Narrowly Missing Sweep at Pepperdine

Co-captain Blake Torgerson threw 3.1 innings of one-hit ball in relief during game three at Pepperdine. (Photo by Trevor Brown Jr/Rich Clarkson Associates)

MALIBU, Calif. -- Pepperdine got a two-out, two-run, bases-loaded single in the eighth inning to claim a 5-3 victory Saturday afternoon over BYU.

The Waves, now 14-13, took an early 3-0 lead thanks to a pair of home runs, but BYU battled back to tie the score in the seventh inning.

BYU, now 14-12, finally got on the scoreboard when it loaded the bases and scored on a walk by Dane Nielsen. Stephen Wells tied the game at three-all with a two-run double to right field.

After a steady one-hit effort by Blake Torgerson for 3.1 innings, Cougar junior Matthew Neil came on in relief and retired the side in order in the sixth and seventh. Neil retired the first two batters of the eighth before surrendering four consecutive singles.

BYU struggled after falling behind in the first and second innings. The Cougars’ missed a scoring opportunity when Chase Frampton grounded into an inning-ending double play in the fifth which ended the threat with two on.

“We are disappointed we didn’t come away with a sweep, but pleased overall,” said BYU coach Vance Law.

The Cougars bus back to Provo to host Utah Valley University on Tuesday at 6 p.m., in a game televised live by BYUtv.


Brigham Young Univ. at Pepperdine

Apr 02, 2011 at Malibu, Calif. (Eddy D Field Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (14-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

BERNAL, Ryan lf.......... 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2

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

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

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 3 1 1 0 0 1 8 0 1

WOLFE, Alex c............ 4 1 2 0 0 0 6 1 0

LOPEZ, Bret 3b........... 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 2

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

ANDERSON, Mark p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

TORGERSON, Blake p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals................... 29 3 5 3 5 8 24 7 6

Pepperdine 5 (14-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KAIN, H. rf.............. 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2

SILVERSTEIN 3b........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

DIEDRICH, T. c........... 4 1 2 2 0 2 7 1 0

AMEZQUITA, C dh.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

MEYER, S. 1b............. 3 0 0 0 1 1 12 0 2

HUMPHRIES cf............. 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0

VINCEJ, Z. ss............ 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 0

BRUBAKER, T. lf.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

COOPER, T. ph/lf........ 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

DIPAOLA, D. lf.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SEVER, J. 2b............. 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 3 1

GATES, A. p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

McILHENNY, B p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 32 5 10 5 2 6 27 13 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 300 - 3 5 1

Pepperdine.......... 210 000 02X - 5 10 0

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E - LAW(11). DP - PEP 2. LOB - BY 6; PEP 8. 2B - BRUGMAN(10). HR - DIEDRICH,

T.(2); SEVER, J.(1). HBP - LAW; HALL; KAIN, H.. SH - SILVERSTEIN(6); VINCEJ,

Z.(8). CS - KAIN, H.(3).

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

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ANDERSON, Mark...... 1.1 5 3 3 2 0 8 12

TORGERSON, Blake.... 3.2 1 0 0 0 2 11 12

NEIL, Matthew....... 3.0 4 2 2 0 4 13 13

Pepperdine IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GATES, A............ 6.1 5 3 3 5 6 21 28

McILHENNY, B........ 2.2 0 0 0 0 2 8 8

Win - McILHENNY, B (2-1). Loss - NEIL (1-2). Save - None.

HBP - by ANDERSON (KAIN, H.); by GATES, A. (HALL); by GATES, A. (LAW).

Umpires - HP: Phillip Detro 1B: Dan Ignosci 3B: Frank Plugradt

Start: 1 p.m. Time: 2:08 Attendance: 308

Weather: 68, Partly Sunny

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 6/ss LAW; 10/lf BERNAL; 30/dh

FRAMPTON; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 26/1b HALL; 18/c WOLFE; 13/3b LOPEZ; 16/2b NIELSEN;

23/p ANDERSON;

Pepperdine starters: 1/rf KAIN, H.; 6/3b SILVERSTEIN; 18/c DIEDRICH, T.; 32/dh

AMEZQUITA, C; 33/1b MEYER, S.; 21/cf HUMPHRIES; 3/ss VINCEJ, Z.; 25/lf

BRUBAKER, T.; 9/2b SEVER, J.; 2/p GATES, A.;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS walked. LAW grounded into double play ss

to 2b to 1b; WELLS out on the play. BERNAL struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pepperdine 1st - KAIN, H. hit by pitch. SILVERSTEIN grounded out to p,

SAC, bunt; KAIN, H. advanced to second. DIEDRICH, T. homered to left field, 2

RBI; KAIN, H. scored. AMEZQUITA, C grounded out to 3b. MEYER, S. walked.

HUMPHRIES walked; MEYER, S. advanced to second. VINCEJ, Z. singled to right

field; HUMPHRIES advanced to second; MEYER, S. advanced to third. BRUBAKER, T.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - FRAMPTON grounded out to 2b. BRUGMAN grounded

out to ss. HALL hit by pitch. WOLFE singled to shortstop; HALL advanced to

second. LOPEZ struck out swinging, grounded out to c unassisted. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Pepperdine 2nd - SEVER, J. homered to left field, RBI. KAIN, H. singled

up the middle. SILVERSTEIN popped up to 1b, bunt. DIEDRICH, T. singled down the

lf line; KAIN, H. advanced to second. TORGERSON to p for ANDERSON. AMEZQUITA, C

flied out to rf. MEYER, S. struck out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - NIELSEN flied out to rf. WELLS struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. LAW hit by pitch. LAW out at first p to 1b,

picked off. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pepperdine 3rd - HUMPHRIES singled through the right side. VINCEJ, Z.

grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; HUMPHRIES advanced to second. COOPER, T. pinch

hit for BRUBAKER, T.. COOPER, T. flied out to lf. SEVER, J. grounded out to 3b.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - COOPER, T. to lf. BERNAL struck out looking.

FRAMPTON grounded out to ss. BRUGMAN doubled to left center. HALL struck out

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

Pepperdine 4th - KAIN, H. reached on a throwing error by ss. SILVERSTEIN

fouled out to 1b. KAIN, H. out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. DIEDRICH, T.

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - WOLFE grounded out to ss. LOPEZ struck out

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

Pepperdine 5th - AMEZQUITA, C fouled out to ss. MEYER, S. flied out to

cf to right center. HUMPHRIES flied out to cf to left center. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - WELLS walked. LAW popped up to 2b. BERNAL

walked; WELLS advanced to second. FRAMPTON grounded into double play ss to 2b

to 1b; BERNAL out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Pepperdine 6th - NEIL to p for TORGERSON. VINCEJ, Z. flied out to rf.

COOPER, T. struck out swinging. SEVER, J. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - BRUGMAN grounded out to 1b unassisted. HALL

singled up the middle. WOLFE singled through the left side; HALL advanced to

second. LOPEZ walked; WOLFE advanced to second; HALL advanced to third. NIELSEN

walked, RBI; LOPEZ advanced to second; WOLFE advanced to third; HALL scored.

WELLS singled through the right side, 2 RBI, advanced to second on the throw;

NIELSEN advanced to third; LOPEZ scored; WOLFE scored. McILHENNY, B to p for

GATES, A.. LAW reached on a fielder's choice to third base; NIELSEN out at

third 3b unassisted. BERNAL reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; LAW out

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

Pepperdine 7th - KAIN, H. flied out to cf. SILVERSTEIN grounded out to

ss. DIEDRICH, T. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - FRAMPTON struck out swinging. BRUGMAN struck

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

Pepperdine 8th - AMEZQUITA, C struck out looking. MEYER, S. flied out to

rf. HUMPHRIES singled to pitcher. VINCEJ, Z. singled to third base; HUMPHRIES

advanced to second. COOPER, T. singled to shortstop; VINCEJ, Z. advanced to

second; HUMPHRIES advanced to third. SEVER, J. singled through the right side,

2 RBI; COOPER, T. advanced to second; VINCEJ, Z. scored; HUMPHRIES scored.

KAIN, H. grounded out to p, bunt. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - DIPAOLA, D. to lf for COOPER, T.. WOLFE

grounded out to 1b unassisted. LOPEZ grounded out to p. NIELSEN flied out to

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

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