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Anteaters Even Series

IRVINE -- A five-run fifth inning Friday evening proved the difference as UC-Irvine defeated BYU's baseball team, 8-3.

All-American Matt Carson was a last-minute scratch from the Cougar lineup and was replaced by Dave Jensen in right field. Carson's younger brother Clayton started at second base, while Matt rested a strained hamstring from Thursday's game.

The Anteaters, now 2-4 and even in the series with BYU after Thursday's 14-inning loss, took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Effren Trejo advance to second on a fielder's choice as teammate Matt Anderson was caught in a rundown to third. Trejo scored off Chris Miller's single up the middle.

The Cougars tied the score in the second when Kainoa Obrey led off being hit by a pitch by Sean Tracey and advanced to third where he was knocked in by Lars Birkeland's sacrifice fly to centerfield.

BYU had two on with no outs in the fourth, but Tracey started and ended a double play off a dribbler hit by Rob Itri. BYU turned double plays in the third (Wiens-Carson-Stubblefield) and fourth innings (Obrey-Carson Stubblefield).

The Anteaters turned another double play in the fifth when Carson hit a foul sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Jake Stubblefield, but getting out on the tag at first was Ranger Wiens.

UCI tied the game at two-all in the fifth when Matt Anderson lined to left field, scoring B.J. Eucce who beat the tag. Trejo knocked a shot off Carson's glove to score Jordan Szabo for a 3-2 lead. Miller looped a single over short to score Anderson. Trejo and Miller scored on a two-run single by R.J. Brown to right field, making the score 6-2.

Chris Klemm hit a one-run double to score Daniel Miramontes from first base in the sixth. Klemm advanced to third and scored off a Szabo sacrifice fly to extend UCI's lead, 8-2.

Carson knocked a two-out single to score Wiens in the seventh with BYU's final run, closing the gap to 8-3. Jensen's 11-game hitting streak came to an end, with Matt Carson now the team leader in that category at six games. Carson is expected to play Saturday.

BYU, now 1-4, plays the Anteaters in a final game on Saturday afternoon.

BYU at UC Irvine

Feb 01, 2002 at Irvine, CA (Anteater Ballpark)

BYU 3 (1-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug cf......... 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0

COUGHLAN, Cameron lf..... 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 2

JENSEN, Dave 1b/rf....... 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0

OBREY, Kainoa 3b......... 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

ITRI, Rob dh............. 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake 1b... 4 1 1 0 0 2 7 1 1

BIRKELAND, Lars c........ 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0

BILLS, Kevin c.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WIENS, Ranger ss......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 3 0

CARSON Clayton 2b........ 4 0 1 2 0 0 3 5 1

ADAMS, Ryan p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0

WARD, Matt p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GARCIA, Jason p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 3 9 3 2 8 24 17 6

UC Irvine 8 (2-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Szabo, Jordan cf......... 3 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0

Anderson, Matt 1b........ 2 1 1 1 3 0 4 3 0

Trejo, Effren 2b......... 5 2 1 1 0 0 3 1 2

Miller, Chris c.......... 4 1 3 2 0 1 8 2 2

Brown, R.J. dh........... 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1

Guthrie, Steve 3b........ 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0

Miramontes, Daniel lf.... 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Klemm, Chris rf.......... 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 1 0

Eucce, B.J. ss........... 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0

Tracey, Sean p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Koehler, Michael p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 31 8 9 8 6 2 27 9 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 010 100 - 3 9 3

UC Irvine........... 100 052 00X - 8 9 0

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E - OBREY(1); STUBBLEFIELD(1); WIENS(1). DP - BYU 2; UCI 1. LOB - BYU 6; UCI

7. 2B - Klemm(1). HBP - OBREY; Miramontes. SF - BIRKELAND(1); Szabo(1). SB -

Szabo(1); Anderson(1); Guthrie(1). CS - STUBBLEFIELD(1); Guthrie(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ADAMS, Ryan......... 5.0 8 6 6 4 0 20 24

WARD, Matt.......... 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 4 7

GARCIA, Jason....... 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 7 8

UC Irvine IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Tracey, Sean........ 6.2 8 3 3 2 4 24 28

Koehler, Michael.... 2.1 1 0 0 0 4 8 8

Win - Tracey (1-0). Loss - ADAMS (0-1). Save - None.

WP - ADAMS; Tracey(2). HBP - by Tracey (OBREY); by WARD (Miramontes). BK - WARD.

Umpires - HP: Tony Norris 1B: Scott Daniel 3B: Dan Ignosci

Start: 7:07 Time: 2:41 Attendance: 820