Textbook Execution Beats Huskies

Ryan Bernal had the game-winning RBI in a 3-2 victory at Washington. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SEATTLE -- Textbook execution and 13 strikeouts tallied Thursday night helped BYU’s baseball team record a 3-2 victory over the University of Washington.

Washington native Stephen Wells scored the first and third runs to lead BYU over the Huskies. In the ninth, Wells extended his team-leading hitting streak to five games with a lead-off single. He advance to second on a sac-bunt by Andrew Law and scored on Ryan Bernal’s single to left field.

Pitchers Chris Capper and Matthew Neil teamed up for 13 strikeouts. Capper recorded 10 in seven innings, while Neil earned his first victory of the year.

"Wells did a great job getting on, Andrew (Law) executed well to advance him and then we got the big knock by Ryan (Bernal) to score him," said BYU coach Vance Law. "We have the ability to do it a lot of different ways this season. We stranded a few, the win was blowing in, and it was extremely cold. Capper and Neil pitched well. We had to find a way to win."

Lead-off batter Wells was twice hit by pitches in consecutive innings to start the game. In the first inning, he scored BYU’s first run when Bernal hit a two-out double down the rightfield line. The Cougars’ second run of the game came in the first when Bernal scored off Dillon Robinson’s two-out single to right.

Capper retired the Huskies in order the first two innings. The sophomore righthander struck out the side in the second.

Capper threw a no-hitter through three-plus innings until he surrendered a single which loaded the bases in the fourth with one out. He then struck out the next two batters to increase his total to seven at that point.

Capper added an eighth strikeout victim to start the fifth before he ran into trouble. Washington rallied to tie the score 2-2 with a pair of unearned runs.

In the seventh inning BYU had Alex Wolfe and Bernal at third and second, respectively, with two out when Washington replaced its starter. The Husky reliever struck out pinch-hitter Brett Lopez to end the threat.

The victory improves BYU’s record to 5-3 as the Cougars ready for game two on Friday afternoon in the series of three contests. Friday's game time has been moved up to 3 p.m. from 5 p.m., because of the weather forecast.


Brigham Young Univ. at Washington

Mar 03, 2011 at Seattle, Wash. (Husky Ballpark)

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (5-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

WOLFE, Alex c............ 1 0 0 0 3 0 12 1 0

BERNAL, Ryan dh.......... 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 3

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 5 0 0 0 0 3 10 2 0

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

LOPEZ, Bret ph/3b....... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4

CALDWELL, Kelton lf...... 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2

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

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

CAPPER, Chris p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

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

Totals................... 33 3 6 3 4 9 27 11 12

Washington 2 (1-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Rogers lf................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

C. Brown cf.............. 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0

Anselment c/rf........... 3 0 1 1 0 1 5 0 0

Lamb 3b.................. 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 2

Peterson dh.............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

Wiggins rf............... 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3

Santy c................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

GardnerYoung ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Scott 1b................. 4 0 0 0 0 1 8 2 0

Afenir ss................ 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 1

Jones 2b................. 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0

Clem p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

G. Brown p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Brigham p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 2 5 2 0 13 27 10 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 200 000 001 - 3 6 1

Washington.......... 000 020 000 - 2 5 2

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E - LAW(2); Lamb(2); Scott(4). LOB - BYU 12; Washington 6. 2B - BERNAL(3);

BRUGMAN(2). HBP - WELLS 2; WOLFE; Rogers; Anselment. SH - LAW(3);

NIELSEN(2); Wiggins(1). SB - WELLS(2); BRUGMAN(1).

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

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CAPPER, Chris....... 7.0 5 2 0 0 10 26 29

NEIL, Matthew....... 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 6 6

Washington IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Clem................ 6.2 4 2 1 3 4 25 32

G. Brown............ 1.2 2 1 1 1 3 6 8

Brigham............. 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

Win - NEIL (1-0). Loss - G. Brown (0-1). Save - None.

WP - Clem 2(2). HBP - by Clem (WELLS); by Clem (WELLS); by CAPPER (Rogers); by

CAPPER (Anselment); by Clem (WOLFE).

Umpires - HP: Dave Natali 1B: Randy Sutton 3B: Chris Thomas

Start: 5:34 pm Time: 2:51 Attendance: 216

Weather: 42, drizzling but clearing

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

26/1b HALL; 3/3b ROBINSON; 12/lf CALDWELL; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 15/p

CAPPER;

Washington starters: 26/lf Rogers; 21/cf C. Brown; 11/c Anselment; 18/3b Lamb;

25/dh Peterson; 38/rf Wiggins; 32/1b Scott; 3/ss Afenir; 12/2b Jones; 24/p

Clem;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS hit by pitch. LAW flied out to lf. WOLFE

fouled out to rf. BERNAL doubled down the rf line, RBI; WELLS scored. HALL

reached on a throwing error by 3b; BERNAL advanced to third. ROBINSON singled

to right center, RBI; HALL advanced to second; BERNAL scored, unearned.

CALDWELL grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Washington 1st - Rogers lined out to ss. C. Brown grounded out to p.

Anselment out at first 1b to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - NIELSEN grounded out to ss. BRUGMAN doubled

down the lf line. WELLS hit by pitch. LAW struck out swinging; WELLS stole

second; BRUGMAN stole third. WOLFE walked. BERNAL lined out to cf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Washington 2nd - Lamb struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

Peterson struck out swinging. Wiggins struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - HALL struck out swinging. ROBINSON singled

through the right side. CALDWELL struck out looking. ROBINSON advanced to

second on a wild pitch. NIELSEN popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Washington 3rd - Scott grounded out to 2b. Afenir struck out looking.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - BRUGMAN popped up to cf. WELLS flied out to

cf. LAW grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 4th - Rogers hit by pitch. C. Brown grounded out to 3b;

Rogers advanced to second. Anselment hit by pitch. Lamb singled to shortstop;

Anselment advanced to second; Rogers advanced to third. Peterson struck out

swinging. Wiggins struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - WOLFE hit by pitch. BERNAL flied out to lf.

WOLFE advanced to second on a wild pitch. HALL struck out looking. ROBINSON

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

Washington 5th - Scott struck out looking. Afenir singled to right

center. Jones reached on a fielding error by ss; Afenir advanced to second.

Rogers flied out to rf. C. Brown singled up the middle, advanced to second on

the throw, RBI; Jones advanced to third; Afenir scored, unearned. Anselment

singled to second base, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; C. Brown advanced

to third; Jones scored, unearned. Lamb grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - CALDWELL reached on a throwing error by 1b.

NIELSEN grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; CALDWELL advanced to second. BRUGMAN out

at first 1b to p; CALDWELL advanced to third. WELLS grounded out to p, bunt.

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

Washington 6th - Peterson singled up the middle. Wiggins grounded out to

1b unassisted, SAC, bunt; Peterson advanced to second. Scott grounded out to

ss. Afenir grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - LAW grounded out to ss. WOLFE walked. BERNAL

walked; WOLFE advanced to second. HALL grounded out to 3b; BERNAL advanced to

second; WOLFE advanced to third. G. Brown to p for Clem. LOPEZ pinch hit for

ROBINSON. LOPEZ struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington 7th - LOPEZ to 3b. Jones struck out swinging. Rogers out at

first 1b to p. C. Brown struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - Anselment to rf. Santy to c for Wiggins.

CALDWELL struck out looking. NIELSEN popped up to 2b. BRUGMAN struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 8th - NEIL to p for CAPPER. Anselment struck out swinging.

Lamb struck out swinging. Peterson grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - WELLS singled through the left side. LAW out

at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; WELLS advanced to second. WOLFE walked. BERNAL

singled through the left side, RBI; WOLFE advanced to second; WELLS scored.

Brigham to p for G. Brown. HALL struck out swinging. LOPEZ struck out swinging.

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

Washington 9th - GardnerYoung pinch hit for Santy. GardnerYoung struck

out swinging. Scott flied out to lf. Afenir grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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