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Chambers Lifts Cougars to Opening Sweep

PROVO -- Ryan Chambers used a 6-for-9 day with four RBI and four runs scored to help BYU score 23 combined runs off 29 hits in 13-3 and 10-0 victories over Air Force on Thursday at Larry H. Miller Field.

Both games were called after seven innings with the 10-run rule in affect in the series.

With the two wins, BYU improves to 24-28 and 14-12 in the Mountain West Conference while Air Force drops to 5-43 and 0-24.

The Falcons took a brief one-run lead in the top of the second inning of game one before the Cougars scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 5-2 lead. The Cougars then scored four more runs in the fourth and three in the sixth in the 13-3 final.

"We don't want to underestimate people," said BYU head coach Vance Law. "If they have a ball and a bat in their hands, they can surprise you. We still have to make sure we are having good, solid at-bats."

Ranger Wiens hit a solo home run in the sixth for his third long ball of the year. Wiens scored four times in the doubleheader and finished 4-for-6.

Picking up his team-leading seventh victory for BYU, Patrick Wells (7-4) pitched seven innings for the complete game. The southpaw allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out seven.

Karl Bolt led the Falcons scoring with a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

Paul Jacinto (3-9) pitched six strong innings of BYU's 10-0 game two shutout to pick up his third win. After retiring the first seven batters in a row, Jacinto finished with five strikeouts and three hits.

The Cougars scored six quick runs the first two innings of game two before being held scoreless until the seventh when they scored four runs.

Making his first appearance since April 10 at UNLV, Justin Su'a pitched a scoreless seventh inning of game two. Su'a struck out the side after coming back from tendinitis in his throwing arm.

BYU will play game three and four of the six-game series with Air Force on Friday at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. KOVO 960 AM will broadcast the first game live, and live stats are available for both games. Links to the webcasts can be found on BYU baseball's schedule page at www.byucougars.com.

Air Force Academy at Brigham Young Univ.

May 20, 2004 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Air Force Academy 3 (5-42,0-23 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WOLFRAM, Josh cf......... 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0

MUSSER, Matt lf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

DeROHAN, Nathan ss....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1

BROWN, Jason 1b.......... 3 2 2 0 0 0 8 0 0

BOLT, Karl 3b............ 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 0

FUGLER, Travis rf........ 3 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0

TITTLE, Brent dh......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

WALTER, Colton 2b........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

POLSTON, Jon c........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

VIGNOLA, Paul p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 27 3 7 3 1 7 18 7 4

Brigham Young Univ. 13 (23-28,13-12 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 5 2 3 3 0 0 3 0 0

KNELL, Kory lf........... 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 1

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

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 5

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

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 4 1 2 2 0 0 7 1 0

WILKES, Adam c........... 4 1 1 0 0 1 8 1 1

VEST, Wade 2b............ 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1

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

Totals................... 35 13 17 12 2 3 21 9 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Air Force Academy... 020 100 0 - 3 7 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 140 413 X - 13 17 1

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E - DeROHAN; POLSTON; WELLS(1). LOB - AFA Falcons 4; BYU Cougars 8. 2B -

FUGLER; CHAMBERS(8); KNELL(10); TAYLOR(14); HIESTAND(10). 3B - CHAMBERS(6).

HR - BOLT(4); WIENS(3). HBP - HIESTAND. SF - TAYLOR(2). SB - BROWN J.;

POLSTON; KNELL 2(5); WIENS(14); LAW(6); VEST(14). CS - WOLFRAM.

Air Force Academy IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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VIGNOLA, Paul....... 6.0 17 13 11 2 3 35 39

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

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WELLS, Patrick...... 7.0 7 3 3 1 7 27 28

Win - WELLS (7-4). Loss - VIGNOLA (1-10). Save - None.

WP - VIGNOLA; WELLS 2(5). HBP - by VIGNOLA (HIESTAND).

Umpires - HP: Ted Bergquist 1B: Ron Barnes 3B: Randy Upton

Start: 4:05 pm Time: 2:15 Attendance: 1202

Game notes:

Game 1 of 6, BYU is home team for all of the first games and AFA is home

team for the second game each day.

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Air Force Academy... 020 100 0 - 3 7 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 140 413 X - 13 17 1

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Air Force Academy starters: 6/cf WOLFRAM; 44/lf MUSSER; 8/ss DeROHAN; 10/1b

BROWN J.; 13/3b BOLT; 17/rf FUGLER; 3/dh TITTLE; 4/2b WALTER; 26/c

POLSTON; 11/p VIGNOLA;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 12/lf KNELL; 3/ss TAYLOR;

16/dh HIESTAND; 25/rf SAYLOR; 8/3b WIENS; 1/1b LAW; 24/c WILKES; 5/2b

VEST; 4/p WELLS;

Air Force Academy - inning 1

WOLFRAM singled to second base. WOLFRAM out at second p to 1b to ss,

caught stealing. MUSSER struck out looking. DeROHAN grounded out to 3b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b. KNELL doubled down the lf line. KNELL stole

third, scored on a throwing error by c. TAYLOR struck out swinging.

HIESTAND singled up the middle. SAYLOR flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 2

BROWN J. singled to right field. BOLT homered to left field, 2 RBI; BROWN

J. scored. FUGLER struck out swinging. TITTLE flied out to cf. WALTER

flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

WIENS singled to left field. LAW singled to center field; WIENS advanced

to third. WILKES struck out swinging; LAW stole second. VEST singled to

left field, RBI; WIENS scored. CHAMBERS doubled to right center, 2 RBI;

VEST scored; LAW scored. KNELL singled, bunt; CHAMBERS advanced to third.

TAYLOR flied out to cf, SF, RBI; CHAMBERS scored. KNELL stole second.

HIESTAND walked. SAYLOR flied out to rf. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 3

POLSTON walked. POLSTON advanced to second on a wild pitch. WOLFRAM

struck out swinging. POLSTON stole third. MUSSER struck out swinging.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

WIENS walked. WIENS stole second. LAW grounded out to 1b unassisted;

WIENS advanced to third. WILKES grounded out to ss. VEST grounded out to

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

Air Force Academy - inning 4

BROWN J. singled to center field. BROWN J. advanced to second on a wild

pitch. BOLT struck out swinging; BROWN J. stole third. FUGLER doubled to

right center, RBI; BROWN J. scored. TITTLE grounded out to 2b; FUGLER

advanced to third. WALTER flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

CHAMBERS singled down the rf line. KNELL flied out to lf. TAYLOR reached

on a fielder's choice; CHAMBERS out at second ss to 2b. HIESTAND doubled

to right field, RBI; TAYLOR scored. SAYLOR singled to right field, RBI;

HIESTAND scored. WIENS reached on a fielding error by ss, advanced to

second; SAYLOR advanced to third. LAW singled to left field, 2 RBI; WIENS

scored, unearned; SAYLOR scored, unearned. WILKES flied out to cf. 4

runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 5

POLSTON grounded out to 3b. WOLFRAM struck out looking. MUSSER reached on

a fielding error by p. DeROHAN singled to left field; MUSSER advanced to

second. DeROHAN out at first c to 1b, picked off. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

VEST singled to left field. CHAMBERS fouled out to 1b. VEST stole second.

VEST advanced to third on a wild pitch. KNELL grounded out to p. TAYLOR

doubled to left field, RBI; VEST scored. HIESTAND hit by pitch. SAYLOR

flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 6

BROWN J. grounded out to 3b. BOLT singled to left field. FUGLER struck

out swinging. TITTLE fouled out to c. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

WIENS homered, RBI. LAW grounded out to 3b. WILKES singled to left field.

VEST grounded out to 3b; WILKES advanced to second. CHAMBERS tripled to

right center, RBI; WILKES scored. KNELL singled down the lf line, RBI;

CHAMBERS scored. TAYLOR struck out looking. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 7

WALTER grounded out to ss. POLSTON flied out to rf. WOLFRAM flied out to

cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. vs. Air Force Academy

May 20, 2004 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 10 (24-28,14-12 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 0

KNELL, Kory lf........... 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 2

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 4 0 1 2 1 1 1 4 0

HIESTAND, Jeff dh........ 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3

SAYLOR, Ben 1b........... 4 1 3 1 0 1 8 0 0

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

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

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 4 1 0 0 0 1 8 0 2

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

JACINTO, Paul p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SU'A, Justin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 10 12 8 5 7 21 8 9

Air Force Academy 0 (5-43,0-24 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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LAMSON, Reid cf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

DeROHAN, Nathan 3b....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

TITTLE, Brent lf......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

BOLT, Karl 1b............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

BROWN, Jason rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

KASEL, Dale dh........... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

SALAZAR, Geno ss......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2

ADAMS, Billy 2b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 2 1

OAKLEY, Josh c........... 2 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0

NIXON, Blake p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SCHROEDER, JT p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 0 3 0 2 8 21 5 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 330 000 4 - 10 12 0

Air Force Academy... 000 000 0 - 0 3 4

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E - DeROHAN; BOLT; BROWN J.; SALAZAR. LOB - BYU Cougars 9; AFA Falcons 5. 2B

- CHAMBERS 2; TAYLOR; WIENS; TITTLE. HBP - KNELL. SF - BILLS. SB - KNELL;

CLOWARD.

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

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JACINTO, Paul....... 6.0 3 0 0 1 5 21 22

SU'A, Justin........ 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 3 4

Air Force Academy IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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NIXON, Blake........ 6.1 12 10 10 5 5 31 38

SCHROEDER, JT....... 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

Win - JACINTO (3-9). Loss - NIXON (0-8). Save - None.

WP - NIXON 2. HBP - by NIXON (KNELL).

Umpires - HP: Ron Barnes 1B: Randy Upton 3B: Ted Bergquist

Start: 6:56 pm Time: 2:15 Attendance:

Game notes:

Game 2 of 6

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 330 000 4 - 10 12 0

Air Force Academy... 000 000 0 - 0 3 4

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 12/lf KNELL; 3/ss TAYLOR;

16/dh HIESTAND; 25/1b SAYLOR; 8/3b WIENS; 11/rf BILLS; 9/c CLOWARD; 6/2b

LUCAS; 15/p JACINTO;

Air Force Academy starters: 1/cf LAMSON; 8/3b DeROHAN; 3/lf TITTLE; 13/1b

BOLT; 10/rf BROWN J.; 18/dh KASEL; 2/ss SALAZAR; 25/2b ADAMS; 30/c

OAKLEY; 39/p NIXON;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERS doubled down the lf line. KNELL hit by pitch. TAYLOR walked;

KNELL advanced to second; CHAMBERS advanced to third. HIESTAND reached on

a fielder's choice, advanced to second on a fielding error by ss, RBI;

TAYLOR out at second 2b to ss; KNELL scored; CHAMBERS scored. HIESTAND

advanced to third on a wild pitch. SAYLOR singled down the rf line, RBI;

HIESTAND scored. SAYLOR advanced to second on a wild pitch. WIENS walked.

BILLS struck out looking. CLOWARD flied out to cf. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 1

LAMSON struck out looking. DeROHAN grounded out to ss. TITTLE struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

LUCAS singled to left field. CHAMBERS doubled down the rf line; LUCAS

advanced to third. KNELL singled to first base, advanced to second on a

throwing error by 1b, RBI; CHAMBERS advanced to third; LUCAS scored.

TAYLOR doubled down the rf line, 2 RBI; KNELL scored; CHAMBERS scored.

HIESTAND reached on a fielder's choice; TAYLOR out at third p to 3b.

SAYLOR struck out looking. WIENS grounded out to 2b. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 2

BOLT grounded out to 3b. BROWN J. grounded out to p. KASEL popped up to

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

BILLS walked. CLOWARD reached on a fielder's choice; BILLS out at second

ss to 2b. LUCAS flied out to lf. CLOWARD stole second. CHAMBERS walked.

KNELL reached on a fielder's choice; CHAMBERS out at second ss to 2b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 3

SALAZAR struck out swinging. ADAMS singled to left field. OAKLEY singled

to right field; ADAMS advanced to second. LAMSON flied out to rf; ADAMS

advanced to third. DeROHAN popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

TAYLOR flied out to cf. HIESTAND flied out to cf. SAYLOR singled to right

field. WIENS flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 4

TITTLE doubled to right field. BOLT struck out swinging. BROWN J.

grounded out to ss. KASEL walked. SALAZAR grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

BILLS popped up to 2b. CLOWARD struck out swinging. LUCAS struck out

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

Air Force Academy - inning 5

ADAMS grounded out to 3b. OAKLEY struck out swinging. LAMSON grounded out

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

CHAMBERS struck out swinging. KNELL walked. TAYLOR lined out to 2b. KNELL

stole second. HIESTAND grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 6

DeROHAN lined out to ss. TITTLE grounded out to ss. BOLT lined out to 3b.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

SAYLOR singled to right field. WIENS doubled down the rf line; SAYLOR

advanced to third. BILLS flied out to rf, SF, RBI; WIENS advanced to

third; SAYLOR scored. CLOWARD reached on a fielding error by 3b; WIENS

scored. LUCAS singled up the middle; CLOWARD advanced to second. CHAMBERS

singled, advanced to second on a fielding error by rf, RBI; LUCAS

advanced to third; CLOWARD scored. KNELL singled to left field, RBI;

CHAMBERS advanced to third; LUCAS scored. SCHROEDER to p for NIXON.

TAYLOR struck out swinging. HIESTAND struck out swinging. 4 runs, 5 hits,

2 errors, 2 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 7

SU'A to p for JACINTO. BROWN J. struck out swinging. KASEL struck out

looking. SALAZAR walked. ADAMS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.