Big Sticks Bust Lobos

Neta Le`i had a huge day tallying a home run, double and seven RBI in BYU's sweep over New Mexico. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE -- An offensive explosion led by Ianeta Le`i, propelled BYU to a doubleheader sweep over New Mexico, 11-1 and 12-10.

The Cougars (26-14, 6-2 MWC) have now won three games in a row and five of their last six. BYU's offense has scored double-digit totals in each of its last three games.

In game one, the onslaught started early as the Cougars scored seven runs in the first two innings. In the first frame, BYU scored two on a RBI single by Emi Snow. Snow scored Krystle Chamberlain. Le`i also scored on an error on Snow's single.

In the second the Cougars exploded for five runs. The scoring started when reigning Mountain West Conference Player of the Week Andrea Ramirez roped a two-run double to score Jennifer Whiteley and Jodi Norton, who each singled to lead off the inning. After Chamberlain walked, Le`i plastered her 11th home run of the season, a three-run shot to put BYU up 7-0. The 11 homers are a single-season career best for Le`i who has now hit 35 round-trippers in her career.

Summer Tobias pitched well for the Cougars giving up only five hits in the game. The Lobos single run of the game came on a RBI single by Kristina Schmallen in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 7-1.

BYU struck again in the top of the sixth, scoring four more times. Three of the runs came on a bases-clearing double Le`i.

The Cougars held serve in the bottom of the fifth to win by the eight-run rule.

Game two started much like game one, with BYU jumping to an early lead. The Cougars scored three runs in the first inning. Ashlyn Russell picked up a RBI on a walk, Snow drove a run in on a fielder's choice and Stephanie Platt scored when she stole home on a double steal.

Norton put BYU ahead 4-0 when she led off the second inning with a solo home run, her eighth on the season. The Cougars added five more runs in the fourth and fifth innings and looked poised for another blowout victory.

Up 9-0 BYU committed a pair of errors to open the door for the Lobos. New Mexico scored four in the bottom of the fifth and six in the bottom of the sixth to take a 10-9 lead over the Cougars. The Lobos big blow came on a grand slam off Schmallen's bat in the sixth inning.

In the top of the seventh inning BYU came up big. Chamberlain and Le`i got aboard with a walk and a single to set the table for Lindi Kennedy. Kennedy roped a two-run single to give the Cougars an 11-10 lead. Tobias retired the side in the bottom of the seventh to pick up her second win of the day.

BYU remains on the road as it travels to Fort Collins to take on Colorado State in a Saturday doubleheader. First pitch is at noon (MDT).

BYU at New Mexico (Game 1)

Apr 13, 2006 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Lobo Field)

BYU 11 (25-14,5-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss/dh.... 3 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0

PLATT, Stephanie pr..... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica pr/dh.. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 2 2 6 1 0 6 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dh/3b.... 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

SNOW, Emi c.............. 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 1

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2

NORTON, Jodi 3b/ss....... 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 26 11 12 10 5 4 15 6 6

New Mexico 1 (20-19,1-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hodgins, Ryanne rf....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hughes, Samantha 1b...... 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0

Chavez, Cassie ss........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2

Elcess, Lindsey dh....... 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Danna, Kayce pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rubalcava, Analise 3b.... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

Schmallen, Kristina 2b... 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0

Allen, Ashley lf......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Carter, Heather lf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Young, Liz c............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0

Deitrich, Jennifer cf.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ray, Amy cf............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gregg, Katie p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Mendenhall, Jen p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Crail, Brittany p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 18 1 5 1 0 3 15 6 3

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 250 04 - 11 12 1

New Mexico.......... 000 10 - 1 5 2

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E - NORTON; Rubalcava; Gregg. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 6; UNM 3. 2B - RAMIREZ;

LE`I; Rubalcava. HR - LE`I. SH - HOCH; Rubalcava. SB - CHAMBERLAIN. CS -

GONZALES; Hughes.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 5.0 5 1 1 0 3 18 19

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Gregg, Katie........ 1.1 7 7 6 2 1 10 13

Mendenhall, Jen..... 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 5 6

Crail, Brittany..... 2.0 4 4 3 2 1 11 13

Win - TOBIAS (11-7). Loss - Gregg (11-5). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: John Fochl 1B: Scott Sparks 2B: Terri Abraham

Start: 1:00 pm Time: 2:00 Attendance: 321

BYU at New Mexico (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

Apr 13, 2006 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Lobo Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 250 04 - 11 12 1

New Mexico.......... 000 10 - 1 5 2

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BYU starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dh RUSSELL; 18/c

SNOW; 19/rf PARAMORE; 3/cf WHITELEY; 8/3b NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

New Mexico starters: 13/rf Hodgins; 4/1b Hughes; 3/ss Chavez; 20/dh Elcess;

2/3b Rubalcava; 16/2b Schmallen; 1/lf Allen; 23/c Young; 7/cf Deitrich; 9/p

Gregg;

BYU 1st - RAMIREZ singled to center field. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a

fielder's choice; RAMIREZ out at second p to 2b. CHAMBERLAIN stole second. LE`I

walked. RUSSELL struck out swinging. SNOW singled to center field, advanced to

second on an error by p, RBI; LE`I scored on an error by p, unearned;

CHAMBERLAIN scored. PARAMORE grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

New Mexico 1st - Hodgins lined out to lf. Hughes singled down the lf

line. Chavez flied out to 2b. Hughes out at second c to ss, caught stealing.

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

BYU 2nd - WHITELEY singled down the rf line. NORTON singled through the

right side; WHITELEY advanced to second. HOCH out at first c to 2b, SAC; NORTON

advanced to second on the throw; WHITELEY advanced to third on the throw.

RAMIREZ doubled to right center, 2 RBI; NORTON scored; WHITELEY scored. PLATT

pinch ran for RAMIREZ. RAMIREZ to ss for PLATT. PLATT pinch ran for RAMIREZ.

CHAMBERLAIN walked. LE`I homered, 3 RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored; PLATT scored.

RUSSELL singled up the middle. Mendenhall to p for Gregg. SNOW fouled out to

ss. PARAMORE walked; RUSSELL advanced to second. WHITELEY struck out looking.

5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - RAMIREZ to ss for PLATT. Elcess singled down the lf

line. Danna pinch ran for Elcess. Rubalcava out at first 3b to 2b, SAC; Danna

advanced to second. Schmallen grounded out to 1b unassisted; Danna advanced to

third. Allen struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - NORTON struck out looking. HOCH flied out to rf. RAMIREZ

singled up the middle. GONZALES pinch ran for RAMIREZ. GONZALES out at second c

to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - RAMIREZ to dh for GONZALES. RUSSELL to 3b. NORTON to

ss. Young struck out looking. Deitrich grounded out to 2b. Hodgins reached on

an error by ss. Hughes singled through the left side; Hodgins advanced to

second. Chavez popped up to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - Crail to p for Mendenhall. CHAMBERLAIN walked. LE`I reached on

a fielder's choice; CHAMBERLAIN out at second 2b unassisted. RUSSELL flied out

to rf. SNOW singled to pitcher; LE`I advanced to second. PARAMORE grounded out

to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - Elcess to dh for Danna. Elcess struck out looking.

Rubalcava doubled to left center. Schmallen singled through the left side, RBI;

Rubalcava scored. Allen grounded into double play 2b to 1b; Schmallen out on

the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - WHITELEY singled up the middle. NORTON reached on an error by

3b; WHITELEY advanced to second. HOCH struck out. GONZALES to dh for RAMIREZ.

GONZALES singled to pitcher; NORTON advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to

third. Carter to lf for Allen. Ray to cf for Deitrich. CHAMBERLAIN walked, RBI;

GONZALES advanced to second; NORTON advanced to third; WHITELEY scored. LE`I

doubled, 3 RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored; GONZALES scored; NORTON scored, unearned.

RUSSELL lined out to ss. SNOW grounded out to 3b. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

New Mexico 5th - Young grounded out to 2b. Ray grounded out to 2b.

Hodgins grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU at New Mexico (Game 2)

Apr 13, 2006 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Lobo Field)

BYU 12 (26-14,6-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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GONZALES, Monica rf...... 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 2 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 4 1 1 1 1 0 7 2 0

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea dh....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

PLATT, Stephanie pr..... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi pr....... 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0

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

SNOW, Emi c.............. 4 0 2 2 0 0 8 0 0

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 2

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

PARAMORE, Paige 2b...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

URINCHO, Daniella p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

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

TOBIAS, Summer p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 34 12 12 10 7 2 21 9 10

New Mexico 10 (20-20,1-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hodgins, Ryanne rf....... 4 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0

Hughes, Samantha 1b...... 3 2 0 0 1 1 10 1 0

Chavez, Cassie ss........ 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 2

Elcess, Lindsey dh....... 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0

Deitrich, Jennifer pr... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rubalcava, Analise 3b.... 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2

Schmallen, Kristina 2b... 3 2 2 5 1 0 2 6 0

Ray, Amy cf.............. 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0

Young, Liz c............. 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1

Carter, Heather lf....... 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Dover, Becky ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Allen, Ashley ph/lf..... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mendenhall, Jen p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Peterson, Caley p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 31 10 8 9 5 9 21 12 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 310 320 30 - 12 12 4

New Mexico.......... 000 046 0X - 10 8 2

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E - LE`I; NIX 2; NORTON; Rubalcava; Schmallen. LOB - BYU 10; UNM 8. 2B -

RUSSELL; Schmallen; Allen. HR - NORTON; Schmallen. HBP - GONZALES; Chavez.

SF - RUSSELL; Chavez. SB - CHAMBERLAIN; LE`I; ANDERSON; PLATT; SNOW. Reached

on CI - Hughes.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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URINCHO, Daniella... 5.0 5 7 3 4 6 23 29

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 3

TOBIAS, Summer...... 1.2 2 1 1 0 3 7 7

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Mendenhall, Jen..... 3.2 6 7 6 5 1 18 24

Peterson, Caley..... 3.1 6 5 5 2 1 16 19

Win - TOBIAS (12-7). Loss - Peterson (4-6). Save - None.

WP - URINCHO 3; Peterson. HBP - by Mendenhall (GONZALES); by URINCHO (Chavez).

CI - NIX.

Umpires - HP: Scott Sparks 1B: Terri Abraham 3B: John Fochl

Start: 3:15 Time: 3 hours Attendance: 322

Mendenhall faced 3 batters in the 4th.

URINCHO faced 3 batters in the 6th.

BYU at New Mexico (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

Apr 13, 2006 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Lobo Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 310 320 30 - 12 12 4

New Mexico.......... 000 046 0X - 10 8 2

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BYU starters: 24/rf GONZALES; 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 66/1b LE`I; 31/dh RAMIREZ;

25/3b RUSSELL; 18/c SNOW; 3/cf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 22/p URINCHO;

New Mexico starters: 13/rf Hodgins; 4/1b Hughes; 3/ss Chavez; 20/dh Elcess;

2/3b Rubalcava; 16/2b Schmallen; 8/cf Ray; 23/c Young; 5/lf Carter; 12/p

Mendenhall;

BYU 1st - GONZALES hit by pitch. CHAMBERLAIN singled to third base;

GONZALES advanced to second. LE`I out at first 1b to 2b; CHAMBERLAIN advanced

to second; GONZALES advanced to third. RAMIREZ walked. RUSSELL walked, RBI;

RAMIREZ advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third; GONZALES scored.

PLATT pinch ran for RAMIREZ. SNOW reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; RUSSELL

out at second 2b to ss; PLATT advanced to third; CHAMBERLAIN scored. SNOW stole

second; PLATT stole home. WHITELEY popped up to p. 3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

New Mexico 1st - Hodgins grounded out to 3b. Hughes reached on an error

by 1b. Chavez hit by pitch; Hughes advanced to second. Chavez advanced to

second on a wild pitch; Hughes advanced to third on a wild pitch. Elcess struck

out looking. Rubalcava grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

BYU 2nd - NORTON homered to center field, RBI. HOCH fouled out to 1b.

GONZALES grounded out to ss. CHAMBERLAIN singled to shortstop. CHAMBERLAIN

stole second. LE`I reached on an error by 2b; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third.

RAMIREZ to dh for PLATT. LE`I stole second. RAMIREZ grounded out to 2b. 1

run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - Schmallen grounded out to 2b. Ray out at first 1b to

2b. Young grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - RUSSELL grounded out to 2b. SNOW singled to second base.

WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice; SNOW out at second 2b to ss. NORTON

walked; WHITELEY advanced to second. HOCH struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - PARAMORE to 2b for HOCH. Carter struck out swinging.

BYU #4 Hoch ejected in top 3 for arguing. Hodgins grounded out to p. Hughes

reached on an error by ss. Chavez struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - GONZALES singled up the middle. CHAMBERLAIN walked; GONZALES

advanced to second. LE`I walked; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second; GONZALES

advanced to third. Peterson to p for Mendenhall. RAMIREZ reached on an error by

3b; LE`I advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third; GONZALES scored,

unearned. RUSSELL flied out to cf, SF, RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored. SNOW singled

through the right side, RBI; RAMIREZ advanced to second; LE`I scored. KENNEDY

pinch ran for RAMIREZ. WHITELEY grounded out to 2b; SNOW advanced to second;

KENNEDY advanced to third. NORTON flied out to rf. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error,

2 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - Elcess flied out to rf. Rubalcava struck out swinging.

Schmallen walked. Ray singled through the left side; Schmallen advanced to

second. Young walked; Ray advanced to second; Schmallen advanced to third.

Dover pinch hit for Carter. Dover struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 5th - Carter to lf for Dover. PARAMORE grounded out to 3b. GONZALES

singled to third base. CHAMBERLAIN walked; GONZALES advanced to second.

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second on a wild pitch; GONZALES advanced to third on a

wild pitch. LE`I grounded out to 2b, RBI; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third;

GONZALES scored. KENNEDY singled to left center, RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored.

RUSSELL fouled out to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - NIX to c for SNOW. Hodgins singled to second base.

Hughes reached on catcher's interference; Hodgins advanced to second. Hughes

advanced to third; Hodgins advanced to third on a wild pitch, scored, unearned.

Chavez popped up to ss. Elcess singled to right field, RBI; Hughes scored.

Rubalcava reached on a fielder's choice; Elcess out at second 1b to ss.

Schmallen doubled to left field, RBI; Rubalcava scored, unearned. Ray singled

through the left side, RBI; Schmallen scored, unearned. Young grounded out to

p. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - NIX popped up to ss. WHITELEY singled through the left side.

NORTON struck out swinging. PARAMORE grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 6th - Carter struck out swinging, reached first on an error

by c, advanced to second. Hodgins walked. Hodgins advanced to second on a wild

pitch; Carter advanced to third on a wild pitch. Hughes walked. BOYCE-HUMBER to

p for URINCHO. Chavez flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Carter scored, unearned. Elcess

singled up the middle, RBI; Hughes advanced to second; Hodgins scored. Deitrich

pinch ran for Elcess. Rubalcava walked; Deitrich advanced to second; Hughes

advanced to third. TOBIAS to p for BOYCE-HUMBER. SNOW to c for NIX. Schmallen

homered, 4 RBI; Rubalcava scored; Deitrich scored; Hughes scored. Ray struck

out swinging. Young grounded out to 3b. 6 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - GONZALES grounded out to p. CHAMBERLAIN walked. LE`I singled

through the right side; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. ANDERSON pinch ran for

LE`I. ANDERSON stole second. KENNEDY singled through the left side, 2 RBI;

ANDERSON scored; CHAMBERLAIN scored. Mendenhall to p for Peterson. RUSSELL

doubled to right center, RBI; KENNEDY scored. SNOW grounded out to ss; RUSSELL

advanced to third. WHITELEY lined out to rf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

New Mexico 7th - LE`I to 1b for ANDERSON. Allen pinch hit for Carter.

Allen doubled to right field. Hodgins struck out swinging. Hughes struck out

looking. Chavez popped up to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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