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Bills Homers, Slams T-Birds

PROVO -- Junior Kevin Bills stole the spotlight from the seniors in Brigham Young's final home game of the season with his two home run performance in a 13-2 victory over Southern Utah on Tuesday.

BYU improves to 26-21 on the season. The Cougars are 7-3 in their last 10 games. SUU falls to 15-27.

"These two games worked out exactly how I would've scripted it," BYU Head Coach Vance Law said. "We were able to give guys additional work when they usually don't get to play a lot."

In the second inning, senior Jake Stubblefield hit his first of two leadoff doubles in the game and scored the tying run to make the score 1-1. He finished his final home game in front of 1,711 fans at Larry H. Miller Field by going 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

Two errors by the Thunderbirds in the third allowed Brock Jacobsen to hustle around the base paths to score the go-ahead run.

Senior Jason Garcia picked-up his first win of the season, going five innings and striking out four.

Bills sent the ball around the flagpole in right center for his first home run of the season. Coming into the game, he was 4-for-30 with one extra base hit.

"I finally relaxed," Bills said. "I was pressing too much before, and since that wasn't working I decided to take a different approach."

Another inning of poor fielding by the Thunderbirds loaded the bases for Bills who cleared them with a grand slam for his second home run of the game. Bills went 2-for-3 with six RBI.

Clayton Carson, pinch hitting for Kainoa Obrey, capped off BYU's scoring with a three-run home run in the sixth inning.

BYU's Clayton Barnes came in to pitch in relief and in two innings of work struck out four.

Seniors Doug Jackson, Stubblefield, Mike Weingarten, Tyler Dabo and Garcia were honored before the game with BYU blankets.

"I'm pleased with the performance of our seniors in their final game," coach Law said. "I'm going to miss those guys."

Casey Cloward will look to break the season-high 18-game hitting streak by Ryan Chambers on the road against Air Force this week. Fans can listen to the first game against the Falcons on Thursday at 2 p.m. on 960 AM.

Southern Utah Univ. at Brigham Young Univ

May 13, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Southern Utah Univ. 2 (15-27)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Kemp ss/3b............... 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0

Doezie 2b................ 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 3

Reynolds lf.............. 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 1

Lancaster 1b............. 4 0 1 1 0 2 8 1 1

Elliott rf............... 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1

Mower 3b/p............... 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0

Gardner p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sollami ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Oldroyd p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Guest c.................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ford c.................. 3 0 1 1 0 1 6 0 0

Yocum dh................. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Francom ss.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Duvall cf................ 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

Roche p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 32 2 7 2 3 9 24 10 7

Brigham Young Univ 13 (26-21)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug lf......... 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 0

JACOBSEN, Brock cf....... 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

SEIL, Beau ph/cf........ 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

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

OBREY, Kainoa dh......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

CARSON, Clayton dh...... 3 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake 1b.... 3 3 2 0 0 0 7 0 0

LAW, Tim ph/1b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LUCAS, Blair 3b.......... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

WEINGARTEN, Mike c....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 9 1 0

BILLS, Kevin rf.......... 3 2 2 6 1 1 2 0 2

VEST, Wade 2b............ 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1

GARCIA, Jason p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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

Totals................... 36 13 10 10 4 6 27 10 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah Univ.. 100 000 100 - 2 7 4

Brigham Young Univ.. 011 263 00X - 13 10 1

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E - Kemp 2; Lancaster; Roche; SEIL. DP - BYU Cougars 1. LOB - SUU 7; BYU

Cougars 4. 2B - Lancaster; Mower; Ford; STUBBLEFIELD 2. HR - CARSON(6);

BILLS 2(2). HBP - Francom; LUCAS. SB - Duvall; JACOBSEN; WIENS. CS - VEST.

Southern Utah Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Roche............... 4.2 7 10 5 3 2 22 26

Mower............... 1.1 3 3 2 1 2 8 9

Gardner............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Oldroyd............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Brigham Young Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GARCIA, Jason....... 5.0 5 1 1 0 4 18 18

BARNES, Clayton..... 2.0 2 1 1 2 4 8 11

HEID, Tyler......... 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 6 7

Win - GARCIA (1-4). Loss - Roche (1-1). Save - None.

WP - Roche. HBP - by Roche (LUCAS); by BARNES (Francom).

Umpires - HP: Blyden Loutensock 1B: Terry Balser 3B: Al White

Start: 7:11 pm Time: 2:43 Attendance: 1711

Game notes:

Final home game of regular season

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Southern Utah Univ. at Brigham Young Univ - Play-by-Play

May 13, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah Univ.. 100 000 100 - 2 7 4

Brigham Young Univ.. 011 263 00X - 13 10 1

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Southern Utah Univ. starters: 10/ss Kemp; 2/2b Doezie; 12/lf Reynolds; 21/1b

Lancaster; 22/rf Elliott; 17/3b Mower; 27/c Guest; 3/dh Yocum; 1/cf

Duvall; 30/p Roche;

Brigham Young Univ starters: 13/lf JACKSON; 3/cf JACOBSEN; 8/ss WIENS; 32/dh

OBREY; 33/1b STUBBLEFIELD; 6/3b LUCAS; 14/c WEINGARTEN; 10/rf BILLS; 5/2b

VEST; 17/p GARCIA;

Southern Utah Univ. - inning 1

Kemp flied out to lf. Doezie popped up to 1b. Reynolds singled to right

field. Lancaster doubled to center field, RBI; Reynolds scored. Elliott

struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 1

JACKSON flied out to rf. JACOBSEN grounded out to ss. WIENS walked. WIENS

stole second. OBREY grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. - inning 2

Mower struck out swinging. Guest grounded out to 2b. Yocum flied out to

rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 2

Ford to c for Guest. STUBBLEFIELD doubled to right field. LUCAS grounded

out to 2b; STUBBLEFIELD advanced to third. STUBBLEFIELD scored on a wild

pitch. WEINGARTEN flied out to lf. BILLS walked. VEST flied out to rf. 1

run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. - inning 3

Duvall singled to right field. Duvall stole second. Kemp grounded out to

p. Doezie singled to left field, advanced to second on the throw; Duvall

advanced to third, out at home lf to 3b to c. Reynolds struck out

looking. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 3

JACKSON grounded out to ss. JACOBSEN reached on a fielding error by ss.

JACOBSEN stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by 1b,

scored. WIENS struck out swinging. OBREY flied out to cf. 1 run, 0 hits,

2 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. - inning 4

Lancaster out at first p to ss to 1b. Elliott grounded out to 1b

unassisted. Mower flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 4

STUBBLEFIELD doubled down the lf line. LUCAS struck out looking.

WEINGARTEN grounded out to ss; STUBBLEFIELD advanced to third. BILLS

homered to right center, 2 RBI; STUBBLEFIELD scored. VEST walked. VEST

out at second p to 1b to ss, caught stealing. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. - inning 5

Ford struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. Yocum singled up the

middle. Duvall flied into double play lf to ss to 1b; Yocum out on the

play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 5

JACKSON singled to left center. JACOBSEN singled to shortstop; JACKSON

advanced to second. WIENS flied out to cf. CARSON to dh for OBREY. CARSON

singled to right field, RBI; JACOBSEN advanced to third; JACKSON scored.

STUBBLEFIELD reached on a fielder's choice; CARSON advanced to second on

a throwing error by p, advanced to third; JACOBSEN scored, unearned.

LUCAS hit by pitch; STUBBLEFIELD advanced to second. WEINGARTEN popped up

to 3b. BILLS homered to center field, 4 RBI, unearned; LUCAS scored,

unearned; STUBBLEFIELD scored, unearned; CARSON scored, unearned. Kemp to

3b. Mower to p. Francom to ss for Yocum. / for Roche. VEST flied out to

lf. 6 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. - inning 6

BARNES to p for GARCIA. Kemp walked. Doezie struck out swinging. Reynolds

struck out swinging. Lancaster struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 6

JACKSON struck out swinging. SEIL pinch hit for JACOBSEN. SEIL reached on

a fielding error by 3b. WIENS walked; SEIL advanced to second. CARSON

homered to right center, 3 RBI; WIENS scored; SEIL scored, unearned. LAW

pinch hit for STUBBLEFIELD. LAW grounded out to 2b. LUCAS singled through

the left side. WEINGARTEN singled up the middle; LUCAS advanced to

second. BILLS struck out looking. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. - inning 7

SEIL to cf. LAW to 1b. Elliott struck out swinging. Mower doubled to

center field. Ford doubled, advanced to third on a fielding error by cf,

RBI; Mower scored. Francom hit by pitch. Duvall walked; Francom advanced

to second. Kemp popped up to 2b. Doezie lined out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 1

error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 7

Gardner to p for Mower. VEST popped up to 2b. JACKSON struck out

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

Southern Utah Univ. - inning 8

HEID to p for BARNES. Reynolds flied out to cf. Lancaster struck out

swinging. Elliott walked. Sollami pinch hit for Gardner. Sollami flied

out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 8

Oldroyd to p for Sollami. WIENS popped up to 2b. CARSON grounded out to

ss. LAW grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. - inning 9

Ford flied out to cf. Francom out at first 1b to p. Duvall flied out to

lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.