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Wells Pitches BYU to First Victory

STOCKTON -- Patrick Wells earned BYU's first victory on Saturday, pitching a complete game 3-1 gem against Nevada at the Pacific Invitational.

Scattering seven hits with three strikeouts in timely situations, Wells became the first Cougar to go the distance this season, throwing over 100 pitches. Weather also factored into the low scoring contest. A strong inward wind prevented any fly balls from carrying. With the win, BYU improved to 1-5 on the season while Nevada fell to 1-1.

Nevada scored the game's first run in the bottom of the second inning. After two consecutive leadoff singles and a sacrifice bunt, designated hitter Ben Mummy scored on a ground out, giving the Wolf Pack a 1-0 lead.

Kevin Bills had the Cougars' only hit in the first five innings when he singled to lead off the third inning. Nevada freshman starter Ryan Rodriguez then hit Casey Cloward to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Rodriguez ended the BYU scoring threat, retiring the next three batters.

In his first collegiate start, Rodriguez cruised through the first five and two-thirds innings, allowing just one hit to BYU. But with two outs in the sixth inning, the Cougars rallied to score three runs. Ben Saylor started the rally with a single, extending his hitting streak to six games. Right fielder Jeff Hiestand then doubled to right-center. Two walks later and the bases loaded, Bills hit a two-run single to give BYU a 3-1 lead. Bills finished the night 2-for-4.

The Wolf Pack began their half of the sixth mimicking their run-scoring formula from the second inning. Two leadoff singles and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out. Wells silenced the Nevada rally, striking out the next two batters to end the inning after both batters fouled off several pitches.

BYU will face Nevada again this season on Feb. 27 in the Battle of the Beach Tournament hosted by Pepperdine. The Wolf Pack finishes the Pacific Invitational on Sunday against the University of Pacific.

The Cougars now travel south to Santa Clara where they will take part in a fireside on Sunday. Santa Clara University will then host BYU on Monday and Tuesday at 6 and 3 p.m. (PST). Both games can be followed live by Gametracker. A link to the web casts can be found at www.byucougars.com.

BRIGHAM YOUNG vs Nevada Wolfpack

Feb 07, 2004 at Stockton, Calif. (Billy Hebert Field)

BRIGHAM YOUNG 3 (1-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WIENS, Ranger dh......... 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3

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

LAW, Tim 1b............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

HIESTAND, Jeff rf........ 4 1 1 1 0 1 5 0 0

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

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

BILLS, Kevin cf.......... 4 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 2

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2

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

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

Totals................... 33 3 5 3 4 5 27 8 8

Nevada Wolfpack 1 (1-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hayes, B. c.............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

Gazerro, B. cf........... 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0

Butler, J. rf............ 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1

Gimenez, C. lf........... 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2

Mummy, B. dh............. 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mayorga, G. 2b........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0

Streelman 1b............. 3 0 2 0 0 1 9 0 0

Madrid, C. 3b............ 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 3

Marcial, R. ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 2

Rodriguez, R p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Johnson, B. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Scott, C. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 1 7 1 2 3 27 10 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BRIGHAM YOUNG....... 000 003 000 - 3 5 0

Nevada Wolfpack..... 010 000 000 - 1 7 1

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E - Mayorga, G.. LOB - Cougars 8; Wolfpack 8. 2B - HIESTAND; Streelman. HBP

- CLOWARD. SH - Mayorga, G.; Streelman. SB - Streelman.

BRIGHAM YOUNG IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WELLS, Patrick...... 9.0 7 1 1 2 3 32 36

Nevada Wolfpack IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Rodriguez, R........ 6.0 4 3 3 2 3 23 26

Johnson, B.......... 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 6 7

Scott, C............ 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 4 5

Win - WELLS (1-1). Loss - Rodriguez, R (0-1). Save - None.

WP - Johnson, B.; Scott, C.. HBP - by Rodriguez, R (CLOWARD).

Umpires - HP: Tom Chandler 1B: John Aiello 3B: Bill Speck

Start: 2:00 pm Time: 4:13 pm Attendance: 191

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BRIGHAM YOUNG....... 000 003 000 - 3 5 0

Nevada Wolfpack..... 010 000 000 - 1 7 1

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BRIGHAM YOUNG starters: 8/dh WIENS; 3/ss TAYLOR; 25/1b SAYLOR; 16/rf

HIESTAND; 21/3b ITRI; 12/lf KNELL; 11/cf BILLS; 9/c CLOWARD; 6/2b LUCAS;

4/p WELLS;

Nevada Wolfpack starters: 12/c Hayes, B.; 7/cf Gazerro, B.; 8/rf Butler, J.;

20/lf Gimenez, C.; 22/dh Mummy, B.; 9/2b Mayorga, G.; 35/1b Streelman;

21/3b Madrid, C.; 1/ss Marcial, R.; 23/p Rodriguez, R;

BRIGHAM YOUNG - inning 1

WIENS popped up to ss. TAYLOR struck out swinging. SAYLOR struck out

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

Nevada Wolfpack - inning 1

Hayes, B. singled to right field. Gazerro, B. flied out to rf. Butler, J.

struck out swinging. Gimenez, C. flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BRIGHAM YOUNG - inning 2

HIESTAND flied out to rf. ITRI flied out to lf. KNELL grounded out to ss.

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

Nevada Wolfpack - inning 2

Mummy, B. singled to left field. Mayorga, G. singled to third base;

Mummy, B. advanced to second. Streelman out at first 1b to 2b, SAC;

Mayorga, G. advanced to second; Mummy, B. advanced to third. Madrid, C.

grounded out to ss, RBI; Mayorga, G. advanced to third; Mummy, B. scored.

Marcial, R. flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BRIGHAM YOUNG - inning 3

BILLS singled to third base. CLOWARD hit by pitch; BILLS advanced to

second. LUCAS flied out to rf. WIENS popped up to 2b. TAYLOR grounded out

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

Nevada Wolfpack - inning 3

Hayes, B. flied out to cf. Gazerro, B. walked. Butler, J. flied out to

cf. Gimenez, C. grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BRIGHAM YOUNG - inning 4

SAYLOR grounded out to 2b. HIESTAND struck out swinging. ITRI reached on

an error by 2b. KNELL flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Nevada Wolfpack - inning 4

Mummy, B. flied out to lf. Mayorga, G. popped up to 1b. Streelman singled

to third base. Streelman stole second. Madrid, C. grounded out to 3b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BRIGHAM YOUNG - inning 5

BILLS grounded out to ss. CLOWARD flied out to rf. LUCAS grounded out to

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

Nevada Wolfpack - inning 5

Marcial, R. flied out to lf. Hayes, B. flied out to lf. Gazerro, B.

walked. Butler, J. fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BRIGHAM YOUNG - inning 6

WIENS grounded out to 3b. TAYLOR grounded out to 3b. SAYLOR singled

through the right side. HIESTAND doubled to right center, advanced to

third on the throw, RBI; SAYLOR scored. ITRI walked. KNELL walked; ITRI

advanced to second. BILLS singled through the left side, 2 RBI; KNELL

advanced to third; ITRI scored; HIESTAND scored. CLOWARD reached on a

fielder's choice; BILLS out at second ss to 2b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

Nevada Wolfpack - inning 6

Gimenez, C. singled to right field. Mummy, B. singled to right field;

Gimenez, C. advanced to second. Mayorga, G. out at first p to 2b, SAC;

Mummy, B. advanced to second; Gimenez, C. advanced to third. Streelman

struck out swinging. Madrid, C. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BRIGHAM YOUNG - inning 7

Johnson, B. to p for Rodriguez, R. LUCAS lined out to cf. WIENS flied out

to rf. TAYLOR struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Nevada Wolfpack - inning 7

Marcial, R. popped up to 3b. Hayes, B. flied out to rf. Gazerro, B. flied

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

BRIGHAM YOUNG - inning 8

SAYLOR popped up to ss. HIESTAND popped up to ss. ITRI singled through

the right side. ITRI advanced to second on a wild pitch. KNELL walked.

Scott, C. to p for Johnson, B.. BILLS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

Nevada Wolfpack - inning 8

LAW to 1b for SAYLOR. Butler, J. grounded out to 3b. Gimenez, C. out at

first 1b to p. Mummy, B. grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BRIGHAM YOUNG - inning 9

CLOWARD grounded out to ss. LUCAS walked. LUCAS advanced to second on a

wild pitch. WIENS grounded out to ss; LUCAS advanced to third. TAYLOR

flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nevada Wolfpack - inning 9

Mayorga, G. popped up to 2b. Streelman doubled to right center. Madrid,

C. flied out to lf. Marcial, R. flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.