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Zawadzki's Two Homers Beat Cougs

SAN -- A grand slam and solo shot by Lance Zawadzki helped San Diego State beat BYU 9-4 for its second straight win against the Cougars on Friday.

After belting a solo home run in the second for the first run in the game, Zawadzki cleared the bases with a grand slam in the third, his fourth home run of the year. The freshman second baseman finished the night 2-for-4 with 5 RBI.

"I wasn't pleased with our playing today," said head coach Vance Law. "We came out kind of loopy and were trying to hit the ball too far. You can't do that here, especially at sea level."

With the their second-straight loss, the Cougars fall to 22-28 and 12-12 in the Mountain West Conference while the Aztecs improve to 30-27 and 16-8.

Perfect in the first three innings, the Cougars scored four runs on three hits in the fourth off SDSU freshman starter Bruce Billings (5-1). Ryan Chambers led off with a single and scored the first run on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Taylor. Ben Saylor knocked in two more runs with a double, and Tim Law singled in a run.

The fourth inning brought BYU within two runs, but the San Diego State pitching staff held the Cougars to one hit the remainder of the game. After a lead off single by Wade Vest in the fifth, the Aztecs retired 12 straight and were held to four hits in the game.

"They've got good arms," said Law. "We know that coming in. Whenever we play them, they're going to throw good pitchers at us. They kind of have the pick of the litter down here and get a lot of good guys to play for them."

Paul Jacinto (2-9), in his first start since April 9, struggled in the third as he gave up five runs on five-straight hits, capped by the granny by Zawadzki. The senior lasted 3 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs on 10 hits.

Curt Mendoza also hit a solo home run for San Diego State, his fourth of the year in the sixth inning for the right fielders' only hit in the game.

Billings picked up his fifth win after allowing four runs on four hits through five innings. Ben Coon retired all nine batters he faced in relief, and Ryan Schroyer pitched a scoreless ninth for the Aztecs.

Brigham Young at San Diego State

May 14, 2004 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young 4 (22-28,12-12 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

KNELL, Kory lf........... 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

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

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

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 4 1 1 2 0 2 3 0 0

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

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

LAW, Tim 1b.............. 4 0 1 1 0 0 8 2 1

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1

WILKES, Adam ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

JACINTO, Paul p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

STAMBAUGH,J.D. p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

Totals................... 31 4 4 4 2 8 24 11 3

San Diego State 9 (30-27,16-9 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BURT, Landon cf.......... 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0

GUERRERO, James ss....... 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0

EMBREY, Rielly 1b........ 4 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 2

UNGRICHT, Brock dh....... 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1

ZAWADZKI, Lance 2b....... 4 2 2 5 0 1 4 2 3

HILL, Josh lf............ 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

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

SWAYDAN, Jordan c........ 4 1 2 0 0 1 8 0 0

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

BILLINGS, Bruce p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

COON, Ben p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SCHROYER, Ryan p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 36 9 13 8 3 7 27 5 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 400 000 - 4 4 1

San Diego State..... 015 101 01X - 9 13 1

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E - SAYLOR; BILLINGS. LOB - BYU 3; SDSU 6. 2B - SAYLOR; GUERRERO; HILL. HR -

ZAWADZKI 2(4); MENDOZA(4). SF - TAYLOR. SB - VEST.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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JACINTO, Paul....... 3.2 10 7 7 0 2 20 20

STAMBAUGH,J.D....... 3.1 1 1 1 2 3 11 13

PARSONS, Kalen...... 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 5 6

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BILLINGS, Bruce..... 5.0 4 4 2 1 5 19 21

COON, Ben........... 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 9 9

SCHROYER, Ryan...... 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4

Win - BILLINGS (5-1). Loss - JACINTO (2-9). Save - None.

WP - STAMBAUGH; BILLINGS.

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

Start: 6:07 pm Time: 2:32 Attendance: 833

Game notes:

Game three of three

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 400 000 - 4 4 1

San Diego State..... 015 101 01X - 9 13 1

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Brigham Young starters: 22/cf CHAMBERS; 12/lf KNELL; 3/ss TAYLOR; 16/dh

HIESTAND; 25/rf SAYLOR; 8/3b WIENS; 1/1b LAW; 9/c CLOWARD; 5/2b VEST;

15/p JACINTO;

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

UNGRICHT; 5/2b ZAWADZKI; 29/lf HILL; 18/3b CORONA; 12/c SWAYDAN; 28/rf

MENDOZA; 22/p BILLINGS;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERS struck out looking. KNELL struck out looking. TAYLOR struck out

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

San Diego State - inning 1

BURT out at first 1b to p. GUERRERO grounded out to ss. EMBREY singled

down the rf line, advanced to second on an error by rf. UNGRICHT flied

out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

HIESTAND struck out swinging. SAYLOR out at first 1b to p. WIENS popped

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

San Diego State - inning 2

ZAWADZKI homered to center field, RBI. HILL doubled, out at third cf to

ss to 3b. CORONA grounded out to 3b. SWAYDAN flied out to cf. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

LAW flied out to lf. CLOWARD popped up to 2b. VEST flied out to cf. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 3

MENDOZA grounded out to 3b. BURT singled to right field. GUERRERO singled

up the middle; BURT advanced to third. EMBREY singled to left field, RBI;

GUERRERO advanced to second; BURT scored. UNGRICHT singled to right

field; EMBREY advanced to second; GUERRERO advanced to third. ZAWADZKI

homered, 4 RBI; UNGRICHT scored; EMBREY scored; GUERRERO scored. HILL

grounded out to 2b. CORONA struck out swinging. 5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

CHAMBERS singled up the middle. CHAMBERS advanced to second on a wild

pitch. KNELL reached on an error by p; CHAMBERS advanced to third. TAYLOR

flied out to cf, RBI, SF; KNELL advanced to second on the throw; CHAMBERS

scored. HIESTAND walked. SAYLOR doubled, 2 RBI; HIESTAND scored; KNELL

scored, unearned. WIENS struck out looking. LAW singled to left field,

RBI, advanced to second on the throw; SAYLOR scored, unearned. CLOWARD

popped up to 2b. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 4

SWAYDAN singled up the middle. MENDOZA struck out swinging. BURT singled

to right field; SWAYDAN advanced to second. GUERRERO flied out to rf;

BURT advanced to second; SWAYDAN advanced to third. STAMBAUGH to p for

JACINTO. EMBREY walked. EMBREY advanced to second; BURT advanced to

third; SWAYDAN scored on a wild pitch. UNGRICHT walked. ZAWADZKI struck

out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

VEST singled to right field. CHAMBERS flied out to cf. VEST stole second.

KNELL popped up to ss. TAYLOR flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

San Diego State - inning 5

HILL grounded out to 2b. CORONA grounded out to ss. SWAYDAN struck out

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

Brigham Young - inning 6

COON to p for BILLINGS. HIESTAND grounded out to 2b. SAYLOR struck out

swinging. WIENS struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 6

MENDOZA homered, RBI. BURT out at first 1b to p. GUERRERO flied out to

rf. EMBREY struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

LAW popped up to ss. WILKES pinch hit for CLOWARD. WILKES grounded out to

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

San Diego State - inning 7

WILKES to c. UNGRICHT grounded out to 2b. ZAWADZKI grounded out to 1b

unassisted. HILL popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 8

CHAMBERS flied out to lf. BILLS pinch hit for KNELL. BILLS flied out to

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

San Diego State - inning 8

PARSONS to p for STAMBAUGH. BILLS to lf. CORONA walked. SWAYDAN singled

to left field; CORONA advanced to second. MENDOZA flied out to cf. BURT

struck out looking. GUERRERO doubled, RBI; SWAYDAN advanced to third;

CORONA scored. EMBREY struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 9

SCHROYER to p for COON. HIESTAND walked. SAYLOR struck out swinging.

LUCAS to 3b for WIENS. LUCAS pinch hit. LUCAS flied out to rf. LAW

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

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.