Ralph R. Zobell | Posted: 17 Feb 2001 | Updated: 17 Feb 2001

Obrey Breaks Up Perfect Game

FULLERTON -- Kirk Saarloos threw a one-hit shutout Saturday as Cal State Fullerton defeated BYU, 5-0.

Saarloos, a senior righthander, made short work of the Cougars, retiring 23 straight batters before losing his perfect game when Kainoa Obrey broke it up with an eighth inning single. Saarloos struck out 11 batters in the game which lasted only one hour and 39 minutes. Saarloos is the same pitcher who recorded a save against BYU last Thursday and improved his record to 2-2.

Obrey hit a two-out bloop single to right field in the eighth. Lefty Jeff Stone struck out five in six innings as BYU's starter coming off an elbow injury.

The Titans got a three-run homer from Kyle Boyer in the second inning and a solo homer from Aaron Rifkin in the sixth. The Titans, who were also the last team to shutout BYU, 10-0, in 1996, are now 6-6.

BYU's record is now 7-6 and next plays Washington, Illinois, and Kentucky in Tucson, Ariz., beginning Thursday in the Illini Desert Classic.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young at Cal State Fullerton

Feb 17, 2001 at Fullerton, Calif. (Goodwin Field)

Brigham Young 0 (7-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BELLISTON, Shane cf...... 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0

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

PERRY, Tyler 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

CARSON, Matt rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0

KING, Seth ss............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

HIESTAND, Jeff dh........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

HAGUEWOOD, Ty 1b......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 1

DAVIES, Michael c........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0

COUGHLAN, Cameron ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

HALES, Brad ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

STONE, Jeff p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

STEARMAN, Jeff p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WARD, Matt p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 28 0 1 0 0 11 24 7 1

Cal State Fullerton 5 (6-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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David Bacani 2b.......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1

Lamoure lf............... 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Guzman ph/lf............ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kay c.................... 4 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0

Hilt dh.................. 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

Costa ph/dh............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rifkin 1b................ 4 2 2 1 0 1 14 0 0

Boyer rf................. 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0

Rouse ss................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Martinez 3b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 1

Stringfellow cf.......... 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

Saarloos p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 29 5 7 4 3 6 27 11 3

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 000 - 0 1 1

Cal State Fullerton. 030 011 00X - 5 7 0

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E - PERRY. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 1; CSF 3. HR - Rifkin(1); Boyer(1). SB -

Bacani; Stringfellow. CS - Bacani; Guzman.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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STONE, Jeff......... 6.0 5 5 5 3 5 23 26

STEARMAN, Jeff...... 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 3

WARD, Matt.......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Cal State Fullerton IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Saarloos............ 9.0 1 0 0 0 11 28 28

Win - Saarloos (2-2). Loss - STONE (0-1). Save - None.

WP - STONE. PB - DAVIES.

Umpires - Home:Bart Whaley 1st:Rich Padilla 3rd:Ruben Chavira

Start: 1:02 pm Time: 1:39 Attendance: 892

Game notes:

Kirk Saarloos retired the first 23 batters he faced before Kainoa Obrey

broke up the perfect game bid with a bloop single with two outs in the

eighth.

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