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UNLV Sweeps Series in 11-10 Comeback

LAS -- Stephen Ghuztman hit three home runs for No. 20 UNLV on Saturday to beat BYU, 11-10 in a come from behind victory.

For the second day in a row one run decided the game. All season long the Cougars have been unable to come out on top of the close games, going 2-11 in one-run games.

BYU's overall record falls to 19-20, 11-10 in Mountain West Conference. UNLV improves to 35-12, 18-3.

Ghuztman kept the game close by going 3-for-3 with his three home runs and five RBI.

In the first inning, BYU's Jake Stubblefield hit a sharp grounder to first baseman Fernando Valenzuela who had to dive for the ball, allowing Ryan Chambers to score a run. The Cougars went up 2-0 as they made the Rebels pay for Peter White's error earlier in the inning.

Ghutzman got UNLV on the board with a solo home run in the third inning.

Casey Cloward extended his hit streak to 11 in the fourth inning with a double off the wall to set up the third run for BYU. Chambers made the score 4-1 with a single to score Cloward, but the Cougars were not done scoring. Kainoa Obrey came through with a two-out clutch hit to make the score 6-1.

The Cougars' defense played well behind Ken Gravley, highlighted when right fielder Chambers gunned down Eric Nielsen at third in the fourth to end any threat of UNLV forming a two-out rally.

After Gravely gave up a double to Valenzuela in the sixth, Coach Vance Law quickly called time out to turn the ball over to Curtis Rodriguez with a 7-1 lead. Nielsen hit a come backer up the middle to score Valenzuela. The Rebels' bats came alive, hitting Rodriguez for three hits, one home run and three runs. Rodriguez left the game with the lead dwindling to two runs, 7-5.

Michel Bergeron came into the game with a job of stopping the Rebels' momentum. Ryan Ruiz tied the game with a two-run home run, making it six runs on six hits in the inning for UNLV.

BYU answered in the seventh with its bats to regain the momentum and the lead off of a base clearing double by Ranger Wiens. The Cougars manufactured three hits and three runs to take a 10-7 lead.

Ghutzman hit his third home run of the game in the seventh to make the score 10-9.

In the eighth, Bergeron plunked Patrick Dobson to put him on, adding to UNLV's conference lead in hit batsmen. After giving up a single to move Dobson to third, Bergeron threw a wild pitch to the screen which tied the game at 10-10. Valenzuela crossed the plate for the go ahead run and UNLV's first lead in the game after Bergeron gave up a single.

Ryan Braun came in for the second day in a row to record, but this time instead of getting a save, he got his fourth victory, setting BYU down in order in the ninth.

Utah comes to Provo on Thursday at 7 p.m. for a three-game set at Larry H. Miller Field.

BYU at UNLV

Apr 26, 2003 at Las Vegas, NV (E. Wilson Stadium)

BYU 10 (19-20,11-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug lf......... 4 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf........ 4 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0

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

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

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

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake 1b.... 5 0 0 1 0 2 9 1 1

JACOBSEN, Brock cf....... 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3

ITRI, Rob 2b............. 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0

CARSON, Clayton dh....... 5 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 3

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 5 2 2 0 0 0 4 1 0

GRAVLEY, Kenneth p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

RODRIGUEZ, Curtis p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BERGERON, Michel p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 39 10 10 10 4 6 24 13 8

UNLV 11 (34-12,18-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SHITANISHI 2b............ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

RUIZ ph................. 3 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 1

D'ANGELO lf.............. 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

WICKMAN, Joe ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

URIEGAS cf.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DOBSON cf................ 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 3

VALENZUELA 1b............ 4 2 2 0 0 0 15 2 2

JOHNSON 3b............... 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0

NIELSEN rf............... 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0

GILL dh.................. 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

GHUTZMAN c............... 3 3 3 6 1 0 5 1 0

WHITE ss................. 3 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 0

VOSE p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SECCOMBE p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LESKO p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PUPO p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GUERRA p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BRAUN p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 34 11 14 10 4 4 27 13 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 200 410 300 - 10 10 0

UNLV................ 001 006 22X - 11 14 4

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E - SHITANISHI; WHITE 3. DP - Cougars 1. LOB - Cougars 8; UNLV 7. 2B -

WIENS; OBREY; JACOBSEN; CARSON; CLOWARD; D'ANGELO; VALENZUELA. HR - RUIZ;

GHUTZMAN 3. HBP - OBREY; JACOBSEN; DOBSON; VALENZUELA; NIELSEN; WHITE. SB -

WIENS. CS - JOHNSON.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GRAVLEY, Kenneth.... 5.0 6 2 2 3 1 18 22

RODRIGUEZ, Curtis... 0.1 3 3 3 0 0 4 4

BERGERON, Michel.... 2.0 5 6 6 1 2 11 15

DABO, Tyler......... 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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VOSE................ 4.0 5 6 4 3 3 19 23

SECCOMBE............ 2.0 2 1 0 0 1 9 10

LESKO............... 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 3 3

PUPO................ 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2

GUERRA.............. 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

BRAUN............... 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 6 6

Win - BRAUN (4-1). Loss - BERGERON (4-3). Save - None.

WP - GRAVLEY; BERGERON; VOSE. HBP - by VOSE (JACOBSEN); by GRAVLEY (VALENZUELA);

by SECCOMBE (OBREY); by BERGERON (NIELSEN); by BERGERON (WHITE); by BERGERON

(DOBSON). PB - GHUTZMAN.

Umpires - HP: John Cortez 1B: Bill Speck 3B: Tom Hiler

Start: 2:03 pm Time: 3:30 Attendance: 704

BYU at UNLV - Play-by-Play

Apr 26, 2003 at Las Vegas, NV (E. Wilson Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 200 410 300 - 10 10 0

UNLV................ 001 006 22X - 11 14 4

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BYU starters: 13/lf JACKSON; 22/rf CHAMBERS; 8/ss WIENS; 32/3b OBREY; 33/1b

STUBBLEFIELD; 3/cf JACOBSEN; 21/2b ITRI; 23/dh CARSON; 9/c CLOWARD; 19/p

GRAVLEY;

UNLV starters: 10/2b SHITANISHI; 1/lf D'ANGELO; 5/cf DOBSON; 33/1b

VALENZUELA; 45/3b JOHNSON; 36/rf NIELSEN; 46/dh GILL; 11/c GHUTZMAN; 7/ss

WHITE; 2/p VOSE;

BYU - inning 1

JACKSON reached on an error by ss, advanced to second. CHAMBERS walked.

WIENS singled to right center, RBI; CHAMBERS advanced to third; JACKSON

scored, unearned. OBREY struck out swinging. WIENS stole second.

STUBBLEFIELD grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI; WIENS advanced to third;

CHAMBERS scored, unearned. JACOBSEN hit by pitch. ITRI walked; JACOBSEN

advanced to second. CARSON struck out swinging. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3

LOB.

UNLV - inning 1

SHITANISHI grounded out to 2b. D'ANGELO doubled. DOBSON flied out to cf;

D'ANGELO advanced to third. VALENZUELA out at first 1b to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

CLOWARD grounded out to 2b. JACKSON grounded out to 3b. CHAMBERS reached

on an error by ss. CHAMBERS out at second p to 1b to ss, picked off. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

UNLV - inning 2

JOHNSON grounded out to ss. NIELSEN fouled out to 1b. GILL grounded out

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

BYU - inning 3

WIENS grounded out to 3b. OBREY grounded out to ss. STUBBLEFIELD reached

on an error by ss. JACOBSEN struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error,

1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 3

GHUTZMAN homered, RBI. WHITE singled. SHITANISHI hit into double play p

to ss to 1b; WHITE out on the play. D'ANGELO walked. DOBSON flied out to

rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 4

ITRI grounded out to 1b unassisted. CARSON doubled to right center.

CLOWARD singled to left field; CARSON advanced to third. JACKSON grounded

out to 1b unassisted, RBI; CLOWARD advanced to second; CARSON scored.

CHAMBERS singled to center field, RBI; CLOWARD scored. CHAMBERS advanced

to second on a passed ball. WIENS walked. WIENS advanced to second on a

wild pitch; CHAMBERS advanced to third. OBREY doubled through the left

side, 2 RBI; WIENS scored; CHAMBERS scored. STUBBLEFIELD grounded out to

1b unassisted. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 4

VALENZUELA hit by pitch. VALENZUELA advanced to second on a wild pitch.

JOHNSON popped up to 2b. VALENZUELA out at third p to ss to 3b, picked

off. NIELSEN walked. GILL singled to right field; NIELSEN advanced to

second, out at third rf to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

SECCOMBE to p for VOSE. JACOBSEN doubled to right field. ITRI grounded

out to p; JACOBSEN advanced to third. CARSON reached on an error by 2b,

RBI; JACOBSEN scored, unearned. CLOWARD flied out to cf; CARSON advanced

to second. JACKSON flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 5

GHUTZMAN walked. WHITE singled, bunt; GHUTZMAN advanced to second. RUIZ

pinch hit for SHITANISHI. RUIZ struck out looking. D'ANGELO popped up to

ss. DOBSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

RUIZ to 2b. CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b. WIENS doubled to right field.

OBREY hit by pitch. STUBBLEFIELD struck out swinging. JACOBSEN flied out

to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV - inning 6

VALENZUELA doubled to right field. RODRIGUEZ to p for GRAVLEY. JOHNSON

grounded out to 3b. NIELSEN singled up the middle, RBI; VALENZUELA

scored. GILL singled to center field; NIELSEN advanced to second.

GHUTZMAN homered, 3 RBI; GILL scored; NIELSEN scored. BERGERON to p for

RODRIGUEZ. WHITE singled to third base. RUIZ homered to right field, 2

RBI; WHITE scored. D'ANGELO struck out swinging. DOBSON walked.

VALENZUELA grounded out to 2b. 6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

LESKO to p for SECCOMBE. ITRI grounded out to 2b. CARSON singled to left

field. CLOWARD doubled to left field; CARSON advanced to third. PUPO to p

for LESKO. JACKSON intentionally walked. CHAMBERS popped up to ss. GUERRA

to p for PUPO. WIENS singled, advanced to second, out at second 3b to 1b

to ss, 3 RBI; JACKSON scored; CLOWARD scored; CARSON scored. 3 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV - inning 7

LUCAS to 3b for OBREY. JOHNSON lined out to 3b. NIELSEN hit by pitch.

GILL flied out to lf. GHUTZMAN homered to left center, 2 RBI; NIELSEN

scored. WHITE hit by pitch. RUIZ struck out looking. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 8

BRAUN to p for GUERRA. LUCAS popped up to 1b. STUBBLEFIELD struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. JACOBSEN popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV - inning 8

WICKMAN, Joe pinch hit for D'ANGELO. WICKMAN, Joe grounded out to ss.

DOBSON hit by pitch. VALENZUELA singled through the right side; DOBSON

advanced to third. VALENZUELA advanced to second; DOBSON scored on a wild

pitch. JOHNSON singled up the middle, advanced to second, RBI; VALENZUELA

scored. DABO to p for BERGERON. JOHNSON out at third c to 3b, caught

stealing. NIELSEN struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 9

URIEGAS to cf for WICKMAN, Joe. DOBSON to lf. ITRI grounded out to p.

CARSON struck out looking. CLOWARD grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.