Walk-off Single Wins For Falcons

Jonathan Cluff had a pair of doubles and three RBI to lead the Cougars in game three at Air Force. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

USAFA -- A two-run triple by Nathan Carter tied the game Saturday in the ninth as Air Force Academy came from behind to beat BYU, 11-10.

Amidst middle-inning snow snow storm and chilling winds, the Falcons, now 15-25 overall and 2-12 in the Mountain West Conference, never led in the game which they tied 1-1 in the fifth inning. Josh Meents hit a lead-off home run in the fifth to tie the score, 1-1, on only the second hit of the game by AFA to that point.

BYU, 16-26 and 6-9 in the MWC, had its biggest lead of 9-5 in the eighth inning before AFA scored two in the bottom of that frame. An RBI single by Kent Walton scored J.T. Musso from second preceded a two-run double by Brandon Relf as the Cougars increased their lead, 9-5 in the eighth.

K.J. Randhawa's walk-off single won the game with two outs remaining.

A lead-off double by Cluff set him up to score on J.C. Leach's single in the ninth to off-set a three-run rally by the Falcons in the eighth as BYU increased its margin, 10-8 margin.

BYU took an initial lead in the second inning when Kasey Ko drew a lead-off walk and advanced around the bases before Jonathan Cluff singled him in.

A two-run double by Cluff highlighted the four-run sixth as BYU went up 5-1.

The Cougars won on Friday, 22-0, but lost in the opener at AFA, 13-9. BYU next plays a pair of non-conference games on Monday and Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the University of Northern Colorado, 15-28, in Greeley.

Brigham Young Univ. at Air Force

Apr 26, 2008 at USAF Academy, Colo. (Falcon Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 10 (16-26,6-9 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4

WALTON, Kent cf.......... 5 2 2 1 0 2 2 0 0

RELF, Brandon 2b......... 5 1 2 2 0 1 4 7 1

KO, Kasey 1b............. 4 2 0 0 1 0 10 0 1

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 1

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 5 2 3 3 0 0 2 0 1

LEACH, J.C. dh........... 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

LAW, Andrew pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 5 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0

TORGERSON, Blake p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

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

WARD, Michael p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MICHON, Brandon p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 41 10 13 8 4 6 25 14 9

Air Force 11 (15-25,2-12 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CARTER, Nathan 2b/ss..... 5 2 1 2 1 0 2 1 1

RANDHAWA, K.J. ss/2b..... 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 1

DERBIGNY, Chay rf........ 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0

GENTRY, Addison 1b....... 1 1 0 2 1 0 10 1 1

ALEXANDER, Matt dh....... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

AUSBUN, Ben ph/dh....... 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

MEENTS, Josh c........... 5 1 2 2 0 1 6 1 5

ABT, Jeff lf............. 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

WALKER, Daniel lf....... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

SCHIERHOLTZ, Vai 3b...... 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 5 2

MOSS, Tytus pr.......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ALLEN, Jake cf........... 3 2 1 0 1 0 3 1 0

McBRIDE, Tyler ph....... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

PETRO, Jake p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

RUVOLO, Michael p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 36 11 12 10 6 4 27 14 11

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 010 004 131 - 10 13 3

Air Force........... 000 012 233 - 11 12 4

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Note: 1 out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - VARGAS 2(18); PARKER(16); CARTER(7); RANDHAWA 2(11); SCHIERHOLTZ(2). DP

- Cougars 2. LOB - Cougars 9; Falcons 11. 2B - RELF(6); CLUFF 2(14). 3B -

CARTER(5). HR - MEENTS(1). HBP - GENTRY 2. SH - VARGAS(5); RANDHAWA(8);

SCHIERHOLTZ(3). SF - GENTRY(1). SB - MCNAUGHTON(19); WALTON(13); RELF(4);

LAW(7). CS - CLUFF(3).

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

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TORGERSON, Blake.... 6.2 9 5 5 1 2 25 31

MILLER, Jared....... 1.0 1 3 0 3 1 6 9

WARD, Michael....... 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

MICHON, Brandon..... 0.2 2 3 3 2 1 4 6

Air Force IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PETRO, Jake......... 5.1 6 5 4 4 3 21 26

RUVOLO, Michael..... 3.2 7 5 1 0 3 20 20

Win - RUVOLO (5-3). Loss - MICHON (0-3). Save - None.

WP - TORGERSON(2); PETRO, J. 4(10). HBP - by TORGERSON (GENTRY); by TORGERSON

(GENTRY).

Umpires - HP: Phil Schlosser 1B: Kevin Sweeney 3B: Ryan West

Start: Noon Time: 3:25 Attendance: 78

WARD faced 1 batter in the 8th.

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON; 4/2b

RELF; 22/1b KO; 5/3b PARKER; 8/rf CLUFF; 35/dh LEACH; 10/c MUSSO; 32/p

TORGERSON;

Air Force starters: 15/2b CARTER; 1/ss RANDHAWA; 5/rf DERBIGNY; 24/1b GENTRY;

21/dh ALEXANDER; 8/c MEENTS; 36/lf ABT; 18/3b SCHIERHOLTZ; 4/cf ALLEN, J.; 26/p

PETRO, J.;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - MCNAUGHTON singled through the right side.

VARGAS grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; MCNAUGHTON advanced to second. MCNAUGHTON

advanced to third on a wild pitch. WALTON struck out swinging. RELF struck out

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

Air Force 1st - CARTER walked. RANDHAWA grounded out to p, SAC, bunt;

CARTER advanced to second. DERBIGNY grounded out to ss; CARTER advanced to

third. GENTRY grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - KO walked. PARKER grounded out to p; KO

advanced to second. CLUFF singled to right center, RBI; KO scored. CLUFF out at

second c to 2b, caught stealing. LEACH grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Air Force 2nd - ALEXANDER grounded out to 2b. MEENTS struck out looking.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - MUSSO singled to pitcher, bunt. MCNAUGHTON

reached on a fielder's choice; MUSSO out at second 3b to 2b. MCNAUGHTON stole

second, out at third cf to 3b. VARGAS flied out to rf down the rf line. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Air Force 3rd - SCHIERHOLTZ singled to right field. ALLEN, J. reached on

a fielder's choice; SCHIERHOLTZ out at second 3b to 2b. CARTER reached on a

fielder's choice; ALLEN, J. advanced to second on a fielding error by ss.

RANDHAWA grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; CARTER out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WALTON singled up the middle. RELF flied out

to rf. WALTON stole second. KO out at first 1b to p; WALTON advanced to third.

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

Air Force 4th - DERBIGNY popped up to p, bunt. GENTRY hit by pitch.

ALEXANDER grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; GENTRY out on the play.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - CLUFF grounded out to 3b. LEACH walked. MUSSO

grounded out to 3b; LEACH advanced to second. MCNAUGHTON walked; LEACH advanced

to third on a wild pitch. VARGAS reached on a fielder's choice; MCNAUGHTON out

at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Air Force 5th - MEENTS homered to right field, RBI. ABT singled up the

middle. ABT advanced to second on a wild pitch. SCHIERHOLTZ out at first p to

2b, SAC, bunt; ABT advanced to third. ALLEN, J. grounded out to 2b. CARTER

grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - WALTON struck out swinging. RELF singled to

right field. RELF stole second. KO reached on a throwing error by ss. PARKER

walked; KO advanced to second; RELF advanced to third. CLUFF doubled down the

lf line, 2 RBI; PARKER advanced to third; KO scored, unearned; RELF scored.

CLUFF advanced to third on a wild pitch; PARKER scored on a wild pitch. CLUFF

scored on a wild pitch. LEACH reached on a fielding error by 3b. RUVOLO to p

for PETRO, J.. MUSSO singled through the left side; LEACH advanced to second.

MCNAUGHTON flied out to cf. VARGAS struck out swinging. 4 runs, 3 hits, 2

errors, 2 LOB.

Air Force 6th - RANDHAWA flied out to lf. DERBIGNY grounded out to 2b.

GENTRY hit by pitch. ALEXANDER singled through the right side; GENTRY advanced

to second. MEENTS singled to center field, RBI; ALEXANDER advanced to third;

GENTRY scored. ABT singled to left field, RBI; MEENTS advanced to second;

ALEXANDER scored. SCHIERHOLTZ flied out to cf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WALTON reached on a throwing error by ss. RELF

grounded out to ss; WALTON advanced to second. KO flied out to cf; WALTON

advanced to third. PARKER singled to second base, RBI; WALTON scored, unearned.

CLUFF grounded out to p, bunt. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Air Force 7th - ALLEN, J. singled to third base, bunt. CARTER flied out

to rf. RANDHAWA singled up the middle; ALLEN, J. advanced to second. DERBIGNY

singled to third base, bunt; RANDHAWA advanced to second; ALLEN, J. advanced to

third. GENTRY flied out to lf, SF, RBI; ALLEN, J. scored. MILLER to p for

TORGERSON. AUSBUN pinch hit for ALEXANDER. AUSBUN singled to center field, RBI;

DERBIGNY advanced to second; RANDHAWA scored. MEENTS grounded out to 2b. 2

runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - CARTER to ss. RANDHAWA to 2b. WALKER to lf for

ABT. LEACH grounded out to 2b. MUSSO singled to third base. MCNAUGHTON reached

on a fielding error by ss; MUSSO advanced to second. VARGAS struck out

swinging. WALTON singled to center field, RBI; MCNAUGHTON advanced to second;

MUSSO scored, unearned. RELF doubled to right center, 2 RBI; WALTON scored,

unearned; MCNAUGHTON scored, unearned. KO flied out to cf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Air Force 8th - WALKER struck out swinging. SCHIERHOLTZ reached on a

fielding error by ss. ALLEN, J. walked; SCHIERHOLTZ advanced to second. CARTER

reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; ALLEN, J. advanced to second;

SCHIERHOLTZ advanced to third. RANDHAWA flied out to rf. DERBIGNY walked, RBI;

CARTER advanced to second; ALLEN, J. advanced to third; SCHIERHOLTZ scored,

unearned. GENTRY walked, RBI; DERBIGNY advanced to second; CARTER advanced to

third; ALLEN, J. scored, unearned. AUSBUN to dh. WARD to p for MILLER. AUSBUN

reached on a fielding error by 3b; GENTRY advanced to second; DERBIGNY advanced

to third; CARTER scored, unearned. MICHON to p for WARD. MEENTS flied out to

cf. 3 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - PARKER grounded out to 1b unassisted. CLUFF

doubled down the rf line. LEACH singled through the right side, RBI; CLUFF

scored. LAW pinch ran for LEACH. MUSSO flied out to rf. LAW stole second.

MCNAUGHTON struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Air Force 9th - WALKER struck out swinging. SCHIERHOLTZ walked. McBRIDE

pinch hit for ALLEN, J.. MOSS pinch ran for SCHIERHOLTZ. McBRIDE walked; MOSS

advanced to second. CARTER tripled to left field, 2 RBI; McBRIDE scored; MOSS

scored. RANDHAWA singled to center field, RBI; CARTER scored. 3 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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