BYU completed a four-game sweep and secured its 12th consecutive victory by defeating New Mexico, 14-5 and 14-12, Saturday in Albuquerque.
The 18th-ranked Cougars improved their record to 30-10 overall and 10-3 to maintain first place in the conference.In the first game, pitcher Ed Zinter became the third Cougar to pitch a complete game against the Lobos. Zinter struck out seven batters and gave up seven hits. Jeff Howes, the first batter of the day, homered in the first inning, followed by BYU teammate Burt Call with a two-run blast in the second inning.
Call hit a solo homer in the nitecap in the fourth inning, while teammate Brad Eagar pounded his 12th home run with a fifth inning solo.
The Cougars used four pitchers in the second game, with reliever Mike Switzer getting the win and lefty Rob Jensen earning a save.
UNM led briefly in the nitecap; 5-1 in the first and 11-7 in the fourth.
Utah 6, Air Force 1
Air Force 2, Utah 0
Jon Mosier pitched a one-hit shutout in leading Air Force to a 2-0 victory and a split of a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader against Utah Saturday afternoon.
Utah won the opener 6-1.
Only Jared Nye's single in the fifth inning marred Mosier's bid for a no-hitter in the nightcap.
In that second game, Air Force scored its two runs in the third inning on Chuck Cook's sacrifice fly and Dan Broderick's fielder's choice.
Mosier, 5-4, was the winner while the Utes' Paul Barton, 0-3, was tagged with the loss
In the opener, Utah's Matt Bradshaw drove in five runs, two on a third-inning single and three on his fifth-inninghomer. .
Air Force scored its lone run in fourth on Mark DeGrange's RBI single. The Utes' final score was a leadoff home run by Lance Madsen in the seventh inning. Craig Sudbury, 5-4, earned the win, while Jim Lucas, 2-8, took the loss.