No. 1 Stanford Wins, 8-1

PALO ALTO -- Stanford got two home runs Tuesday to power past BYU, 8-1.

No. 1 Stanford improved its record to 5-2, while BYU falls to 2-8.

Sam Fuld hit a line drive, two-run homer to right field to give the Cardinal their initial lead. The Cougars battled the top-ranked Cardinal for the next three innings. Then Donny Lucy belted a three-run homer in the fifth to chase Jeff Stone from the mound with a 7-0 lead as Jeff Mousser entered the game.

BYU scored its run in the seventh when Jack Stubblefield hit a two-out doubled to left-center. Mike Weingarten battled the count to get a base on balls and then Lars Birkeland singled in Stubblefield, making the score 7 1.

A 4-6-3 double play got BYU out of a jam in the second inning. Another double play in the fourth was turned by Stubblefield when he caught a line-drive and tagged first to end the inning. Stone retired Stanford in order in the third inning and Mousser had a three-up, three-down inning in the sixth.

Matt Carson extended his team-leading hitting streak to nine games with a single up the middle in the fourth inning.

BYU's Rob Itri, who started at third base, advanced to second base as the lead-off batter in the fifth, but was stranded. Itri got aboard on an error, then stole second as Weingarten struck out.

BYU's next game is on Thursday when it starts a three-game series at the University of Pacific, 2-1, in Stockton, Calif. None of the BYU-Pacific games will be available on audiostream or livestats.

Brigham Young               AB  R  H BI       Stanford                    AB  R  H BI

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Doug Jackson cf............ 4 0 0 0 Chris O'Riordan 2b......... 5 1 1 0

Ranger Wiens ss............ 2 0 0 0 Sam Fuld cf................ 3 2 2 2

Matt Carson rf............. 4 0 1 0 Ryan Garko c............... 4 1 0 0

Dave Jensen lf............. 4 0 0 0 Jason Cooper dh............ 4 0 0 0

Jake Stubblefield 1b....... 4 1 1 0 Jonny Ash ph.............. 1 0 0 0

Rob Itri 3b................ 4 0 0 0 Carlos Quentin lf.......... 3 1 2 2

Mike Weingarten dh......... 2 0 0 0 Brian Hall rf.............. 1 1 0 0

Lars Birkeland c........... 3 0 1 1 Chris Carter ph........... 1 0 0 0

Han Yi 2b.................. 2 0 0 0 Danny Putnam rf........... 0 0 0 0

Jeff Stone p............... 0 0 0 0 Donny Lucy 1b.............. 4 1 1 3

Jeff Mousser p............ 0 0 0 0 Arik VanZandt 1b.......... 0 0 0 0

Tyler Dabo p.............. 0 0 0 0 Scott Dragicevich ss....... 3 1 3 0

Andy Topham 3b............. 3 0 1 1

Tim Cunningham p........... 0 0 0 0

Darin Naatjes p........... 0 0 0 0

David O'Hagan p........... 0 0 0 0

Jonny Dyer p.............. 0 0 0 0

Totals..................... 29 1 3 1 Totals..................... 32 8 10 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 100 - 1 3 0

Stanford............ 200 050 01X - 8 10 1

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E - Lucy(2). DP - Cougars 2; Cardinal 1. LOB - Cougars 5; Cardinal 8. 2B -

Stubblefield(1); Dragicevich(5). 3B - Dragicevich(1). HR - Fuld(1); Lucy(1). HBP -

Garko; Quentin; Hall; Topham. SB - Itri(1); Quentin(1).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO Stanford IP H R ER BB SO

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Jeff Stone ......... 4.2 5 7 7 4 2 Tim Cunningham ..... 4.0 1 0 0 2 2

Jeff Mousser ....... 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 Darin Naatjes ...... 2.0 0 0 0 0 4

Tyler Dabo ......... 2.0 4 1 1 0 2 David O'Hagan ...... 2.0 2 1 1 2 2

Jonny Dyer ......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 3

Win - Cunningham (2-0). Loss - Stone (0-2). Save - None.

HBP - by Stone (Quentin); by Stone (Hall); by Stone (Topham); by Stone (Garko).

Pitches/strikes: Stone 90/49; Mousser 18/10; Dabo 42/28; Cunningham 54/28; Naatjes

30/18; O'Hagan 39/25; Dyer 12/9.

Strikeouts - Jackson 2; Carson, M.; Jensen 3; Stubblefield 2; Itri; Weingarten; Yi;

Cooper; Hall; Lucy 2; Topham. Walks - Wiens 2; Weingarten; Yi; Fuld 2; Hall;

Dragicevich.

Umpires - HP: Ron Ramirez 1B: Randy Parker 3B: Rick Davis

Start: 6:01 pm Time: 2:38 Attendance: 1795

BATTERIES: BYU - Stone, Mousser (5), Dabo (7) and Birkeland. STAN -

Cunningham, Naatjes (5), O'Hagan (7), Dyer (9) and Garko.

HRs: STAN - Fuld (1st, 2-run in 1st), Lucy (1st, 3-run in 5th).

NOTES: First career homers for Fuld and Lucy.