BYU Softball Gets First Win of the Season in 2-1 Victory Over UAB

Coming off a redshirt year in 2003, BYU junior pitcher Ariel Capra (1-1) received her first win of the season and led BYU to also snatch its first win of the year. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

HONOLULU -- BYU (1-3) softball got its first win of the season in a 2-1 victory over the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Saturday at the Hawai`i Paradise Classic tournament.

The game remained scoreless until BYU put the first two-runs on the board in the top of the fourth inning.

Junior UVSC transfer Crystal Young got the offense started with a single through the left side, matched by another single down the right field line from junior Lauren Watson. Freshman Jodi Norton hit a sacrifice fly into left field to score Gerhauser (who pinch ran for Young) and take the 1-0 lead.

Sophomore Hawaiian Ashlyn Russell kept things going with a single to shortstop, which advanced Watson to second. Senior Kate Walker came through with a sacrifice hit to make the second out of the inning, but she advanced Russell to second and Watson to third. Freshman Paige Paramore's single through the right side scored Watson for the second run of the inning (2-1). The inning ended on a fly to right field with two runners left on base.

The Cougars held UAB runless until the bottom of the fifth inning when UAB's Beth Mullins singled up the middle to bring in Sara Christophel (2-1).

Junior Ariel Capra (1-1) picked up her first win on the mound in 4.2 innings, and junior teammate Niki Andersen recorded her first save of the season. Blazers pitcher Tara Higashino (0-2) got the loss.

BYU will play its final game of the five-game tournament against St. Mary's on Saturday at 7 p.m. (HT), 10 p.m. (MT).

Brigham Young vs UAB

Feb 7, 2004 at Honolulu, HI (RWSS)

Brigham Young 2 (1-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

JONES, Milli lf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DODDS, Debbie cf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

YOUNG, Crystal dh........ 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 2

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 1b....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0

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

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

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

CAPRA, Ariel p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

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

Totals................... 25 2 8 2 2 1 21 12 7

UAB 1 (1-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McCALL, C. lf............ 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

S.CHRISTOPHE rf.......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

MULLINS, B. 2b........... 2 0 2 1 1 0 5 1 0

KRZAN, H. cf............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5

ELLIS, A. c.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

LARA, K. 1b.............. 3 0 2 0 0 1 5 2 0

BYRNE, A. dh............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

WHITLOCK, N. ph......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

C.CHRISTOPHE 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

ROBERTS, D. ss........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

HIGASHINO, T p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

MASCARENAS p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 28 1 8 1 2 5 21 7 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 200 0 - 2 8 0

UAB................. 000 010 0 - 1 8 0

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DP - BY 1. LOB - BY 7; UAB 9. 2B - McCALL, C.; S.CHRISTOPHE. HBP - MULLINS,

B.. SH - OSBORN; WALKER. SF - NORTON. SB - CHAMBERLAIN; OSBORN.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CAPRA, Ariel........ 4.2 6 1 1 1 2 20 22

ANDERSEN, Niki...... 2.1 2 0 0 1 3 8 9

UAB IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HIGASHINO, T........ 4.0 6 2 2 0 1 16 18

MASCARENAS.......... 3.0 2 0 0 2 0 9 12

Win - CAPRA (1-1). Loss - HIGASHINO, T (0-2). Save - ANDERSEN (1).

HBP - by CAPRA (MULLINS, B.).

Umpires - HP: Keith Tanaka 1B: John Park 3B: Justin Ouchie

Start: 9:00 AM Time: 2:10 Attendance: 114

Game notes:

8th Hawaii Pardise Classic.

Classic Records: BYU 1-3, UAB 1-3.

Game: UAB

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 200 0 - 2 8 0

UAB................. 000 010 0 - 1 8 0

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Brigham Young starters: 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 18/rf OSBORN; 23/dh YOUNG; 11/c

WATSON; 8/ss NORTON; 25/1b RUSSELL; 5/2b WALKER; 19/3b PARAMORE; 3/cf

WHITELEY; 2/p CAPRA;

UAB starters: 1/lf McCALL, C.; 11/rf S.CHRISTOPHE; 14/2b MULLINS, B.; 20/cf

KRZAN, H.; 22/c ELLIS, A.; 32/1b LARA, K.; 44/dh BYRNE, A.; 15/3b

C.CHRISTOPHE; 6/ss ROBERTS, D.; 7/p HIGASHINO, T;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN out at first p to 2b, bunt. OSBORN singled to left field.

OSBORN stole second. YOUNG flied out to rf. WATSON flied out to cf. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UAB - inning 1

McCALL, C. grounded out to p. S.CHRISTOPHE grounded out to ss. MULLINS,

B. walked. KRZAN, H. reached on a fielder's choice; MULLINS, B. out at

second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

NORTON struck out. RUSSELL popped up to p. WALKER grounded out to 3b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UAB - inning 2

ELLIS, A. grounded out to ss. LARA, K. singled to left field. BYRNE, A.

struck out looking. C.CHRISTOPHE lined out to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

PARAMORE grounded out to 3b. WHITELEY grounded out to 2b. CHAMBERLAIN

singled to first base. CHAMBERLAIN stole second. OSBORN lined out to lf.

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

UAB - inning 3

ROBERTS, D. lined out to 1b. McCALL, C. doubled to left field.

S.CHRISTOPHE popped up to p, bunt. MULLINS, B. hit by pitch. KRZAN, H.

flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

YOUNG singled through the left side. GERHAUSER pinch ran for YOUNG.

WATSON singled down the rf line; GERHAUSER advanced to third. NORTON

flied out to lf, SF, RBI; GERHAUSER scored. RUSSELL singled to shortstop;

WATSON advanced to second. WALKER out at first 1b to 2b, SAC; RUSSELL

advanced to second; WATSON advanced to third. PARAMORE singled through

the right side, RBI; RUSSELL advanced to third; WATSON scored. WHITELEY

flied out to rf. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UAB - inning 4

ELLIS, A. grounded out to 3b. LARA, K. singled to left center. BYRNE, A.

struck out. C.CHRISTOPHE grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

MASCARENAS to p for HIGASHINO, T. CHAMBERLAIN popped up to 1b. OSBORN out

at first 1b to 2b, bunt. YOUNG to dh for GERHAUSER. YOUNG walked. WATSON

popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UAB - inning 5

JONES, M. to lf for CHAMBERLAIN. ROBERTS, D. grounded out to p. McCALL, C.

grounded out to p. S.CHRISTOPHE doubled to right center. MULLINS, B.

singled up the middle, RBI; S.CHRISTOPHE scored. KRZAN, H. singled

through the left side; MULLINS, B. advanced to second. ANDERSEN to p for

CAPRA. JONES, M. to rf. OSBORN to lf. ELLIS, A. struck out. 1 run, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

NORTON singled to left field. NORTON out at first 1b unassisted, runner

left early. RUSSELL flied out to rf. WALKER singled to left center.

PARAMORE flied out to cf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UAB - inning 6

LARA, K. struck out. WHITLOCK, N. pinch hit for BYRNE, A.. WHITLOCK, N.

walked. C.CHRISTOPHE grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; WHITLOCK,

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

Brigham Young - inning 7

WHITELEY walked. CHAMBERLAIN to rf for JONES,M. CHAMBERLAIN fouled out to

3b, bunt. OSBORN out at first p to 2b, SAC; WHITELEY advanced to second.

YOUNG popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UAB - inning 7

DODDS to cf for CHAMBERLAIN. OSBORN to rf. WHITELEY to lf. ROBERTS, D.

grounded out to 2b. McCALL, C. singled to third base. S.CHRISTOPHE struck

out. MULLINS, B. singled to right center; McCALL, C. advanced to third.

KRZAN, H. grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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