Sweep in Brooks Wallace Classic

Matthew Neil picked up BYU's second save of the day in Friday's nightcap vs. Texas Tech. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LUBBOCK, Texas (Feb. 26, 2011)— A doubleheader sweep Friday over Northern Illinois, 3-2, and host Texas Tech, 8-3, in day two of the Brooks Wallace Classic evened BYU’s baseball record.

The Cougars, 3-3, evened their record for the first time this season. In doing so, they handed Texas Tech its first loss of the season.

BYU’s winning pitchers were sophomore Taylor Cole, 2-0, struck out eight in the day’s opener against NIU and Mark Anderson , 1-0, who was effective in his five innings against the Red Raiders. Chunner Nyberg and Matthew Neil picked up saves in the two games as closers on the mound.

“We took advantage of their four errors,” said BYU coach Vance Law of the rematch against Texas Tech. “Mark (Anderson) didn’t have his best stuff, but pitched hard. (Matthew) Neil pitched outstanding and got ahead of hitters. We broke it open in the eighth with (Jaycob) Brugman’s triple. I’m pleased with our effort today, we competed hard.”

Gone are the hitting streaks of 17 and 16 games for Alex Wolfe and Austin Hall, respectively, but each of them were effective in other ways. Wolfe would be credited with the game-winning RBI against Texas Tech in the fifth.

Other Cougars contributed in various ways. For example, behind 2-1 in the fifth against the Red Raiders, Andrew Law poked a two-out, bases loaded single up the middle to score two runs and gave BYU a 3-2 lead.

Freshman Kolton Mahoney kept Tech at bay in relief of Anderson until the veteran Neil took the hill. Jaycob Brugman hit a two-run triple down the left field line in the eighth.

BYU’s Ryan Bernal tripled in both victories Friday.

Freshman right-hander Desmond Poulsen is scheduled to pitch Saturday’s rematch against Northern Illinois as BYU concludes participation in the tournament.


Game One

Northern Illinois vs Brigham Young Univ.

Feb 25, 2011 at Lubbock, TX (Dan Law Field)

Northern Illinois 2 (0-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS cf................. 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 0

BECKMANN 2b.............. 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1

JONES ss................. 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1

WHITE 3b................. 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0

ETCHEVERRY J 1b.......... 2 1 1 0 2 0 5 2 0

RISHAVY lf............... 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0

ZIMMERMAN dh............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2

SANCHEZ pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FRANTINI c............... 4 0 0 0 0 1 8 1 2

HERMSEN rf............... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0

KOTIS ph/rf............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OATES p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

ZELASKO p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GLANCY p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KLONOWSKI p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 30 2 5 1 4 9 24 10 6

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (2-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 5 2 3 0 0 0 4 3 4

WOLFE, Alex dh........... 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

BERNAL, Ryan 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 1 2 6 0 0

HALL, Austin ss.......... 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1

GUENTHER, Wes c.......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 9 1 2

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

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

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0

COLE, Taylor p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 30 3 10 2 5 7 27 6 11

Score by Innings R H E

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Northern Illinois... 000 000 002 - 2 5 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 100 000 20X - 3 10 1

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E - BECKMANN(2); BRUGMAN(1). DP - BY 1. LOB - NIU 6; BY 11. 2B - ETCHEVERRY

J(1); LAW(2); WOLFE(2). 3B - BERNAL(1). HBP - CALDWELL. SH - WOLFE(1). SF -

RISHAVY(1); HALL(2). SB - BERNAL(1); HALL(2).

Northern Illinois IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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OATES............... 6.0 8 1 1 3 6 23 27

ZELASKO............. 0.0 2 2 2 1 0 2 4

GLANCY.............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

KLONOWSKI........... 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4

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

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COLE, Taylor........ 7.0 1 0 0 4 8 21 25

NYBERG, Chunner..... 2.0 4 2 0 0 1 9 10

Win - COLE (2-0). Loss - OATES (0-2). Save - NYBERG (1).

WP - COLE(1). HBP - by OATES (CALDWELL).

Umpires - HP: Curtis Alexander 1B: Mike Morris 3B: Doyle Sooter

Start: 1:02 PM Time: 2:06 Attendance: 114

Weather: 44 degrees/10 MPH,In from CF

ZELASKO faced 4 batters in the 7th.

Northern Illinois starters: 15/cf WELLS; 22/2b BECKMANN; 1/ss JONES; 28/3b

WHITE; 5/1b ETCHEVERRY J; 24/lf RISHAVY; 14/dh ZIMMERMAN; 25/c FRANTINI; 21/rf

HERMSEN; 29/p OATES;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 6/2b LAW; 18/dh WOLFE; 10/1b BERNAL;

26/ss HALL; 9/c GUENTHER; 3/3b ROBINSON; 12/lf CALDWELL; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 8/p

COLE;

Northern Illinois 1st - WELLS struck out swinging. BECKMANN fouled out

to ss. JONES struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS popped up to ss. LAW doubled down the rf

line. WOLFE singled to center field, RBI; LAW scored. BERNAL tripled; WOLFE out

at first 1b unassisted. Wolfe missed second base on his way to third. 1B with

the putout. HALL lined out to cf. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northern Illinois 2nd - WHITE singled to center field. ETCHEVERRY J

walked; WHITE advanced to second. RISHAVY grounded into double play 2b to 1b;

ETCHEVERRY J out on the play; WHITE advanced to third. ZIMMERMAN struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - GUENTHER singled to left center. ROBINSON

lined out to cf. CALDWELL singled to center field; GUENTHER advanced to second.

BRUGMAN walked; CALDWELL advanced to second; GUENTHER advanced to third. WELLS

struck out swinging. LAW grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Northern Illinois 3rd - FRANTINI lined out to 2b. HERMSEN struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WOLFE struck out swinging. BERNAL struck out

looking. HALL walked. HALL stole second. GUENTHER grounded out to 2b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northern Illinois 4th - BECKMANN grounded out to 2b. JONES lined out to

lf. WHITE grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - ROBINSON out at first 1b to p. CALDWELL hit by

pitch. BRUGMAN walked; CALDWELL advanced to second. WELLS singled through the

right side; BRUGMAN advanced to second; CALDWELL advanced to third, out at home

rf to c. LAW singled to right field; WELLS advanced to second; BRUGMAN advanced

to third, out at third rf to 2b to 1b to c to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

Northern Illinois 5th - ETCHEVERRY J flied out to lf. RISHAVY walked.

ZIMMERMAN struck out swinging. FRANTINI flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - WOLFE doubled down the rf line. BERNAL struck

out swinging. HALL struck out swinging. GUENTHER struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northern Illinois 6th - HERMSEN struck out swinging. WELLS lined out to

2b. BECKMANN walked. JONES reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; BECKMANN

out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - ROBINSON flied out to cf. CALDWELL flied out

to cf. BRUGMAN fouled out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Northern Illinois 7th - WHITE struck out swinging. ETCHEVERRY J walked.

RISHAVY flied out to cf. ETCHEVERRY J advanced to second on a wild pitch.

ZIMMERMAN grounded out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - ZELASKO to p for OATES. WELLS singled up the

middle. LAW singled to third base, bunt; WELLS advanced to second. WOLFE

reached on an error by 2b, assist by 3b, SAC, bunt; LAW advanced to third;

WELLS scored. BERNAL walked; WOLFE advanced to second. GLANCY to p for ZELASKO.

HALL flied out to cf, SF, RBI; WOLFE advanced to third; LAW scored. BERNAL

stole second. GUENTHER popped up to 3b. ROBINSON grounded out to ss. 2 runs,

2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Northern Illinois 8th - NYBERG to p for COLE. FRANTINI lined out to cf.

KOTIS pinch hit for HERMSEN. KOTIS grounded out to 2b. WELLS singled to third

base, bunt. BECKMANN flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - KOTIS to rf. KLONOWSKI to p for GLANCY.

CALDWELL struck out swinging. BRUGMAN walked. WELLS flied out to lf. LAW

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

Northern Illinois 9th - JONES grounded out to ss. WHITE singled up the

middle. ETCHEVERRY J doubled to right field, advanced to third; WHITE advanced

to third, scored on a fielding error by rf, unearned. RISHAVY flied out to cf,

SF, RBI; ETCHEVERRY J scored, unearned. ZIMMERMAN singled up the middle.

SANCHEZ pinch ran for ZIMMERMAN. FRANTINI struck out swinging. 2 runs, 3

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Game 2

Brigham Young Univ. at Texas Tech

Feb 25, 2011 at Lubbock, TX (Dan Law Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 8 (3-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3

LAW, Andrew ss........... 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0

WOLFE, Alex c............ 5 0 0 1 0 3 10 0 1

BERNAL, Ryan lf.......... 4 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0

CALDWELL, Kelton lf..... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 4 1 0 0 0 3 9 1 2

LOPEZ, Bret 3b........... 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0

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

HANCOCK, Alex ph/dh..... 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

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

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

ANDERSON, Mark p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

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

NEIL, Matthew p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 8 11 7 4 14 27 12 10

Texas Tech 3 (5-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Tomlinson ss............. 4 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 4

McGruder lf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Barnes cf................ 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0

Popescu 2b............... 4 0 1 0 1 2 2 3 0

Hagen 1b................. 3 1 2 1 0 0 6 1 2

Paiz rf.................. 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3

Altobelli c.............. 1 0 1 0 3 0 13 0 0

Lopez dh................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Williams ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Whitehead ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Redman 3b................ 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 1

Coulombe p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Masek p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Wheeler p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Christian p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 3 9 2 6 9 27 9 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 100 030 022 - 8 11 1

Texas Tech.......... 110 000 100 - 3 9 4

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E - WOLFE(2); Barnes(1); Hagen(2); Coulombe(1); Christian. DP - BY 1. LOB -

BY 10; TTU 10. 2B - WELLS(3). 3B - BERNAL(2); BRUGMAN(1). HBP - WELLS; HALL;

McGruder. SH - LAW(1); McGruder 2(2). SF - Hagen(1). SB - Barnes(3). CS -

LAW(1).

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

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ANDERSON, Mark...... 5.0 8 2 2 3 2 18 24

MAHONEY, Kolton..... 1.1 1 1 1 2 2 5 7

NEIL, Matthew....... 2.2 0 0 0 1 5 7 9

Texas Tech IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Coulombe............ 5.0 5 4 3 2 9 20 24

Masek............... 3.0 3 2 0 0 4 13 13

Wheeler............. 0.2 1 1 1 1 1 2 3

Christian........... 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 3 5

Win - ANDERSON (1-0). Loss - Coulombe (0-1). Save - NEIL (1).

WP - Coulombe(1). HBP - by Coulombe (WELLS); by ANDERSON (McGruder); by

Christian (HALL).

Umpires - HP: Mike Morris 1B: Doyle Sooter 3B: Curtis Alexander

Start: 5:01 PM Time: 3:04 Attendance: 2448

Weather: 55 degrees/22 MPH, R-to-L

Game notes:

Ryan Bernal ejected by HP umpire Mike Morris in 7th inning

Coulombe faced 1 batter in the 6th.

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

26/1b HALL; 13/3b LOPEZ; 30/dh FRAMPTON; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 23/p

ANDERSON;

Texas Tech starters: 4/ss Tomlinson; 2/lf McGruder; 8/cf Barnes; 7/2b Popescu;

12/1b Hagen; 10/rf Paiz; 5/c Altobelli; 17/dh Lopez; 6/3b Redman; 35/p

Coulombe;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS doubled to left field. LAW grounded out

to 3b, SAC, bunt; WELLS advanced to third. WOLFE struck out swinging. BERNAL

tripled to left field, RBI; WELLS scored. HALL struck out swinging. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech 1st - Tomlinson singled to right center. McGruder grounded

out to p, SAC, bunt; Tomlinson advanced to second. Barnes singled up the

middle, RBI; Tomlinson scored. Barnes out at second p to 1b to ss, picked off.

Popescu struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - LOPEZ lined out to 3b. FRAMPTON struck out

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

Texas Tech 2nd - Hagen singled through the left side. Paiz singled up

the middle; Hagen advanced to second. Hagen advanced to third on a throwing

error by c, failed pickoff attempt. Altobelli walked; Paiz advanced to second.

Lopez grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; Altobelli out on the play; Paiz

advanced to third; Hagen scored. Redman grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - BRUGMAN grounded out to 2b. WELLS singled

through the left side. LAW reached on a fielder's choice to third base; WELLS

out at second 3b to 2b. LAW advanced to second on a throwing error by p, failed

pickoff attempt, advanced to third. WOLFE struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech 3rd - Tomlinson walked. McGruder grounded out to p, SAC,

bunt; Tomlinson advanced to second. Barnes grounded out to 3b. Popescu walked.

Hagen reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; Popescu out at second ss to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - BERNAL struck out swinging. HALL struck out

swinging, reached first on a wild pitch. LOPEZ grounded out to 2b; HALL

advanced to second. FRAMPTON popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Texas Tech 4th - Paiz fouled out to 1b. Altobelli singled to right

center. Lopez fouled out to c, bunt. Redman singled to third base, bunt;

Altobelli advanced to second. Tomlinson struck out looking. 0 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - NIELSEN walked. BRUGMAN singled to left field,

advanced to second on the throw; NIELSEN advanced to third. WELLS hit by pitch.

LAW singled up the middle, advanced to second, 2 RBI; WELLS advanced to second,

advanced to third on a fielding error by cf; BRUGMAN scored; NIELSEN scored.

WOLFE grounded out to p, RBI; LAW advanced to third; WELLS scored, unearned.

BERNAL struck out looking. HALL struck out swinging. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech 5th - McGruder hit by pitch. Barnes singled to left field;

McGruder advanced to second. McGruder out at second p to ss, picked off.

Popescu flied out to rf. Hagen singled through the left side; Barnes advanced

to second. Paiz flied out to rf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - LOPEZ walked. Masek to p for Coulombe. HANCOCK

pinch hit for FRAMPTON. HANCOCK struck out swinging. NIELSEN singled to center

field; LOPEZ advanced to second. BRUGMAN struck out looking. WELLS struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Texas Tech 6th - MAHONEY to p for ANDERSON. Altobelli walked. Williams

pinch hit for Lopez. Williams struck out swinging. Redman flied out to rf.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - LAW lined out to 3b. WOLFE flied out to lf.

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

Texas Tech 7th - #10 Ryan Bernal ejected by HP umpire Mike Morris.

CALDWELL to lf for BERNAL. McGruder grounded out to 1b unassisted. Barnes

walked. Barnes stole second. Popescu singled to left field; Barnes advanced to

third. NEIL to p for MAHONEY. Hagen flied out to 2b, SF, RBI; Barnes scored.

Paiz struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - HALL flied out to rf. HANCOCK to dh. LOPEZ

reached on a dropped fly by 1b. HANCOCK reached on a fielder's choice to

shortstop; LOPEZ out at second ss to 2b. NIELSEN singled up the middle; HANCOCK

advanced to second. BRUGMAN tripled down the rf line, 2 RBI; NIELSEN scored,

unearned; HANCOCK scored, unearned. WELLS grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 2

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech 8th - Altobelli walked. Whitehead pinch hit for Williams.

Whitehead struck out swinging. Redman struck out swinging. Tomlinson grounded

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

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Wheeler to p for Masek. LAW singled to

shortstop. WOLFE struck out swinging. LAW out at second p to 1b to ss, picked

off, caught stealing. CALDWELL walked. Christian to p for Wheeler. HALL hit by

pitch; CALDWELL advanced to second. LOPEZ singled to pitcher; HALL advanced to

third; CALDWELL advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by p. HANCOCK

singled through the left side, RBI; LOPEZ advanced to second; HALL scored.

NIELSEN walked; HANCOCK advanced to second; LOPEZ advanced to third. BRUGMAN

lined out to cf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Texas Tech 9th - McGruder struck out swinging. Barnes grounded out to

3b. Popescu struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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