced to third; SCOTT, K scored. MARDESICH, M singled to left field, RBI;

HENRICKS, R scored. SHUTT to p for NEIL. GILL, T flied out to cf. ARMIJO, K

pinch hit for FRATTALI, B. ARMIJO, K grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - ARMIJO, K to 1b. BURRIS, S to p for BRYNTESON,

K. FRAMPTON pinch hit for HANCOCK. FRAMPTON singled to left field. WELLS

doubled to right field; FRAMPTON advanced to third. DENNIS, C to p for BURRIS,

S. LAW fouled out to 1b. WOLFE flied out to lf, SF, RBI; WELLS advanced to

third; FRAMPTON scored. BERNAL grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland 9th - LUKER to rf for FRAMPTON. GRUBB, B doubled down the lf

line. KAUPPILA, K out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; GRUBB, B advanced to third.

SMITH, C struck out swinging. SCOTT, K walked. HENRICKS, R singled to right

field, RBI; SCOTT, K advanced to third; GRUBB, B scored. FRASER, B flied out to

rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 10th - LOPEZ struck out swinging. HALL hit by pitch.

HALL stole second. CALDWELL walked. NIELSEN flied out to cf. GUENTHER pinch hit

for LUKER. GUENTHER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Portland 10th - BERNAL to lf. CALDWELL to rf. MAHONEY to p for GUENTHER.

/ for SHUTT. MARDESICH, M flied out to rf. GILL, T out at first 1b to p.

ARMIJO, K flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 11th - WELLS flied out to cf. LAW struck out

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

Portland 11th - GRUBB, B walked. KAUPPILA, K flied out to lf. SMITH, C

singled; GRUBB, B advanced to second. SCOTT, K flied out to rf; GRUBB, B

advanced to third. HENRICKS, R grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 12th - MILLER, B to p for DENNIS, C. BERNAL singled

to center field. LOPEZ flied out to lf. HALL walked; BERNAL advanced to second.

CALDWELL singled to right field, RBI; HALL advanced to third; BERNAL scored.

NIELSEN flied out to rf, SF, RBI; HALL scored. MAHONEY struck out looking. 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland 12th - FRASER, B grounded out to ss. MARDESICH, M walked. GILL,

T singled through the right side; MARDESICH, M advanced to second. THOMPSON, C

pinch ran for GILL, T. ARMIJO, K reached on a fielder's choice; THOMPSON, C out

at second ss to 2b; MARDESICH, M advanced to third. WESTENDORF,S pinch ran for

ARMIJO, K. GRUBB, B singled through the left side, RBI; WESTENDORF,S advanced

to second; MARDESICH, M scored. KAUPPILA, K walked; GRUBB, B advanced to

second; WESTENDORF,S advanced to third. SMITH, C struck out swinging. 1 run,

2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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