Big Day for the Cougars

Senior Lindsey Gerhauser filled some big shoes on Saturday as she stepped up for an injured Kate Walker at second base. Gerhauser played tough defensively recording three putouts and five assists to help BYU against Hawai`i and No. 12 Stanford.

PALO ALTO -- It was a big day for the BYU softball team as they defeated Hawai`i 5-2 and fell short to No. 12 Stanford in a close 7-5 battle. The Cougars are now posting a 16-9 overall record.

"It was a good weekend for us," BYU coach Mindy Hanson said. "We feel confident that we're in the right spot to start conference."

After losing to Hawaii 7-3 in the season opening game, BYU came out strong to take a three-run lead after the top of the second inning.

Contributing to the four hits in the second were Paige Paramore, Krystle Chamberlain, Jennifer Whiteley and Jodi Norton.

BYU added another run in the top of the third inning as Ianeta Le`i kept the offense going with an extra-base double to right field. Teammate Ashlyn Russell brought Le`i home off of her single through the right side, giving BYU a 4-0 cushion.

Hawai`i fought back to gather its only two runs of the game in the bottom of the third inning.

The Cougars would add another run in the top of the fifth to run away with the 5-2 win. The run came off another single from Russell that scored Le`i.

After earning Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week honors this week, Cougar pitcher Niki Andersen continued with another outstanding performance. She allowed no earned runs pitching a complete seven-inning game and recorded eight strikeouts. With the win, she leads the pitching staff in wins with a 9-3 record.

With the win, BYU was able to get revenge against the tough Hawai`i team and even up the all-time series to 1-1.

In game two, BYU came out strong again against No. 12 Stanford to take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning off a two-run home run from Russell, her fifth of the year.

Stanford rallied back with a huge five-run inning in the top of the third to gain momentum. The Cardinal led off with two singles and scored their first run off an error. Stanford followed with back-to-back doubles to put another three runs on the board. Brooke Boyce, who started at pitcher, was relieved by Andersen for the remainder of the inning. With one on base, the Cardinal scored their fifth run of the inning (unearned) and Andersen struck out the next batter to get the third out.

The Cardinal put two more runs on the board, one in the top of the fourth and fifth innings to set the score at 7-2.

The Cougars didn't give up as they recorded three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning off two home runs from Debbie Dodds (two-run homer) and Norton.

Both teams played good defense the remaining two innings to allow no runs, giving Stanford the close 7-5 win over BYU.

Andersen and Boyce combined for seven innings pitching 5.0 and 2.0 innings, respectively. Boyce (5-5) received the loss on the mound.

Overall in the Stanford Classic, the Cougars posted a 2-2 record, hit five doubles and six home runs. Norton led BYU offensively batting 6-13 (.462), nailing three home runs and bringing in seven RBI. Defensively, she posted 10 assists and two putouts.

Senior Lindsey Gerhauser also did an excellent job at second base in both games today as she filled in for an injured Kate Walker.

"Lindsey stepped up and did a great job," Hanson said. "We have a very tough bench who comes through for us."

The Cougars will be back in action on Tuesday with a doubleheader against Utah Valley State College starting at 2 p.m. in Orem.

BYU will also open up conference play hosting this week against the University of Nevada Las Vegas on Thursday starting at 3 p.m., and San Diego State on Friday starting at 4 p.m. (KBYU-TV). These games will be the first BYU home games of the season.

Brigham Young vs Hawaii

Mar 27, 2004 at Stanford, Calif. (Smith Family Stadium)

Brigham Young 5 (16-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 4 0 1 1 0 3 1 4 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 2

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 2 2 0 1 0 9 1 2

CAPRA, Ariel pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

JONES, Milli rf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey 2b.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 27 5 10 5 2 8 21 12 8

Hawaii 2 (17-18)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Uchima rf................ 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

Izumi 2b................. 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Dahlberg c............... 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 2 0

Ritter ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Tausaga 1b............... 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 1

Hackett pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Crowell lf............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

Ruff ss.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1

Yamaguchi 3b............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0

Jackson cf............... 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

Garza cf................ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kahaku dh................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

Tabion p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 25 2 4 1 2 8 21 4 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 031 010 0 - 5 10 1

Hawaii.............. 002 000 0 - 2 4 0

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E - NORTON. LOB - Cougars 8; Wahine 5. 2B - LE`I. SH - PARAMORE; RUSSELL;

GERHAUSER 2; Izumi. SF - DODDS. SB - Izumi; Hackett.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 7.0 4 2 0 2 8 25 28

Hawaii IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Tabion.............. 7.0 10 5 5 2 8 27 34

Win - ANDERSEN. Loss - Tabion. Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Dimas Resendez 1B: Gary Dalen

Start: 10 a.m. Time: 1:50 Attendance: 67

Game: HAW2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 031 010 0 - 5 10 1

Hawaii.............. 002 000 0 - 2 4 0

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Brigham Young starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 3/lf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON; 11/c

WATSON; 66/1b LE`I; 19/rf PARAMORE; 25/3b RUSSELL; 4/2b GERHAUSER; 20/cf

DODDS; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Hawaii starters: 2/rf Uchima; 1/2b Izumi; 6/c Dahlberg; 45/1b Tausaga; 23/lf

Crowell; 12/ss Ruff; 20/3b Yamaguchi; 27/cf Jackson; 41/dh Kahaku; 24/p

Tabion;

Brigham Young - inning 1

Crowell to dh. Kahaku to lf. CHAMBERLAIN struck out looking. WHITELEY

walked. NORTON struck out swinging. WATSON singled to left field;

WHITELEY advanced to second. LE`I flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Hawaii - inning 1

Uchima walked. Izumi out at first 3b to 2b, SAC; Uchima advanced to

second. Dahlberg struck out, out at first c to 1b; Uchima advanced to

third on the throw. Tausaga struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

PARAMORE singled to left field. RUSSELL reached on a fielder's choice to

pitcher, SAC; PARAMORE advanced to second. GERHAUSER out at first 3b to

2b, SAC; RUSSELL advanced to second; PARAMORE advanced to third. DODDS

flied out to rf, SF, RBI; PARAMORE scored. CHAMBERLAIN singled, bunt;

RUSSELL advanced to third. WHITELEY singled through the left side, RBI;

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second; RUSSELL scored. NORTON singled to center

field, RBI; WHITELEY advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN scored. WATSON

popped up to ss. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Hawaii - inning 2

Crowell grounded out to 2b. Ruff out at first 1b to 2b. Yamaguchi singled

to third base. Jackson walked; Yamaguchi advanced to second. Kahaku

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

LE`I doubled to right field. PARAMORE out at first c to 2b, SAC; LE`I

advanced to third. RUSSELL singled through the right side, RBI; LE`I

scored. GERHAUSER struck out swinging. DODDS struck out swinging. 1 run,

2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawaii - inning 3

Uchima singled to center field. Izumi reached on a fielder's choice to

shortstop; Uchima advanced to second on an error by ss. Dahlberg struck

out swinging. Tausaga singled through the right side, RBI; Izumi advanced

to third; Uchima scored, unearned. Hackett pinch ran for Tausaga. Crowell

struck out swinging. Hackett stole second; Izumi stole home, unearned.

Ruff struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

Tausaga to 1b for Hackett. CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging. WHITELEY

grounded out to 1b unassisted. NORTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Hawaii - inning 4

Yamaguchi struck out looking. Jackson struck out swinging. Kahaku

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

WATSON grounded out to 3b. LE`I singled to right field. PARAMORE singled

to center field; LE`I advanced to second. RUSSELL singled to center

field, RBI; PARAMORE advanced to second; LE`I scored. GERHAUSER out at

first c to 2b, SAC; RUSSELL advanced to second; PARAMORE advanced to

third. DODDS struck out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Hawaii - inning 5

Uchima grounded out to 3b. Izumi grounded out to c unassisted. Ritter

pinch hit for Dahlberg. Ritter struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

Crowell to 3b. Yamaguchi to c. CHAMBERLAIN popped up to ss. WHITELEY

popped up to 3b. NORTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Hawaii - inning 6

Tausaga grounded out to ss. Garza to cf for Jackson. Crowell grounded out

to ss. Ruff grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

WATSON popped up to 3b. LE`I walked. CAPRA pinch ran for LE`I. PARAMORE

lined out to 1b. RUSSELL fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Hawaii - inning 7

LE`I to 1b for CAPRA. JONES, M. to rf for PARAMORE. Yamaguchi grounded

out to p. Garza singled to left field. Kahaku reached on a fielder's

choice to second base; Garza out at second 2b to ss. Uchima lined out to

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

Stanford at Brigham Young

Mar 27, 2004 at Stanford, Calif. (Smith Family Stadium)

Stanford 7 (26-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Rinehart lf.............. 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 3

Hoffman rf............... 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Hansen ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Morris cf................ 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

Lappin ss................ 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 0

Allister c............... 4 0 2 1 0 0 8 0 2

Hixson pr............... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sickler 3b............... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0

Thiry dh................. 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2

Bendig 1b................ 4 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 0

Shook pr................ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Key 2b................... 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 1

Severson p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Sorensen p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 7 12 6 2 6 21 10 9

Brigham Young 5 (16-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

YOUNG, Crystal ph....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

WATSON, Lauren c......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 1

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey 2b.... 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 0

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 0

BOYCE, Brooke p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ANDERSEN, Niki p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 25 5 5 5 2 8 21 11 2

Score by Innings R H E

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Stanford............ 005 110 0 - 7 12 1

Brigham Young....... 020 030 0 - 5 5 3

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E - Lappin; RUSSELL 3. DP - Cardinal 1. LOB - Cardinal 9; Cougars 2. 2B -

Lappin; Allister; PARAMORE. HR - NORTON; RUSSELL; DODDS. SH - Hoffman;

NORTON. SF - Rinehart. SB - Hoffman.

Stanford IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Severson............ 4.2 5 5 5 2 4 18 21

Sorensen............ 2.1 0 0 0 0 4 7 7

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 2.0 6 5 3 1 2 12 14

ANDERSEN, Niki...... 5.0 6 2 2 1 4 21 23

Win - Severson (10-3). Loss - BOYCE (). Save - Sorensen (4).

WP - BOYCE; ANDERSEN.

Umpires - HP: Beth Levine 1B: Calvin Walker 3B: Mary Sharp

Start: 4:40 pm Time: 2:10 Attendance: 225

Game notes:

ID-225910

Game: STAN

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Stanford............ 005 110 0 - 7 12 1

Brigham Young....... 020 030 0 - 5 5 3

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Stanford starters: 1/lf Rinehart; 10/rf Hoffman; 7/cf Morris; 27/ss Lappin;

17/c Allister; 25/3b Sickler; 9/dh Thiry; 14/1b Bendig; 3/2b Key; 23/p

Severson;

Brigham Young starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 3/lf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON; 11/c

WATSON; 66/1b LE`I; 19/rf PARAMORE; 25/3b RUSSELL; 4/2b GERHAUSER; 20/cf

DODDS; 9/p BOYCE;

Stanford - inning 1

Rinehart singled, bunt. Hoffman out at first 1b to 2b, SAC; Rinehart

advanced to second. Morris popped up to 3b. Rinehart advanced to third on

a wild pitch. Lappin walked. Allister lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging. WHITELEY singled, bunt. NORTON out at

first p to 2b, SAC; WHITELEY advanced to second. WATSON struck out

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

Stanford - inning 2

Sickler struck out, out at first c to 1b. Thiry struck out looking.

Bendig singled to right field. Key grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

LE`I struck out looking. PARAMORE doubled down the lf line. RUSSELL

homered to left field, 2 RBI; PARAMORE scored. GERHAUSER walked. DODDS

grounded out to 3b; GERHAUSER advanced to second. CHAMBERLAIN struck out

looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Stanford - inning 3

Rinehart singled. Hoffman singled to third base; Rinehart advanced to

second. Morris reached on an error by 3b, advanced to second on the

error; Hoffman advanced to third; Rinehart scored. Lappin doubled to left

center, 2 RBI; Morris scored, unearned; Hoffman scored. Allister doubled

to left center, RBI; Lappin scored. ANDERSEN to p for BOYCE. Hixson pinch

ran for Allister. Sickler grounded out to 3b. Thiry reached on an error

by 3b. Bendig grounded out to 2b. Key singled through the right side,

RBI; Thiry advanced to third; Hixson scored, unearned. Dropped foul ball,

E5. Rinehart struck out swinging. 5 runs, 5 hits, 3 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

Allister to c for Hixson. WHITELEY fouled out to 3b. NORTON flied out to

cf. WATSON grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Stanford - inning 4

Hoffman walked. Hoffman stole second. Hoffman advanced to third on a wild

pitch. Morris singled through the right side, RBI; Hoffman scored. Lappin

flied out to lf. Allister singled up the middle; Morris advanced to

second. Sickler grounded out to p. Thiry struck out swinging. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

LE`I grounded out to p. PARAMORE grounded out to 3b. RUSSELL grounded out

to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Stanford - inning 5

Bendig singled to right field. Shook pinch ran for Bendig. Key singled

down the lf line, advanced to second on the throw; Shook advanced to

third. Rinehart flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Key advanced to third; Shook

scored. Hansen pinch hit for Hoffman. Hansen struck out swinging. Morris

grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

Hansen to rf. Bendig to 1b for Shook. GERHAUSER walked. DODDS homered to

left field, 2 RBI; GERHAUSER scored. YOUNG pinch hit for CHAMBERLAIN.

YOUNG grounded out to ss. WHITELEY grounded out to p. NORTON homered to

left field, RBI. Sorensen to p for Severson. WATSON grounded out to 2b. 3

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Stanford - inning 6

Lappin grounded out to 3b. Allister grounded out to ss. Sickler grounded

out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

Hoffman to rf for Hansen. LE`I reached on an error by ss. PARAMORE

grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; LE`I out on the play. RUSSELL

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Stanford - inning 7

Thiry struck out swinging. Bendig singled up the middle. Key flied out to

cf. Rinehart grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

GERHAUSER struck out swinging. DODDS struck out swinging. YOUNG to dh.

YOUNG struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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