Walk-Off Single Aids Lobos

Jonathan Cluff tripled to knot the game at nine-all in the ninth.

ALBUQUERQUE -- New Mexico got a bases loaded walk-off single Saturday afternoon to claim a 10-9 victory over BYU.

The Cougars, now 14-16 overall and 4-5 in the Mountain West Conference, forced UNM into pressure situations, battling back from a 5-1 deficit and tying the game twice, including nine-all in the top of the ninth.

The Lobos also tied the game twice, lastly at at 8-8, then took a one-run lead into the ninth. BYU tied the score in the ninth when Sean McNaughton singled and Alex Hancock came in as a pinch runner. With two out, Jonathan Cluff tripled to tie the score at nine-all.

BYU first got on the scoreboard when Austin Hall led off with a single in the third and scored on a sacrifice fly after advancing two bases on errors by the Lobos, making it 3-1 in favor of New Mexico. Brandon Relf then tripled down the leftfield line, but was stranded.

McNaughton hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to bring the Cougars within two, 5-3. It was McNaughton’s third consecutive homer in as many games. When Hall singled in Cluff, that brought the hook out for UNM pitcher Wally Kessler as the score narrowed to 5-4. Stephen Wells hit a two-run single to give BYU its first lead at 6-5.

A home run by Rafael Neda and a Lobo double knocked Chris Capper off the mound for the Cougars with the score tied six-all in the bottom of the sixth.

Dane Nielsen led off with a homer in the seventh to give BYU a 7-6 advantage.

The Cougars now ready for a two-game non-conference series with Kansas State at Larry H. Miller Field starting Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.


BYU at New Mexico

Apr 10, 2010 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Isotopes Park)

BYU 9 (14-16,4-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RELF, Brandon ss......... 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0

NIELSEN, Dane 2b......... 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 1

WOLFE, Alex 1b........... 5 2 2 0 0 1 12 2 1

McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0

HANCOCK, Alex pr/lf..... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 5 1 4 2 0 0 4 0 0

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

AYOSO, Bryce pr/c....... 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

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

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

CAPPER, Chris p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

SLOAN, Kevin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

McKNIGHT, David p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 39 9 15 9 2 9 25 14 7

New Mexico 10 (21-11,8-4 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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COURCHA, A 2b/3b......... 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1

HOWARD, J 1b............. 5 1 3 0 0 0 7 0 0

JUAREZ, C rf............. 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

HONEYCUTT, R dh.......... 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

TWICHELL, J ph/dh....... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

NEDA, Rafael c........... 5 2 3 3 0 0 10 2 2

SMITH, C lf.............. 4 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 0

WILLETT, M cf............ 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

NELSON, J 3b............. 4 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 1

WOODCHICK, B pr/2b...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

GONZALEZ, D ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

KESLER, W p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CARL, E p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARES, B p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SANCHEZ, G p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 10 16 9 2 2 27 8 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 001 005 201 - 9 15 1

New Mexico.......... 122 001 211 - 10 16 4

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Note: 1 out, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - WELLS; COURCHA, A; HOWARD, J; GONZALEZ, D; KESLER, W. LOB - BYU 7; NM 7.

2B - CLUFF; SMITH, C. 3B - RELF; CLUFF. HR - NIELSEN; McNAUGHTON; NEDA,

Rafael 2; NELSON, J. HBP - COURCHA, A. SH - BERNAL; JUAREZ, C 2; WILLETT, M

2. SF - WELLS. CS - WELLS; COURCHA, A.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CAPPER, Chris....... 5.1 9 6 6 1 1 20 24

SLOAN, Kevin........ 2.0 3 3 2 1 1 8 11

McKNIGHT, David..... 1.0 4 1 1 0 0 7 7

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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KESLER, W........... 5.1 8 6 6 2 5 23 26

CARL, E............. 1.0 5 2 2 0 2 7 7

MARES, B............ 2.1 2 1 1 0 2 8 9

SANCHEZ, G.......... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - SANCHEZ, G (2-1). Loss - McKNIGHT (0-1). Save - None.

WP - CARL, E. HBP - by SLOAN (COURCHA, A).

Umpires - HP: Brian Frisch 1B: Keith Bailey 3B: Glen Ballangao

Start: 12 p.m. Time: 2:48 Attendance: 1714

Weather: Sunny, Temps in the mid 70s

BYU 1st - RELF struck out swinging. NIELSEN grounded out to ss. WOLFE

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

New Mexico 1st - COURCHA, A walked. HOWARD, J singled to center field;

COURCHA, A advanced to second. JUAREZ, C grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; HOWARD,

J advanced to second; COURCHA, A advanced to third. HONEYCUTT, R grounded out

to 2b, RBI; HOWARD, J advanced to third; COURCHA, A scored. NEDA, Rafael

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

BYU 2nd - McNAUGHTON flied out to lf. BERNAL struck out swinging. CLUFF

singled, advanced to second on an error by ss. GUENTHER grounded out to 2b.

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - SMITH, C singled. WILLETT, M grounded out to p, SAC,

bunt; SMITH, C advanced to second. NELSON, J homered to right field, 2 RBI;

SMITH, C scored. GONZALEZ, D grounded out to 2b. COURCHA, A grounded out to c,

bunt. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - HALL singled up the middle. HALL advanced to second on an

error by p. HALL advanced to third on an error by 1b. WELLS flied out to lf,

SAC, RBI; HALL scored. RELF tripled down the lf line. NIELSEN popped up to c.

WOLFE struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - HOWARD, J singled up the middle. JUAREZ, C grounded out

to p, SAC, bunt; HOWARD, J advanced to second. HONEYCUTT, R reached on a

fielder's choice; HOWARD, J out at third 1b to 3b. NEDA, Rafael homered to left

center, 2 RBI; HONEYCUTT, R scored. SMITH, C grounded out to p. 2 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. BERNAL walked. CLUFF fouled

out to 1b. GUENTHER reached on a fielder's choice; BERNAL out at second ss

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

New Mexico 4th - WILLETT, M flied out to rf. NELSON, J struck out

looking. GONZALEZ, D popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - HALL walked. WELLS struck out swinging. RELF reached on a

fielder's choice; HALL out at second 3b to 2b. RELF advanced to second on an

error by 2b. NIELSEN grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - COURCHA, A singled up the middle. HOWARD, J flied out

to rf. COURCHA, A out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. JUAREZ, C grounded

out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - WOLFE singled to right field. McNAUGHTON homered to right

field, 2 RBI; WOLFE scored. BERNAL flied out to cf. CLUFF singled to shortstop.

GUENTHER singled to left field; CLUFF advanced to second. HALL singled to left

field, RBI; GUENTHER advanced to second; CLUFF scored. CARL, E to p for KESLER,

W. HALL advanced to second; GUENTHER advanced to third on a wild pitch. AYOSO

pinch ran for GUENTHER. WELLS singled through the right side, 2 RBI; HALL

scored; AYOSO scored. WELLS out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. RELF struck

out swinging. 5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 6th - AYOSO to c. HONEYCUTT, R singled, out at first ss to

1b. NEDA, Rafael homered to left field, RBI. SMITH, C doubled down the rf line.

SLOAN to p for CAPPER. WILLETT, M flied out to cf; SMITH, C advanced to third.

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

BYU 7th - NIELSEN homered to left field, RBI. WOLFE singled to right

field. McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. BERNAL singled to second base; WOLFE

advanced to second. CLUFF doubled to right center, RBI; BERNAL advanced to

third; WOLFE scored. MARES, B to p for CARL, E. AYOSO struck out looking. HALL

grounded out to p. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 7th - GONZALEZ, D flied out to rf. COURCHA, A hit by pitch.

HOWARD, J singled to left field; COURCHA, A advanced to third. JUAREZ, C

singled to center field, RBI; HOWARD, J advanced to second; COURCHA, A scored.

TWICHELL, J pinch hit for HONEYCUTT, R. TWICHELL, J flied out to cf; JUAREZ, C

advanced to second; HOWARD, J advanced to third, scored on an error by cf,

unearned. NEDA, Rafael flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 8th - WELLS flied out to cf. RELF lined out to ss. NIELSEN struck

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

New Mexico 8th - SMITH, C walked. WILLETT, M grounded out to p, SAC,

bunt; SMITH, C advanced to second. NELSON, J singled to center field, RBI;

SMITH, C scored. WOODCHICK, B pinch ran for NELSON, J. McKNIGHT to p for SLOAN.

GONZALEZ, D fouled out to 1b. COURCHA, A flied out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 9th - COURCHA, A to 3b. WOODCHICK, B to 2b. WOLFE grounded out to

2b. McNAUGHTON singled to left field. HANCOCK pinch ran for McNAUGHTON. BERNAL

grounded out to c, SAC, bunt; HANCOCK advanced to second. CLUFF tripled to

right center, RBI; HANCOCK scored. SANCHEZ, G to p for MARES, B. AYOSO flied

out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 9th - HANCOCK to lf. HOWARD, J out at first 1b to p. JUAREZ,

C singled to third base. TWICHELL, J to dh. TWICHELL, J singled through the

left side; JUAREZ, C advanced to second. NEDA, Rafael singled through the left

side; TWICHELL, J advanced to second; JUAREZ, C advanced to third. SMITH, C

singled to center field, RBI; NEDA, Rafael advanced to second; TWICHELL, J

advanced to third; JUAREZ, C scored. 1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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