BYU Defeats St. Mary's 2-1

Cougar pitcher Niki Andersen (1-1) captured her first win of the season on the mound to lead BYU past St. Mary's for the team's second win of the year. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

HONOLULU -- The BYU softball team defeated St. Mary's 2-1 in the last game of the Hawai`i Paradise Classic tournament. The Cougars improved to 2-3, while the Gaels dropped to 1-4.

The game went scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Cougars put the first two runs on the board.

Sophomore Ashlyn Russell started the hitting for BYU with a single through the left side, followed by a double to right center from fellow Hawaiian teammate Ianeta Le`i. Senior Kate Walker brought home Russell off a single to right field (1-0). Freshman Jodi Norton grounded out to shortstop, but scored Le`i to help the Cougars take a 2-0 lead.

Russell and Le`i were each 2-for-3 from the plate, and both scored a run apiece in the game.

St. Mary's was held to only one run, which came in the top of the sixth inning (2-1).

Cougar pitcher Niki Andersen (1-1) earned her first win of the season and the Gaels pitcher Jennifer Eaton (1-3) got the loss. In seven innings on the mound, Andersen struck out eight of the 26 batters she faced.

The Hawai`i tournament was a great season-opening tournament for the Cougars to play against quality competition. The three teams BYU lost to at the tournament were ranked in one of the two college softball polls.

Oregon State of the Pac-10 was ranked No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Softball Preseason Top 25 Collegiate Poll and received 23 votes in the USA Today/NFCA poll. Tennessee also made the top 25 polls coming in at No. 25 in the ESPN/USA poll and receiving 39 votes in the USA Today/NFCA poll. Hawai`i received four votes in the USA Today/ NFCA poll after winning the WAC Championship last season.

This was also the Cougars' first tournament playing outdoors since the fall season. The team has been playing indoors in BYU's new Indoor Practice Facility.

"We came out a little lethargic," BYU coach Mindy Hanson said. "We made good adjustments and came out better at the end of the tournament."

BYU will prepare for its next tournament, the Softball by the Beach Invitational, in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Feb 19-21.

St. Mary's (CA) vs Brigham Young

Feb 7, 2004 at Honolulu, HI (RWSS)

St. Mary's (CA) 1 (1-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HAMAGUCHI, S 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0

BASS, J. cf.............. 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0

WILLIAMS, C. 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 0

ARNOLD, J. 3b............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1

TAKETA, S. dh............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

MELLO, L. lf............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

LARSEN, J. ss............ 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0

PAPAILIAS, E c........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1

EUKER, M. rf............. 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

EATON, J. p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 24 1 3 0 2 8 18 11 4

Brigham Young 2 (2-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

OSBORN, Belinda lf....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WATSON, Lauren rf........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 1b....... 3 1 2 0 0 0 10 0 0

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

JONES, Milli pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0

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

PARAMORE, Paige c........ 3 0 1 0 0 1 7 1 3

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

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 22 2 6 2 0 4 21 8 6

Score by Innings R H E

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St. Mary's (CA)..... 000 001 0 - 1 3 3

Brigham Young....... 000 200 X - 2 6 1

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E - HAMAGUCHI, S; ARNOLD, J.; EUKER, M.; LE`I. LOB - SMC 4; BY 6. 2B - LE`I.

3B - EUKER, M.. HBP - CHAMBERLAIN. SH - OSBORN; WALKER 2.

St. Mary's (CA) IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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EATON, J............ 6.0 6 2 2 0 4 22 26

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 7.0 3 1 1 2 8 24 26

Win - ANDERSEN (1-1). Loss - EATON, J. (1-3). Save - None.

WP - ANDERSEN. HBP - by EATON, J. (CHAMBERLAIN).

Umpires - HP: Roger Javillo 1B: Walter Yamatsuka 3B: Jan Muranaka

Start: 7:17 PM Time: 1:53 Attendance: 243

Game: SMC

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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St. Mary's (CA)..... 000 001 0 - 1 3 3

Brigham Young....... 000 200 X - 2 6 1

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St. Mary's (CA) starters: 4/2b HAMAGUCHI, S; 2/cf BASS, J.; 34/1b WILLIAMS,

C.; 14/3b ARNOLD, J.; 23/dh TAKETA, S.; 7/lf MELLO, L.; 3/ss LARSEN, J.;

22/c PAPAILIAS, E; 15/rf EUKER, M.; 20/p EATON, J.;

Brigham Young starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 18/lf OSBORN; 11/rf WATSON; 25/1b

RUSSELL; 66/3b LE`I; 5/2b WALKER; 8/ss NORTON; 19/c PARAMORE; 20/cf

DODDS; 24/p ANDERSEN;

St. Mary's (CA) - inning 1

HAMAGUCHI, S grounded out to 2b. BASS, J. struck out. WILLIAMS, C. popped

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

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to 3b. OSBORN out at first p to 2b. WATSON

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

St. Mary's (CA) - inning 2

ARNOLD, J. grounded out to p. TAKETA, S. grounded out to 2b. MELLO, L.

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

Brigham Young - inning 2

RUSSELL reached on a fielding error by rf, advanced to second. GERHAUSER

pinch ran for RUSSELL. LE`I reached on a fielding error by 2b. WALKER out

at first 1b to 2b, SAC; LE`I advanced to second; GERHAUSER advanced to

third. NORTON struck out looking. PARAMORE struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 2

errors, 2 LOB.

St. Mary's (CA) - inning 3

RUSSELL to 1b for GERHAUSER. LARSEN, J. grounded out to 3b. PAPAILIAS, E

grounded out to p. EUKER, M. popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

DODDS struck out looking. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to p. OSBORN grounded

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

St. Mary's (CA) - inning 4

HAMAGUCHI, S struck out. BASS, J. singled to right center. BASS, J. out

at first 1b unassisted, runner left early. WILLIAMS, C. walked. ARNOLD,

J. flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

WATSON lined out to p. RUSSELL singled through the left side. LE`I

doubled to right center; RUSSELL advanced to third. WALKER singled to

right field, RBI; LE`I advanced to third; RUSSELL scored. NORTON grounded

out to ss, RBI; WALKER advanced to second; LE`I scored. PARAMORE singled

up the middle; WALKER advanced to third, out at home cf to c. 2 runs, 4

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

St. Mary's (CA) - inning 5

TAKETA, S. grounded out to ss. MELLO, L. struck out, out at first c to

1b. LARSEN, J. singled to center field. PAPAILIAS, E grounded out to ss.

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

Brigham Young - inning 5

DODDS grounded out to 2b. CHAMBERLAIN hit by pitch. OSBORN reached on a

fielding error by 3b, SAC; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second. WATSON reached

on a fielder's choice; OSBORN advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN out at

third ss to 3b. RUSSELL singled to center field; WATSON advanced to

second; OSBORN advanced to third, out at home cf to c. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1

error, 2 LOB.

St. Mary's (CA) - inning 6

EUKER, M. tripled down the rf line. HAMAGUCHI, S struck out. EUKER, M.

scored on a wild pitch. BASS, J. walked. WILLIAMS, C. reached on a

fielding error by 3b; BASS, J. advanced to second. ARNOLD, J. struck out.

TAKETA, S. struck out. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

LE`I singled to second base. JONES, M. pinch ran for LE`I. WALKER grounded

out to 1b unassisted, SAC; JONES, M. advanced to second. NORTON struck out

looking. PARAMORE grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

St. Mary's (CA) - inning 7

WHITELEY to lf for OSBORN. LE`I to 3b for JONES, M. MELLO, L. struck out.

LARSEN, J. struck out. PAPAILIAS, E lined out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

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