BYU Knocks Off First Place MWC Opponent SDSU, 4-0, 5-1

Junior Lauren Watson helped BYU sweep SDSU by hitting .500 (3-6), knocking in three RBI, and scoring four runs in the doubleheader. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SAN DIEGO -- The BYU softball team knocked off No. 1 ranked MWC opponent San Diego State with a 4-0 shutout in game one and a 5-1 win in the second contest on Saturday at SDSU Field.

"It was an all-around great team effort," BYU defense and recruiting coach Mindy Hanson said. "We're disappointed with the loss against UNLV, but the girls came back very focused and determined. It's giving us good momentum going into next week."

With the wins, the Cougars improve to 34-17, 11-8 MWC, while the Aztecs drop to 36-22, 14-6 MWC.

In game one, freshman Jodi Norton and senior Belinda Osborn each knocked in runs to put the Cougars up 2-0 after the top of the second inning.

Junior Lauren Watson nailed a two-run home run to right field in the top of the fifth inning to give the Cougars the big 4-0 shutout-victory over the Aztecs.

Sophomore Brooke Boyce (13-8) recorded the win on the mound in a complete seven innings, while SDSU pitcher Deanna Richards (10-9) got the loss.

In game two of the doubleheader, two Aztec errors in the top of the first inning helped BYU's Watson get on base and eventually steal home to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead.

SDSU added its only run of the game (and day) in the bottom of the third inning off a double by Bree Boyer that scored Meagan Hartung.

BYU added another run in the top of the fifth inning as Osborn singled to right center to score Debbie Dodds.

And in the top of the seventh inning the Cougars added three more runs off of five hits to snatch the 5-1 win and get the sweep over SDSU on the road.

Junior Niki Andersen (18-6) received the win in a complete seven innings, while Celena Velasquez (15-5) received the loss.

Overall in the final conference games of the regular season, BYU posted a 3-1 record. Four batters hit .308 or better including Osborn .500 (5-10), Dodds .500 (6-12), Watson .417 (5-12) and Paige Paramore .308 (4-13). For the pitching squad, Andersen recorded a 2-0 weekend, while Boyce split 1-1.

The Cougars will prepare for the Mountain West Conference Championships in Fort Collins, Colorado on May 13-15 hosted by last season's MWC Tournament Champions Colorado State.

BYU at San Diego State (Game 1)

May 08, 2004 at San Diego, Calif. (SDSU Field)

BYU 4 (33-17,10-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 2

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige dp....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 2 2 2 2 1 0 3 0 0

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

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 0

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

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

OSBORN, Belinda rf....... 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

BOYCE, Brooke p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 24 4 5 4 4 2 21 11 4

San Diego State 0 (36-21,14-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HARTUNG, Meagan ss....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 0

BOYER, Bree rf........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

KOVENSKY, Janna cf....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

MURPHY, Kelcy 3b......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

FIGUEROA, Joann 2b....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0

CRAFT, Lacey 1b.......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 8 2 0

TOUHEY, Danielle c....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

GREEN, Brittany dp....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

MAHONEY, Erin lf......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RICHARDS, Deanna p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 24 0 4 0 0 2 21 14 4

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 020 020 0 - 4 5 1

San Diego State..... 000 000 0 - 0 4 0

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E - RUSSELL. DP - SDSU 1. LOB - BY 4; SDSU 4. HR - WATSON(4). SH - RUSSELL;

KOVENSKY.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 7.0 4 0 0 0 2 24 25

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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RICHARDS, Deanna.... 7.0 5 4 2 4 2 24 29

Win - BOYCE (13-8). Loss - RICHARDS (10-9). Save - None.

PB - TOUHEY.

Umpires - HP: Glenda Bates 1B: Christina Drumm 3B: Levon Fayson

Start: 1:00 pm Time: 1:35 Attendance: 139

Game: BY-SD3

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 020 020 0 - 4 5 1

San Diego State..... 000 000 0 - 0 4 0

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BYU starters: 66/1b LE`I; 3/lf WHITELEY; 19/dp PARAMORE; 11/c WATSON; 25/3b

RUSSELL; 5/2b WALKER; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 18/rf OSBORN; 9/p BOYCE;

San Diego State starters: 19/ss HARTUNG; 0/rf BOYER; 24/cf KOVENSKY; 12/3b

MURPHY; 9/2b FIGUEROA; 10/1b CRAFT; 3/c TOUHEY; 15/dp GREEN; 1/lf

MAHONEY; 17/p RICHARDS;

BYU - inning 1

LE`I walked. WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice, bunt; LE`I out at

second p to ss. PARAMORE grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b;

WHITELEY out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 1

HARTUNG grounded out to 1b unassisted. BOYER struck out swinging.

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

BYU - inning 2

WATSON singled to left field. WATSON advanced to second on a passed ball.

RUSSELL out at first p to 2b, bunt, SAC; WATSON advanced to third. WALKER

walked. NORTON singled to second base, bunt, RBI; WALKER advanced to

second; WATSON scored, unearned. DODDS reached on a fielder's choice;

NORTON out at second 2b to ss; WALKER advanced to third. OSBORN singled

to right field, RBI; DODDS advanced to second; WALKER scored, unearned.

LE`I grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 2

MURPHY grounded out to 2b. FIGUEROA grounded out to p. CRAFT grounded out

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

BYU - inning 3

WHITELEY out at first 1b to 2b. PARAMORE struck out swinging. WATSON

walked. RUSSELL flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 3

TOUHEY grounded out to 2b. GREEN struck out swinging. MAHONEY grounded

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

BYU - inning 4

WALKER grounded out to ss. NORTON walked. DODDS struck out looking.

OSBORN out at first 1b to 2b, bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 4

HARTUNG grounded out to p. BOYER singled to center field. KOVENSKY out at

first p to 2b, bunt, SAC; BOYER advanced to second. MURPHY singled; BOYER

advanced to third, out at home cf to c. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

LE`I grounded out to ss. WHITELEY singled to left field. PARAMORE flied

out to cf to left center. WATSON homered to right field, 2 RBI; WHITELEY

scored. RUSSELL popped up to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 5

FIGUEROA grounded out to 1b unassisted. CRAFT singled to third base.

TOUHEY reached on a fielder's choice; CRAFT out at second ss to 2b. GREEN

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

BYU - inning 6

WALKER grounded out to ss. NORTON grounded out to 2b. DODDS grounded out

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

San Diego State - inning 6

MAHONEY flied out to lf. HARTUNG grounded out to 1b unassisted. BOYER

lined out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

OSBORN grounded out to ss. LE`I popped up to ss. WHITELEY popped up to

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

San Diego State - inning 7

KOVENSKY flied out to cf. MURPHY reached on an error by 3b. FIGUEROA

flied out to lf. CRAFT singled to right field; MURPHY advanced to third.

TOUHEY flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU at San Diego State (Game 2)

May 08, 2004 at San Diego, Calif. (SDSU Field)

BYU 5 (34-17,11-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON, Lauren dp........ 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2

OSBORN, Belinda rf....... 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige c........ 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 0 1

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 4 0 1 1 0 1 10 0 0

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

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle pr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 3 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 31 5 11 4 0 6 21 11 6

San Diego State 1 (36-22,14-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HARTUNG, Meagan ss....... 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0

BOYER, Bree rf........... 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0

KOVENSKY, Janna cf....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

MURPHY, Kelcy 3b......... 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1

FIGUEROA, Joann 2b....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

CRAFT, Lacey 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0

TOUHEY, Danielle c....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1

GREEN, Brittany dp....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MAHONEY, Erin lf......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

VELASQUEZ, Celena p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RICHARDS, Deanna p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 23 1 3 1 1 3 21 6 3

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 100 010 3 - 5 11 0

San Diego State..... 001 000 0 - 1 3 2

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E - HARTUNG; CRAFT. DP - SDSU 1. LOB - BY 6; SDSU 3. 2B - RUSSELL; BOYER. SH

- WHITELEY; FIGUEROA. SB - WATSON; OSBORN; PARAMORE; CHAMBERLAIN.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 7.0 3 1 1 1 3 23 25

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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VELASQUEZ, Celena... 6.1 11 5 4 0 6 30 31

RICHARDS, Deanna.... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - ANDERSEN (18-6). Loss - VELASQUEZ (15-5). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Christina Drumm 1B: Levon Fayson 3B: Glenda Bates

Start: 3:15 pm Time: 1:57 Attendance: 139

Game: BY-SD4

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 100 010 3 - 5 11 0

San Diego State..... 001 000 0 - 1 3 2

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BYU starters: 11/dp WATSON; 18/rf OSBORN; 19/c PARAMORE; 66/1b LE`I; 25/3b

RUSSELL; 5/2b WALKER; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/p

ANDERSEN;

San Diego State starters: 19/ss HARTUNG; 0/rf BOYER; 24/cf KOVENSKY; 12/3b

MURPHY; 9/2b FIGUEROA; 10/1b CRAFT; 3/c TOUHEY; 15/dp GREEN; 1/lf

MAHONEY; 4/p VELASQUEZ;

BYU - inning 1

Dropped foul ball, E6. WATSON reached on an error by 1b. OSBORN fouled

out to c, bunt. PARAMORE singled down the lf line; WATSON advanced to

second. LE`I flied out to rf; WATSON advanced to third. PARAMORE stole

second; WATSON stole home, unearned. RUSSELL struck out swinging. 1 run,

1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 1

HARTUNG grounded out to p. BOYER struck out looking. KOVENSKY singled to

shortstop. MURPHY struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

WALKER struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. NORTON flied out to lf.

DODDS singled to center field. WHITELEY singled down the lf line; DODDS

advanced to second. WATSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 2

FIGUEROA out at first 3b to 2b, bunt. CRAFT grounded out to 1b

unassisted. TOUHEY grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

OSBORN lined out to ss. PARAMORE lined out to ss. LE`I struck out

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

San Diego State - inning 3

GREEN popped up to ss. MAHONEY grounded out to p. HARTUNG singled to

right center. BOYER doubled to left center, RBI; HARTUNG scored. KOVENSKY

grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 4

RUSSELL flied out to lf. WALKER fouled out to 3b. NORTON struck out

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

San Diego State - inning 4

MURPHY walked. FIGUEROA out at first 3b to 2b, bunt, SAC; MURPHY advanced

to second. CRAFT grounded out to ss. TOUHEY flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

DODDS singled to right field. WHITELEY out at first 1b to 2b, bunt, SAC;

DODDS advanced to second. WATSON flied out to rf. OSBORN singled to right

center, RBI; DODDS scored. OSBORN stole second. PARAMORE struck out

swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 5

GREEN fouled out to lf. MAHONEY grounded out to ss. HARTUNG flied out to

rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

LE`I flied out to cf. RUSSELL doubled to left field. CHAMBERLAIN pinch

ran for RUSSELL. WALKER struck out swinging, bunt. CHAMBERLAIN stole

third. NORTON popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 6

RUSSELL to 3b for CHAMBERLAIN. BOYER flied out to lf. KOVENSKY grounded

out to ss. MURPHY struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

DODDS singled down the lf line. WHITELEY singled to right center; DODDS

advanced to second. WATSON singled to left center, advanced to second on

the throw, RBI; WHITELEY advanced to third; DODDS scored. OSBORN reached

on a fielder's choice; WATSON advanced to third; WHITELEY out at home 3b

to c. PARAMORE singled to shortstop, RBI; OSBORN advanced to second;

WATSON scored. GERHAUSER pinch ran for PARAMORE. LE`I singled down the rf

line, RBI; GERHAUSER advanced to second; OSBORN scored. RICHARDS to p for

VELASQUEZ. RUSSELL grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; LE`I out on

the play. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State - inning 7

PARAMORE to c for GERHAUSER. FIGUEROA grounded out to 2b. CRAFT fouled

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

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