Slim Lead Vanishes at San Diego

Justin Shutt was one of four relievers BYU used to try and stop the Aztecs. (Photo by Rob Hammer)

SAN DIEGO -- A slim BYU lead vanished in the nine-run fourth as San Diego State’s baseball team ignited Thursday night for an eventual 14-6 victory.

The Aztecs, now 18-32 overall and 8-11 in the Mountain West Conference, took the initial lead on a balk in the second inning.

Then Jaycob Brugman golfed a curve for a two-run, two-out homer in the fourth to give BYU a brief 2-1 lead. Brugman’s homer scored Dane Nielsen who picked up the Cougars’s first hit of the game just prior to the dinger.

They exploded on us and with two outs we just didn’t make a play that would stop the bleeding,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “It was one of those games that boils down to the one inning that we needed to minimize. I was proud of the way we battled back. “

Brugman drove in the first of BYU’s two runs in the fifth to close the deficit to 10-4.

BYU, now 25-23 and 7-10, plays game two of the series on Friday night in San Diego.


Brigham Young Univ. at San Diego State

May 12, 2011 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (25-23,7-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 5 1 2 3 0 1 4 0 0

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

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

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

CALDWELL, Kelton lf...... 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2

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

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

CAPPER, Chris p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

PARRY, David p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

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

Totals................... 33 6 8 5 9 10 24 6 9

San Diego State 14 (18-32,8-11 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SMITH, Cody cf........... 6 2 2 1 0 3 1 0 1

COLWELL, Pat 3b.......... 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

MEREDITH, Brandon rf..... 3 1 1 0 2 2 4 0 0

TORRES, Jomel 1b......... 4 2 2 3 1 1 6 0 1

WILSON, Chris c.......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 10 0 2

VASKO, Ben dh............ 4 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 1

ZIER, Tim 2b............. 5 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0

BRYANT, Dillon lf........ 3 1 2 1 2 0 3 0 0

POTTER, Evan ss.......... 5 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 2

BLACK, Corey p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WYNVEEN, Ryan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RASMUSSEN, Craig p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

WALBY, Philip p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HAYNAL, Austin p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 39 14 15 11 5 8 27 6 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 221 001 - 6 8 2

San Diego State..... 010 922 00X - 14 15 1

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E - WOLFE; LAW; WYNVEEN. LOB - BYU 9; SDSU 8. 2B - BERNAL; VASKO; POTTER. HR

- BRUGMAN(5); TORRES(3). HBP - WILSON; VASKO. SB - SMITH 2; VASKO; ZIER;

BRYANT; POTTER.

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

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CAPPER, Chris....... 3.2 7 7 7 4 3 18 22

POULSON, Desmond.... 0.0 2 3 2 1 0 2 4

PARRY, David........ 1.1 4 4 4 0 1 8 9

SHUTT, Justin....... 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 7 7

MILLER, Jared....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4 4

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BLACK, Corey........ 4.0 2 3 3 3 7 14 17

WYNVEEN, Ryan....... 1.0 2 2 2 3 0 5 8

RASMUSSEN, Craig.... 3.0 3 0 0 0 3 10 10

WALBY, Philip....... 0.1 1 1 1 3 0 2 5

HAYNAL, Austin...... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Win - RASMUSSEN (2-4). Loss - CAPPER (3-4). Save - None.

WP - RASMUSSEN. HBP - by POULSON (WILSON); by PARRY (VASKO). BK - CAPPER; PARRY

2.

Umpires - HP: Ray Belfiore 1B: Tom Chandler 3B: John Deluca

Start: 6:06 pm Time: 3:20 Attendance: 448

Weather: Clear, mild

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 10/dh

BERNAL; 18/c WOLFE; 26/1b HALL; 12/lf CALDWELL; 3/3b ROBINSON; 6/ss LAW; 15/p

CAPPER;

San Diego State starters: 32/cf SMITH; 10/3b COLWELL; 0/rf MEREDITH; 8/1b

TORRES; 5/c WILSON; 22/dh VASKO; 12/2b ZIER; 18/lf BRYANT; 14/ss POTTER; 3/p

BLACK;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS flied out to rf. NIELSEN struck out

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

San Diego State 1st - SMITH struck out looking. COLWELL out at first 1b

to p. MEREDITH walked. TORRES flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - BERNAL flied out to lf. WOLFE struck out

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

San Diego State 2nd - WILSON fouled out to 3b. VASKO struck out

swinging. ZIER singled to center field. BRYANT singled to right field; ZIER

advanced to third. BRYANT advanced to second on a balk; ZIER scored on a balk.

POTTER grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CALDWELL struck out looking. ROBINSON struck

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

San Diego State 3rd - SMITH struck out swinging. COLWELL flied out to

rf. MEREDITH singled to right center. TORRES walked; MEREDITH advanced to

second. WILSON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WELLS flied out to rf. NIELSEN singled to left

center. BRUGMAN homered to right field, 2 RBI; NIELSEN scored. BERNAL grounded

out to 2b. WOLFE walked. HALL walked; WOLFE advanced to second. CALDWELL flied

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

San Diego State 4th - VASKO singled to right field. ZIER flied out to

lf. VASKO stole second. BRYANT walked. POTTER singled down the rf line, RBI;

BRYANT advanced to third; VASKO scored. SMITH singled to pitcher, bunt, RBI;

POTTER advanced to second; BRYANT scored. SMITH stole second; POTTER stole

third. COLWELL grounded out to ss. MEREDITH walked. TORRES singled to

shortstop, RBI, advanced to second on a throwing error by ss; MEREDITH advanced

to third; SMITH scored; POTTER scored. POULSON to p for CAPPER. WILSON hit by

pitch. VASKO doubled to left center, 3 RBI; WILSON scored; TORRES scored;

MEREDITH scored. ZIER singled up the middle, RBI; VASKO scored. BRYANT walked;

ZIER advanced to second. PARRY to p for POULSON. BRYANT stole second, advanced

to third on an error by c; ZIER stole third, scored, unearned. POTTER grounded

out to p. 9 runs, 6 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - ROBINSON walked. WYNVEEN to p for BLACK. LAW

singled to pitcher, advanced to second on a throwing error by p; ROBINSON

advanced to third. WELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted. NIELSEN walked. BRUGMAN

reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; NIELSEN out at second ss to 2b; LAW

advanced to third; ROBINSON scored. BERNAL singled up the middle, RBI; BRUGMAN

advanced to third; LAW scored. WOLFE grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - SMITH singled up the middle. COLWELL fouled out to

1b. SMITH stole second. MEREDITH struck out looking. SMITH advanced to third on

a balk. TORRES homered to right field, 2 RBI; SMITH scored. WILSON flied out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - HALL walked. CALDWELL walked; HALL advanced to

second. RASMUSSEN to p for WYNVEEN. ROBINSON flied out to cf; HALL advanced to

third. CALDWELL out at first p to 1b, picked off. HALL scored on a wild pitch.

LAW singled to right field. LAW out at first p to 1b, picked off. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - VASKO hit by pitch. ZIER singled to center field;

VASKO advanced to second. ZIER advanced to second on a balk; VASKO advanced to

third on a balk. BRYANT singled to left field, RBI; ZIER advanced to third;

VASKO scored. SHUTT to p for PARRY. POTTER reached on a fielder's choice, RBI;

BRYANT out at second 1b to ss; ZIER scored. SMITH flied out to cf. COLWELL

struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WELLS struck out swinging. NIELSEN struck out

swinging. BRUGMAN singled to right field. BERNAL doubled to right field;

BRUGMAN advanced to third. WOLFE grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - MEREDITH struck out swinging. TORRES struck out

swinging. WILSON singled to left field. VASKO flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - HALL struck out swinging. CALDWELL flied out

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

San Diego State 8th - MILLER to p for SHUTT. ZIER flied out to cf.

BRYANT grounded out to 2b. POTTER doubled down the lf line. SMITH struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - WALBY to p for RASMUSSEN. LAW walked. WELLS

walked; LAW advanced to second. NIELSEN singled to left field, RBI; WELLS

advanced to second; LAW scored. BRUGMAN flied out to lf. BERNAL walked; NIELSEN

advanced to second; WELLS advanced to third. HAYNAL,A. to p for WALBY. WOLFE

popped up to ss. HALL lined out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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