BYU Softball Moves to 16-14 with Saturday Split

Monica Gonzales went 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI against Longwood. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TEMPE -- The BYU softball team (16-14) lost its second in as many days to Illinois (20-10) by a score of 7-2, but avoided falling to a .500 mark by beating Longwood (10-8), 9-1.

Illinois led 2-0 after the first inning, but the Cougars cut the margin to one with a run in the second. With runners in scoring position and two outs, sophomore Andi Ramirez hit a single to left field allowing Cortney Nix-Clark to score from third and shorten the gap to 2-1.

Two runs in the fourth inning and three in the fifth boosted the Illini's lead up to six. Junior Emi Snow blasted a lead-off home run to left center in the top of the seventh, but BYU could not mount a comeback as the team left a total of 12 runners on base for the game. Ramirez and Nix-Clark each went 2-for-3 in the 7-2 loss.

A big second inning against Longwood helped the Cougars secure their first win in its final game of the Invitational. Nursing a 2-1 lead, BYU scored six runs in the second inning behind two 2-run shots from Angeline Quiocho and Jodi Norton. Monica Gonzales also had an RBI-double in the inning. Gonzales finished 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI against the Lancers. Norton went 2-for-3 with three RBI.

Freshman Christie Zinanti picked up her fifth win of the season, recording five strikeouts and allowing just one earned run in five innings of play.

Next up for BYU is a double-header at Southern Utah on Wednesday, March 28. The two teams meet at 2 p.m. (MST) and 4 p.m.

BYU vs Illinois

Mar 24, 2007 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

BYU 2

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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QUIOCHO 3b............... 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0

WHITELEY lf.............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5

HOCH 2b.................. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1

SNOW cf.................. 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1

NORTON ss................ 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0

NIX-CLARK c.............. 3 1 2 0 1 1 6 1 1

URINCHO 1b/p............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

JENKINS rf............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

RAMIREZ dh............... 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

GWYN p/1b................ 2 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 0

Totals................... 29 2 10 2 4 5 18 6 11

Illinois 7

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Mexicano ss.............. 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1

Diller 3b................ 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 3 0

Armstrong c.............. 3 1 1 2 0 1 3 2 0

Smith lf................. 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0

Martin 1b................ 3 0 1 0 0 1 9 1 0

Gaitros pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lisy dh.................. 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

Lawhead 2b............... 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0

Bryers cf................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Behrens ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Howell rf................ 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1

Wright p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 25 7 9 6 2 4 21 9 3

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 000 1 - 2 10 1

Illinois............ 200 230 X - 7 9 1

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E - NIX-CLARK; Mexicano. DP - ILL 2. LOB - BYU 11; ILL 3. 2B - Smith;

Howell. HR - SNOW; Armstrong. SH - JENKINS. SB - Diller; Lawhead. CS -

Gaitros. Reached on CI - Diller.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GWYN................ 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 5 6

URINCHO............. 4.1 8 7 6 1 2 20 22

Illinois IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Wright.............. 7.0 10 2 2 4 5 29 34

Win - Wright. Loss - URINCHO. Save - None.

WP - Wright. CI - NIX-CLARK.

Umpires - HP: Wally Latall 1B: Dale Wilson 3B: Geri Magwire

Start: 11:30 Time: Attendance:

Game notes:

ID-491326

Game: BYU_ILL3

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

BYU vs Illinois - Play-by-Play

Mar 24, 2007 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 000 1 - 2 10 1

Illinois............ 200 230 X - 7 9 1

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BYU starters: 33/3b QUIOCHO; 3/lf WHITELEY; 4/2b HOCH; 18/cf SNOW; 8/ss NORTON;

10/c NIX-CLARK; 22/1b URINCHO; 16/rf JENKINS; 31/dh RAMIREZ; 11/p GWYN;

Illinois starters: 9/ss Mexicano; 3/3b Diller; 25/c Armstrong; 7/lf Smith;

24/1b Martin; 19/dh Lisy; 13/2b Lawhead; 22/cf Bryers; 1/rf Howell; 33/p

Wright;

BYU 1st - QUIOCHO struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. WHITELEY

singled, bunt. HOCH singled to left field; WHITELEY advanced to second. SNOW

hit into double play 3b to 1b; WHITELEY out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Illinois 1st - GWYN to 1b for URINCHO. URINCHO to p for GWYN. Mexicano

grounded out to ss. Diller reached on catcher's interference. Armstrong homered

to right center, 2 RBI; Diller scored, unearned. Smith lined out to 1b. Martin

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

BYU 2nd - NORTON flied out to lf. NIX-CLARK walked. GWYN singled to left

field; NIX-CLARK advanced to second. JENKINS out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

GWYN advanced to second; NIX-CLARK advanced to third. RAMIREZ singled to left

field, RBI; GWYN advanced to third; NIX-CLARK scored. QUIOCHO walked; RAMIREZ

advanced to second. WHITELEY lined out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

Illinois 2nd - Lisy grounded out to p. Lawhead singled to right field.

Bryers flied out to lf. Howell flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 3rd - HOCH flied out to rf. SNOW struck out swinging. NORTON singled

up the middle. NORTON advanced to second on a wild pitch. NIX-CLARK struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Illinois 3rd - Mexicano lined out to p. Diller grounded out to 1b

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

BYU 4th - GWYN grounded out to 3b. JENKINS grounded out to ss. RAMIREZ

singled to right center. QUIOCHO walked; RAMIREZ advanced to second. WHITELEY

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

Illinois 4th - Smith singled to third base. Martin struck out looking.

Lisy walked; Smith advanced to second. Lawhead singled up the middle; Lisy

advanced to second; Smith advanced to third. Behrens pinch hit for Bryers.

Behrens lined out to ss. Howell doubled, 2 RBI; Lawhead advanced to third, out

at home cf to ss to c; Lisy scored; Smith scored. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU 5th - Bryers to cf for Behrens. HOCH grounded out to ss. SNOW flied

out to cf. NORTON singled to left field. NIX-CLARK singled to right center,

advanced to second on the throw; NORTON advanced to third. GWYN walked. JENKINS

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

Illinois 5th - Mexicano singled to left field. Diller singled to right

field; Mexicano advanced to third. Diller stole second. Armstrong struck out

swinging. Smith doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; Diller scored; Mexicano

scored. URINCHO to 1b. RAMIREZ to dh. GWYN to p. Martin singled up the middle;

Smith advanced to third. Gaitros pinch ran for Martin. Gaitros out at second c

to ss, caught stealing; Smith scored. Lisy struck out swinging. 3 runs, 4

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - Martin to 1b for Gaitros. RAMIREZ reached on an error by ss,

advanced to second. QUIOCHO struck out swinging. WHITELEY grounded out to 2b;

RAMIREZ advanced to third. HOCH struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error,

1 LOB.

Illinois 6th - Lawhead walked. Bryers flied out to lf. Lawhead stole

second. Howell struck out swinging. Mexicano fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - SNOW homered to left center, RBI. NORTON grounded out to 3b.

NIX-CLARK singled up the middle. URINCHO lined into double play 3b unassisted;

NIX-CLARK out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Longwood vs BYU

Mar 24, 2007 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Longwood 1

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hooe cf.................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2

Ketsdever rf............. 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0

Washington ss............ 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0

Radford c................ 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0

Betterton 1b............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 3

McKeown lf............... 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2

Bonner 3b................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hamill 2b................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Garrison dh.............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Forsyth p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Slagle p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 16 1 4 1 5 5 12 5 7

BYU 9

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WHITELEY dh.............. 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GWYN 1b................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES cf.............. 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

HOCH 2b.................. 2 2 0 2 1 0 2 2 0

QUIOCHO 3b............... 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 2 0

SNOW lf.................. 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

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

NIX-CLARK c.............. 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 0

URINCHO 1b/dh............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 3

RAMIREZ rf............... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

PLATT rf................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

ZINANTI p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 22 9 8 9 5 1 15 10 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Longwood............ 100 00 - 1 4 2

BYU................. 261 0X - 9 8 0

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E - Bonner; Forsyth. LOB - LU 7; BYU 6. 2B - GONZALES. HR - Ketsdever;

QUIOCHO; NORTON. HBP - Garrison. SH - Bonner. SB - Radford; GONZALES. CS -

Hamill.

Longwood IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Forsyth............. 3.0 8 9 7 5 0 19 24

Slagle.............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI............. 5.0 4 1 1 5 5 16 23

Win - ZINANTI. Loss - Forsyth. Save - None.

WP - ZINANTI. HBP - by ZINANTI (Garrison).

Umpires - HP: Dick Foote 1B: Geri Maguire 3B: Wally Latall

Start: Time: 1:37 Attendance: 198

Game: BYU-LONG

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Longwood............ 100 00 - 1 4 2

BYU................. 261 0X - 9 8 0

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Longwood starters: 16/cf Hooe; 11/rf Ketsdever; 22/ss Washington; 6/c Radford;

5/1b Betterton; 2/lf McKeown; 10/3b Bonner; 21/2b Hamill; 8/dh Garrison; 12/p

Forsyth;

BYU starters: 3/dh WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 4/2b HOCH; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 18/lf

SNOW; 8/ss NORTON; 10/c NIX-CLARK; 22/1b URINCHO; 31/rf RAMIREZ; 14/p ZINANTI;

Longwood 1st - Hooe grounded out to 2b. Ketsdever homered to right

field, RBI. Washington grounded out to 2b. Radford walked. Radford advanced to

second on a wild pitch. Betterton struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - WHITELEY out at first 1b to 2b, bunt. GONZALES singled to

center field. GONZALES stole second. HOCH walked. QUIOCHO walked; HOCH advanced

to second; GONZALES advanced to third. SNOW singled to left field, RBI; QUIOCHO

advanced to second; HOCH advanced to third; GONZALES scored. NORTON singled to

first base, RBI; SNOW advanced to second; QUIOCHO advanced to third; HOCH

scored. NIX-CLARK reached on a fielder's choice; NORTON advanced to second;

SNOW advanced to third; QUIOCHO out at home ss to c. URINCHO popped up to p.

2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Longwood 2nd - McKeown singled up the middle. Bonner out at first 1b to

2b, SAC, bunt; McKeown advanced to second. Hamill reached on a fielder's

choice; McKeown advanced to third. Hamill out at second c to 2b, caught

stealing. Garrison hit by pitch. Hooe struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - RAMIREZ singled up the middle. WHITELEY reached on a fielder's

choice; RAMIREZ out at second 1b to ss. GONZALES doubled, advanced to third on

the throw, RBI; WHITELEY scored. HOCH reached on an error by p, advanced to

second on the throw, RBI; GONZALES scored. QUIOCHO homered to left field, 2

RBI; HOCH scored, unearned. SNOW walked. NORTON homered to left center, 2 RBI;

SNOW scored. NIX-CLARK walked. URINCHO fouled out to 1b. RAMIREZ flied out to

lf. 6 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Longwood 3rd - PLATT to rf for RAMIREZ. Ketsdever walked. Washington

singled to right field; Ketsdever advanced to second. Radford reached on a

fielder's choice; Washington advanced to second, out at third p to 3b;

Ketsdever out at third 1b to 3b. Radford stole second. Betterton walked.

McKeown struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - WHITELEY flied out to cf. GONZALES singled up the middle. HOCH

reached on an error by 3b, advanced to second, RBI; GONZALES scored, unearned.

QUIOCHO flied out to rf. SNOW walked. NORTON grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1

hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Longwood 4th - Bonner grounded out to 3b. Hamill fouled out to 1b.

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

BYU 4th - Slagle to p for Forsyth. NIX-CLARK grounded out to ss. URINCHO

struck out swinging. PLATT flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Longwood 5th - GWYN to 1b for WHITELEY. URINCHO to dh. Hooe struck out

swinging. Ketsdever walked. Washington singled, advanced to second on the

throw; Ketsdever advanced to third. Radford walked. Ketsdever out at home c to

ss to 3b to c. Betterton flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

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