Aztecs Blast Cougars Twice

BYU had to play without freshman starter Andrea Ramirez who sat out Friday's two losses after taking a bad hop off her eye Thursday evening. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- After breaking out the lumber to open up Mountain West Conference play Thursday night, the BYU Softball team ran into a hot San Diego State (17-8, 2-0) squad, dropping a double header 8-1 and 10-0 to the Aztecs Friday night at Miller Park. With the losses the Cougars fell to 20-12 overall and 2-2 in conference play.

Summer Tobias got BYU off to a good start on the mound in the first game, blanking the Aztecs through the first two innings. The Cougars got on the board first with their only run in the bottom of the second as Cortney Nix got aboard after a single. She later came around to score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jodi Norton.

Things went downhill from there though for BYU. San Diego State exploded for four runs off Tobias in the top of the third and added another in the fifth before finishing off with three more in the top of the seventh.

After exploding for 22 runs on UNLV the day before, the Cougars found themselves unable to take advantage of several opportunities Friday night scattering 10 runners on eight hits over the course of the game. Ashlyn Russell chipped in a good night at the plate though, going two for three with a pair of singles.

The Aztecs' Christina Ross (7-5) picked up the win while Tobias (8-6) suffered the loss for the Cougars.

In game two, the Cougars got off to a rocky start by giving up five unearned runs with two outs in the top of the first. The Aztecs went on to add a run in the second off a Megan McDonald double before adding another run in the third. They went scoreless the next two innings before breaking out for three more runs in the sixth.

After blanking BYU in the last four innings of the first game, Ross continued to stifle Cougar hitters while scattering only two hits as the Cougars failed to get a runner past second base.

BYU's struggles at the plate spilled into the field as well where they committed three errors while giving up eight unearned runs on the game.

Ross picked up the complete game shutout for San Diego State in game two to improve her record to 8-5 on the season. Daniella Urincho (7-5) took the loss for the Cougars.

BYU will look to bounce back Tuesday, April 4 when they host in-state foe Utah State for a double header at Miller Park. Opening pitch is slated for 3 p.m..

San Diego State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1)

Mar 31, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

San Diego State 8 (16-8,1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HARTUNG cf............... 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1

WELLS lf................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOLLINGSHEAD ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

FLOROS c................. 3 1 1 0 1 0 5 1 0

MCDONALD dp.............. 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 1

BEASLEY pr.............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ALNES 1b................. 3 1 2 1 1 1 7 2 0

CASILLAS 3b.............. 4 1 1 3 0 1 2 1 2

OWENS p.................. 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 0

MARKHAM ss............... 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0

BOYER rf................. 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

SMITH 2b................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

ROSS p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 31 8 14 8 4 3 21 11 6

Brigham Young Univ. 1 (20-11,2-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0

GONZALES, Monica pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 0

PLATT, Stephanie pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige dp....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6

KENNEDY, Lindi pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Emi rf............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIX, Cortney c........... 2 1 1 0 1 1 4 1 0

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 2

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 2 0 1 0 0 1 5 4 0

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 26 1 8 1 2 5 21 16 10

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego State..... 004 010 3 - 8 14 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 010 000 0 - 1 8 0

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E - FLOROS; CASILLAS. DP - SDSU 1; BYU Cougars 3. LOB - SDSU 6; BYU Cougars

10. 2B - FLOROS; ALNES; MARKHAM. HR - MCDONALD; CASILLAS. HBP - LE`I; HOCH.

SH - SNOW. SF - NORTON. SB - MARKHAM; ANDERSON; NIX. CS - WELLS; HOCH.

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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OWENS............... 3.0 5 1 0 1 2 11 14 49

ROSS................ 4.0 3 0 0 1 3 15 18 49

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 3.0 6 4 4 1 1 14 15 65

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke 4.0 8 4 4 3 2 17 20 82

Win - ROSS (7-5). Loss - TOBIAS (8-6). Save - None.

HBP - by OWENS (LE`I); by ROSS (HOCH). PB - NIX. Inherited runners/scored: ROSS

2/0. Pitches/strikes: OWENS 49/32; ROSS 49/36; TOBIAS 65/40; BOYCE-HUMBER 82/44.

Umpires - HP: Dani Carson 1B: Terry Balser 3B: Clair McBride

Start: 5:07 Time: 2:17 Attendance:

San Diego State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

Mar 31, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego State..... 004 010 3 - 8 14 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 010 000 0 - 1 8 0

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San Diego State starters: 19/cf HARTUNG; 17/lf WELLS; 44/c FLOROS; 20/dp MCDONALD;

9/1b ALNES; 14/3b CASILLAS; 23/p OWENS; 11/ss MARKHAM; 0/rf BOYER; 7/2b SMITH;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 3/cf WHITELEY; 66/1b LE`I; 25/3b

RUSSELL; 19/dp PARAMORE; 18/rf SNOW; 10/c NIX; 8/ss NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

San Diego State 1st - HARTUNG out at first p to 2b to 1b (3-2). WELLS singled

to shortstop (0-0). FLOROS walked (3-2); WELLS out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. MCDONALD grounded out to ss (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - CHAMBERLAIN out at first p to 2b (0-1). WHITELEY

struck out swinging (0-2). LE`I hit by pitch (2-2). RUSSELL singled up the middle

(3-1); LE`I advanced to second. PARAMORE grounded out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - ALNES struck out looking (1-2). CASILLAS flied out to

cf (2-2). OWENS out at first p to 2b (1-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - SNOW flied out to cf (0-2). NIX walked (3-2). NIX

stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c. NORTON flied out to rf,

SAC, RBI (3-2); NIX scored, unearned. HOCH singled to left field (1-1). HOCH out at

second c to 2b, caught stealing. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - MARKHAM doubled to right field (2-2). MARKHAM advanced

to third on a passed ball. BOYER grounded out to 2b (1-2). HARTUNG singled up the

middle, RBI (3-2); MARKHAM scored. WELLS lined out to 3b (2-1). FLOROS doubled down

the lf line (0-0); HARTUNG advanced to third. MCDONALD singled to right field, 2 RBI

(0-2); FLOROS scored; HARTUNG scored. ALNES doubled, advanced to third on the throw,

RBI (3-0); MCDONALD scored. CASILLAS grounded out to ss (0-0). 4 runs, 5 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CHAMBERLAIN singled to third base (1-1). WHITELEY

struck out looking (0-2). LE`I hit into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-1);

CHAMBERLAIN out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - BOYCE-HUMBER to p for TOBIAS. OWENS singled through the

right side (0-0). MARKHAM reached on a fielder's choice (1-2); OWENS out at second

3b to 2b. MARKHAM stole second. BOYER walked (3-1). HARTUNG out at first 3b to 2b,

bunt (3-1); BOYER out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - RUSSELL singled to left field (1-0). PLATT pinch

ran for RUSSELL. PARAMORE singled up the middle (1-0); PLATT advanced to second.

OWENS to ss. MARKHAM to 2b. ROSS to p for SMITH. KENNEDY pinch ran for PARAMORE.

SNOW out at first 1b to 2b, SAC; KENNEDY advanced to second; PLATT advanced to

third. NIX struck out looking (0-2). NORTON grounded out to ss (2-1). 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - RUSSELL to 3b for PLATT. WELLS grounded out to p (1-1).

FLOROS grounded out to 2b (1-1). MCDONALD homered to center field, RBI (3-2). ALNES

walked (3-2). CASILLAS struck out looking (3-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - HOCH struck out swinging (0-2). CHAMBERLAIN reached

on an error by 3b (1-2). WHITELEY singled to second base (0-1); CHAMBERLAIN advanced

to second. LE`I reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); WHITELEY advanced to second;

CHAMBERLAIN out at third 1b to 3b. RUSSELL walked (3-0); LE`I advanced to second;

WHITELEY advanced to third. GONZALES pinch ran for LE`I. PARAMORE to dp for KENNEDY.

PARAMORE reached on a fielder's choice (3-1); RUSSELL advanced to second; GONZALES

out at third 3b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - LE`I to 1b for GONZALES. OWENS singled up the middle

(2-2). MARKHAM hit into double play 3b to 2b to 1b (0-0); OWENS out on the play.

BOYER walked (3-0). HARTUNG singled up the middle, advanced to second on the throw

(3-2); BOYER advanced to third. HOLLINGSHEAD pinch hit for WELLS. HOLLINGSHEAD

struck out swinging (0-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - WELLS to lf for HOLLINGSHEAD. SNOW grounded out to

ss (0-0). NIX singled through the right side (0-1). NORTON lined out to ss (1-2).

HOCH hit by pitch (0-0); NIX advanced to second. CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging

(2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - FLOROS grounded out to ss (3-2). MCDONALD singled to

right field (0-0). BEASLEY pinch ran for MCDONALD. ALNES singled through the left

side (1-1); BEASLEY advanced to second. CASILLAS homered to left center, 3 RBI

(1-2); ALNES scored; BEASLEY scored. OWENS singled to left field (1-0). MARKHAM hit

into double play 1b to ss to 2b (3-1); OWENS out on the play. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WHITELEY grounded out to 3b (0-0). LE`I singled

(0-0). ANDERSON pinch ran for LE`I. ANDERSON stole second. RUSSELL grounded out to

1b unassisted (0-2); ANDERSON advanced to third. PARAMORE grounded out to p (0-1).

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

Mar 31, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

San Diego State 10 (17-8,2-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HARTUNG cf............... 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1

WELLS lf................. 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

FLOROS c................. 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0

BURTON pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MCDONALD dp.............. 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

ALNES 1b................. 3 1 1 0 1 0 10 0 1

CASILLAS 3b.............. 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0

OWENS ss................. 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 3 0

MARKHAM 2b............... 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 4

BOYER rf................. 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

ROSS p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 27 10 10 9 4 1 18 8 7

Brigham Young Univ. 0 (20-12,2-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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GONZALES, Monica rf...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi rf....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Emi ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1

PARAMORE, Paige dp....... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIX, Cortney c........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1

PLATT, Stephanie 2b..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

URINCHO, Daniella p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 20 0 2 0 0 3 18 14 2

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego State..... 511 003 - 10 10 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 - 0 2 3

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E - LE`I; RUSSELL; HOCH. DP - BYU Cougars 2. LOB - SDSU 7; BYU Cougars 2. 2B

- MCDONALD. 3B - OWENS. HBP - FLOROS; OWENS. SH - FLOROS. SF - MCDONALD.

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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ROSS................ 6.0 2 0 0 0 3 20 20 66

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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URINCHO, Daniella... 6.0 10 10 2 4 1 27 35 127

Win - ROSS (8-5). Loss - URINCHO (7-5). Save - None.

WP - URINCHO. HBP - by URINCHO (FLOROS); by URINCHO (OWENS). Inherited

runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: ROSS 66/45; URINCHO 127/76.

Umpires - HP: Terry Balser 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Dani Carson

Start: Time: 1:35 Attendance:

Game notes:

SDSU won game 1,8-1

San Diego State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

Mar 31, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego State..... 511 003 - 10 10 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 - 0 2 3

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San Diego State starters: 19/cf HARTUNG; 17/lf WELLS; 44/c FLOROS; 20/dp MCDONALD;

9/1b ALNES; 14/3b CASILLAS; 23/ss OWENS; 11/2b MARKHAM; 0/rf BOYER; 10/p ROSS;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 24/rf GONZALES; 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 66/1b LE`I; 25/3b

RUSSELL; 19/dp PARAMORE; 10/c NIX; 8/ss NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 3/cf WHITELEY; 22/p

URINCHO;

San Diego State 1st - HARTUNG singled to third base (0-0). WELLS walked

(3-2); HARTUNG advanced to second. FLOROS out at first c to 2b, SAC (3-1); WELLS

advanced to second; HARTUNG advanced to third. MCDONALD walked (3-2). ALNES reached

on a fielder's choice (1-1); MCDONALD advanced to second; WELLS advanced to third;

HARTUNG out at home 1b to c. CASILLAS reached on an error by 2b (3-2); ALNES

advanced to second; MCDONALD advanced to third; WELLS scored, unearned. OWENS

tripled, 3 RBI; CASILLAS scored, unearned; ALNES scored, unearned; MCDONALD scored,

unearned. MARKHAM singled up the middle, RBI (0-0); OWENS scored, unearned. BOYER

grounded out to 3b (0-1). 5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - GONZALES out at first p to 2b (0-0). CHAMBERLAIN

singled (2-1). LE`I lined out to cf (1-0). RUSSELL grounded out to 1b unassisted

(2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - HARTUNG struck out swinging (3-2). WELLS out at first

ss to 2b (0-1). FLOROS hit by pitch (0-0). MCDONALD doubled, RBI (0-0); FLOROS

scored. ALNES fouled out to 1b (1-1). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - PARAMORE singled to left field (3-2). NIX reached

on a fielder's choice (0-0); PARAMORE out at first ss to 1b. NORTON lined out to rf

(1-0). HOCH flied out to cf (0-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - CASILLAS grounded out to 3b (3-2). OWENS hit by pitch

(2-1). MARKHAM singled to right center (1-2); OWENS advanced to third. MARKHAM

advanced to second on a wild pitch. BOYER grounded out to 2b, RBI (3-2); MARKHAM

advanced to third; OWENS scored. HARTUNG grounded out to 2b (3-2). 1 run, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WHITELEY struck out looking (2-2). GONZALES

grounded out to ss (0-0). CHAMBERLAIN out on batter's interference (2-0). 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - KENNEDY to rf for GONZALES. WELLS grounded out to 2b

(0-0). FLOROS singled up the middle (0-1). BURTON pinch ran for FLOROS. MCDONALD hit

into double play p to ss to 1b (1-1); BURTON out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - FLOROS to c for BURTON. LE`I grounded out to 2b

(1-1). RUSSELL struck out swinging (1-2). PARAMORE grounded out to p (1-1). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - GONZALES to cf for KENNEDY. PLATT to 2b for HOCH.

KENNEDY to rf for WHITELEY. ALNES singled up the middle (1-1). CASILLAS hit into

double play p to ss to 1b (3-1); ALNES out on the play. OWENS singled through the

left side (0-0). MARKHAM grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - NIX grounded out to ss (0-0). NORTON struck out

looking (2-2). PLATT grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - BOYER singled to left field (0-0). HARTUNG flied out to

rf (2-2). WELLS reached on an error by 1b (2-1); BOYER advanced to second. FLOROS

reached on an error by 3b (1-0); WELLS advanced to second; BOYER advanced to third.

MCDONALD flied out to cf, SAC, RBI (0-1); BOYER scored, unearned. ALNES walked

(3-1); FLOROS advanced to second; WELLS advanced to third. CASILLAS singled to right

field, 2 RBI (2-2); ALNES advanced to third; FLOROS scored, unearned; WELLS scored,

unearned. OWENS walked (3-2); CASILLAS advanced to second. MARKHAM reached on a

fielder's choice (0-0); OWENS advanced to second; CASILLAS out at second ss to 2b.

3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - KENNEDY grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-0).

GONZALES grounded out to p (0-1). SNOW pinch hit for CHAMBERLAIN. SNOW grounded out

to 3b (2-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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