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Jacinto, Bergeron Thwart Aztecs

SAN -- A first-inning rally and a strong pitching performance from Paul Jacinto and Michel Bergeron secured a 7-5 win Friday over San Diego State.

A six-run first inning propelled by a two-run homer from Ryan Chambers and a two-run single by Blair Lucas gave Jacinto (4-4) a comfortable lead in the game. The Cougars knocked young freshman Ben Coon (3-2) out of the game before he could get out of the first inning.

"It always feels good to win in a tough place like San Diego," head coach Vance Law said.

The win improved the cougars record to 13-15 overall and 6-5 in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs fell to 14-19 and 7-4 in conference.

BYU's Doug Jackson turned in one of the game's defensive gems to end the third inning when he threw behind Anthony Gwynn who rounded past second base to get him out.

The Aztecs picked up three runs off four hits in the fourth inning rally when they batted around. Jacinto struggled, surrendering a two-run single to Rielly Embrey, and balking in the third run before striking out Burt with bases loaded to end the threat. Jacinto ended the game with eight strikeouts in six innings, recording multiple strikeouts in the second, forth and fifth inning.

SDSU picked up its fourth run in the fifth when Jake McClintock doubled in Peter Stonard, an All-American transfer from Alabama, who went 3-for-5.

Chambers belted an RBI triple to score Wade Vest in the seventh to extend the lead, 7-4. Chambers extended his team-high hitting streak to 12 games, going 3-for-5 with three runs batted in. Vest went 2-for-4 on the night.

"Paul pitch awesome, Bergeron came on and shut them down, and we got hits when we needed them," Vest said.

Gwynn put the Aztecs within reach of the Cougars with an RBI double in the eighth, 7-5. Kainoa Obrey made an over-the-shoulder catch on a foul ball hit by Burt to end the inning, stranding Gwynn at second.

SDSU rallied in the ninth with a leadoff double by James Guerrero, followed by a Stonard single, but Bergeron shut down the Aztecs, striking out Mendoza to give him the platinum sombrero (five strike outs) to end the game. Bergeron was strong, allowing four hits and one run, while striking out five, to earn the team's second save of the season.

"Mike is good enough to start, but it's a luxury to have him come in to save the games we should win," Law said. "He came through in the end with his wicked curve ball."

Clayton Carson started in place of a hobbled Ranger Wiens at shortstop, scoring a run during the first inning rally. But Wiens entered the game in the eighth.

The final game of the series at SDSU is Saturday at 2 p.m., MST.

Brigham Young at San Diego State

Apr 4, 2003 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young 7 (13-15,6-5 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

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

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf......... 5 1 3 3 0 0 1 0

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

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

OBREY, Kainoa 3b.......... 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

JACOBSEN, Brock cf........ 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 1

CARSON, Clayton ss........ 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 3

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

LUCAS, Blair dh........... 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0

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

CLOWARD, Casey c.......... 4 0 1 1 0 1 13 0

VEST, Wade 2b............. 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 2

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

BERGERON, Michel p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals.................... 36 7 13 7 3 5 27 7

San Diego State 5 (14-19,7-4 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

GWYNN, Anthony cf......... 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 0

BURT, Landon lf........... 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 0

GUERRERO, James ss........ 5 1 2 0 0 3 3 7

STONARD, Peter 2b......... 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 4

MCLINTOCK, Jake rf........ 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 0

EMBREY, Rielly 1b......... 5 0 2 2 0 2 12 0

MENDOZA, Curt dh.......... 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

HILL, Josh dh............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

COOK, Garrett 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

ALLEN, Josh c............. 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 3

COON, Ben p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

EIGENHUIS, Erik p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLER, Will p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals.................... 40 5 12 4 3 13 27 15

Score by innings: R H E

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Brigham Young 600 000 100 - 7 13 2

San Diego State 000 310 010 - 5 12 0

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E - CARSON 2.

DP - SDSU 2. LOB - BYU 6; SDSU 11.

2B - JACKSON; CLOWARD; GWYNN; GUERRERO; MCLINTOCK. 3B - CHAMBERS.

HR - CHAMBERS(3).

CS - JACOBSEN; VEST.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

JACINTO, Paul....... 6.0 8 4 4 2 8 27 29

BERGERON, Michel.... 3.0 4 1 1 1 5 13 14

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

COON, Ben........... 0.1 5 6 6 1 1 6 8

EIGENHUIS, Erik..... 6.0 6 1 1 1 1 20 21

MILLER, Will........ 2.2 2 0 0 1 3 10 11

Win - JACINTO 4-4. Loss - COON 3-2. Save - BERGERON (1).

PB - ALLEN. BK - JACINTO; BERGERON; MILLER.

HBP - by COON (JACOBSEN).

Umpires - Home:Ken Bayne 1st:Rob Franceschiello 3rd:Jim Paronto

Start: 6:05 pm Time: 3:18 Attendance: 822

Brigham Young at San Diego State

Apr 4, 2003 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Score by innings: R H E

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Brigham Young 600 000 100 - 7 13 2

San Diego State 000 310 010 - 5 12 0

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Brigham Young inning 1

JACKSON doubled to left field. CHAMBERS homered to right field, 2 RBI;

JACKSON scored. STUBBLEFIELD singled to center field. OBREY struck out

swinging. JACOBSEN hit by pitch; STUBBLEFIELD advanced to second. CARSON

walked; JACOBSEN advanced to second; STUBBLEFIELD advanced to third. LUCAS

singled to left field, 2 RBI; CARSON advanced to second; JACOBSEN scored;

STUBBLEFIELD scored. CLOWARD doubled to left field, RBI; LUCAS advanced to

third; CARSON scored. EIGENHUIS to p for COON. VEST singled, bunt, RBI;

CLOWARD advanced to third; LUCAS scored. VEST out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. JACKSON flied out to lf. 6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State inning 1

GWYNN grounded out to ss. BURT grounded out to ss. GUERRERO struck out

looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young inning 2

CHAMBERS grounded out to ss. STUBBLEFIELD singled down the lf line. OBREY

grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; STUBBLEFIELD out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State inning 2

STONARD flied out to lf. MCLINTOCK struck out looking. EMBREY singled

through the right side. MENDOZA struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young inning 3

JACOBSEN singled to first base. JACOBSEN out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. CARSON flied out to lf. LUCAS walked. CLOWARD flied out to rf.

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

San Diego State inning 3

COOK struck out looking. ALLEN reached on an error by ss. GWYNN reached on

a fielder's choice; ALLEN out at second ss to 2b. BURT singled to left

center; GWYNN out at second cf to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young inning 4

VEST grounded out to 3b. JACKSON grounded out to 2b. CHAMBERS grounded out

to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State inning 4

GUERRERO singled through the left side. STONARD singled through the right

side; GUERRERO advanced to second. MCLINTOCK walked; STONARD advanced to

second; GUERRERO advanced to third. EMBREY singled to right field, 2 RBI;

MCLINTOCK advanced to third; STONARD scored; GUERRERO scored. MENDOZA

struck out swinging. EMBREY advanced to second on a balk; MCLINTOCK scored

on a balk. COOK walked. ALLEN singled to right field; COOK advanced to

second; EMBREY advanced to third. GWYNN popped up to ss. BURT struck out

swinging. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young inning 5

STUBBLEFIELD singled to right field. OBREY grounded into double play 2b to

ss to 1b; STUBBLEFIELD out on the play. JACOBSEN struck out, out at first c

to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State inning 5

GUERRERO struck out swinging. STONARD singled through the right side.

MCLINTOCK doubled to right center, RBI; STONARD scored. EMBREY grounded out

to 2b; MCLINTOCK advanced to third. MENDOZA struck out swinging. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young inning 6

CARSON flied out to cf. LUCAS popped up to 2b. CLOWARD lined out to 1b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State inning 6

COOK popped up to 2b. ALLEN reached on an error by ss. GWYNN grounded out

to 1b unassisted, bunt; ALLEN advanced to second. BURT popped up to 2b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young inning 7

VEST singled through the left side. JACKSON flied out to cf. CHAMBERS

tripled down the lf line, RBI; VEST scored. MILLER to p for EIGENHUIS.

STUBBLEFIELD grounded out to ss. OBREY grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State inning 7

BERGERON to p for JACINTO. LAW to 1b for STUBBLEFIELD. WIENS to ss for

CARSON. GUERRERO struck out swinging. STONARD grounded out to 2b.

MCLINTOCK singled to center field. EMBREY struck out looking. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young inning 8

JACOBSEN struck out swinging. WIENS walked. ITRI to dh for LUCAS. ITRI

flied out to cf. WIENS advanced to second on a balk. WIENS advanced to

third on a passed ball. CLOWARD struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State inning 8

MENDOZA struck out looking. COOK grounded out to ss. ALLEN walked. ALLEN

advanced to second on a balk. GWYNN doubled down the rf line, RBI; ALLEN

scored. BURT fouled out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young inning 9

VEST grounded out to ss. JACKSON struck out swinging. CHAMBERS singled up

the middle. LAW singled through the left side; CHAMBERS advanced to second.

OBREY grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State inning 9

GUERRERO doubled to left center. STONARD singled to shortstop. MCLINTOCK

lined out to rf. EMBREY struck out looking. HILL to dh for MENDOZA. HILL

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.