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IRVINE -- UC-Irvine's first home run in 10 years Saturday handed BYU a 10-2 loss.

Chris Miller's towering three-run homer in the fifth inning proved insurmountable for the BYU baseball team which fell to 1-5 on the season. The Anteaters improved to 3-5 as they took two of three from the Cougars.

BYU stranded runners on third base in the first and third innings. Doug Jackson led off the first inning with a single and stole back-to-back bases before the Anteaters recorded three consecutive outs. In the third inning, Han Yi reached second base on a fly ball off the left-field wall before UC-Irvine again retired the Cougars in order.

UC-Irvine got on the board in the fifth inning after a two-out single by Matt Anderson scored B.J. Eucee, and Miller broke the game open with a three-run homer off Scott Koffman in that inning.

BYU closed the gap in the sixth after Matt Carson's single advanced Jackson to third base and Dave Jensen's sacrifice fly scored him. Obrey's two-out double off the centerfield wall scored Carson to make the score 4-2 in favor of UCI.

The Anteaters increased their lead again in the sixth after Daniel Miramontes singled and B.J. Eucee's base hit knocked him home to make the score 5-2.

UCI put the game away in the eighth when Steve Guthrie tripled down the rightfield line, scoring R.J. Brown who reached base on a walk. Chris Klemm scored Brown after hitting a come-back single up the middle. Eucee recorded his third hit scoring Klemm who stole second base and reached third on a wild pitch by Tyler Dabo.

Matt Anderson continued his hot hitting against the Cougars in the eighth by doubling to center field knocking in Eucce from second base. Pinch hitter Jeff Werhun completed the Anteaters' scoring with a single up the middle that brought Anderson home and put BYU away for good.

BYU plays next at UC-Santa Barbara in a single game Monday afternoon.

BYU at UC Irvine

Feb 02, 2002 at Irvine, CA (Anteater Ballpark)

BYU 2 (1-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

JENSEN, Dave 1b.......... 3 0 0 1 0 0 13 0 2

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

THURGOOD, Ryan 3b....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ITRI, Rob dh............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

WILKES, Adam dh......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WIENS, Ranger ss......... 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake ss... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan ss....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WEINGARTEN, Mike c....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1

YI, Han 2b............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

KOFFMAN, Scott p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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

FERNLEY, Sam p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 31 2 4 2 2 7 24 14 5

UC Irvine 10 (3-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Szabo, Jordan cf......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 1

Anderson, Matt 1b........ 5 2 2 2 0 0 8 1 1

Trejo, Effren 2b......... 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 0

Miller, Chris c.......... 4 1 2 3 0 1 7 0 0

Werhun, Jeff c.......... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

Brown, R.J. dh........... 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2

Guthrie, Steve 3b........ 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0

Miramontes, Daniel lf.... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Horwitz, Jon lf......... 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Klemm, Chris rf.......... 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0

Eucce, B.J. ss........... 3 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 0

Smith, Brett p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Swanson, Glenn p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Koehler, Michael p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 10 12 10 4 5 27 7 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 002 000 - 2 4 1

UC Irvine........... 000 041 05X - 10 12 2

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E - KOFFMAN(1); Miller(2); Miramontes(2). LOB - BYU 5; UCI 7. 2B - OBREY(2);

Anderson(2). 3B - Guthrie(2). HR - Miller(1). HBP - Trejo. SH - Szabo(1). SF

- JENSEN(1). SB - JACKSON 2(3); COUGHLAN(5); WIENS(1); Klemm(1); Eucce 2(2).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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KOFFMAN, Scott...... 6.0 7 5 5 2 4 24 28

JACINTO, Paul....... 1.1 1 2 2 1 0 5 6

DABO, Tyler......... 0.1 3 3 3 0 1 4 4

FERNLEY, Sam........ 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 2 3

UC Irvine IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Smith, Brett........ 5.0 2 0 0 1 3 17 18

Swanson, Glenn...... 2.0 2 2 1 0 3 8 9

Koehler, Michael.... 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 6 7

Win - Smith (1-0). Loss - KOFFMAN (0-2). Save - Koehler (1).

WP - DABO(1). HBP - by KOFFMAN (Trejo).

Umpires - HP: Dan Ignosci 1B: Tony Norris 3B: Scott Daniel

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