Oslund, Cluff Help Down Wichita St.

Coach Vance Law was pleased again as Jonathan Cluff hit a game-winning homer Tuesday at Wichita St. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

WICHITA -- Pitcher Mark Oslund teamed with centerfielder Jonathan Cluff to lift BYU to a 3-1 victory over Wichita State on Tuesday afternoon amidst gusty winds.

Oslund, a freshman righthander from Torrance, Calif., threw a three-hitter through seven-plus innings before being relieved by a pair of relievers, the last of which was senior Jordan Muir. Muir picked up his second save by retiring four Shockers, the pair coming from a 1-6-3 double play to end the ninth inning.

Oslund gave up singles in the second and third innings and a double off the wall in the sixth. He also set WSU down in order in the first, fifth and seventh innings. Oslund improved his record to 2-0 and lowered his earned run average to .066.

Cluff, a junior from South Jordan, knocked a two-run homer in the sixth, bringing in Alex Wolfe, to put BYU ahead, 3-1. Cluff was a triple shy of the cycle, having a single in the second, a double in the fourth and his first dinger of the year.

The Shockers were first on the board with an unearned run when Chris O’Brien’s fly to right field wasn’t held long enough by Michael Bowen and the WSU runner advance to third on the error in the second inning.

The Cougars tied the score 1-1 in the fourth when Steve Parker singled to right, advanced to third on a one-out double by Cluff and crossed the plate on a groundout by Brandon Relf.

BYU had a base-runner every inning. Cougar Kent Walton was robbed of a home run in the seventh when Caster jumped at the fence to retrieve Walton’s poke.

The Cougars handed WSU its first home loss of the season, a team that had a 33-6 record at home last season.

The Shockers' record is now 6-2, while BYU improves to 4-6. The Cougars return to Provo to host St. John’s, 2-3, in a three-game series starting Friday at 6 p.m., in a game televised live by BYUTV.

BYU at Wichita State

3-3-09 at Wichita, Kan. (Eck Stadium)

BYU 3 (4-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WALTON, Kent dh.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 4 1 1 0 0 2 7 0 1

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

CLUFF, Jonathan cf....... 4 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 0

RELF, Brandon ss......... 4 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0

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

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0

OSLUND, Marc p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

MUIR, Jordan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 32 3 6 3 1 6 27 9 4

Wichita State 1 (6-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hall, K. cf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

Baez 2b.................. 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0

Jones rf................. 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

Lassley c................ 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 2

O'Brien 3b............... 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0

Letourneau pr........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gilmore 3b.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

McKeever 1b.............. 3 0 0 1 0 1 7 1 2

Rosecrans dh............. 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1

Brown, T. pr............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Caster lf................ 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2

Grimes ss................ 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 0

Banwart, D. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hutson p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Smith, J. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 28 1 3 1 6 4 27 11 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 102 000 - 3 6 1

Wichita State....... 010 000 000 - 1 3 1

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E - BOWEN(1); O'Brien(1). DP - Cougars 1. LOB - Cougars 4; Shockers 8. 2B -

CLUFF(3); O'Brien(3). HR - CLUFF(1). HBP - WALTON. SH - Hall, K.(2). SF -

McKeever(1). SB - LAW, An. 3(7). CS - LAW, An.(1); MUSSO(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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OSLUND, Marc........ 7.2 3 1 0 4 3 25 31

MICHON, Brandon..... 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

MUIR, Jordan........ 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 3 4

Wichita State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Banwart, D.......... 5.0 4 1 1 0 2 19 20

Hutson.............. 2.0 2 2 2 1 1 7 8

Smith, J............ 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 6 6

Win - OSLUND (2-0). Loss - Hutson (1-1). Save - MUIR (2).

HBP - by Banwart, D. (WALTON).

Umpires - HP: Mike Lentz 1B: Mark Wagers 3B: Bob Homolka

Start: 2:02 pm Time: 2:10 Attendance: 2815

Weather: 50 degrees; wind SSE at 22 mph

Play-by-Play

BYU 1st - WALTON fouled out to c. LAW, An. singled to center field. LAW,

An. stole second. McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. LAW, An. stole third. WOLFE

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

Wichita State 1st - Hall, K. struck out swinging. Baez grounded out to

3b. Jones flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - PARKER grounded out to 2b. CLUFF singled to shortstop. RELF

popped up to ss. BOWEN grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Wichita State 2nd - Lassley popped up to 2b. O'Brien reached on a

fielding error by rf, advanced to third. McKeever flied out to rf, SF, RBI;

O'Brien scored, unearned. Rosecrans singled up the middle. Caster reached on a

fielder's choice; Rosecrans out at second 2b to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1

LOB.

BYU 3rd - MUSSO flied out to rf. WALTON hit by pitch. LAW, An. reached

on a fielder's choice; WALTON out at second 2b to ss. LAW, An. stole second.

McNAUGHTON lined out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wichita State 3rd - Grimes flied out to cf. Hall, K. grounded out to 2b.

Baez walked. Jones singled through the left side; Baez advanced to second.

Lassley flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - WOLFE grounded out to 2b. PARKER singled to right field. CLUFF

doubled to center field; PARKER advanced to third. RELF grounded out to ss,

RBI; CLUFF advanced to third; PARKER scored. BOWEN flied out to cf. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wichita State 4th - O'Brien flied out to lf. McKeever struck out

swinging. Rosecrans walked. Caster grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - MUSSO grounded out to 3b. WALTON lined out to 2b. LAW, An.

reached on a fielding error by 3b. LAW, An. out at second c to 2b, caught

stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Wichita State 5th - Grimes walked. Hall, K. grounded out to 3b, SAC,

bunt; Grimes advanced to second. Baez popped up to ss. Jones flied out to rf.

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

BYU 6th - Hutson to p for Banwart, D.. McNAUGHTON flied out to cf. WOLFE

singled to left field. PARKER flied out to lf. CLUFF homered to left field, 2

RBI; WOLFE scored. RELF struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Wichita State 6th - Lassley grounded out to 3b. O'Brien doubled to left

center. McKeever grounded out to 2b; O'Brien advanced to third. Rosecrans flied

out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - BOWEN popped up to 2b. MUSSO walked. MUSSO out at second p to

1b to ss, caught stealing. WALTON flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Wichita State 7th - Caster popped up to 2b. Grimes struck out swinging.

Hall, K. flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 8th - Smith, J. to p for Hutson. LAW, An. fouled out to rf.

McNAUGHTON grounded out to p. WOLFE struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Wichita State 8th - Baez walked. Jones flied out to cf. Lassley flied

out to lf. MICHON to p for OSLUND. O'Brien walked; Baez advanced to second.

MUIR to p for MICHON. Letourneau pinch ran for O'Brien. McKeever flied out to

lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 9th - Gilmore to 3b for Letourneau. PARKER struck out swinging.

CLUFF grounded out to 3b. RELF struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Wichita State 9th - Rosecrans walked. Brown, T. pinch ran for Rosecrans.

Caster struck out swinging. Grimes grounded into double play p to ss to 1b;

Brown, T. out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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