BYU Continues its Six Game Win Streak with a Shutout over Houston

Sophomore pitcher Brooke Boyce (2-1) gave the Cougars a boost with her performance against Houston. She pitched a three-hitter in seven innings of play and helped BYU achieve its second shutout of the season. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

HOUSTON -- The BYU softball team keeps its six game win streak alive with a 2-0 shutout over Houston at the Hyatt Regency Cougar Classic on Thursday.

BYU advances to 6-3 on the season, while Houston falls to 11-6. With the win, BYU ties the series against Houston to 1-1.

The tough BYU defense recorded its second shutout of the season and turned three double plays in the game.

"We played a very solid defensive game," said BYU defense and recruiting coach Mindy Hanson. "It was a team effort all around."

BYU sophomore Brooke Boyce (2-1) registered a great performance pitching a three-hitter in a complete seven innings on the mound.

The Cougar offense started in the top of the second inning when sophomore Ianeta Le`i led off the inning with a walk. Sophomore Ashlyn Russell then reached base off a Houston throwing error, which advanced Kim Dabo (who pinch ran for Le`i) to third and Russell to second.

Senior Kate Walker scored the only two runs of the game off of a huge single to left field, which eventually turned into a double off of another defensive throwing error by Houston.

Both teams continued to battle, but neither team was able to put any more runs on the board.

The Cougars will try to extend their win streak with two games Friday against Villanova at 10 a.m. MT and Virginia at Noon MT.

BYU at Houston

Feb 26, 2004 at Houston, Texas (Cougar Field)

BYU 2 (6-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Krystle Chamberlain dh... 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

Jennifer Whiteley cf/lf.. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3

Lauren Watson rf......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Ianeta Le'i 3b........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0

Kim Dabo pr............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ashlyn Russell 1b........ 2 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 0

Kate Walker 2b........... 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0

Paige Paramore c......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Lindsey Gerhauser pr.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jodi Norton ss........... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0

Belinda Osborn lf........ 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

Debbie Dodds cf......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Brooke Boyce p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 24 2 3 1 3 4 21 12 5

Houston 0 (11-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Kim Nesloney cf.......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

Brandi Clark lf.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

Kristen Glowacz 3b....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

Arelis Ferreris c........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1

Jenilee Skender dh....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jeanie Davis 2b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0

Michelle Keith 1b........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

Lindsay Durham rf........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Jamie Adams ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jaci Gonzalez ss......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

Crystal Briscoe p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jenny Johnson p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 23 0 3 0 1 2 21 7 3

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 020 000 0 - 2 3 1

Houston............. 000 000 0 - 0 3 3

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E - Le'i; Clark(2); Glowacz(4); Keith(1). DP - BYU 2. LOB - BYU 5; Houston

3. SH - Russell. SB - Nesloney(4).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Brooke Boyce........ 7.0 3 0 0 1 2 23 24

Houston IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Crystal Briscoe..... 1.0 0 2 0 1 0 3 5

Jenny Johnson....... 6.0 3 0 0 2 4 21 23

Win - Boyce (2-1). Loss - Briscoe (3-1). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Rodney Smith 3B: Russ Pemberton

Start: 6 pm Time: 2:00 Attendance: 83

Briscoe faced 2 batters in the 2nd.

Game: HRCC1

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 020 000 0 - 2 3 1

Houston............. 000 000 0 - 0 3 3

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BYU starters: 1/dh Chamberlain; 3/cf Whiteley; 11/rf Watson; 66/3b Le'i; 25/1b

Russell; 5/2b Walker; 19/c Paramore; 8/ss Norton; 18/lf Osborn; 9/p Boyce;

Houston starters: 33/cf Nesloney; 3/lf Clark; 7/3b Glowacz; 24/c

Ferreris; 22/dh

Skender; 5/2b Davis; 10/1b Keith; 4/rf Durham; 2/ss Gonzalez; 16/p Briscoe;

BYU 1st - Chamberlain flied out to rf. Whiteley popped up to 3b. Watson

fouled out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Houston 1st - Nesloney singled through the right side.

Nesloney stole second.

Clark flied out to cf. Glowacz fouled out to rf; Nesloney advanced to third.

Ferreris grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - Le'i walked. Dabo pinch ran for Le'i. Russell

reached on a throwing

error by 3b, advanced to second, SAC; Dabo advanced to third.

Johnson, J. to p for

Briscoe. Walker singled to left field, advanced to second on an error

by lf, RBI;

Russell scored, unearned; Dabo scored, unearned. Paramore fouled out

to ss. Norton

walked. Osborn walked; Norton advanced to second; Walker advanced to third.

Chamberlain fouled out to lf. Whiteley struck out swinging. 2 runs, 1 hit, 2

errors, 3 LOB.

Houston 2nd - Le'i to 3b for Dabo. Skender grounded out to ss.

Davis singled

to right field. Keith grounded into double play p to ss to 1b; Davis out on the

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

BYU 3rd - Watson grounded out to 2b. Le'i grounded out to 2b.

Russell popped

up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Houston 3rd - Durham lined out to 3b. Gonzalez struck out

looking. Nesloney

walked. Clark singled down the rf line; Nesloney advanced to third.

Glowacz grounded

out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - Walker flied out to rf. Paramore grounded out to 2b.

Norton struck

out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Houston 4th - Ferreris flied out to lf. Skender lined out to 3b. Davis

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

BYU 5th - Osborn out at first p to 2b. Chamberlain singled to shortstop,

advanced to second on a fielding error by 1b. Whiteley flied out to cf. Watson

fouled out to c. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Houston 5th - Keith grounded out to 3b. Adams pinch hit for

Durham. Adams

reached on a fielding error by 3b. Gonzalez grounded into double play 2b to 1b;

Adams out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - Durham to rf for Adams. Le'i grounded out to 3b.

Russell grounded

out to 2b. Walker struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Houston 6th - Whiteley to lf. Dodds to cf for Osborn. Nesloney

grounded out

to p. Clark struck out swinging. Glowacz grounded out to 3b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - Paramore singled through the left side. Gerhauser

pinch ran for

Paramore. Norton reached on a fielder's choice; Gerhauser out at

second p to ss.

Dodds fouled out to rf. Chamberlain struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Houston 7th - Paramore to c for Gerhauser. Ferreris grounded out to ss.

Skender grounded out to 1b unassisted. Davis grounded out to p. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Line score

BYU 2, Houston 0 (Feb 26, 2004 at Houston, Texas)

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BYU................. 020 000 0 - 2 3 1 (6-3)

Houston............. 000 000 0 - 0 3 3 (11-6)

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Pitchers: BYU - Boyce. Houston - Briscoe; Johnson, J.(2).

Win-Boyce(2-1) Loss-Briscoe(3-1) T-2:00 A-83

Briscoe faced 2 batters in the 2nd.

Game: HRCC1

Tags: Results