No. 26 Portland Wins With Ace

Brandon Relf has two doubles in the BYU-Portland game.

SEATTLE -- Kyle Kraus improved his record to 9-0 in leading No. 26 Portland to a 5-1 victory over BYU's baseball team on Saturday.

Kraus fanned eight Cougars and handcuffed them at timely moments as BYU fell to 18-23 for the season.

"This was a tough weekend with two walk-off losses," said BYU coach Vance Law. "We hit balls hard all weekend and couldn't get a timely hit when we were in scoring position. Capper (Chris) pitched very well and we didn't give him any support."

The Cougars stranded runners in each of the first five innings against the Pilots. Most notable among those innings were the first, third and fourth innings. Brandon Relf led off the first inning with a double and picked up his second two-bagger in the third inning. In the fourth inning, Austin Hall doubled.

BYU freshman hurler Chris Capper struck out two Pilots in each of the first three innings as the game wad deadlocked through four.

"We used the front end of our bullpen in the 16-inning game, so we didn't have much for later. We have to get ready. I told our team that losing can become a habit and that we should not be satisfied with 'okay' performances."

BYU got its lone run in the ninth when Jonathan Cluff hit a one-out triple and scored off Hall's ground out to shortstop.

The Cougars return home to play nearby at Utah Valley University on Tuesday at 6 p.m., at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem on the UVU campus.


Brigham Young vs Portland

May 01, 2010 at Bellevue, WA (Bannerwood Park)

Brigham Young 1 (18-23)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RELF, Brandon ss......... 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 3 0 1 0 1 0 8 1 0

WOLFE, Alex dh........... 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

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

BERNAL, Ryan 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0

FRAMPTON, Chase ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

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

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

LUKER, Brock ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0

CAPPER, Chris p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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

BIRCH, Nick p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

WHITE, Coltin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 34 1 7 1 1 9 24 6 7

Portland 5 (29-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KAUPPILA, Kris ss........ 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 2 2

ARMIJO, Kevin dh......... 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

CULLEN, C.J. 1b.......... 4 1 0 0 1 2 6 1 0

FRASER, Beau c........... 3 0 2 2 1 1 9 0 0

HASKIN, Kyle rf.......... 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3

THOMPSON, Tyler ph/rf... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

HENRICKS, Riley 2b....... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0

QUEEN, Garrett lf........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

PEARCE, Austin pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SCOTT, Kramer lf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARDESICH, Matt 3b....... 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0

ARMENTA, Nick cf......... 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 2

KRAUS, Kyle p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

BRYNTESON, Keeler p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 5 10 4 6 8 27 8 12

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 001 - 1 7 2

Portland............ 000 011 12X - 5 10 0

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E - RELF 2(21). LOB - BYU 7; POR 12. 2B - RELF 2(12); HALL(7). 3B -

CLUFF(7); MARDESICH, M(4). SH - FRASER, B(6). SB - KAUPPILA, K(6); ARMENTA,

N(5). CS - HASKIN, K(3).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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CAPPER, Chris....... 5.0 6 1 1 2 7 21 23 83

HOWARD, Chris....... 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 5 5 12

BIRCH, Nick......... 0.2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 4

SLOAN, Kevin........ 1.1 1 2 0 2 1 5 7 31

WHITE, Coltin....... 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 9

MICHON, Brandon..... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Portland IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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KRAUS, Kyle......... 7.2 5 0 0 1 8 28 29 110

BRYNTESON, Keeler... 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 6 6 22

Win - KRAUS, K (9-0). Loss - CAPPER (2-1). Save - None.

WP - SLOAN(2). PB - AYOSO(8). Pitches/strikes: CAPPER 83/52; HOWARD 12/8; BIRCH

4/4; SLOAN 31/16; WHITE 9/1; MICHON 1/1; KRAUS, K 110/75; BRYNTESON, K 22/15.

Umpires - HP: Chris Broderick 1B: Rich Johnson 3B: Dave Natali

Start: 11:00 am Time: 2:30 Attendance: 256

Weather: Overcast, 50s

WHITE faced 2 batters in the 8th.

Brigham Young 1st - RELF doubled to left field (2-1). AYOSO grounded out

to ss (2-2). WOLFE flied out to cf (1-0); RELF advanced to third. McNAUGHTON

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

Portland 1st - KAUPPILA, K walked (3-1). ARMIJO, K fouled out to 2b

(0-0). CULLEN, C struck out swinging (1-2). FRASER, B singled up the middle

(2-0); KAUPPILA, K advanced to second. HASKIN, K struck out swinging (2-2).

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

Brigham Young 2nd - BERNAL struck out swinging (2-2). CLUFF singled to

center field (1-0). HALL out at first p to 2b to 1b (1-1); CLUFF advanced to

second. NIELSEN flied out to cf (1-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland 2nd - HENRICKS, R struck out looking (1-2). QUEEN, G struck out

swinging (0-2). MARDESICH, M singled down the lf line (3-1). ARMENTA, N walked

(3-1); MARDESICH, M advanced to second. KAUPPILA, K grounded out to p (2-1).

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

Brigham Young 3rd - WELLS struck out swinging (1-2). RELF doubled to

left field (0-1). AYOSO walked (3-2). WOLFE flied out to cf (1-2); RELF

advanced to third. McNAUGHTON flied out to lf (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Portland 3rd - ARMIJO, K struck out looking (1-2). CULLEN, C popped up

to ss (3-2). FRASER, B struck out looking (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - BERNAL struck out swinging (1-2). CLUFF flied out to

cf (0-2). HALL doubled to right center (1-1). NIELSEN popped up to 2b (0-1).

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

Portland 4th - HASKIN, K singled to right field (3-2). HENRICKS, R

singled through the left side (0-0); HASKIN, K advanced to second. QUEEN, G

reached on a fielder's choice, bunt (0-0); HENRICKS, R advanced to second;

HASKIN, K out at third p to 3b. MARDESICH, M flied out to cf (1-0); HENRICKS, R

advanced to third. ARMENTA, N lined out to 3b (0-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - WELLS struck out swinging (1-2). RELF flied out to

rf (0-0). AYOSO singled through the right side (0-0). WOLFE struck out swinging

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

Portland 5th - KAUPPILA, K singled to third base (2-1). ARMIJO, K popped

up to 3b, bunt (0-0). KAUPPILA, K stole second. CULLEN, C struck out looking

(2-2). FRASER, B singled to center field, RBI, advanced to second on the throw

(0-1); KAUPPILA, K scored. HASKIN, K grounded out to 2b (0-0). 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - McNAUGHTON grounded out to 3b (0-2). BERNAL struck

out swinging (2-2). CLUFF struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Portland 6th - HOWARD to p for CAPPER. HENRICKS, R flied out to cf

(0-0). QUEEN, G fouled out to rf (0-0). MARDESICH, M singled to left center

(1-2). ARMENTA, N singled to left field (0-0); MARDESICH, M advanced to second.

KAUPPILA, K singled to right field, RBI (3-1); ARMENTA, N advanced to third;

MARDESICH, M scored. BIRCH to p for HOWARD. ARMIJO, K flied out to cf (0-1).

1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - HALL flied out to lf (0-0). NIELSEN grounded out to

2b (1-2). WELLS out at first 1b to p (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Portland 7th - CULLEN, C reached on a throwing error by ss (0-0).

FRASER, B out at first p to 2b, bunt, SAC (0-0); CULLEN, C advanced to second.

SLOAN to p for HOWARD. CULLEN, C advanced to third on a passed ball. HASKIN, K

walked (3-2); CULLEN, C scored on a wild pitch, unearned. HENRICKS, R flied out

to cf (0-0). HASKIN, K out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 1 run, 0

hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - RELF flied out to ss (1-1). AYOSO popped up to ss

(2-1). BRYNTESON, K to p for KRAUS, K. WOLFE singled to left center (2-1).

McNAUGHTON popped up to ss (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland 8th - QUEEN, G reached on a fielding error by ss (0-0). PEARCE,

A pinch ran for QUEEN, G. MARDESICH, M tripled to center field, RBI (1-0);

PEARCE, A scored, unearned. ARMENTA, N walked (3-2). KAUPPILA, K popped up to

ss (1-1). ARMIJO, K struck out swinging (3-2); ARMENTA, N stole second. WHITE

to p for SLOAN. CULLEN, C walked (3-0). FRASER, B walked, RBI (3-1); CULLEN, C

advanced to second; ARMENTA, N advanced to third; MARDESICH, M scored,

unearned. MICHON to p for WHITE. THOMPSON, T pinch hit for HASKIN, K. THOMPSON,

T grounded out to 3b (0-0). 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - THOMPSON, T to rf. SCOTT, K to lf for PEARCE, A.

FRAMPTON pinch hit for BERNAL. FRAMPTON grounded out to 2b (1-2). CLUFF tripled

to center field (0-0). HALL grounded out to ss, RBI (0-1); CLUFF scored. LUKER

pinch hit for NIELSEN. LUKER struck out looking (3-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

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