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Ben Saylor had the first and last RBI of the game against the Utes. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SAN -- A three-run homer by Corey Shimada gave Utah a 6-3 lead which held Saturday to defeat BYU in the Mountain West Conference Preseason Tournament.

Shimada, the number nine batter, knocked a homer down the line in the eighth inning after Anthony Bingham gave up consecutive singles.

The Cougars got aboard early when Ben Saylor hit a sacrifice fly to score Seth Johnson in the first inning. Johnson had a lead-off single, stole second and then advanced to third on a groundout to first by Marcos Villezcas.

Utah equaled the score in the second inning when Joe Mozeleski singled, advanced to second on a hit by pitch and crossed home on an error by the Cougar second baseman.

Two hit batsman and a walk helped the Cougars set the table for their second run in the game when Johnson drew an RBI walk to score Adrian Molina in the fifth, but they left the bases loaded.

Utah loaded the bases with a pair of walks and Ryan Khoury delivered a two-run double with two outs, giving the Utes a 3-2 lead and chased Brandon Christiansen from the mound in the sixth.

"Brandon pitched well and had a lot of success with the top of the lineup," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "The difficult thing is we are not giving enough lead support so our pitchers don't have to pitch with such stress.

Saylor hit a lead-off homer in the eighth to right field to tie the game at three-all.

BYU, now 10-17 overall and 1-3 in the MWC, hosts Southern Utah on Monday at 3 p.m.

Brigham Young vs Utah

Apr 1, 2006 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young 3 (10-17,1-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JOHNSON, Seth lf......... 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 1

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 3

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0

KO, Kasey dh............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

CROSBY, Blake 3b......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1

BANKS, Stetson ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NELSON, Casey c.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1

VARGAS, Daniel 2b........ 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0

CHRISTIANSEN,Brandon p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

BINGHAM, Anthony p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 29 3 4 3 4 4 24 9 7

Utah 6 (13-12,2-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KHOURY ss................ 4 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 3

KMETKO 2b................ 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 2

BROSSMAN 1b.............. 4 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0

MALONE dh................ 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1

WELSH cf................. 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

KEMP 3b.................. 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

MOZELESKI rf............. 4 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 0

FRANK c.................. 2 2 1 0 1 1 5 0 0

SHIMADA lf............... 3 1 1 3 1 0 4 0 0

TRINNAMAN p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

AST p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 6 8 5 3 8 27 6 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 100 010 010 - 3 4 1

Utah................ 010 002 03X - 6 8 0

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E - VARGAS. LOB - BYU 7; Utah 8. 2B - KHOURY. HR - SAYLOR(5); SHIMADA(2).

HBP - MOLINA; VARGAS; MALONE; FRANK. SH - NELSON; KMETKO. SF - SAYLOR. SB -

JOHNSON, S.; KMETKO; SHIMADA.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CHRISTIANSEN,Brandon 6.0 5 3 2 3 6 23 29

BINGHAM, Anthony.... 2.0 3 3 3 0 2 9 9

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TRINNAMAN........... 7.0 4 3 3 3 4 23 30

AST................. 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 6 7

Win - AST (1-1). Loss - BINGHAM (0-1). Save - None.

HBP - by CHRISTIANSEN (FRANK); by CHRISTIANSEN (MALONE); by TRINNAMAN (MOLINA);

by TRINNAMAN (VARGAS). BK - CHRISTIANSEN.

Umpires - HP: Rick Scarberry 1B: Keith Bailey 3B: Mike Gilmore

Start: 11:03 am Time: 2:31 Attendance:

Brigham Young vs Utah - Play-by-Play

Apr 1, 2006 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 100 010 010 - 3 4 1

Utah................ 010 002 03X - 6 8 0

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Brigham Young starters: 26/lf JOHNSON, S.; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 25/rf SAYLOR; 32/1b

HIESTAND; 33/dh KO; 1/cf MOLINA; 30/3b CROSBY; 8/c NELSON; 13/2b VARGAS; 31/p

CHRISTIANSEN;

Utah starters: 2/ss KHOURY; 29/2b KMETKO; 18/1b BROSSMAN; 39/dh MALONE; 1/cf WELSH;

16/3b KEMP; 22/rf MOZELESKI; 10/c FRANK; 3/lf SHIMADA; 20/p TRINNAMAN;

Brigham Young 1st - JOHNSON, S. singled to shortstop. JOHNSON, S. stole

second. VILLEZCAS grounded out to 1b unassisted; JOHNSON, S. advanced to third.

SAYLOR flied out to rf, SF, RBI; JOHNSON, S. scored. HIESTAND struck out swinging.

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

Utah 1st - KHOURY walked. KMETKO grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; KHOURY

advanced to second. BROSSMAN flied out to lf. MALONE struck out swinging. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - KO singled up the middle. MOLINA popped up to ss. CROSBY

flied out to cf. NELSON popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 2nd - WELSH popped up to 2b. KEMP grounded out to p. MOZELESKI singled

to left center. FRANK hit by pitch; MOZELESKI advanced to second. SHIMADA reached on

an error by 2b; FRANK advanced to third; MOZELESKI scored, unearned. SHIMADA stole

second. KHOURY flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - VARGAS flied out to lf. JOHNSON, S. grounded out to ss.

VILLEZCAS flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 3rd - KMETKO singled up the middle. BROSSMAN struck out swinging; KMETKO

stole second. MALONE hit by pitch. WELSH struck out looking. MALONE advanced to

second on a balk; KMETKO advanced to third on a balk. KEMP grounded out to 2b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - SAYLOR struck out swinging. HIESTAND flied out to cf. KO

flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 4th - MOZELESKI singled to shortstop. FRANK struck out looking. SHIMADA

flied out to cf. KHOURY grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - MOLINA hit by pitch. CROSBY walked; MOLINA advanced to

second. NELSON grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; CROSBY advanced to second; MOLINA

advanced to third. VARGAS hit by pitch. JOHNSON, S. walked, RBI; VARGAS advanced to

second; CROSBY advanced to third; MOLINA scored. VILLEZCAS struck out swinging.

SAYLOR flied out to cf. 1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Utah 5th - KMETKO fouled out to 1b. BROSSMAN grounded out to 2b. MALONE

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

Brigham Young 6th - HIESTAND grounded out to 2b. KO fouled out to 3b. MOLINA

singled to center field. CROSBY struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Utah 6th - WELSH flied out to lf. KEMP flied out to rf. MOZELESKI singled to

left field. FRANK walked; MOZELESKI advanced to second. SHIMADA walked; FRANK

advanced to second; MOZELESKI advanced to third. KHOURY doubled, 2 RBI; SHIMADA

advanced to third; FRANK scored; MOZELESKI scored. KMETKO struck out looking. 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - NELSON popped up to 2b. VARGAS walked. JOHNSON, S. fouled

out to c. VILLEZCAS flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 7th - BINGHAM to p for CHRISTIANSEN. BROSSMAN struck out swinging.

MALONE struck out swinging. WELSH grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - SAYLOR homered, RBI. AST to p for TRINNAMAN. HIESTAND

flied out to lf. KO grounded out to 2b. MOLINA flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 8th - KEMP out at first p to ss to 1b. MOZELESKI singled to left field.

FRANK singled through the left side; MOZELESKI advanced to second. SHIMADA homered,

3 RBI; FRANK scored; MOZELESKI scored. KHOURY flied out to cf. KMETKO grounded out

to 2b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - BANKS pinch hit for CROSBY. BANKS grounded out to 3b.

NELSON popped up to 2b. VARGAS walked. JOHNSON, S. grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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