No. 6 ASU Wins, 3-0

Ryan Bernal was on base three times at ASU. (Photo by Kenny Crookston)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Freshman shortstop Michael Benjamin accounted for all of No. 6 Arizona State’s runs Monday night in a 3-0 victory over BYU’s baseball team.

Benjamin, the son of ASU assistant coach Mike, hit a two-run homer in the eighth. He gave the Sun Devils, now 32-10, their 1-0 lead in the sixth before 2,820 fans in a short one hour, forty-eight minute game.

BYU pitcher Matthew Neil fielded a slow one-hop one-out come-backer, but lobbed it over Austin Hall’s head for a two-base error in the sixth to put Michael Benjamin second. Benjamin advanced to third on a ground-out, then scored on a wild pitch to give ASU a 1-0 lead.

The Cougars, now 20-21 overall, had their chances against ASU. Ryan Bernal led off with a double in the fourth and advanced to third on Alex Wolfe’s ground-out. Teammate Chase Frampton walked, but the Cougars were stranded with runners on the corners.

Bernal got on base again with a single in the sixth, but was thrown out trying to steal second.

And Cougar Austin Hall hit a two-out single in the seventh to left field. Hall stole second, but Bret Lopez popped up to second to end the inning.

Neil and Kyle Ottoson, now 3-0, each tallied five strikeouts through six innings when the game was scoreless.

The two teams meet again Tuesday night.


Brigham Young Univ. at #6 Arizona State

May 02, 2011 at Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 0 (20-21)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0

LAW, Andrew ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

BERNAL, Ryan lf.......... 3 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1

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

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 2

LOPEZ, Bret 3b........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2

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

NEIL, Matthew p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

COLE, Taylor p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 0 3 0 2 8 24 9 5

Arizona State 3 (32-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Ruettiger lf............. 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

MacPhee 2b............... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0

DeMichele 3b............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

Wilson 1b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 1

Newman dh................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Carrillo c............... 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 3 1

Workman rf............... 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

Aplin cf................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Benjamin ss.............. 3 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0

Ottoson p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 27 3 3 2 1 6 27 5 2

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 000 - 0 3 1

Arizona State....... 000 001 02X - 3 3 1

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E - NEIL(2); Benjamin(1). LOB - BYU 5; Sun Devils 2. 2B - BERNAL(12);

DeMichele(11). HR - Benjamin(1). SH - Aplin(4). SB - HALL(15). CS -

BERNAL(2).

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

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NEIL, Matthew....... 7.0 1 1 0 1 5 23 24

COLE, Taylor........ 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 4 5

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Ottoson............. 7.0 3 0 0 2 7 24 26

Lambson............. 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 6 6

Win - Ottoson (3-0). Loss - NEIL (4-3). Save - Lambson (7).

WP - NEIL(4).

Umpires - HP: Darren Hyman 1B: Jake Uhlenhopp 3B: Adam Dowdy

Start: 6:30 Time: 1:48 Attendance: 2820

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 6/ss LAW; 10/lf BERNAL; 4/rf BRUGMAN;

18/c WOLFE; 30/dh FRAMPTON; 26/1b HALL; 13/3b LOPEZ; 16/2b NIELSEN; 36/p NEIL;

Arizona State starters: 23/lf Ruettiger; 2/2b MacPhee; 18/3b DeMichele; 25/1b

Wilson; 11/dh Newman; 14/c Carrillo; 46/rf Workman; 22/cf Aplin; 9/ss Benjamin;

36/p Ottoson;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted. LAW flied

out to rf. BERNAL walked. BRUGMAN popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Arizona State 1st - Ruettiger walked. MacPhee out at first 1b to p;

Ruettiger advanced to second. DeMichele flied out to cf; Ruettiger advanced to

third. Wilson struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - WOLFE lined out to 1b. FRAMPTON flied out to

rf. HALL reached on a fielding error by ss. LOPEZ grounded out to 2b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Arizona State 2nd - Newman flied out to lf. Carrillo struck out

swinging. Workman grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - NIELSEN struck out swinging. WELLS grounded

out to 2b. LAW struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 3rd - Aplin grounded out to 2b. Benjamin grounded out to

ss. Ruettiger flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - BERNAL doubled to left center. BRUGMAN struck

out swinging, out at first c to 1b. WOLFE grounded out to 1b unassisted; BERNAL

advanced to third. FRAMPTON walked. HALL popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Arizona State 4th - MacPhee grounded out to 3b. DeMichele struck out

swinging. Wilson fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - LOPEZ struck out looking. NIELSEN grounded out

to 1b unassisted. WELLS fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Arizona State 5th - Newman grounded out to 2b. Carrillo struck out

swinging. Workman struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - LAW flied out to cf. BERNAL singled up the

middle. BERNAL out at second c to ss, caught stealing. BRUGMAN struck out

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

Arizona State 6th - Aplin flied out to cf. Benjamin reached on a

throwing error by p, advanced to second on the throw. Ruettiger grounded out to

1b unassisted; Benjamin advanced to third. Benjamin scored on a wild pitch,

unearned. MacPhee flied out to cf. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WOLFE struck out looking. FRAMPTON struck out

swinging. HALL singled to left field. HALL stole second. LOPEZ popped up to 2b.

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

Arizona State 7th - DeMichele doubled down the lf line. Wilson grounded

out to 3b. Newman flied out to lf. Carrillo flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - Lambson to p for Ottoson. NIELSEN flied out to

cf. WELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted. LAW lined out to rf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 8th - COLE to p for NEIL. Workman singled up the middle.

Aplin grounded out to 3b, bunt, SAC; Workman advanced to second. Benjamin

homered to left field, 2 RBI; Workman scored. Ruettiger flied out to cf.

MacPhee struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - BERNAL struck out swinging. BRUGMAN flied out

to lf. WOLFE popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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