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SDSU Makes It Five Straight

SAN -- Lack of execution Friday evening allowed San Diego State to claim its fifth conference victory over BYU, 6-3.

The Cougars out-hit the Aztecs 8-7, but multiple errors and a failure to execute with runners in scoring position stymied BYU.

"I'm proud of our guys," Coach Vance Law said. "We really don't have the depth to throw out a consistent lineup right now--a lot of our wins right now are by smoke and mirrors."

Dave Jensen's first-inning double to right field put the Cougars on top 1-0, and his third-inning single increased their lead to 2-0.

Pitcher Ryan Adams struggled to throw strikes all evening. He worked his way out of tough jams in the first two innings, but his luck ran out in the third.

He walked in the first Aztec run of the game in the third and allowed another runner to score on a wild pitch. An error by Jensen permitted yet another SDSU runner to score in the third, making the score 3-2.

"Walking the bases loaded was a real demise for us, and that is unacceptable," Law said.

SDSU increased its lead in the fourth on a Chad Corona sacrifice fly set up by Carlo Cota's leadoff single, Adam's hit batter and a sacrifice bunt by Jake McLintock.

SDSU broke the game open in the fifth scoring two more runs on three Cougar errors-- expanding the Aztec lead to 6-2.

BYU threatened the San Diego State four-run lead in the sixth with no outs and Jensen and Matt Carson both in scoring position, but three consecutive outs by SDSU ended the Cougar rally prematurely.

In the eighth, Carson hit his second double of the game, and Ranger Wiens' RBI single to right scored Carson to make the score 6-3. But again, the Cougars failed to convert valuable opportunities into runs by leaving two more runners in scoring position.

Royce Ring continued his dominant pitching over the Cougars in the ninth to secure the Aztec victory with his 13th save of the season.

SDSU increased its lead in the Mountain West Conference to five games over the Cougars and with the victory improved to 32-13, 14-3 in league play.

BYU falls to 16-22-1, 9-8 in the MWC.

Both teams meet again Saturday at 2 p.m. MDT in the finale of a three-game series.

The game will be broadcast live on the radio by KOVO 960 AM.

2002 San Diego State Baseball

Brigham Young at San Diego State

Apr 19, 2002 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young 3 (16-22-1,9-8 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

JACKSON, Doug cf.......... 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0

COUGHLAN, Cameron dh...... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

JENSEN, Dave 1b........... 3 0 2 2 1 1 7 1

CARSON, Matt rf........... 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 0

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

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

BILLS, Kevin 3b........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 3

BIRKELAND, Lars c......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WEINGARTEN, Mike ph/c..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

YI, Han lf................ 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

ADAMS, Ryan p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

GARCIA, Jason p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals.................... 32 3 8 3 4 6 24 12

San Diego State 6 (32-13,14-3 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

LEE, Taber ss............. 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 7

COTA, Carlo 2b............ 4 1 2 0 1 0 4 1

MCLINTOCK, Jake rf........ 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

STEPHENS, Jon 1b.......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 9 0

CORONA, Chad 3b........... 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0

EMBREY, Rielly dh......... 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 0

MANFRED, Brian c.......... 1 1 0 1 2 0 6 1

HILL, Josh lf............. 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

BURT, Landon ph/lf........ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

GWYNN, Anthony cf......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0

SHORTELL, Rory p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

RING, Royce p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals.................... 26 6 7 3 10 2 26 12

Score by innings: R H E

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Brigham Young 101 000 010 - 3 8 2

San Diego State 003 120 00 - 6 7 0

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Note: 2 outs, 1 runner(s) LOB when the game ended.

E - JENSEN; WIENS.

LOB - BYU 9; SDSU 12.

2B - COUGHLAN; JENSEN; CARSON,M 2; COTA; CORONA.

SB - JACKSON. CS - JENSEN; BURT.

SH - COUGHLAN; MCLINTOCK; MANFRED; GWYNN. SF - LEE; CORONA.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

ADAMS, Ryan......... 5.0 5 6 4 7 1 16 29

GARCIA, Jason....... 3.0 2 0 0 3 1 10 13

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

SHORTELL, Rory...... 8.0 7 3 3 4 5 29 35

RING, Royce......... 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 3 3

Win - SHORTELL 7-2. Loss - ADAMS 3-5. Save - RING (13).

WP - ADAMS; SHORTELL.

HBP - by ADAMS (STEPHENS); by SHORTELL (BIRKELAND).

Umpires - Home:Ray Belfiore 1st:Rob Franceschiello 3rd:Joe Burleson

Start: 6:05 pm Time: 2:41 Attendance: 842