Stephen's Salami Stops SDSU

Stephen Wells recorded his 35th RBI of the season Friday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)


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PROVO -- Stephen Wells hit a grand slam and recorded five RBI Friday as BYU (22-27 overall, 9-11 MWC) beat San Diego State (25-25 overall, 10-10 MWC) 13-5 at Larry H. Miller Field.

“I was just trying to hit a fly ball to the outfield to score the guy from third,” Wells said. “I put a pretty good swing on it and it was good to get those four runs in and take the lead.”

Back-to-back walks in the fourth inning loaded the bases for the sophomore Wells, who put BYU up 6-1 with his first grand slam as a Cougar, his fifth round tripper of the season. Wells was 3-for-5 with five RBI on the night, and the Cougars scored seven in the inning.

After giving up one run in the first inning, freshman pitcher Chris Capper settled in and got the win on the hill for the Cougars, going six innings and striking out five, while picking up his third win of the season.

Senior outfielder Sean McNaughton tied the Mountain West Conference career home run record with his 14th long ball of the season in the fourth inning, a three-run shot. With that home run, McNaughton tied Chris Alexander of New Mexico, who reached 50 career home runs in 2003.

Sophomore Austin Hall added an insurance run in the fifth with his first home run of the season. Second baseman Dane Nielsen, who was 2-for-2 with a stolen base, followed Hall with his 10th double of the year as BYU went on to score three in the inning to extend the lead to 12-1.

Sophomore David Parry replaced Capper (3-1)in the seventh, and with the change Alex Wolfe moved to catcher where he hasn’t seen action since dislocating his left knee in 2009.

Senior Brandon Relf, who leads the Cougars in hitting with a .349 average, was 2-for-5 with a double and three runs.

The Cougars look to sweep the Aztecs and move into a tie for third place with them in the conference.

“I think we realize how important tomorrow is,” said BYU head coach Vance Law. “I’m after a good, solid performance and if we swing the bats the way we are capable of and get strikes from our pitchers, we’ll be able to pick up another win. “

First pitch is set for 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on BYUtv. The Cougars will honor seven seniors in pre-game ceremonies.


San Diego St. at BYU

May 14, 2010 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

San Diego St. 5 (25-25,10-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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TORRES, Jomel 1b......... 4 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 1

BLACKBURN, Mitch 2b...... 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 2

MEREDITH, Brandon rf..... 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0

VAUGHN, Cory cf.......... 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 0 0

MOORE, Blair 3b.......... 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2

WILSON, Chris dh......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

PARKER, Matt c........... 3 0 0 1 0 1 8 0 0

CHASSE, Josh lf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2

O'SULLIVAN, Ryan ss...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

DECKER, Brandon ph/ss... 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

CRABB, Bryan p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MORANDA. Steven p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

PECORARO, John p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 35 5 8 5 2 7 24 8 8

BYU 13 (22-27,9-11 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 5 3 3 5 1 0 1 0 3

WOLFE, Alex 1b/c......... 4 1 1 1 1 2 6 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 4 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 0

FRAMPTON, Chase 1b...... 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0

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

McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 1 1 4 0 1 5 0 5

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2

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

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 4 2 2 0 1 0 3 6 0

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

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

Totals................... 40 13 16 13 6 8 27 12 10

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego St........ 100 002 110 - 5 8 1

BYU................. 200 730 10X - 13 16 5

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E - BLACKBURN(9); RELF 3(28); HALL(16); CAPPER(3). DP - SDSU 1; Cougars 1.

LOB - SDSU 8; Cougars 10. 2B - WILSON(13); RELF(15); NIELSEN(10). HR -

WELLS(5); McNAUGHTON(14); HALL(1). HBP - VAUGHN; McNAUGHTON. SF - MOORE(4);

PARKER(3). SB - CLUFF(12); NIELSEN(3). CS - MOORE(2).

San Diego St. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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CRABB, Bryan........ 1.1 3 2 2 2 1 6 9 39

MORANDA. Steven..... 2.2 5 7 7 3 3 13 16 62

RASMUSSEN, Craig.... 0.2 5 3 3 0 1 7 7 20

PECORARO, John...... 3.1 3 1 0 1 3 14 15 56

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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CAPPER, Chris....... 6.0 4 3 0 1 5 22 26 93

PARRY, David........ 3.0 4 2 1 1 2 13 14 53

Win - CAPPER (3-1). Loss - CRABB (4-5). Save - PARRY (1).

WP - RASMUSSEN(2); PARRY(3). HBP - by CRABB (McNAUGHTON); by CAPPER (VAUGHN).

Inherited runners/scored: MORANDA 1/0; PECORARO 2/0. Pitches/strikes: CRABB

39/18; MORANDA 62/36; RASMUSSEN 20/13; PECORARO 56/38; CAPPER 93/61; PARRY 53/29.

Umpires - HP: Dale Luker 1B: Bruce Siegel 3B: John Cortez

Start: 6:08 pm Time: 3:05 Attendance: 1193

Weather: overcast, breezy, 64 degrees

Game notes:

Crabb leaves game in 2nd with one out after being hit by Nielsen's single.

San Diego St. 1st - TORRES grounded out to 2b (1-2). BLACKBURN singled

to left field (0-2). BLACKBURN advanced to second on a throwing error by p,

advanced to third. MEREDITH grounded out to ss, RBI (0-2); BLACKBURN scored,

unearned. VAUGHN struck out swinging (1-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0

LOB.

BYU 1st - RELF walked (3-2). WELLS singled down the lf line (2-1); RELF

advanced to third. WOLFE singled to center field, RBI (0-0); WELLS advanced to

second; RELF scored. AYOSO struck out looking (2-2). BERNAL walked (3-1); WOLFE

advanced to second; WELLS advanced to third. McNAUGHTON hit by pitch, RBI

(3-1); BERNAL advanced to second; WOLFE advanced to third; WELLS scored. CLUFF

grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (2-2); McNAUGHTON out on the play.

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

San Diego St. 2nd - MOORE singled to center field (1-2). WILSON flied

out to lf (2-2). PARKER flied out to cf (1-2). CHASSE reached on a fielder's

choice (0-0); MOORE out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 2nd - HALL fouled out to 1b (2-2). NIELSEN singled to pitcher (2-1).

MORANDA to p for CRABB. NIELSEN stole second. RELF grounded out to ss (2-2);

NIELSEN advanced to third. WELLS out at first 1b to p (1-0). 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego St. 3rd - O'SULLIVAN popped up to ss (3-2). TORRES grounded

out to 2b (3-1). BLACKBURN grounded out to 2b (2-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - WOLFE grounded out to 2b (0-0). AYOSO singled to right field

(1-0). BERNAL reached on a fielder's choice (1-0); AYOSO out at first 1b

unassisted. McNAUGHTON struck out looking (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

San Diego St. 4th - MEREDITH struck out looking (2-2). VAUGHN hit by

pitch (1-1). MOORE singled to left center (1-0); VAUGHN advanced to third.

WILSON struck out looking (2-2); MOORE out at second c to 2b, caught stealing.

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

BYU 4th - CLUFF singled up the middle (3-2). HALL struck out swinging

(1-2); CLUFF stole second. NIELSEN walked (3-2). RELF walked (3-2); NIELSEN

advanced to second; CLUFF advanced to third. WELLS homered to right field, 4

RBI (0-1); RELF scored; NIELSEN scored; CLUFF scored. WOLFE walked (3-2). AYOSO

singled up the middle (1-1); WOLFE advanced to second. BERNAL struck out

swinging (1-2). McNAUGHTON homered to left field, 3 RBI (1-0); AYOSO scored;

WOLFE scored. CLUFF flied out to lf (0-0). 7 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

San Diego St. 5th - PARKER struck out swinging (2-2). CHASSE struck out

looking (3-2). O'SULLIVAN reached on a fielding error by ss (0-0). TORRES

walked (3-1); O'SULLIVAN advanced to second. BLACKBURN flied out to lf (0-1).

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - RASMUSSEN to p for MORANDA. HALL homered to right center, RBI

(0-0). NIELSEN doubled down the lf line (0-0). NIELSEN advanced to third on a

wild pitch. RELF doubled down the rf line, RBI (2-2); NIELSEN scored. WELLS

singled up the middle, RBI (0-0); RELF scored. WOLFE struck out swinging (2-2).

AYOSO flied out to cf (3-1). BERNAL singled to center field (0-0); WELLS

advanced to third. PECORARO to p for RASMUSSEN. McNAUGHTON grounded out to p

(2-2). 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego St. 6th - MEREDITH reached on a fielding error by ss (0-0).

VAUGHN singled to right field (2-0); MEREDITH advanced to third. MOORE flied

out to lf, SF, RBI (1-0); MEREDITH scored, unearned. WILSON reached on a

fielding error by ss (0-0); VAUGHN advanced to third. PARKER flied out to lf,

SF, RBI (0-0); VAUGHN scored, unearned. CHASSE reached on a fielder's choice

(0-0); WILSON out at second 2b to ss. 2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - CLUFF flied out to rf (0-0). HALL struck out swinging (0-2).

NIELSEN grounded out to ss (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego St. 7th - WOLFE to c. FRAMPTON to 1b for AYOSO. PARRY to p for

CAPPER. O'SULLIVAN grounded out to 3b (2-1). TORRES flied out to rf (2-2).

BLACKBURN singled to second base (0-0). MEREDITH singled to right field (1-2);

BLACKBURN advanced to second. VAUGHN singled to left field, RBI (2-2); MEREDITH

advanced to third; BLACKBURN scored. MOORE popped up to lf (1-0). 1 run, 3

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 7th - RELF flied out to rf (2-1). WELLS walked (3-1). WOLFE struck

out swinging (3-2). FRAMPTON singled up the middle (1-1); WELLS advanced to

third. BERNAL reached on a fielding error by 2b, RBI (2-0); FRAMPTON advanced

to third; WELLS scored, unearned. McNAUGHTON grounded out to 3b (0-0). 1

run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

San Diego St. 8th - WILSON doubled to center field (2-0). PARKER reached

on a throwing error by 3b (2-0); WILSON advanced to third. CHASSE struck out

swinging (2-2). DECKER pinch hit for O'SULLIVAN. DECKER reached on a fielder's

choice, RBI (0-0); PARKER out at second ss to 2b; WILSON scored, unearned.

DECKER advanced to second on a wild pitch. TORRES out at first 1b to p (3-1).

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 8th - DECKER to ss. CLUFF singled up the middle (0-0). HALL struck

out swinging (1-2). NIELSEN flied out to cf (2-2). RELF singled to left field

(0-0); CLUFF advanced to second. WELLS popped up to 1b (1-2). 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego St. 9th - BLACKBURN walked (3-0). MEREDITH grounded into

double play 3b to 2b to 1b (0-2); BLACKBURN out on the play. VAUGHN struck out

swinging (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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