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BYU hurler Fernley shuts out the Bears

Daily Planet Wire Services
Monday February 12, 2001

Led by the outstanding pitching of senior right-hander Nate Fernley and two-run homers by Michael Wirrick and Michael Davies, Brigham Young shutout the California baseball team, 4-0, Saturday afternoon at Evans Diamond.  

The Bears fall to 4-2 on the season, while the Cougars improve to 6-4 overall. BYU won the first game of the series, 2-1, Thursday, while Cal won game two, 5-3, Friday.  

Fernley improved his record to 4-0 in impressive fashion. He threw a complete game, allowing only three hits with no walks and 10 strikeouts.  

The Cougars scored their runs on a two-run homer by Davies off of Bear starter Ryan Atkinson in the second inning, and Wirrick’s two-run round-tripper in the sixth inning off of Bears freshman Brian Montalbo.  

Cal did not get a hit off of Fernley until freshman Conor Jackson’s infield single in the fourth inning. The Bears could only muster two other hits, pinch-hitter Spencer Wyman’s single to right field in the eighth inning and Jackson’s double down the left field line in the ninth inning.  

Besides Wirrick and Davies two-run homers, Tim Law also helped BYU, going 3-for-4.  

Cal will next travel to Pacific on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Billy Hebert Field in Stockton.