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Aztecs Eliminate BYU From Tourney

ALBUQUERQUE -- San Diego State survived the elimination game in the nightcap Friday at the Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament, defeating BYU, 15-7.

SDSU wore its solid black uniforms, high leg stockings included for starter Daryl Harang, a style resurrected from the days Coach Tony Gwynn was a player there. Earlier in the day the Aztecs had lost 13-1 to undefeated UNLV to earn the right to play again in the nightcap.

BYU's Doug Jackson drew a lead-off walk and advanced to second on a high-chopping single which bounded over the Aztec first baseman. He then scored as Ranger Wiens grounded into a double play to give BYU a 1-0 lead.

The Aztecs took a 2-1 lead after Landon Burt got hit by the first of two pitches in consecutive innings and Anthony Gwynn singled. Both were driven in by Josh Allen's double to the berm in centerfield. They increased that lead when Curt Mendoza hit a two-run single, making the score 4-1 through one complete inning.

BYU regained the lead when Kevin Bills scored off a fielder's choice by Ryan Chambers. Bills was the last of four straight hits racked up by the Cougars in the second, starting with Jake Stubblefield's lead-off single. Stubblefield was singled home by Brock Jacobsen's full count triple to the right center hole. A wild throw from James Guerrero allowed Rob Itri to score earlier in the inning. Itri's single had driven in Jacobsen.

A highlight from the second frame for BYU was when Clay Barnes fanned Anthony Gwynn looking on a full count with men on first and second to end the inning.

Garrett Cook accounted for three of SDSU's seven runs in the third with a lead-off homer and a two-run double as the Aztecs chased Barnes off the mound. At that juncture the Aztecs took an 11-5 lead.

Both teams scored a pair of runs in the fifth, BYU's coming from an RBI triple by Ranger Wiens which scored Jackson. Wiens, one of the nation's top three doubles hitters could have stopped at second, but unselfishly extended to third as the Cougars tried to battle back, 13-7.

The Cougars end their season with a 30-24 record, while SDSU improved to 29-31.

Brigham Young Univ vs San Diego State

May 23, 2003 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Isotopes Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ 7 (30-24)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug lf......... 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf........ 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0

WIENS, Ranger ss......... 5 1 3 1 0 0 3 3 1

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

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake 1b.... 4 1 1 0 0 0 10 2 2

JACOBSEN, Brock cf....... 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 1

ITRI, Rob 2b............. 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 0

BILLS, Kevin dh.......... 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

CARSON, Clayton ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1

WEINGARTEN, Mike c...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BARNES, Clayton p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HEID, Tyler p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CHRISMAN, Jacob p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 37 7 13 5 2 5 24 12 5

San Diego State 15 (29-31)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BURT lf.................. 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

GUERRERO ss.............. 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 5 1

GWYNN cf................. 4 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 2

COOK 1b.................. 4 3 3 4 1 0 10 1 0

ALLEN dh................. 4 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 1

MENDOZA rf............... 5 2 3 2 0 1 3 0 2

CORONA 3b................ 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

FLOQUET 2b............... 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 3 0

SWAYDAN c................ 5 0 3 2 0 0 4 2 0

HARANG p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

LEUTHARD p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 40 15 17 13 3 2 27 16 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 140 020 000 - 7 13 1

San Diego State..... 407 200 20X - 15 17 1

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E - OBREY; GUERRERO. DP - BYU Cougars 1; SDSU 1. LOB - BYU Cougars 5; SDSU

6. 2B - COOK 2; ALLEN; SWAYDAN. 3B - WIENS; JACOBSEN; ALLEN. HR - COOK(3).

HBP - BURT 2. SB - WIENS. CS - CHAMBERS; CORONA.

Brigham Young Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BARNES, Clayton..... 2.2 9 11 6 2 1 17 21

HEID, Tyler......... 2.1 5 2 2 1 1 11 12

CHRISMAN, Jacob..... 3.0 3 2 2 0 0 12 12

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HARANG.............. 6.0 11 7 6 1 4 26 27

LEUTHARD............ 3.0 2 0 0 1 1 11 12

Win - HARANG (1-1). Loss - BARNES (1-1). Save - LEUTHARD (1).

WP - BARNES 3. HBP - by BARNES (BURT); by BARNES (BURT). BK - BARNES.

Umpires - HP: Billy Jo Speck 1B: Jim Paronto 2B: Jeff Jenkins 3B: Kevin

Daugherty Start: 7:02 pm Time: 2:43 Attendance: 541

Game notes:

Game 4 of MWC Tournament, winner advances to play UNLV at 3 p.m. on

Saturday, loser is eliminated.

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Brigham Young Univ vs San Diego State - Play-by-Play

May 23, 2003 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Isotopes Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 140 020 000 - 7 13 1

San Diego State..... 407 200 20X - 15 17 1

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Brigham Young Univ starters: 13/lf JACKSON; 22/rf CHAMBERS; 8/ss WIENS;

32/3b OBREY; 33/1b STUBBLEFIELD; 3/cf JACOBSEN; 21/2b ITRI; 10/dh BILLS;

9/c CLOWARD; 11/p BARNES;

San Diego State starters: 8/lf BURT; 1/ss GUERRERO; 2/cf GWYNN; 20/1b COOK;

3/dh ALLEN; 28/rf MENDOZA; 18/3b CORONA; 10/2b FLOQUET; 12/c SWAYDAN;

33/p HARANG;

Brigham Young Univ - inning 1

JACKSON walked. CHAMBERS singled down the rf line; JACKSON advanced to

third. WIENS grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; CHAMBERS out on

the play; JACKSON scored. OBREY grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 1

BURT hit by pitch. GUERRERO flied out to rf. GWYNN singled, bunt; BURT

advanced to second. COOK walked; GWYNN advanced to second; BURT advanced

to third. ALLEN doubled to center field, 2 RBI; COOK advanced to third;

GWYNN scored; BURT scored. MENDOZA singled to right field, 2 RBI; ALLEN

scored; COOK scored. MENDOZA advanced to second on a balk. CORONA reached

on a fielder's choice; MENDOZA out at third ss to 3b. CORONA out at

second c to 2b, caught stealing. 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 2

STUBBLEFIELD singled through the right side. JACOBSEN tripled to right

center, RBI; STUBBLEFIELD scored. ITRI singled through the right side,

RBI; JACOBSEN scored. BILLS singled to left field; ITRI advanced to

second. CLOWARD singled; BILLS advanced to second on a throwing error by

ss, advanced to third; ITRI scored. JACKSON fouled out to 1b. CHAMBERS

reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; CLOWARD out at second ss to 2b; BILLS

scored, unearned. CHAMBERS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 4

runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 2

FLOQUET lined out to 1b. SWAYDAN doubled to right field. BURT hit by

pitch. BURT advanced to second on a wild pitch; SWAYDAN advanced to

third. GUERRERO grounded out to ss. GWYNN struck out looking. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 3

WIENS singled to right field. OBREY flied out to rf. WIENS stole second.

STUBBLEFIELD grounded out to 3b; WIENS advanced to third. JACOBSEN struck

out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 3

COOK homered to left field, RBI. ALLEN singled to right field. MENDOZA

singled through the left side; ALLEN advanced to second. MENDOZA advanced

to second; ALLEN advanced to third on a wild pitch. CORONA lined out to

ss. FLOQUET reached on a fielding error by 3b; ALLEN scored, unearned.

SWAYDAN singled to right center, RBI; FLOQUET advanced to second; MENDOZA

scored. BURT reached on a fielder's choice; SWAYDAN out at second 1b to

ss; FLOQUET advanced to third. GUERRERO singled to right center, RBI;

BURT advanced to third; FLOQUET scored, unearned. GUERRERO advanced to

second; BURT scored on a wild pitch, unearned. GWYNN walked. HEID to p

for BARNES. COOK doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; GWYNN scored, unearned;

GUERRERO scored, unearned. ALLEN out at first 1b to p. 7 runs, 6 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 4

ITRI popped up to p, bunt. BILLS struck out looking. CLOWARD grounded out

to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 4

MENDOZA singled through the left side. CORONA singled up the middle;

MENDOZA advanced to second. FLOQUET singled to center field, RBI; CORONA

advanced to second; MENDOZA scored. SWAYDAN singled to center field, RBI;

FLOQUET advanced to third; CORONA scored. BURT flied out to lf. GUERRERO

grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; SWAYDAN out on the play. 2

runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 5

JACKSON singled to right field. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. WIENS

tripled to right center, RBI; JACKSON scored. OBREY grounded out to 2b,

RBI; WIENS scored. STUBBLEFIELD flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 5

GWYNN grounded out to ss. COOK popped up to ss. ALLEN walked. MENDOZA

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 6

JACOBSEN singled to right field. JACOBSEN out at second p to 1b to ss to

p to 2b, picked off. ITRI struck out swinging. BILLS singled to center

field. CLOWARD grounded out to p. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 6

CHRISMAN to p for HEID. CORONA flied out to cf. FLOQUET grounded out to

p. SWAYDAN grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 7

LEUTHARD to p for HARANG. JACKSON flied out to cf. CHAMBERS flied out to

rf. WIENS singled to center field. OBREY walked; WIENS advanced to

second. STUBBLEFIELD grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 7

WEINGARTEN to c for CLOWARD. BURT popped up to 1b, bunt. GUERRERO

grounded out to 2b. GWYNN singled up the middle. COOK doubled to left

field, RBI; GWYNN scored. ALLEN tripled to left center, RBI; COOK scored.

MENDOZA grounded out to p. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 8

JACOBSEN grounded out to 2b. ITRI flied out to lf. CARSON pinch hit for

BILLS. CARSON struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 8

CORONA flied out to lf. FLOQUET flied out to rf. SWAYDAN grounded out to

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

Brigham Young Univ - inning 9

WEINGARTEN lined out to ss. JACKSON lined out to lf. CHAMBERS singled to

right field. WIENS reached on a fielder's choice; CHAMBERS out at second

ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.