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Chambers Paces 5-3 Defeat of Fresno State

FRESNO -- Strong pitching and timely hitting helped BYU win its fourth straight game, beating tournament host Fresno State 5-3 on Wednesday.

The fourth straight win is the longest of the season for the Cougars (8-15) as they snap the Bulldogs (9-13) three-game winning streak. BYU is now the only unbeaten team in the six-team Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic.

Patrick Wells (3-1) earned his third win of the season, allowing three runs on four hits in seven and one-third innings. Well struck out six on the night before a season-high crowd of 2,689 fans.

Ryan Chambers tripled, scored and had one RBI, finishing 2-for-4. Casey Cloward, Tim Law and Ben Saylor also went 2-for-4 in the game. Law and Wade Vest increased their hitting streaks to six games.

Following a leadoff walk to Rob Itri in the second inning, Saylor singled to move Itri to second. An RBI single by Law gave the Cougars an early 1-0 lead.

Fresno State tied the game in the bottom of the second with back-to-back doubles. BYU took its lead back in the third inning after a triple by Chambers and a sacrifice fly from Kory Knell gave the Cougars a 2-1 advantage.

Cloward scored BYU's third run in the fifth inning after singling and crossing home plate on a sacrifice fly from Chambers. With two outs, back-to-back doubles by Knell and Ranger Wiens increased the Cougars' lead to 4-1.

The Bulldogs brought the Cougars' lead to one with a two-run home run by Kyle Wilson in the sixth inning. Wilson finished the game with 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Vest gave BYU an insurance run in the ninth inning, singling in Law from third base. After pitching a scoreless eighth, Bryce Burger (0-1) shutdown the Bulldogs in the ninth, striking out the side in order for his first save.

The Cougars play Monmouth (2-7) Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (PST). Monmouth is 1-2 in the tournament, winning its first tournament game Wednesday in a 12-7 victory over Chicago State. In other Thursday tournament games, Chicago State will play Portland at 10 a.m. (PST) and Fresno State will play Dallas Baptist at 6:30 p.m. (PST). The BYU-Monmouth game is not available for live stats or live audio, but check www.byucougars.com for immediate game results.

Brigham Young at Fresno State

Mar 10, 2004 at Fresno, Calif. (Beiden Field)

Brigham Young 5 (8-15)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 1 2 1 0 1 7 0 1

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

WIENS, Ranger 3b......... 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0

ITRI, Rob dh............. 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

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

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

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

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

VEST, Wade 2b............ 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 5 2

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

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

Totals................... 34 5 11 5 1 5 27 8 5

Fresno State 3 (9-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Miller, D. lf............ 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0

Haag 2b.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Robnett cf............... 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0

Sakamoto dh.............. 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

Wilson 1b................ 4 2 3 2 0 0 7 0 0

Shannon pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Esparza 1b.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Patrick ss............... 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 2 1

Vitters 3b............... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0

Pierce c................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 0

Miller, B. ph........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Moresi rf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3

Gomez ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Cooper p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Ball p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Quinonez p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Griffin p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 31 3 5 3 3 9 27 8 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 011 020 001 - 5 11 0

Fresno State........ 010 002 000 - 3 5 0

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LOB - Cougars 5; Bulldogs 6. 2B - KNELL; WIENS; Wilson; Patrick. 3B -

CHAMBERS. HR - Wilson(3). HBP - Pierce. SH - Haag. SF - CHAMBERS; KNELL. SB

- Miller, D.(3). CS - SAYLOR.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WELLS, Patrick...... 7.1 4 3 3 3 6 25 30

BURGER, Bryce....... 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 6 6

Fresno State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Cooper.............. 6.0 7 4 4 1 3 22 25

Ball................ 2.1 3 1 1 0 1 10 10

Quinonez............ 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Griffin............. 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Win - WELLS (3-2). Loss - Cooper (1-3). Save - BURGER (1).

WP - Cooper; Quinonez. HBP - by WELLS (Pierce). PB - Pierce.

Umpires - HP: Blake Jensen 1B: Chad McCardell 3B: Tom Chandler

Start: 6:37 pm Time: 2:46 Attendance: 2689

Play-by-Play

Brigham Young at Fresno State - Play-by-Play

Mar 10, 2004 at Fresno, Calif. (Beiden Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 011 020 001 - 5 11 0

Fresno State........ 010 002 000 - 3 5 0

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Brigham Young starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 12/lf KNELL; 8/3b WIENS; 21/dh ITRI;

3/ss TAYLOR; 25/rf SAYLOR; 1/1b LAW; 9/c CLOWARD; 5/2b VEST; 4/p WELLS;

Fresno State starters: 38/lf Miller, D.; 11/2b Haag; 27/cf Robnett; 4/dh

Sakamoto; 22/1b Wilson; 3/ss Patrick; 40/3b Vitters; 14/c Pierce; 33/rf

Moresi; 24/p Cooper;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERS flied out to cf. KNELL struck out looking. WIENS struck out

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

Fresno State - inning 1

Miller, D. walked. Haag grounded out to 3b, SAC; Miller, D. advanced to

second. Robnett struck out swinging. Sakamoto grounded out to 2b. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

ITRI walked. TAYLOR popped up to 2b. SAYLOR singled to center field; ITRI

advanced to second. LAW singled to center field, RBI; SAYLOR advanced to

second; ITRI scored. CLOWARD flied out to cf. VEST grounded out to p. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Fresno State - inning 2

Wilson doubled to left center. Patrick doubled to left center, RBI;

Wilson scored. Vitters struck out swinging. Pierce struck out swinging.

Moresi struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

CHAMBERS tripled to left center. KNELL flied out to lf, SAC, RBI;

CHAMBERS scored. WIENS grounded out to ss. ITRI grounded out to 3b. 1

run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Fresno State - inning 3

Miller, D. walked. Haag flied out to cf. Miller, D. stole second. Robnett

struck out looking. Sakamoto flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

TAYLOR flied out to cf. SAYLOR singled to right field. SAYLOR out at

second c to ss, caught stealing. LAW popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Fresno State - inning 4

Wilson flied out to cf. Patrick singled to right field. Vitters reached

on a fielder's choice; Patrick out at second 2b to ss. Pierce hit by

pitch; Vitters advanced to second. Moresi grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

CLOWARD singled to left center. VEST grounded out to 3b; CLOWARD advanced

to second. CLOWARD advanced to third on a wild pitch. CHAMBERS flied out

to rf, SAC, RBI; CLOWARD scored. KNELL doubled to left field. KNELL

advanced to third on a passed ball. WIENS doubled to right field, RBI;

KNELL scored. ITRI fouled out to lf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State - inning 5

Miller, D. flied out to lf. Haag popped up to 2b. Robnett flied out to

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

Brigham Young - inning 6

TAYLOR grounded out to 2b. SAYLOR struck out looking. LAW grounded out to

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

Fresno State - inning 6

Sakamoto walked. Wilson homered to left field, 2 RBI; Sakamoto scored.

Patrick flied out to cf. Vitters grounded out to ss. Pierce grounded out

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

Brigham Young - inning 7

Ball to p for Cooper. CLOWARD flied out to rf. VEST lined out to 1b.

CHAMBERS singled to right field. KNELL struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State - inning 7

Moresi popped up to 2b. Miller, D. struck out swinging. Haag flied out to

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

Brigham Young - inning 8

WIENS flied out to cf. ITRI flied out to cf. TAYLOR popped up to ss. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Fresno State - inning 8

Robnett flied out to cf. BURGER to p for WELLS. Sakamoto grounded out to

ss. Wilson singled to third base. Shannon pinch ran for Wilson. Patrick

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

Brigham Young - inning 9

Esparza to 1b for Shannon. SAYLOR flied out to rf. LAW singled to left

field. CLOWARD singled to right field; LAW advanced to third. Quinonez to

p for Ball. VEST singled to left field, RBI; CLOWARD advanced to second;

LAW scored. CLOWARD advanced to third on a wild pitch. Griffin to p for

Quinonez. VEST out at first p to 1b, picked off. CHAMBERS struck out

looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State - inning 9

Vitters struck out looking. Miller, B. pinch hit for Pierce. Miller, B.

struck out looking. Gomez pinch hit for Moresi. Gomez struck out

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