No. 20 New Mexico Takes Series

Bryce Ayoso used one of his two hits to an RBI advantage in game three at New Mexico. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE -- First place New Mexico retained its league lead as it claimed a 9-5 come-from-behind victory Saturday over BYU’s baseball team.

The No. 20 Lobos, now 24-4 overall and 5-1 in the Mountain West Conference, overcame a 5-3 deficit. UNM took an 8-5 lead, scoring five runs on five hits as it drove BYU starter Adam Miller and reliever Justin Shutt off the mound in the seventh inning.

The Lobos jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. BYU rallied to take the advantage in the third inning with four consecutive hits, starting with a Sean McNaughton double. McNaughton continued breaking out of his slump when he hit a 420-foot home run into the teeth of the wind in left-centerfield in the seventh.

BYU, now 15-10 and 5-4, takes a breather from MWC action with a three-game series starting Thursday at Western Carolina University.


BYU at #20 New Mexico

Mar 28, 2009 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Isotopes Park)

BYU 5 (15-10,5-4 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BANKS, Stetson cf........ 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1

McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 2

WALTON, Kent dh.......... 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 5 2 4 0 0 0 2 3 1

RELF, Brandon ss......... 2 0 1 2 1 1 3 0 0

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

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 3 0 2 1 0 1 4 1 0

BILLS, Thomas 1b......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 1

KO, Kasey ph/1b......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 0

MILLER, Adam p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

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

MICHON, Brandon p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 35 5 11 5 3 11 24 13 8

New Mexico 9 (24-4,5-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BROWNSTEIN, Mike 2b...... 5 1 2 2 1 1 3 2 2

WILLETT, Max cf.......... 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 0

HAMILTON, Dane 3b........ 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 3

HONEYCUTT, Ryan lf....... 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1

THOMPSON, Matt ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

SMITH, Cameron lf....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ATKINSON, Kevin 1b....... 3 2 3 1 1 0 6 0 0

CAVAZOS-GALVEZ, B. rf.... 5 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 0

NEDA, Rafael c........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 7 1 2

COURCHA, Adam ph/c...... 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0

HOWARD, Justin dh........ 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

MONGER, Cameron pr...... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALEZ, Daniel ss...... 3 1 3 1 1 0 2 2 0

MOORE, Bobby p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

CARL, Edwin p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WHITE, Cole p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 9 14 9 8 4 27 8 13

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 013 000 100 - 5 11 1

New Mexico.......... 200 100 51X - 9 14 1

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E - PARKER; CARL, E. DP - Cougars 2; Lobos 1. LOB - Cougars 8; Lobos 13. 2B

- BANKS; McNAUGHTON; PARKER. HR - McNAUGHTON. HBP - RELF; MONGER, C. SH -

WILLETT, M; COURCHA, A; GONZALEZ, D. SF - AYOSO; ATKINSON, K. SB - PARKER;

BROWNSTEIN 2. CS - AYOSO.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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MILLER, Adam........ 6.0 9 6 6 6 3 25 33 115

SHUTT, Justin....... 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 2 5 16

MICHON, Brandon..... 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 7

HARDESTY, Shawn..... 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 4 6 19

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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MOORE, Bobby........ 6.0 9 5 5 2 7 25 29 93

CARL, Edwin......... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4 4 11

WHITE, Cole......... 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 6 7 36

Win - CARL, E (2-0). Loss - MILLER, A. (2-2). Save - WHITE, C (2).

WP - MILLER, A.; MOORE, B. HBP - by MOORE, B (RELF); by HARDESTY (MONGER, C).

Inherited runners/scored: SHUTT 2/2; MICHON 2/1. Pitches/strikes: MILLER, A.

115/68; SHUTT 16/11; MICHON 7/5; HARDESTY 19/11; MOORE, B 93/65; CARL, E 11/9;

WHITE, C 36/20.

Umpires - HP: Ruben Chavira 1B: Jason Rogers 3B: Blake Jensen

Start: 12 P.M. Time: 2:58 Attendance: 1055

Weather: Sunny, upper 40s

MOORE, B faced 1 batter in the 7th.

MILLER, A. faced 3 batters in the 7th.

Play-by-Play

BYU 1st - BANKS grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0). McNAUGHTON struck

out swinging (0-2). WALTON popped up to ss (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

New Mexico 1st - BROWNSTEIN singled to shortstop (0-2). WILLETT, M

reached on a fielder's choice (1-0); BROWNSTEIN out at second 2b to ss.

WILLETT, M advanced to second on a wild pitch. HAMILTON, D walked (3-1).

HONEYCUTT, R walked (3-0); HAMILTON, D advanced to second; WILLETT, M advanced

to third. ATKINSON, K flied out to cf, SAC, RBI (0-2); WILLETT, M scored.

CAVAZOS-GALV singled to left field, RBI (0-0); HONEYCUTT, R advanced to second;

HAMILTON, D scored. NEDA, R struck out looking (1-2). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - PARKER singled to left field (0-2). PARKER advanced to second

on a wild pitch. RELF hit by pitch (3-2). BOWEN grounded out to p (0-2); RELF

advanced to second; PARKER advanced to third. AYOSO flied out to cf, SAC, RBI

(0-0); RELF advanced to third; PARKER scored. BILLS struck out looking (0-2).

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

New Mexico 2nd - HOWARD, J flied out to cf (0-1). GONZALEZ, D walked

(3-0). BROWNSTEIN reached on a fielder's choice (1-1); GONZALEZ, D out at

second p to 2b to ss. BROWNSTEIN stole second. WILLETT, M walked (3-0).

HAMILTON, D struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - LAW, An. flied out to cf (0-0). BANKS grounded out to 2b

(1-1). McNAUGHTON doubled to right center (2-1). WALTON singled to left field,

RBI (1-1); McNAUGHTON scored. PARKER doubled to left field (0-0); WALTON

advanced to third. RELF singled to center field, 2 RBI (1-0); PARKER scored;

WALTON scored. BOWEN reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); RELF out at second ss

to 2b. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - HONEYCUTT, R grounded out to p (1-2). ATKINSON, K

singled, bunt (0-1). CAVAZOS-GALV flied out to rf (0-0). NEDA, R singled to

right field (0-0); ATKINSON, K advanced to second. HOWARD, J grounded out to 1b

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

BYU 4th - AYOSO struck out looking (1-2). BILLS grounded out to ss

(0-0). LAW, An. walked (3-2). BANKS doubled to right center (0-0); LAW, An.

advanced to third. McNAUGHTON struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - GONZALEZ, D singled up the middle (0-2). BROWNSTEIN

walked (3-1); GONZALEZ, D advanced to second. WILLETT, M grounded out to 3b,

SAC, bunt (1-0); BROWNSTEIN advanced to second; GONZALEZ, D advanced to third.

HAMILTON, D grounded out to 2b, RBI (0-0); BROWNSTEIN advanced to third;

GONZALEZ, D scored. HONEYCUTT, R out at first 1b to p (2-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - WALTON struck out swinging (1-2). PARKER singled to right

center (2-2). PARKER stole second. RELF walked (3-2). BOWEN hit into double

play 3b to 2b to 1b (0-0); RELF out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

New Mexico 5th - ATKINSON, K singled to right field (1-2). CAVAZOS-GALV

reached on an error by 3b (0-0); ATKINSON, K advanced to second. NEDA, R hit

into double play 3b to 1b (1-2); CAVAZOS-GALV advanced to second; ATKINSON, K

out on the play. HOWARD, J grounded out to 2b (2-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error,

1 LOB.

BYU 6th - AYOSO singled through the left side (0-1). BILLS struck out

swinging (1-2). LAW, An. flied out to rf (3-1). BANKS struck out swinging, out

at first c to 1b (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 6th - GONZALEZ, D singled to right field (1-2). BROWNSTEIN

struck out swinging (1-2). WILLETT, M reached on a fielder's choice (2-2);

GONZALEZ, D out at second 2b to ss. HAMILTON, D popped up to 3b (2-2). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - McNAUGHTON homered to left center, RBI. CARL, E to p for

MOORE, B. WALTON flied out to rf (0-1). PARKER singled up the middle. PARKER

advanced to second on an error by p. RELF struck out swinging (2-2). BOWEN

flied out to cf (0-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 7th - HONEYCUTT, R walked (3-2). ATKINSON, K singled to right

field (1-1); HONEYCUTT, R advanced to third. CAVAZOS-GALV singled to right

field, RBI (2-0); ATKINSON, K advanced to second; HONEYCUTT, R scored. SHUTT to

p for MILLER, A.. COURCHA, A pinch hit for NEDA, R. COURCHA, A out at first 3b

to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); CAVAZOS-GALV advanced to second; ATKINSON, K advanced

to third. HOWARD, J singled to left field, RBI (0-2); CAVAZOS-GALV advanced to

third; ATKINSON, K scored. MONGER, C pinch ran for HOWARD, J. GONZALEZ, D out

at first c to 2b, SAC (0-0); MONGER, C advanced to second. BROWNSTEIN singled

to center field, 2 RBI (1-2); MONGER, C scored; CAVAZOS-GALV scored. BROWNSTEIN

stole second. WILLETT, M walked (3-1). MICHON to p for SHUTT. HAMILTON, D

singled to right field, RBI (2-1); WILLETT, M advanced to third; BROWNSTEIN

scored. THOMPSON, M pinch hit for HONEYCUTT, R. THOMPSON, M struck out looking

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

BYU 8th - SMITH, C to lf for THOMPSON, M. COURCHA, A to c. WHITE, C to p

for CARL, E. AYOSO singled to left field (1-0). KO pinch hit for BILLS. KO

struck out swinging (2-2). AYOSO out at second c to ss, caught stealing. LAW,

An. struck out looking (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 8th - KO to 1b. HARDESTY to p for MICHON. ATKINSON, K walked

(3-1). CAVAZOS-GALV flied out to rf (2-1). COURCHA, A singled to right field

(0-1); ATKINSON, K advanced to second. MONGER, C hit by pitch (2-2); COURCHA, A

advanced to second; ATKINSON, K advanced to third. GONZALEZ, D singled to right

field, RBI (0-0); MONGER, C advanced to second; COURCHA, A advanced to third;

ATKINSON, K scored. BROWNSTEIN hit into double play 2b to 1b (0-0); GONZALEZ, D

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

BYU 9th - BANKS walked (3-1). McNAUGHTON struck out swinging (3-2).

WALTON flied out to rf (3-2). PARKER reached on a fielder's choice (1-2); BANKS

out at second 2b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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