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Fullerton Wins Come-From-Behind Opener

FULLERTON -- Outstanding pitching by Cal State Fullerton held off BYU on Thursday evening with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.

The Titans, ranked 15th, 17th and 19th in three different national polls, got a stalwart performance from senior Jon Smith, who threw 123 pitches in eight innings with as many hits, nine strikeouts and two walks.

Shane Belliston scored BYU's only run in the first inning when he was singled in by Matt Carson. Belliston made a great inning-ending catch in the third at the fence. Carson had three hits in the game.

Kainoa Obrey hit a double on the warning track in the fourth for the only extra-base hit in the game.

Each team lost players at first to pickoff plays, with BYU reliever Justin Su'a executing his play in the seventh as he faced his first batter. Carson was picked off by lefty Smith after a lead-off single in the eighth. The Cougars stopped another stolen base attempt in the eighth with men on the corners when reliever James Ray threw to Ty Haguewood at first, who then threw the Titan runner out at home.

BYU's record is now 6-5 as it readies for another 8 p.m. PST game at Cal State Fullerton on Friday. Cougar senior Nate Fernley, 4-0, is scheduled to pitch on Friday against freshman phenom Darric Merrell, 0-0, for the Titans who are 5-5. Fans wishing to listen to a live webcast of the BYU-CSF game can log in to a Fullerton link on www.byucougars.com on the baseball page,

the URL is www.broadcast.com/sports/ncaa/CalStateFullerton/Baseball/.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young at Cal State Fullerton

Feb 15, 2001 at Fullerton, Calif. (Goodwin Field)

Brigham Young 1 (6-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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COUGHLAN, Cameron dh..... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3

WIRRICK, Michael ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

BELLISTON, Shane cf...... 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0

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

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

DAVIES, Michael c........ 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 2

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

HAGUEWOOD, Ty 1b......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 7 2 0

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

JACKSON, Doug lf......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2

ADAMS, Ryan p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SU'A, Justin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals................... 33 1 8 1 2 10 24 14 7

Cal State Fullerton 2 (5-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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David Bacani 2b.......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1

Guzman cf/rf............. 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2

Kay c.................... 4 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 3

Rifkin 1b................ 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0

Rouse ss................. 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0

Boyer dh................. 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

Costa rf................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Comfort ph.............. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Stringfellow pr/cf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Lamoure lf............... 3 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 0

Norris 3b................ 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0

Smith p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Saarloos p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 29 2 10 2 3 3 27 6 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 100 000 000 - 1 8 0

Cal State Fullerton. 020 000 00X - 2 10 1

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E - Rifkin. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 7; CSF 9. 2B - OBREY. HBP - Rifkin; Rouse;

Lamoure. CS - CARSON; Guzman; Rouse 2.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ADAMS, Ryan......... 6.0 9 2 2 2 1 24 29

SU'A, Justin........ 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 3 4

RAY, James.......... 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

Cal State Fullerton IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Smith............... 8.0 8 1 1 2 9 30 32

Saarloos............ 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Win - Smith (2-0). Loss - ADAMS (2-1). Save - Saarloos (2).

HB - ADAMS 3. BK - Smith. PB - DAVIES.

Umpires - Home:Rich Padilla 1st:Ruben Chavira 3rd:Bart Whaley

Start: 7 p.m. Time: 2:33 Attendance: 920

ADAMS faced 1 batter in the 7th.