Wells Walk-Off Secures Win

Junior Stephen Wells hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning on Thursday night. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- In an 11-inning game featuring 21 hits, Stephen Wells belted a walk-off home run to lead the BYU (22-21) over Seattle University (18-22) 4-3 on Thursday night.

“We made a couple mistakes in the field that allowed Seattle to get back in the game,” head coach Vance Law said. “But our guys battled back and I am proud of all of them. Chase Frampton and Wells both came through for us.”

Wells, a Washington native, was hitless in the game before his walk-off homer, his third in his Cougar career. He went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run in the game. Jaycob Brugman also homered in the game, his fourth on the season.

“I fell behind in the count but then he hung a curveball over the plate and I just got a hold of it,” Wells said. “It is an awesome feeling, something every kid dreams about.”

Chris Capper pitched 6.1 innings and allowed seven hits, three runs and five walks. Capper also struck out five before leaving the game in the seventh, but it ended up being southpaw reliever Mark Anderson recording the win.

Batting in the clean up spot for the Cougars, Alex Wolfe got BYU on the board first with an RBI single to right. Dane Nielsen scored on the Wolfe single after reaching base on a double in his first at bat.

Capper struggled with his control in the second inning, allowing a double to Seattle’s first hitter before walking three of the next five batters. The third walk came with the bases loaded and allowed the Redhawks to tie the game at 1-1.

Both offenses cooled off for the next two innings until Brugman launched his moon shot solo home run to right to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.

Freshman Dillon Robinson missed his chance to blow the game open for the Cougars in the bottom of the sixth when he grounded out to the pitcher with the bases loaded for the third out.

Pinch hitter Marcelino Morales got the Redhawks going in the seventh with a drive to right in his first at bat. Morales eventually scored on a bizarre fielder’s choice by the Cougars that resulted in no outs. Seattle drove in one more run in the inning to take a 3-2 lead.

Frampton pinch hit for Robinson in the bottom of the eighth and came through with a deep sacrifice fly that scored Brugman to tie the game at 3-3 and led to extra innings after a scoreless ninth.

Seattle and BYU face off again Friday at 6:00 p.m. MT at Larry H. Miller Field.


Seattle Univ. at Brigham Young Univ.

May 05, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Larry H Miller Field)

Seattle Univ. 3 (18-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Trent Oleszczuk 2b....... 3 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 4

Cullen Hendrickson 3b.... 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3

Doug Kincaid lf/rf....... 6 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 0

Josh Kalalau rf/1b....... 5 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 2

Jace Sloan dh............ 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 3

Ryan Somers c............ 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 2 1

Nick Latta ss............ 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 0

Riley Tompkins 1b........ 3 0 2 0 1 0 6 2 0

Sean Narby pr/lf........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bryndon Ecklund cf....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Marcelino Morales ph/cf. 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0

Matt Comer ph/lf........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Seafth Howe p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Cory Mack p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Conor Spink p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Bryan Dalton p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 42 3 10 3 5 7 31 11 14

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (22-21)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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LAW, Andrew ss........... 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 1

NIELSEN, Dane 2b/3b...... 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 1

BRUGMAN, Jaycob rf....... 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0

WOLFE, Alex dh........... 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

HALL, Austin 1b.......... 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 4 0

CALDWELL, Kelton lf...... 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1

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

FRAMPTON, Chase ph...... 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

CROWDER, Matt 2b........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

GUENTHER, Wes c.......... 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 2

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 0 0

CAPPER, Chris p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0

NEIL, Matthew p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

ANDERSON, Mark p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 37 4 11 4 3 5 33 14 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Seattle Univ........ 010 000 200 00 - 3 10 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 100 100 010 01 - 4 11 3

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Note: 1 out, 0 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - NIELSEN(10); HALL(5); ANDERSON(3). DP - BYU 2. LOB - SU 14; BYU 10. 2B -

D. Kincaid(13); J. Sloan 2(7); NIELSEN(8); GUENTHER(4). HR - BRUGMAN(4);

WELLS(3). HBP - T. Oleszczuk; NIELSEN; BRUGMAN; WOLFE. SH - Hendrickson(1);

WELLS(8). SF - J. Kalalau(2); FRAMPTON(2). SB - D. Kincaid(6). CS - LAW(3);

WOLFE(2); ROBINSON(1).

Seattle Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Seafth Howe......... 6.0 7 2 2 2 3 22 25

Cory Mack........... 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2

Conor Spink......... 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 5 8

Bryan Dalton........ 2.1 2 1 1 1 1 9 10

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

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CAPPER, Chris....... 6.1 7 3 3 5 5 23 30

NEIL, Matthew....... 2.2 2 0 0 0 0 10 11

ANDERSON, Mark...... 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 9 9

Win - ANDERSON (2-2). Loss - B. Dalton (0-3). Save - None.

WP - ANDERSON(7). HBP - by S. Howe (NIELSEN); by CAPPER (T. Oleszczuk); by C.

Spink (BRUGMAN); by C. Spink (WOLFE).

Umpires - HP: Blake Jensen 1B: Francisco Flores 3B: Brian Frisch

Start: 6:07 pm Time: 3:08 Attendance: 797

Weather: sunny, clear, 79 degrees

Seattle Univ. starters: 12/2b T. Oleszczuk; 14/3b Hendrickson; 35/lf D.

Kincaid; 17/rf J. Kalalau; 9/dh J. Sloan; 24/c R. Somers; 8/ss N. Latta; 13/1b

R. Tompkins; 10/cf B. Ecklund; 30/p S. Howe;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 6/ss LAW; 16/2b NIELSEN; 4/rf BRUGMAN; 18/dh

WOLFE; 26/1b HALL; 12/lf CALDWELL; 3/3b ROBINSON; 9/c GUENTHER; 5/cf WELLS;

15/p CAPPER;

Seattle Univ. 1st - T. Oleszczuk grounded out to ss. Hendrickson out at

first 1b to p. D. Kincaid doubled to right field. J. Kalalau struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - LAW struck out swinging. NIELSEN doubled to

left field. BRUGMAN fouled out to 3b. WOLFE singled to right field, RBI;

NIELSEN scored. WOLFE out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 1 run, 2 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 2nd - J. Sloan doubled to right field. R. Somers walked.

N. Latta struck out swinging. R. Tompkins walked; R. Somers advanced to second;

J. Sloan advanced to third. B. Ecklund popped up to 2b. T. Oleszczuk walked,

RBI; R. Tompkins advanced to second; R. Somers advanced to third; J. Sloan

scored. Hendrickson out at first 1b to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - HALL struck out looking. CALDWELL popped up to

2b. ROBINSON singled to third base. ROBINSON out at second p to 1b to ss,

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

Seattle Univ. 3rd - D. Kincaid flied out to cf. J. Kalalau singled to

pitcher. J. Sloan doubled to right field; J. Kalalau advanced to third. R.

Somers hit into double play p to 1b; J. Sloan advanced to third; J. Kalalau out

on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - GUENTHER grounded out to p, bunt. WELLS

grounded out to 1b unassisted. LAW singled, bunt. LAW out at second c to 2b,

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

Seattle Univ. 4th - N. Latta struck out swinging. R. Tompkins flied out

to rf. B. Ecklund struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - NIELSEN grounded out to ss. BRUGMAN homered to

right field, RBI. WOLFE walked. HALL grounded out to p; WOLFE advanced to

second. CALDWELL flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 5th - T. Oleszczuk walked. Hendrickson reached on a

fielder's choice; T. Oleszczuk out at second 2b to ss. D. Kincaid struck out

looking. J. Kalalau reached on a fielder's choice; Hendrickson out at second ss

to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - ROBINSON fouled out to 3b. GUENTHER doubled to

left field. WELLS flied out to rf; GUENTHER advanced to third. LAW struck out

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

Seattle Univ. 6th - J. Sloan walked. R. Somers popped into double play

3b to 1b; J. Sloan out on the play. N. Latta singled to left field. R. Tompkins

singled to right field; N. Latta advanced to second, out at third rf to 3b.

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - NIELSEN hit by pitch. BRUGMAN flied out to lf.

WOLFE flied out to cf. HALL singled to center field; NIELSEN advanced to

second. CALDWELL walked; HALL advanced to second; NIELSEN advanced to third.

ROBINSON grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 7th - M. Morales pinch hit for B. Ecklund. M. Morales

singled to right center. T. Oleszczuk hit by pitch; M. Morales advanced to

second. Hendrickson out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; T. Oleszczuk advanced to

second; M. Morales advanced to third. D. Kincaid reached on a fielder's choice,

advanced to second, RBI; T. Oleszczuk advanced to third; M. Morales scored.

NEIL to p for CAPPER. J. Kalalau flied out to cf, SF, RBI; D. Kincaid advanced

to third on a throwing error by 1b; T. Oleszczuk scored. J. Sloan flied out to

lf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - M. Morales to cf. C. Mack to p for S. Howe.

GUENTHER singled up the middle. WELLS grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; GUENTHER

advanced to second. C. Spink to p for C. Mack. LAW out at first 1b to p;

GUENTHER advanced to third. NIELSEN flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 8th - R. Somers fouled out to c. N. Latta reached on a

fielding error by 2b. R. Tompkins singled up the middle; N. Latta advanced to

second. S. Narby pinch ran for R. Tompkins. M. Morales out at first 1b to p; S.

Narby advanced to second; N. Latta advanced to third. T. Oleszczuk popped up to

2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - D. Kincaid to rf. J. Kalalau to 1b. S. Narby

to lf. BRUGMAN hit by pitch. WOLFE hit by pitch; BRUGMAN advanced to second.

HALL singled, bunt; WOLFE advanced to second; BRUGMAN advanced to third.

CALDWELL struck out swinging. FRAMPTON pinch hit for ROBINSON. FRAMPTON flied

out to cf, SF, RBI; WOLFE advanced to third; BRUGMAN scored. GUENTHER flied out

to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 9th - NIELSEN to 3b. CROWDER to 2b for FRAMPTON.

Hendrickson flied out to cf. D. Kincaid singled to right field. J. Kalalau

flied out to cf. D. Kincaid stole second. J. Sloan grounded out to 2b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - B. Dalton to p for C. Spink. WELLS grounded

out to 1b unassisted. LAW flied out to cf. NIELSEN fouled out to ss. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 10th - ANDERSON to p for NEIL. R. Somers singled through

the left side. N. Latta reached on a fielder's choice; R. Somers advanced to

second on a throwing error by p. S. Narby reached on a fielder's choice; N.

Latta advanced to second; R. Somers out at third p to 3b. M. Comer pinch hit

for M. Morales. M. Comer struck out looking. T. Oleszczuk reached on a

fielder's choice; S. Narby out at second 1b to 2b; N. Latta advanced to third.

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 10th - S. Narby to cf. M. Comer to lf. BRUGMAN

grounded out to 3b. WOLFE walked. HALL struck out swinging. CALDWELL singled to

right field; WOLFE advanced to second. CROWDER flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 11th - Hendrickson flied out to cf. D. Kincaid struck out

swinging, reached first on a wild pitch. J. Kalalau lined out to lf. J. Sloan

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

Brigham Young Univ. 11th - GUENTHER flied out to rf. WELLS homered to

right center, RBI. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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