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PROVO -- An eight-run UNLV eighth spoiled a five run BYU lead as the Rebels came back to win 12-6, completing a three-game sweep on Saturday.

The Cougars (10-19, 0-3) jumped to an early 5-0 lead through four innings in front of 1,504 fans at Larry H. Miller Field before UNLV (15-7, 3-0) scored three in the fifth. BYU still led 6-4 through seven, but after scoring in each of the first five innings, the Cougars went scoreless the remainder of the way.

"I felt after we got a lead, we sat back and relaxed," said BYU head coach Vance Law. "We're not talented enough to sit back and coast, especially with a team as talented as UNLV."

The Rebels took the lead and then ran away with it in the eighth scoring eight runs. Four Cougar errors in the inning resulted in five-unearned runs. In all, BYU committed seven errors in the game only a day after making eight on Friday night.

"The main thing we're frustrated with is we know we can do better," said Saturday's starting pitcher Justin Su'a. "It's been a tough series. Being the first series of the year, we still have a positive outlook for the rest of the season."

After scoring a run in the fifth inning, BYU failed to score when given the opportunity. The Cougars stranded runners on second and third with one out in the fifth. After moving Ranger Wiens to third with one out in the seventh, BYU failed to bring him around.

Nearly flawless to start the game, Su'a (2-1) allowed only one hit through the first four innings. After allowing three runs in the fifth, he pitched a scoreless sixth before exiting the game. Su'a finished with five strikeouts, allowing three runs off six hits for the no-decision.

Ryan Chambers, Raner Wiens and Rob Itri all had 2-for-4 performances for BYU while Brandon Taylor hit his team leading fifth home run in the second.

Brent Johnson finished perfect for UNLV, hitting 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs. Andrew D'Angelo also had three hits, finishing 3-for-6 with three runs scored.

The Cougars now prepare for a three-game series with the University of Utah in Salt Lake City beginning Thursday. The games can be listened to live on KOVO 960 AM with live stats found at www.byucougars.com.

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 20, 2004 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas 12 (15-7,3-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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D'ANGELO, Andrew lf...... 6 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 1

JOHNSON, Brent cf........ 3 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0

RUIZ, Ryan 2b............ 6 1 3 2 0 0 1 4 2

NIELSEN, Eric rf......... 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 1

GILL, Eddie 1b........... 5 1 1 0 1 0 14 1 1

TELLAM, Justin c......... 4 1 0 1 2 3 7 2 2

SOTO, Ty 3b.............. 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 4

EBARB, C.J. dh........... 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

WHITE, Peter ss.......... 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 1

SECCOMEB, David p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

PUPO, Koji p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MINOR, Matt p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 43 12 15 7 7 8 27 16 12

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (10-19,0-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 2 2 0 0 1 6 1 0

KNELL, Kory lf........... 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

WIENS, Ranger dh......... 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

ITRI, Rob rf............. 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 0

SAYLOR, Ben 1b........... 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 2

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 1

LUCAS, Blair 3b.......... 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2

WILKES, Adam c........... 3 1 1 1 1 1 7 0 0

VEST, Wade 2b............ 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0

SU'A, Justin p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

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

PARSONS, Kalen p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LEMON, Nick p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 35 6 10 5 2 9 27 7 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Univ. Nev. Las Vegas 000 030 180 - 12 15 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 111 210 000 - 6 10 7

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E - JOHNSON; TELLAM; CHAMBERS; ITRI; TAYLOR 2; LUCAS; WILKES; SU'A. LOB -

UNLV Rebels 12; BYU Cougars 6. 2B - JOHNSON 2; EBARB; CHAMBERS; WIENS; ITRI.

HR - TAYLOR(5). HBP - JOHNSON. SH - CHAMBERS; KNELL. SB - WHITE; KNELL;

WIENS; LUCAS; WILKES.

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SECCOMEB, David..... 4.0 8 6 6 1 4 19 21

PUPO, Koji.......... 2.2 2 0 0 1 3 9 11

MINOR, Matt......... 2.1 0 0 0 0 2 7 7

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SU'A, Justin........ 6.0 6 3 3 2 5 24 27

BEUS, Lance......... 1.1 2 3 2 3 0 7 10

HESS, Nathan........ 0.0 3 3 2 0 0 3 3

PARSONS, Kalen...... 0.2 3 3 0 1 1 5 6

LEMON, Nick......... 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 4 5

Win - MINOR (2-1). Loss - HESS (2-3). Save - None.

WP - SECCOMBE. HBP - by SU'A (JOHNSON). PB - WILKES.

Umpires - HP: John Aiello 1B: Keith Bailey 3B: Blake Jensen

Start: 12:00pm Time: 3:23 Attendance: 1504

Game notes:Game 3 of 3

SECCOMBE faced 2 batters in the 5th.

HESS faced 3 batters in the 8th.

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Univ. Nev. Las Vegas 000 030 180 - 12 15 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 111 210 000 - 6 10 7

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Univ. Nev. Las Vegas starters: 21/lf D'ANGELO; 45/cf JOHNSON; 4/2b RUIZ;

36/rf NIELSEN; 46/1b GILL; 32/c TELLAM; 6/3b SOTO; 5/dh EBARB; 7/ss

WHITE; 24/p SECCOMBE;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 12/lf KNELL; 8/dh WIENS; 21/rf

ITRI; 25/1b SAYLOR; 3/ss TAYLOR; 6/3b LUCAS; 24/c WILKES; 5/2b VEST; 27/p

SU'A;

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas - inning 1

D'ANGELO grounded out to ss. JOHNSON doubled to left center. RUIZ

grounded out to p; JOHNSON advanced to third. NIELSEN grounded out to 2b.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERS singled to left center. KNELL lined out to 3b. WIENS grounded

out to 2b; CHAMBERS advanced to second. ITRI singled to left center, RBI;

CHAMBERS scored. SAYLOR grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas - inning 2

GILL grounded out to 1b unassisted. TELLAM struck out swinging. SOTO

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

TAYLOR homered to left field, RBI. LUCAS struck out swinging. WILKES

struck out swinging. VEST grounded out to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas - inning 3

EBARB flied out to cf. WHITE struck out swinging, reached first on a

passed ball. D'ANGELO flied out to rf. WHITE advanced to second on a

throwing error by p. JOHNSON hit by pitch. RUIZ flied out to cf. 0 runs,

0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

CHAMBERS doubled down the lf line. KNELL grounded out to 3b, SAC;

CHAMBERS advanced to third. WIENS singled up the middle, RBI; CHAMBERS

scored. WIENS stole second. ITRI out at first 1b to p; WIENS advanced to

third. SAYLOR flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas - inning 4

NIELSEN flied out to cf. GILL walked. TELLAM flied out to rf. SOTO struck

out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

TAYLOR grounded out to 3b. LUCAS singled to left field. LUCAS stole

second. WILKES singled up the middle, RBI; LUCAS scored. VEST struck out

swinging. WILKES stole second, advanced to third on an error by c, scored

on an error by cf. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 2

errors, 0 LOB.

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas - inning 5

EBARB singled to right field. WHITE walked; EBARB advanced to second.

D'ANGELO singled to right field, advanced to second; WHITE out at second

rf to 2b; EBARB advanced to third. JOHNSON doubled to left center, 2 RBI;

D'ANGELO scored; EBARB scored. RUIZ singled to left field, advanced to

second on the throw, RBI; JOHNSON scored. NIELSEN flied out to cf. GILL

fouled out to lf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

KNELL singled down the rf line. KNELL stole second. WIENS walked; KNELL

advanced to third on a wild pitch. PUPO to p for SECCOMBE. ITRI doubled

down the lf line, RBI; WIENS advanced to third; KNELL scored. SAYLOR

struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. TAYLOR struck out looking.

LUCAS flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas - inning 6

TELLAM struck out looking. SOTO struck out swinging. EBARB doubled to

left center. WHITE flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

WILKES walked. VEST reached on a fielder's choice; WILKES out at second

ss to 2b. CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b, SAC; VEST advanced to second.

KNELL fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas - inning 7

BEUS to p for SU'A. D'ANGELO singled to left field. JOHNSON walked;

D'ANGELO advanced to second. RUIZ popped up to 2b. JOHNSON advanced to

second; D'ANGELO advanced to third on a throwing error by c. NIELSEN

walked. GILL popped up to 2b. TELLAM walked, RBI; NIELSEN advanced to

second; JOHNSON advanced to third; D'ANGELO scored. SOTO flied out to lf.

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

WIENS doubled to center field. ITRI flied out to rf; WIENS advanced to

third. SAYLOR struck out swinging. MINOR to p for PUPO. TAYLOR struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas - inning 8

EBARB grounded out to 2b. WHITE reached on a throwing error by 3b.

D'ANGELO singled through the left side; WHITE advanced to second. HESS to

p for BEUS. JOHNSON singled through the right side, RBI; D'ANGELO

advanced to second; WHITE scored, unearned. RUIZ singled to right field,

advanced to second on the throw, RBI; JOHNSON scored, scored on an error

by rf; D'ANGELO scored. NIELSEN singled to center field, RBI; RUIZ

scored. PARSONS to p for HESS. GILL singled up the middle; NIELSEN

advanced to second. TELLAM walked; GILL advanced to second; NIELSEN

advanced to third. SOTO reached on a fielding error by ss; TELLAM

advanced to second; GILL advanced to third; NIELSEN scored, unearned.

EBARB singled to center field, advanced to second on a fielding error by

cf, out at third cf to 3b; SOTO scored, unearned; TELLAM scored,

unearned; GILL scored, unearned. WHITE singled down the lf line. WHITE

stole second. D'ANGELO struck out looking. 8 runs, 7 hits, 4 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

LUCAS struck out swinging. WILKES out at first p to 2b to 1b. VEST

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

Univ. Nev. Las Vegas - inning 9

LEMON to p for PARSONS. JOHNSON walked. RUIZ singled to shortstop;

JOHNSON advanced to second, advanced to third on a throwing error by ss.

NIELSEN struck out swinging. GILL grounded out to p; RUIZ advanced to

second. TELLAM struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 9

CHAMBERS grounded out to 3b. KNELL grounded out to 3b. WIENS grounded out

to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.