Wiens Leads 11-2 Victory Over SDSU

SAN -- In rout to an eight-run inning, BYU laced seven hits before getting an out in the second, easily blowing past San Diego State 11-2 on Wednesday.

After Ben Saylor began the hitting barrage with a double, Ranger Wiens knocked down a two-run single, scoring Jeff Hiestand and Saylor. Wiens hit two singles in the inning off Aztec starter Scott Shoemaker (8-6) and finished the night with three RBI. The senior third baseman went 4-for-5, collecting his first four-hit game this year.

"We were patient, got good balls to hit and then our guys did what they needed to do," said BYU head coach Vance Law."I told them before the game this was a big game and we needed to come through in our situations. We did that today, and seeing that snowman on the board in the second is really nice."

The eight runs are the most in a single inning by BYU since May 16, 2003 when the Cougars put together nine- and eight-run innings in a 25-4 win over Air Force at Colorado Springs.

"We're playing well right now," said senior first baseman Tim Law. "The most important part is we're playing with confidence which we didn't have in the beginning of the year."

With the win, BYU improves to 22-26 and 12-10 in the Mountain West Conference while San Diego State falls to 28-27 and 14-8. The win is the third straight for the Cougars who have won eight of their last 10 games.

Patrick Wells (6-4) earned his team-leading sixth victory, coasting through the Aztec lineup with the comfortable lead. The junior southpaw went seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits. Wells struck out six while walking two.

"It was a fun game for me to coach," Vance Law said. "I got to sit back a little bit, relax and didn't have to stress too much because Wells was in control all game tonight."

The win snapped a seven-game winning streak by Shoemaker who gave up seven unearned runs in two innings after ending a perfect first with two straight strikeouts. The senior righthander picked up his sixth loss after entering the game leading the conference starters in ERA at 3.94. Shoemaker received a no-decision in his one earlier start against BYU, allowing four runs in a game the Cougars won 7-6 in 11 innings.

Saylor and Wiens knocked in two more runs in the fourth inning, increasing BYU's lead to 10-0. Wien's third RBI came on his third-straight single.

Tim Law went 3-for-5 in the game and Ryan Chambers extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a RBI single in the second. Chambers' hitting streak is the longest this season. Nathan Hess and Lance Beus held SDSU hitless in the final two innings.

Curt Mendoza doubled in the Aztecs only two runs in the fourth. After two quick outs, Chad Corona singled and Jordan Swaydan walked to set up the two-run double by Mendoza. Corona along with Landon Burt were the only SDSU players to finish with two hits.

The Cougars will send Nick Lemon (2-3, 5.10) to the mound in game two of a three-game series against San Diego State on Thursday at 6 p.m. (PST). Daryl Harang (4-5, 4.40) will make the start for the Aztecs. Harang picked up SDSU's only victory against BYU this year in an 11-6 win at Provo in April.

"We need to have the confidence continue to build," Vance Law said. "We really have played good baseball the last five series. These guys know they are playing well and what they are up against. We have to make our own way right now and play well the rest of the season."

KOVO 960 AM will broadcast the game live. Live stats are available for the game. Live audio is obtainable through a RealOne College Sports Pass fee based subscription. Links to the webcast and audiocast can be found on BYU baseball's schedule page at www.byucougars.com.

Brigham Young at San Diego State

May 12, 2004 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young 11 (22-26,12-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 6 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0

BILLS, Kevin lf.......... 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 2

TAYLOR, Brandon ss....... 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 3 0

HIESTAND, Jeff dh........ 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0

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

WIENS, Ranger 3b......... 5 1 4 3 0 0 0 3 1

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 5 2 3 1 0 0 10 1 3

WILKES, Adam c........... 4 1 1 1 0 0 9 0 3

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

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

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

HESS, Nathan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BEUS, Lance p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 41 11 14 10 4 5 27 8 9

San Diego State 2 (28-27,14-9 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BURT, Landon lf.......... 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0

GUERRERO, James ss....... 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0

CHANGNON, Garrett ss.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

EMBREY, Rielly 1b........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 2

UNGRICHT, Brock dh....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

ZAWADZKI, Lance 2b....... 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 0

CORONA, Chad 3b.......... 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 0

SWAYDAN, Jordan c........ 2 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 1

MENDOZA, Curt rf......... 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 0

HALL, David cf........... 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1

PEPPER, Sam ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HILL, Josh lf........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

SHOEMAKER, Scott p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ZINK, J.T. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TEASLEY, Jeff p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 2 5 2 4 9 27 8 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 080 200 100 - 11 14 0

San Diego State..... 000 200 000 - 2 5 1

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E - GUERRERO. LOB - BYU 9; SDSU 7. 2B - SAYLOR; LAW; CORONA; MENDOZA. 3B -

BURT. HBP - WILKES. SF - SAYLOR. SB - BURT.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WELLS, Patrick...... 7.0 5 2 2 2 6 26 28

HESS, Nathan........ 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

BEUS, Lance......... 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 3 5

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SHOEMAKER, Scott.... 2.0 8 8 7 1 3 15 16

ZINK, J.T........... 4.0 2 2 2 2 0 13 17

TEASLEY, Jeff....... 3.0 4 1 1 1 2 13 14

Win - WELLS (6-4). Loss - SHOEMAKER (8-6). Save - None.

WP - ZINK; TEASLEY. HBP - by ZINK (WILKES). BK - TEASLEY.

Umpires - HP: Ray Belfiore 1B: Joe Burleson 3B: Rob Franceschiello

Start: 6:05 pm Time: 2:29 Attendance: 446

Game notes: One of Three

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 080 200 100 - 11 14 0

San Diego State..... 000 200 000 - 2 5 1

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Brigham Young starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 11/lf BILLS; 3/ss TAYLOR; 16/dh

HIESTAND; 25/rf SAYLOR; 8/3b WIENS; 1/1b LAW; 24/c WILKES; 5/2b VEST; 4/p

WELLS;

San Diego State starters: 8/lf BURT; 1/ss GUERRERO; 7/1b EMBREY; 25/dh

UNGRICHT; 5/2b ZAWADZKI; 18/3b CORONA; 12/c SWAYDAN; 28/rf MENDOZA; 24/cf

HALL; 34/p SHOEMAKER;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERS flied out to rf. BILLS struck out looking. TAYLOR struck out

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

San Diego State - inning 1

BURT singled through the right side. BURT stole second. GUERRERO flied

out to cf. EMBREY grounded out to 1b unassisted; BURT advanced to third.

UNGRICHT grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

HIESTAND walked. SAYLOR doubled down the rf line; HIESTAND advanced to

third. WIENS singled to right center, 2 RBI; SAYLOR scored; HIESTAND

scored. LAW doubled to center field, RBI; WIENS scored. WILKES singled,

RBI, advanced to second on the throw; LAW scored. VEST singled to third

base, bunt; WILKES advanced to third. CHAMBERS singled to right field,

RBI; VEST advanced to second; WILKES scored. BILLS reached on an error by

ss, advanced to second; CHAMBERS advanced to third; VEST scored. TAYLOR

singled to left field, RBI; BILLS advanced to third; CHAMBERS scored.

HIESTAND grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI; TAYLOR advanced to second;

BILLS scored, unearned. SAYLOR struck out swinging. WIENS singled to

shortstop; TAYLOR advanced to third. LAW flied out to rf. 8 runs, 8 hits,

1 error, 2 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 2

ZAWADZKI struck out swinging. CORONA fouled out to 1b. SWAYDAN flied out

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

Brigham Young - inning 3

ZINK to p for SHOEMAKER. WILKES grounded out to ss. VEST flied out to lf.

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

San Diego State - inning 3

MENDOZA flied out to rf. HALL struck out swinging. BURT tripled down the

rf line. GUERRERO walked. EMBREY fouled out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

BILLS flied out to cf. TAYLOR singled to right center. HIESTAND walked;

TAYLOR advanced to second. HIESTAND advanced to second on a wild pitch;

TAYLOR advanced to third on a wild pitch. SAYLOR flied out to lf, SF,

RBI; TAYLOR scored. WIENS singled to center field, RBI; HIESTAND scored.

LAW reached on a fielder's choice; WIENS out at second 3b to 2b. 2 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 4

UNGRICHT grounded out to ss. ZAWADZKI struck out looking. CORONA singled

to left field. SWAYDAN walked; CORONA advanced to second. MENDOZA doubled

to right field, 2 RBI; SWAYDAN scored; CORONA scored. HALL struck out

swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

WILKES hit by pitch. VEST grounded out to 2b; WILKES advanced to second.

CHAMBERS flied out to cf. BILLS grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 5

BURT out at first 1b to p. GUERRERO popped up to 1b. EMBREY grounded out

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

Brigham Young - inning 6

TAYLOR grounded out to 3b. HIESTAND walked. SAYLOR popped up to ss. WIENS

reached on a fielder's choice; HIESTAND out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 6

UNGRICHT struck out looking. ZAWADZKI grounded out to ss. CORONA doubled

to center field. SWAYDAN flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

TEASLEY to p for ZINK. LAW singled to shortstop. WILKES flied out to rf.

LUCAS to 2b for VEST. LUCAS pinch hit. LAW advanced to second on a balk.

LAW advanced to third on a wild pitch. LUCAS singled to center field,

RBI; LAW scored. CHAMBERS flied out to rf. BILLS struck out looking. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 7

LUCAS to 2b. MENDOZA grounded out to 3b. PEPPER pinch hit for HALL.

PEPPER grounded out to 2b. BURT struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 8

BURT to cf. HILL to lf for PEPPER. TAYLOR grounded out to 3b. HIESTAND

flied out to cf. SAYLOR walked. WIENS singled to left center; SAYLOR

advanced to second. LAW singled to center field; WIENS advanced to

second; SAYLOR advanced to third. WILKES popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 3 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 8

HESS to p for WELLS. GUERRERO flied out to rf. EMBREY struck out

swinging. UNGRICHT grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 9

CHANGNON to ss for GUERRERO. LUCAS struck out looking. CHAMBERS flied out

to cf. BILLS popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 9

BEUS to p for HESS. ZAWADZKI walked. CORONA struck out swinging. SWAYDAN

walked; ZAWADZKI advanced to second. MENDOZA popped up to ss. HILL struck

out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.