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Come-from-Behind Win Equals Series Sweep

PROVO -- BYU swept New Mexico Saturday, winning 11-5 and 3-2, extending its winning streak to nine before a crowd of 1,119 at Larry H. Miller Field.

The Cougars, now 24-14 and 13-5 in the Mountain West Conference, remained tied for first place in the league.

Jeff Stone got his 25th career victory in the nightcap when Doug Jackson scored from second on Tim Law's bunt in the bottom of the ninth. The inning started when Jackson came in to run for Jeff Hiestand who reached on an error. Lars Birkeland then walked to put runners on first and second with Law coming to the plate. Law bunted but the throw to first was high, allowing Jackson to score from second.

New Mexico loaded the bases in the fourth inning, scoring one run on a sacrifice fly by Chris Alexander and another on a RBI-single from Scott Tajima to put the Lobos up 2-0.

BYU scored its first run in the bottom of the fifth when Cameron Coughlan singled past a diving Chris Alexander, driving in Aaron Whitley who had reached on a triple. In the eighth, Coughlan tripled and scored on a Shane Belliston sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2 and set up the dramatic ninth-inning win.

"We are now getting to the point where we believe we can win even when we are behind," BYU coach Vance Law said. "We are comfortable with the fact we can come back and win games."

Kainoa Obrey hit a change up for a grand slam home run off his Hawai'i prep teammate Marvin Wong to lift BYU to an 11-5 victory in game one. It was a big day for Obrey who started the Cougar scoring.

Michael Wirrick, who is now two off the school record of 14 by Matt Carson, got on with his 12th hit by pitch of the season. Wirrick scored off Obrey's midfield single. Obrey scored off Seth King's single, but King was out on the play as he tried to extend it to a double.

The Lobos took the early lead off three consecutive hits in the third inning to chase Jeff Stearman from the mound as they took a 5-2 advantage.

King lost his fingernail on his throwing hand in the top of the fifth, which brought in reserve Brad Hales to shortstop.

Carson tied the game at five-all with his 13th homer to left field in the bottom of the fifth which caused David Young to vacate the pitching spot. Lobo skipper Rich Alday rotated three more pitchers in the game. Hales' sac fly drove in Obrey. Then Ty Haguewood hit a solo homer to give BYU a 7-5 lead.

The Lobos intentionally walked Carson in the sixth to load the bases and set up Obrey's slam.

The Cougars next host Southern Utah, 9-29, in a pair of 4 p.m. games on Monday and Tuesday.

The Automated ScoreBook

New Mexico Lobos at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 14, 2001 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

New Mexico Lobos 5 (18-25,8-9 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CAIRNS 2b................ 4 0 2 1 1 1 1 4 3

SALAS rf................. 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 4

SEVIERI lf............... 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0

LOVATO dh................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

OKANO cf................. 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 2

ALEXANDER, M c........... 3 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0

STANLEY 3b............... 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0

ALEXANDER, C 1b.......... 3 1 0 1 1 1 9 0 0

YOUNG, DU ss............. 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0

YOUNG, DA p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GROSS p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

YAMAOKA p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BENGERT p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WONG p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 31 5 11 4 5 8 18 9 11

Brigham Young Univ. 11 (23-14,12-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WIRRICK, Michael lf...... 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 1

BELLISTON, Shane cf...... 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

CARSON, Matt rf.......... 3 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0

OBREY, Kainoa 3b......... 4 3 4 5 0 0 0 1 0

HIESTAND, Jeff dh........ 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2

KING, Seth ss............ 2 1 2 1 0 0 3 3 0

HALES, Brad ss.......... 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

HAGUEWOOD, Ty 1b......... 3 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 0

LAW, Tim 1b............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

DAVIES, Michael c........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 8 1 0

PERRY, Tyler 2b.......... 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0

STEARMAN, Jeff p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KOFFMAN, Scott p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

RAY, James p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

WARD, Matt p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 29 11 15 11 2 3 21 7 5

Score by Innings R H E

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New Mexico Lobos.... 014 000 0 - 5 11 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 200 144 X - 11 15 0

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DP - UNM 1. LOB - UNM 11; Cougars 5. 2B - ALEXANDER, M; HIESTAND. HR -

CARSON(13); OBREY(7); HAGUEWOOD(3). HBP - LOVATO; WIRRICK. SH - BELLISTON.

SF - HALES. SB - CAIRNS; STANLEY 2; BELLISTON; PERRY. CS - LOVATO.

New Mexico Lobos IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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YOUNG, DA........... 4.0 10 5 5 0 2 20 21

GROSS............... 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1

YAMAOKA............. 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

BENGERT............. 1.0 2 4 4 2 0 3 7

WONG................ 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4

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

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STEARMAN, Jeff...... 2.2 5 5 5 4 2 13 17

KOFFMAN, Scott...... 3.0 3 0 0 1 3 11 13

RAY, James.......... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

WARD, Matt.......... 1.0 3 0 0 0 3 6 6

Win - KOFFMAN (1-0). Loss - GROSS (1-4). Save - None.

WP - YAMAOKA; STEARMAN 2. HB - YOUNG, DA; KOFFMAN. BK - BENGERT. PB - DAVIES.

Umpires - Home:Jim Paronto 1st:John Cortez 3rd:Jeff Jenkins

Start: 12:22 Time: 2:50 Attendance:

Game notes:

Game two of three is a seven inning game

YOUNG, DA faced 2 batters in the 5th.

GROSS faced 1 batter in the 5th.

The Automated ScoreBook

New Mexico Lobos at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 14, 2001 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

New Mexico Lobos 2 (18-26,8-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CAIRNS 2b................ 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0

STANLEY 3b............... 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0

SEVIERI lf............... 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1

LOVATO dh................ 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1

OKANO cf................. 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0

MURRAY rf................ 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3

ALEXANDER, C 1b.......... 3 0 1 1 0 0 6 1 0

TAJIMA c................. 4 0 1 1 0 2 5 1 3

YOUNG, DU ss............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2

DEYAPP p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ATENCIO p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 2 6 2 5 4 24 6 10

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (24-14,13-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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COUGHLAN, Cameron 2b..... 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 0

BELLISTON, Shane cf...... 3 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0

CARSON, Matt rf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 3

OBREY, Kainoa 3b......... 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 0

HIESTAND, Jeff dh........ 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JACKSON, Doug pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BIRKELAND, Lars c........ 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 0

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 4 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 0

WHITLEY, Aaron lf........ 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2

HALES, Brad ss........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0

STONE, Jeff p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 29 3 7 2 3 5 27 11 7

Score by Innings R H E

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New Mexico Lobos.... 000 200 000 - 2 6 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 010 011 - 3 7 1

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Note: None out, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - TAJIMA; ATENCIO; HALES. DP - UNM 1. LOB - UNM 10; Cougars 7. 3B -

COUGHLAN; WHITLEY. HBP - LOVATO. SH - COUGHLAN. SF - ALEXANDER, C;

BELLISTON. SB - STANLEY. CS - CAIRNS.

New Mexico Lobos IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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DEYAPP.............. 7.0 6 2 2 2 5 25 28

ATENCIO............. 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 4 6

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

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STONE, Jeff......... 9.0 6 2 2 5 4 32 39

Win - STONE (3-3). Loss - ATENCIO (0-6). Save - None.

WP - DEYAPP. HB - STONE. BK - STONE.

Umpires - Home:John Cortez 1st:Jeff Jenkins 3rd:Jim Paronto

Start: 3:47 Time: 2:20 Attendance: 1119

Game notes:

Game 3 of 3

DEYAPP faced 1 batter in the 8th.

ATENCIO faced 3 batters in the 9th.