Shutt Slams Door On Lobos

Justin Shutt picked up his first victory in relief and his second win of the season.

ALBUQUERQUE -- Reliever Justin Shutt pitched comfortably for over four innings Friday night thanks to big hits from BYU teammates in a 13-5 victory over New Mexico.

Shutt, a junior, entered the game in the fourth and got a key doubleplay to end that inning, then cruised to a three-hit performance as he nabbed his second win of the year.

"Justin has been pitching very, very well," said BYU coach Vance Law. "He gave us a quality relief appearance. He and Coach (Bobby) Applegate have changed his delivery to three-quarters. When he came in that potentially could have been a big inning."

"I had fun, I knew I was going to throw a lot of ground ball pitches with my sinker and had my teammates behind me," said Shutt.

He got timely home runs by Alex Wolfe and Sean McNaughton along with a pair of doubles by Brandon Relf and doubles by Jonathan Cluff, Ryan Bernal and McNaughton and a triple by Austin Hall.

Bernal scored from first base on Cluff’s double which caromed off the centerfield wall in the third inning, closing the margin to 2-1. Cluff tied the game when he scored on Stephen Wells groundout to knot the game at 2-2.

A back-to-back single and a double by McNaughton and Bernal, respectively, gave BYU a 3-2 lead in the third.

In the sixth, McNaughton hit his second home run in two nights when he smacked one out to the deepest part of centerfield over 420-feet to put BYU up 4-2.

Wolfe belted a two-run homer around 440 feet in the seventh to score Relf who had led off with a double. Wolfe’s dinger put BYU up 6-2. McNaughton pounded a deep double in the alley to score Bryce Ayoso. McNaughton beat out a throw to home on Bernal’s single, increasing the lead to 8-2. Relf’s second double of the inning put BYU up 10-2. Relf scored on Dane Nielsen’s two-run single as the margin soared to 12-2.

"I'm pleased that we weren’t trying to pull balls," said Law. "The ball does carry well here and we were going up the middle. Nine of our 17 hits were for extra bases and it helped our pitchers to relax a bit as they gave us a nice cushion."

The Cougars once again pull within one of .500 with a 14-15 overall record and evened their mark at 4-4 in the Mountain West Conference, while UNM is 20-11 and 7-4. The rubber match of the three-game series concludes Saturday at noon.


BYU at New Mexico

Apr 09, 2010 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Isotopes Park)

BYU 13 (14-15,4-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RELF, Brandon ss......... 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 4 0

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 5 0 1 2 0 1 2 7 1

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 5 1 1 2 0 3 14 1 1

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 2 1 0 0 3 0 5 1 0

McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 2

HANCOCK, Alex ph/lf..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

FRAMPTON, Chase pr...... 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

LUKER, Brock ph/rf...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

HALL, Austin 3b.......... 5 1 2 0 0 2 0 5 0

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1

NYBERG, Chunner p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

SHUTT, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

WHITE, Coltin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 40 13 17 13 4 10 27 20 7

New Mexico 5 (20-11,7-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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COURCHA, A 2b............ 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

WOODCHICK, B 2b......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

HOWARD, J 1b............. 5 1 1 1 0 2 8 0 2

JUAREZ, C rf............. 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

HELD, K ph/rf........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

HONEYCUTT, R dh.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

TWICHELL, J ph.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

NEDA, Rafael c........... 3 0 1 1 0 0 10 0 0

GARVER, M ph/c.......... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMITH, C lf.............. 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 0

WILLETT, M cf............ 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0

NELSON, J 3b............. 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1

GONZALEZ, D ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

OLSON, R p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LACHAPELLE p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

JARAMILLO, R p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 5 7 5 4 5 27 8 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 021 001 801 - 13 17 2

New Mexico.......... 200 000 021 - 5 7 2

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E - RELF 2; COURCHA, A; WILLETT, M. DP - BYU 1; NM 1. LOB - BYU 7; NM 8. 2B

- RELF 2; McNAUGHTON; BERNAL; CLUFF; SMITH, C. 3B - HALL. HR - WOLFE;

McNAUGHTON; HOWARD, J. HBP - RELF; COURCHA, A 2. SH - NIELSEN; CLUFF. SB -

RELF; COURCHA, A.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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NYBERG, Chunner..... 3.1 3 2 2 4 3 12 17

SHUTT, Justin....... 4.2 3 2 2 0 2 18 19

WHITE, Coltin....... 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 4 4

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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OLSON, R............ 2.0 2 2 1 2 4 8 11

LACHAPELLE.......... 4.1 7 6 6 1 3 18 21

JARAMILLO, R........ 2.2 8 5 5 1 3 14 15

Win - SHUTT (2-4). Loss - LACHAPELLE (3-2). Save - None.

HBP - by OLSON, R (RELF); by NYBERG (COURCHA, A); by SHUTT (COURCHA, A). PB -

AYOSO 2.

Umpires - HP: Glen Ballangao 1B: Brian Frisch 3B: Keith Bailey

Start: 6 p.m. Time: 2:58 Attendance: 3273

Weather: Sunny, Temps in the high 70s

BYU 1st - RELF hit by pitch. NIELSEN flied out to cf. WOLFE struck out

swinging; RELF stole second. AYOSO walked. McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 1st - COURCHA, A walked. COURCHA, A stole second. COURCHA, A

advanced to third on a passed ball. HOWARD, J struck out swinging. JUAREZ, C

singled up the middle, RBI; COURCHA, A scored. HONEYCUTT, R walked; JUAREZ, C

advanced to second. NEDA, Rafael singled through the left side, RBI; HONEYCUTT,

R advanced to second; JUAREZ, C scored. SMITH, C reached on a fielder's choice;

NEDA, Rafael out at second 1b to ss; HONEYCUTT, R advanced to third. HONEYCUTT,

R out at home p to 2b to c to 3b to p. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - BERNAL walked. CLUFF doubled to center field, RBI; BERNAL

scored. CLUFF advanced to third on a throwing error by 2b. HALL struck out

looking. WELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI; CLUFF scored, unearned. RELF

singled. RELF advanced to second on a throwing error by cf. NIELSEN struck out

swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - WILLETT, M flied out to lf. NELSON, J walked. GONZALEZ,

D flied out to rf. COURCHA, A hit by pitch; NELSON, J advanced to second.

HOWARD, J struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - LACHAPELLE to p for OLSON, R. WOLFE struck out looking. AYOSO

popped up to 2b. McNAUGHTON singled to left field. BERNAL doubled to left

center, RBI; McNAUGHTON scored. CLUFF struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - JUAREZ, C grounded out to ss. HONEYCUTT, R struck out

swinging. NEDA, Rafael grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 4th - HALL grounded out to p. WELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted.

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

New Mexico 4th - SMITH, C singled to second base. WILLETT, M flied out

to rf. NELSON, J walked; SMITH, C advanced to second. SHUTT to p for NYBERG.

GONZALEZ, D hit into double play 2b to ss to 1b; NELSON, J out on the play.

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

BYU 5th - NIELSEN grounded out to ss. WOLFE grounded out to ss. AYOSO

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

New Mexico 5th - COURCHA, A grounded out to 3b. HOWARD, J grounded out

to 2b. JUAREZ, C reached on an error by ss. HONEYCUTT, R lined out to 2b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - McNAUGHTON homered to center field, RBI. BERNAL singled

through the right side. CLUFF grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; BERNAL advanced to

second. HALL struck out looking. WELLS popped up to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 6th - NEDA, Rafael reached on an error by ss. SMITH, C struck

out swinging. WILLETT, M reached on a fielder's choice; NEDA, Rafael out at

second ss to 2b. NELSON, J grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - RELF doubled down the lf line. NIELSEN grounded out to p, SAC,

bunt; RELF advanced to third. WOLFE homered to center field, 2 RBI; RELF

scored. AYOSO walked. McNAUGHTON doubled to right center, RBI; AYOSO scored.

JARAMILLO, R to p for LACHAPELLE. BERNAL singled to center field, advanced to

second on the throw, RBI; McNAUGHTON scored. FRAMPTON pinch ran for BERNAL.

CLUFF singled to right field, RBI; FRAMPTON scored. HALL singled through the

right side; CLUFF advanced to second. WELLS singled to center field; HALL out

at second lf to 2b; CLUFF advanced to third. RELF doubled down the lf line,

RBI; WELLS advanced to third; CLUFF scored. NIELSEN singled up the middle, 2

RBI; RELF scored; WELLS scored. WOLFE struck out looking. 8 runs, 9 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 7th - GONZALEZ, D grounded out to 3b. COURCHA, A hit by

pitch. COURCHA, A advanced to second on a passed ball. HOWARD, J grounded out

to p; COURCHA, A advanced to third. HELD, K pinch hit for JUAREZ, C. HELD, K

grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 8th - HELD, K to rf. AYOSO walked. HANCOCK pinch hit for McNAUGHTON.

HANCOCK struck out swinging. FRAMPTON flied out to cf. LUKER pinch hit for

CLUFF. LUKER struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 8th - HANCOCK to lf. LUKER to rf. TWICHELL, J pinch hit for

HONEYCUTT, R. TWICHELL, J struck out swinging. GARVER, M pinch hit for NEDA,

Rafael. GARVER, M singled to third base. SMITH, C doubled to left center, RBI;

GARVER, M scored. WILLETT, M singled up the middle, RBI; SMITH, C scored.

NELSON, J grounded out to 2b; WILLETT, M advanced to second. GONZALEZ, D

grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 9th - GARVER, M to c. WOODCHICK, B to 2b for COURCHA, A. HALL

tripled to left center. WELLS singled to right center, RBI; HALL scored. RELF

grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; WELLS out on the play. NIELSEN flied

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

New Mexico 9th - WHITE to p for SHUTT. WOODCHICK, B grounded out to 3b.

HOWARD, J homered to right field, RBI. HELD, K grounded out to 3b. TWICHELL, J

grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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