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Wilkes' Single Beats San Jose State In Extra Innings

SAN JOSE -- Adam Wilkes singled in the 10th inning winning run for BYU in a 3-2 victory over San Jose State on Saturday.

For possibly the first time in BYU history, the Cougars (3-11) played back-to-back extra inning games. Saturday's win is also the third game in a row decided by one run in the final inning. BYU is 1-3 in one-run games this year.

"They out-executed us today," said Spartan head coach Sam Piraro. "Today was another hard-fought game in this three-game series. All three were very similar low-scoring, pitcher dominated games."

Wilkes RBI single came after Kory Knell doubled to lead off the top of the 10th inning. Nathan Hess (1-1) earned his first win for the Cougars after pitching a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, and Nick Lemon (0-1) picked up his first save, shutting down the Spartans in the 10th. Justin Su'a (1-1) started the game for BYU but received a no decision after pitching six innings and allowing one earned run on five hits.

In the three-game series against the Spartans (5-4-1), the Cougars lowered their team ERA a little more than a run, improving from 6.73 to 5.63.

"BYU's pitching staff is a lot better than we anticipated," Piraro said. "They have taken the sting out of our bats. They have good command of the strike zone, and they keep the ball down."

Ranger Wiens started his first game at third base for the Cougars and hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to tie the game at one after San Jose scored a run in the second. The home run is Wiens' second of the season.

After the Spartans went up 2-1 in the sixth inning, the Cougars tied the game at two with a pinch-hit single by Jeff Hiestand to score Brandon Taylor.

The Cougars will head to California again this week for the Battle at the Beach Tournament, a three-game tournament hosted by Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. BYU will face Pepperdine on Thursday, Nevada on Friday and Cal State Northridge on Saturday. Check out www.byucougars.com for more information.

BYU at San Jose State

Feb 21, 2004 at San Jose, CA (Blethen Field)

BYU 3 (3-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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LAW, Tim 1b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 11 1 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1

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

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

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

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

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

WILKES, Adam c........... 3 0 1 1 0 0 5 3 0

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

HIESTAND, Jeff ph....... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

HALES, Brad pr.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

SU'A, Justin p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PARSONS, Kalen p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

LEMON, Nick p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 31 3 6 3 2 3 30 14 3

San Jose State 2 (5-4-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Pierson 2b............... 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 2

Frandsen lf.............. 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0

Kilby dh................. 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0

Bland pr................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fromm 1b................. 5 0 1 1 0 1 14 3 1

Lansford 3b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Becktel rf............... 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

Jolliff cf............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Fernandes ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Ponza cf................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Bautista c............... 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 3 0

Contreras ss............. 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 0

Dewing p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Amaya p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 35 2 7 2 3 6 30 18 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 100 010 1 - 3 6 1

San Jose State...... 010 001 000 0 - 2 7 1

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E - SU'A(1); Bautista(1). DP - SJSU 1. LOB - BYU 3; SJSU 8. 2B - KNELL(1);

Frandsen(3); Bautista(1). HR - WIENS(2). HBP - Lansford; Becktel. SH -

LAW(2); TAYLOR(1); WILKES(3). SB - Frandsen(3); Becktel(2); Ponza(3);

Bautista(2). CS - VEST(1); Bland(1); Contreras(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SU'A, Justin........ 6.0 5 2 1 1 3 23 25

PARSONS, Kalen...... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

HESS, Nathan........ 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 7 9

LEMON, Nick......... 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3

San Jose State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Dewing.............. 7.0 3 2 2 2 2 23 25

Amaya............... 3.0 3 1 1 0 1 8 11

Win - HESS (1-1). Loss - Amaya (0-1). Save - LEMON (1).

HBP - by SU'A (Lansford); by HESS (Becktel). BK - HESS(1).

Umpires - HP: Greg Charles 1B: Dixon Stureman 3B: Jason Venzon

Start: 11:34 am Time: 2:33 Attendance: 516

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 100 010 1 - 3 6 1

San Jose State...... 010 001 000 0 - 2 7 1

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BYU starters: 1/1b LAW; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 8/3b WIENS; 21/dh ITRI; 25/rf

SAYLOR; 12/lf KNELL; 3/ss TAYLOR; 24/c WILKES; 5/2b VEST; 27/p SU'A;

San Jose State starters: 1/2b Pierson; 3/lf Frandsen; 25/dh Kilby; 42/1b

Fromm; 28/3b Lansford; 16/rf Becktel; 29/cf Jolliff; 10/c Bautista; 4/ss

Contreras; 2/p Dewing;

BYU - inning 1

LAW grounded out to 3b. CHAMBERS flied out to rf. WIENS flied out to lf.

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

San Jose State - inning 1

Pierson struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. Frandsen flied out to

2b. Kilby singled to right field. Fromm grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

ITRI grounded out to 2b. SAYLOR singled to third base. SAYLOR advanced to

second on an error by c. KNELL struck out swinging. TAYLOR flied out to

lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

San Jose State - inning 2

Lansford flied out to cf. Becktel reached on an error by p. Jolliff flied

out to lf. Becktel stole second. Bautista walked. Contreras singled to

left field, RBI; Bautista out at second lf to 3b; Becktel scored,

unearned. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

WILKES lined out to 1b. VEST grounded out to 2b. LAW struck out swinging.

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

San Jose State - inning 3

Pierson grounded out to 1b unassisted. Frandsen grounded out to 3b. Kilby

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

BYU - inning 4

CHAMBERS flied out to ss. WIENS homered, RBI. ITRI grounded out to 1b

unassisted. SAYLOR grounded out to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Jose State - inning 4

Fromm flied out to lf. Lansford grounded out to ss. Becktel singled to

third base. Jolliff grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

KNELL flied out to 2b. TAYLOR grounded out to 2b. WILKES grounded out to

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

San Jose State - inning 5

Bautista grounded out to 2b. Contreras flied out to cf. Pierson flied out

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

BYU - inning 6

VEST singled up the middle. VEST out at second c to ss, caught stealing.

LAW grounded out to p. CHAMBERS flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

San Jose State - inning 6

Frandsen doubled to left field. Kilby struck out looking. Fromm singled

to right field, reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Frandsen scored.

Lansford hit by pitch. Becktel struck out swinging. Fernandes pinch hit

for Jolliff. Fernandes reached on a fielder's choice; Lansford advanced

to second; Fromm out at third 3b unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU - inning 7

Ponza to cf for Fernandes. WIENS out at first 1b to p. ITRI flied out to

lf. SAYLOR walked. KNELL reached on a fielder's choice; SAYLOR out at

second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Jose State - inning 7

PARSONS to p for SU'A. Bautista doubled to left center. Contreras reached

on a fielder's choice, bunt; Bautista out at third p to 3b. Contreras out

at second c to 2b, caught stealing. Pierson grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 8

TAYLOR walked. Amaya to p for Dewing. WILKES grounded out to p, SAC,

bunt; TAYLOR advanced to second. HIESTAND pinch hit for VEST. HIESTAND

singled to right field, RBI; TAYLOR scored. LAW grounded out to c, SAC;

HIESTAND advanced to second. HALES pinch ran for HIESTAND. CHAMBERS

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

San Jose State - inning 8

HALES to 2b. HESS to p for PARSONS. Frandsen singled to left field. Kilby

struck out swinging; Frandsen stole second. Fromm struck out swinging.

Lansford flied out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 9

WIENS flied out to cf. ITRI struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

SAYLOR out at first 1b to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Jose State - inning 9

Becktel hit by pitch. Ponza reached on a fielder's choice; Becktel out at

second 3b to ss. Ponza advanced to second on a balk. Bautista walked.

Bautista stole second; Ponza stole third. Contreras grounded out to 3b.

Pierson grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 10

KNELL doubled down the lf line. TAYLOR out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

KNELL advanced to third. WILKES singled, RBI; KNELL scored. HALES

grounded into double play p to ss to 1b; WILKES out on the play. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Jose State - inning 10

LEMON to p for HESS. Frandsen struck out swinging. Kilby walked. Bland

pinch ran for Kilby. Bland out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. Fromm

out at first 1b to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.