Neil, Brugman Subdue SDSU, 9-3

Matthew Neil threw a three-hitter through in his seven innings at SDSU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SAN DIEGO -- Matthew Neil twirled a three-hitter and Jaycob Brugman was a triple shy of the cycle Saturday afternoon in BYU's 9-3 victory over San Diego State.

Neil, a senior from Arizona, walked only one and struck out eight in seven innings, retiring the side in order in the first, fourth and sixth innings. Having led once in each of the past two games at San Diego, the Cougars were able to sustain the lead they started in the third inning.

Brugman, a freshman from Arizona, doubled in the third to right field, scoring Stephen Wells for the first run, then scored himself from Ryan Bernal's single to right field, giving BYU a 2-0 lead.

In the fourth, Bret Lopez led off with a triple to center field, then scored on Andrew Law's single past the shortstop. Law scored off Dane Nielsen's single up the middle, then Brugman homered off the top of the wall beyond right field, all with no outs, as BYU took a 6-1 lead.

Brugman continued his slugging in the two-run sixth with a double down the left-field line which scored Nielsen. Nielsen had doubled earlier in the inning down the right-field line to score Law.

BYU scored its ninth run when Austin Hall led off by beating out a bunt to the pitcher. Hall stole second, then scored on Wells single to the left side.

Matthew Neil pitched extremely well and we had a solid day defensively,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “It was nice to be able to have our offense relax with Matthew turning it around from his outing earlier in the week.

BYU, now 26-24 overall and 8-11 in the Mountain West Conference, will return to San Diego in two weeks following a four-game series starting Thursday at the Air Force Academy.


Brigham Young Univ. at San Diego State

May 14, 2011 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 9 (26-24,8-11 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

CROWDER, Matt 2b........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 5 2 4 4 0 0 1 0 3

BERNAL, Ryan lf.......... 5 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 0

WOLFE, Alex dh........... 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3

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

GUENTHER, Wes c.......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 8 2 3

LOPEZ, Bret 3b........... 5 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0

LAW, Andrew ss........... 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 4 1

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

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

NYBERG, Chunner p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 43 9 19 9 1 12 27 12 11

San Diego State 3 (19-33,9-12 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SMITH, Cody cf........... 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0

COLWELL, Pat 3b.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

MEREDITH, Brandon rf..... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

TORRES, Jomel 1b......... 4 1 1 0 0 2 9 0 0

WILSON, Chris c.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 9 2 0

HAYNAL, Brad c.......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

VASKO, Ben dh............ 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

ZIER, Tim 2b............. 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 1

BRYANT, Dillon lf........ 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3

POTTER, Evan ss.......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0

BLUMAN, Mitch p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

RASMUSSEN, Craig p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

CRABB, Bryan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLER, Ethan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MORANDA, Steven p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 3 5 3 2 9 27 10 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 002 402 100 - 9 19 2

San Diego State..... 001 010 100 - 3 5 0

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E - CROWDER; HALL. DP - SDSU 1. LOB - BYU 11; SDSU 5. 2B - NIELSEN; BRUGMAN

2; HALL 2. 3B - LOPEZ. HR - BRUGMAN(6); VASKO(2). HBP - NIELSEN; LAW; VASKO.

SH - GUENTHER. SB - HALL; LAW. CS - BERNAL; POTTER.

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

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NEIL, Matthew....... 7.0 3 3 2 1 8 24 26

ANDERSON, Mark...... 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4

NYBERG, Chunner..... 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 5 5

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BLUMAN, Mitch....... 2.1 6 2 2 1 3 12 14

RASMUSSEN, Craig.... 1.2 5 4 4 0 1 9 9

CRABB, Bryan........ 2.2 5 3 3 0 6 13 15

MILLER, Ethan....... 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 5 5

MORANDA, Steven..... 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 4 4

Win - NEIL (5-4). Loss - BLUMAN (0-1). Save - None.

WP - NEIL. HBP - by CRABB (LAW); by CRABB (NIELSEN); by NEIL (VASKO).

Umpires - HP: John Deluca 1B: Ray Belfiore 3B: Tom Chandler

Start: 1:06 pm Time: 2:52 Attendance: 535

Weather: Overcast, cool, light breeze

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 10/lf

BERNAL; 18/dh WOLFE; 26/1b HALL; 9/c GUENTHER; 13/3b LOPEZ; 6/ss LAW; 36/p

NEIL;

San Diego State starters: 32/cf SMITH; 10/3b COLWELL; 0/rf MEREDITH; 8/1b

TORRES; 5/c WILSON; 22/dh VASKO; 12/2b ZIER; 18/lf BRYANT; 14/ss POTTER; 21/p

BLUMAN;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS struck out swinging, out at first c to

1b. NIELSEN struck out looking. BRUGMAN singled up the middle. BERNAL singled

to right field; BRUGMAN advanced to third. WOLFE grounded out to p. 0 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - SMITH struck out swinging. COLWELL grounded out to

2b. MEREDITH struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - HALL doubled to left field. GUENTHER grounded

out to p, SAC, bunt; HALL advanced to third. LOPEZ struck out swinging. LAW

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

San Diego State 2nd - TORRES struck out looking. WILSON grounded out to

ss. VASKO walked. ZIER flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WELLS walked. NIELSEN grounded out to 2b.

BRUGMAN doubled to right field, RBI; WELLS scored. BERNAL singled to right

field, RBI; BRUGMAN scored. WOLFE singled through the right side; BERNAL

advanced to third. RASMUSSEN to p for BLUMAN. HALL struck out swinging.

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

San Diego State 3rd - BRYANT reached on a fielding error by 1b, advanced

to second. POTTER grounded out to 2b; BRYANT advanced to third. SMITH flied out

to cf, RBI; BRYANT scored, unearned. COLWELL struck out swinging. 1 run, 0

hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - LOPEZ tripled to center field. LAW singled to

shortstop, RBI; LOPEZ scored. WELLS grounded out to p; LAW advanced to second.

NIELSEN singled to center field, RBI, advanced to second on the throw; LAW

scored. BRUGMAN homered down the rf line, 2 RBI; NIELSEN scored. BERNAL singled

through the right side. WOLFE flied out to cf. BERNAL out at second c to 2b,

caught stealing. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - MEREDITH popped up to 2b. TORRES flied out to cf.

WILSON struck out, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - CRABB to p for RASMUSSEN. HALL struck out

looking. GUENTHER struck out swinging. LOPEZ grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - VASKO homered to left center, RBI. ZIER grounded

out to p. BRYANT struck out swinging. POTTER singled through the left side.

POTTER out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - LAW singled, bunt. LAW stole second. WELLS

struck out looking. NIELSEN doubled down the rf line, RBI; LAW scored. BRUGMAN

doubled down the lf line, RBI; NIELSEN scored. BERNAL struck out swinging.

WOLFE struck out looking. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - SMITH grounded out to 2b. COLWELL grounded out to

ss. MEREDITH grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - HALL singled to pitcher. GUENTHER flied out to

cf. HALL stole second. LOPEZ struck out swinging. LAW hit by pitch. WELLS

singled through the left side, RBI; LAW advanced to second; HALL scored.

NIELSEN hit by pitch; WELLS advanced to second; LAW advanced to third. MILLER

to p for CRABB. BRUGMAN popped up to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - TORRES singled to right field. WILSON struck out

looking. VASKO hit by pitch; TORRES advanced to second. VASKO advanced to

second on a wild pitch; TORRES advanced to third on a wild pitch. ZIER grounded

out to ss, RBI; VASKO advanced to third; TORRES scored. BRYANT struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - HAYNAL,B. to c for WILSON. BERNAL popped up to

ss. WOLFE grounded out to 1b unassisted. HALL doubled to left center. GUENTHER

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

San Diego State 8th - CROWDER to 2b for NIELSEN. ANDERSON to p for NEIL.

POTTER walked. SMITH reached on a fielder's choice; POTTER out at second 1b to

ss. COLWELL flied out to lf. MEREDITH flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - MORANDA to p for MILLER. LOPEZ struck out

looking. LAW singled through the right side. WELLS singled to left center; LAW

advanced to second. CROWDER grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; WELLS out

on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 9th - NYBERG to p for ANDERSON. TORRES struck out

looking. HAYNAL,B. singled up the middle. VASKO flied out to cf. ZIER singled

up the middle; HAYNAL,B. advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by

2b. BRYANT reached on a fielder's choice; ZIER out at second ss to 2b. 0

runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

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