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Split of Home Opener

OREM -- Kainoa Obrey and Nate Fernley powered BYU to its home opening victory Thursday over Mesa State College, 15-6, before dropping the nightcap, 10-5.

Obrey, a sophomore, belted a home run in each game, including the game winning RBI in BYU's 15-6 victory. Obrey's first dinger led off the six-run fourth inning as Fernley was snuffing out the Mavericks to improve his record to 7-1.

Obrey's homer was one of four by the Cougars who opened their home season at the field of Utah Valley State College because BYU's Miller Park is still under construction. Teammate Matt Carson hit a three-run homer in the third inning to spring the game open, his 10th four-bagger of the season.

Fernley got his first relief appearance of the season in the third inning to earn the victory, surrendering one hit, a single in the fifth, and recording four strikeouts in three innings of work. BYU had a 15-0 lead through six innings.

Game two of the three-game series was moved up from Friday to Thursday because of forecasted bad weather.

Obrey's homer in the nightcap was another solo, in the fifth inning when the Cougars went up 5-4 with Jeff Stone on the mound in relief. Stone was replaced by Matt Ward in the sixth, who gave up a two-run homer to Deke DeCrow.

The Division Two Mavericks got a four-for-four performance from Tony Bonacquista in their 10-5 victory, including a solo homer in the third.

The Cougars, now 13-11, couldn't deliver when needed in game two, evidenced by loading the bases thanks to back-to-back bunt singles in the seventh when reliever Dan Clements got good defensive support.

Mesa, now 17-7, is scheduled to have a noon rematch on Friday at UVSC.

The Automated ScoreBook

Mesa State College at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 15, 2001 at Orem, Utah (UVSC)

Mesa State College 6 (16-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WAREHAM, Landon ss....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ARAKAKI, Clifton ss..... 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 3

CREWS, Chris lf.......... 5 2 3 2 0 0 7 1 1

DeCROW, Deke 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0

FINNEY, David 1b........ 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0

MYERS, Kent c............ 4 1 2 0 1 1 6 1 0

MORELAND, John 3b........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2

PORTER, Nate ph/3b...... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

HOGE, Evan cf............ 3 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 1

GUSICH, Jim dh........... 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

BONACQUISTA, Tony ph.... 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

HALCOMB, Brandon 2b...... 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

RENTSCHLER, Jon rf....... 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0

LOPEZ, Anthony p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLER, Nate p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BROWN, Randy p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 36 6 10 5 7 10 24 7 11

Brigham Young Univ. 15 (13-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BELLISTON, Shane cf...... 3 2 0 1 2 1 2 0 2

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 5 3 2 1 0 0 6 0 0

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

WHITLEY, Aaron lf....... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

KING, Seth ss............ 3 2 2 4 0 1 1 0 0

HALES, Brad ss.......... 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1

HIESTAND, Jeff dh........ 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

OBREY, Kainoa 3b......... 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 4 0

WIRRICK, Michael lf/rf... 4 2 3 3 0 0 3 0 0

BIRKELAND, Lars c........ 4 0 1 0 0 1 10 1 1

PERRY, Tyler 2b.......... 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1

COUGHLAN, Cameron 2b.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0

HANCOCK, Shawn p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

FERNLEY, Nate p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DOXEY, Tom p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BOOTHE, Brandon p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 15 15 15 4 5 27 9 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Mesa State College.. 000 000 312 - 6 10 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 005 604 00X - 15 15 0

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DP - Cougars 1. LOB - Mavericks 11; Cougars 5. 2B - CREWS; HIESTAND; OBREY;

BIRKELAND. HR - CARSON(10); KING(3); OBREY(3); WIRRICK(3). HBP - HALCOMB;

WIRRICK; BIRKELAND. SB - HOGE; PERRY.

Mesa State College IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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LOPEZ, Anthony...... 3.0 8 10 10 2 3 16 19

MILLER, Nate........ 2.2 6 5 5 1 2 14 16

BROWN, Randy........ 2.1 1 0 0 1 0 8 9

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

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HANCOCK, Shawn...... 2.0 3 0 0 0 3 9 10

FERNLEY, Nate....... 3.0 1 0 0 0 4 10 10

DOXEY, Tom.......... 2.0 3 3 3 3 3 9 12

BOOTHE, Brandon..... 2.0 3 3 3 4 0 8 12

Win - FERNLEY (7-1). Loss - LOPEZ (2-3). Save - None.

WP - BOOTHE 2. HB - LOPEZ; MILLER; HANCOCK. BK - BOOTHE.

Umpires - Home:Blake Jensen 1st:Blyden Loutensock 3rd:Gerry Leonard

Start: 1:08 Time: 2:20 Attendance: 251

Game notes:

Game one of three

LOPEZ faced 5 batters in the 4th.

The Automated ScoreBook

Mesa State College at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 15, 2001 at Orem, Utah (UVSC)

Mesa State College 10 (17-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CREWS, Chris lf.......... 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 1 0

HALCOMB, Brandon 2b...... 4 1 1 0 1 0 4 3 1

DeCROW, Deke dh.......... 5 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 3

MYERS, Kent c............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

BONACQUISTA, Tony c..... 4 1 4 2 0 0 3 1 0

MORELAND, John 3b........ 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1

HOGE, Evan cf............ 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 2

FINNEY, David 1b......... 4 2 2 0 0 2 7 0 0

MORE, Phillip ss......... 4 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 0

BERKLEY, Brandon rf...... 5 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1

HOHENBERG, Reggie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLEMENTS, Dan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 42 10 14 10 2 9 27 11 8

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (13-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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COUGHLAN, Cameron 2b..... 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 4 0

WHITLEY, Aaron lf........ 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0

CARSON, Matt rf.......... 4 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 5

KING, Seth ss............ 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 0

WIRRICK, Michael dh...... 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2

OBREY, Kainoa 3b......... 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0

HAGUEWOOD, Ty 1b......... 4 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0

DAVIES, Michael c........ 3 2 2 0 1 0 9 0 2

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

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

STONE, Jeff p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WARD, Matt p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RAY, James p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

STEARMAN, Jeff p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 5 11 3 4 6 27 10 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Mesa State College.. 031 000 240 - 10 14 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 030 110 000 - 5 11 4

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E - CREWS; HOGE; CARSON; KING 2; JACKSON. DP - Cougars 1. LOB - Mavericks 8;

Cougars 9. 2B - CREWS; BONACQUISTA 2; BERKLEY; COUGHLAN; DAVIES. 3B -

FINNEY. HR - DeCROW(8); BONACQUISTA(3); OBREY(4). HBP - FINNEY. SF -

WHITLEY. SB - WHITLEY.

Mesa State College IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HOHENBERG, Reggie... 5.0 9 5 3 4 4 23 28

CLEMENTS, Dan....... 4.0 2 0 0 0 2 13 13

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

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KOFFMAN, Scott...... 3.0 3 4 1 1 2 14 16

STONE, Jeff......... 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 8 8

WARD, Matt.......... 1.1 4 2 2 0 1 7 7

RAY, James.......... 0.2 1 1 1 0 2 3 3

STEARMAN, Jeff...... 2.0 4 3 3 1 1 10 11

Win - CLEMENTS (3-1). Loss - WARD (0-2). Save - None.

WP - HOHENBERG 2. HB - KOFFMAN.

Umpires - Home:Blyden Loutensock 1st:Gerry Leonard 3rd:Blake Jensen

Start: 4:00 Time: 2:25 Attendance:

Game notes:

Game Two of Three, moved up early from tomorrow because of weather

HOHENBERG faced 3 batters in the 6th.

RAY faced 1 batter in the 8th.