Streak Ends With 10th-inning Swat

J.T. Musso hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning to lift BYU to a 10-7 victory at UNLV.

Las Vegas (April 3, 2008)--J.T. Musso hit a three-run homer over the leftfield fence in the 10th inning Thursday night to lift BYU to a 10-7 victory over UNLV.

The Cougar victory snapped a six-game losing streak as it returned to Mountain West Conference action, knocking UNLV out of second-place as both teams are now 4-3 in league play.

It was huge," said Musso of his homer. "I looked for my pitch, a fastball up. Everything we do builds up to conference play and tonight's victory epitomizes what we do. The way Jordan (Muir) threw tonight reminded me of his freshman year, he just dominated."

Jordan Muir, a junior from Las Vegas, threw six-plus innings, striking out seven to keep BYU in the game. When he left the Cougars were down 7-3, but came up with a four-run eighth inning to tie the game.

"Muir gave us a chance to win," said BYU coach Vance Law. "We had a feeling of confidence tonight on the bench. We have been through a rough stretch and I think this will jumpstart us into playing better. We need to continue to battle through our worst times."

Bryce Ayoso hit a three-run double in the eighth to tie the game off Rebel ace reliever Adam Moser.

Jared Miller and Michael Ward came in relief of Muir and performed well for BYU. Ward got a Rebel to pop up with two out and two on in the seventh. Miller picked his third victory, allowing just two hits in three innings.

BYU had jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning thanks to triples by Kent Walton and Steve Parker.

That victory improves BYU's record to 13-16, while UNLV falls to 12-14 as the two teams ready for game two on Friday at 6:30 p.m. PDT.

Brigham Young Univ. at UNLV

Apr 03, 2008 at Las Vegas, NV (Earl E. Wilson)

Brigham Young Univ. 10 (13-16,4-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WALTON, Kent cf.......... 5 0 1 2 0 3 1 0 1

MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 1

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 1 2

LAW, Andrew pr.......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BILLS, Thomas 1b........ 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 1 0

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 5 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce dh.......... 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 4 2 1 3 1 2 8 3 0

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

MUIR, Jordan p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WARD, Michael p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLER, Jared p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 40 10 12 10 3 12 30 15 5

UNLV 7 (12-14,4-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SFERRA, J.J. cf.......... 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 4

WIGHT, Jesse lf.......... 3 1 1 0 2 1 3 0 0

SCRUGGS, X. 1b........... 5 1 2 3 1 2 9 0 0

ROUNDY, R. rf............ 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3

DiMAGGIO, J. ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALKER, B. 3b............ 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

RINAUDO, S. 3b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

BRENLY, M. c............. 4 1 1 0 1 3 10 3 0

FRIERSON, J. dh.......... 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1

MOREL, A. ss............. 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 3 0

RESNICK, B. 2b........... 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 2

HUTCHISON, M p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

GOODMAN, M. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BACA, Marc p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MOSER, Adam p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 40 7 10 4 7 9 30 12 12

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 021 000 040 3 - 10 12 3

UNLV................ 002 122 000 0 - 7 10 1

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E - PARKER; KO 2; RESNICK, B.. DP - UNLV 1. LOB - BY 5; UNLV 12. 2B -

MCNAUGHTON; AYOSO; RESNICK, B.. 3B - WALTON; PARKER. HR - MUSSO; SCRUGGS,

X.. HBP - AYOSO. SH - WIGHT, Jesse; RESNICK, B.. SF - KO. SB - RELF. CS -

RELF; WIGHT, Jesse.

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

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MUIR, Jordan........ 6.2 8 7 3 5 7 29 35

WARD, Michael....... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

MILLER, Jared....... 3.0 2 0 0 2 2 10 13

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HUTCHISON, M........ 6.1 5 3 3 3 5 23 27

GOODMAN, M.......... 1.0 2 3 2 0 1 5 5

BACA, Marc.......... 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 3 3

MOSER, Adam......... 2.0 3 3 3 0 5 9 10

Win - MILLER (3-1). Loss - MOSER, Adam (4-2). Save - None.

WP - MUIR 2; HUTCHISON, M 3. HBP - by MOSER, Adam (AYOSO).

Umpires - HP: Ray Belfiore 1B: Kevin Sweeney 3B: Dan Perugini

Start: 7:00 pm Time: 3:25 Attendance: 421

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 9/cf WALTON; 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 5/3b PARKER; 13/ss

VARGAS; 22/1b KO; 8/rf CLUFF; 11/dh AYOSO; 10/c MUSSO; 4/2b RELF; 12/p MUIR;

UNLV starters: 2/cf SFERRA, J.J.; 21/lf WIGHT, Jesse; 16/1b SCRUGGS, X.; 12/rf

ROUNDY, R.; 10/3b WALKER, B.; 18/c BRENLY, M.; 6/dh FRIERSON, J.; 1/ss MOREL,

A.; 35/2b RESNICK, B.; 34/p HUTCHISON, M;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - WALTON struck out, out at first c to 1b.

MCNAUGHTON doubled to left field. PARKER flied out to rf; MCNAUGHTON advanced

to third. VARGAS walked. VARGAS advanced to second on a wild pitch. KO flied

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

UNLV 1st - SFERRA, J.J. lined out to 2b. WIGHT, Jesse walked. SCRUGGS,

X. struck out looking; WIGHT, Jesse out at second c to ss, caught stealing.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - CLUFF struck out, reached first on a wild

pitch. AYOSO grounded out to ss; CLUFF advanced to second. MUSSO walked. RELF

struck out. CLUFF advanced to third on a wild pitch. WALTON tripled to center

field, 2 RBI; MUSSO scored; CLUFF scored. MCNAUGHTON struck out. 2 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 2nd - ROUNDY, R. flied out to cf. WALKER, B. grounded out to ss.

BRENLY, M. walked. FRIERSON, J. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - PARKER tripled to right field. VARGAS flied

out to rf. KO flied out to rf, SF, RBI; PARKER scored. CLUFF grounded out to

2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 3rd - MOREL, A. singled to left field. RESNICK, B. reached on a

throwing error by 3b, SAC; MOREL, A. advanced to second. SFERRA, J.J. singled,

advanced to second on the throw, RBI; RESNICK, B. advanced to third; MOREL, A.

scored. WIGHT, Jesse struck out looking. SFERRA, J.J. advanced to third;

RESNICK, B. scored on a wild pitch, unearned. SCRUGGS, X. struck out. ROUNDY,

R. grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - AYOSO grounded out to 3b. MUSSO struck out

looking. RELF singled to left field. WALTON flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 4th - WALKER, B. flied out to lf. BRENLY, M. singled up the middle.

FRIERSON, J. walked; BRENLY, M. advanced to second. MOREL, A. reached on a

fielding error by 1b, advanced to second; FRIERSON, J. advanced to third;

BRENLY, M. scored, unearned. RESNICK, B. reached on a fielder's choice; MOREL,

A. advanced to third; FRIERSON, J. out at third 3b to c to 3b. RESNICK, B.

advanced to second on a wild pitch. SFERRA, J.J. out at first 1b to p. 1

run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - MCNAUGHTON grounded out to ss. PARKER fouled

out to lf. VARGAS grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 5th - WIGHT, Jesse singled to left field. SCRUGGS, X. homered to

left field, 2 RBI; WIGHT, Jesse scored. ROUNDY, R. popped up to 2b. WALKER, B.

flied out to rf. BRENLY, M. struck out. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - KO singled up the middle. CLUFF grounded into

double play ss to 1b; KO out on the play. AYOSO grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 6th - FRIERSON, J. struck out. MOREL, A. struck out. RESNICK, B.

doubled to left field. SFERRA, J.J. reached on a fielding error by 1b, advanced

to second; RESNICK, B. scored, unearned. WIGHT, Jesse walked. SCRUGGS, X.

singled to left field, RBI; WIGHT, Jesse advanced to second; SFERRA, J.J.

scored, unearned. ROUNDY, R. flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - MUSSO flied out to lf. RELF walked. GOODMAN,

M. to p for HUTCHISON, M. WALTON struck out; RELF out at second c to 2b, caught

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

UNLV 7th - WALKER, B. grounded out to 3b. BRENLY, M. struck out.

FRIERSON, J. singled to left field. MOREL, A. walked; FRIERSON, J. advanced to

second. WARD to p for MUIR. RESNICK, B. popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - MCNAUGHTON reached on a throwing error by 2b.

PARKER singled to left field; MCNAUGHTON advanced to second. VARGAS popped up

to 1b. KO singled to right field; PARKER advanced to second; MCNAUGHTON

advanced to third. LAW pinch ran for KO. BACA, Marc to p for GOODMAN, M.. CLUFF

singled to center field, RBI; LAW advanced to second; PARKER advanced to third;

MCNAUGHTON scored, unearned. AYOSO doubled to right field, out at third rf to

2b to c to 3b, 3 RBI; CLUFF scored; LAW scored; PARKER scored. RINAUDO, S. to

3b for WALKER, B.. MUSSO struck out looking. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0

LOB.

UNLV 8th - BILLS to 1b for LAW. MILLER to p for WARD. SFERRA, J.J.

singled. WIGHT, Jesse out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; SFERRA, J.J. advanced

to second. SCRUGGS, X. walked. ROUNDY, R. grounded out to 3b; SCRUGGS, X.

advanced to second; SFERRA, J.J. advanced to third. RINAUDO, S. struck out, out

at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - MOSER, Adam to p for BACA, Marc. RELF singled

to center field. RELF stole second. WALTON struck out. MCNAUGHTON struck out.

PARKER struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 9th - BRENLY, M. struck out looking. FRIERSON, J. grounded out to

2b. MOREL, A. walked. RESNICK, B. singled to right field; MOREL, A. advanced to

third. SFERRA, J.J. popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 10th - VARGAS struck out looking. BILLS singled up

the middle. CLUFF flied out to cf. AYOSO hit by pitch; BILLS advanced to

second. MUSSO homered to left field, 3 RBI; AYOSO scored; BILLS scored. RELF

struck out. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 10th - WIGHT, Jesse grounded out to ss. SCRUGGS, X. grounded out to

3b. DiMAGGIO, J. pinch hit for ROUNDY, R.. DiMAGGIO, J. grounded out to 2b.

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

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