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UNLV Wins Blowout, 13-5

LAS -- A three-run BYU lead quickly turned into an UNLV blowout as the Rebels scored eight runs in the third on rout to a 13-5 victory.

A first inning error by UNLV (21-11, 8-3 in the Mountain West Conference) allowed the Cougars (14-23, 4-7) to score two runs with two outs on four base hits. Ben Saylor and Kevin Bills both hit RBI singles in the inning. However, left fielder Andrew D'Angelo threw Saylor out at the plate for the third out after the sophomore first baseman tried to score from second on a single by Ranger Wiens. BYU then added a third run in the second inning, taking an early 3-0 lead.

After cruising through the first two innings, the Rebels rocked BYU starting pitcher Paul Jacinto (0-8) for eight runs in the third, giving UNLV an 8-3 lead. The Rebels sent 13 batters to the plate with both Ryan Ruiz and Eddie Gill knocking in two runs. Jacinto took his eighth-straight loss after pitching two and one-third innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits and striking out three.

"Jacinto looked very good in the beginning," said head coach Vance Law. "A little bit of adversity set in, but they still hadn't scored a run. But then they started pounding the ball. I've always said hitting is very contagious, and it's not just for our ball club. It's for every ball club."

An RBI double by Brandon Taylor and an error brought the Cougars within three in the fourth inning, but UNLV took an eight-run lead with a combined five runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

"We weren't grinding it out like we need to," Law said. "That's very frustrating to me knowing the character of the players we have. We're going to have to bounce back tomorrow and hopefully salvage the rubber game of this series."

Brent Johnson became UNLV's all-time hits leader at 296 when he laced a double in his opening at-bat in the first inning. The senior center fielder surpassed Steve Moser (1983-86) for the record.

Game three of a three-game series between BYU and UNLV is Saturday at 2 p.m. (PST). The game can be listened to live on KOVO 960 AM and through the BYU Radio channel on the Dish Network and DirectTV. Live stats and live audio are also available on the Internet through the BYU baseball's schedule page at www.byucougars.com..

Brigham Young Univ. at UNLV

Apr 09, 2004 at Las Vegas (Earl E. Wilson)

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (14-23,4-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

KNELL, Kory lf........... 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 1

ITRI, Rob dh............. 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

SAYLOR, Ben 1b........... 4 0 1 1 0 2 6 0 1

BILLS, Kevin rf.......... 4 0 2 1 0 1 5 1 0

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

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 0

HIESTAND, Jeff c........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILKES, Adam c.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

PARSONS, Kalen p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

SEARLE, Bryce p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 5 9 4 2 9 24 8 6

UNLV 13 (21-11,8-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KOWALSKI dh.............. 5 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0

WHITE ss................. 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 2

JOHNSON cf............... 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

NIELSEN rf............... 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 1

RUIZ 2b.................. 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 3 2

GILL 1b.................. 4 3 3 4 1 1 9 0 0

SOTO 3b.................. 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 0

EBARB c.................. 3 3 3 1 2 0 10 0 0

D'ANGELO lf.............. 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2

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

WAGNER p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 13 16 13 5 6 27 9 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 210 200 000 - 5 9 1

UNLV................ 008 032 00X - 13 16 2

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E - HEID(3); WHITE(9); GILL(6). DP - BYU Cougars 2. LOB - BYU Cougars 6;

UNLV 8. 2B - TAYLOR(9); KOWALSKI(1); JOHNSON(13); GILL(11); SOTO(6). HR -

GILL(2). HBP - NIELSEN; D'ANGELO. SH - CHAMBERS(5). SB - JOHNSON(5).

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

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JACINTO, Paul....... 2.2 7 8 8 1 3 15 17

PARSONS, Kalen...... 2.0 6 3 3 0 2 11 12

HEID, Tyler......... 1.1 2 2 2 1 0 6 7

SEARLE, Bryce....... 2.0 1 0 0 3 1 6 9

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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VOSE................ 7.0 9 5 2 2 4 29 32

WAGNER.............. 2.0 0 0 0 0 5 6 6

Win - VOSE (5-2). Loss - JACINTO (0-8). Save - None.

WP - VOSE(5). HBP - by JACINTO (D'ANGELO); by PARSONS (NIELSEN). PB -

CLOWARD(4); WILKES(5).

Umpires -

Start: 6:30 PM Time: 3:00 Attendance: 764

Game: Two of Three

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 210 200 000 - 5 9 1

UNLV................ 008 032 00X - 13 16 2

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 12/lf KNELL; 3/ss TAYLOR;

21/dh ITRI; 25/1b SAYLOR; 11/rf BILLS; 8/3b WIENS; 9/c CLOWARD; 5/2b

VEST; 15/p JACINTO;

UNLV starters: 12/dh KOWALSKI; 7/ss WHITE; 45/cf JOHNSON; 36/rf NIELSEN;

4/2b RUIZ; 46/1b GILL; 6/3b SOTO; 5/c EBARB; 21/lf D'ANGELO; 2/p VOSE;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b. KNELL reached on an error by ss. TAYLOR

popped up to 1b. ITRI singled through the left side; KNELL advanced to

second. SAYLOR singled to right field, RBI; ITRI advanced to third; KNELL

scored, unearned. BILLS singled through the left side, RBI; SAYLOR

advanced to second; ITRI scored. WIENS singled to left field; BILLS

advanced to second; SAYLOR advanced to third, out at home lf to c. 2

runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

UNLV - inning 1

KOWALSKI flied out to rf. WHITE struck out swinging. JOHNSON doubled down

the lf line. NIELSEN grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

CLOWARD walked. VEST singled, bunt; CLOWARD advanced to second. CHAMBERS

grounded out to 3b, bunt, SAC; VEST advanced to second; CLOWARD advanced

to third. KNELL grounded out to ss, RBI; VEST advanced to third; CLOWARD

scored. TAYLOR lined out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 2

RUIZ popped up to 1b. GILL struck out swinging. SOTO lined out to ss. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

ITRI flied out to cf. SAYLOR grounded out to ss. BILLS singled to second

base. WIENS reached on a fielder's choice; BILLS out at second 3b to 2b.

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

UNLV - inning 3

EBARB singled up the middle. D'ANGELO hit by pitch; EBARB advanced to

second. KOWALSKI struck out swinging. WHITE singled to right field;

D'ANGELO advanced to second; EBARB advanced to third. JOHNSON reached on

a fielder's choice, RBI; WHITE out at second rf to 2b; D'ANGELO advanced

to third; EBARB scored. JOHNSON stole second. NIELSEN walked. RUIZ

singled to right field, 2 RBI; NIELSEN advanced to second; JOHNSON

scored; D'ANGELO scored. GILL doubled to right field, 2 RBI; RUIZ scored;

NIELSEN scored. SOTO doubled to right center, RBI; GILL scored. EBARB

singled to left center, RBI; SOTO scored. PARSONS to p for JACINTO.

D'ANGELO singled up the middle; EBARB advanced to second. KOWALSKI

singled up the middle, RBI; D'ANGELO advanced to third; EBARB scored.

WHITE grounded out to 3b. 8 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

CLOWARD grounded out to 2b. VEST walked. CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b;

VEST advanced to second. KNELL singled, advanced to second; VEST advanced

to third on an error by 1b, scored, unearned. TAYLOR doubled to left

field, RBI; KNELL scored, unearned. ITRI flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits,

1 error, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 4

JOHNSON grounded out to ss. NIELSEN hit by pitch. RUIZ hit into double

play ss to 2b to 1b; NIELSEN out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

SAYLOR struck out swinging. BILLS flied out to lf. WIENS grounded out to

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

UNLV - inning 5

GILL singled to left center. SOTO struck out swinging. EBARB singled down

the lf line; GILL advanced to second. D'ANGELO struck out swinging.

KOWALSKI doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; EBARB scored; GILL scored.

WHITE singled, advanced to second, RBI; KOWALSKI scored. HEID to p for

PARSONS. JOHNSON flied out to lf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

CLOWARD flied out to rf. VEST flied out to rf. CHAMBERS lined out to rf.

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

UNLV - inning 6

NIELSEN flied out to rf. RUIZ singled to left field. RUIZ advanced to

second on an error by p, advanced to third. GILL homered to right field,

2 RBI; RUIZ scored. SOTO lined out to rf. No play. EBARB walked. D'ANGELO

flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

KNELL singled through the left side. TAYLOR struck out swinging. KNELL

advanced to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third. ITRI struck out

swinging. SAYLOR struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 7

SEARLE to p for HEID. KOWALSKI lined out to cf. WHITE singled to center

field. JOHNSON flied out to rf. NIELSEN walked; WHITE advanced to second.

NIELSEN advanced to second; WHITE advanced to third on a passed ball.

RUIZ struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

WAGNER to p for VOSE. BILLS struck out swinging. WIENS struck out

swinging. HIESTAND to c for CLOWARD. HIESTAND popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV - inning 8

WILKES to c for HIESTAND. LUCAS to 2b for VEST. GILL walked. GILL

advanced to second on a passed ball. SOTO popped up to 2b. EBARB walked.

D'ANGELO hit into double play ss to 2b to 1b; EBARB out on the play. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 9

LUCAS struck out swinging. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. KNELL struck out

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