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Rally Falls Short at ASU

TEMPE -- Drama carried into the ninth inning Friday evening as BYU rallied back from a 5-1 deficit to tie the score with No. 8 Arizona State, only to fall 6-5.

With the bases loaded in the ninth and no outs, ASU, now 12-1, scored the winning run on a walk.

BYU, now 1-3, began the game with an adjusted batting order as Ranger Wiens led off, followed by normal lead-off hitter Doug Jackson.

Jackson hit a one-out triple in the first inning, but was stranded. The Cougars again reached third base in the second when Brock Jacobsen singled and advanced on a fielder's choices, but again was stranded.

In the third, fourth and fifth innings BYU advanced players to second base to no avail. In the third, Wiens stole second, but Jackson hit into a double play to end the inning. In the fourth, Kainoa Obrey was picked off second to end the inning, the same fate suffered by Tim Law in the eighth at third. In the fifth, Law singled and advanced to second on a ground-out, but Cougars struck out and popped up to end that inning.

ASU took the early lead with a solo home run in the first by Travis Buck and a two-run homer in the second from Steve Garrabrants.

BYU got on the scoreboard in the fifth when Rob Itri led off with a homer to make the score 3-1 ASU and chased Mark Sopko from the mound.

A pair of BYU errors opened the door for the Sun Devils in the fifth to get Garrabrants aboard and later scoring. A double down the rightfield line by Jeff Larish scored Buck for the second unearned run of the fifth.

In the sixth, Ryan Chambers drew a lead-off walk and advanced to third off Obrey's single. Chambers scored from Jacobsen's ground-out to second.

In the seventh, Law drew a lead-off walk and advanced on a walk and a fielder's choice before scoring on Jackson's sacrifice fly.

Back-to-back singles by Obrey and Jacobsen started off the eighth, with Jacobsen scoring when Law got on base from a throwing error by the second baseman. Reserve catcher Adam Wilkes drove in Rob Itri, who had gotten on with a fielder's choice, to tie the game at five-all with a single to centerfield.

The Cougars escaped when ASU loaded the bases loaded in the eighth as Buck lined out to Obrey at third. Consecutive walks by Chambers and Obrey with two outs went for naught as Jacobsen popped up to end the ninth for BYU.

Larish led off with a double to center in the ninth and he advanced to third on Andre Ethier's single. Cougar ace reliever Tyler Dabo walked his first batter on full count to load the bases with no outs, then threw four straight balls to end the game.

The two teams play again on Friday evening in the second of a three-game series.

Brigham Young Univ at Arizona State

Feb 06, 2003 at Tempe, Arizona (Packard Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ 5 (1-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WIENS, Ranger ss......... 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 4 0

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

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf........ 3 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 1

OBREY, Kainoa 3b......... 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1

JACOBSEN, Brock cf....... 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 0 2

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake dh.... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ITRI, Rob 2b............. 4 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 1

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 3 1 1 0 1 0 7 0 1

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

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

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

MOUSSER, Jeff p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

JACINTO, Paul p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DABO, Tyler p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 5 9 4 6 6 24 9 9

Arizona State 6 (12-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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PEDROIA ss............... 4 0 2 0 1 0 3 4 0

BUCK lf.................. 4 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 3

LARISH 1b................ 5 1 3 1 0 0 7 1 0

ETHIER rf................ 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

ALLEN dh................. 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

WEST ph................. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

WYRICK 3b................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0

WALSH ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MESA 3b................. 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0

BOSCH cf................. 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0

GOSEWISCH c.............. 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0

GARRABRANTS 2b........... 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 2

SOPKO p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LOPEZ p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McCLELLAN p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VAUGHAN p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

SCHROYER p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 6 10 5 6 3 27 12 12

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 011 120 - 5 9 3

Arizona State....... 120 020 001 - 6 10 1

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Note: None out, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - WIENS; CHAMBERS; ITRI; GARRABRANTS. LOB - BYU Cougars 9; Sun Devils 12.

2B - LARISH 2. 3B - JACKSON. HR - ITRI(1); BUCK(1); GARRABRANTS(2). HBP -

OBREY. SF - JACKSON. SB - WIENS; BOSCH.

Brigham Young Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MOUSSER, Jeff....... 5.2 7 5 3 1 3 25 26

JACINTO, Paul....... 2.1 3 1 1 3 0 11 14

DABO, Tyler......... 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SOPKO............... 4.0 4 1 1 1 2 14 16

LOPEZ............... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4 4

McCLELLAN........... 1.0 1 2 2 3 2 4 7

VAUGHAN............. 2.2 3 2 0 2 1 10 13

SCHROYER............ 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - SCHROYER (2-0). Loss - JACINTO (0-1). Save - None.

HBP - by SOPKO (OBREY). BK - MOUSSER.

Umpires - HP: Kent Bruns 1B: Paul Arreola 3B: John Woods

Start: 7:07 pm Time: 3:24 Attendance: 2850

SOPKO faced 1 batter in the 5th.

McCLELLAN faced 2 batters in the 7th.

JACINTO faced 2 batters in the 9th.

DABO faced 2 batters in the 9th.

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ at Arizona State - Play-by-Play

Feb 06, 2003 at Tempe, Arizona (Packard)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 011 120 - 5 9 3

Arizona State....... 120 020 001 - 6 10 1

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

32/3b OBREY; 3/cf JACOBSEN; 33/dh STUBBLEFIELD; 21/2b ITRI; 1/1b LAW; 9/c

CLOWARD; 35/p MOUSSER;

Arizona State starters: 2/ss PEDROIA; 4/lf BUCK; 11/1b LARISH; 14/rf ETHIER;

10/dh ALLEN; 5/3b WYRICK; 31/cf BOSCH; 39/c GOSEWISCH; 9/2b GARRABRANTS;

41/p SOPKO;

Brigham Young Univ - inning 1

WIENS grounded out to 2b. JACKSON tripled to right center. CHAMBERS

struck out swinging. OBREY flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Arizona State - inning 1

PEDROIA grounded out to ss. BUCK homered to right field, RBI. LARISH

singled to right field. ETHIER flied out to lf. LARISH advanced to second

on a balk. ALLEN grounded out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 2

JACOBSEN singled through the left side. STUBBLEFIELD grounded out to ss;

JACOBSEN advanced to second. ITRI grounded out to ss; JACOBSEN advanced

to third. LAW flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State - inning 2

WYRICK lined out to ss. BOSCH singled to right field. GOSEWISCH flied out

to rf. GARRABRANTS homered to left center, 2 RBI; BOSCH scored. PEDROIA

grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 3

CLOWARD flied out to lf. WIENS singled through the left side. WIENS stole

second. JACKSON flied out to cf, out at first ss to c; WIENS out on the

play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State - inning 3

BUCK flied out to cf. LARISH flied out to lf. ETHIER struck out swinging.

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

Brigham Young Univ - inning 4

CHAMBERS struck out looking. OBREY hit by pitch. JACOBSEN walked; OBREY

advanced to second. STUBBLEFIELD flied out to cf. OBREY out at third p to

ss to 1b, picked off. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State - inning 4

ALLEN struck out looking. WYRICK grounded out to ss. BOSCH struck out

looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 5

ITRI homered to right center, RBI. LOPEZ to p for SOPKO. LAW singled to

right field. CLOWARD grounded out to 3b; LAW advanced to second. WIENS

struck out swinging. JACKSON popped up to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Arizona State - inning 5

GOSEWISCH grounded out to 2b. GARRABRANTS reached on a fielding error by

rf. PEDROIA singled to shortstop; GARRABRANTS advanced to second. BUCK

reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on a throwing error by

ss; PEDROIA out at second 2b to ss; GARRABRANTS scored, unearned. LARISH

doubled down the rf line, RBI; BUCK scored. ETHIER lined out to 3b. 2

runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 6

McCLELLAN to p for LOPEZ. CHAMBERS walked. OBREY singled through the

right side; CHAMBERS advanced to third. JACOBSEN grounded out to 2b, RBI;

OBREY advanced to second; CHAMBERS scored. STUBBLEFIELD struck out

swinging. ITRI struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State - inning 6

ALLEN flied out to cf. WYRICK flied out to cf. BOSCH singled to third

base. BOSCH stole second. GOSEWISCH walked. JACINTO to p for MOUSSER.

GARRABRANTS reached on a fielder's choice; GOSEWISCH out at second ss to

2b; BOSCH advanced to third. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 7

LAW walked. CARSON pinch hit for CLOWARD. CARSON walked; LAW advanced to

second. VAUGHAN to p for McCLELLAN. WIENS reached on a fielder's choice

to pitcher; CARSON out at second p to ss; LAW advanced to third. JACKSON

flied out to lf, SF, RBI; LAW scored. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. 1

run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State - inning 7

WILKES to c for CARSON. PEDROIA singled to left field. BUCK walked;

PEDROIA advanced to second. LARISH popped up to ss. ETHIER flied out to

lf. ALLEN flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 8

OBREY singled to right field. JACOBSEN singled to right field; OBREY

advanced to second. STUBBLEFIELD reached on a fielder's choice; JACOBSEN

advanced to second; OBREY out at third p to 3b. ITRI reached on a

fielder's choice; STUBBLEFIELD out at second 1b to ss; JACOBSEN advanced

to third. LAW reached on a throwing error by 2b; ITRI advanced to second;

JACOBSEN scored, unearned. WILKES singled to center field, RBI; LAW

advanced to third; ITRI scored, unearned. LAW out at third p to 3b,

picked off. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Arizona State - inning 8

WALSH pinch hit for WYRICK. WALSH reached on a throwing error by 2b,

advanced to second. BOSCH grounded out to 3b. GOSEWISCH grounded out to

2b; WALSH advanced to third. GARRABRANTS walked. PEDROIA walked;

GARRABRANTS advanced to second. BUCK lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 9

MESA to 3b for WALSH. WIENS grounded out to 1b unassisted. JACKSON fouled

out to 3b. CHAMBERS walked. OBREY walked; CHAMBERS advanced to second.

SCHROYER to p for VAUGHAN. JACOBSEN popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Arizona State - inning 9

LARISH doubled to center field. ETHIER singled to right field; LARISH

advanced to third. WEST pinch hit for ALLEN. DABO to p for JACINTO. WEST

walked; ETHIER advanced to second. MESA walked, RBI; WEST advanced to

second; ETHIER advanced to third; LARISH scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors,

3 LOB.