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Trojans Avoid Upset in 12th Inning

LOS ANGELES -- Brian Barre hit the first pitch of the 12th inning to give No. 17 USC a 5-4 victory Friday over BYU in the first round of the NCAA Regionals.

"I got my pitch," said Barre. "It was a fast ball. I was pulling off the ball all day. This time, I tried to stay inside the ball. I was pretty upset after the ninth (when he struck out with the winning run on third) because I didn't want to let the team down. I'm glad I had a second chance."

The Cougars, now 29-30-1, play Maine, 40-16, in the second round at Dedeaux Field in the double-elimination tournament on Saturday at 11 a.m. PDT. Maine lost 7-4 on Friday evening to Cal State Northridge. Saturday's games will be carried live via webcast. Should the Cougars win in game one on Saturday, they will play again in the evening at 7 p.m. against the loser of the USC-Cal State Northridge game. CSUN's games can be heard live on the Internet at www.gomatadors.com. USC's games can be heard live on the Internet at www.usctrojans.com.

USC, now 35-22, never led during the game with the Cougars, but tied it twice, including the ninth inning when the Trojans faced four BYU pitchers. USC tied the score at four-all when Jeff Mousser walked the lead-off batter, who scored on a bases-loaded sac-fly by Jon Brewster.

BYU got started early back-to-back singles from Cameron Coughlan and Dave Jensen to put men on the corners in the first inning. USC pitcher Anthony Reyes picked Jensen off first base and then struck out Matt Carson to end the inning.

The Cougars also took advantage of throwing a runner out in the first inning as Lars Birkeland caught Barre stealing second.

In the second inning the Cougars again had runners on the corners when Rob Itri and Jake Stubblefield singled. Itri nearly got picked off, but ended up stealing home, beating out a rundown to score BYU's first run.

USC started off with a repeat of its first inning, drawing a lead-off walk. Itri bailed the Cougars out by turning a double play to end the inning.

Coughlan looped a double over shortstop to start the third inning. BYU dodged a bullet as the shortstop committed an error which allowed Coughlan to advance to third and Jensen on board at first. Coughlan scored on Carson's groundout to put the score at 2-0.

USC got on the board when Kris Cox bunted for a one-out single, advanced to third on Brewster's single to right. Cox scored when Coughlan wasn't able to turn the double play to make the score 2-1.

Ryan Chambers' gap double when for naught in the fourth when Trojan second baseman Anthony Lunetta fielded Jackson's grounder to end the inning.

Coughlan gave BYU a 3-1 lead in the fifth when he beat out a single to first, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Jensen's single to right field. That run was controversial as Trojan catcher Alberto Concepcion illegally blocked the plate and Coughlan was ruled safe. The Trojans and Cougars ended up stranding two runners apiece in the fifth.

With an 0-2 count, Mousser hit Travis McAndrews to put Trojans on first and second in the bottom of the fifth. Lunetta scored off Brewster's sac fly to center, bringing the score to 3-2.

Reyes was removed from the game in the sixth after he walked Chambers for the second time.

USC tied the game at three-all when Bill Peavey scored off a one-out double down the line by Joey Metropoulos after Stubblefield muffed the play in left field.

Coughlan beat out another infield hit and reach third on Jensen's single to right to put Cougars on the corners with no outs in the seventh. That chased reliever Jordan Olson from the game in favor of Bannister. Carson hit a sac-fly to left to score Coughlan, giving BYU a 4-3 lead.

"We thought we could sneak up on someone and for 8 innings I thought we did," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "This is a very difficult loss to accept, because we felt we had the lead in hand.

"I second-guessed myself for letting Mousser go out there in the ninth. He was getting tired and we had a fresh bullpen available. I should have made a different decision. Jeff did a tremendous job of keeping guys off balance against a tremendous team."

USC Coach Mike Gillespie also sang Mousser's praise.

"He did a great job of mixing pitches. BYU played with poise, they played mistake-free."

The Cougars played minus the services of pre-season All-American Matt Carson on defense. Carson played as the designated hitter instead of in right field because of a knee injury suffered in last Saturday's championship against San Diego State.

"He's not just minorly injured," said Law. "He's majorly injured. He has a deep contusion on his right knee. There's no question it hurts us on defense. He's also been a big part of our offense and before this game he wanted to play. I'm not going to take him out of our lineup as long as he says he can play. Whatever he can tolerate, I'll let him go."

Brigham Young Univ. at U. So. California

May 31, 2002 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Dedeaux Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (29-30-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug cf......... 6 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 4

COUGHLAN, Cameron 2b..... 6 3 4 0 0 1 3 6 0

JENSEN, Dave 1b.......... 6 0 4 1 0 0 13 2 0

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

ITRI, Rob 3b............. 5 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0

WIENS, Ranger ss......... 6 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 4

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake lf.... 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 2

BIRKELAND, Lars c........ 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf........ 3 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 0

MOUSSER, Jeff p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

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

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

FERNLEY, Sam p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 47 4 12 3 3 9 33 16 11

U. So. California 5 (35-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BARRE, Brian cf.......... 4 1 1 2 2 1 4 0 0

MOON, Michael ss......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3

MOSICH, Nick ph......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

McCAULEY, Mark pr/3b.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

CONCEPCION, Alberto c.... 5 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 3

PEAVEY, Bill 1b.......... 3 1 2 0 2 0 10 1 0

METROPOULOS, Joey dh..... 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

LUNETTA, Anthony 2b...... 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 0

McANDREWS, Travis rf..... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

MORALES, Michael pr/rf.. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

COX, Kris lf............. 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0

BREWSTER, Jon 3b/ss...... 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0

REYES, Anthony p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

OLSON, Jordan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

BANNISTER, Brett p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 5 8 4 7 2 36 11 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 011 010 100 000 - 4 12 1

U. So. California... 001 011 001 001 - 5 8 2

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E - STUBBLEFIELD; MOON; BREWSTER. DP - BYU Cougars 2. LOB - BYU Cougars 11;

Trojans 8. 2B - COUGHLAN; JENSEN; CHAMBERS; METROPOULOS; McANDREWS. HR -

BARRE(12). HBP - McANDREWS. SH - COX. SF - CARSON M.; BREWSTER 2. SB -

JENSEN; ITRI; CHAMBERS. CS - BARRE.

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

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MOUSSER, Jeff....... 8.0 6 4 3 5 1 26 34 -

DABO, Tyler......... 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 -

RAY, James.......... 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 -

FERNLEY, Sam........ 2.1 2 1 1 1 0 8 9 -

U. So. California IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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REYES, Anthony...... 5.1 8 3 3 2 3 25 27 -

OLSON, Jordan....... 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 -

BANNISTER, Brett.... 6.0 2 0 0 1 6 19 21 -

Win - BANNISTER (8-3). Loss - FERNLEY (1-2). Save - None.

WP - REYES. HBP - by MOUSSER (McANDREWS). Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Ed Loggins 1B: Mike Dross 2B: Perry Costello 3B: Dave Buck

Start: 3:00 Time: 3:27 Attendance: 1228

Game notes:

Game 1 of NCAA Regional at Los Angeles, Calif.

OLSON faced 2 batters in the 7th.

MOUSSER faced 2 batters in the 9th.

Play-by-Play

Brigham Young Univ. at U. So. California - Play-by-Play

May 31, 2002 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Dedeaux Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 011 010 100 000 - 4 12 1

U. So. California... 001 011 001 001 - 5 8 2

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 13/cf JACKSON; 11/2b COUGHLAN; 17/1b JENSEN;

28/dh CARSON M.; 21/3b ITRI; 8/ss WIENS; 33/lf STUBBLEFIELD; 12/c

BIRKELAND; 27/rf CHAMBERS; 35/p MOUSSER;

U. So. California starters: 6/cf BARRE; 4/ss MOON; 13/c CONCEPCION; 50/1b

PEAVEY; 21/dh METROPOULOS; 24/2b LUNETTA; 10/rf McANDREWS; 2/lf COX;

47/3b BREWSTER; 23/p REYES;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

JACKSON fouled out to ss. COUGHLAN singled through the left side. JENSEN

singled to right field; COUGHLAN advanced to third. JENSEN out at first p

to 1b, picked off. CARSON M. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 1

BARRE walked. MOON flied out to rf. BARRE out at second c to 2b, caught

stealing. CONCEPCION flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

ITRI singled to right field. WIENS struck out swinging. STUBBLEFIELD

singled to left center; ITRI advanced to third. STUBBLEFIELD advanced to

second; ITRI stole home. BIRKELAND flied out to ss. CHAMBERS walked.

JACKSON popped up to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 2

PEAVEY walked. METROPOULOS flied out to cf. LUNETTA grounded into double

play 3b to 2b to 1b; PEAVEY out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

COUGHLAN doubled to left field. JENSEN reached on a fielding error by ss;

COUGHLAN advanced to third. CARSON M. grounded out to 3b, RBI; JENSEN

advanced to second; COUGHLAN scored. ITRI grounded out to 3b. WIENS

grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 3

McANDREWS flied out to lf. COX singled, bunt. BREWSTER singled to right

field; COX advanced to third. BARRE grounded out to 2b, RBI; BREWSTER

advanced to second; COX scored. MOON flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

STUBBLEFIELD fouled out to c. BIRKELAND grounded out to 2b. CHAMBERS

doubled to right center. JACKSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 4

CONCEPCION flied out to rf. PEAVEY grounded out to 2b. METROPOULOS struck

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

COUGHLAN singled to first base. COUGHLAN advanced to second on a wild

pitch. JENSEN singled to right field, RBI; COUGHLAN scored. CARSON M.

flied out to cf. ITRI flied out to lf. WIENS reached on a throwing error

by 3b; JENSEN advanced to second. STUBBLEFIELD struck out looking. 1 run,

2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 5

LUNETTA singled down the lf line. McANDREWS hit by pitch; LUNETTA

advanced to second. COX grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; McANDREWS advanced

to second; LUNETTA advanced to third. BREWSTER flied out to cf, SF, RBI;

LUNETTA scored. BARRE walked. MOON grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run,

1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

BIRKELAND flied out to rf. CHAMBERS walked. OLSON to p for REYES. JACKSON

reached on a fielder's choice, out at second 1b to ss to p to ss;

CHAMBERS out at second p to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 6

CONCEPCION grounded out to p, bunt. PEAVEY singled up the middle.

METROPOULOS doubled down the lf line; PEAVEY scored, scored on a fielding

error by lf, unearned. LUNETTA popped up to ss. McANDREWS popped up to

ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

COUGHLAN singled to pitcher. JENSEN singled down the rf line; COUGHLAN

advanced to third. BANNISTER to p for OLSON. CARSON M. flied out to lf,

SF, RBI; COUGHLAN scored. JENSEN stole second. ITRI flied out to rf;

JENSEN advanced to third. WIENS flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 7

COX grounded out to 2b. BREWSTER grounded out to ss. BARRE grounded out

to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

STUBBLEFIELD struck out swinging. BIRKELAND struck out looking. CHAMBERS

lined out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 8

MOON out at first 1b to p. CONCEPCION flied out to rf. PEAVEY walked.

METROPOULOS grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 9

JACKSON flied out to cf. COUGHLAN struck out swinging. JENSEN flied out

to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 9

LUNETTA walked. McANDREWS doubled down the rf line; LUNETTA advanced to

third. MORALES pinch ran for McANDREWS. DABO to p for MOUSSER. COX

walked. BREWSTER flied out to cf, SF, RBI; COX advanced to second;

MORALES advanced to third; LUNETTA scored. RAY to p for DABO. BARRE

struck out swinging. FERNLEY to p for RAY. MOSICH pinch hit for MOON.

MOSICH walked. McCAULEY pinch ran for MOSICH. CONCEPCION out at first 1b

to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 10

McCAULEY to 3b. MORALES to rf. BREWSTER to ss. CARSON M. popped up to 1b.

ITRI struck out swinging. WIENS struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 10

PEAVEY singled up the middle. METROPOULOS grounded into double play 3b to

2b to 1b; PEAVEY out on the play. LUNETTA grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 11

STUBBLEFIELD flied out to lf. BIRKELAND grounded out to 3b. CHAMBERS

singled to right field. CHAMBERS stole second. JACKSON struck out

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

U. So. California - inning 11

MORALES flied out to lf. COX grounded out to 2b. BREWSTER flied out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 12

COUGHLAN flied out to ss. JENSEN doubled to left center. CARSON M. fouled

out to 1b. ITRI intentionally walked. WIENS flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

U. So. California - inning 12

BARRE homered to center field, RBI. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.