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Wells and Burger Shutout Pepperdine

MALIBU -- Patrick Wells combined with Bryce Burger to blank Pepperdine 5-0 in BYU's first shutout of the season on Thursday.

Wells (2-2) scattered five hits in seven innings while striking out three for the Cougars (4-11). He picked up his second win in the opening game of the Battle at the Beach Tournament against the tournament's host.

Burger entered in the eighth, pitching two scoreless innings to give the BYU its first back-to-back wins of the season. The shutout is the first for the Cougars since they blanked Washington State 4-0 on Feb. 27, 2003.

Ben Saylor led BYU with a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI. He is one of five Cougars who had an RBI in Pepperdine's first shutout loss of the season. The Waves are now 2-6 after being ranked No. 34 in Baseball America's preseason poll.

The Waves hit four doubles in the game, but only reached third base once. David Uribes and Chad Tracy both had 2-for-4 performances with two doubles apiece.

Two throwing errors by Pepperdine in the fourth resulted in three unearned runs for the Cougars, giving them a 3-0 lead. Tim Law, Ryan Chambers and Rob Itri all came in to score on RBI by Ranger Wiens, Itri and Kory Knell.

Pepperdine threatened to score in the fifth inning after Uribes hit his second double of the game. With two outs, Steve Kleen singled to right field. Uribes attempted to score on the play, but Saylor threw him out at home from right field to end the inning.

BYU added insurance runs in the sixth and seventh inning. Wiens singled and scored on a single by Saylor in the sixth inning. Brandon Taylor hit his team leading third home run in the seventh. All three of his homers have been solo shots.

The Cougars play Nevada at 10 a.m. (PST) Friday for the second time this season in BYU's second game in the tournament hosted by Pepperdine. The game can be followed live by Gametracker. A link to the webcast can be found at www.byucougars.com.

Brigham Young at Pepperdine

Feb 26, 2004 at Malibu, CA (Eddy D Field Stadium)

Brigham Young 5 (4-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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LAW, Tim 1b.............. 4 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 3 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 1

WIENS, Ranger dh......... 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

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

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0

KNELL, Kory lf........... 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0

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

WILKES, Adam c........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

VEST, Wade 2b............ 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 5 0

WELLS, Patrick p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

BURGER, Bryce p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 5 7 5 1 4 27 12 2

Pepperdine 0 (2-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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D. Uribes 2b............. 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 0

S. Kleen dh.............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

P. Rooney 3b............. 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0

B. Lewis 1b.............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 16 0 2

M. Craig lf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

L. Salas ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C. Tracy c............... 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 2 0

C Brightwell rf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

M. Beattie ph........... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

B. Daguio cf............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

J. Sandberg ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

J. Durbin cf............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

N. Kliebert ss........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1

J. Barrack p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

R. Hobbs p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 0 6 0 1 5 27 17 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 301 100 - 5 7 0

Pepperdine.......... 000 000 000 - 0 6 4

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E - B. Daguio(1); N. Kliebert(3); J. Barrack 2(2). DP - Waves 1. LOB -

Cougars 2; Waves 7. 2B - D. Uribes 2(3); C. Tracy 2(3). HR - TAYLOR(3). HBP

- C Brightwell. SH - CHAMBERS(1). SB - WIENS(5). CS - SAYLOR(1).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WELLS, Patrick...... 7.0 5 0 0 1 3 25 27

BURGER, Bryce....... 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 7 7

Pepperdine IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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J. Barrack.......... 7.0 7 5 2 1 4 26 28

R. Hobbs............ 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6

Win - WELLS (2-2). Loss - J. Barrack (1-2). Save - None.

HBP - by WELLS (C Brightwell).

Umpires - HP: Brian Landis 1B: Heath Jones 3B: Scott Cusator

Start: 2:00 PM Time: 2:04 Attendance: 111

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 301 100 - 5 7 0

Pepperdine.......... 000 000 000 - 0 6 4

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Brigham Young starters: 1/1b LAW; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 8/dh WIENS; 21/3b ITRI;

25/rf SAYLOR; 12/lf KNELL; 3/ss TAYLOR; 24/c WILKES; 5/2b VEST; 4/p

WELLS;

Pepperdine starters: 4/2b D. Uribes; 23/dh S. Kleen; 8/3b P. Rooney; 18/1b

B. Lewis; 32/lf M. Craig; 28/c C. Tracy; 5/rf C Brightwell; 1/cf B.

Daguio; 2/ss N. Kliebert; 3/p J. Barrack;

Brigham Young - inning 1

LAW grounded out to 2b. CHAMBERS struck out looking. WIENS walked. WIENS

stole second, out at third 2b to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pepperdine - inning 1

D. Uribes flied out to cf. S. Kleen grounded out to ss. P. Rooney struck

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

Brigham Young - inning 2

ITRI flied out to lf. SAYLOR out at first p to ss to 1b. KNELL grounded

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

Pepperdine - inning 2

B. Lewis grounded out to 2b. M. Craig singled to right field. C. Tracy

flied out to lf. C Brightwell hit by pitch; M. Craig advanced to second.

B. Daguio grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

TAYLOR struck out swinging. WILKES fouled out to 1b. VEST struck out

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

Pepperdine - inning 3

N. Kliebert flied out to lf. D. Uribes doubled down the rf line. S. Kleen

struck out swinging. P. Rooney walked. B. Lewis reached on a fielder's

choice; P. Rooney out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

LAW reached on an error by ss, advanced to second on the throw. CHAMBERS

reached on an error by p, SAC; LAW advanced to third. WIENS grounded out

to 2b, RBI; CHAMBERS advanced to second; LAW scored, unearned. ITRI

singled through the right side, RBI; CHAMBERS scored, unearned. SAYLOR

singled to right field; ITRI advanced to third. KNELL singled through the

left side, RBI; SAYLOR advanced to second; ITRI scored. TAYLOR grounded

into double play 2b to ss to 1b; KNELL out on the play. 3 runs, 3 hits, 2

errors, 1 LOB.

Pepperdine - inning 4

M. Craig grounded out to ss. C. Tracy grounded out to 2b. C Brightwell

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

Brigham Young - inning 5

WILKES grounded out to ss. VEST singled, advanced to second on a throwing

error by p, bunt. LAW grounded out to 3b. CHAMBERS grounded out to ss. 0

runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Pepperdine - inning 5

B. Daguio struck out looking. N. Kliebert flied out to cf. D. Uribes

doubled to left field. S. Kleen singled to right field; D. Uribes

advanced to third, out at home rf to c. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

WIENS singled, advanced to second on an error by cf. ITRI flied out to

cf; WIENS advanced to third. SAYLOR singled to right center, RBI; WIENS

scored, unearned. SAYLOR out at first c to 2b to 1b, caught stealing.

KNELL struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Pepperdine - inning 6

P. Rooney flied out to cf. B. Lewis out at first 2b to p. M. Craig flied

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

Brigham Young - inning 7

TAYLOR homered to left field, RBI. WILKES fouled out to 2b. VEST grounded

out to c. LAW grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Pepperdine - inning 7

C. Tracy doubled down the lf line. C Brightwell popped up to 2b. J.

Sandberg pinch hit for B. Daguio. J. Sandberg flied out to rf. N.

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

Brigham Young - inning 8

J. Durbin to cf for J. Sandberg. R. Hobbs to p for J. Barrack. CHAMBERS

grounded out to 2b. WIENS grounded out to 3b. ITRI flied out to cf. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pepperdine - inning 8

BURGER to p for WELLS. D. Uribes grounded out to 3b. S. Kleen struck out

looking. P. Rooney grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 9

SAYLOR lined out to 2b. KNELL popped up to 1b. TAYLOR grounded out to 3b.

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

Pepperdine - inning 9

B. Lewis struck out looking. L. Salas pinch hit for M. Craig. L. Salas

grounded out to 2b. C. Tracy doubled to right center. M. Beattie pinch

hit for C Brightwell. M. Beattie grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.