Nine Stolen Bases Aids SDSU to 7-3 Victory

SAN DIEGO -- First place BYU lost its foothold on the league lead Thursday night with a 7-3 baseball loss at San Diego State.

The Cougars, now 18-13 overall and 8-2 in the Mountain West Conference, had several occasions to get back in the game with the Aztecs, but each time SDSU pitching came through. Freshman Chris Hartshorn claimed the victory, improving his record to 4-2 and got a save from John Skinner.

BYU's Michael Davies hit a second-inning homer to close the gap at 2-1. In the sixth inning BYU stranded two runners on base and left the bases loaded in the seventh.

In that seventh inning, a two-run rally fell short as BYU narrowed the lead to 5-3 thanks to Shane Belliston's one-run double. The Aztecs recorded nine stolen bases against BYU.

"The walks we gave up really hurt us," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "We can't fault our players as they were in there battling. Our pitching wasn't what it has been and we have to be more patient at the plate."

New Mexico, with a 7-1 record in Mountain West Conference, now takes the lead in the league race going into Friday's action at Utah. SDSU, now 19-16 and 7-3, hosts BYU Friday night and again on Saturday afternoon.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young at San Diego State

Mar 30, 2000 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young 3 (18-13,8-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Whitley dh............... 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2

Peterson 1b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0

Haguewood ph/1b......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Day lf................... 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 1

Davies c................. 4 1 1 1 0 0 8 0 0

Carson rf................ 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0

Obrey 3b................. 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 0

Belliston cf............. 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Greene ph/cf............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3

Perry ss................. 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1

Mathis 2b................ 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0

Stone p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Noorda p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rex p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 3 7 3 5 7 24 7 8

San Diego State 7 (19-16,7-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Montgomery cf............ 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0

Pierce lf................ 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0

Litteral ph/lf.......... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lockhart rf.............. 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 0

Echelbarger 1b........... 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 0 3

Chop 1b................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

G. Cook dh............... 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

Bowles dh............... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Redfern pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gonzalez 3b.............. 4 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0

Ricardy 2b............... 5 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 2

Rogers c................. 4 0 1 0 0 1 7 3 4

Shortell ss.............. 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2

Hartshorn p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dunwell p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ring p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Skinner p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 7 11 6 7 8 27 7 12

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 010 000 200 - 3 7 1

San Diego State..... 200 111 02X - 7 11 0

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E - Peterson. LOB - BYU 8; SDSU 12. 2B - Belliston; Pierce; Lockhart;

Ricardy. HR - Davies(4). HBP - Day; Lockhart. SH - Belliston. SF - Perry. SB

- Mathis; Montgomery; Pierce 4; Echelbarger 2; Redfern; Gonzalez. CS -

Haguewood; Day.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Stone............... 5.0 6 4 4 5 6 21 27

Noorda.............. 2.1 5 3 3 2 1 12 14

Rex................. 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hartshorn........... 6.2 6 3 3 1 4 23 27

Dunwell............. 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Ring................ 0.2 1 0 0 3 0 2 5

Skinner............. 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 4 5

Win - Hartshorn (4-2). Loss - Stone (6-3). Save - Skinner (1).

HB - Stone; Hartshorn.

Umpires - Home:Dan Pederson 1st:Jeff Jenkins 3rd:Dan Perugini

Start: 6:00 Time: 3:08 Attendance: 293