Woolf Twirls a 2-1 Gem

Sean McNaughton scored the tying run after stealing a base in the third inning of a 2-1 victory over CSU-Pueblo. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Junior college transfer Mitch Woolf pitched a complete game, leading BYU to a 2-1 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo Monday at Larry H. Miller Field.

It was a windy, cold day at the ball park. Game time temperature was 43 degrees with a brisk wind blowing in. With the win, the Cougars improve to 10-4-1, while the Thunderwolves drop to 11-14.

Woolf's counterpart, CSU-P pitcher Jeff Williams had an impressive outing, giving up only four hits to the good-hitting Cougars' squad.

The Thunderwolves jumped out to an early lead with a first-inning, RBI single from first baseman Austin LeSage. After that, only one other CSU-P base runner reached second base, in the second inning.

Although BYU's hitters were held in check the whole night, the Cougars were able to manufacture runs in the third and fourth innings to get the victory.

In the third, Sean McNaughton laced a single up the middle with one out in the inning. He then stole second base and took third on a wild throw by Thunderwolves' catcher Danny Cummins. Marcos Villezcas did his job, hitting a RBI sacrifice fly to center field to tie the game.

BYU took the lead in the fourth when Jeff Hiestand led off the inning with a double, the only extra-base hit of the game. Brandon Taylor moved Hiestand to third on a groundout and Ben Saylor followed with an RBI ground out to give the Cougars the lead.

After that, it was Woolf's game. He struck out nine batters, while only walking two and giving up five singles. Woolf dropped his ERA from 16.20 to 3.38. He threw only 111 pitches all game and is the first Cougar hurler to pitch a nine-inning complete game. Woolf credits his team and the cool, windy conditions as helpers in the win.

"My team really helped me out," Woolf said. "They made the plays in the field and got me two [runs]."

BYU head coach Vance Law isn't surprised how Woolf pitched.

"In his first outing, he was a little nervous," Law said. "This is what we see in practice everytime he throws. He has a nasty, nasty curveball, one of the best you will see in the college game."

Fans that showed up late for Monday's game may have missed most of the one-hour, thirty-nine minute affair. The two-game series concludes Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Larry H. Miller Field.

Colorado St.-Pueblo at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 14, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Colorado St.-Pueblo 1 (11-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Mike Massaro cf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1

Danny Cummins c.......... 3 1 0 0 1 2 7 0 1

Will Frownfelter dh...... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Austin LeSage 1b......... 4 0 3 1 0 0 5 0 0

Josh Salerno pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Shawn Evenhus 1b........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Cody Wood rf............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1

Nick Wagner lf........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1

Ryan Priddy ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 3

Geordon Hainlen 3b....... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

Eric Newby 2b............ 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Jeff Williams p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 32 1 5 1 2 9 24 5 7

Brigham Young Univ. 2 (10-4-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean 2b...... 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 0

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 4 1 1 0 0 3 9 2 1

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0

KNELL, Kory lf........... 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 2

NELSON, Casey c.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 2

WOOLF, Mitch p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

Totals................... 27 2 4 2 1 7 27 10 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado St.-Pueblo. 100 000 000 - 1 5 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 100 00X - 2 4 0

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E - D. Cummins; A. LeSage. LOB - T-Wolves 7; BYU Cougars 5. 2B - HIESTAND.

HBP - N. Wagner; KNELL. SH - VILLEZCAS. SF - VILLEZCAS. SB - McNAUGHTON.

Colorado St.-Pueblo IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Jeff Williams....... 8.0 4 2 1 1 7 27 31

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

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WOOLF, Mitch........ 9.0 5 1 1 2 9 32 35

Win - WOOLF (1-0). Loss - J. Williams (4-2). Save - None.

WP - WOOLF. HBP - by WOOLF (N. Wagner); by J. Williams (KNELL).

Umpires - HP: Lew Carleton 1B: Randy Upton 3B: Al White

Start: 4:06 pm Time: 1:39 Attendance: 947

Colorado St.-Pueblo at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Mar 14, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado St.-Pueblo. 100 000 000 - 1 5 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 100 00X - 2 4 0

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Colorado St.-Pueblo starters: 23/cf M. Massaro; 4/c D. Cummins; 26/dh Frownfelter;

14/1b A. LeSage; 9/rf C. Wood; 19/lf N. Wagner; 2/ss R. Priddy; 24/3b G. Hainlen;

13/2b E. Newby; 44/p J. Williams;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 24/dh NAKAYAMA;

16/1b HIESTAND; 3/3b TAYLOR; 25/rf SAYLOR; 12/lf KNELL; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 8/c NELSON;

18/p WOOLF;

Colorado St.-Pueblo 1st - M. Massaro grounded out to 2b. D. Cummins walked.

Frownfelter out at first 1b to p; D. Cummins advanced to second. D. Cummins advanced

to third on a wild pitch. A. LeSage singled to left field, RBI; D. Cummins scored.

C. Wood singled to pitcher; A. LeSage advanced to second. N. Wagner hit by pitch; C.

Wood advanced to second; A. LeSage advanced to third. R. Priddy flied out to cf.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - McNAUGHTON flied out to lf. VILLEZCAS grounded out

to p. NAKAYAMA flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado St.-Pueblo 2nd - G. Hainlen singled to right field. E. Newby popped

up to c. M. Massaro grounded out to p; G. Hainlen advanced to second. D. Cummins

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - HIESTAND struck out swinging. TAYLOR flied out to

rf. SAYLOR reached on an error by 1b. KNELL hit by pitch; SAYLOR advanced to second.

CHAMBERS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Colorado St.-Pueblo 3rd - Frownfelter grounded out to 1b unassisted. A.

LeSage grounded out to 2b. C. Wood struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - NELSON grounded out to ss. McNAUGHTON singled to

center field. McNAUGHTON stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c.

VILLEZCAS flied out to cf, SF, RBI; McNAUGHTON scored, unearned. NAKAYAMA struck out

looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Colorado St.-Pueblo 4th - N. Wagner grounded out to ss. R. Priddy struck out

swinging. G. Hainlen flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HIESTAND doubled to right field. TAYLOR grounded

out to ss; HIESTAND advanced to third. SAYLOR grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI;

HIESTAND scored. KNELL flied out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado St.-Pueblo 5th - E. Newby grounded out to 1b unassisted. M. Massaro

out at first 1b to p. D. Cummins grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - CHAMBERS struck out swinging. NELSON grounded out

to ss. McNAUGHTON popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado St.-Pueblo 6th - Frownfelter grounded out to 2b. A. LeSage singled

through the right side. C. Wood struck out looking. N. Wagner flied out to lf. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - VILLEZCAS popped up to 3b. NAKAYAMA struck out

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

Colorado St.-Pueblo 7th - R. Priddy struck out looking. G. Hainlen lined out

to ss. E. Newby walked. M. Massaro flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - TAYLOR flied out to cf. SAYLOR flied out to cf.

KNELL singled to shortstop. CHAMBERS walked; KNELL advanced to second. NELSON flied

out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado St.-Pueblo 8th - D. Cummins struck out swinging, out at first c to

1b. Frownfelter struck out swinging. A. LeSage singled through the right side. J.

Salerno pinch ran for A. LeSage. C. Wood reached on a fielder's choice; J. Salerno

out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - S. Evenhus to 1b for J. Salerno. McNAUGHTON singled

up the middle. VILLEZCAS grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; McNAUGHTON advanced to

second. NAKAYAMA flied out to cf; McNAUGHTON advanced to third. HIESTAND struck out

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

Colorado St.-Pueblo 9th - N. Wagner struck out looking. R. Priddy flied out

to cf. G. Hainlen struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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