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Pacific Wins By One Run

STOCKTON -- In the Cougars closest margin of defeat, Pacific beat BYU by one run in a 5-4 loss on Friday.

For the first time this season, the Cougars, now 0-5, scored a run in the first inning, giving them an early 1-0 lead. Rob Itri collected his fifth RBI of the season with an RBI double, scoring Ryan Chambers from second. Itri finished the game 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. BYU loaded the bases with two outs, but they were unable to push any more runs across.

The one run lead didn't make it past the first inning as Pacific tied the score in the bottom of the first. Two runs in the third inning gave BYU a 3-1 lead. After Itri singled and stole second, he scored on a single to the left side by shortstop Brandon Taylor. Kory Knell then singled in the third run.

Four consecutive singles by the Tigers in the fourth tied the game at three. Pacific threatened to take the lead, loading the bases with two outs, but right fielder Ben Saylor made a diving catch on a sinking line drive to end the inning.

Pacific took a 5-3 lead in the fifth inning on a two-run single by Nicholas Sekiya. The Cougars loaded the bases for the second time in the game with two outs in the sixth. Pinch hitter Kevin Bills just missed hitting a grand slam, sending the ball deep to center field for the final out.

Knell, who finished 2-for-5, singled in his second run in the seventh to bring the Cougars within one. But BYU ended the inning with the bases loaded for the third time.

Saylor extended his hitting streak to five games with a single in the eighth inning and Ranger Wiens now has a three-game hitting streak, singling to lead off the game.

BYU starter Bryce Searle received a no decision, allowing three runs in four innings off six hits. Nathan Hess took his first loss after allowing two runs in four innings of relief.

In the Pacific Invitational's early game on Friday, Nevada beat St. Mary's 8-4 in the Wolf Pack's season opener. The Cougars play Nevada (1-0) on Saturday at 2 p.m. (PST) in BYU's final game in the invitational. The game can be followed live on Gametracker or through a fee based live audio stream. Links to the web casts can be found at www.byucougars.com.

Bringham Young U. at U. of the Pacific

Feb 06, 2004 at Stockton, Calif. (Billy Hebert Field)

Bringham Young U. 4

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WIENS, Ranger dh......... 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

BILLS, Kevin ph......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 4 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0

ITRI, Rob 3b............. 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 1

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

KNELL, Kory lf........... 5 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 3

WILKES, Adam c........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0

HIESTAND, Jeff ph....... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

VEST, Wade pr........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

LUCAS, Blair 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3

SEARLE, Bryce p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HESS, Nathan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

BEUS, Lance p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 4 9 4 6 6 24 3 12

U. of the Pacific 5

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Bishop lf................ 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0

Kovacs ss................ 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 4

Harper 3b................ 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0

Kavanaugh 1b............. 5 0 0 1 0 0 7 2 5

Ringer rf................ 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

Gottier c................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 2

McLaughlin dh............ 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0

Amezquita 2b............. 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 0

Sekiya cf................ 2 1 2 3 0 0 3 0 0

Willick p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Pena p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Schmidt p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graham p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 5 9 5 4 4 27 10 11

Score by Innings R H E

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Bringham Young U.... 102 000 100 - 4 9 1

U. of the Pacific... 100 220 00X - 5 9 5

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E - TAYLOR; Bishop; Harper 2; Kavanaugh; Willick. DP - Pacific 2. LOB -

Cougars 12; Pacific 11. 2B - ITRI; Sekiya 2. HBP - LAW; Bishop; Sekiya 2. SH

- Gottier. SB - CHAMBERS; ITRI; McLaughlin. CS - KNELL; Kavanaugh.

Bringham Young U. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SEARLE, Bryce....... 4.0 6 3 3 3 3 18 22

HESS, Nathan........ 3.2 3 2 2 1 1 13 17

BEUS, Lance......... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

U. of the Pacific IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Willick............. 5.0 5 3 3 3 1 19 23

Pena................ 1.2 2 1 0 2 3 9 11

Schmidt............. 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 4 5

Graham.............. 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 4 4

Win - None. Loss - None. Save - None.

WP - HESS. HBP - by Willick (LAW); by SEARLE (Sekiya); by HESS (Bishop); by HESS

(Sekiya). BK - SEARLE 2. PB - WILKES.

Umpires -

Start: 6:00 pm Time: Attendance:

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Bringham Young U.... 102 000 100 - 4 9 1

U. of the Pacific... 100 220 00X - 5 9 5

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Bringham Young U. starters: 8/dh WIENS; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 25/rf SAYLOR; 21/3b

ITRI; 3/ss TAYLOR; 1/1b LAW; 12/lf KNELL; 24/c WILKES; 6/2b LUCAS; 26/p

SEARLE;

U. of the Pacific starters: 26/lf Bishop; 11/ss Kovacs; 3/3b Harper; 4/1b

Kavanaugh; 16/rf Ringer; 22/c Gottier; 20/dh McLaughlin; 8/2b Amezquita;

30/cf Sekiya; 9/p Willick;

Bringham Young U. - inning 1

WIENS singled to center field. CHAMBERS reached on a fielder's choice;

WIENS out at second 1b to ss. CHAMBERS stole second. SAYLOR walked. ITRI

doubled to right center, RBI; SAYLOR advanced to third; CHAMBERS scored.

TAYLOR grounded out to p. LAW hit by pitch. KNELL flied out to cf. 1 run,

2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

U. of the Pacific - inning 1

Bishop singled through the left side. Kovacs singled through the right

side; Bishop advanced to third. Harper struck out. Kavanaugh reached on

an error by ss, RBI; Kovacs advanced to second; Bishop scored. Ringer

struck out looking. Gottier popped up to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Bringham Young U. - inning 2

WILKES flied out to rf. LUCAS reached on an error by 3b. WIENS struck out

looking. CHAMBERS popped up to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

U. of the Pacific - inning 2

McLaughlin walked. Amezquita lined out to lf. Sekiya hit by pitch;

McLaughlin advanced to second. Bishop flied out to lf. Kovacs grounded

out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Bringham Young U. - inning 3

SAYLOR grounded out to 1b unassisted. ITRI singled to left field. ITRI

stole second. TAYLOR singled to left field, advanced to second on an

error by lf, RBI; ITRI scored on an error by lf. LAW grounded out to ss;

TAYLOR advanced to third. KNELL singled up the middle, RBI; TAYLOR

scored. KNELL out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1

error, 0 LOB.

U. of the Pacific - inning 3

Harper walked. Kavanaugh reached on a fielder's choice; Harper out at

second ss to 2b. Ringer flied out to cf. Kavanaugh out at second c to 2b,

caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bringham Young U. - inning 4

WILKES flied out to lf. LUCAS walked. WIENS grounded into double play ss

to 2b to 1b; LUCAS out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

U. of the Pacific - inning 4

Gottier flied out to cf. McLaughlin struck out looking. Amezquita singled

through the left side. Amezquita advanced to second on a balk. Sekiya

doubled through the right side, RBI; Amezquita scored. Sekiya advanced to

third on a passed ball. Bishop singled through the left side, RBI; Sekiya

scored. Kovacs singled through the left side; Bishop advanced to second.

Kovacs advanced to second on a balk; Bishop advanced to third on a balk.

Harper walked. Kavanaugh lined out to rf. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

Bringham Young U. - inning 5

CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b. SAYLOR out at first 1b to p. ITRI walked.

ITRI advanced to second on an error by p. TAYLOR flied out to lf. 0 runs,

0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

U. of the Pacific - inning 5

HESS to p for SEARLE. Ringer singled to center field. Gottier grounded

out to p, SAC; Ringer advanced to second. McLaughlin walked. Amezquita

flied out to cf; Ringer advanced to third. McLaughlin stole second.

Sekiya doubled down the rf line, 2 RBI; McLaughlin scored; Ringer scored.

Bishop hit by pitch. Bishop advanced to second on a wild pitch; Sekiya

advanced to third on a wild pitch. Kovacs flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Bringham Young U. - inning 6

Pena to p for Willick. LAW grounded out to 2b. KNELL struck out. WILKES

singled to right field. LUCAS reached on an error by 1b; WILKES advanced

to second. WIENS walked; LUCAS advanced to second; WILKES advanced to

third. BILLS pinch hit for CHAMBERS. BILLS flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

U. of the Pacific - inning 6

BILLS to cf. Harper flied out to rf. Kavanaugh grounded out to 1b

unassisted. Ringer flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bringham Young U. - inning 7

SAYLOR struck out. ITRI walked. TAYLOR reached on an error by 3b; ITRI

advanced to second. LAW struck out looking. KNELL singled to center

field, RBI; TAYLOR advanced to second; ITRI scored, unearned. Schmidt to

p for Pena. HIESTAND pinch hit for WILKES. HIESTAND walked; KNELL

advanced to second; TAYLOR advanced to third. VEST pinch ran for

HIESTAND. LUCAS flied out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

U. of the Pacific - inning 7

CLOWARD to c for VEST. Gottier flied out to rf. McLaughlin struck out.

Amezquita fouled out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bringham Young U. - inning 8

WIENS flied out to rf. BILLS struck out. SAYLOR singled up the middle.

Graham to p for Schmidt. ITRI struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

U. of the Pacific - inning 8

Sekiya hit by pitch. Bishop popped up to p, bunt. Kovacs lined out to ss.

Harper singled to left field; Sekiya advanced to second. BEUS to p for

HESS. Kavanaugh flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Bringham Young U. - inning 9

TAYLOR grounded out to 2b. LAW singled to third base. KNELL lined into

double play 2b unassisted; LAW out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

0 LOB.