Zags Down Cougars in WCC Preview

Bret Lopez led BYU with two hits and an RBI Monday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- In a preview of future West Coast Conference matchups, the BYU baseball team lost to Gonzaga 12-5 Monday at Larry H. Miller Field.

Down 11-0 going into the bottom of the eighth, the Cougars rallied to score five runs on six hits, including a solo home run by first baseman Austin Hall and a three-run double by designated hitter Chase Frampton.

Third baseman Bret Lopez went 2-for-3 from the plate with an RBI to lead the Cougars.

Making his 17th appearance of the season, senior right-hander Matthew Neil struck out three and surrendered no walks, giving up 10 hits and 10 runs, six of which were earned.

Amidst wet conditions and a 43-degree temperature at game time, Gonzaga starter Marco Gonzalez stifled the BYU lineup to begin the game, allowing only one hit in five innings of work.

The Bulldogs got on the board first after an RBI single and a two-run home run gave Gonzaga a 3-0 advantage. An RBI double provided Gonzaga another run in the top of the third.

The Cougars’ first hit came with two outs in the bottom of the third at the hands of Lopez.

Another Bulldog home run in the top of the fourth gave the Bulldogs a 7-0 cushion. Cameron Edman’s second home run in the top of the fifth chased Neil from the game and put the Cougars in a 10-0 hole.

"We weren't competitive today and it looked like our guys weren't ready to play because of the rain," said BYU coach Vance Law. "We weren't mentally prepared and I take responsibility for not having us ready to play against a good team. And it just wasn't one of those days for Matt (Neil)."

Cougar relievers David Parry, Jeff Barker and Daniel Welch each pitched one inning.

The second of two games between the Cougars, now 24-22, and the Bulldogs, now 26-13-1, is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Larry H. Miller Field.


Gonzaga at Brigham Young Univ.

May 09, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Larry H Miller Field)

Gonzaga 12 (26-13-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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LANE, Eric 3b............ 6 2 4 1 0 0 0 3 0

CHISM, Tyler rf.......... 6 2 3 3 0 0 3 0 0

MOON, Billy lf........... 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3

BOLINGER, Royce cf....... 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 3

EDMAN, Cameron c......... 5 3 5 6 0 0 6 1 0

GARRETT, Maxx c......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

ESLICK, Clayton dh....... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

STURDIVANT, Chris ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HUNTER, Andy 1b.......... 5 1 1 0 0 1 10 0 1

ACKER, Keegan 2b......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0

HENDERSON, Thomas ph/2b. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

HALCOMB, Steven ss....... 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0

GONZALES, Marco p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OLSON, Tyler p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMITH, Kenny p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 46 12 17 11 1 6 27 11 9

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (24-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

NIELSEN, Dane 2b/ss...... 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 9 0

BERNAL, Ryan 1b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0

CROWDER, Matt 2b........ 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 3 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 1

WOLFE, Alex c............ 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 2

HALL, Austin ss/1b....... 4 1 1 1 0 3 9 0 0

LUKER, Brock lf.......... 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0

LOPEZ, Bret 3b........... 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

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

NYBERG, Chunner p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PARRY, David p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BARKER, Jeff p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WELCH, Daniel p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 5 8 5 2 11 27 14 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Gonzaga............. 301 330 011 - 12 17 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 050 - 5 8 3

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E - NIELSEN(11); BERNAL(3); LOPEZ(4). DP - GON 1. LOB - GON 9; BYU 4. 2B -

LANE, E.(7); EDMAN, C.(17); HUNTER, A.(4); FRAMPTON(2); LUKER(1). HR -

CHISM, T.(5); EDMAN, C. 3(9); HALL(2). HBP - MOON, B.. SB - HUNTER, A.(1).

Gonzaga IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GONZALES, Marco..... 5.0 1 0 0 1 7 16 17

OLSON, Tyler........ 3.0 7 5 5 1 2 15 16

SMITH, Kenny........ 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

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

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NEIL, Matthew....... 4.0 10 10 6 0 3 24 24

NYBERG, Chunner..... 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 9 10

PARRY, David........ 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 5 6

BARKER, Jeff........ 1.0 1 1 1 0 3 4 4

WELCH, Daniel....... 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 4 4

Win - GONZALES, M. (8-2). Loss - NEIL (4-4). Save - None.

HBP - by PARRY (MOON, B.).

Umpires - HP: Kevin Daugherty 1B: Jeff Cluff 3B: Blake Jensen

Start: 3:07 pm Time: 2:18 Attendance: 329

Weather: rainy, 43 degrees

NEIL faced 3 batters in the 5th.

Gonzaga starters: 6/3b LANE, E.; 25/rf CHISM, T.; 11/lf MOON, B.; 21/cf

BOLINGER, R.; 10/c EDMAN, C.; 5/dh ESLICK, C.; 26/1b HUNTER, A.; 16/2b ACKER,

K.; 4/ss HALCOMB, S.; 7/p GONZALES, M.;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 5/cf WELLS; 16/2b NIELSEN; 10/1b BERNAL; 4/rf

BRUGMAN; 30/dh FRAMPTON; 18/c WOLFE; 26/ss HALL; 27/lf LUKER; 13/3b LOPEZ; 36/p

NEIL;

Gonzaga 1st - LANE, E. grounded out to 2b. CHISM, T. grounded out to 3b.

MOON, B. reached on a throwing error by 1b, advanced to second. BOLINGER, R.

singled to center field, RBI; MOON, B. scored, unearned. EDMAN, C. homered to

center field, 2 RBI, unearned; BOLINGER, R. scored, unearned. ESLICK, C.

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

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

to rf. BERNAL grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga 2nd - HUNTER, A. grounded out to 2b. ACKER, K. grounded out to

2b. HALCOMB, S. flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - BRUGMAN flied out to rf. FRAMPTON struck out

swinging. WOLFE struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga 3rd - NIELSEN to ss. CROWDER to 2b for BERNAL. HALL to 1b. LANE,

E. grounded out to ss. CHISM, T. reached on a fielding error by ss. MOON, B.

singled through the right side; CHISM, T. advanced to third. BOLINGER, R.

struck out swinging. EDMAN, C. doubled to left field, RBI; MOON, B. advanced to

third; CHISM, T. scored, unearned. ESLICK, C. struck out swinging. 1 run, 2

hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - HALL struck out swinging. LUKER struck out

swinging. LOPEZ singled to left field. WELLS grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Gonzaga 4th - HUNTER, A. doubled to right field. ACKER, K. grounded out

to 1b unassisted; HUNTER, A. advanced to third. HALCOMB, S. struck out

swinging; HUNTER, A. stole home. LANE, E. singled down the lf line. CHISM, T.

homered to left field, 2 RBI; LANE, E. scored. MOON, B. grounded out to 1b

unassisted. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - NIELSEN flied out to lf. CROWDER grounded out

to ss. BRUGMAN walked. FRAMPTON grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Gonzaga 5th - BOLINGER, R. singled to left field. EDMAN, C. homered to

left field, 2 RBI; BOLINGER, R. scored. ESLICK, C. singled to third base.

NYBERG to p for NEIL. HUNTER, A. flied out to cf. ACKER, K. walked; ESLICK, C.

advanced to second. HALCOMB, S. reached on a fielder's choice; ACKER, K. out at

second ss to 2b; ESLICK, C. advanced to third. LANE, E. singled to shortstop,

RBI; HALCOMB, S. advanced to second; ESLICK, C. scored. CHISM, T. reached on a

fielding error by 3b; LANE, E. advanced to second; HALCOMB, S. advanced to

third. MOON, B. flied out to rf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - WOLFE grounded out to 3b. HALL struck out

looking. LUKER struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga 6th - BOLINGER, R. grounded out to ss. EDMAN, C. singled to left

field. ESLICK, C. flied out to rf. HUNTER, A. reached on a fielder's choice;

EDMAN, C. out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - OLSON, T. to p for GONZALES, M.. LOPEZ flied

out to cf. WELLS grounded out to 2b. NIELSEN flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga 7th - PARRY to p for NYBERG. ACKER, K. grounded out to ss.

HALCOMB, S. grounded out to ss. LANE, E. singled to right field. CHISM, T.

singled to center field; LANE, E. advanced to second. MOON, B. hit by pitch;

CHISM, T. advanced to second; LANE, E. advanced to third. BOLINGER, R. reached

on a fielder's choice; MOON, B. out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - CROWDER singled up the middle. BRUGMAN

grounded out to ss; CROWDER advanced to second. FRAMPTON walked. WOLFE grounded

into double play 2b to 1b; FRAMPTON out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Gonzaga 8th - BARKER to p for PARRY. EDMAN, C. homered to center field,

RBI. STURDIVANT pinch hit for ESLICK, C.. STURDIVANT struck out swinging, out

at first c to 1b. HUNTER, A. struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

HENDERSON, T pinch hit for ACKER, K.. HENDERSON, T struck out swinging, out at

first c to 1b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - HENDERSON, T to 2b. GARRETT, M. to c for

EDMAN, C.. HALL homered to left field, RBI. LUKER doubled to right field. LOPEZ

singled up the middle, RBI; LUKER scored. WELLS reached on a fielder's choice;

LOPEZ out at second 2b to ss. NIELSEN singled to center field; WELLS advanced

to second. CROWDER singled to third base; NIELSEN advanced to second; WELLS

advanced to third. BRUGMAN struck out looking. FRAMPTON doubled to left center,

3 RBI; CROWDER scored; NIELSEN scored; WELLS scored. WOLFE struck out swinging.

5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Gonzaga 9th - WELCH to p for BARKER. HALCOMB, S. flied out to cf. LANE,

E. doubled to center field. CHISM, T. singled, out at second lf to 2b, RBI;

LANE, E. scored. MOON, B. flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - SMITH, K. to p for OLSON, T.. HALL struck out

swinging. LUKER struck out looking. LOPEZ grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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