Bittersweet Day for the Cougars

Brooke Boyce pitched a complete game shutout in a 3-0 victory over Kansas. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU softball finished the day shutting out Kansas 3-0 in the early game, but came up just short losing to No. 3 Texas 0-1 Friday at the Palm Springs Classic Palm Springs, Calif.

In the early game against Kansas, Cougar pitcher Brooke Boyce really brought it pitching a full-game shutout while facing 22 batters.

"Brooke pitched a masterful game," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "You couldn't ask for more from her, she really gutted it out for the team."

Offensively, BYU had six hits including two big hits by junior Paige Paramore that drove in two critical runs. Senior Lauren Watson-Perry went 1-for-4 and sophomore Jodi Norton went 2-for-3 on the game.

Against Texas, the game was scoreless for the first two innings, but in the top of the third inning a controversial call when a Texas player attemped to steal second base, allowed for the only run to score later in the inning.

Facing one of the top pitchers in the country in Texas' Meagan Denny, the Cougars struggled at the plate unable to get a hit. However, in the bottom of the sixth, the Cougars did manage to get a runner in scoring position at third base. Unfortunately, they weren't able to push it across and BYU just ran out of time.

Junior Summer Tobias pitched a great game for the Cougars striking out four batters and only one walk in her first loss of the season.

Eakin said he looks at this game as a learning experience.

"We really battled out there against a great pitcher, one like this team had never faced before," Eakin said. "We will learn from this game knowing we competed head-to-head with one of the best in the country."

BYU now goes to 9-1 on the season with two games on Saturday, Feb. 26. The Cougars face Long Island University at 1:00 p.m. and Oklahoma State at 8:00 p.m.

BYU vs Kansas

Feb 25, 2005 at Palm Springs, Calif. (Pawtucket Field)

BYU 3 (7-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON-PERRY c........... 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

WHITELEY cf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

CLARKE ph............... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE rf.............. 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1

JONES rf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LE'I 1b.................. 4 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 3

RUSSELL 3b............... 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0

URINCHO dh............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

NORTON ss................ 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 1

DODDS 2b................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 2

CHAMBERLAIN lf........... 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

BOYCE p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

Totals................... 28 3 6 3 2 6 21 16 7

Kansas 0 (5-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Vasquez lf............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Duran cf................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Moppin 2b................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0

Frankenstein ss.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

Settlemier dh............ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fierros 3b............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Washburn 1b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0

Pottorf c................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

Stanley rf............... 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Ross p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 21 0 0 0 1 0 21 12 2

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 011 000 1 - 3 6 0

Kansas.............. 000 000 0 - 0 0 2

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E - Frankenstein 2. LOB - BY 7; KU 2. HBP - Moppin. SH - WHITELEY. SB -

WATSON-PERRY.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BOYCE............... 7.0 0 0 0 1 0 21 23

Kansas IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Ross................ 7.0 6 3 2 2 6 28 31

Win - BOYCE (2-0). Loss - Ross (2-2). Save - None.

HBP - by BOYCE (Moppin).

Umpires - HP: Dani Carson 1B: Wally Latall 3B: Dimas Resendez

Start: 6 p.m. Time: 1:30 Attendance:

Game notes:

ID-309398

Game: KU11

#3 Texas vs Brigham Young

Feb 25, 2005 at Cathedral City, CA (Big League Dreams)

Texas 1 (8-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Boutelle, Tina cf........ 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Jarrett, Melanie cf..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Hall, Amber rf/ph........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

Daniels, Jaclyn ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Williams, Desiree ss..... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

Turner, Wynter 3b........ 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Williams, Jacqueline c... 3 0 2 0 0 0 14 1 0

Cook, Rachael pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gwyn, Christina dh....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Askew, Monica lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4

Robinson, Lacy pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Willis, Megan 1b......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

Sowers, Lizi pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Padilla, MicKayla 2b..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Denny, Meagan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 26 1 6 1 1 4 21 3 6

Brigham Young 0 (9-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Perry, Lauren rf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Whiteley, Jennifer cf.... 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

Paramore, Paige c........ 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 1 0

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

Jones, Milli pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lei, Ianeta 1b........... 3 0 0 0 0 2 12 0 1

Urincho, Danielle dh..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Norton, Jodi ss.......... 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0

Dodds, Debbie 2b......... 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0

Capra, Ariel lf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Tobias, Summers p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

Totals................... 21 0 0 0 2 15 21 12 2

Score by Innings R H E

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Texas............... 001 000 0 - 1 6 0

Brigham Young....... 000 000 0 - 0 0 1

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E - Lei. DP - BYU 1. LOB - Texas 6; BYU 2. 2B - Boutelle. SH - Padilla. SB -

Turner; Cook; Robinson; Norton.

Texas IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Denny, Meagan....... 7.0 0 0 0 2 15 21 23

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Tobias, Summers..... 7.0 6 1 0 1 4 26 28

Win - Denny (3-0). Loss - Tobias (). Save - None.

Umpires -

Start: 8:20 pm Time: 2:10 Attendance: 324

Game: UT-9

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