Slim Lead Escapes at Creighton

Alex Wolfe hit his second homer of the season at Creighton.

OMAHA, Neb. -- A slim BYU 5-4 lead evaporated Monday afternoon into a 6-5 baseball loss at Creighton University.

Alex Wolfe gave BYU a 5-4 lead in the seventh with a one-out solo homer, his second of the season. That was BYU’s only lead in the game after battling back from ties of 2-2 and 4-4.

“We continue to fight and are in positions to make threats, but we have got to make a concerted effort when we score to not led their leadoff guy get on base,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “We need to do a better job holding the lead.”

For BYU, Austin Hall led off with a walk in the second, advanced on Chase Frampton’s single and scored on Dillon Robinson’s single to close the score to 2-1. Stephen Wells got hit by a pitch with two outs and the bases loaded to tie the score at 2-all.

BYU got a pair of defensive plays to end the third inning, the first of which was a snap throw by catcher Wolfe to pickoff a Bluejay at third base.

Creighton countered with a defensive gem of its own in the fourth when Cougar Dane Nielsen was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

BYU’s Andrew Law got aboard via error as the leadoff in the fifth and Wolfe walked. Both were driven in by Frampton’s two-out single, which tied the score 4-4.

The Cougars, now 9-10 overall, have a Tuesday rematch with Creighton, 16-4.


Brigham Young Univ. at Creighton

03-21-11 at Omaha, Neb. (CU Sports Complex)

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (9-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

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

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 4 1 0 0 1 2 7 1 3

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1

GUENTHER, Wes ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ROBINSON, Dillon 3b...... 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 2 0

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 2 0

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

ANDERSON, Mark p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

MILLER, Jared p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

MAHONEY, Kolton p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 34 5 10 5 4 8 24 14 9

Creighton 6 (16-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Mutcheson dh............. 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Judkins 1b............... 4 1 1 0 0 1 9 1 1

Swift ss................. 3 2 3 2 1 0 2 2 0

Adams rf................. 4 1 4 3 0 0 0 1 0

Staehely 2b.............. 3 1 3 0 1 0 3 4 0

Bemboom c................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 4

Ross 3b.................. 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1

Gerber cf................ 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Bowens lf................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1

Mattingly ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Blatchford lf........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Hellhake p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Spomer p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

VanLeur p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Webb p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Winkelman p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McGraw p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 6 12 6 2 7 27 12 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 020 020 100 - 5 10 3

Creighton........... 201 100 20X - 6 12 1

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E - WOLFE; HALL; ROBINSON; Ross(3). DP - BYU 1; Creighton 1. LOB - BYU 9;

Creighton 8. 2B - WELLS; Adams(7); Staehely(12); Gerber(2). 3B - Judkins(1);

Swift(1). HR - WOLFE; Adams(4). HBP - WELLS; NIELSEN; Mutcheson. SH -

BERNAL; Judkins(8); Bemboom 2(3); Gerber(2); Blatchford(1). SB -

Blatchford(1). CS - FRAMPTON.

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

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ANDERSON, Mark...... 5.1 8 4 3 1 5 21 26

SECHREST, Daniel.... 0.2 3 2 1 1 0 5 6

MILLER, Jared....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3

MAHONEY, Kolton..... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3

Creighton IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hellhake............ 1.2 2 2 2 1 4 7 10

Spomer.............. 2.1 3 1 0 0 1 10 10

VanLeur............. 2.2 2 2 2 2 0 8 11

Webb................ 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 4 4

Winkelman........... 0.2 2 0 0 1 1 4 5

McGraw.............. 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Win - Webb (2-0). Loss - SECHREST (0-1). Save - McGraw (4).

HBP - by Hellhake (NIELSEN); by Hellhake (WELLS); by ANDERSON (Mutcheson). PB -

WOLFE 2.

Umpires - HP: George Drouches 1B: Andre Lanoue 3B: Bill McGuire

Start: 3:00 Time: 2:43 Attendance: 280

Weather: Mid 50's, cloudy

Spomer faced 1 batter in the 5th.

SECHREST faced 4 batters in the 7th.

MILLER faced 1 batter in the 8th.

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

26/1b HALL; 30/dh FRAMPTON; 3/3b ROBINSON; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 23/p

ANDERSON;

Creighton starters: 16/dh Mutcheson; 4/1b Judkins; 3/ss Swift; 30/rf Adams;

11/2b Staehely; 10/c Bemboom; 2/3b Ross; 17/cf Gerber; 1/lf Bowens; 13/p

Hellhake;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS lined out to 2b. LAW struck out

swinging. WOLFE struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Creighton 1st - Mutcheson grounded out to 2b. Judkins lined out to rf.

Swift walked. Adams homered down the lf line, 2 RBI; Swift scored. Staehely

singled to center field. Bemboom grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - BERNAL struck out swinging. HALL walked.

FRAMPTON singled to right field; HALL advanced to second. ROBINSON singled up

the middle, RBI; FRAMPTON advanced to second; HALL scored. NIELSEN hit by

pitch; ROBINSON advanced to second; FRAMPTON advanced to third. BRUGMAN struck

out swinging. WELLS hit by pitch, RBI; NIELSEN advanced to second; ROBINSON

advanced to third; FRAMPTON scored. Spomer to p for Hellhake. LAW popped up to

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

Creighton 2nd - Ross struck out swinging. Gerber grounded out to ss.

Bowens struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WOLFE grounded out to ss. BERNAL singled to

right field. HALL grounded out to p; BERNAL advanced to second. FRAMPTON struck

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

Creighton 3rd - Mutcheson hit by pitch. Judkins out at first 1b to 2b,

SAC, bunt; Mutcheson advanced to second. Mutcheson advanced to third on a

passed ball. Swift tripled down the lf line, RBI; Mutcheson scored. Swift

picked off, out at third c to 3b. Adams singled, out at second lf to 3b to 2b.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - ROBINSON grounded out to 1b unassisted.

NIELSEN singled to right center. BRUGMAN flied out to lf. WELLS doubled to

right field; NIELSEN advanced to third, out at home rf to 2b to c. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Creighton 4th - Staehely doubled down the lf line. Bemboom grounded out

to 3b, SAC, bunt; Staehely advanced to third. Ross struck out swinging. Gerber

reached on a fielding error by 1b, RBI; Staehely scored, unearned. Bowens

struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - LAW reached on a throwing error by 3b. VanLeur

to p for Spomer. WOLFE walked; LAW advanced to second. BERNAL grounded out to

3b, SAC, bunt; WOLFE advanced to second; LAW advanced to third. HALL popped up

to ss. FRAMPTON singled to right field, 2 RBI; WOLFE scored, team unearned; LAW

scored, unearned. FRAMPTON out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 2 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Creighton 5th - Mutcheson grounded out to ss. Judkins grounded out to

ss. Swift singled up the middle. Adams singled to left field; Swift advanced to

second. Staehely singled to shortstop; Adams advanced to second; Swift advanced

to third. Bemboom struck out looking. 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - ROBINSON out at first 1b to p. NIELSEN walked.

BRUGMAN grounded out to 1b unassisted; NIELSEN advanced to second. WELLS

grounded out to p, bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Creighton 6th - Ross reached on a fielding error by 3b. Gerber out at

first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; Ross advanced to second. SECHREST to p for ANDERSON.

Mattingly pinch hit for Bowens. Mattingly flied out to rf; Ross advanced to

third. Mutcheson flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - Blatchford to lf for Mattingly. LAW flied out

to ss. WOLFE homered to right field, RBI. BERNAL grounded out to 2b. Webb to p

for VanLeur. HALL struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Creighton 7th - Judkins tripled to right center. Swift singled through

the left side, RBI; Judkins scored. Swift advanced to second on a passed ball.

Adams doubled down the lf line, RBI; Swift scored, unearned. Staehely walked.

MILLER to p for SECHREST. Miller came into game with runners on first and

second. Bemboom reached on a fielder's choice, SAC, bunt; Staehely advanced to

second; Adams out at third p to 3b. Ross grounded into double play ss to 2b to

1b; Bemboom out on the play. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - GUENTHER pinch hit for FRAMPTON. GUENTHER

flied out to lf. ROBINSON singled up the middle. NIELSEN grounded into double

play ss to 2b to 1b; ROBINSON out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Creighton 8th - Gerber doubled to left center. MAHONEY to p for MILLER.

Blatchford reached on a fielder's choice, SAC, bunt; Gerber out at third p to

3b. Mutcheson struck out looking. Blatchford stole second, advanced to third on

a throwing error by c. Judkins struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Winkelman to p for Webb. BRUGMAN grounded out

to 2b. WELLS singled through the right side. LAW singled, bunt; WELLS advanced

to second. WOLFE struck out swinging. BERNAL walked; LAW advanced to second;

WELLS advanced to third. McGraw to p for Winkelman. McGraw came in with bases

loaded. HALL struck out looking. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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