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.


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.

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.

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.