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Sophmores Beat UNLV in MWC Opener

LAS -- Sophomores Dave Jensen and Scott Koffman led BYU to its first Mountain West Conference victory Monday with a 12-5 victory over UNLV.

Jensen, a Las Vegas native, hit three doubles and a home run, and Koffman picked up his second victory of the season allowing only one hit through six innings and holding the Rebels to only three hits over seven.

The Cougars recorded their first conference win of the season with out Head Coach Vance Law in the dugout, who missed the game due to flu-like symptoms.

Cougar hitters Cameron Coughlan, Rob Itri, and Ranger Wiens also turned in strong hitting performances as BYU recorded 13 hits to UNLV's seven.

BYU got on the board early after Matt Carson's ground out to third scored Coughlan who reached base on an infield single.

Rob Itri's fifth-inning at bat turned into an unearned inside-the-park home run for the Cougars after multiple errors by the Rebels.

The Cougars broke the game open in the sixth after Jensen led the inning off with his second double of the game and Wiens bunt single knocked him home.

Coughlan's third hit of the game to right scored two runs, and Itri's double through the right side of the infield led to two more runs in the sixth making the score 10-1.

BYU added runs in the seventh and eighth and held off a late rally by UNLV to improve its season record to 6-11.

UNLV, 10-11, hosts the Cougars Tuesday at 4 p.m. (MST), and that game can be heard live locally on KOVO (960 AM), while the nightcap will be broadcast on the Internet.

BYU at UNLV

Mar 11, 2002 at Las Vegas, NV (E. Wilson Stadium)

BYU 12 (6-11,1-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

COUGHLAN, Cameron lf..... 4 3 3 2 1 1 2 1 0

CARSON, Matt rf.......... 5 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0

ITRI, Rob 2b............. 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 5 0

YI, Han 2b.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake 3b.... 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 2

JENSEN, Dave 1b.......... 5 3 4 1 0 0 10 0 0

WEINGARTEN, Mike c....... 3 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 0

WILKES, Adam c.......... 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0

BILLS, Kevin dh.......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

WIENS, Ranger ss......... 4 2 3 1 0 1 1 1 0

THURGOOD, Ryan ph/ss.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

KOFFMAN, Scott p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals................... 41 12 13 10 2 8 27 13 6

UNLV 5 (10-11,0-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SHITANISHI 2b............ 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 3 2

JOHNSON cf............... 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

TRUJILLO dh.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HAFIZ dh................ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIELSEN 1b............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0

GOLDBERG 1b............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

VANKIRK c................ 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 2 0

NEPA c.................. 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0

RUIZ ss.................. 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 6 0

SCHULER 3b............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0

AMUNDSEN lf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

HERTEL ph/rf............ 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

REUSS rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

WICKMAN, Jo lf.......... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

HALL p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WATTS p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 5 7 5 3 3 27 14 6

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 110 035 101 - 12 13 2

UNLV................ 001 000 211 - 5 7 5

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E - JACKSON; KOFFMAN; RUIZ; SCHULER; AMUNDSEN; REUSS; HALL. DP - Rebels 1.

LOB - Cougars 6; Rebels 6. 2B - ITRI; JENSEN 3; WILKES; SHITANISHI. 3B -

WIENS. HR - JENSEN. HBP - BILLS; VANKIRK; SCHULER. SF - WEINGARTEN; JOHNSON.

SB - COUGHLAN. CS - ITRI.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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KOFFMAN, Scott...... 7.0 3 3 2 2 2 23 28

GARCIA, Jason....... 2.0 4 2 2 1 1 9 10

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HALL................ 5.2 9 10 4 2 5 28 31

WATTS............... 3.1 4 2 2 0 3 13 14

Win - KOFFMAN (2-2). Loss - HALL (0-4). Save - None.

WP - KOFFMAN. HBP - by KOFFMAN (VANKIRK); by WATTS (BILLS); by KOFFMAN

(SCHULER). BK - GARCIA 2.

Umpires - HP: Kelly Gonzales 1B: Keith Bailey 3B: Ray Belfiore

Start: 6:40 pm Time: 2:54 Attendance: 478