John Vandenburgh pitched BYU to a doubleheader sweep of the New Mexico Lobos (6-5 and 5-4) and helped the Cougars climb above .500 in Western Athletic Conference play for the first time this season.
Vandenburgh (2-0) came on in relief in both games and got the win in each game.Ryan Hancock came on in relief in the sixth with the score tied at 4-4 and walked two and struck out two as the Lobos scored one more on a passed ball.
The Cougars scored one run in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings. Hancock struck out eight in four innings and gave way to Vandenburgh who pitched a scoreless tenth.
That set up the dramatics for Darren Milne who hit a game winning homerun to lead off the bottom of the tenth to give the Cougars the victory.
In Game 2, Brent Brown homered for the Cougars in the bottom of the sixth to break a 4-4 tie and Vandenburgh, who came on in the sixth, pitched a scoreless seventh to post his second victory of the day.
BYU moves to 21-10 overall and 6-5 in league play. New Mexico falls to 17-26 overall and 5-9 in league.
The two teams will be back in action today, with a doubleheader beginning at noon.