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Big Innings Propel Cougars Over Utah State

LOGAN -- Big offensive innings and stellar pitching helped the BYU (24-19) softball team sweep the season series with Utah State (6-33) as they beat the Aggies in both games of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon, 8-0 and 4-1.

In game one, BYU went up 1-0 when Lindsey Hodgen-Kelly singled and then came around to score on an Aggie error. The Cougars held the slim 1-0 lead until they exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning. Becca Erickson got the scoring started with a solo home run to right center, her sixth of the season. With the bases loaded, Brooke Cadiente hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Jill Roberts. Mindy Hanson then singled in Hodgen-Kelly to put BYU up 4-0. Senior Jackie Ellis hit a bases-clearing triple and later scored the seventh run of the inning to put the Cougars up 8-0. Maryon DeWitt-Wallentine (12-12) got the win, giving up only two hits while striking out three in five innings of work.

"I liked how we were hitting in the first game," BYU coach Mary Kay Amicone said. "One of our problems is that we seem to score everything in one inning, but I can live with that. I would, however, like the scoring to be more balanced throughout the game."

BYU didn't slow down in game two, scoring three runs in the first inning. With the bases loaded, Cadiente walked to bring Liz Smith home from third. An Aggie error allowed Cadiente and Oli Keohohou to score and put the Cougars up 3-0. Hodgen-Kelly scored BYU's fourth run of the game in the fourth inning when she reached on a fielder's choice and then came around to steal home. Utah State's only run came in the bottom of the fourth on a home run from Breanne Nickle. Freshman Ariel Capra (2-2) got the win, giving up one run on seven hits while striking out three.

BYU improves to 24-19 on the year. The Cougars resume conference play with doubleheaders against New Mexico Friday at 1:30 p.m. and against Colorado State Saturday at noon. All games are scheduled to be played at the newly-opened Gail Miller Field.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young at Utah State (Game 1)

Apr 18, 2001 at Logan, Utah (LaRee and LeGrand)

Brigham Young 8 (23-19)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

HODGEN-KELLY, Lindse cf... 3 2 2 0 0 0 4 0

SMITH, Liz lf............. 3 0 2 0 0 1 2 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JOHNSON, Megan pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke rf....... 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

POLK, Cynthia dh.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli dh.......... 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

HANSON, Mindy 1b.......... 3 1 2 1 0 1 2 0

ELLIS, Jackie 2b.......... 3 1 1 3 0 0 1 0

ERICKSON, Becca ss........ 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 1

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c..... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 1

ROBERTS, Jill pr.......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALLENTINE, Maryon p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Totals.................... 22 8 9 6 3 3 15 3

Utah State 0 (6-32)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

SMITH cf.................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

RODRIGUEZ 2b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3

ACEVEDO rf................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

NICKLE c.................. 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 1

VASARHELY 3b.............. 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

NEAL dh................... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TARBET 1b................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

ANDREWS lf................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOPKINS ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CURTIS ss................. 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 2

RAMIREZ p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

SPENCER p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals.................... 17 0 2 0 1 3 15 7

Score by innings: R H E

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Brigham Young 100 070 - 8 9 1

Utah State 000 00 - 0 2 2

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E - ERICKSON; RODRIGUEZ; TARBET.

LOB - Cougars 4; Aggies 3.

3B - ELLIS.

HR - ERICKSON.

SB - HODGEN-KELLY; SMITH; ELLIS; ERICKSON. CS - CURTIS.

SF - CADIENTE.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

WALLENTINE, Maryon.. 5.0 2 0 0 1 3

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

RAMIREZ............. 4.2 8 7 6 2 2

SPENCER............. 0.1 1 1 1 1 1

Win - WALLENTINE 12-12. Loss - RAMIREZ 1-8. Save - None.

WP - WALLENTINE.

HBP - BOYDSTON.

Umpires - Home:Evan Quilter 1st:Al Peterson 3rd:T.J. Brewster

Start: 2:00 pm Time: 2:00 Attendance: 153

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young at Utah State (Game 2)

Apr 18, 2001 at Logan, Utah (LaRee and LeGrand)

Brigham Young 4 (24-19)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

HODGEN-KELLY, Lindse cf... 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 0

SMITH, Liz lf............. 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

PRINGLE, Kari 2b.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf.......... 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 0

CADIENTE, Brooke dh....... 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HANSON, Mindy 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0

ERICKSON, Becca ss........ 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 4

JOHNSON, Megan c.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

ROBERTS, Jill pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ELLIS, Jackie ph.......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

CAPRA, Ariel p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Totals.................... 24 4 3 1 7 3 21 10

Utah State 1 (6-33)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

SMITH cf.................. 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 1

RODRIGUEZ 2b.............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0

ACEVEDO rf................ 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

NICKLE c.................. 3 1 1 1 0 0 5 2

VASARHELY 3b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

HOPKINS dh................ 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

TARBET 1b................. 3 0 2 0 0 0 6 0

ANDREWS lf................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

NEAL ph................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CURTIS ss................. 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 3

HOMMEL p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SPENCER p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

Totals.................... 29 1 8 1 0 3 21 12

Score by innings: R H E

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Brigham Young 300 100 00 - 4 3 1

Utah State 000 100 0 - 1 8 2

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E - BOYDSTON; RODRIGUEZ; VASARHELY.

DP - Aggies 1. LOB - Cougars 7; Aggies 7.

2B - RODRIGUEZ.

HR - NICKLE.

SB - HODGEN-KELLY 2. CS - CADIENTE.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

CAPRA, Ariel........ 7.0 8 1 1 0 3

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

HOMMEL.............. 0.1 0 3 1 4 0

SPENCER............. 6.2 3 1 1 3 3

Win - CAPRA 2-2. Loss - HOMMEL 1-16. Save - None.

HBP - JOHNSON, M..

Umpires - Home:T.J. Brewster 1st:Al Peterson 3rd:Evan Quilter

Start: 4:15 pm Time: 2:15 Attendance: 152