Red Raiders Take Classic Opener

Stephen Wells, above, and Ryan Bernal led all BYU batters with three hits apiece at Texas Tech.

LUBBOCK -- Three times the score was tied Thursday in a baseball game BYU lost to host Texas Tech, 7-4, to open the Brooks Wallace Classic.

The Red Raiders remained perfect at 5-0, while BYU fell to 1-3 after knotting the score at 1-1, 3-3 and 4-4.

“We swung the bats better, “ said BYU coach Vance Law. “We are still striking out too much, but that will change. We continue to battle, but I’m not discouraged, just disappointed.”

BYU’s Austin Hall hit a one-out double to left field, then stole third and scored on a sac-fly by Chase Frampton to tie the score 1-1 in the second.

Cougar Ryan Bernal, who played left field instead of first base, gave BYU a brief 2-1 lead in the fourth when he hit a solo homer to right field off a full count.

Catcher Alex Wolfe joined Hall in advancing their hitting streaks to 16 games apiece when he hit a one-out solo homer in the sixth. Wolfe’s homer, his first of the year, came off the Red Raiders’ third reliever of the game to tie the score 3-3.

In the seventh BYU tied the score once again when Frampton led off with a single and scored off Stephen Wells’ two-out double.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t score more runs with all of our hits and extra bases,” said Law. “We had runners at second base a lot with one out, then weren’t able to get a couple of big hits. We put ourselves into a bind by walking too many and hitting a batter. Each time we scored they came back.”

BYU co-captain Andrew Law went hitless to end his eight-game hitting streak.

Game times for Friday’s contests have been moved back one hour to 1 and 5 p.m., against Northern Illinois, 0-2, and Texas Tech, respectively.


Brigham Young Univ. at Texas Tech

Feb 24, 2011 at Lubbock, TX (Dan Law Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (1-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 1

LAW, Andrew ss........... 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4

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

BERNAL, Ryan lf.......... 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 0

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 7 0 0

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

ROBINSON, Dillon ph/3b.. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

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

CALDWELL, Kelton ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 4 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0

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

POULSON, Desmond p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLER, Jared p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

McKNIGHT, David p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SECHREST, Daniel p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 4 12 4 1 10 24 6 7

Texas Tech 7 (5-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McGruder lf.............. 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Tomlinson ss............. 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 7

Barnes cf................ 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0

Popescu 2b............... 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 4 1

Whitehead c.............. 4 0 1 1 0 0 11 0 0

Paiz rf.................. 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 2

Hagen 1b................. 4 3 1 0 1 1 10 1 2

Randolph dh.............. 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Redman 3b................ 3 0 2 3 1 0 0 1 0

Flora p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Holub p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bafidis p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McCrummen p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Fowler p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Neely p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 7 10 6 5 7 27 15 12

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 010 101 100 - 4 12 1

Texas Tech.......... 100 201 30X - 7 10 1

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E - HALL(1); Flora(1). DP - BY 1; TTU 1. LOB - BY 7; TTU 12. 2B - WELLS

2(2); BERNAL 2(2); HALL(2); LOPEZ(2); Popescu(3); Hagen(2); Redman(2). HR -

WOLFE(1); BERNAL(1). HBP - WELLS; McGruder 2; Randolph 2. SH - NIELSEN(1);

Paiz(1). SF - FRAMPTON(1); Whitehead(1). SB - HALL(1).

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

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CAPPER, Chris....... 5.1 5 4 3 3 5 19 25

POULSON, Desmond.... 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

MILLER, Jared....... 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

SHUTT, Justin....... 1.0 2 3 3 0 1 5 7

McKNIGHT, David..... 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

SECHREST, Daniel.... 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 6 6

Texas Tech IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Flora............... 4.0 4 2 2 1 4 12 15

Holub............... 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

Bafidis............. 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

McCrummen........... 1.1 3 2 2 0 0 6 7

Fowler.............. 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 5 5

Neely............... 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 7 7

Win - Fowler (1-0). Loss - SHUTT (0-2). Save - Neely (2).

WP - MILLER(1). HBP - by Flora (WELLS); by CAPPER (Randolph); by CAPPER

(McGruder); by SHUTT (Randolph); by McKNIGHT (McGruder). BK - POULSON. PB -

WOLFE(2); Whitehead(1).

Umpires - HP: Doyle Sooter 1B: Curtis Alexander 3B: Joe Landin

Start: 5:03 PM Time: 2:59 Attendance: 2316

Weather: 66 degrees/37 MPH, Out to LF

MILLER faced 1 batter in the 6th.

McKNIGHT faced 2 batters in the 7th.

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 6/ss LAW; 18/c WOLFE; 10/lf BERNAL;

26/1b HALL; 13/3b LOPEZ; 30/dh FRAMPTON; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 15/p

CAPPER;

Texas Tech starters: 2/lf McGruder; 4/ss Tomlinson; 8/cf Barnes; 7/2b Popescu;

9/c Whitehead; 10/rf Paiz; 12/1b Hagen; 18/dh Randolph; 6/3b Redman; 28/p

Flora;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS hit by pitch. LAW grounded into double

play 3b to 2b to 1b; WELLS out on the play. WOLFE struck out looking. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas Tech 1st - McGruder grounded out to 2b. Tomlinson singled up the

middle. Barnes walked; Tomlinson advanced to second. Popescu singled to right

field; Barnes advanced to second; Tomlinson advanced to third. Whitehead flied

out to cf, SF, RBI; Tomlinson scored. Paiz struck out looking. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - BERNAL grounded out to 2b. HALL doubled to

left field. HALL stole third. LOPEZ walked. FRAMPTON flied out to rf, SF, RBI;

LOPEZ out at second rf to 1b to ss; HALL scored. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Texas Tech 2nd - Hagen struck out swinging. Randolph hit by pitch.

Redman grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; Randolph out on the play. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - NIELSEN struck out swinging. BRUGMAN struck

out looking. WELLS doubled to right field. LAW grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech 3rd - McGruder singled through the right side. Tomlinson

struck out swinging. Barnes flied out to cf. Popescu flied out to lf. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WOLFE struck out swinging. BERNAL homered to

right center, RBI. HALL grounded out to p. LOPEZ doubled down the lf line.

LOPEZ advanced to third on a throwing error by p, failed pickoff attempt. LOPEZ

out at home cf to ss to c. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Texas Tech 4th - Whitehead grounded out to 1b unassisted. Paiz struck

out swinging. Hagen doubled to center field. Randolph walked. Redman doubled to

left center, advanced to third on the throw, 2 RBI; Randolph scored; Hagen

scored. McGruder hit by pitch. Tomlinson flied out to lf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - Holub to p for Flora. FRAMPTON singled to

center field. NIELSEN flied out to rf. Bafidis to p for Holub. BRUGMAN struck

out looking. FRAMPTON advanced to second on a passed ball. WELLS struck out

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

Texas Tech 5th - Barnes fouled out to 1b. Popescu struck out swinging.

Whitehead popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - McCrummen to p for Bafidis. LAW grounded out

to p. WOLFE homered to left field, RBI. BERNAL doubled down the rf line. HALL

flied out to cf. LOPEZ grounded out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Texas Tech 6th - Paiz grounded out to ss. Hagen walked. POULSON to p for

CAPPER. Hagen advanced to second on a balk. Randolph flied out to lf. Hagen

advanced to third on a passed ball. Redman singled to third base, RBI; Hagen

scored, unearned. MILLER to p for POULSON. Redman advanced to second on a wild

pitch. McGruder walked. SHUTT to p for MILLER. Tomlinson struck out swinging.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - FRAMPTON singled to second base. NIELSEN

grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; FRAMPTON advanced to second. Fowler to p for

McCrummen. BRUGMAN struck out swinging. WELLS doubled to right field, RBI;

FRAMPTON scored. LAW struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Texas Tech 7th - Barnes singled to left field. Popescu doubled down the

lf line, RBI; Barnes scored. Whitehead reached on a fielding error by 1b;

Popescu scored. Paiz grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; Whitehead advanced to

second. Hagen reached on a fielder's choice to third base; Whitehead out at

third 3b unassisted. Randolph hit by pitch; Hagen advanced to second. McKNIGHT

to p for SHUTT. Redman walked; Randolph advanced to second; Hagen advanced to

third. McGruder hit by pitch, RBI; Redman advanced to second; Randolph advanced

to third; Hagen scored. SECHREST to p for McKNIGHT. Tomlinson grounded out to

ss. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - WOLFE grounded out to ss. BERNAL doubled down

the lf line. Neely to p for Fowler. HALL grounded out to 2b; BERNAL advanced to

third. ROBINSON pinch hit for LOPEZ. ROBINSON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech 8th - ROBINSON to 3b. Barnes lined out to ss. Popescu struck

out swinging. Whitehead singled through the right side. Paiz singled to left

field; Whitehead advanced to second. Hagen flied out to lf. 0 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - CALDWELL pinch hit for FRAMPTON. CALDWELL

struck out looking. NIELSEN grounded out to 2b. BRUGMAN singled through the

right side. WELLS singled to right center; BRUGMAN advanced to third. LAW flied

out to cf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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