NIU Rematch Yields Another Victory

Justin Shutt picked up a save with two shutout innings over Northern Illinois.

LUBBOCK -- When BYU’s baseball team watched a recording at its hotel Saturday of the Cougar men’s basketball victory, it had just beaten Northern Illinois, 8-5.

The Cougar baseball team, now 4-3, didn’t know the outcome of the BYU-San Diego State basketball game, but they continued celebrating from their own game played at the same time.

That celebration started earlier in the day with a repeat victory over NIU in the Brooks Wallace Classic. BYU concluded the Classic with a 3-1 record, including the 3-2 victory over NIU on Friday.

“Our guys continued to play hard the whole game,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “We wanted to get some work in for our pitchers. We walked fewer batters. (Stephen) Wells made a nice throw to get the lead runner at third to eliminate men on the corners.”

Stephen Wells made that play in the bottom of the first, ironically after scoring BYU’s first run in the top of that inning. Wells, a centerfielder, threw out NIU’s Jamison Wells at third base.

The Cougars went on to build a 4-1 lead, which evaporated in the sixth inning when the Huskies tied the game five-all.

Then in the eighth, BYU’s Austin Hall secured the game-winning RBI.

“(Alex)Wolfe had a double to start us that inning and then we got a huge triple by Hall to left-centerfield after we lost a three-run lead,” said Law. “To get those three big runs was important.”

Hall’s triple scored Wolfe and Bret Lopez. Hall scored when Kelton Caldwell hit a one-out double and gave BYU its 8-5 margin.

BYU closed the game with a double play on an interference ruling by the umpire when the NIU runner slide outside the base line.

The Cougars next play on Thursday to start a three-game series at Washington.


Brigham Young Univ. vs Northern Illinois

Feb 26, 2011 at Lubbock, TX (Dan Law Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 8 (4-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 6 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 2

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

WOLFE, Alex c............ 6 1 2 1 0 0 7 1 0

ROBINSON, Dillon 3b...... 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1

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

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 5 2 1 3 0 1 6 0 1

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

LUKER, Brock dh.......... 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3

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

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

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6

POULSON, Desmond p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SECHREST, Daniel p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

Totals................... 36 8 12 7 10 3 27 8 13

Northern Illinois 5 (0-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS cf................. 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 3

JONES ss................. 5 1 3 2 0 1 2 2 0

WHITE 3b................. 5 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 0

ETCHEVERRY J 1b.......... 4 0 1 1 1 1 9 0 2

RISHAVY lf............... 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1

LANG rf.................. 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 3

KRUPP dh................. 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

RIEGLER c................ 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 0

SANCHEZ 2b............... 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 0

BECKMANN ph/2b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

MANVILLE p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BADGLEY p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

ZELASKO p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ETCHEVERRY B p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 39 5 12 5 2 8 27 11 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 102 011 030 - 8 12 3

Northern Illinois... 010 013 000 - 5 12 1

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E - LAW(1); POULSON 2(2); SANCHEZ(1). DP - BY 1; NIU 2. LOB - BY 13; NIU 9.

2B - WELLS(4); LAW(3); WOLFE(3); CALDWELL(2); WHITE(1); ETCHEVERRY J(2). 3B

- HALL(1); JONES(1). HBP - CALDWELL. SH - LAW(2). SB - LAW(6); HALL(3). CS -

BRUGMAN(1).

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

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POULSON, Desmond.... 3.0 3 1 0 2 2 13 15

SECHREST, Daniel.... 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 9 9

TORGERSON, Blake.... 0.2 4 3 3 0 1 6 6

MILLER, Jared....... 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 4 4

SHUTT, Justin....... 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 7 7

Northern Illinois IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MANVILLE............ 4.1 6 4 3 6 2 18 26

BADGLEY............. 2.1 3 1 1 2 0 8 10

ZELASKO............. 0.2 3 3 3 1 0 5 6

ETCHEVERRY B........ 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 5 6

Win - MILLER (1-0). Loss - ZELASKO (0-1). Save - SHUTT (1).

WP - BADGLEY(1). HBP - by MANVILLE (CALDWELL). PB - WOLFE(3).

Umpires - HP: Doyle Sooter 1B: Wes Hamilton 3B: Mike Morris

Start: 12:04 PM Time: 2:49 Attendance: 138

Weather: 55 degrees/9 MPH, Out to LF

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 6/ss LAW; 18/c WOLFE; 3/3b ROBINSON;

26/1b HALL; 12/lf CALDWELL; 27/dh LUKER; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 19/p

POULSON;

Northern Illinois starters: 15/cf WELLS; 1/ss JONES; 28/3b WHITE; 5/1b

ETCHEVERRY J; 24/lf RISHAVY; 20/rf LANG; 23/dh KRUPP; 16/c RIEGLER; 2/2b

SANCHEZ; 35/p MANVILLE;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS singled to center field. LAW grounded

out to p, SAC, bunt; WELLS advanced to second. WOLFE singled to shortstop;

WELLS advanced to third. ROBINSON struck out swinging. HALL reached on a

throwing error by 2b; WOLFE advanced to second; WELLS scored, unearned.

CALDWELL hit by pitch; HALL advanced to second; WOLFE advanced to third. LUKER

flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Northern Illinois 1st - WELLS reached on a throwing error by ss. JONES

singled up the middle; WELLS advanced to second, out at third cf to 3b. WHITE

struck out swinging. ETCHEVERRY J flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - NIELSEN grounded out to ss. BRUGMAN walked.

WELLS flied out to cf. BRUGMAN out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Northern Illinois 2nd - RISHAVY flied out to lf. LANG flied out to cf.

KRUPP reached on a throwing error by p, bunt, advanced to second. RIEGLER

singled to center field, RBI; KRUPP scored, unearned. SANCHEZ walked; RIEGLER

advanced to second. WELLS reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; SANCHEZ

out at second ss to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - LAW doubled down the lf line. WOLFE flied out

to rf; LAW advanced to third. ROBINSON walked. HALL reached on a fielder's

choice to third base, RBI; ROBINSON out at second 3b to 2b; LAW scored. HALL

stole second. CALDWELL walked. LUKER singled up the middle, RBI; CALDWELL

advanced to second; HALL scored. NIELSEN walked; LUKER advanced to second;

CALDWELL advanced to third. BRUGMAN flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Northern Illinois 3rd - JONES flied out to lf. WHITE singled up the

middle. WHITE advanced to second on a passed ball. ETCHEVERRY J walked.

ETCHEVERRY J advanced to second; WHITE advanced to third on a throwing error by

p, failed pickoff attempt. RISHAVY struck out looking. LANG popped up to 1b.

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WELLS lined out to lf. LAW singled to center

field. LAW stole second. WOLFE grounded out to 1b unassisted; LAW advanced to

third. ROBINSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northern Illinois 4th - SECHREST to p for POULSON. KRUPP singled to

right center. RIEGLER flied out to rf. SANCHEZ flied out to lf. WELLS popped up

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - HALL struck out looking. CALDWELL walked.

LUKER walked; CALDWELL advanced to second. NIELSEN singled to left field, RBI;

LUKER advanced to second; CALDWELL scored. BADGLEY to p for MANVILLE. LUKER

advanced to third on a wild pitch. BRUGMAN grounded into double play 2b to ss

to 1b; NIELSEN out on the play. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northern Illinois 5th - JONES struck out looking. WHITE singled to

center field. ETCHEVERRY J doubled to right center, RBI; WHITE scored. RISHAVY

flied out to cf. LANG struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - WELLS doubled to right center. LAW singled to

center field; WELLS advanced to third. WOLFE grounded out to 2b, RBI; LAW

advanced to second; WELLS scored. ROBINSON walked. HALL flied into double play

cf to 2b; LAW out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northern Illinois 6th - Law ruled out for not tagging up on fly out to

center field. TORGERSON to p for SECHREST. KRUPP struck out swinging. RIEGLER

singled to left field. SANCHEZ singled to pitcher; RIEGLER advanced to second.

WELLS grounded out to 2b; SANCHEZ advanced to second; RIEGLER advanced to

third. JONES tripled to right center, 2 RBI; SANCHEZ scored; RIEGLER scored.

WHITE doubled to right center, RBI; JONES scored. MILLER to p for TORGERSON.

ETCHEVERRY J flied out to lf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - CALDWELL grounded out to p. LUKER flied out to

rf. NIELSEN walked. BRUGMAN singled through the right side; NIELSEN advanced to

second. ZELASKO to p for BADGLEY. WELLS flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Northern Illinois 7th - RISHAVY flied out to cf. LANG struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. KRUPP lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - LAW popped up to 1b. WOLFE doubled to left

center. LOPEZ pinch hit for ROBINSON. LOPEZ walked. HALL tripled to left

center, 2 RBI; LOPEZ scored; WOLFE scored. CALDWELL doubled to left field, RBI;

HALL scored. ETCHEVERRY B to p for ZELASKO. GUENTHER pinch hit for LUKER.

GUENTHER lined out to cf. NIELSEN walked. BRUGMAN flied out to cf. 3 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Northern Illinois 8th - LOPEZ to 3b. SHUTT to p for MILLER. RIEGLER

grounded out to 2b. BECKMANN pinch hit for SANCHEZ. BECKMANN struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - BECKMANN to 2b. WELLS flied out to lf. LAW

struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. WOLFE flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Northern Illinois 9th - JONES singled through the right side. WHITE

singled through the left side; JONES advanced to second. ETCHEVERRY J struck

out swinging. RISHAVY grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; WHITE out on

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

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