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Chambers Paves Way For Sweep of Utes

PROVO -- For the second straight night, BYU came from behind to pull out another victory against the University of Utah, winning 14-9 and sweeping the series on Saturday at Larry H. Miller Field.

Down 9-8 in the seventh inning, the Cougars scored four runs in the seventh and two in the eighth to win by five, improving to 19-25 and 9-9 in the Mountain West Conference. The win is BYU's fourth in a row and 13th straight against the Utes who fall to 13-26 and 5-13 in the MWC.

"We've always played good against Utah," said junior center fielder Ryan Chambers. "We've started to gain the confidence that we can come back when we're down."

With nobody out in the seventh inning, Chambers hit a two-run single to push the Cougars past the Utes for good. A balk and a RBI single by Ben Saylor scored two more runs in the inning. Chambers finished the night 4-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored.

"I'm extremely happy with the way we played today," said BYU head coach Vance Law. "The Utes played really well and our players played well. I'm just glad our team was resilient and came back again."

Utah took the lead three times in the game but were held scoreless through the final three innings by J.D. Stambaugh (3-0) and Paul Jacinto (2-8). Stambaugh picked up his third win, retiring all seven batters he faced while striking out five.

Tyler Heid (0-0) started his first game for BYU but lasted only one inning as the Utes scored three unearned runs off the sophomore and took a 5-1 lead after two.

The Cougars then came back and pulled ahead 6-5 with a four run fourth inning. Chambers hit a two-run single in the inning and Jeff Hiestand followed with a two-run home run, his fourth of the year. Hiestand ended the day a triple short of the cycle, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored.

"We're playing as well as we have all season," Law said. "The success we're starting to have breeds confidence. I would have liked to have had us play this type of baseball all season long."

Jared Pena helped Utah regain its lead in the fifth inning with a two-run single. The Utes scored three runs in the inning but BYU came back in the bottom of the fifth with two runs to tie the game, 8-8. A lone run in the sixth gave Utah a 9-8 lead before the Cougars came back in the seventh.

Nathan Hess entered the game for BYU in the second inning, making his first appearance since March 20 against UNLV. The junior missed over a month with a broken index finger on his pitching hand. Hess pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out three.

"Hess is still trying to get the feel for the ball," Law said. "For the most part, I was pleased with his performance."

The Cougars remain in fourth place in the conference, four and a half games behind league leading UNLV. BYU is three games behind San Diego State and New Mexico for second place.

New Mexico travels to Provo for a three game series against BYU at Miller Field beginning Thursday at 7 p.m.

University of Utah at Brigham Young Univ.

May 01, 2004 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

University of Utah 9 (13-26,5-13 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KHOURY, Ryan ss.......... 3 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 0

BROSSMAN, Jay dh......... 5 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

CIARAMELLA, Matt cf...... 4 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1

CHEVALIER, Eric rf....... 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 1 2

PENA, Jared 2b........... 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 5 0

WESTFALL, Mike 1b........ 4 0 2 1 0 0 9 1 0

WELSH, John lf........... 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 1

WILSON, Cort 3b.......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

SCHLIEMAN, Nate c........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0

EASTMAN, Trevor c....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

BUCK, Ben p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

KOHN, Travis p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McCORD, Shad p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WESTMORELAND, Clay p.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 9 12 9 3 10 24 13 4

Brigham Young Univ. 14 (19-25,9-9 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 6 2 4 4 0 1 1 1 0

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0

ITRI, Rob dh............. 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5

HIESTAND, Jeff lf........ 5 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 0

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

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

WIENS, Ranger 3b......... 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 2

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

WILKES, Adam c........... 3 1 2 0 0 0 7 3 0

CLOWARD, Casey pr/c..... 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3

VEST, Wade 2b............ 4 4 2 0 0 0 3 2 0

HEID, Tyler p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HESS, Nathan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

STAMBAUGH,J.D. p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 42 14 19 11 5 5 27 13 12

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Utah.. 320 031 000 - 9 12 5

Brigham Young Univ.. 101 420 42X - 14 19 1

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E - CHEVALIER; PENA; WESTFALL; WELSH; WILSON; TAYLOR. DP - Utah Utes 3. LOB

- Utah Utes 4; BYU Cougars 12. 2B - KHOURY; BROSSMAN; CIARAMELLA; CHEVALIER;

PENA; WESTFALL; WILSON; HIESTAND; WILKES. 3B - WIENS. HR - HIESTAND(4). HBP

- SCHLIEMAN; TAYLOR; WILKES; VEST. SB - BROSSMAN 2; CIARAMELLA; PENA; WIENS;

VEST. CS - WESTFALL; SCHLIEMAN.

University of Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BUCK, Ben........... 4.2 11 8 3 0 3 26 28

KOHN, Travis........ 1.2 3 2 2 2 1 6 9

McCORD, Shad........ 0.0 1 2 0 0 0 2 2

WESTMORELAND, Clay.. 1.2 4 2 2 3 1 8 11

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

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HEID, Tyler......... 1.0 3 3 0 1 1 6 7

HESS, Nathan........ 3.1 5 4 4 1 3 13 15

PARSONS, Kalen...... 1.1 4 2 2 0 1 7 7

STAMBAUGH,J.D....... 2.1 0 0 0 0 5 7 7

JACINTO, Paul....... 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4

Win - STAMBAUGH (3-0). Loss - KOHN (2-5). Save - None.

WP - BUCK; KOHN; WESTMORELAND. HBP - by HESS (SCHLIEMAN); by BUCK (WILKES); by

BUCK (TAYLOR); by KOHN (VEST). BK - WESTMORELAND. PB - SCHLIEMAN.

Umpires - HP: Terry Balser 1B: Dan Weikle 3B: Ray Belfiore

Start: 6:04 pm Time: 3:30 Attendance: 2102

Game notes:

Game 3 of 3

McCORD faced 2 batters in the 7th.

Play-by-Play

University of Utah at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

May 01, 2004 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Utah.. 320 031 000 - 9 12 5

Brigham Young Univ.. 101 420 42X - 14 19 1

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University of Utah starters: 2/ss KHOURY; 18/dh BROSSMAN; 25/cf CIARAMELLA;

5/rf CHEVALIER; 3/2b PENA; 6/1b WESTFALL; 33/lf WELSH; 13/3b WILSON; 4/c

SCHLIEMAN; 1/p BUCK;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 3/ss TAYLOR; 21/dh ITRI; 16/lf

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

17/p HEID;

University of Utah - inning 1

KHOURY doubled, out at third lf to 3b. BROSSMAN reached on a fielding

error by ss. BROSSMAN stole second. CIARAMELLA walked; BROSSMAN stole

third. CHEVALIER struck out looking. CIARAMELLA stole second. PENA

doubled to right center, 2 RBI; CIARAMELLA scored, unearned; BROSSMAN

scored, unearned. WESTFALL doubled to left field, RBI; PENA scored,

unearned. WELSH flied out to 1b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERS struck out swinging. TAYLOR singled to center field. ITRI flied

out to rf. HIESTAND singled to right field; TAYLOR advanced to second,

advanced to third on a fielding error by rf. SAYLOR reached on a fielding

error by 1b; HIESTAND advanced to third; TAYLOR scored, unearned. WIENS

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

University of Utah - inning 2

HESS to p for HEID. WILSON flied out to rf. SCHLIEMAN hit by pitch.

KHOURY walked; SCHLIEMAN advanced to second. KHOURY advanced to second;

SCHLIEMAN out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. BROSSMAN doubled to

right center, RBI; KHOURY scored. CIARAMELLA doubled to left center, RBI;

BROSSMAN scored. CHEVALIER lined out to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

LAW singled up the middle. WILKES hit by pitch; LAW advanced to second.

VEST reached on a fielder's choice; WILKES advanced to second; LAW out at

third p to 3b. CHAMBERS flied out to lf. TAYLOR hit by pitch; VEST

advanced to second; WILKES advanced to third. ITRI grounded out to 1b

unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 3

PENA grounded out to 3b. WESTFALL singled to shortstop. WELSH struck out

looking. WESTFALL out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

HIESTAND doubled to left center. SAYLOR singled to right field, RBI;

HIESTAND scored. WIENS grounded into double play p to ss to 1b; SAYLOR

out on the play. LAW grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 4

WILSON fouled out to p. SCHLIEMAN struck out swinging. KHOURY flied out

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

WILKES singled to right center. VEST reached on a throwing error by 3b;

WILKES advanced to second. VEST advanced to second; WILKES advanced to

third on a wild pitch. CHAMBERS singled up the middle, 2 RBI; VEST

scored, unearned; WILKES scored. TAYLOR grounded out to 2b; CHAMBERS

advanced to second. ITRI grounded out to 2b; CHAMBERS advanced to third.

HIESTAND homered to center field, 2 RBI, unearned; CHAMBERS scored,

unearned. SAYLOR struck out swinging. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 5

BROSSMAN singled to pitcher. CIARAMELLA struck out swinging. CHEVALIER

doubled to left field; BROSSMAN advanced to third. PARSONS to p for HESS.

PENA singled to left center, 2 RBI; CHEVALIER scored; BROSSMAN scored.

PENA stole second. WESTFALL flied out to cf. WELSH singled, out at second

cf to c to 2b, RBI; PENA scored. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

WIENS tripled to right center. LAW grounded out to 2b, RBI; WIENS scored.

WILKES flied out to rf. VEST singled to left field. CHAMBERS singled to

left field, advanced to second; VEST advanced to third, scored on a

throwing error by lf, unearned. KOHN to p for BUCK. TAYLOR walked. ITRI

grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 6

WILSON doubled to left center. SCHLIEMAN grounded out to 2b; WILSON

advanced to third. KHOURY struck out swinging. BROSSMAN singled down the

rf line, RBI; WILSON scored. STAMBAUGH to p for PARSONS. CIARAMELLA

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

HIESTAND struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. SAYLOR walked. WIENS

singled down the lf line; SAYLOR advanced to third. LAW fouled into

double play lf to c; SAYLOR out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

University of Utah - inning 7

CHEVALIER struck out swinging. PENA grounded out to ss. WESTFALL grounded

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

WILKES doubled to center field. CLOWARD pinch ran for WILKES. VEST hit by

pitch. VEST advanced to second; CLOWARD advanced to third on a wild

pitch. CHAMBERS singled, out at second rf to 1b to ss, 2 RBI; VEST

scored; CLOWARD scored. McCORD to p for KOHN. TAYLOR reached on a

fielding error by 2b. ITRI singled to right field; TAYLOR advanced to

second. WESTMORELAND to p for McCORD. HIESTAND reached on a fielder's

choice; ITRI advanced to second; TAYLOR out at third 3b unassisted.

SAYLOR singled to right center, RBI; HIESTAND advanced to third; ITRI

scored, unearned. SAYLOR advanced to second on a balk; HIESTAND scored,

unearned. SAYLOR advanced to third on a passed ball. WIENS walked. WIENS

stole second. LAW walked. CLOWARD popped up to rf. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1

error, 3 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 8

KNELL to lf for HIESTAND. CLOWARD to c. WELSH struck out swinging, out at

first c to 1b. WILSON struck out swinging. SCHLIEMAN struck out swinging.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

EASTMAN to c for SCHLIEMAN. VEST singled, bunt. VEST stole second.

CHAMBERS singled to right field; VEST advanced to third. CHAMBERS

advanced to second on a wild pitch. TAYLOR struck out swinging. ITRI

intentionally walked. KNELL singled to left field, 2 RBI; ITRI advanced

to second; CHAMBERS scored; VEST scored. SAYLOR grounded into double play

2b to ss to 1b; KNELL out on the play. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 9

JACINTO to p for STAMBAUGH. KHOURY walked. BROSSMAN out at first 1b to p;

KHOURY advanced to second. CIARAMELLA grounded out to ss; KHOURY advanced

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