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PROVO -- Ranger Wiens and Doug Jackson teamed up for a ninth-inning come-from-behind victory on Saturday to give BYU baseball a 7-6 win and a season sweep of Utah.

"The team was excited about the ninth in the dugout with the shark rally hats on," BYU Head Coach Vance Law said. "We executed the way I wanted it to in the ninth."

Coach Law sent up five consecutive lefties in the ninth to counter Brady Martinez' deceptive slider and form a come-from-behind victory. The loss was Utah's seventh consecutive, dropping its record to 19-27 and 6-17 in the league.

Pinch hitter Clayton Carson singled and then moved to third on a fielder's choice. Carson scored the tying run with two outs on an infield single, Jackson hustled down the line to beat the throw out at first and to keep the inning alive. Wiens drove a ball into left field to score Jackson from second, giving BYU the sweep and its third one-run victory of the season.

"We get to enjoy the win for a day, but then we have a lot of work to do to prepare for San Diego State," Wiens said.

Nate Schlieman's throw in the first inning went into left field when he tried to throw out Wiens who was attempting to steal third. Wiens got to his feet and scored on the errant throw, putting BYU up 1-0.

In the second, Utah's Eric Chevalier set up the Utes' first run of the game when his line drive to right field took an unexpected bounce over Ryan Chambers' head to roll to the wall for a triple.

Brock Jacobsen was almost picked off in the second inning until Utah pitcher, Jason Price, slipped and fell on the wet infield while trying to keep Jacobsen in a run down. Price found himself in a pickle in that inning when he beamed Jackson to load the bases. Chambers showed a good eye at the plate, drawing a walk to give BYU a 3-1 lead.

Utah did not want to go back home winless, and in the fifth inning with two outs the Utes strung together six consecutive hits against Ken Gravley, highlighted by Chevalier's three-run home run to put them up 6-5. It was the first time in the series Utah led past the first inning. Chevalier went 3-for-5 with three RBI on the day.

Pitchers for both teams started to throw bee-bees after the fifth inning, not allowing a run in the second half of the game until BYU rallied in the ninth. Michel Bergeron entered the game in the fifth and stopped the Ute scoring by only allowing four hits to the 19 batters he faced.

"Mike did a great job, throwing four scoreless innings," Wiens said.

The BYU-Utah baseball game will be replayed at 10 p.m. on BYU-TV and 11:45 p.m. on KBYU-TV (channel 11).

BYU, now 22-20 and 14-10 in the Mountain West Conference, hosts Tony Gwynn's San Diego State Aztecs next week. The first game of the series is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m., which will be televised live by KBYU-TV (channel 11) and BYU-TV.

University of Utah at Brigham Young Univ

May 03, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

University of Utah 6 (19-27,6-17 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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PENA, Jared 2b........... 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

KHOURY, Ryan ss.......... 3 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0

CIARAMELLA, Matt cf...... 5 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 0

WESTFALL, Mike 1b........ 5 1 1 1 0 0 7 1 5

CHEVALIER, Eric rf....... 5 3 3 3 0 0 3 0 0

KMETKO, Tyler dh......... 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

GOURLEY, T.R. pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILSON, Cort 3b.......... 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 0

SCHLIEMAN, Nate c........ 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0

UDY, Wick c............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

ANDERSON, Matt lf........ 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 4

PRICE, Jason p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

MARTINEZ, Brady p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 40 6 14 5 2 7 26 7 11

Brigham Young Univ 7 (22-20,14-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug lf......... 4 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf........ 4 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0

WIENS, Ranger ss......... 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 3

OBREY, Kainoa 3b......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake 1b.... 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0

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

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

CARSON, Clayton ph...... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 3 2 2 1 0 0 6 1 0

LAW, Tim ph............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VEST, Wade 2b............ 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 0

ITRI, Rob ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRAVLEY, Kenneth p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BERGERON, Michel p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 33 7 10 6 3 3 27 13 6

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Utah.. 010 140 000 - 6 14 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 120 200 002 - 7 10 2

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Note: 2 outs, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - PENA; SCHLIEMAN; OBREY; CLOWARD. DP - Utah Utes 1. LOB - Utah Utes 11;

BYU Cougars 6. 2B - PENA; KMETKO 2; SCHLIEMAN; WIENS; CLOWARD. 3B -

CHEVALIER. HR - CHEVALIER(4). HBP - WILSON; JACKSON; STUBBLEFIELD. SH -

KHOURY; LAW. SB - CHEVALIER; WILSON 2; WIENS; JACOBSEN 2. CS - WILSON; VEST.

University of Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PRICE, Jason........ 7.0 7 5 4 3 2 25 29

MARTINEZ, Brady..... 1.2 3 2 1 0 1 8 10

Brigham Young Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GRAVLEY, Kenneth.... 4.2 10 6 5 1 3 24 25

BERGERON, Michel.... 4.1 4 0 0 1 4 16 19

Win - BERGERON (5-3). Loss - MARTINEZ (2-3). Save - None.

WP - GRAVLEY. HBP - by PRICE (JACKSON); by MARTINEZ (STUBBLEFIELD); by BERGERON

(WILSON). PB - CLOWARD.

Umpires - HP: John Cortez 1B: Dan Weikle 3B: Jim Paronto

Start: 1:08 pm Time: 2:59 Attendance: 1072

Game notes:

Game 3 of 3 in Provo...next Thursday's game vs. SDSU is televised

live by KBYU and BYU-TV

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University of Utah at Brigham Young Univ - Play-by-Play

May 03, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Utah.. 010 140 000 - 6 14 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 120 200 002 - 7 10 2

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University of Utah starters: 3/2b PENA; 2/ss KHOURY; 25/cf CIARAMELLA; 6/1b

WESTFALL; 5/rf CHEVALIER; 18/dh KMETKO; 16/3b WILSON; 14/c SCHLIEMAN;

1/lf ANDERSON; 12/p PRICE;

Brigham Young Univ starters: 13/lf JACKSON; 22/rf CHAMBERS; 8/ss WIENS;

32/3b OBREY; 33/1b STUBBLEFIELD; 3/cf JACOBSEN; 6/dh LUCAS; 9/c CLOWARD;

5/2b VEST; 19/p GRAVLEY;

University of Utah - inning 1

PENA flied out to cf. KHOURY walked. CIARAMELLA grounded out to 3b;

KHOURY advanced to second. WESTFALL grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 1

JACKSON flied out to cf. CHAMBERS flied out to lf. WIENS doubled to right

center. WIENS stole third, scored on a throwing error by c, unearned.

OBREY struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 2

CHEVALIER tripled to right field. KMETKO fouled out to 1b. WILSON flied

out to lf. SCHLIEMAN doubled to left field, RBI; CHEVALIER scored.

ANDERSON lined out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 2

STUBBLEFIELD flied out to lf. JACOBSEN walked. LUCAS flied out to cf.

JACOBSEN stole second. JACOBSEN stole third. CLOWARD singled to right

field, RBI; JACOBSEN scored. VEST singled, bunt; CLOWARD advanced to

second. JACKSON hit by pitch; VEST advanced to second; CLOWARD advanced

to third. CHAMBERS walked, RBI; JACKSON advanced to second; VEST advanced

to third; CLOWARD scored. WIENS reached on a fielder's choice; CHAMBERS

advanced to second; JACKSON out at third 3b unassisted. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 3

PENA flied out to lf. KHOURY singled to right field. CIARAMELLA struck

out swinging. WESTFALL popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 3

OBREY flied out to lf. STUBBLEFIELD popped up to 2b. JACOBSEN struck out

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

University of Utah - inning 4

CHEVALIER singled, bunt. KMETKO struck out swinging. WILSON struck out

swinging; CHEVALIER stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error

by c. CHEVALIER scored on a wild pitch, unearned. SCHLIEMAN fouled out to

ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 4

LUCAS walked. CLOWARD doubled down the lf line; LUCAS advanced to third.

VEST popped up to 1b. JACKSON singled to right field, RBI; CLOWARD

advanced to third; LUCAS scored. CHAMBERS singled to right field, RBI;

JACKSON advanced to second; CLOWARD scored. CHAMBERS out on double play p

to 3b; JACKSON out on the play, picked off. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

University of Utah - inning 5

ANDERSON grounded out to 2b. PENA flied out to lf. KHOURY singled to

shortstop. CIARAMELLA singled to left field; KHOURY advanced to second.

WESTFALL singled to left field, RBI; CIARAMELLA advanced to second;

KHOURY scored. CHEVALIER homered to right field, 3 RBI; WESTFALL scored;

CIARAMELLA scored. KMETKO doubled to right field. WILSON singled to left

field; KMETKO advanced to third. BERGERON to p for GRAVLEY. WILSON stole

second. SCHLIEMAN walked. ANDERSON struck out swinging. 4 runs, 6 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 5

WIENS grounded out to p. OBREY flied out to cf. STUBBLEFIELD popped up to

rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 6

PENA doubled to center field. KHOURY grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; PENA

advanced to third. CIARAMELLA struck out swinging. WESTFALL grounded out

to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 6

JACOBSEN grounded out to 3b. LUCAS flied out to rf. CLOWARD flied out to

rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 7

CHEVALIER flied out to cf. KMETKO grounded out to 2b. WILSON singled up

the middle. WILSON stole second. SCHLIEMAN struck out swinging, reached

first on a passed ball; WILSON advanced to third. WILSON out at home p to

1b to c, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 7

VEST singled to shortstop. JACKSON flied out to cf. VEST out at second p

to 1b to ss, caught stealing. CHAMBERS popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah - inning 8

ANDERSON struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. PENA reached on a

fielding error by 3b. KHOURY singled through the left side; PENA advanced

to second. CIARAMELLA reached on a fielder's choice; KHOURY out at second

ss to 2b; PENA advanced to third. WESTFALL flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 8

MARTINEZ to p for PRICE. UDY to c for SCHLIEMAN. WIENS grounded out to 1b

unassisted. OBREY struck out looking. STUBBLEFIELD hit by pitch. JACOBSEN

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

University of Utah - inning 9

CHEVALIER grounded out to p. KMETKO doubled down the rf line. GOURLEY

pinch ran for KMETKO. WILSON hit by pitch. GOURLEY out at second p to ss,

picked off. UDY grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 9

CARSON pinch hit for LUCAS. CARSON singled through the right side. LAW

pinch hit for CLOWARD. LAW grounded out to p, SAC; CARSON advanced to

second. ITRI pinch hit for VEST. ITRI grounded out to 2b; CARSON advanced

to third. JACKSON singled to shortstop, RBI; CARSON scored. CHAMBERS

reached on a fielding error by 2b; JACKSON advanced to second. WIENS

singled to left field, RBI; CHAMBERS advanced to third; JACKSON scored,

unearned. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.