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Wind Helps UNLV in 15-8 Win

LAS -- A strong wind on Thursday lifted No. 20 UNLV's baseball team over BYU, 15-8.

On a night with the wind blowing 30 mph out to centerfield, UNLV's Garett Shitanishi hit his first two home runs of the season, knocking in five RBI.

The victory improves UNLV's overall record to 33-12, 16-3 in Mountain West Conference, while BYU falls to third place in the MWC with a 19-18,11-8 record.

Jeff Mousser started out rough by hitting the first batter he faced in the game and balking Shitanishi to second. Patrick Dobson singled in the game's first run to give the first place Rebels a 1-0 lead.

The wind at his back, Shitianishi came up in the second inning with two outs to hit a two-run home run, giving UNLV a 3-0 lead.

Ryan Chambers put BYU on the board with a leadoff home run in the fourth. The wind carried the line drive over the fence to make the score 3-1.

After going down in order in the third, UNLV scored fives runs in the fourth and fifth innings, batting around the order in each, to put itself up by a commanding lead of 13-5. The scoring was highlighted by Shitanishi's second wind-aided home run in the fourth. Anthony Bingham came on in relief in the fourth for Mousser who struggled to get the third out of the inning.

BYU rallied behind the solo home run of Brock Jacobsen in the fifth inning to score four runs. UNLV's Matt Luca lost his control, throwing three wild pitches and hitting Doug Jackson and Chambers in the inning. Ben Scheinbaum relieved Luca and shut down the Cougars offense from there by striking out seven hitters in four innings to keep the ball in the yard despite the weather conditions.

Fernando Valenzuela hit a fly ball in the eighth that the wind blew over Chambers' head in right field to score two runners and cap off the Rebel's scoring, making the score 15-6.

After four hours of baseball, Jake Stubblefield stepped up the plate with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth to single in the game's final runs, putting BYU down 15-8.

Reliever Jason Garcia, sociology, missed the game to participate in graduation ceremonies. He will miss the series.

Paul Jacinto who is undefeated in the MWC (6-0) takes the mound in Las Vegas on Friday at 7:30 p.m., MST.

BYU at UNLV

Apr 24, 2003 at Las Vegas, NV (E. Wilson Stadium)

BYU 8 (19-18,11-8 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JACKSON, Doug lf......... 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

LAW, Tim ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

WIENS, Ranger ss......... 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0

OBREY, Kainoa 3b......... 4 0 2 1 1 1 1 2 1

STUBBLEFIELD, Jake 1b.... 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 1 4

JACOBSEN, Brock cf....... 5 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 2

CARSON, Clayton dh....... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

LUCAS, Blair dh......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILKES, Adam c........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0

BILLS, Kevin ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WEINGARTEN, Mike c...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

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

ITRI, Rob ph............ 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

MOUSSER, Jeff p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

BARNES, Clayton p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DABO, Tyler p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HEID, Tyler p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 8 9 6 3 11 24 6 7

UNLV 15 (33-12,16-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SHITANISHI 2b............ 4 5 4 5 1 0 2 3 0

WICKMAN, Joe lf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

D'ANGELO lf............. 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1

DOBSON cf................ 4 2 2 4 1 0 3 0 0

VALENZUELA 1b............ 3 0 1 1 2 1 8 1 0

JOHNSON 3b............... 6 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 1

GILL dh.................. 5 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 4

NIELSEN rf............... 3 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 2

GHUTZMAN c............... 4 0 0 1 0 2 10 1 3

WHITE ss................. 4 3 2 0 1 1 0 3 0

LUCA p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

SCHEINBAUM p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLATTERBUCK p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 15 14 14 8 8 27 10 11

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 140 102 - 8 9 3

UNLV................ 120 550 02X - 15 14 1

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E - JACKSON; WIENS; VEST; WHITE. DP - UNLV 1. LOB - Cougars 7; UNLV 11. 2B -

CARSON; DOBSON; VALENZUELA; GILL 2; NIELSEN. HR - CHAMBERS; JACOBSEN;

SHITANISHI 2. HBP - JACKSON; CHAMBERS; WIENS; SHITANISHI; VALENZUELA. SF -

WIENS; DOBSON; GHUTZMAN. SB - JACKSON; DOBSON.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MOUSSER, Jeff....... 3.2 6 8 7 3 4 16 22

BINGHAM, Anthony.... 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 4 5

BARNES, Clayton..... 0.0 2 3 3 2 0 2 4

DABO, Tyler......... 2.2 3 0 0 1 2 12 13

HEID, Tyler......... 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 4 6

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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LUCA................ 4.2 4 5 3 2 2 17 22

SCHEINBAUM.......... 3.2 4 3 3 1 7 15 16

CLATTERBUCK......... 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 3 4

Win - SCHEINBAUM (5-0). Loss - MOUSSER (4-5). Save - None.

WP - BINGHAM; BARNES; LUCA 2. HBP - by MOUSSER (SHITANISHI); by MOUSSER

(VALENZUELA); by LUCA (JACKSON); by LUCA (CHAMBERS); by CLATTERBUCK (WIENS). BK

- MOUSSER. PB - GHUTZMAN.

Umpires - HP: Bill Speck 1B: Tom Hiler 3B: John Cortez

Start: 6:30 pm Time: 3:40 Attendance: 506

BARNES faced 4 batters in the 5th.

Play-by-Play

BYU at UNLV - Play-by-Play

Apr 24, 2003 at Las Vegas, NV (E. Wilson Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 140 102 - 8 9 3

UNLV................ 120 550 02X - 15 14 1

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BYU starters: 13/lf JACKSON; 22/rf CHAMBERS; 8/ss WIENS; 32/3b OBREY; 33/1b

STUBBLEFIELD; 3/cf JACOBSEN; 23/dh CARSON; 24/c WILKES; 5/2b VEST; 35/p

MOUSSER;

UNLV starters: 10/2b SHITANISHI; 12/lf WICKMAN, Joe; 5/cf DOBSON; 33/1b

VALENZUELA; 45/3b JOHNSON; 46/dh GILL; 36/rf NIELSEN; 11/c GHUTZMAN; 7/ss

WHITE; 26/p LUCA;

BYU - inning 1

JACKSON walked. JACKSON stole second. CHAMBERS out at first 1b to p;

JACKSON advanced to third. WIENS struck out swinging. OBREY flied out to

cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 1

SHITANISHI hit by pitch. SHITANISHI advanced to second on a balk.

WICKMAN, Joe grounded out to 2b; SHITANISHI advanced to third. DOBSON

singled to left field, RBI; SHITANISHI scored. VALENZUELA hit by pitch;

DOBSON advanced to second. JOHNSON struck out swinging; DOBSON stole

third. GILL struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

STUBBLEFIELD grounded out to ss. JACOBSEN grounded out to ss. CARSON

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

UNLV - inning 2

NIELSEN flied out to rf. GHUTZMAN popped up to ss. WHITE walked.

SHITANISHI homered to right field, 2 RBI; WHITE scored. WICKMAN, Joe

struck out looking. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

WILKES grounded out to ss. VEST struck out swinging. JACKSON flied out to

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

UNLV - inning 3

DOBSON grounded out to 2b. VALENZUELA struck out looking. JOHNSON lined

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

BYU - inning 4

CHAMBERS homered, RBI. WIENS popped up to 2b. OBREY singled to right

field. STUBBLEFIELD hit into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; OBREY out on the

play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV - inning 4

GILL doubled to center field. NIELSEN doubled to right center; GILL

advanced to third. GHUTZMAN flied out to cf, SF, RBI; GILL scored. WHITE

singled to right field; NIELSEN advanced to third. SHITANISHI homered, 3

RBI; WHITE scored; NIELSEN scored. WICKMAN, Joe flied out to lf. DOBSON

walked. VALENZUELA walked; DOBSON advanced to second. BINGHAM to p for

MOUSSER. DOBSON advanced to third on a wild pitch. JOHNSON reached on a

fielder's choice, advanced to second on an error by ss, RBI; VALENZUELA

advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by ss; DOBSON scored,

unearned. GILL fouled out to c. 5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

JACOBSEN homered, RBI. CARSON doubled to left field. WILKES grounded out

to 2b; CARSON advanced to third. VEST reached on an error by ss; CARSON

scored. VEST advanced to second on a passed ball. JACKSON hit by pitch.

JACKSON advanced to second on a wild pitch; VEST advanced to third on a

wild pitch. CHAMBERS hit by pitch. WIENS flied out to cf, SF, RBI;

CHAMBERS advanced to second; JACKSON advanced to third; VEST scored,

unearned. CHAMBERS advanced to third on a wild pitch; JACKSON scored on a

wild pitch, unearned. OBREY walked. SCHEINBAUM to p for LUCA.

STUBBLEFIELD grounded out to 3b. 4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

UNLV - inning 5

NIELSEN walked. GHUTZMAN struck out swinging. WHITE singled to left

field; NIELSEN advanced to second. BARNES to p for BINGHAM. SHITANISHI

singled to right field; WHITE advanced to second; NIELSEN advanced to

third. D'ANGELO to lf for WICKMAN, Joe. SHITANISHI advanced to second on

a wild pitch; WHITE advanced to third on a wild pitch; NIELSEN scored on

a wild pitch. D'ANGELO walked. DOBSON doubled to right center, 2 RBI;

D'ANGELO advanced to third; SHITANISHI scored; WHITE scored. VALENZUELA

walked. DABO to p for BARNES. JOHNSON struck out swinging. GILL doubled

through the right side, 2 RBI; VALENZUELA advanced to third; DOBSON

scored; D'ANGELO scored. NIELSEN grounded out to 3b. 5 runs, 4 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

JACOBSEN flied out to rf. CARSON struck out looking. BILLS pinch hit for

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

UNLV - inning 6

WEINGARTEN to c for BILLS. GHUTZMAN struck out swinging. WHITE grounded

out to 3b. SHITANISHI singled to right center. D'ANGELO flied out to lf.

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

VEST struck out looking. JACKSON singled to left field. CHAMBERS popped

up to 3b. WIENS singled to pitcher; JACKSON advanced to second. OBREY

singled to right field, RBI; WIENS advanced to third; JACKSON scored.

STUBBLEFIELD struck out swinging. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV - inning 7

DOBSON reached on an error by 2b. VALENZUELA flied out to cf. JOHNSON

grounded out to ss; DOBSON advanced to second. GILL singled to right

field; DOBSON advanced to third. NIELSEN walked; GILL advanced to second.

GHUTZMAN reached on a fielder's choice; NIELSEN out at second 1b to ss. 0

runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

BYU - inning 8

JACOBSEN struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. LUCAS to dh for

CARSON. LUCAS grounded out to 2b. WEINGARTEN struck out swinging. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV - inning 8

HEID to p for DABO. WHITE struck out looking. SHITANISHI walked. D'ANGELO

singled to left field, advanced to second on an error by lf; SHITANISHI

advanced to third. DOBSON flied out to cf, SF, RBI; D'ANGELO advanced to

third; SHITANISHI scored. VALENZUELA doubled to right center, RBI;

D'ANGELO scored. JOHNSON flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 9

ITRI pinch hit for VEST. ITRI walked. LAW pinch hit for JACKSON. LAW

struck out swinging. CHAMBERS singled to right field; ITRI advanced to

third. CLATTERBUCK to p for SCHEINBAUM. WIENS hit by pitch; CHAMBERS

advanced to second. OBREY struck out swinging. STUBBLEFIELD singled to

left field, 2 RBI; WIENS advanced to second; CHAMBERS scored; ITRI

scored. JACOBSEN struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.