Muir Gets Record 10th Save

Chad Nacapoy had five RBI in the victory over UNLV.

PROVO -- Jordan Muir and Chad Nacapoy paced BYU's baseball team to a 15-12 victory Thursday over UNLV at Larry H. Miller Field.

Jordan Muir came up with his tenth save of the season, moving him to fifth place on the all-time MWC list of single-season saves and breaking the BYU record of nine set by Ryan Hancock in 1992. Jared Miller picked up the win in relief for his first victory of the season.

Nacapoy picked up five RBI, two of which came from a two-run homer.

The game lasted nearly three and a half hours and the Cougars got eight stolen bases and 14 hits despite four errors on the defensive end and allowed 19 hits with five different pitchers throughout the game. The eight stolen bases ties a MWC record.

“The Rebels have a good offense and we did everything we could to try to extend our lead, but they kept on us,” said BYU head coach Vance Law. “We tried to attack them with our speed and those stolen bases were crucial because it kept them from getting double plays on us.”

Cougar outfielder Michael Bowen started the second inning with a two-run homer that just cleared the right field fence to put BYU up 8-3 for an early lead.

Cougar starting pitcher Nathan Bunch left the game in the third inning with a chest bruise sustained in the second inning, after which the Rebels responded with three runs in the bottom of the third on BYU reliever Sean Amerson.

“Bunch will be okay,” Law said. “He’s a tough kid who will stick in there for us.”

Nacapoy got two of those runs back in the bottom of the third with a homer to right field. Sean McNaughton followed suit two batters later with a solo homer to left centerfield, chasing UNLV pitcher Tanner Peters from the game and making the score 11-6.

Ryan Thornton’s two-run homer in the fifth brought the Rebels back within two, 12-10. UNLV scored again on a Shawn Hardesty wild pitch to close within two at 13-11. Thornton struck again in the sixth as he doubled off a Cougar error which took him to third and then was brought in on a Jesse Wight single to right field to cut it to 13-12.

The Cougars then responded with a run on a Stetson Banks sac-fly to bring in Andrew Law for another two-run cushion at 14-12.

The Cougars then attacked the Rebel left field with a Steve Parker single and Kasey Ko slamming a ball over the fielder’s head to score Parker and increase the lead to the final score of 15-12.

The win improves the Cougar record to 25-21 overall and 12-8 in Mountain West Conference play. The Rebels fall to 25-25, 9-10 in the MWC. The teams will meet again Friday night at 7 p.m.

“Errors will happen to any team, but we’ve got to try to keep ours down,” Law said. “A few physical errors are allowed, but we’ve got to cut out the mental ones to be successful.”


UNLV at BYU

May 07, 2009 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

UNLV 12 (25-25,9-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SFERRA, J.J. cf.......... 6 0 4 1 0 0 4 0 0

RESNICK, Bryan 2b........ 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 0

FRIERSON, Jarred 3b...... 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8

THORNTON, Ryan dh........ 6 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 1

WIGHT, Jesse 1b.......... 5 3 4 2 1 0 10 0 0

ROUNDY, Rance rf......... 6 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 1

BERKE, Scott lf.......... 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0

MOREL, Anthony ss........ 5 1 2 2 0 1 1 6 1

CLAUS, Chad c............ 5 0 1 1 0 1 4 1 1

PETERS, Tanner p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HALES, Corey p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 47 12 19 11 2 4 24 13 12

BYU 15 (25-21,12-8 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 3 3 1 1 0 3 0 0

BANKS, Stetson cf........ 4 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 0

WALTON, Kent dh.......... 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 2

BOWEN, Michael rf........ 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1

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

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 2 2 1 2 0 13 0 0

NACAPOY, Chad c.......... 5 2 3 5 0 0 6 0 1

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 6 1

BUNCH, Nathan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

AMERSON, Sean p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

MUIR, Jordan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 15 14 13 5 4 27 15 5

Score by Innings R H E

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UNLV................ 033 221 100 - 12 19 3

BYU................. 083 110 11X - 15 14 4

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E - MOREL, A. 2(13); HALES, Corey(1); PARKER(14); BOWEN(4); RELF(23); LAW,

An.(8). DP - Rebels 2; Cougars 1. LOB - Rebels 12; Cougars 5. 2B - THORNTON,

R(13); ROUNDY, R.(8); MOREL, A.(10); KO(9); NACAPOY(4). 3B - BERKE,

Scott(1). HR - THORNTON, R(9); WIGHT, Jesse(7); McNAUGHTON(7); BOWEN(5);

NACAPOY(5). HBP - BERKE, Scott; BOWEN. SH - BERKE, Scott(4). SF - BANKS(1).

SB - McNAUGHTON(5); BANKS(18); WALTON(15); PARKER 2(6); BOWEN(7); LAW, An.

2(18).

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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PETERS, Tanner...... 2.1 8 11 7 2 0 16 19 64

HALES, Corey........ 5.2 6 4 4 3 4 21 25 113

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BUNCH, Nathan....... 2.0 6 3 3 0 2 12 12 44

AMERSON, Sean....... 1.0 7 5 5 0 0 11 12 27

HARDESTY, Shawn..... 2.1 3 3 2 1 0 10 12 42

MILLER, Jared....... 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 5 6 25

MUIR, Jordan........ 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 9 9 36

Win - MILLER, J. (1-1). Loss - PETERS, T. (5-5). Save - MUIR (10).

WP - PETERS, T.(3); HALES, Corey 3(9); BUNCH(5); HARDESTY 4(5). HBP - by PETERS,

T. (BOWEN); by AMERSON (BERKE, Scott). Pitches/strikes: PETERS, T. 64/37; HALES,

Corey 113/70; BUNCH 44/27; AMERSON 27/19; HARDESTY 42/23; MILLER, J. 25/14; MUIR

36/26.

Umpires - HP: Keith Bailey 1B: Billy Van Raaphorst 3B: Jeff Richardson

Start: 7:07 pm Time: 3:18 Attendance: 1083

Weather: 70 degrees and clear

AMERSON faced 3 batters in the 4th.

Play-by-Play

UNLV 1st - SFERRA, J.J. singled up the middle (2-1). RESNICK, B. fouled

out to c (0-0). FRIERSON, J. out at first 2b to p (2-1); SFERRA, J.J. advanced

to second. SFERRA, J.J. advanced to third on a wild pitch. THORNTON, R struck

out swinging (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON singled through the left side (0-0). BANKS reached

on a fielder's choice (0-0); McNAUGHTON out at second 2b unassisted,

interference. BANKS stole second. WALTON flied out to rf (2-0). PARKER flied

out to cf (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 2nd - WIGHT, Jesse singled up the middle (2-1). ROUNDY, R. doubled

to center field (1-2); WIGHT, Jesse advanced to third. BERKE, Scott tripled to

center field, 2 RBI (0-1); ROUNDY, R. scored; WIGHT, Jesse scored. MOREL, A.

doubled to center field, RBI (2-1); BERKE, Scott scored. CLAUS, Chad struck out

looking (0-2). SFERRA, J.J. singled to second base (1-2); MOREL, A. advanced to

third. RESNICK, B. fouled out to 1b (2-1). FRIERSON, J. grounded out to p

(2-0). 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - BOWEN hit by pitch (3-2). RELF singled up the middle (0-0);

BOWEN advanced to third. RELF advanced to second on a wild pitch. KO walked

(3-1). NACAPOY doubled down the rf line, 2 RBI (0-0); KO advanced to third;

RELF scored; BOWEN scored. LAW, An. reached on a throwing error by ss, RBI

(2-1); NACAPOY advanced to third; KO scored. LAW, An. stole second. McNAUGHTON

walked (3-0). BANKS singled to left field, 2 RBI (1-0); McNAUGHTON advanced to

second; LAW, An. scored, unearned; NACAPOY scored. WALTON reached on a fielding

error by ss (0-1); BANKS advanced to second; McNAUGHTON advanced to third.

PARKER grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (2-2); WALTON out on the play;

BANKS advanced to third; McNAUGHTON scored, unearned. BOWEN homered to right

field, 2 RBI, unearned (0-0); BANKS scored, unearned. RELF grounded out to ss

(2-2). 8 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 3rd - AMERSON to p for BUNCH. THORNTON, R grounded out to 3b (1-0).

WIGHT, Jesse homered to center field, RBI (0-0). ROUNDY, R. flied out to lf

(0-0). BERKE, Scott hit by pitch (3-0). MOREL, A. singled to center field

(0-1); BERKE, Scott advanced to second. CLAUS, Chad singled to right field, RBI

(0-0); MOREL, A. advanced to second; BERKE, Scott scored. SFERRA, J.J. singled

to left field, RBI (0-1); CLAUS, Chad advanced to second; MOREL, A. scored.

RESNICK, B. reached on a fielding error by 2b (2-1); SFERRA, J.J. advanced to

second; CLAUS, Chad advanced to third. FRIERSON, J. grounded out to 2b (0-2).

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

BYU 3rd - KO singled to center field (2-2). NACAPOY homered to right

field, 2 RBI (2-0); KO scored. LAW, An. flied out to cf (0-0). McNAUGHTON

homered to left center, RBI (1-0). HALES, Corey to p for PETERS, T.. BANKS

grounded out to ss (1-0). WALTON walked (3-1). WALTON stole second. PARKER

grounded out to 2b (2-1). 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 4th - THORNTON, R singled to left field (1-2). WIGHT, Jesse singled

to right field (1-0); THORNTON, R advanced to third. ROUNDY, R. singled to left

field, RBI (0-1); WIGHT, Jesse advanced to second; THORNTON, R scored. HARDESTY

to p for AMERSON. BERKE, Scott grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt (0-1); ROUNDY, R.

advanced to second; WIGHT, Jesse advanced to third. MOREL, A. grounded out to

2b, RBI (1-0); ROUNDY, R. advanced to third; WIGHT, Jesse scored. CLAUS, Chad

grounded out to 2b (3-1). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - BOWEN singled, bunt (0-0). BOWEN stole second. BOWEN advanced

to third on a wild pitch. RELF struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2).

KO walked (3-2). NACAPOY singled to right field, RBI (1-1); KO advanced to

second; BOWEN scored. LAW, An. grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (0-1);

NACAPOY out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 5th - SFERRA, J.J. flied out to cf (3-2). RESNICK, B. grounded out

to 3b (0-0). FRIERSON, J. singled to left field (1-0). THORNTON, R homered to

center field, 2 RBI (0-0); FRIERSON, J. scored. WIGHT, Jesse walked (3-1).

WIGHT, Jesse advanced to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third. ROUNDY, R.

grounded out to 3b (1-0). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - McNAUGHTON singled to left field (0-0). McNAUGHTON stole

second. McNAUGHTON advanced to third on a wild pitch. BANKS struck out swinging

(3-2). McNAUGHTON scored on a wild pitch. WALTON walked (3-2). WALTON advanced

to second on a throwing error by p, advanced to third. PARKER reached on a

fielder's choice (0-0); WALTON out at home p to c. PARKER stole second. BOWEN

grounded out to ss (1-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

UNLV 6th - BERKE, Scott singled through the left side (1-1). MOREL, A.

reached on a fielding error by 3b (2-0); BERKE, Scott advanced to second.

BERKE, Scott advanced to third on a wild pitch. MOREL, A. advanced to second;

BERKE, Scott scored on a wild pitch, unearned. MOREL, A. advanced to third on a

wild pitch. CLAUS, Chad reached on a fielder's choice (3-2); MOREL, A. out at

home 3b to c. MILLER, J. to p for HARDESTY. SFERRA, J.J. reached on a fielder's

choice (2-2); CLAUS, Chad out at second 2b to ss. RESNICK, B. walked (3-0);

SFERRA, J.J. advanced to second. FRIERSON, J. grounded out to 1b unassisted

(1-1). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 6th - RELF struck out looking (1-2). KO flied out to lf (3-2).

NACAPOY flied out to cf (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 7th - THORNTON, R doubled, advanced to third on a throwing error by

rf (2-1). WIGHT, Jesse singled to right field, RBI (1-2); THORNTON, R scored.

ROUNDY, R. grounded out to 3b (1-0); WIGHT, Jesse advanced to second. MUIR to p

for MILLER, J.. BERKE, Scott grounded out to 3b (0-2); WIGHT, Jesse advanced to

third. MOREL, A. struck out looking (1-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

BYU 7th - LAW, An. singled to second base (3-2). LAW, An. stole second.

McNAUGHTON grounded out to 2b (1-2); LAW, An. advanced to third. BANKS flied

out to cf, SF, RBI (0-0); LAW, An. scored. WALTON struck out looking (3-2).

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

UNLV 8th - CLAUS, Chad popped up to 2b (0-2). SFERRA, J.J. singled to

second base (3-2). RESNICK, B. reached on a fielder's choice (1-1); SFERRA,

J.J. advanced to second on a fielding error by ss. FRIERSON, J. grounded into

double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-1); RESNICK, B. out on the play. 0 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 8th - PARKER singled to left field (2-2). PARKER stole second. BOWEN

fouled out to rf (3-2); PARKER advanced to third. RELF grounded out to ss

(1-2). KO doubled to left field, RBI (3-2); PARKER scored. NACAPOY grounded out

to 2b (1-0). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 9th - THORNTON, R flied out to lf (2-2). WIGHT, Jesse flied out to

lf (2-2). ROUNDY, R. struck out swinging (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

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