Hiestand and Carson Homers Beat SUU | The Official Site of BYU Athletics

Hiestand and Carson Homers Beat SUU

CEDAR CITY -- Gusty winds couldn't contain a pair of BYU home runs as the Cougars defeated Southern Utah University, 8-3, in non-conference action.

Jeff Hiestand's three-run homer to right field off a 2-2 count in the seventh inning put the final touches on the offensive production for BYU.

"I had been battling the glare off the car windshields beyond the outfield and the sun changed enough so I could hit the slider off the barrel of my bat," said Hiestand of his homer by the scoreboard, into the teeth of the wind. It was the only hit of the day for the freshman designated hitter who improved his hitting streak to 11 games, while teammate Kainoa Obrey extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Teammate Matt Carson hit a two-run homer, his 11th of the season, to left field in the fifth inning to give BYU a 4-3 lead. Carson's homer scored Shane Belliston, who added his name to the Cougar record books with three doubles in the game--tying the second-best efforts at BYU. Belliston's consecutive doubles came in his first three at bats.

Carson's single to left field scored lead-off hitter Doug Jackson in the first inning, but Belliston was thrown out at the plate on that same play.

SUU also scored in the first inning and tied the score at two-all in the fourth inning when Travis Hatch singled in James Anderson.

BYU freshman Jeff Mousser threw 102 pitches and recorded eight strikeouts, five in his last three innings to record his first victory of the season.

"We got timely hits today and Hiestand's three-run homer sealed things," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "Southern Utah is a good, hard-fighting team."

The Cougars improved their record to 17-14, while SUU is 5-22 going into Tuesday's 1 p.m. rematch in Cedar City. Originally the games were to be played in Provo, but were moved as BYU's Miller Park isn't ready for play until next Thursday.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at Southern Utah Univ.

Apr 02, 2001 at Cedar City, Utah (SUU Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 8 (17-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

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

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

CARSON, Matt rf.......... 5 1 2 3 0 0 7 0 1

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

WHITLEY, Aaron ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

COUGHLAN, Cameron 2b.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HIESTAND, Jeff dh........ 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1

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

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

DAVIES, Michael c........ 4 0 1 1 0 0 11 0 0

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

HALES, Brad ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

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

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

WARD, Matt p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 36 8 11 8 2 3 27 8 5

Southern Utah Univ. 3 (5-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

Nelson, Chris c.......... 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 2

Schmitt, Russ rf......... 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 4

Jacobsen, Curtis 3b...... 5 1 3 1 0 1 1 2 0

Mitchell, Todd 2b........ 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 1 0

Wright, Dan dh........... 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

Grundy, Chad lf.......... 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 1 0

Anderson, James ss....... 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 3

Dickinson, Keith 1b...... 4 0 1 0 0 1 8 1 0

Hatch, Travis cf......... 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

Hunter, Cody p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

Matthews, Wes p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 3 9 3 2 11 27 12 11

Score by Innings R H E

-------------------------------------------

Brigham Young Univ.. 100 120 400 - 8 11 2

Southern Utah Univ.. 100 110 000 - 3 9 0

-------------------------------------------

E - PERRY 2. LOB - Cougars 5; T-Birds 11. 2B - BELLISTON 3; OBREY; DAVIES;

Mitchell. HR - CARSON(11); HIESTAND(4). HBP - WIRRICK 2; Nelson; Hatch. SH -

Schmitt. SB - CARSON. CS - WIRRICK.

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

-----------------------------------------------

MOUSSER, Jeff....... 6.0 7 3 3 2 8 24 29

RAY, James.......... 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 5 5

WARD, Matt.......... 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 7 7

Southern Utah Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

-----------------------------------------------

Hunter, Cody........ 6.1 11 8 8 2 1 28 32

Matthews, Wes....... 2.2 0 0 0 0 2 8 8

Win - MOUSSER (1-0). Loss - Hunter (0-2). Save - None.

WP - MOUSSER. HB - MOUSSER 2; Hunter 2.

Umpires - Home:Jim Paronto 1st:Blyden Loutensock

Start: 1:03 Time: 2:17 Attendance: 122

Game notes:

Game one of two