Ralph R. Zobell | Posted: 10 Feb 2001 | Updated: 10 Feb 2001

Fernley Blanks Cal

BERKELEY -- Nate Fernley threw a three-hit shutout Saturday to lead BYU to a 4-0 victory over Cal.

Supporting Fernley were Michael Davies and Michael Wirrick who each hit two-run homers in the second and sixth innings, respectively. BYU's record is now 6-4.

Fernley registered 10 strikeouts for the nine-inning, two-hour and six-minute game, his second complete outing of the season. The senior righthander from Long Beach, Calif., now has a 4-0 record, averaging a phenomenal 13. 4 strikeouts a game, and lowered his earned run average to 1.64 after 33 innings pitched. Earlier in the week Fernley struck out 15 batters in seven innings at the University of San Francisco to earn the victory.

Fernley and the Cougars retired the Bears in order in the first, second, third, fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, but never with more than two strikeouts per inning. The Cougars maintained a goal of winning each series, taking the first and third games against Cal, who is now 4-2.

Cougar leftfielder Tim Law had three singles in the game and Matt Carson maintained his hitting streak, now at 20 games. It was the first shutout by the Cougars since last April against Southern Utah, while Cal was last shutout also in April by Texas.

The Cougars next play on Thursday evening to start a three-game series at Cal State-Fullerton. The Titans have been ranked anywhere from 12th to 18th nationally, depending on the poll.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young at California

Feb 10, 2001 at Berkeley, CA (Evans Diamond)

Brigham Young 4 (6-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Coughlan 2b.............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0

Belliston cf............. 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0

Carson rf................ 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0

King ss.................. 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3

Wirrick 1b............... 3 2 2 2 1 1 10 0 0

Davies c................. 3 1 2 2 1 0 10 0 0

Law lf................... 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0

Perry 3b................. 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

Jackson dh............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Fernley p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 4 10 4 4 5 27 8 8

California 0 (4-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Weiner dh................ 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Smith cf................. 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

C. Jackson 3b............ 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0

Hoover 1b/2b............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 2

C. White 2b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

Ayres ph/rf............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Baker c/1b............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 0

Meyer rf................. 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

Wyman ph/c.............. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Johnson lf............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

Cook ss.................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2

Atkinson p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Montalbo p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Read p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lubner p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 30 0 3 0 0 10 27 11 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 020 002 000 - 4 10 0

California.......... 000 000 000 - 0 3 0

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LOB - BYU 8; CAL 4. 2B - C. Jackson. HR - Wirrick; Davies. HBP - Jackson;

Baker. SH - Coughlan. SB - King. CS - Wirrick.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Fernley............. 9.0 3 0 0 0 10 30 31

California IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Atkinson............ 5.1 5 3 3 2 4 18 22

Montalbo............ 1.2 3 1 1 1 1 8 9

Read................ 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 4 5

Lubner.............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Win - Fernley (4-0). Loss - Atkinson (0-1). Save - None.

WP - Atkinson. HB - Fernley; Atkinson. PB - Baker.

Umpires - Home:Ted Kovach 1st:Ruben Candelaria 3rd:Mark Beller

Start: 1 p.m. Time: 2:07 Attendance: 193

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