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San Diego College Baseball : BYU Rallies in Both Games to Sweep San Diego State

The Brigham Young University baseball team rallied in both games of a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday to beat San Diego State, 13-12, 10-9, at Provo, Utah.

In the first game, BYU (7-1 in conference, 26-9-2 overall) scored eight runs--with three homers--in the bottom of the seventh. Jeff Brown’s two-run homer with two out gave BYU the win.

SDSU (1-7, 21-17-1) is in last place in the WAC Western Divison.

SDSU reliever Matt Haar gave up six runs, including the three home runs. BYU’s Dave Wrape (2-1) pitched the last four innings to earn the win.

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In the second game, BYU’s Blake Jensen tripled and scored the winning run in the eighth on a throwing error by Aztec second baseman Steve Hill.

Carl Kelipuleole (4-0) pitched the final two innings.

In other college action:

Pepperdine 15-1, University of San Diego 10-7--Torero pitcher Steve Mehok (1-0) threw a two-hitter in the second game to salvage the West Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader at USD. Wave starter Patrick Dubar (4-4) won the first game in relief and took the loss in the second game.

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Wave shortstop Andy Stankiewicz hit a solo homer in the first inning. The Waves--with three hits and six walks--scored seven runs in the ninth.

Torero left fielder Mark Trafton was 3 for 6 with two home runs and seven RBIs, and shortstop Andy Roberts went 3 for 5 in the first game with an RBI.

USD is 3-12 in conference and 20-18-2 overall. Pepperdine is 11-3, 22-15-2.

UC San Diego 9-13, Whittier College 3-8--Dan DiMascio hit his seventh homer, a two-run blast in the third inning of the first game, for the Tritons. UCSD scored five runs in the sixth inning to seal the victory.

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In the second game, Bob Natal was 4 for 4, including a two-run homer in the seventh to pace UCSD (14-14-1).

In the past five games, the Tritons have scored 56 runs and collected 77 hits, including 30 Saturday.


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