Unanswered Runs Help Ducks Win

Chris Capper had a no-hitter going through four innings vs. Oregon. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

EUGENE -- Oregon scored six unanswered runs in the sixth and eighth innings Thursday to claim a 6-3 victory over BYU baseball.

BYU, now 8-5 overall, protected a two-run lead after the second and third innings behind the pitching of Chris Capper.

Capper’s pitching was effective in putting the Ducks down in a row in the first, second, third and fourth innings. Capper had a no-hitter through four innings until giving up a leadoff double in the fifth, but he got out of that jam with two of his five strikeouts.

"I was disappointed we weren't able to expand our lead, but we faced an extremely good pitcher (Tyler Anderson)," said BYU coach Vance Law. "Capper lost the strike zone and the walks were too much for us to overcome. But I am proud of our effort and the way we competed."

The Ducks loaded the bases in the sixth on three consecutive walks, so Capper gave way to Matthew Neil on the mound. Oregon took a 3-2 lead off a walk and a two-run single, then extended it to 6-2 with three more runs in the eighth.

For BYU, Ryan Bernal led off with a single in the second, extending his current hitting streak to nine games. He advanced to second on Austin Hall’s single and to third on Chase Frampton’s sac-bunt. Bernal scored BYU’s first run on a passed ball.

Alex Wolfe’s two-out double in the third put BYU up 2-0 when he scored Dane Nielsen who led off that inning with a walk.

Oregon, now 6-7, hosts the Cougars Friday night in the second of a three-game series.


Brigham Young Univ. at University of Oregon

Mar 10, 2011 at Eugene, Ore. (PK Park)

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (8-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

LAW, Andrew ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0

WOLFE, Alex c............ 4 0 1 1 0 1 9 2 0

BERNAL, Ryan lf.......... 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1

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

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

GUENTHER, Wes ph........ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

ROBINSON, Dillon ph..... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

NEIL, Matthew p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

WELCH, Daniel p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 29 3 6 2 4 13 24 12 6

University of Oregon 6 (6-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Serna, KC ss............. 3 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0

Piazzisi, M lf........... 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Marder, J c.............. 3 0 1 3 1 0 13 2 0

Hofmann, C pr........... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hambright, B c.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Kuresa, T 1b............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 6 0 0

Jones, A rf.............. 4 0 2 3 0 1 1 0 0

Hambright, R dh.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Pulfer, D 2b............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1

Mendenhall cf............ 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

Altobelli, J 3b.......... 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0

Anderson, T p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

McGough, S p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 28 6 5 6 4 7 27 9 3

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 011 000 001 - 3 6 1

University of Oregon 000 003 03X - 6 5 0

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E - LOPEZ(1). LOB - BYU 6; Oregon 3. 2B - WELLS(8); WOLFE(4); GUENTHER(1);

Marder, J(3); Kuresa, T(4). HBP - CALDWELL. SH - WELLS(2); FRAMPTON(1);

Piazzisi, M(5). SB - Jones, A 2(3). CS - HALL(2).

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

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CAPPER, Chris....... 5.0 1 3 3 3 5 16 19

NEIL, Matthew....... 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 6 7

WELCH, Daniel....... 0.2 2 3 1 0 0 4 5

PARRY, David........ 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

University of Oregon IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Anderson, T......... 8.0 4 2 1 3 12 24 29

McGough, S.......... 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 5 7

Win - Anderson, T (2-0). Loss - CAPPER (0-2). Save - None.

HBP - by McGough, S (CALDWELL). PB - Marder, J(3).

Umpires - HP: Randy Sutton 1B: Brent Cunningham 3B: Todd Ellis

Start: 6:06 Time: 2:43 Attendance: 1263

Weather: Showers

CAPPER faced 3 batters in the 6th.

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

26/1b HALL; 30/dh FRAMPTON; 13/3b LOPEZ; 12/rf CALDWELL; 16/2b NIELSEN; 15/p

CAPPER;

University of Oregon starters: 6/ss Serna, KC; 28/lf Piazzisi, M; 7/c Marder,

J; 22/1b Kuresa, T; 9/rf Jones, A; 46/dh Hambright, R; 1/2b Pulfer, D; 15/cf

Mendenhall; 49/3b Altobelli, J; 13/p Anderson, T;

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

to p, bunt. WELLS out at second p to ss, picked off. WOLFE struck out swinging.

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

University of Oregon 1st - Serna, KC struck out swinging. Piazzisi, M

popped up to 3b. Marder, J flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - BERNAL singled to right field. HALL singled to

second base; BERNAL advanced to second. FRAMPTON out at first p to 2b, SAC,

bunt; HALL advanced to second; BERNAL advanced to third. HALL advanced to

third; BERNAL scored on a passed ball, unearned. LOPEZ struck out swinging.

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

University of Oregon 2nd - Kuresa, T struck out swinging. Jones, A flied

out to cf. Hambright, R lined out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - NIELSEN walked. WELLS grounded out to 3b, SAC,

bunt; NIELSEN advanced to second. LAW grounded out to c; NIELSEN advanced to

third. WOLFE doubled down the rf line, RBI; NIELSEN scored. BERNAL grounded out

to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Oregon 3rd - Pulfer, D grounded out to ss. Mendenhall

struck out swinging. Altobelli, J grounded out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HALL walked. FRAMPTON struck out swinging.

HALL out at first c to 2b to 1b, caught stealing. LOPEZ struck out looking.

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

University of Oregon 4th - Serna, KC grounded out to ss. Piazzisi, M

grounded out to 2b. Marder, J grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - CALDWELL struck out swinging. NIELSEN struck

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

LOB.

University of Oregon 5th - Kuresa, T doubled down the rf line. Jones, A

struck out swinging. Hambright, R popped up to cf. Pulfer, D struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - LAW popped up to ss. WOLFE flied out to lf.

BERNAL walked. HALL struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

University of Oregon 6th - Mendenhall walked. Altobelli, J walked;

Mendenhall advanced to second. Serna, KC walked; Altobelli, J advanced to

second; Mendenhall advanced to third. NEIL to p for CAPPER. Piazzisi, M reached

on a fielder's choice; Serna, KC advanced to second; Altobelli, J advanced to

third; Mendenhall out at home p to c. Marder, J walked, RBI; Piazzisi, M

advanced to second; Serna, KC advanced to third; Altobelli, J scored. Kuresa, T

struck out swinging. Jones, A singled through the right side, 2 RBI; Marder, J

advanced to third; Piazzisi, M scored; Serna, KC scored. Jones, A stole second;

Marder, J out at home c to ss to c. 3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - FRAMPTON struck out swinging. LOPEZ fouled out

to c. CALDWELL grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Oregon 7th - Hambright, R struck out looking. Pulfer, D

grounded out to ss. Mendenhall grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - NIELSEN struck out swinging. WELLS popped up

to rf. LAW struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Oregon 8th - WELCH to p for NEIL. Altobelli, J singled up

the middle. Serna, KC reached on a fielder's choice; Altobelli, J out at second

3b to 2b. Piazzisi, M reached on an error by 3b, SAC, bunt; Serna, KC advanced

to second. Marder, J doubled to left center, 2 RBI; Piazzisi, M scored,

unearned; Serna, KC scored. Hofmann, C pinch ran for Marder, J. Kuresa, T

grounded out to ss; Hofmann, C advanced to third. PARRY to p for WELCH. Jones,

A singled to third base, bunt, RBI; Hofmann, C scored, unearned. Jones, A stole

second. Hambright, R grounded out to 1b unassisted. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Hambright, B to c for Hofmann, C. McGough, S

to p for Anderson, T. WOLFE grounded out to 2b. BERNAL singled to right field.

HALL struck out swinging. GUENTHER pinch hit for FRAMPTON. GUENTHER doubled to

left center; BERNAL advanced to third. ROBINSON pinch hit for LOPEZ. ROBINSON

walked. CALDWELL hit by pitch, RBI; ROBINSON advanced to second; GUENTHER

advanced to third; BERNAL scored. NIELSEN popped up to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

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