Arizona Baseball Tops Brigham Young, 17-13, To Win First of Season

Jan. 31, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. -Arizona scored 16 runs in the final five innings of Friday's contest against Brigham Young University to claim its first win of the season with a final score of 17-13.

The Wildcats' record improves to 1-1, while BYU falls to 1-1 as well. Freshman John Meloan was the winning pitcher after he threw 3 1/3 innings, giving up only one run.

The Wildcats rallied from a 7-1 deficit, outscoring the Cougars 16-6 over the game's final six innings. Arizona plated three runs in the fourth inning on two walks, a single by senior first baseman Pat Reilly and a double by freshman center fielder Chris Frey. Arizona's hit parade was on as they garnered 13 hits in the next four innings. Reilly finished the day 3-for-5 with four RBI.

Leading the offensive barrage for the Wildcats was freshman leadoff hitter Brad Boyer who was 4-for-6 with four runs scored. Boyer also reached base on an error Friday. In 11 career plate appearances, Boyer, a leftfielder from Camarillo, Calif., has reached base safely nine times.

Kainoa Obrey led the Cougars as he went 5-for-6 with 3 runs and 3 RBI. Starting pitcher Michel Bergeron went 4 2/3 innings, giving up nine hits, 8 runs, but only four earned runs. Scott Koffman took the loss for BYU after surrendering five runs in 1 1/3 innings.

The rubber game of the series is Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. at Frank Sancet Field on The University of Arizona campus.

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