Walk-off Single Gives SDSU 2-1 Win

Taylor Cole pitched had a very strong outing in the 2-1 loss at San Diego. (Photo by Jonathan Hardy)

SAN DIEGO -- Extra innings escaped BYU baseball’s grasp with a walk-off single that led to a 2-1 victory by San Diego State on Friday.

The Cougars, now 25-24 overall and 7-11 in the Mountain West Conference, took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning.

That BYU lead came in the eighth when Dane Nielsen singled with one out to left field, then advanced to third on Jaycob Brugman’s double to deep right field on the first offering. Ryan Bernal then hit deep enough to left field for a sacrifice fly to score Nielsen for a 1-0 lead.

“This was one of our tougher losses we have had all year, Taylor (Cole) pitched outstanding,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “He breezed through the eighth, then unfortunately we gave up back-to-back doubles. It’s tough to swallow because we had a real shot to win it.”

Cole gave up just two hits through six innings and was tagged with his fifth loss of the season. Cole got good defensive support and his teammates narrowly missed getting more runs.

In the third, BYU centerfielder Stephen Wells hit a one-out triple just inside the first base bag, then it scooted into foul territory. But Wells was stranded when Brugman’s line drive up the middle was handled on a shoestring catch by the Aztec shortstop.

Double plays in the bottom of the third and sixth and a leaping, diving catch by Nielsen to end the fourth with runners on second and third ended Aztec threats.

The finale of the three-game series is Saturday afternoon.


Brigham Young Univ. at San Diego State

May 13, 2011 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 1 (25-24,7-11 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1

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

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1

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

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 4 0 1 0 0 3 6 1 0

GUENTHER, Wes c.......... 3 0 1 0 1 1 5 2 0

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

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

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

MAHONEY, Kolton p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 32 1 6 1 3 10 26 12 8

San Diego State 2 (19-32,9-11 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SMITH, Cody cf........... 5 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 2

COLWELL, Pat 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

MEREDITH, Brandon rf..... 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0

TORRES, Jomel 1b......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 1

WILSON, Chris c.......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 8 2 1

VASKO, Ben dh............ 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2

ZIER, Tim 2b............. 3 0 2 0 1 0 3 2 0

BRYANT, Dillon lf........ 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0

POTTER, Evan ss.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1

HUNT, Jared ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

SWANSON, Cole p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLER, Ethan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 29 2 7 2 6 5 27 7 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 010 - 1 6 2

San Diego State..... 000 000 002 - 2 7 0

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Note: 2 outs, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - ROBINSON 2. DP - BYU 2. LOB - BYU 8; SDSU 9. 2B - BRUGMAN; WILSON;

VASKO; ZIER. 3B - WELLS. SH - TORRES; BRYANT. SF - BERNAL. SB - BRUGMAN;

GUENTHER. CS - TORRES; VASKO.

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

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COLE, Taylor........ 8.0 6 2 2 5 4 27 33

MAHONEY, Kolton..... 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 2 4

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SWANSON, Cole....... 8.0 5 1 1 3 8 28 32

MILLER, Ethan....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 4

Win - MILLER (3-4). Loss - COLE (4-5). Save - None.

WP - SWANSON.

Umpires - HP: Tom Chandler 1B: John Deluca 3B: Ray Belfiore

Start: 6:05 pm Time: 2:21 Attendance: 894

Weather: Overcast, cool, light breeze

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 10/lf

BERNAL; 30/dh FRAMPTON; 26/1b HALL; 9/c GUENTHER; 3/3b ROBINSON; 6/ss LAW; 8/p

COLE;

San Diego State starters: 32/cf SMITH; 10/3b COLWELL; 0/rf MEREDITH; 8/1b

TORRES; 5/c WILSON; 22/dh VASKO; 12/2b ZIER; 18/lf BRYANT; 14/ss POTTER; 25/p

SWANSON;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WELLS struck out swinging. NIELSEN singled to

right field. BRUGMAN reached on a fielder's choice; NIELSEN out at second ss to

2b. BRUGMAN stole second. BERNAL struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - SMITH struck out swinging. COLWELL flied out to

cf. MEREDITH struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - FRAMPTON struck out swinging. HALL struck out

swinging. GUENTHER walked. ROBINSON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - TORRES walked. TORRES out at second c to ss,

caught stealing. WILSON fouled out to rf. VASKO flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - LAW popped up to 2b. WELLS tripled down the rf

line. NIELSEN popped up to ss. BRUGMAN lined out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - ZIER doubled down the lf line. BRYANT walked.

POTTER grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; BRYANT out on the play; ZIER

advanced to third. SMITH grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - BERNAL struck out looking, out at first c to

1b. FRAMPTON flied out to cf. HALL struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - COLWELL walked. MEREDITH reached on a throwing

error by 3b; COLWELL advanced to second. TORRES out at first p to 2b, SAC,

bunt; MEREDITH advanced to second; COLWELL advanced to third. WILSON grounded

out to 3b. VASKO lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - GUENTHER struck out swinging. ROBINSON flied

out to lf. LAW walked. WELLS popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

San Diego State 5th - ZIER singled to third base. BRYANT flied out to

rf. POTTER flied out to cf. SMITH reached on a fielder's choice; ZIER out at

second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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

BERNAL flied out to lf. FRAMPTON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - COLWELL reached on a fielding error by 3b.

MEREDITH walked; COLWELL advanced to second. TORRES grounded into double play

1b to ss to 1b; MEREDITH out on the play; COLWELL advanced to third. WILSON

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - HALL singled through the left side. GUENTHER

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

a fielder's choice; GUENTHER out at second 1b to ss. ROBINSON advanced to

second on a wild pitch. LAW flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

San Diego State 7th - VASKO walked. VASKO out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. ZIER grounded out to ss. BRYANT singled to center field. POTTER

grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - WELLS popped up to 2b. NIELSEN singled to left

field. BRUGMAN doubled to right field; NIELSEN advanced to third. BERNAL flied

out to lf, SF, RBI; NIELSEN scored. FRAMPTON flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 8th - SMITH struck out swinging. COLWELL flied out to

rf. MEREDITH singled to left field. TORRES flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - MILLER to p for SWANSON. HALL struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. GUENTHER singled to center field. ROBINSON

struck out looking; GUENTHER stole second. LAW grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 9th - WILSON doubled to right center. VASKO doubled to

right center, RBI; WILSON scored. MAHONEY to p for COLE. ZIER intentionally

walked. BRYANT out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; ZIER advanced to second; VASKO

advanced to third. HUNT pinch hit for POTTER. HUNT struck out swinging. SMITH

singled to second base, RBI; ZIER advanced to third; VASKO scored. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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