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Stubblefield's "Granny" & Jacinto Down AFA 17-2

PROVO -- First baseman Jake Stubblefield hit a grand slam and knocked in six RBI in BYU's 17-2 win over Air Force before the fifth-largest crowd in Larry H. Miller Field history, Friday night.

The Cougars' Ryan Chambers wasted little time in extending his season-high hit streak to 16-games with a single up the middle in the first inning. Ranger Wiens knocked Chambers over to third on a double down the line and Kainoa Obrey drew a walk to load the bases, setting the table for Stubblefield, which he promptly cleared with a grand slam to left field, making the score 4-0.

"I'm starting to hit the ball hard," Stubblefield said. "I'm seeing the pitches well and getting into a rhythm."

The attendance at the game was 2,274, the fifth largest in Miller Park history and the largest for the 2003 season.

Wiens took one for the team in the back to reach first in the third inning. Obrey doubled home Wiens and Brock Jacobsen doubled in Obrey to make the score 6-0. But the Cougars were not finished, Clayton Carson got into the action by hitting a sacrifice fly to score Stubblefield, putting BYU up by seven.

Paul Jacinto faced the minimum number of hitters in the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Jacinto pitched seven innings, striking out four while allowing only three hits and two runs on 89 pitches.

"Paul was dominant again," said Head Coach Vance Law. "He's growing in confidence and now we're giving him run support early in the games to make it easier on him."

BYU got to the Falcons' ace early, ruffling Paul Vignola's feathers for nine hits and 10 runs in the in four plus innings.

Stubblefield knocked across his fifth RBI in the fifth. The Cougars continued the onslaught in the fifth, stroking singles off relief pitcher Clayton Couch to make the score at the end of the inning, 11-0. Stubblefield ended the game with a career-high six RBI, his previous high was three, which he did twice this season.

Jacinto found himself in trouble in the seventh, giving up his second hit of the game to Mike Rose for a double to score the Falcons' first run of the game. Derck Kasel got another double in the seventh to score Rose, to bring the score to 11-2.

Tyler Heid came in to pitch for BYU in the eighth and struck out the three Falcons he faced.

The Cougars batted around the order in the eighth, highlighted by a two-run triple by Clayton Barnes and an RBI double by Mike Weingarten to make the score 17-2.

"Wins like this aren't easy," Law said. "It's tough to know when to turn the faucet off."

The win evens up the Cougars overall record to 16-16, and 8-6 in conference, the first time BYU has been at .500 all year. The troubles for the Falcons continued as they dropped a baker's dozen, going 0-13 in the Mountain West, and 11-22 overall.

Ken Gravley will look to lead the Cougars in the sweep of the Falcons Saturday at Noon.

"We don't want to be the first victim," Law said. "They play hard every game, so we'll have to come out and play harder."

Air Force Academy at Brigham Young Univ

Apr 11, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Air Force Academy 2 (11-22,0-13 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McANGUS 2b............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

DEROHAN ph/2b........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

FUGLER lf................ 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 2

ROSE cf/rf............... 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0

PHIFER dh................ 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

TITTLE dh............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHOCKLEY rf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

LIEGL cf................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

RANES c.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

PETERSON c.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KASEL, Derck 1b.......... 3 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 0

FITZGERALD 3b............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1

PROUTY ss/p.............. 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0

MEARS ss................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VIGNOLA p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

COUCH p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PRUITT p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 31 2 3 2 1 9 24 10 3

Brigham Young Univ 17 (16-16,8-6 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug lf......... 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0

LAW, Tim lf............. 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf........ 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

BILLS, Kevin rf......... 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

WIENS, Ranger ss......... 4 3 2 1 0 1 1 5 2

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

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

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake 1b.... 4 2 2 6 0 0 11 0 0

JACOBSEN, Brock cf....... 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

SEIL, Beau cf........... 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

CARSON, Clayton dh....... 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

BARNES, Clayton dh...... 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 0

WEINGARTEN, Mike c...... 2 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0

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

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

JACINTO, Paul p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

HEID, Tyler p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DABO, Tyler p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 17 16 16 5 4 27 10 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Air Force Academy... 000 000 200 - 2 3 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 403 040 06X - 17 16 1

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E - McANGUS; FUGLER; STUBBLEFIELD. LOB - AFA 3; BYU Cougars 4. 2B - PHIFER;

KASEL, Derck; WIENS; OBREY 2; JACOBSEN; WEINGARTEN. 3B - BARNES. HR -

STUBBLEFIELD(7). HBP - WIENS. SF - STUBBLEFIELD; CARSON. SB - CLOWARD.

Air Force Academy IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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VIGNOLA............. 4.1 9 10 10 3 4 19 25

COUCH............... 2.2 2 1 0 0 0 10 10

PRUITT.............. 0.2 4 6 6 2 0 6 8

PROUTY.............. 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

Brigham Young Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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JACINTO, Paul....... 7.0 3 2 2 1 4 25 26

HEID, Tyler......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3

DABO, Tyler......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Win - JACINTO (5-4). Loss - VIGNOLA (5-3). Save - None.

WP - VIGNOLA; PRUITT. HBP - by VIGNOLA (WIENS).

Umpires - HP: Terry Balser 1B: Tony Sender 3B: Ray Belfiore

Start: 7:07 pm Time: 2:27 Attendance: 2274

Game notes:

Game 2 of 3...Saturday's game time is changed to Noon

The crowd of 2,274 is the fifth-largest in Miller Park history

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Play-by-Play

Air Force Academy at Brigham Young Univ - Play-by-Play

Apr 11, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Air Force Academy... 000 000 200 - 2 3 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 403 040 06X - 17 16 1

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Air Force Academy starters: 12/2b McANGUS; 17/lf FUGLER; 15/cf ROSE; 4/dh

PHIFER; 9/rf SHOCKLEY; 38/c RANES; 39/1b KASEL, Derck; 19/3b FITZGERALD;

16/ss PROUTY; 26/p VIGNOLA;

Brigham Young Univ starters: 13/lf JACKSON; 22/rf CHAMBERS; 8/ss WIENS;

32/3b OBREY; 33/1b STUBBLEFIELD; 3/cf JACOBSEN; 23/dh CARSON; 9/c

CLOWARD; 5/2b VEST; 15/p JACINTO;

Air Force Academy - inning 1

McANGUS grounded out to ss. FUGLER grounded out to 1b unassisted. ROSE

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

Brigham Young Univ - inning 1

JACKSON struck out swinging. CHAMBERS singled up the middle. WIENS

doubled down the lf line; CHAMBERS advanced to third. OBREY walked.

STUBBLEFIELD homered to left field, 4 RBI; OBREY scored; WIENS scored;

CHAMBERS scored. JACOBSEN struck out swinging. CARSON grounded out to 2b.

4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 2

PHIFER grounded out to 1b unassisted. SHOCKLEY grounded out to 3b. RANES

grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 2

CLOWARD grounded out to 2b. VEST popped up to ss. JACKSON flied out to

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

Air Force Academy - inning 3

KASEL, Derck reached on a fielding error by 1b. FITZGERALD reached on a

fielder's choice; KASEL, Derck out at second ss to 2b. PROUTY singled to

center field; FITZGERALD advanced to second. McANGUS popped up to 2b.

FUGLER fouled out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 3

CHAMBERS flied out to cf. WIENS hit by pitch. OBREY doubled to center

field, RBI; WIENS scored. STUBBLEFIELD singled to left field. JACOBSEN

singled to right field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI;

STUBBLEFIELD advanced to third; OBREY scored. CARSON flied out to lf, SF,

RBI; JACOBSEN out at second lf to p to 3b to 2b; STUBBLEFIELD scored. 3

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 4

ROSE grounded out to ss. PHIFER flied out to lf. SHOCKLEY grounded out to

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

Brigham Young Univ - inning 4

CLOWARD singled up the middle. VEST struck out looking. CLOWARD stole

second. JACKSON walked. CHAMBERS flied out to cf. WIENS struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 5

RANES struck out swinging. KASEL, Derck grounded out to p. FITZGERALD

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

Brigham Young Univ - inning 5

OBREY doubled to left center. OBREY advanced to third on a wild pitch.

STUBBLEFIELD flied out to cf, SF, RBI; OBREY scored. JACOBSEN doubled to

left field. CARSON walked. COUCH to p for VIGNOLA. CLOWARD singled to

center field, RBI; CARSON advanced to third; JACOBSEN scored. VEST

reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on a throwing error by

2b, RBI; CLOWARD out at second 3b to 2b; CARSON scored. JACKSON singled

to left field, RBI; VEST scored, unearned. CHAMBERS reached on a

fielder's choice; JACKSON out at second ss unassisted. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 6

LAW to lf for JACKSON. BILLS to rf for CHAMBERS. LUCAS to 3b for OBREY.

SEIL to cf for JACOBSEN. ITRI to 2b for VEST. PROUTY struck out looking.

McANGUS flied out to rf. FUGLER popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 6

WIENS flied out to cf. LUCAS grounded out to 3b. STUBBLEFIELD grounded

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

Air Force Academy - inning 7

WEINGARTEN to c for CLOWARD. ROSE walked. PHIFER doubled to right center,

RBI; ROSE scored. SHOCKLEY grounded out to 3b. RANES grounded out to 2b;

PHIFER advanced to third. KASEL, Derck doubled down the rf line, RBI;

PHIFER scored. FITZGERALD grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 7

SEIL popped up to rf. BARNES to dh for CARSON. BARNES flied out to lf.

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

Air Force Academy - inning 8

HEID to p for JACINTO. PROUTY struck out swinging. DEROHAN pinch hit for

McANGUS. DEROHAN struck out swinging. FUGLER struck out swinging. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ - inning 8

DEROHAN to 2b. ROSE to rf. LIEGL to cf for SHOCKLEY. PETERSON to c for

RANES. PRUITT to p for COUCH. ITRI flied out to cf. LAW walked. BILLS

singled to center field; LAW advanced to second. WIENS singled, advanced

to second on a fielding error by lf, RBI; BILLS scored; LAW scored. LUCAS

singled to center field; WIENS advanced to third. STUBBLEFIELD grounded

out to 2b, RBI; LUCAS advanced to second; WIENS scored. LUCAS advanced to

third on a wild pitch. SEIL walked. BARNES tripled down the rf line, 2

RBI; SEIL scored; LUCAS scored. MEARS to ss for PROUTY. PROUTY to p for

PRUITT. WEINGARTEN doubled to left field, RBI; BARNES scored. ITRI flied

out to lf. 6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy - inning 9

DABO to p for HEID. ROSE struck out looking. TITTLE to dh for PHIFER.

TITTLE flied out to cf. LIEGL struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.