Utah Takes First of Series

Andrew Law had three hits to lead BYU in a 3-2 loss at Utah (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah won a pitchers' duel in the league opener over BYU Thursday at Spring Mobile Ballpark, 3-2, on a one-out single in the ninth inning.

Despite striking out ten Utes, BYU hurler Taylor Cole ended up losing a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning. Utah starter Rick Anton didn’t get the win either even though he went eight-plus innings as well.

“It was a well-pitched game from both sides,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “I thought once we got the go-ahead run we’d be okay. Our offense is a lot stronger than we showed today.”

BYU took a 1-0 lead in the sixth when Alex Wolfe battled through a full count, including a check swing on a high Anton ball to drive in Jaycob Brugman. Brugman led off that inning with a single.

Brugman gave BYU a 2-1 lead in the eighth when he led off with a double and scored from Andrew Law’s one-out double. Law, who led BYU with three hits, was later tagged out when he stole second, but slide through the bag.

Utah snuffed out BYU opportunities in the first and second innings on 1-3-6 pick off plays. In the fourth and seventh innings BYU had a runner stranded at second.

Cole, a sophomore, struck out a Ute in every inning except his last, capturing the intrigue of some of the scouts on-hand. He put Utah down in order in the second and third innings and nearly matched Anton in pitch counts each inning.

“Taylor pitched well. We had a couple of well-executed plays that didn’t go our way and didn’t swing the bats the way we are capable of doing.”

On Friday afternoon BYU, now 8-8, plays the second of the three-game series at Utah, now 5-7.


Brigham Young Univ. at Utah

Mar 17, 2011 at Salt Lake City (Spring Mobile)

Brigham Young Univ. 2 (8-8,0-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

LAW, Andrew ss........... 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 0

WOLFE, Alex c............ 3 0 0 1 0 2 10 2 0

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

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

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

COLE, Taylor p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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

Totals................... 30 2 7 2 1 8 25 9 4

Utah 3 (5-7,1-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BROOKS ss................ 5 0 1 0 0 3 3 1 0

BELTRAN 2b............... 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 3

CRON 1b.................. 4 1 3 0 0 0 8 2 0

COOPER lf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

GUYMON dh................ 4 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1

HUNT pr................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIELSEN 3b............... 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0

SHARRAR c................ 4 0 1 0 0 2 8 1 1

RELF, Tyler cf........... 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

GREEN, Gavin rf.......... 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 0 1

ANTON p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

WAGNER p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 3 10 3 3 11 27 13 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 001 010 - 2 7 1

Utah................ 000 000 111 - 3 10 1

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Note: 1 out, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - LAW; BROOKS. LOB - BY 4; Utah 10. 2B - ROBINSON; BRUGMAN. SH - WELLS;

WOLFE; BELTRAN; COOPER. SB - LAW. CS - HUNT.

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

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COLE, Taylor........ 7.1 8 2 2 1 10 29 32

NYBERG, Chunner..... 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 2 4

MAHONEY, Kolton..... 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANTON............... 8.1 7 2 2 1 7 28 31

WAGNER.............. 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

Win - WAGNER (1-0). Loss - NYBERG (0-1). Save - None.

WP - COLE.

Umpires - HP: Dave Yeast 1B: Scott Higgins 3B: Randy Upton

Start: 6:00 pm Time: 2:17 Attendance: 350

Weather: Partly cloudy and cool

NYBERG faced 2 batters in the 9th.

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

26/1b HALL; 30/dh FRAMPTON; 3/3b ROBINSON; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 8/p

COLE;

Utah starters: 10/ss BROOKS; 8/2b BELTRAN; 24/1b CRON; 30/lf COOPER; 5/dh

GUYMON; 9/3b NIELSEN; 39/c SHARRAR; 7/cf RELF, Tyler; 40/rf GREEN, Gavin; 27/p

ANTON;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS struck out swinging. LAW reached on an

error by ss. LAW out at second p to 1b to ss, picked off. WOLFE struck out

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

Utah 1st - BROOKS singled through the right side. BELTRAN grounded out

to 1b unassisted, SAC, bunt; BROOKS advanced to second. CRON grounded out to

2b; BROOKS advanced to third. COOPER struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - BERNAL walked. BERNAL out at second p to 1b to

ss, picked off. HALL struck out swinging. FRAMPTON singled up the middle.

ROBINSON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 2nd - GUYMON struck out swinging. NIELSEN flied out to rf. SHARRAR

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - NIELSEN grounded out to 1b unassisted. BRUGMAN

lined out to rf. WELLS grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Utah 3rd - RELF, Tyler grounded out to 2b. GREEN, Gavin grounded out to

1b unassisted. BROOKS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - LAW singled up the middle. WOLFE grounded out

to p, bunt, SAC; LAW advanced to second. BERNAL struck out swinging. HALL

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

Utah 4th - BELTRAN grounded out to p. CRON singled through the left

side. COOPER flied out to 2b. GUYMON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - FRAMPTON lined out to 2b. ROBINSON struck out

swinging. NIELSEN grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 5th - NIELSEN struck out looking. SHARRAR grounded out to 2b. RELF,

Tyler reached on an error by ss. GREEN, Gavin grounded out to 1b unassisted.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - BRUGMAN singled through the left side. WELLS

grounded out to p, bunt, SAC; BRUGMAN advanced to second. LAW singled to

shortstop; BRUGMAN advanced to third. WOLFE grounded out to 2b, RBI; LAW

advanced to second; BRUGMAN scored. BERNAL struck out swinging. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 6th - BROOKS struck out swinging. BELTRAN grounded out to ss. CRON

singled to right field. COOPER reached on a fielder's choice; CRON out at

second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - HALL out at first p to 2b to 1b. FRAMPTON

flied out to rf. ROBINSON doubled down the lf line. NIELSEN lined out to lf.

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

Utah 7th - GUYMON struck out swinging. NIELSEN singled to left field.

SHARRAR singled down the rf line; NIELSEN advanced to second. SHARRAR advanced

to second on a wild pitch; NIELSEN advanced to third. RELF, Tyler walked.

GREEN, Gavin singled through the right side, RBI; RELF, Tyler advanced to

second; SHARRAR advanced to third; NIELSEN scored. BROOKS struck out looking.

BELTRAN struck out swinging. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - BRUGMAN doubled to left center. WELLS popped

up to p, bunt. LAW singled through the right side, RBI; BRUGMAN scored. LAW out

at second c to ss, stole second. WOLFE struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 8th - CRON singled to center field. COOPER out at first p to 2b,

bunt, SAC; CRON advanced to second. GUYMON singled to right field, RBI; CRON

scored. NYBERG to p for COLE. HUNT pinch ran for GUYMON. NIELSEN singled

through the left side; HUNT advanced to second. NIELSEN advanced to second;

HUNT out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. SHARRAR struck out swinging, out at

first c to 1b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - BERNAL flied out to rf. WAGNER to p for ANTON.

HALL struck out swinging. FRAMPTON flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 9th - RELF, Tyler walked. GREEN, Gavin walked; RELF, Tyler advanced

to second. MAHONEY to p for NYBERG. BROOKS flied out to lf. BELTRAN singled to

right field, RBI; GREEN, Gavin advanced to second; RELF, Tyler scored. 1

run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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