Mesa State Evens Series with Provo Victory

PROVO -- Chad Rocco's two-run homer was the difference Wednesday as Mesa State defeated BYU, 6-4, to even the series at 2-2.

Rocco's one-out blast to right-center was the second of four hits in the three-run fifth inning which chased Sean Noorda from the mound. The Mavericks had taken a 2-0 lead in the third inning due to a lead-off triple by Landon Wareham to right field.

BYU, now 14-12, scored in the bottom of the third from a lead-off double by D.J. Jackson who was singled home by fellow freshman Cameron Coughlan's hit also to right field. Coughlan scored BYU's second run in the sixth when he was doubled in by Ty Haguewood.

BYU's final run came in the eighth inning from freshman Matt Carson's third homer of the season. Rocco also scored in the ninth for MSC on a passed ball. Carson kept his hitting streak alive at nine games with two hits in the contest.

"We lacked intensity today, something we can't afford even in a non-conference game," said BYU Coach Vance Law.

Mesa State improves to 16-12. The Cougars have a final non-league game this Tuesday when they host the University of Southern Colorado.

Next up for the Cougars is archrival Utah in 1 p.m. single games on Thursday and Friday and a noon finale on Saturday, all in Provo. Fans presenting a ticket stub from the BYU-Southern Illinois NIT game last Monday will be admitted free to a BYU-Utah baseball game.

The Automated ScoreBook

Mesa State College at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 22, 2000 at Provo, Utah (Cougar Field)

Mesa State College 6 (16-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SCHENA cf................ 4 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 0

ROCCO ss................. 3 2 1 2 2 0 2 2 0

MORELAND 3b.............. 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0

PORTER ph/3b............ 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0

FINNEY 1b................ 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 2

KESLER 1b............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

WEINBRECHT dh............ 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 2

BRANIN rf................ 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1

HELMSTAEDTER lf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0

BERKLEY lf.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BONACQUISTA c............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

PIETRACK c.............. 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0

WAREHAM 2b............... 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 2

HERMAN p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

GILPATRICK p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 35 6 11 5 4 10 27 10 8

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (14-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

HAGUEWOOD, Ty 1b......... 3 1 2 1 0 0 5 0 0

PETERSON, Craig ph/1b... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

DAVIES, Michael c........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 2 0

BELLISTON, Shane pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

ROCK, David dh........... 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

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

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

GREENE, Nick lf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

DAY, Nick ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JACKSON, DJ cf........... 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0

NOORDA, Sean p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

REX, Matt p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRAY, Rusty p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

CRUMP, Todd p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 4 8 4 1 5 27 7 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Mesa State College.. 002 030 001 - 6 11 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 002 010 - 4 8 2

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E - ROCCO; WAREHAM; BERKELY; COUGHLAN; GREENE. DP - Mesa State 1. LOB - Mesa State 8;

BYU Cougars 5. 2B - WEINBRECHT; COUGHLAN; HAGUEWOOD; DAVIES; JACKSON. 3B -

WAREHAM. HR - ROCCO(3); CARSON(3). SH - BRANIN. SF - SCHENA. CS - ROCCO.

Mesa State College IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HERMAN.............. 5.0 4 1 1 0 1 18 18

GILPATRICK.......... 4.0 4 3 1 1 4 17 18

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

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NOORDA, Sean........ 5.0 8 5 3 1 5 22 24

REX, Matt........... 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 6 7

GRAY, Rusty......... 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 3 5

CRUMP, Todd......... 1.0 1 1 0 1 2 4 5

Win - HERMAN (4-2). Loss - NOORDA (2-3). Save - GILPATRICK (1).

PB - CLOWARD.

Umpires - Home:Randy Upton 1st:Kevin Newby 3rd:Travis Roberts

Start: 1:01 Time: 2:07 Attendance: 327

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