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Cal Northridge Escapes 5-Run Deficit, Wins 7-6

NORTHRIDGE -- Jesse Perez hit a game-winning two-run homer and drove in three as Cal State Northridge came back to beat BYU 7-6 Thursday.

The Cougars (4-14) had a five run lead to begin the fifth inning, but the Matadors (7-11) scored five in the inning to tie the game. Perez's two-run shot in the seventh sealed the victory for Cal Northridge. BYU is now 1-4 in one-run games this year.

After Cal Northridge starter Cody Campbell (0-0) exited the game in the third, the Matadors used six relievers to pull off the win. Kyle Jean (1-1) earned his first victory, entering the game in the sixth. Phil Polanco captured his fourth save.

BYU starter Patrick Wells (2-2) cruised easily through the first four innings before stumbling in the fifth, allowing five runs. Bryce Burger (0-1) picked up his first loss after allowing two runs in two and one-third innings.

Led by RBI singles from Casey Cloward and Brandon Taylor and a sacrifice fly by Wade Vest, the Cougars led by three in the second inning. A sacrifice fly by Ryan Chambers and Taylor's second RBI single gave BYU a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning. Taylor finished the game 3-for-6.

Five Matadors captured RBI hits in the fifth inning led by a RBI double from Adam Fleener and an RBI single from Perez. BYU regained the lead in the sixth inning on a bases loaded walk to Tim Law before Perez finalized the score with his two-out blast to left field.

BYU will take on No. 7 Long Beach State Friday at 6:30 p.m. (PST). Live audio is available for the game. A link to the audio cast can be found at www.byucougars.com.

BYU at Cal State Northridge

Mar 04, 2004 at Northridge, CA (Matador Field)

BYU 6 (4-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 3

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 6 0 3 2 0 2 2 2 0

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

ITRI, Rob lf............. 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2

HIESTAND, Jeff dh........ 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

KNELL, Kory dh.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 4 1 2 1 1 0 8 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 5 2 1 1 0 1 9 0 4

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

WELLS, Patrick p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

BURGER, Bryce p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PARSONS, Kalen p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 6 10 6 9 8 24 7 14

Cal State Northridge 7 (7-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Ciccarelli cf............ 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Aguailar dh.............. 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

Voita rf................. 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0

Riordan lf............... 4 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 1

McCauley 3b.............. 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0

Perez ss................. 3 1 2 3 0 0 3 0 1

Quintana 1b.............. 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 1 0

Paulk ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Fleener c................ 4 1 1 1 0 1 8 0 4

Ravago 2b................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0

Hagstrom 2b............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Campbell p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Brettl p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Camacho p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Sistilli p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jean p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Rocchio p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Polanco p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 32 7 9 7 2 8 27 10 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 030 201 000 - 6 10 1

Cal State Northridge 000 050 20X - 7 9 2

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E - CLOWARD; Perez(7); Fleener(3). LOB - BYU 14; CSUN 7. 2B - LAW; VEST;

Fleener(2). 3B - LAW. HR - Perez(3). HBP - Ciccarelli 2; Quintana. SH -

CHAMBERS; Perez(2). SF - CHAMBERS; VEST. SB - Riordan(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WELLS, Patrick...... 4.2 7 5 5 2 5 20 25

BURGER, Bryce....... 2.1 2 2 2 0 2 9 9

PARSONS, Kalen...... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4

Cal State Northridge IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Campbell............ 2.0 4 3 3 3 0 9 13

Brettl.............. 2.0 3 2 1 0 2 8 9

Camacho............. 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 4 6

Sistilli............ 0.1 0 1 1 2 0 1 3

Jean................ 2.0 2 0 0 2 4 7 10

Rocchio............. 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

Polanco............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Win - Jean (1-1). Loss - BURGER (0-1). Save - Polanco (4).

WP - WELLS; Campbell(2). HBP - by WELLS (Ciccarelli); by WELLS (Quintana); by

PARSONS (Ciccarelli). PB - CLOWARD; Fleener(3).

Umpires - HP: Mel Gatson 1B: Dave Gimbi 3B: Ruben Chavira

Start: 2:00 pm Time: 3:01 Attendance: 124

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 030 201 000 - 6 10 1

Cal State Northridge 000 050 20X - 7 9 2

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BYU starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 3/ss TAYLOR; 8/3b WIENS; 21/lf ITRI; 25/rf

SAYLOR; 16/dh HIESTAND; 1/1b LAW; 9/c CLOWARD; 5/2b VEST; 4/p WELLS;

Cal State Northridge starters: 2/cf Ciccarelli; 1/dh Aguailar; 7/rf Voita;

33/lf Riordan; 14/3b McCauley; 4/ss Perez; 3/1b Quintana; 13/c Fleener;

6/2b Ravago; 42/p Campbell;

BYU - inning 1

CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b. TAYLOR singled up the middle. WIENS popped

up to 2b. TAYLOR advanced to second on a wild pitch. ITRI walked. SAYLOR

grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Cal State Northridge - inning 1

Ciccarelli hit by pitch. Aguailar fouled out to c, bunt. Voita reached on

a fielder's choice; Ciccarelli out at second ss to 2b. Riordan struck out

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

BYU - inning 2

HIESTAND walked. LAW doubled to right center; HIESTAND advanced to third.

CLOWARD singled to left field, advanced to second, RBI; LAW advanced to

third; HIESTAND scored. VEST flied out to lf, SAC, RBI; CLOWARD advanced

to third; LAW scored. CHAMBERS walked. TAYLOR singled up the middle, RBI;

CHAMBERS advanced to second; CLOWARD scored. WIENS flied out to rf;

CHAMBERS advanced to third. ITRI grounded out to 2b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Cal State Northridge - inning 2

McCauley walked. Perez grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; McCauley advanced to

second. Quintana flied out to cf. Fleener grounded out to 1b unassisted.

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

BYU - inning 3

Brettl to p for Campbell. SAYLOR struck out swinging. HIESTAND grounded

out to 3b. LAW flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cal State Northridge - inning 3

Ravago struck out swinging. Ciccarelli flied out to cf. Aguailar grounded

out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 4

CLOWARD reached on a fielding error by c, bunt. VEST doubled down the lf

line; CLOWARD advanced to third. CHAMBERS flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; VEST

advanced to third; CLOWARD scored, unearned. TAYLOR singled up the

middle, RBI; VEST scored. TAYLOR out at second p to 1b to ss, picked off.

WIENS singled to pitcher. ITRI struck out looking. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Cal State Northridge - inning 4

Voita singled to shortstop. Riordan struck out looking. McCauley reached

on a fielder's choice; Voita out at second 2b to ss. Perez popped up to

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

BYU - inning 5

Camacho to p for Brettl. SAYLOR grounded out to p. HIESTAND walked. LAW

grounded out to 2b; HIESTAND advanced to second. CLOWARD reached on a

throwing error by ss; HIESTAND advanced to third. VEST walked; CLOWARD

advanced to second. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 3 LOB.

Cal State Northridge - inning 5

Quintana hit by pitch. Quintana advanced to second on a passed ball.

Fleener doubled down the lf line, RBI; Quintana scored. Ravago struck out

swinging. Ciccarelli singled to first base, bunt; Fleener advanced to

third. Aguailar singled through the right side, RBI; Ciccarelli advanced

to third; Fleener scored. Voita singled up the middle, RBI; Aguailar

advanced to second; Ciccarelli scored. Riordan struck out swinging.

McCauley singled up the middle, RBI; Voita advanced to second; Aguailar

scored. Perez singled to center field, RBI; McCauley advanced to second;

Voita scored. Perez advanced to second on a wild pitch; McCauley advanced

to third on a wild pitch. Quintana walked. BURGER to p for WELLS. Fleener

reached on a fielder's choice; Quintana out at second ss unassisted. 5

runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

Hagstrom to 2b for Ravago. Sistilli to p for Camacho. TAYLOR popped up to

3b. WIENS walked. WIENS advanced to second on a passed ball. ITRI walked.

Jean to p for Sistilli. SAYLOR singled to first base; ITRI advanced to

second; WIENS advanced to third. KNELL to dh for HIESTAND. KNELL struck

out looking. LAW walked, RBI; SAYLOR advanced to second; ITRI advanced to

third; WIENS scored. CLOWARD struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors,

3 LOB.

Cal State Northridge - inning 6

Hagstrom grounded out to 2b. Ciccarelli grounded out to p, bunt. Aguailar

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

BYU - inning 7

VEST singled through the left side. CHAMBERS grounded out to p, SAC,

bunt; VEST advanced to second. TAYLOR struck out swinging. WIENS

intentionally walked. ITRI flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Cal State Northridge - inning 7

Voita struck out swinging. Riordan singled up the middle. McCauley struck

out swinging. Riordan stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error

by c. Perez homered to left field, 2 RBI; Riordan scored. Paulk pinch hit

for Quintana. Paulk flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 8

Paulk to 1b. SAYLOR struck out swinging. Rocchio to p for Jean. KNELL

popped up to ss. LAW tripled down the lf line. CLOWARD grounded out to

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

Cal State Northridge - inning 8

PARSONS to p for BURGER. Fleener struck out swinging. Hagstrom flied out

to cf. Ciccarelli hit by pitch. Aguailar fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 9

Polanco to p for Rocchio. VEST popped up to ss. CHAMBERS grounded out to

p unassisted. TAYLOR struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.