UVU Capitalizes Early

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

OREM -- Utah Valley University jumped out early on BYU Monday night and Justin Smith silenced Cougar bats enroute to a 7-2 victory.

Bill Burgess hit his third grand slam of the year in the first inning on an 0-2 count as UVU took a 5-0 lead with no outs, forcing Nathan Bunch off the mound.

“Walks and hanging sliders don’t get it done, especially on 0-2 counts,” said BYU coach Vance Law.

The Cougars skipper then gave the ball to Marc Oslund on the hill and it was three-up, three down courtesy of a caught stealing attempt and a pair of swinging strikeouts.

A one-out solo homer by Jake Rickenbach in the second increased the Wolverines' margin to 6-0. Aside from that homer, Oslund was effective, striking out seven in five innings, waiting for the Cougar bats to ignite.

“Our hitters weren’t ready to play and Justin Smith is a decent pitcher,” said Law.

BYU got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning when Andrew Law got hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on a single up the middle by Stetson Banks, making the score 6-1.

Leading off the seventh, Sean McNaughton stroked an 0-2 pitch over the fence in left-centerfield to close the margin, 6-2.

With no outs and bases loaded, UVU got a break when Michael Bowen’s sharply-hit grounder to third resulted in a 5U2 double play in the eighth. McNaughton’s bunt single loaded the bases again as pinch-hitter Chad Nacapoy came to the plate for the Cougars, but he flew out to end the sixth non-scoring inning.

The Cougars fall to 24-17, while UVU improves to 13-28. Next up for BYU is a three-game series starting Thursday at No. 15 TCU, who overtook the Cougars and New Mexico for first place in the Mountain West Conference over the weekend.


BYU at Utah Valley Univ.

Apr 27, 2009 at Orem, Utah (Brent Brown Ballpark)

BYU 2 (24-17)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BANKS, Stetson cf........ 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 1

AYOSO, Bryce c/rf........ 5 0 1 0 0 1 8 1 1

WALTON, Kent dh.......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

RELF, Brandon ss......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0

BOWEN, Michael rf/1b..... 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0

McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 3

BILLS, Thomas 1b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

NACAPOY, Chad ph/c...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

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

BUNCH, Nathan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OSLUND, Marc p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AMERSON, Sean p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

MILLER, Jared p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 32 2 7 2 3 4 24 10 9

Utah Valley Univ. 7 (13-28)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Rickenbach,Jake ss....... 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 4 0

White,Riley cf........... 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 2

Brinkerhoff,Jace 3b...... 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 4 1

Doxey,Kirk lf............ 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 1

Burgess,Billy rf......... 4 1 2 5 0 2 3 0 0

Benson,Chris 1b.......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0

Thorpe,Sage dh........... 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1

Hinckley,Josh ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Arendse,Kevin c.......... 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 1

Jones,Ryan 2b............ 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

Smith,Justin p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jensen,Jory p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 7 9 7 6 9 27 9 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 010 100 - 2 7 0

Utah Valley Univ.... 510 000 10X - 7 9 1

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E - White,R. DP - UVU 2. LOB - BYU 9; UVU 7. 2B - Rickenbach,J; Burgess,B.

HR - McNAUGHTON; Rickenbach,J; Burgess,B. HBP - RELF; McNAUGHTON; LAW, An.;

Doxey,K. SH - Jones,R. SB - BANKS; LAW, An.; Doxey,K. CS - Benson,C.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BUNCH, Nathan....... 0.0 3 5 5 1 0 3 5 19

OSLUND, Marc........ 5.0 3 1 1 4 7 16 20 92

AMERSON, Sean....... 1.2 2 1 1 1 0 6 8 24

MILLER, Jared....... 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 5 5 24

Utah Valley Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Smith,Justin........ 7.0 5 2 2 3 4 25 30 118

Jensen,Jory......... 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 7 8 28

Win - Smith,J (6-3). Loss - BUNCH (3-3). Save - None.

WP - Smith,J. HBP - by BUNCH (Doxey,K); by Smith,J (McNAUGHTON); by Smith,J

(LAW, An.); by Jensen,J (RELF). Pitches/strikes: BUNCH 19/10; OSLUND 92/53;

AMERSON 24/16; MILLER, J. 24/16; Smith,J 118/74; Jensen,J 28/17.

Umpires - HP: Jeff Cluff 1B: Randy Upton 3B: Blake Jensen

Start: 6:02pm Time: 2:49 Attendance: 2455

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 60 degrees

BUNCH faced 5 batters in the 1st.

Smith,J faced 1 batter in the 8th.

Play-by-Play

BYU 1st - BANKS flied out to rf (0-1). AYOSO flied out to cf (2-2).

WALTON flied out to rf (1-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley Univ. 1st - Rickenbach,J doubled to right center (1-0).

White,R walked (3-2). Brinkerhoff singled up the middle, RBI (3-2); White,R

advanced to third; Rickenbach,J scored. Doxey,K hit by pitch (1-0); Brinkerhoff

advanced to second. Burgess,B homered to left center, 4 RBI (0-2); Doxey,K

scored; Brinkerhoff scored; White,R scored. OSLUND to p for BUNCH. Benson,C

singled up the middle (3-2). Benson,C out at second c to 2b, caught stealing.

Thorpe,S struck out swinging (1-2). Arendse,K struck out swinging (2-2). 5

runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - PARKER flied out to lf (2-1). RELF struck out swinging (2-2).

BOWEN flied out to cf to right center (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Utah Valley Univ. 2nd - Jones,R grounded out to ss (1-2). Rickenbach,J

homered to left field, RBI (1-0). White,R walked (3-1). Brinkerhoff singled

through the right side (2-1); White,R advanced to second, out at second rf to

2b. Doxey,K struck out looking (2-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - McNAUGHTON hit by pitch (2-2). McNAUGHTON advanced to second

on a wild pitch. BILLS grounded out to ss (2-2). LAW, An. lined out to cf

(0-2). BANKS grounded out to 3b (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley Univ. 3rd - Burgess,B struck out swinging (0-2). Benson,C

flied out to lf (1-0). Thorpe,S walked (3-2). Arendse,K struck out looking

(2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - AYOSO singled through the left side (1-1). WALTON grounded

into double play ss to 2b to 1b (1-1); AYOSO out on the play. PARKER singled up

the middle (2-2). RELF walked (3-1); PARKER advanced to second. BOWEN walked

(3-1); RELF advanced to second; PARKER advanced to third. McNAUGHTON flied out

to lf to left center (1-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Utah Valley Univ. 4th - Jones,R grounded out to 2b (1-0). Rickenbach,J

walked (3-0). White,R flied out to cf (1-2). Brinkerhoff grounded out to 2b

(0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - BILLS struck out looking (1-2). LAW, An. hit by pitch (1-0).

LAW, An. stole second. BANKS singled up the middle, advanced to second on a

fielding error by cf, RBI (1-1); LAW, An. scored. AYOSO flied out to cf to left

center (1-2). WALTON grounded out to 3b (0-1). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Utah Valley Univ. 5th - Doxey,K walked (3-1). Burgess,B struck out

looking (2-2). Benson,C flied out to cf (1-2). Doxey,K stole second. Thorpe,S

struck out looking (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - PARKER lined out to rf (2-2). RELF popped up to ss (1-1).

BOWEN grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley Univ. 6th - AMERSON to p for OSLUND. Arendse,K singled to

right field (2-1). Jones,R out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Arendse,K

advanced to second. Rickenbach,J flied out to cf (1-2). White,R out at first 2b

to p (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - McNAUGHTON homered to left center, RBI (0-2). BILLS grounded

out to ss (0-0). LAW, An. struck out looking (3-2). BANKS walked (3-1). BANKS

stole second. AYOSO struck out swinging (2-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Utah Valley Univ. 7th - Brinkerhoff walked (3-2). Doxey,K flied out to

rf (0-2). Burgess,B doubled to right field, RBI (1-0); Brinkerhoff scored.

Benson,C grounded out to 2b (0-1); Burgess,B advanced to third. Hinckley,J

pinch hit for Thorpe,S. MILLER, J. to p for AMERSON. Hinckley,J struck out

swinging (2-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 8th - WALTON singled to center field (1-1). Jensen,J to p for

Smith,J. PARKER singled to right center (1-0); WALTON advanced to third. RELF

hit by pitch (2-1); PARKER advanced to second. BOWEN reached on a fielder's

choice (1-0); RELF advanced to second; PARKER out on double play 3b to c;

WALTON out on the play. McNAUGHTON singled to third base, bunt (0-0); BOWEN

advanced to second; RELF advanced to third. NACAPOY pinch hit for BILLS.

NACAPOY flied out to lf (2-2). 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Utah Valley Univ. 8th - AYOSO to rf. BOWEN to 1b. NACAPOY to c.

Arendse,K grounded out to ss (3-2). Jones,R singled to right field (2-1).

Rickenbach,J reached on a fielder's choice (0-1); Jones,R out at second p to

ss. White,R struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 9th - LAW, An. flied out to lf (2-2). BANKS grounded out to ss

(0-1). AYOSO flied out to cf to left center (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

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