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Cougars Win Season Opener

TUCSON -- Ranger Wiens and Jeff Mousser combined to lead BYU to a 6-3 victory Thursday afternoon over Arizona in the season opener for both teams.

Wiens, the Cougar shortstop, began the season with four hits, including two doubles and a two-run home run over the left-center field fence with one out in the third inning. Wiens also scored the game-winning run in the eighth with a leadoff-double and was driven in by transfer Brock Jacobsen.

Mousser (1-0), an Arizona native, earned his 13th career win going 6 1/3 innings in his home state. Mousser recorded nine strikeouts while giving up just two runs.

The junior was relieved by fellow junior Paul Jacinto who pitched nearly two innings of hitless ball. Senior closer Tyler Dabo pitched the ninth, but did not earn a save because the score was 6-2 when he started the inning.

The Cougars went out to an early lead in the second when Kainoa Obrey scored on an infield groundout by sophomore outfielder Ryan Chambers.

In the third, the Cougars increased their lead to 3-0 on Wiens' homerun, scoring senior outfielder Doug Jackson, who had reached on an error.

The Wildcats narrowed the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the inning on a solo homerun by freshman catcher Nick Hundley in his first collegiate at-bat. Mousser gave up only one hit after that until Hundley doubled and two Cats got hits.

In the bottom of the seventh, Hundley led off the inning with a double and scored when right fielder Jeff Van Houten singled to left field with one out, making the score 3-2.

Wiens led of the eighth with a single to right center and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by junior infielder Rob Itri. After an intentional walk to Obrey, Jacobsen singled through the left side, scoring Wiens, bringing the score to 4-2. Chambers then singled in Obrey, increasing the lead to 5-2.

Jackson reached base on an error with two outs in the ninth and then advanced to third on a double by Wiens. A wild pitch allowed Jackson to score, making the score 6-2.

The Wildcats scored one run with two outs in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Van Houten, scoring first baseman Pat Reilly, who tripled to start off the inning.

"We are pleased with a huge team effort," said BYU Head Coach Vance Law. "All of our pitchers threw extremely well and Wiens, Obrey and (Jake) Stubblefield were outstanding."

"There were a lot of other guys who got the little things done that don't show up in the box score," he said.

The University of Arizona had not lost its season opener in nine years.

The two teams will meet again tomorrow at 3 p.m. for the second game of the three-game series. The final game will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m. None of this weekend's games will be broadcast in any fashion.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ at Arizona

Jan 30, 2003 at Tucson, Arizona (Frank Sancet Field)

Brigham Young Univ 6 (1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug lf......... 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WIENS, Ranger ss......... 5 2 4 2 0 0 2 3 0

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

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

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

JACOBSEN, Brock cf....... 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 0

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake 1b.... 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0

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

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf........ 4 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1

BILLS, Kevin dh.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

LUCAS, Blair dh......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 11 1 2

MOUSSER, Jeff p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

DABO, Tyler p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 6 12 5 1 7 27 6 6

Arizona 3 (0-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Boyer lf................. 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1

Crowe 3b................. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Duran 2b................. 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0

Anderson dh.............. 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

Hardy ss................. 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0

Reilly 1b................ 4 1 1 0 0 2 8 1 2

Hundley c................ 4 2 2 1 0 1 7 1 0

Haught cf................ 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0

Decater cf.............. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Van Houten rf............ 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0

Little p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Rodriguez p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pemble p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Guyette p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 3 7 3 3 11 27 10 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 012 000 021 - 6 12 2

Arizona............. 001 000 101 - 3 7 2

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E - WIENS; ITRI; Crowe; Hardy. DP - BYU Cougars 1; Arizona 1. LOB - BYU

Cougars 6; Arizona 7. 2B - WIENS 2; OBREY; STUBBLEFIELD; Hundley. 3B -

Reilly. HR - WIENS(1); Hundley(1). HBP - JACKSON. SH - ITRI; JACOBSEN. SF -

Van Houten. SB - Van Houten. CS - JACKSON; Anderson.

Brigham Young Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MOUSSER, Jeff....... 6.1 6 2 2 2 9 25 27

JACINTO, Paul....... 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 5 5

DABO, Tyler......... 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 3 5

Arizona IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Little.............. 6.0 8 3 2 0 5 23 25

Rodriguez........... 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 4 4

Pemble.............. 1.2 3 2 1 1 0 7 9

Guyette............. 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Win - MOUSSER (1-0). Loss - Little (0-1). Save - None.

WP - JACINTO; Guyette. HBP - by Little (JACKSON).

Umpires - HP: Blunk 1B: Barnes 3B: Ramirez

Start: 3 p.m. Time: 2:39 Attendance: 651

Rodriguez faced 1 batter in the 8th.

Game: ARIZ1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ at Arizona - Play-by-Play

Jan 30, 2003 at Tucson, Arizona (Frank Sancet Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 012 000 021 - 6 12 2

Arizona............. 001 000 101 - 3 7 2

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Brigham Young Univ starters: 13/lf JACKSON; 8/ss WIENS; 21/2b ITRI; 32/3b

OBREY; 3/cf JACOBSEN; 33/1b STUBBLEFIELD; 22/rf CHAMBERS; 10/dh BILLS;

9/c CLOWARD; 35/p MOUSSER;

Arizona starters: 1/lf Boyer; 10/3b Crowe; 3/2b Duran; 27/dh Anderson; 34/ss

Hardy; 17/1b Reilly; 13/c Hundley; 47/cf Haught; 16/rf Van Houten; 11/p

Little;

Brigham Young Univ - inning 1

JACKSON hit by pitch. WIENS popped up to ss. JACKSON out at second p to

1b to ss, caught stealing. ITRI flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona - inning 1

Boyer singled through the right side. Crowe flied out to lf. Duran lined

into double play ss to p; Boyer out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 2

OBREY singled to right field. JACOBSEN struck out looking. STUBBLEFIELD

singled to right field; OBREY advanced to third. CHAMBERS grounded out to

1b unassisted, RBI; STUBBLEFIELD advanced to second; OBREY scored. BILLS

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

Arizona - inning 2

Anderson singled to center field. Hardy struck out swinging. Reilly

struck out looking. Anderson out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 3

CLOWARD singled to left field. CLOWARD out at first c to 1b, picked off.

JACKSON reached on an error by 3b, advanced to second on the throw. WIENS

homered to left center, 2 RBI; JACKSON scored, unearned. ITRI flied out

to lf. OBREY struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Arizona - inning 3

Hundley homered, RBI. Haught struck out looking. Van Houten flied out to

rf. Boyer reached on an error by 2b. Crowe flied out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit,

1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 4

JACOBSEN grounded out to 2b. STUBBLEFIELD doubled to left center.

CHAMBERS singled to right field; STUBBLEFIELD advanced to third. BILLS

struck out swinging. CLOWARD flied out to cf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Arizona - inning 4

Duran struck out looking. Anderson walked. Hardy reached on a fielder's

choice; Anderson out at first 1b unassisted. Reilly struck out swinging.

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

Brigham Young Univ - inning 5

JACKSON popped up to rf. WIENS singled to right field. ITRI grounded into

double play 2b to 1b; WIENS out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Arizona - inning 5

Hundley struck out looking. Haught struck out swinging. Van Houten

reached on an error by ss. Van Houten stole second. Boyer walked. Crowe

flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 6

OBREY doubled to left center. JACOBSEN grounded out to p, SAC; OBREY

advanced to third. STUBBLEFIELD popped up to ss. CHAMBERS struck out

looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona - inning 6

Duran singled to left field. Anderson popped up to 1b. Hardy struck out

looking. Reilly flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 7

Rodriguez to p for Little. BILLS grounded out to ss. CLOWARD struck out

looking. JACKSON flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona - inning 7

Hundley doubled to left field. Haught struck out swinging. Van Houten

singled to left field, RBI; Hundley scored. JACINTO to p for MOUSSER.

Boyer reached on a fielder's choice; Van Houten out at second ss to 2b.

Boyer advanced to second on a wild pitch. Crowe grounded out to 3b. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 8

WIENS doubled to right center. Pemble to p for Rodriguez. ITRI grounded

out to p, SAC; WIENS advanced to third. OBREY intentionally walked.

JACOBSEN singled through the left side, RBI; OBREY advanced to second;

WIENS scored. STUBBLEFIELD flied out to cf. CHAMBERS singled, out at

first cf to p to 1b, RBI; JACOBSEN advanced to second; OBREY scored. 2

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona - inning 8

VEST to 2b for ITRI. LAW to 1b for STUBBLEFIELD. Duran struck out

swinging. Anderson struck out looking. Hardy lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 9

LUCAS to dh for BILLS. LUCAS flied out to 2b. CLOWARD flied out to rf.

JACKSON reached on an error by ss. WIENS doubled to left field; JACKSON

advanced to third. Guyette to p for Pemble. WIENS advanced to third on a

wild pitch; JACKSON scored, unearned. VEST struck out swinging. 1 run, 1

hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Arizona - inning 9

DABO to p for JACINTO. Reilly tripled to left center. Hundley grounded

out to ss. Decater to cf for Haught. Decater walked. Van Houten flied out

to cf, SF, RBI; Reilly scored. Boyer grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.