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Cal Sweeps In Three

BERKELEY -- BYU brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning on Saturday against California but fell short in its comeback attempt, losing 7-4.

After moving from third to first in the lineup, Ranger Wiens led the Cougars with a 3-for-5 performance. The third-team Preseason All-American finished the three-game series with four hits.

Starting pitcher Adam Gold quickly tamed the Cougar bats, striking out the side in the first inning. The sophomore finished his first win with 10 strikeouts in five innings, holding BYU scoreless on three hits.

Chris Grossman knocked in both of Cal's first two runs. The Bears scored their first run in the second when the sophomore catcher hit a Patrick Wells pitch over the centerfield fence.

One inning later, Jeff Dragicevich doubled to lead off the inning for Cal. The Cougars were one out from escaping the inning unharmed, but a BYU error kept the inning alive for the Bears. Grossman then doubled in his second run of the game. James Holder followed with a two-run single to give Cal a 4-0 lead.

Sophomore Allen Craig added two more runs to Cal's lead in the fifth with his first hit of the season, a two-run home run to left-center.

A pitching change allowed the Cougars to score their first two runs in the sixth. Back-to-back singles by Tim Law and Ben Saylor and a walk to Jeff Hiestand loaded the bases for BYU with no outs. Rob Itri then came through with a two-run single to centerfield.

Two more BYU errors in the seventh allowed Cal to score its fourth unearned run, giving it a 7-2 lead.

After entering the game in left field in the bottom of the sixth, Kory Knell tripled in his first at-bat to lead off the eighth inning for BYU. Knell scored on a sacrifice fly from Ryan Chambers. The Cougars scored its final run in the ninth on a single by Saylor.

Wells pitched effectively in his first start for the Cougars. The junior college transfer picked up his first loss after striking out six in five innings, allowing three earned runs off eight hits.

Jesse Ingram earned his first save for Cal. He struck out three in three and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs off five hits.

Saylor and Law singled in all three games. Saylor led the team with five hits in the series and Law finished with four.

The 0-3 Cougars return home before heading back to California for the three-game Pacific Invitational hosted by the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif. The tournament begins Thursday with BYU facing off against Saint Mary's (Calif.) at 6 p.m. (PST).

Brigham Young Univ. at Univ. of California

Jan 31, 2004 at Berkeley, California (Evans Diamond)

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (0-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 5 1 2 0 0 1 8 0 0

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 5 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 3

HIESTAND, Jeff lf........ 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1

KNELL, Kory lf.......... 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 0 1 1 0 3 5 0 0

ITRI, Rob 3b............. 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0

HALES, Brad pr/2b....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BILLS, Kevin ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0

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

LUCAS, Blair 2b/3b....... 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 1 2

WELLS, Patrick p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

HESS, Nathan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BEUS, Lance p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 4 11 4 3 14 24 10 11

Univ. of California 7 (3-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NICHOLSON, David 2b...... 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 3 0

CRAIG, Allen 3b.......... 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0

HORWITZ, Brian rf........ 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

WEINER, David cf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

GROSSMAN, Chris c........ 4 2 2 2 0 0 14 0 0

HOLDER, James 1b......... 4 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 1

ERRECART, Chris dh....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

NELSON, Justin lf........ 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0

BURCHETT, Jeremy cf/rf... 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1

DRAGICEVICH, Jeff ss..... 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3

GOLD, Adam p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TALBOTT, Travis p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

INGRAM, Jesse p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 33 7 10 6 2 7 27 4 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 002 011 - 4 11 3

Univ. of California. 013 020 10X - 7 10 1

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E - ITRI; TAYLOR; CLOWARD; CRAIG. DP - BYU Cougars 2. LOB - BYU Cougars 11;

Cal Bears 5. 2B - WIENS; CRAIG; GROSSMAN; NELSON; DRAGICEVICH. 3B - KNELL.

HR - CRAIG(1); GROSSMAN(1). HBP - HORWITZ. SF - CHAMBERS. SB - NICHOLSON 2;

NELSON.

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WELLS, Patrick...... 5.0 8 6 3 0 6 23 23

HESS, Nathan........ 2.0 1 1 0 1 1 7 9

BEUS, Lance......... 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 3 4

Univ. of California IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GOLD, Adam.......... 5.0 3 0 0 1 10 18 19

TALBOTT, Travis..... 0.1 3 2 2 1 1 4 5

INGRAM, Jesse....... 3.2 5 2 2 1 3 16 18

Win - GOLD (1-0). Loss - WELLS (0-1). Save - INGRAM (1).

WP - WELLS; INGRAM. HBP - by HESS (HORWITZ).

Umpires - HP: Ted Kovach 1B: Ruben Candaleria 3B: Dan Payne

Start: 12 p.m. Time: 2:35 Attendance: 358

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 002 011 - 4 11 3

Univ. of California. 013 020 10X - 7 10 1

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 8/dh WIENS; 1/1b LAW; 25/rf SAYLOR; 16/lf

HIESTAND; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 21/3b ITRI; 3/ss TAYLOR; 9/c CLOWARD; 6/2b

LUCAS; 4/p WELLS;

Univ. of California starters: 5/2b NICHOLSON; 4/3b CRAIG; 24/rf HORWITZ;

35/c GROSSMAN; 44/1b HOLDER; 22/dh ERRECART; 6/lf NELSON; 33/cf BURCHETT;

9/ss DRAGICEVICH; 27/p GOLD;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

WIENS doubled down the lf line. LAW struck out looking. SAYLOR struck out

looking. HIESTAND struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Univ. of California - inning 1

NICHOLSON struck out looking. CRAIG flied out to cf. HORWITZ struck out,

out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

CHAMBERS struck out. ITRI grounded out to 2b. TAYLOR struck out. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Univ. of California - inning 2

GROSSMAN homered to center field, RBI. HOLDER grounded out to ss.

ERRECART lined out to cf. NELSON doubled to center field. NELSON advanced

to third on a wild pitch. BURCHETT grounded out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

CLOWARD flied out to lf. LUCAS struck out. WIENS singled, bunt. LAW

singled down the rf line; WIENS advanced to third. SAYLOR struck out. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Univ. of California - inning 3

DRAGICEVICH doubled down the lf line. NICHOLSON struck out. CRAIG struck

out, out at first c to 1b. HORWITZ reached on an error by 3b; DRAGICEVICH

advanced to third. GROSSMAN doubled down the lf line, RBI; HORWITZ

advanced to third; DRAGICEVICH scored, unearned. HOLDER singled down the

lf line, out at second lf to 2b, 2 RBI; GROSSMAN scored, unearned;

HORWITZ scored, unearned. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

HIESTAND fouled out to 3b. CHAMBERS struck out. ITRI flied out to cf. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Univ. of California - inning 4

ERRECART popped up to 2b. NELSON struck out. BURCHETT singled to left

field. DRAGICEVICH flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

TAYLOR struck out. CLOWARD struck out. LUCAS walked. WIENS popped up to

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

Univ. of California - inning 5

NICHOLSON singled to shortstop. CRAIG homered to left center, 2 RBI;

NICHOLSON scored. HORWITZ struck out. GROSSMAN popped up to 2b. HOLDER

grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

TALBOTT to p for GOLD. LAW singled to left center. SAYLOR singled to

center field; LAW advanced to second. HIESTAND walked; SAYLOR advanced to

second; LAW advanced to third. CHAMBERS struck out. ITRI singled to

center field, 2 RBI; HIESTAND advanced to second; SAYLOR scored; LAW

scored. INGRAM to p for TALBOTT. TAYLOR struck out. CLOWARD grounded out

to p. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Univ. of California - inning 6

HESS to p for WELLS. KNELL to lf for HIESTAND. ERRECART popped up to 2b.

NELSON walked. NELSON stole second. BURCHETT struck out. DRAGICEVICH

fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

LUCAS singled to shortstop. WIENS struck out. LAW popped up to ss. SAYLOR

reached on a fielder's choice; LUCAS out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Univ. of California - inning 7

NICHOLSON reached on an error by ss. NICHOLSON stole second. NICHOLSON

stole third, scored on an error by c, unearned. CRAIG doubled to left

field. HORWITZ hit by pitch. GROSSMAN grounded into double play 2b to ss

to 1b; HORWITZ out on the play; CRAIG advanced to third. HOLDER flied out

to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

WEINER to cf for HORWITZ. BURCHETT to rf. KNELL tripled to center field.

CHAMBERS flied out to cf, SF, RBI; KNELL scored. ITRI walked. HALES pinch

ran for ITRI. TAYLOR flied out to lf. CLOWARD reached on an error by 3b;

HALES advanced to second. LUCAS flied out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Univ. of California - inning 8

HALES to 2b. LUCAS to 3b. BEUS to p for HESS. ERRECART singled through

the left side. NELSON grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; ERRECART

out on the play. BURCHETT walked. DRAGICEVICH flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 9

WIENS singled through the right side. WIENS advanced to second on a wild

pitch. LAW grounded out to 2b; WIENS advanced to third. SAYLOR singled to

left field, RBI; WIENS scored. KNELL flied out to rf. CHAMBERS singled

through the right side; SAYLOR advanced to second. BILLS pinch hit for

HALES. BILLS struck out. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.