BYU Splits with CSU, W 4-3, L 1-0

Freshman Jodi Norton hit her eighth home run of the season with a shot through centerfield to lead BYU to a 4-3 victory against CSU in game one. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Seniors Play in their Final Home Games

PROVO -- It started out well for the BYU softball team as they snatched a 4-3 victory over Colorado State in game one, but the second match up ended in a disappointing 1-0 loss on Saturday at Gail Miller Field.

With the split, the Cougars post a 31-16, 8-7 MWC record, while the Rams move to 35-13, 12-4 MWC.

"In order to have had the chance to win the conference championship we needed to win both games today," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "It's a game of inches and we were just inches away."

In game one, BYU got out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning after Megan Masser walked Debbie Dodds with bases loaded to score Ashlyn Russell. Lauren Watson capitalized on a CSU wild pitch to score the second run of the inning.

Freshman Jodi Norton's two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning gave the Cougars a four-run cushion.

CSU put its first run on the board in the top of the fifth inning off Stephani Roberts' double to deep centerfield that scored Stacey Leigh to put the score at 4-1.

The Rams then made a two-run seventh inning rally, but the Cougars pulled out the 4-3 win.

Junior Niki Andersen pitched six innings for BYU and Brooke Boyce came in to close the top of the seventh inning. Andersen (16-6) received the win on the mound, while CSU pitcher Megan Masser (10-4) got the loss.

In the second contest, CSU scored the lone run of the game in the top of the first inning when Kerry Farrell singled to left field to score teammate Stephani Roberts.

Boyce (12-7) pitched a complete seven innings for the Cougars and picked up the loss on the mound, while Genevieve Kelly (10-2) got the win and Jessica Strickland got the save.

"It was a crucial loss," Eakin said. "It was frustrating to be so close and let it slip away."

Despite losing the second game, Eakin said the team is playing good ball at the right time of year.

Tonight seniors Lindsey Gerhauser, Belinda Osborn and Kate Walker played in their final home games at Gail Miller Field and were honored for their great softball careers at BYU.

"We want the seniors to know that BYU softball was better because of [them]," Eakin said. "We're going to miss them as players and as people."

The seniors will definitely be missed as leaders and role models leaving big shoes to fill next season.

The Cougars will hit the road next week for their final games of the regular season. BYU will face Utah State on Tuesday at 2 p.m., UNLV on Thursday at 5 p.m. and San Diego State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Colorado State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1)

May 01, 2004 at BYU PROVO, UT (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

Colorado State 3 (35-13,11-4 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

BURTNER, B. ss........... 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1

WALKER, R. rf............ 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4

FARRELL, K. c............ 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1

HUERTA, B. lf............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

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

LEIGH, S. dp............. 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

PADEWAY, R. 3b........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KELLY G. ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DEAN, K. cf.............. 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

MASSER, M. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 29 3 6 3 1 2 18 3 6

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (31-15,8-6 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dp.. 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0

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

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 2 0 0 1 11 1 0

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

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

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

WATSON, Lauren rf........ 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0

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

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

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

BOYCE, Brooke p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 24 4 7 3 3 9 21 10 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 000 010 2 - 3 6 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 020 200 X - 4 7 2

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E - BURTNER, B.; RUSSELL(9); NORTON(16). LOB - CSU 6; BYU Cougars 5. 2B -

ROBERTS, S.; BURTNER, B.; LEIGH, S.; LE`I(11). HR - NORTON(8).

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MASSER, M........... 6.0 7 4 4 3 9 24 27

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 6.0 5 3 2 0 2 25 25

BOYCE, Brooke....... 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 4 5

Win - ANDERSEN (16-6). Loss - MASSER, M. (10-4). Save - None.

WP - MASSER, M..

Umpires - HP: GREG SCHMIDT 1B: PAUL EDDS 3B: RAY MEIBOS

Start: 2:05 PM Time: 2:30 Attendance: 352

Game notes:

BYU Wins GAME 1

ANDERSEN faced 2 batters in the 7th.

Game: CS-BY3

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 000 010 2 - 3 6 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 020 200 X - 4 7 2

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Colorado State starters: 33/2b ROBERTS, S.; 11/ss BURTNER, B.; 15/rf WALKER,

R.; 2/c FARRELL, K.; 9/lf HUERTA, B.; 7/1b STRICKLAND,J; 18/dp LEIGH, S.;

14/3b PADEWAY, R.; 12/cf DEAN, K.; 5/p MASSER, M.;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/dp CHAMBERLAIN; 3/lf WHITELEY; 19/c

PARAMORE; 66/1b LE`I; 25/3b RUSSELL; 5/2b WALKER; 11/rf WATSON; 8/ss

NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Colorado State - inning 1

ROBERTS, S. fouled out to 1b. BURTNER, B. doubled to center field.

WALKER, R. grounded out to ss. FARRELL, K. lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging. WHITELEY flied out to rf. PARAMORE flied

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

Colorado State - inning 2

HUERTA, B. struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. STRICKLAND,J flied

out to lf. LEIGH, S. grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

LE`I doubled to right field. GERHAUSER pinch ran for LE`I. RUSSELL

singled to shortstop; GERHAUSER advanced to third on a throwing error by

ss. WALKER flied out to lf; RUSSELL advanced to second on the throw;

GERHAUSER out at home lf to c. WATSON walked. NORTON walked; WATSON

advanced to second; RUSSELL advanced to third. DODDS walked, RBI; NORTON

advanced to second; WATSON advanced to third; RUSSELL scored. DODDS

advanced to second; NORTON advanced to third; WATSON scored on a wild

pitch. CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Colorado State - inning 3

LE`I to 1b for GERHAUSER. PADEWAY, R. out at first 1b to 2b. DEAN, K.

grounded out to 3b. ROBERTS, S. singled to left field. BURTNER, B.

reached on an error by 3b; ROBERTS, S. advanced to second. WALKER, R.

struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

WHITELEY struck out looking. PARAMORE singled to left field. LE`I singled

to right field; PARAMORE advanced to second. JONES, M. pinch ran for

PARAMORE. RUSSELL struck out swinging. WALKER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State - inning 4

PARAMORE to c for JONES, M.. FARRELL, K. flied out to lf. HUERTA, B.

flied out to lf. STRICKLAND,J lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

WATSON singled down the lf line. NORTON homered to center field, 2 RBI;

WATSON scored. DODDS popped up to 2b. CHAMBERLAIN struck out looking.

WHITELEY struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State - inning 5

LEIGH, S. singled up the middle. PADEWAY, R. flied out to rf. DEAN, K.

grounded out to ss; LEIGH, S. advanced to second. ROBERTS, S. doubled to

center field, RBI; LEIGH, S. scored. BURTNER, B. grounded out to 3b. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

PARAMORE grounded out to ss. LE`I struck out looking. RUSSELL struck out

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

Colorado State - inning 6

WALKER, R. grounded out to 3b. FARRELL, K. fouled out to lf. HUERTA, B.

flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

WALKER fouled out to lf. WATSON singled to right field. NORTON struck out

swinging; WATSON failed pickoff attempt. WATSON failed pickoff attempt.

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

Colorado State - inning 7

STRICKLAND,J reached on a fielding error by ss. LEIGH, S. doubled down

the lf line; STRICKLAND,J advanced to third. BOYCE to p for ANDERSEN.

KELLY G. pinch hit for PADEWAY, R.. KELLY G. grounded out to p. DEAN, K.

grounded out to 2b, RBI; LEIGH, S. advanced to third; STRICKLAND,J

scored, unearned. ROBERTS, S. walked. BURTNER, B. singled down the rf

line, RBI; ROBERTS, S. advanced to third; LEIGH, S. scored. WALKER, R.

grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Colorado State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

May 01, 2004 at BYU PROVO UT (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

Colorado State 1 (36-13,12-4 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

BURTNER, B. ss........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1

WALKER, R. rf/1b......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0

GARDNER, J. pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FARRELL, K. c............ 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0

HUERTA, B. lf............ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

STRICKLAND,J 1b/rf....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1

KELLY G. p............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

ALLEN, C. rf............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LEIGH, S. dp............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

DEAN, K. cf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1

PADEWAY, R. 3b........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

Totals................... 26 1 5 1 0 4 21 12 5

Brigham Young Univ. 0 (31-16,8-7 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON, Lauren c......... 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0

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

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 3

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

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

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 0

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

OSBORN, Belinda rf....... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2

BOYCE, Brooke p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 24 0 4 0 6 1 21 12 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 100 000 0 - 1 5 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 0 - 0 4 1

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E - BURTNER, B.; RUSSELL(9). DP - CSU 2. LOB - CSU 5; BYU Cougars 9. SH -

BURTNER, B.. SB - NORTON(7).

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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KELLY G............. 4.1 3 0 0 5 1 16 21

STRICKLAND,J........ 2.2 1 0 0 1 0 8 9

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 7.0 5 1 1 0 4 26 27

Win - KELLY G. (10-2). Loss - BOYCE (12-7). Save - STRICKLAND,J (6).

Umpires - HP: PAUL EDDS 1B: RAY MEIBOS 3B: GREG SCHMIDT

Start: 5:05 pm Time: 2:01 Attendance: 352

Game notes:

BYU wins game one 4-3

CSU WINS GAME Two 1-0

SPLIT THE GAMES

Game: CS-BY4

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 100 000 0 - 1 5 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 0 - 0 4 1

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Colorado State starters: 33/2b ROBERTS, S.; 11/ss BURTNER, B.; 15/rf WALKER,

R.; 2/c FARRELL, K.; 9/lf HUERTA, B.; 7/1b STRICKLAND,J; 16/p KELLY G.;

18/dp LEIGH, S.; 12/cf DEAN, K.; 14/3b PADEWAY, R.;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 11/c WATSON; 3/lf WHITELEY; 19/dp PARAMORE;

66/1b LE`I; 25/3b RUSSELL; 5/2b WALKER; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 18/rf

OSBORN; 9/p BOYCE;

Colorado State - inning 1

ROBERTS, S. singled to shortstop. BURTNER, B. out at first 1b to 2b, SAC,

bunt; ROBERTS, S. advanced to second. WALKER, R. out at first p to 2b to

1b; ROBERTS, S. advanced to third. FARRELL, K. singled to left field,

RBI; ROBERTS, S. scored. HUERTA, B. grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

WATSON reached on a throwing error by ss. WHITELEY singled to pitcher;

WATSON advanced to second. PARAMORE walked; WHITELEY advanced to second;

WATSON advanced to third. LE`I grounded into double play 3b to c to 1b;

PARAMORE advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third; WATSON out on

the play. RUSSELL grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error,

2 LOB.

Colorado State - inning 2

STRICKLAND,J lined out to 3b. KELLY G. flied out to lf. LEIGH, S. reached

on a fielding error by 3b. DEAN, K. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits,

1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

WALKER grounded out to 3b. NORTON grounded out to 3b. DODDS flied out to

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

Colorado State - inning 3

ROBERTS, S. grounded out to ss. BURTNER, B. lined out to 1b. WALKER, R.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

OSBORN walked. WATSON fouled out to lf. WHITELEY singled to center field;

OSBORN advanced to second. PARAMORE popped up to 3b. LE`I popped up to

cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State - inning 4

FARRELL, K. grounded out to 3b. HUERTA, B. flied out to rf. STRICKLAND,J

singled to second base. KELLY G. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

RUSSELL popped up to cf. WALKER grounded out to 2b. NORTON walked. NORTON

stole second. DODDS walked. WALKER, R. to 1b. STRICKLAND,J to rf. OSBORN

struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State - inning 5

LEIGH, S. grounded out to 2b. DEAN, K. singled to second base. ROBERTS,

S. reached on a fielder's choice; DEAN, K. out at second ss to 2b.

BURTNER, B. popped up to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

WATSON walked. WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice; WATSON out at

second p to ss. PARAMORE singled down the lf line; WHITELEY advanced to

second. STRICKLAND,J to p. ALLEN, C. to rf for KELLY G.. LE`I flied into

double play 2b to ss; WHITELEY out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Colorado State - inning 6

WALKER, R. singled to right center. FARRELL, K. flied out to cf. HUERTA,

B. grounded out to 3b; WALKER, R. advanced to second. GARDNER, J. pinch

ran for WALKER, R.. STRICKLAND,J grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

WALKER, R. to 1b for GARDNER, J.. RUSSELL flied out to cf. WALKER

grounded out to ss. NORTON singled up the middle. DODDS grounded out to

2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State - inning 7

ALLEN, C. struck out swinging. LEIGH, S. struck out swinging. DEAN, K.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

OSBORN out at first 1b to 2b. WATSON walked. WHITELEY grounded out to ss;

WATSON advanced to second. PARAMORE grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

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