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Doubleheader Sweep of Utes, 12-8, 14-13

Salt Lake City (April 6, 2001)--Typical of BYU-Utah games, Friday night's finale came down to the last pitch on a 3-2 count with a one-run difference.

The Cougars, now 20-14 overall and 9-5 in the Mountain West Conference, came out on top, sweeping a completion of a doubleheader. BYU won the nightcap, 14-13, as reliever Matt Ward threw eight straight sliders to strike out Utah's hottest hitter Chris Shelton. Ward also pitched in BYU's 12-8 victory.

When the ninth inning started in the nightcap, BYU Coach Vance Law sent freshman reliever Scott Koffman to the mound and soon told Ward to get ready in the bullpen ready to face Shelton in the number four hole. That was when BYU had a 14-11 lead.

Shelton came up after the Utes scored a pair of runs on sacrifice flies. In the fourth inning of the nightcap Shelton had sent Justin Su'a's pitch 420-plus feet over the green monster fence in centerfield for a two-run homer, to give Utah a 9-6 lead.

Su'a rebounded from that homer and struck out four Utes in his remaining three innings as the Cougars battled back for the lead. BYU had taken a 5-0 lead in the first inning, capped by a two-run double by Kainoa Obrey and a three-run double from Michael Davies.

Davies broke the 10-10 tie in the seventh inning when he ironically struck out, but got on base after the Utah catcher missed the pitch on the swing. As Davies beat out a wild throw to first, Seth King was charging home to score the go-ahead run.

King and Jeff Hiestand added to that lead in the two-run ninth when they executed perfect bunts to set up Ty Haguewood's two-run single.

The nightcap had a 40-minute delay from the rain, something which caused game one of the series to be suspended from Thursday.

Earlier on Friday afternoon BYU won the completion of game one, 12-8. Winning that first game was Nate Fernley, just verified as the nation's winningest pitcher, 10-1, in the newly-released NCAA statistics. Fernley pitched BYU to a 10-3 lead on Thursday, but was relieved on Friday by Jeff Mousser.

Mousser was touched by Mike Westfall's solo homer in the seventh and in the eighth by Brit Pannier's two-run homer and Sam Swenson's one-run double. Then BYU brought in pitchers Ward and James Ray to close the door on the suspended game.

BYU added its two runs in the suspended game when Matt Carson hit a two-run single in the seventh.

"We had so many of our players execute in key situations," said Coach Law of the nightcap. "That was the difference in the game." Law called upon relievers Jake Chrisman and Tom Doxey in key situations, too.

Chrisman, whose brother Jed is redshirting for the Utes, faced five batters in the seventh and eighth innings of the nightcap and didn't give up a hit, getting a key strikeout of Swenson. Doxey, a seldom used lefty, only faced Nate Weese, who homered in both games. Doxey walked Weese in the ninth, but the lefty vs. lefty matchup was just what Law wanted to set up Ward for Shelton.

Utah's record falls to 17-18 overall and 6-8 as it readies to host the Cougars on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Franklin Covey Field.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at University of Utah

Apr 6, 2001 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Franklin Covey Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 14 (20-14,9-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

BELLISTON, Shane cf...... 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1

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

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

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

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

HAGUEWOOD, Ty 1b......... 4 1 1 2 1 0 8 0 0

LAW, Tim pr/1b.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DAVIES, Michael c........ 5 1 1 3 0 2 7 1 0

COUGHLAN, Cameron 2b..... 5 1 2 3 0 2 0 4 2

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

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

CHRISMAN, Jake p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

DOXEY, Tom p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 38 14 13 13 5 11 27 7 4

University of Utah 13 (17-18,6-8 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SABA, Donnie lf.......... 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 0 2

CASTLETON, Adam 2b....... 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 3

WEESE, Nate 1b........... 4 2 1 2 2 0 9 0 0

SHELTON, Chris c......... 5 2 2 3 1 2 10 1 2

SWENSON, Sam cf.......... 5 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0

PANNIER, Brit rf......... 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2

WESTFALL, Mike 3b........ 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0

MAESTAS, Tommy ss........ 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 4 0

STUART, Rob dh........... 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

HAWES, Donald ph........ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

PALMER, Travis p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

MAIO, Mitch p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LINDSEY, Brett p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McAFEE, Matt p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 40 13 12 9 5 8 27 12 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 501 002 402 - 14 13 4

University of Utah.. 205 210 102 - 13 12 3

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E - OBREY 2; KING; STEARMAN; SHELTON 2; WESTFALL. DP - Utes 2. LOB - Cougars

4; Utes 9. 2B - OBREY 2; KING 2; DAVIES; SABA; SHELTON; SWENSON; WESTFALL;

MAESTAS. HR - OBREY(6); COUGHLAN(3); WEESE(9); SHELTON(10). HBP - KING;

CASTLETON. SH - KING. SF - SABA; WESTFALL; HAWES. SB - JACKSON; BELLISTON;

CARSON; DAVIES. CS - COUGHLAN.

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

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STEARMAN, Jeff...... 2.2 6 7 5 1 1 15 18

SU'A, Justin........ 4.0 3 4 2 1 5 17 18

CHRISMAN, Jake...... 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 5

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

KOFFMAN, Scott...... 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 3 5

DOXEY, Tom.......... 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

WARD, Matt.......... 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

University of Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PALMER, Travis...... 5.2 7 8 8 4 5 23 28

MAIO, Mitch......... 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 3 3

LINDSEY, Brett...... 2.0 3 3 1 1 3 8 9

McAFEE, Matt........ 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 4 5

Win - SU'A (2-0). Loss - LINDSEY (3-5). Save - WARD (3).

WP - STEARMAN; SU'A. HB - STEARMAN; PALMER.

Umpires - Home:Blake Jensen 1st:Terry Balser 3rd:Dan Weikle

Start: 5:46 Time: 3:41 Attendance: 1253

MAIO faced 2 batters in the 7th.

LINDSEY faced 1 batter in the 9th.

DOXEY faced 1 batter in the 9th.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at University of Utah

Apr 5-6, 2001 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Franklin Covey Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 12 (19-14,8-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug lf......... 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1

WHITLEY, Aaron lf....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

BELLISTON, Shane cf...... 5 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 2

CARSON, Matt rf.......... 4 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 0

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

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

KING, Seth ss............ 4 2 2 2 0 2 1 3 1

HALES, Brad ph/ss....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WIRRICK, Michael 1b...... 4 1 1 1 0 1 9 1 2

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

BIRKELAND, Lars c........ 4 1 2 2 0 0 7 0 0

PERRY, Tyler 2b.......... 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 4 0

FERNLEY, Nate p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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

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

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

Totals................... 41 12 15 12 4 7 27 14 7

University of Utah 8 (17-17,6-7 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SABA, Donnie lf.......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

CASTLETON, Adam 2b....... 4 1 0 0 1 1 6 2 0

WEESE, Nate 1b........... 5 2 1 3 0 1 8 0 1

SHELTON, Chris dh........ 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

SWENSON, Sam cf.......... 4 1 1 2 0 2 3 0 0

PANNIER, Brit rf......... 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2

WESTFALL, Mike 3b........ 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

MAESTAS, Tommy ss........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0

HAWES, Donald c.......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 2 0

BAILEY, Ryan p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BARRERA, Benson p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LEWIS, Jon p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

RUSHTON, Cheyenne p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 35 8 7 8 2 7 27 11 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 212 041 200 - 12 15 2

University of Utah.. 000 300 140 - 8 7 0

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E - WIRRICK; LAW. LOB - Cougars 7; Utes 4. 2B - JACKSON; HIESTAND;

BIRKELAND; SHELTON; SWENSON. 3B - BELLISTON. HR - CARSON(12); KING(5);

WEESE(8); PANNIER(6); WESTFALL(4). HBP - BIRKELAND; SABA 2. SB - BELLISTON

2. CS - WIRRICK; PERRY.

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

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FERNLEY, Nate....... 5.0 2 3 3 1 3 16 19

MOUSSER, Jeff....... 2.1 5 5 4 0 3 14 14

WARD, Matt.......... 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 4 5

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

University of Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BAILEY, Ryan........ 3.0 5 5 5 2 1 13 15

BARRERA, Benson..... 1.1 5 4 4 1 3 9 11

LEWIS, Jon.......... 1.2 2 1 1 1 2 7 8

RUSHTON, Cheyenne... 3.0 3 2 2 0 1 12 12

Win - FERNLEY (10-1). Loss - BAILEY (5-3). Save - None.

HB - FERNLEY 2; BARRERA. PB - HAWES.

Umpires - Home:Jim Weikle 1st:Blake Jensen 3rd:Terry Balser

Start: 6:25 Time: 2:45 Attendance: 211

Game notes:

Game 1 of 3, rain-delayed start from 6 to 6:20 p.m.