No. 2 ASU Wins Coming From Behind

Alex Wolfe scored BYU's first run and got a pair of hits in game two at ASU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

TEMPE -- No. 2 Arizona State swept a two-game series with a 7-2 victory over BYU on Tuesday night.

The Sun Devils, now 41-5, are the winningest team in the nation. The eight hits tallied by BYU in Tuesday’s loss was more respectable than Monday’s three-hit outing against the Sun Devils. Sean McNaughton and Alex Wolfe each had a pair of hits in the 7-2 loss.

The Cougars had a 1-0 lead through two innings. That run was scored by Wolfe who crossed home plate on a balk. Wolfe had hit a one-out single to centerfield which advanced Brandon Relf to third, but Relf was tagged out at home after the umpire ruled he did not touch the plate. Wolfe advanced to third on Bryce Ayoso’s single before scoring.

BYU squandered a run in the fourth when Ryan Bernal tried to stretch a single into a double and was thrown out. Teammate Sean McNaughton doubled on the next play.

ASU took a 4-1 lead thanks to a two-run homer by Devin Marrero in the fourth before BYU got its second run. That Cougar run came after Austin Hall singled and worked his way around the bases in the fifth on an error, a sac-bunt and a groundout.

The Cougars got respectable pitching performances from starter Shawn Hardesty, Justin Shutt and Kevin Sloan.

“Our pitchers did a good job holding them down and gave us a chance,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “Our effort was better today, but there is a reason they are No. 2. They have depth in their pitching staff and they are very good, especially with their late relievers who are tough.”

BYU, now 20-27 overall, returns to league play starting a three-game series with San Diego State in Provo on Thursday at 6 p.m. All three BYU-SDSU games will be televised live by BYUtv as well as broadcast by Brent Norton on Radio 960 AM.


BYU at #2 Arizona State

May 11, 2010 at Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium)

BYU 2 (20-27)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RELF, Brandon ss......... 4 0 0 1 0 2 5 8 0

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 1

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 4 1 2 0 0 0 8 1 1

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0

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

McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

HALL, Austin 3b.......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

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

HARDESTY, Shawn p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

SLOAN, Kevin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

HOWARD, Chris p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McKNIGHT, David p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 2 8 1 1 10 24 14 7

Arizona State 7 (41-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Maggi, D. lf............. 5 0 2 1 0 1 4 1 1

MacPhee 2b............... 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

Calhoun rf............... 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Torrez, Ri. 1b........... 3 2 1 0 1 1 10 0 2

Ruettiger dh............. 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

Torrez, Ra. 3b........... 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0

Marrero ss............... 4 1 2 4 0 0 0 5 0

Aplin cf................. 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Barnes c................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

Carrillo c.............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0

Kelly p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Borup p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Lambson p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Barrett p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Swagerty p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 7 11 6 4 2 27 13 6

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 100 010 000 - 2 8 2

Arizona State....... 001 301 02X - 7 11 2

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E - RELF(25); AYOSO(7); Torrez, Ra.(5); Barnes(5). DP - BY 2. LOB - BY 7;

Sun Devils 6. 2B - McNAUGHTON(9). 3B - Marrero(3). HR - Marrero(4). HBP -

NIELSEN. SH - NIELSEN(4). SB - RELF(6); Maggi, D.(30); Torrez, Ri.(13);

Ruettiger(7); Torrez, Ra.(7).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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HARDESTY, Shawn..... 3.2 7 4 3 1 0 16 17 65

SHUTT, Justin....... 1.1 1 1 0 1 1 5 6 22

SLOAN, Kevin........ 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 7 8 31

HOWARD, Chris....... 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 6

McKNIGHT, David..... 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 14

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Kelly............... 3.0 3 1 0 0 2 12 12 40

Borup............... 3.0 5 1 0 0 1 12 13 35

Lambson............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 14

Barrett............. 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 23

Swagerty............ 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 16

Win - Borup (10-1). Loss - HARDESTY (1-4). Save - None.

WP - SLOAN(3). HBP - by Lambson (NIELSEN). BK - Kelly(2). Inherited

runners/scored: SHUTT 1/0; SLOAN 2/1; McKNIGHT 1/1. Pitches/strikes: HARDESTY

65/37; SHUTT 22/10; SLOAN 31/18; HOWARD 6/2; McKNIGHT 14/9; Kelly 40/23; Borup

35/23; Lambson 14/10; Barrett 23/11; Swagerty 16/9.

Umpires - HP: Travis Katzenmeier 1B: Kevin Daugherty 3B: Jason Rogers

Start: 6:30 Time: 2:35 Attendance: 3109

Game notes:

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SHUTT faced 2 batters in the 6th.

HOWARD faced 1 batter in the 8th.

BYU 1st - RELF reached on a fielding error by 3b (2-2). RELF stole

second. WELLS struck out swinging (2-2). WOLFE singled to center field (2-2);

RELF advanced to third, out at home cf to ss to c. AYOSO singled to right field

(1-0); WOLFE advanced to third. AYOSO advanced to second on a balk; WOLFE

scored on a balk, unearned. BERNAL grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-2). 1

run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Arizona State 1st - Maggi, D. flied out to cf (3-2). MacPhee grounded

out to ss (1-1). Calhoun walked (3-2). Torrez, Ri. singled to third base (1-2);

Calhoun advanced to second, out at second 1b to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - McNAUGHTON grounded out to ss (2-0). CLUFF grounded out to p,

bunt (0-0). HALL grounded out to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Arizona State 2nd - Ruettiger singled up the middle (2-0). Torrez, Ra.

reached on a fielder's choice (1-1); Ruettiger out at second ss to 2b. Marrero

grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (0-0); Torrez, Ra. out on the play.

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

BYU 3rd - NIELSEN grounded out to 2b (1-1). RELF struck out swinging

(2-2). WELLS singled to right field (2-0). WOLFE flied out to lf (0-0). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State 3rd - Aplin reached on a throwing error by ss, advanced to

second on the error (3-2). Barnes grounded out to p (1-0); Aplin advanced to

third. Maggi, D. singled to shortstop, RBI (2-2); Aplin scored, unearned.

MacPhee lined into double play ss to 1b (0-0); Maggi, D. out on the play. 1

run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - Borup to p for Kelly. AYOSO grounded out to 3b (3-2). BERNAL

singled through the left side, out at second lf to 2b (0-0). McNAUGHTON doubled

to left field (2-2). CLUFF flied out to lf (0-0). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Arizona State 4th - Calhoun singled through the right side (3-2).

Torrez, Ri. reached on a fielder's choice (0-1); Calhoun out at second ss to

2b. Ruettiger flied out to cf (0-1). Torrez, Ri. stole second. Torrez, Ra.

singled to right field, RBI (2-1); Torrez, Ri. scored. Torrez, Ra. stole

second. Marrero homered to left field, 2 RBI (3-2); Torrez, Ra. scored. Aplin

singled to center field (2-0). SHUTT to p for HARDESTY. Barnes reached on a

fielder's choice (1-1); Aplin out at second 2b unassisted. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - HALL singled to third base, bunt (0-0). HALL advanced to

second on a throwing error by c. NIELSEN grounded out to p, SAC, bunt (2-1);

HALL advanced to third. RELF grounded out to 2b, RBI (0-0); HALL scored,

unearned. WELLS grounded out to 3b (1-0). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 5th - Maggi, D. struck out swinging (2-2). MacPhee lined

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

LOB.

BYU 6th - Carrillo to c for Barnes. WOLFE singled up the middle (1-1).

AYOSO struck out looking (2-2). BERNAL lined out to lf (0-0). McNAUGHTON

singled to left field (0-1); WOLFE advanced to second. CLUFF reached on a

fielder's choice (1-0); McNAUGHTON out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Arizona State 6th - Torrez, Ri. walked (3-0). Ruettiger singled through

the right side (3-2); Torrez, Ri. advanced to third. SLOAN to p for SHUTT.

Torrez, Ra. popped up to ss (0-2). Ruettiger stole second; Torrez, Ri. scored

on a throwing error by c, unearned. Marrero popped up to p (1-0). Aplin

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

BYU 7th - Lambson to p for Borup. HALL struck out swinging (2-2).

NIELSEN hit by pitch (1-0). RELF struck out looking (1-2). WELLS struck out

swinging (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State 7th - Carrillo walked (3-2). Carrillo advanced to second

on a wild pitch. Maggi, D. singled to pitcher, bunt (1-1); Carrillo advanced to

third. Maggi, D. stole second. MacPhee grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-0).

Calhoun popped up to ss (2-1). Torrez, Ri. struck out swinging (2-2). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 8th - Barrett to p for Lambson. WOLFE flied out to lf (3-2). AYOSO

walked (3-1). BERNAL struck out swinging (2-2). McNAUGHTON struck out swinging

(3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State 8th - HOWARD to p for SLOAN. Ruettiger walked (3-2).

McKNIGHT to p for HOWARD. Torrez, Ra. singled through the left side (1-1);

Ruettiger advanced to third. Marrero tripled down the rf line, 2 RBI (0-0);

Torrez, Ra. scored; Ruettiger scored. Aplin grounded out to ss (1-0). Carrillo

reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on the throw (2-1); Marrero

out at home ss to c to 3b to ss. Maggi, D. grounded out to 2b (1-2). 2 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 9th - Swagerty to p for Barrett. CLUFF struck out looking (1-2).

HALL grounded out to ss (3-2). NIELSEN struck out swinging (3-2). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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