Shockers Win On Walk-off Double

WICHITA -- A walk-off double to deep right-center field Monday afternoon by Cody Lassley robbed BYU of a victory in a 6-5 defeat by Wichita State.

The two-run-one-out double came off junior Jeremy Toole, a normal BYU starter, who only faced one batter before 2,744 fans.

The Cougars, now 3-6, led for most of the game, including a 5-1 margin through four innings.

The Cougars jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Alex Wolfe hit a two-out single to score Andrew Law from second.

With two out and two on in the second, WSU’s Taylor Brown singled through right field, but BYU’s Michael Bowen threw a strike to put out Chris O’Brien at home.

BYU reclaimed the lead in the fourth when J. T. Musso hit a three-run line drive homer to left field to put the Cougars up 5-1 as tall 6-8 pitcher Brian Flynn soon exited the game.

The Shockers took advantage of the a first-pitch lead-off homer in the bottom of the fourth by Clint McKeever.

BYU escaped a bases loaded situation in the fifth, with a ground-rule double preventing a WSU run.

Shocker reliever Grant Muncrief limited BYU to one hit in five plus innings, that being a ninth-inning bunt by Law.

The two teams meet again on Tuesday afternoon to conclude the two-game series. Wichita State now has a 6-1 record.

BYU at Wichita State

3-2-09 at Wichita, Kan. (Eck Stadium)

BYU 5 (3-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WALTON, Kent dh.......... 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 2

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

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 4 0 1 1 0 1 8 1 0

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1

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

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

BOWEN, Michael rf........ 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 3 1 1 3 1 2 7 0 1

BUNCH, Nathan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

HARDESTY, Shawn p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WORTHAM, Jake p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOOLE, Jeremy p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 5 8 5 4 9 25 9 7

Wichita State 6 (6-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hall, K. cf.............. 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0

Baez 2b.................. 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 3 0

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

Lassley c................ 5 0 1 2 0 2 8 1 0

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

McKeever 1b.............. 4 1 3 1 0 0 8 1 3

Rosecrans dh............. 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Brown, T. ss............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0

Letourneau lf............ 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

Flynn p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Muncrief p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 37 6 13 5 3 6 27 11 9

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 100 400 000 - 5 8 0

Wichita State....... 001 101 012 - 6 13 0

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Note: 1 out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

LOB - Cougars 7; Shockers 9. 2B - Jones(3); Lassley(3); Letourneau(2). HR -

MUSSO(2); McKeever(1). SB - WALTON(3); LAW, An.(4).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BUNCH, Nathan....... 5.0 8 3 3 3 3 22 25

HARDESTY, Shawn..... 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 8 8

WORTHAM, Jake....... 1.1 2 2 2 0 2 6 6

TOOLE, Jeremy....... 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Wichita State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Flynn............... 3.2 7 5 5 1 4 18 19

Muncrief............ 5.1 1 0 0 3 5 17 20

Win - Muncrief (1-0). Loss - WORTHAM (0-2). Save - None.

WP - HARDESTY(1); Flynn(1). PB - MUSSO(2).

Umpires - HP: Steve Knight 1B: John Knight 3B: Mark Wagers

Start: 3:06 pm Time: 2:33 Attendance: 2744

Weather: 47 degrees;wind-ESE at 15 mph

Play-by-Play

BYU 1st - WALTON singled to left field. LAW, An. reached on a fielder's

choice; WALTON out at second p to 2b. McNAUGHTON struck out swinging; LAW, An.

stole second. WOLFE singled to left field, RBI; LAW, An. scored. PARKER popped

up to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wichita State 1st - Hall, K. flied out to rf. Baez popped up to 3b.

Jones struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - CLUFF grounded out to 2b. RELF singled through the right side.

BOWEN flied out to lf. MUSSO struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Wichita State 2nd - Lassley flied out to lf. O'Brien singled to left

field. McKeever singled to shortstop; O'Brien advanced to second. Rosecrans

flied out to cf. Brown, T. singled through the right side; McKeever advanced to

second; O'Brien advanced to third, out at home rf to c. 0 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - WALTON grounded out to 2b. LAW, An. struck out swinging.

McNAUGHTON flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Wichita State 3rd - Letourneau doubled down the lf line. Hall, K.

singled up the middle, advanced to second, RBI; Letourneau scored. Baez

grounded out to p. Jones walked. Lassley struck out swinging. O'Brien flied out

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

BYU 4th - WOLFE struck out swinging. PARKER grounded out to 2b. CLUFF

walked. CLUFF advanced to second on a wild pitch. RELF singled to left field,

RBI; CLUFF scored. BOWEN singled to left field; RELF advanced to second. MUSSO

homered to left field, 3 RBI; BOWEN scored; RELF scored. WALTON singled to left

field. Muncrief to p for Flynn. WALTON stole second. LAW, An. struck out

swinging. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wichita State 4th - McKeever homered to left center, RBI. Rosecrans

flied out to rf. Brown, T. fouled out to 1b. Letourneau flied out to rf. 1

run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - McNAUGHTON grounded out to p. WOLFE grounded out to 3b. PARKER

walked. CLUFF walked; PARKER advanced to second. RELF struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Wichita State 5th - Hall, K. grounded out to p, bunt. Baez walked. Jones

doubled to left center, ground-rule; Baez advanced to third. Lassley struck out

looking. O'Brien walked. McKeever lined out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

3 LOB.

BYU 6th - BOWEN grounded out to 3b. MUSSO walked. WALTON reached on a

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

choice; WALTON out at second 3b to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wichita State 6th - Rosecrans singled through the left side. HARDESTY to

p for BUNCH. Rosecrans advanced to second on a passed ball. Brown, T. out at

first 1b to p; Rosecrans advanced to third. Rosecrans scored on a wild pitch.

Letourneau grounded out to ss. Hall, K. grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - McNAUGHTON grounded out to 1b unassisted. WOLFE flied out to

cf. PARKER out at first 1b to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Wichita State 7th - Baez grounded out to 2b. Jones struck out looking.

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

BYU 8th - CLUFF struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. RELF struck

out looking. BOWEN flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Wichita State 8th - O'Brien singled up the middle. McKeever singled up

the middle; O'Brien advanced to third. WORTHAM to p for HARDESTY. Rosecrans

grounded out to 3b, RBI; McKeever advanced to second; O'Brien scored. Brown, T.

struck out looking. Letourneau grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU 9th - MUSSO struck out swinging. WALTON flied out to cf. LAW, An.

singled to first base, bunt. McNAUGHTON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Wichita State 9th - Hall, K. struck out swinging. Baez singled to left

center. Jones singled to left center; Baez advanced to second. TOOLE to p for

WORTHAM. Lassley doubled to right center, 2 RBI; Jones scored; Baez scored.

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

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