No. 4 Frogs Topple Cougars

Stephen Wells had a two-run single against TCU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

FT. WORTH -- Fourth-ranked TCU used timely hitting and pitching to defeat BYU’s baseball team, 13-6.

The Frogs, now 14-2, took a 10-0 lead before the Cougars, now 7-10, could score in the Mountain West Conference debut.

Ryan Bernal finally got BYU on the scoreboard with a leadoff home run to right-centerfield in the fourth, making the score 10-1.

“TCU is as good as advertised,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “They execute extremely well and played solid, fundamental baseball. Their catcher shut down our running game. I am encouraged and pleased with the way we battled back.”

With two out in the fifth, Bryce Ayoso and Bernal both got plunked by TCU pitcher Steven Maxwell to enable the Cougars to hang a big crooked number. Austin Hall singled in Brandon Relf, who led off the inning with a double. Jonathan Cluff’s double drove in Ayoso and Bernal. Then Stephen Wells picked up two more RBI with a single that scored Hall and Cluff to close the gap to 10-6.

The Cougars had another opportunity to score in the seventh with the bases loaded from singles by Cluff and Dane Nielsen and a walk by Wells, but Sean McNaughton struck out. McNaughton extended his team-leading hitting streak to 10 games with a pair of singles.

The two teams play the second of the three-game series Friday night.


BYU at #4 TCU Horned Frogs

Mar 18, 2010 at Fort Worth, Texas (Lupton Stadium)

BYU 6 (7-10,0-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 0 2 0 0 2 2 1 6

RELF, Brandon ss......... 5 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 0

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 1 0

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 4 1 1 0 0 1 8 0 2

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2

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

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

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 5 1 2 2 0 2 2 0 0

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

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

SHUTT, Justin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

PARRY, David p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BREWER, Devin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 39 6 13 6 2 13 24 7 10

TCU Horned Frogs 13 (14-2,1-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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PENA 2b.................. 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 0

HOLADAY c................ 5 3 1 1 1 0 13 2 5

COATS lf................. 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0

CURRY 1b................. 4 1 1 4 1 1 3 0 0

ELANDER rf............... 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 1

PHARR dh................. 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1

FEATHERSTON ss........... 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 3

SCHULTZ 3b............... 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

VonTUNGELN cf............ 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 0 0

RIVERA cf............... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

MAXWELL p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

GERRISH p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

KELLY p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 13 17 13 4 8 27 5 10

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 150 000 - 6 13 2

TCU Horned Frogs.... 253 001 02X - 13 17 1

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E - HALL(3); SHUTT(1); VonTUNGELN(4). DP - BY 1. LOB - BY 10; TCU 10. 2B -

RELF(4); PENA(2); FEATHERSTON(2); SCHULTZ(5); VonTUNGELN(4); RIVERA(2). HR -

BERNAL(5); COATS(4); CURRY(6). HBP - AYOSO; BERNAL; PENA; SCHULTZ. SH -

PENA(1); COATS(1). SF - ELANDER(1). SB - PENA(2); ELANDER(8);

FEATHERSTON(2); VonTUNGELN(2). CS - McNAUGHTON(2).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SHUTT, Justin....... 2.0 7 7 6 1 2 12 16

PARRY, David........ 2.0 4 3 3 2 3 10 14

BREWER, Devin....... 3.2 5 3 3 1 3 14 15

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

TCU Horned Frogs IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MAXWELL............. 5.0 11 6 5 1 7 25 28

GERRISH............. 3.0 2 0 0 1 4 11 12

KELLY............... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Win - MAXWELL (4-0). Loss - SHUTT (1-3). Save - None.

WP - SHUTT(2). HBP - by PARRY (SCHULTZ); by PARRY (PENA); by MAXWELL (AYOSO); by

MAXWELL (BERNAL). PB - AYOSO 2(4).

Umpires - HP: John Ausmus 1B: Jason Rogers 3B: Keith Bailey

Start: 6:30 Time: 3:04 Attendance: 2750

Weather: Clear skies and 76

PARRY faced 1 batter in the 5th.

BYU 1st - McNAUGHTON singled through the left side. McNAUGHTON out at

second c to 2b, caught stealing. RELF singled up the middle. WOLFE struck out

swinging. AYOSO singled through the left side; RELF advanced to second. BERNAL

popped up to c. 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

TCU Horned Frogs 1st - PENA doubled to left center. HOLADAY walked.

COATS reached on a fielding error by p, SAC; HOLADAY advanced to second; PENA

advanced to third. CURRY reached on a throwing error by 3b, RBI; COATS advanced

to second; HOLADAY advanced to third; PENA scored. ELANDER flied out to rf, SF,

RBI; COATS advanced to third; HOLADAY scored, unearned. PHARR struck out

swinging. FEATHERSTON grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU 2nd - HALL struck out swinging. CLUFF struck out looking. NIELSEN

lined out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

TCU Horned Frogs 2nd - SCHULTZ doubled down the lf line. VonTUNGELN

singled to center field, RBI; SCHULTZ scored. PENA out at first 1b to p, SAC;

VonTUNGELN advanced to second. VonTUNGELN advanced to third on a wild pitch.

HOLADAY reached on a fielder's choice; VonTUNGELN out at home p unassisted.

COATS singled through the left side; HOLADAY advanced to second. COATS advanced

to second on a passed ball; HOLADAY advanced to third on a passed ball. CURRY

homered to right center, 3 RBI; COATS scored; HOLADAY scored. ELANDER singled

to pitcher. ELANDER stole second. PHARR singled to right field, RBI; ELANDER

scored. FEATHERSTON struck out swinging. 5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 3rd - WELLS lined out to cf to right center. McNAUGHTON singled

through the left side. RELF singled to pitcher; McNAUGHTON advanced to second.

WOLFE struck out swinging. AYOSO struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

TCU Horned Frogs 3rd - PARRY to p for SHUTT. SCHULTZ flied out to lf.

VonTUNGELN doubled to right center. PENA struck out swinging; VonTUNGELN stole

third. HOLADAY singled to center field, RBI; VonTUNGELN scored. COATS homered

to left field, 2 RBI; HOLADAY scored. CURRY walked. ELANDER struck out looking.

3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - BERNAL homered to right center, RBI. HALL walked. CLUFF lined

out to cf to left center. NIELSEN singled to right field; HALL advanced to

second. WELLS reached on a fielder's choice; NIELSEN out at second 2b to ss;

HALL advanced to third. McNAUGHTON struck out swinging, out at first p to 1b.

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

TCU Horned Frogs 4th - PHARR singled to center field. FEATHERSTON

grounded out to 3b; PHARR advanced to second. SCHULTZ hit by pitch. VonTUNGELN

struck out swinging. PENA hit by pitch; SCHULTZ advanced to second; PHARR

advanced to third. HOLADAY grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

BYU 5th - RELF doubled to right field. WOLFE struck out looking. AYOSO

hit by pitch. BERNAL hit by pitch; AYOSO advanced to second; RELF advanced to

third. HALL singled to shortstop, RBI; BERNAL advanced to second; AYOSO

advanced to third; RELF scored. CLUFF singled to center field, advanced to

second on a fielding error by cf, 2 RBI; HALL advanced to third; BERNAL scored;

AYOSO scored. NIELSEN flied out to rf. WELLS singled to center field, 2 RBI;

CLUFF scored, unearned; HALL scored. McNAUGHTON lined out to cf. 5 runs, 4

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

TCU Horned Frogs 5th - COATS walked. BREWER to p for PARRY. CURRY struck

out swinging. ELANDER flied out to cf. PHARR flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - GERRISH to p for MAXWELL. RELF flied out to rf. WOLFE struck

out swinging. AYOSO fouled out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

TCU Horned Frogs 6th - FEATHERSTON doubled to left field. SCHULTZ

singled through the right side, RBI; FEATHERSTON scored. SCHULTZ advanced to

second on a passed ball. VonTUNGELN struck out looking. PENA walked. HOLADAY

grounded into double play 3b to 1b; SCHULTZ out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - BERNAL struck out swinging. HALL grounded out to c, bunt.

CLUFF singled to shortstop. NIELSEN singled up the middle; CLUFF advanced to

second. WELLS walked; NIELSEN advanced to second; CLUFF advanced to third.

McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

TCU Horned Frogs 7th - COATS struck out swinging. CURRY lined out to lf.

ELANDER flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 8th - RIVERA to cf for VonTUNGELN. RELF struck out looking. WOLFE

grounded out to p. AYOSO popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

TCU Horned Frogs 8th - PHARR fouled out to 3b. FEATHERSTON singled

through the left side. FEATHERSTON stole second. SCHULTZ singled up the middle,

RBI; FEATHERSTON scored. RIVERA doubled down the lf line, advanced to third on

the throw; SCHULTZ advanced to third, out at third lf to 3b. MICHON to p for

BREWER. PENA singled to center field, RBI; RIVERA scored. PENA stole second.

HOLADAY grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 9th - KELLY to p for GERRISH. BERNAL popped up to 2b. FRAMPTON pinch

hit for HALL. FRAMPTON struck out looking. CLUFF struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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