Torgey Leads to Upset of No. 6 ASU

Freshman Desmond Poulson picked up his first save in the upset of No. 6 Arizona State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona freshman Jaycob Brugman hit a shallow two-run single Tuesday to left field to help BYU upset No. 6 Arizona State, 6-4.

Brugman’s single put BYU up 5-0 and proved to be the game-winning RBI. Fellow freshman pitcher Desmond Poulson picked up his first save of the year, preserving the first victory of the season for senior co-captain Blake Torgerson.

Torgerson went six and a third innings, scattering seven hits. Torgerson got the offensive support he needed.

Austin Hall’s a two-run double down the leftfield line against the wall in the fourth gave BYU a 2-0 lead

A couple of ASU miscues and an infield single loaded the bases for the Cougars in the fifth inning with one out. Ryan Bernal then hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score Andrew Law, putting BYU up 3-0.

Hall led off with a double in the sixth and later scored on a sac-fly by Wes Guenther to give BYU a 6-0 cushion.

“Our guys have been competing hard for the last two weeks, but we haven’t had any success,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “Torgey (Blake Torgerson) was just outstanding. He has that sharp slider he can get over almost any time. I am pleased with our execution and overall performance tonight, this is huge. Our approach at the plate was much more relaxed.”

BYU evened its record to 21-21, while ASU is now 32-11. The Cougars next host Seattle University in a three-game series starting Thursday night.


Brigham Young Univ. at #6 Arizona State

May 03, 2011 at Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (21-21)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GUENTHER, Wes c.......... 3 0 0 1 0 2 8 0 0

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

TORGERSON, Blake p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

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

Totals................... 34 6 7 6 1 10 27 6 4

Arizona State 4 (32-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Ruettiger lf............. 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1

MacPhee 2b............... 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0

DeMichele 3b............. 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1

Wilson 1b................ 4 1 1 1 1 0 6 1 2

Newman rf................ 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0

Barnes c................. 4 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 1

Magee dh................. 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1

Carrillo ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Aplin cf................. 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 1

Benjamin ss.............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2

Blackford p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Lambson, Ma. p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Williams, T. p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 36 4 10 4 3 7 27 6 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 231 000 - 6 7 0

Arizona State....... 000 001 030 - 4 10 2

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E - DeMichele 2(2). DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 4; Sun Devils 9. 2B - HALL 2(11);

Barnes(13); Magee(1). 3B - DeMichele(4); Wilson(1). HBP - DeMichele. SF -

BERNAL(1); GUENTHER(3). SB - BRUGMAN(11); LAW(16); MacPhee 2(15); Wilson(5).

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

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TORGERSON, Blake.... 6.1 7 1 1 1 3 25 26

MILLER, Jared....... 1.0 1 3 3 2 2 4 6

POULSON, Desmond.... 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 7 8

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Blackford........... 5.0 5 5 2 1 7 21 23

Lambson, Ma......... 3.0 2 1 1 0 2 10 11

Williams, T......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Win - TORGERSON (1-2). Loss - Blackford (4-1). Save - POULSON (1).

WP - TORGERSON(1); Blackford(5). HBP - by POULSON (DeMichele). BK -

Blackford(1).

Umpires - HP: Jake Uhlenhopp 1B: Adam Dowdy 3B: Darren Hyman

Start: 6:30 Time: 2:35 Attendance: 2732

Weather: Clear

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

BRUGMAN; 3/3b ROBINSON; 26/1b HALL; 12/lf CALDWELL; 9/c GUENTHER; 6/ss LAW;

32/p TORGERSON;

Arizona State starters: 23/lf Ruettiger; 2/2b MacPhee; 18/3b DeMichele; 25/1b

Wilson; 11/rf Newman; 13/c Barnes; 15/dh Magee; 22/cf Aplin; 9/ss Benjamin;

47/p Blackford;

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

cf. BERNAL struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 1st - Ruettiger grounded out to p. MacPhee grounded out to

2b. DeMichele walked. Wilson flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - BRUGMAN grounded out to ss. ROBINSON struck

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

Arizona State 2nd - Newman singled through the right side. Barnes lined

into double play 1b unassisted; Newman out on the play. Magee doubled to left

field. Aplin flied out to lf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CALDWELL out at first p to 3b to 1b. GUENTHER

grounded out to ss. LAW singled to left field. LAW stole second. WELLS struck

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

Arizona State 3rd - Benjamin flied out to rf. Ruettiger flied out to lf.

MacPhee singled up the middle. MacPhee advanced to second on a wild pitch.

DeMichele grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - NIELSEN singled to left field. BERNAL flied

out to cf. BRUGMAN struck out swinging. NIELSEN advanced to second on a wild

pitch. ROBINSON walked. ROBINSON advanced to second on a balk; NIELSEN advanced

to third on a balk. HALL doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; ROBINSON scored;

NIELSEN scored. CALDWELL flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Arizona State 4th - Wilson grounded out to 1b unassisted. Newman

grounded out to 2b. Barnes doubled to left field. Magee struck out swinging.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - GUENTHER struck out swinging. LAW reached on a

throwing error by 3b. WELLS singled to pitcher; LAW advanced to second. NIELSEN

reached on a fielder's choice; WELLS advanced to second; LAW advanced to third

on a fielding error by 3b. BERNAL flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; NIELSEN advanced

to second; WELLS advanced to third; LAW scored, unearned. BRUGMAN singled to

left field, 2 RBI, advanced to second on the throw; NIELSEN scored, unearned;

WELLS scored, unearned. ROBINSON struck out looking. 3 runs, 2 hits, 2

errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State 5th - Aplin flied out to rf. Benjamin struck out swinging.

Ruettiger popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - Lambson, Ma. to p for Blackford. HALL doubled

to left center. CALDWELL grounded out to 2b; HALL advanced to third. GUENTHER

flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; HALL scored. LAW flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 6th - MacPhee grounded out to ss. DeMichele tripled to

right center. Wilson tripled to left center, RBI; DeMichele scored. Newman

popped up to 3b. Barnes flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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

to lf. BERNAL fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 7th - Magee struck out looking. Aplin singled up the

middle. MILLER to p for TORGERSON. Benjamin flied out to cf. Ruettiger struck

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

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - BRUGMAN singled up the middle. ROBINSON flied

out to lf. BRUGMAN stole second. HALL struck out swinging. CALDWELL grounded

out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State 8th - MacPhee walked. DeMichele struck out swinging;

MacPhee stole second. Wilson walked. Wilson stole second; MacPhee stole third.

Newman singled up the middle, 2 RBI; Wilson scored; MacPhee scored. POULSON to

p for MILLER. Barnes singled to center field; Newman advanced to second.

Carrillo pinch hit for Magee. Carrillo fouled out to c. Aplin singled to center

field, RBI; Barnes advanced to third; Newman scored. Benjamin grounded out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Williams, T. to p for Lambson, Ma.. GUENTHER

struck out swinging. LAW out at first 1b to p. WELLS flied out to cf. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 9th - Ruettiger struck out swinging. MacPhee struck out

swinging. DeMichele hit by pitch. Wilson flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

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