Upper/Lower Classmen Defeat The Waves

Jaycob Brugman extended his bat and his hitting streak to lift BYU to victory at Pepperdine. (Photo by Jonathan Hardy)

MALIBU, Calif. -- March didn't exit like a lion, it was like a Cougar as BYU's baseball team won 5-4 Thursday at Pepperdine in 12 innings.

Freshmen Jaycob Brugman and Kolton Mahoney joined senior Alex Hancock and junior Matthew Neil in contributing to the BYU win. Hancock got a lead-off pinch-hit single in the 12th and was doubled home by Brugman.

That double was the only extra-base hit of the game and kept the freshman’s hitting streak alive at five games. Relief pitcher Mahoney was the beneficiary of that run as it improved his record to 3-1. Mahoney was replaced by a pair of relievers in the 12th, the last of which was Neil who garnered his second save when he struck out the first of two batters and enticed the second to ground out to him.

“We didn’t’ give in,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “We continued to battle. We hit some hard balls right at them, but gound ways to get guys home.”

BYU lost a 3-0 lead in the four-run fifth, but tied the score in the eighth. Senior Dane Nielsen drew a lead-off walk in the eighth and advanced to third on a sacrifice by Brugman and a ground-out by Stephen Wells. Nielsen tied the game when Andrew Law bunted down the third baseline for a single.

Cougar relievers Justin Shutt, Chunner Nyberg and Mahoney held the Waves hitless in the eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th innings. Two of BYU’s early runs came on a bases-loaded walk by Brugman and a foul-ball sacrifice flyout by Wes Guenther to left field.

BYU improved to 13-11 overall, while Pepperdine is now 13-12. Both teams entered the contest having play extra innings in their most recent action this season.

The second of the three-game series is on Friday afternoon.


2011 BYU Baseball

Brigham Young Univ. at Pepperdine

Mar 31, 2011 at Malibu, Calif. (Eddy D Field Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (13-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 7 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 6

LAW, Andrew ss........... 5 1 1 1 0 2 1 4 1

WOLFE, Alex dh/c......... 6 0 0 0 0 3 5 1 1

BERNAL, Ryan 1b/lf....... 4 1 2 0 2 1 7 1 0

ROBINSON, Dillon 3b...... 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2

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

LOPEZ, Bret ph.......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

SHUTT, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FRAMPTON, Chase ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

HANCOCK, Alex ph........ 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

HALL, Austin ph/1b...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 3

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 3 1 0 0 1 1 7 4 0

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

COLE, Taylor p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Totals................... 40 5 8 5 8 9 36 17 14

Pepperdine 4 (13-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KAIN, H. cf.............. 5 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 1

SILVERSTEIN 3b........... 4 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0

HUMPHRIES lf............. 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2

DIEDRICH, T. c........... 3 0 3 1 2 0 7 1 0

BRUBAKER, T. pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JOHNSON, N. c........... 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

LOWE, R. pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

COOPER, T. dh............ 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3

SEVER, J. 2b............. 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 1

AMEZQUITA, C ph......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

JACOBY, T. 1b............ 6 0 1 0 0 3 12 1 1

VAN AMBURG rf............ 5 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 2

YOUNT, C. ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

VINCEJ, Z. ss............ 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

LEE, J. p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LUVISI, J. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

SWANNER, M. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McILHENNY, B p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

VILLARREAL p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 38 4 9 3 6 9 36 12 13

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 010 020 010 001 - 5 8 3

Pepperdine.......... 000 040 000 000 - 4 9 0

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E - LAW; COLE 2. DP - BY 2. LOB - BY 14; PEP 13. 2B - BRUGMAN. HBP - LAW;

NIELSEN 2; SEVER, J.; VINCEJ, Z.. SH - ROBINSON; HALL; BRUGMAN; KAIN, H.;

HUMPHRIES; COOPER, T. 4; VINCEJ, Z.. SF - GUENTHER.

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

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COLE, Taylor........ 6.0 6 4 2 3 3 21 28

SHUTT, Justin....... 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 7 7

NYBERG, Chunner..... 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5

MAHONEY, Kolton..... 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 4 8

TORGERSON, Blake.... 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3

NEIL, Matthew....... 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

Pepperdine IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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LEE, J.............. 4.1 3 3 3 4 4 16 23

LUVISI, J........... 2.1 1 0 0 2 1 7 10

SWANNER, M.......... 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2

McILHENNY, B........ 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 6 8

VILLARREAL.......... 3.0 2 1 1 1 3 10 12

Win - MAHONEY (3-1). Loss - VILLARREAL (1-2). Save - NEIL (2).

WP - MAHONEY; COLE. HBP - by LEE, J. (NIELSEN); by LEE, J. (NIELSEN); by LEE, J.

(LAW); by MAHONEY (SEVER, J.); by MAHONEY (VINCEJ, Z.). BK - COLE.

Umpires - HP: Dan Ignosci (CC) 1B: Frank Pflugradt 3B: Phillip Detro

Start: 3 p.m. Time: 3:40 Attendance: 164

Weather: 79, Sunny

SWANNER, M. faced 1 batter in the 8th.

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

3/3b ROBINSON; 9/c GUENTHER; 12/lf CALDWELL; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 8/p

COLE;

Pepperdine starters: 1/cf KAIN, H.; 6/3b SILVERSTEIN; 21/lf HUMPHRIES; 18/c

DIEDRICH, T.; 19/dh COOPER, T.; 9/2b SEVER, J.; 26/1b JACOBY, T.; 5/rf VAN

AMBURG; 3/ss VINCEJ, Z.; 41/p LEE, J.;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS grounded out to p. LAW struck out

swinging. WOLFE lined out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pepperdine 1st - KAIN, H. popped up to 2b to right center. SILVERSTEIN

walked. HUMPHRIES grounded out to 1b unassisted; SILVERSTEIN advanced to

second. DIEDRICH, T. walked. COOPER, T. grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - BERNAL struck out swinging. ROBINSON flied out

to cf to left center. GUENTHER singled up the middle. CALDWELL walked; GUENTHER

advanced to second. NIELSEN hit by pitch; CALDWELL advanced to second; GUENTHER

advanced to third. BRUGMAN walked, RBI; NIELSEN advanced to second; CALDWELL

advanced to third; GUENTHER scored. WELLS flied out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Pepperdine 2nd - SEVER, J. walked. JACOBY, T. struck out swinging. VAN

AMBURG struck out looking. VINCEJ, Z. reached on a fielder's choice to

shortstop; SEVER, J. out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - LAW struck out looking. WOLFE fouled out to

lf. BERNAL singled to center field. ROBINSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Pepperdine 3rd - KAIN, H. flied out to cf. SILVERSTEIN singled to

shortstop. HUMPHRIES grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; SILVERSTEIN out

on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - GUENTHER grounded out to 1b unassisted.

CALDWELL walked. NIELSEN hit by pitch; CALDWELL advanced to second. BRUGMAN

flied out to cf; CALDWELL advanced to third. WELLS flied out to cf. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Pepperdine 4th - DIEDRICH, T. singled down the rf line. COOPER, T.

grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; DIEDRICH, T. advanced to second. SEVER, J. lined

out to 2b. JACOBY, T. flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - LAW hit by pitch. WOLFE struck out swinging.

BERNAL walked; LAW advanced to second. ROBINSON singled through the right side,

RBI, advanced to second on the throw; BERNAL advanced to third; LAW scored.

LUVISI, J. to p for LEE, J.. GUENTHER fouled out to lf, SF, RBI; ROBINSON

advanced to third; BERNAL scored. CALDWELL struck out looking. 2 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Pepperdine 5th - VAN AMBURG singled to right center. VINCEJ, Z. reached

on a fielder's choice to pitcher, SAC, bunt; VAN AMBURG advanced to second on a

throwing error by p, advanced to third. VINCEJ, Z. advanced to second on a

balk; VAN AMBURG scored on a balk, unearned. KAIN, H. singled to third base,

bunt; VINCEJ, Z. advanced to third. SILVERSTEIN reached on a fielding error by

ss, RBI; KAIN, H. advanced to second; VINCEJ, Z. scored. HUMPHRIES grounded out

to p, SAC, bunt; SILVERSTEIN advanced to second; KAIN, H. advanced to third.

DIEDRICH, T. singled through the left side, RBI; SILVERSTEIN advanced to third;

KAIN, H. scored. COOPER, T. out at first 1b to p, SAC, bunt, RBI; DIEDRICH, T.

advanced to second; SILVERSTEIN scored, unearned. DIEDRICH, T. advanced to

third on a wild pitch. SEVER, J. flied out to rf down the rf line. 4 runs, 3

hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - NIELSEN flied out to rf. BRUGMAN flied out to

cf. WELLS singled to left field. LAW reached on a fielder's choice to

shortstop; WELLS out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Pepperdine 6th - JACOBY, T. singled to left field. VAN AMBURG grounded

out to 1b unassisted; JACOBY, T. advanced to second. VINCEJ, Z. flied out to cf

to left center. JACOBY, T. advanced to third on a throwing error by p, failed

pickoff attempt. KAIN, H. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WOLFE grounded out to 2b. BERNAL out at first

1b to p. ROBINSON walked. LOPEZ pinch hit for GUENTHER. LOPEZ walked; ROBINSON

advanced to second. SWANNER, M. to p for LUVISI, J.. HALL pinch hit for

CALDWELL. HALL popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Pepperdine 7th - WOLFE to c. BERNAL to lf. SHUTT to p for LOPEZ. HALL to

1b. / for COLE. SILVERSTEIN struck out swinging. HUMPHRIES singled to third

base, bunt. DIEDRICH, T. singled to center field; HUMPHRIES advanced to second.

COOPER, T. grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; DIEDRICH, T. out on the

play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - NIELSEN walked. McILHENNY, B to p for SWANNER,

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

grounded out to 2b; NIELSEN advanced to third. LAW singled to third base, bunt,

RBI; NIELSEN scored. WOLFE struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Pepperdine 8th - SEVER, J. struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

JACOBY, T. flied out to lf. VAN AMBURG struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - BERNAL singled through the left side. ROBINSON

grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; BERNAL advanced to second. FRAMPTON pinch hit for

SHUTT. FRAMPTON lined out to cf. HALL grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Pepperdine 9th - NYBERG to p for FRAMPTON. VINCEJ, Z. flied out to cf.

KAIN, H. grounded out to ss. SILVERSTEIN walked. HUMPHRIES grounded out to 2b.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 10th - VILLARREAL to p for McILHENNY, B. NIELSEN

struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. BRUGMAN struck out swinging. WELLS

flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pepperdine 10th - DIEDRICH, T. walked. BRUBAKER, T. pinch ran for

DIEDRICH, T.. MAHONEY to p for NYBERG. COOPER, T. out at first 1b to 2b, SAC,

bunt; BRUBAKER, T. advanced to second. BRUBAKER, T. advanced to third on a wild

pitch. SEVER, J. hit by pitch. JACOBY, T. struck out looking. VAN AMBURG struck

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

Brigham Young Univ. 11th - JOHNSON, N. to c for BRUBAKER, T.. LAW fouled

out to 1b. WOLFE struck out swinging. BERNAL walked. ROBINSON flied out to rf.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Pepperdine 11th - VINCEJ, Z. hit by pitch. KAIN, H. out at first 1b to

2b, SAC, bunt; VINCEJ, Z. advanced to second. SILVERSTEIN flied out to rf;

VINCEJ, Z. advanced to third. HUMPHRIES grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 12th - HANCOCK pinch hit for MAHONEY. HANCOCK

singled up the middle. HALL grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; HANCOCK advanced to

second. NIELSEN grounded out to 2b; HANCOCK advanced to third. BRUGMAN doubled

to right center, RBI; HANCOCK scored. WELLS fouled out to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Pepperdine 12th - TORGERSON to p for HANCOCK. JOHNSON, N. singled to

right field. LOWE, R. pinch ran for JOHNSON, N.. COOPER, T. out at first 1b to

2b, SAC, bunt; LOWE, R. advanced to second. AMEZQUITA, C pinch hit for SEVER,

J.. AMEZQUITA, C walked. NEIL to p for TORGERSON. JACOBY, T. struck out

swinging. YOUNT, C. pinch hit for VAN AMBURG. YOUNT, C. grounded out to p. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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