BYU Splits with Instate Rival Utah, W 5-4, L 9-8

Junior Lauren Watson opened the scoring with her two-run homer in game one against Utah to help the Cougars snatch the 5-4 win. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- In a conference match up against instate rival Utah, the BYU softball team split (W 5-4, L 9-8) in the doubleheader at Gail Miller Field on Saturday. With the split, the Cougars post a 21-12, 3-3 record, while the Utes are 13-22, 3-3.

In game one, BYU jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the bottom of the third inning highlighted by two home runs. Junior Lauren Watson opened the scoring with a two-run homer over the right field scoreboard. Paige Paramore followed shortly after with a three-run home run over left centerfield.

Utah added its first run of the game in the top of the fourth inning off a single up the middle from Bryanne Durrence, which knocked in Devina Quintero. The Utes added three more runs in the fifth, but the Cougars allowed no more runs to walk away with the 5-4 victory.

Junior Niki Andersen (12-4) got the win in 4.2 innings of play. Sophomore Brooke Boyce got the save after coming in for relief the final 2.1 innings. This was Boyce's first appearance back since taking a line drive to the face on April 1 against UNLV. Utah's Brianna Gourdin (9-4) pitched a complete game and picked up the loss.

"It was disappointing to get a bunch of runs in the third inning and not expand our lead, but I'm glad to get the win," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said.

In game two, BYU jumped out to a one-run lead after the bottom of the first inning. Krystle Chamberlain tripled to lead off the inning and was brought home off a single up the middle from Ashlyn Russell.

Utah would answer back with a huge six-run top of the second to take the 6-1 lead.

Ianeta Le'i then scored a Cougar run in the bottom of the second inning off a Ute error to bring the score to 6-2.

In the bottom of the third inning, Le'i came through big for BYU again with a two-run home run over left field. Kate Walker also added another run to bring the Cougars within one run.

Utah's Quintero doubled to bring in two more Ute runs in the top of the fourth inning to take an 8-5 lead.

BYU fought back to add a run in the bottom of the fourth inning thanks to junior Debbie Dodds' solo home run to centerfield. The Cougars put up another run in the fifth as Jodi Norton's double scored Le'i, who led off the inning with a double.

In the top of the seventh frame, Utah added one run to take a 9-7 lead.

Dodds singled up the middle to score Le'i in the bottom of the seventh, but the Cougars weren't able to bring in any more runs as Utah got the close 9-8 win to split with BYU.

"With the six runs they scored in the second inning we could have folded, but we battled back," Eakin said.

BYU pitcher Ariel Capra (3-3) got the loss on the mound, while Utah pitcher Melissa Oakes (1-6) picked up her first win of the season and Gourdin got the save. Andersen contributed five innings with six strikeouts, and Boyce came in to close for the final out of the game.

Next up for the Cougars is a doubleheader against Utah State on Tuesday, April 13 starting at 3 p.m. at Gail Miller Field. BYU will also play two road conference doubleheaders next week against Colorado State on Thursday, April 15 at 1 p.m. and New Mexico on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m.

Utah at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1)

Apr 10, 2004 at BYU PROVO UTAH (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

Utah 4 (12-22,2-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WALL, Lynsey lf.......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

WONG, Jackie 2b.......... 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

DONNELLY, Glennis ss..... 4 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0

STAHNKE, Melissa 3b...... 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 2

QUINTERO, Devina rf...... 3 1 3 1 1 0 2 1 0

THURSTON, Jenni pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HERNANDEZ, Ivette 1b..... 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0

LYMAN, Sarah pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NYGAARD, Kate dh......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

DURRENCE, Bryanne c...... 3 0 2 1 0 0 7 0 0

CRIDDLE, Texie cf........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

GOURDIN, Brianna p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 28 4 11 4 2 3 18 5 9

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (21-11,3-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

OSBORN, Belinda lf....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

YOUNG, Crystal ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 2 1 1 0 1 0 9 0 2

DODDS, Debbie pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

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

BOYCE, Brooke p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 26 5 10 5 1 5 21 12 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 000 130 0 - 4 11 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 005 000 0 - 5 10 1

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E - NORTON(9). LOB - Utah 9; BYU Cougars 6. 2B - DONNELLY; QUINTERO 2. HR -

WATSON(3); PARAMORE(6). HBP - WONG; WALKER. SH - STAHNKE; HERNANDEZ;

CRIDDLE; PARAMORE(3). SB - WONG 2; CHAMBERLAIN 2(9).

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GOURDIN, Brianna.... 6.0 10 5 5 1 5 26 29

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

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 4.2 7 4 4 1 2 20 23

BOYCE, Brooke....... 2.1 4 0 0 1 1 8 11

Win - ANDERSEN (12-4). Loss - GOURDIN (9-4). Save - BOYCE (2).

WP - BOYCE(4). HBP - by ANDERSEN (WONG); by GOURDIN (WALKER).

Umpires - HP: TONY MADDOX 1B: BENNY RENDON 3B: TJ BREWSTER

Start: 2:00 PM Time: 2:25 Attendance: 879

Game notes:

BYU wins game 1 of the Double Header

Game: UT-BY1

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 000 130 0 - 4 11 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 005 000 0 - 5 10 1

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Utah starters: 23/lf WALL; 25/2b WONG; 24/ss DONNELLY; 17/3b STAHNKE; 33/rf

QUINTERO; 28/1b HERNANDEZ; 32/dh NYGAARD; 22/c DURRENCE; 10/cf CRIDDLE;

9/p GOURDIN;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 18/lf OSBORN; 25/3b RUSSELL;

11/rf WATSON; 66/1b LE`I; 5/2b WALKER; 19/c PARAMORE; 8/ss NORTON; 3/cf

WHITELEY; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Utah - inning 1

WALL grounded out to 3b. WONG hit by pitch. DONNELLY struck out swinging;

WONG stole second. STAHNKE flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN singled to third base. OSBORN struck out swinging;

CHAMBERLAIN stole second. RUSSELL popped up to 2b. WATSON singled to

first base; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. LE`I popped up to 2b. 0 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah - inning 2

QUINTERO walked. THURSTON pinch ran for QUINTERO. HERNANDEZ out at first

3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; THURSTON advanced to second. NYGAARD singled to

right field; THURSTON advanced to third. DURRENCE grounded out to ss;

NYGAARD advanced to second. CRIDDLE flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

QUINTERO to rf for THURSTON. WALKER hit by pitch. GERHAUSER pinch ran for

WALKER. PARAMORE out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; GERHAUSER advanced to

second. NORTON grounded out to 3b. WHITELEY singled to right field;

GERHAUSER advanced to third, out at home rf to c. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah - inning 3

WALKER to 2b for GERHAUSER. WALL grounded out to ss. WONG grounded out to

p. DONNELLY doubled to right center. STAHNKE flied out to ss. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

CHAMBERLAIN singled to third base. OSBORN struck out looking. RUSSELL

popped up to ss. CHAMBERLAIN stole second. WATSON homered to right field,

2 RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored. LE`I walked. WALKER singled to left field;

LE`I advanced to second. PARAMORE homered to left center, 3 RBI; WALKER

scored; LE`I scored. NORTON singled to left field. WHITELEY grounded out

to 3b. 5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah - inning 4

QUINTERO doubled to right center. HERNANDEZ popped up to 2b. NYGAARD

grounded out to 3b; QUINTERO advanced to third. DURRENCE singled up the

middle, RBI; QUINTERO scored. DURRENCE out at first 1b unassisted, runner

left early. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

CHAMBERLAIN flied out to rf. OSBORN flied out to rf. RUSSELL lined out to

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

Utah - inning 5

CRIDDLE grounded out to p. WALL singled to right field. WONG reached on a

throwing error by ss; WALL advanced to third on the throw. WONG stole

second. DONNELLY struck out swinging. STAHNKE singled up the middle, 2

RBI; WONG scored, team unearned; WALL scored. QUINTERO doubled to right

center, RBI; STAHNKE scored. BOYCE to p for ANDERSEN. HERNANDEZ walked.

NYGAARD grounded out to p. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

WATSON grounded out to p. LE`I singled up the middle. WALKER fouled out

to c. PARAMORE singled to left field; LE`I advanced to second. DODDS

pinch ran for LE`I. NORTON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Utah - inning 6

LE`I to 1b for DODDS. DURRENCE singled to shortstop. CRIDDLE out at first

3b, SAC, bunt; DURRENCE advanced to second. DURRENCE advanced to third on

a wild pitch. WALL struck out swinging. WONG lined out to ss. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

WHITELEY struck out swinging. CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging. YOUNG

pinch hit for OSBORN. YOUNG struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Utah - inning 7

OSBORN to lf for YOUNG. DONNELLY singled down the rf line. STAHNKE out at

first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; DONNELLY advanced to second. DONNELLY out at

second c to 2b to ss. QUINTERO singled to left field. HERNANDEZ singled

to left center; QUINTERO advanced to second. LYMAN pinch ran for

HERNANDEZ. NYGAARD grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

HERNANDEZ to 1b for LYMAN. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

Apr 10, 2004 at BYU PROVO UTAH (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

Utah 9 (13-22,3-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WALL, Lynsey lf.......... 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0

WONG, Jackie 2b.......... 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 0

DONNELLY, Glennis ss..... 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 0

STAHNKE, Melissa 3b...... 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0

QUINTERO, Devina rf...... 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2

HERNANDEZ, Ivette 1b..... 4 0 2 0 0 1 8 0 2

LYMAN, Sarah pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NYGAARD, Kate c/dh....... 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 2 0

THURSTON, Jenni pr...... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DURRENCE, Bryanne dh/c... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CRIDDLE, Texie cf........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

OAKES, Melissa p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GOURDIN, Brianna p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 31 9 10 8 3 6 21 6 6

Brigham Young Univ. 8 (21-12,3-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf/p 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4

YOUNG, Crystal ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

JONES, Milli rf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OSBORN, Belinda rf/lf.... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 4 3 2 1 0 12 1 0

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige dh....... 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

GERHAUSER, Lindsey ph... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 4 1 2 2 0 2 2 0 0

CAPRA, Ariel p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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

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

Totals................... 33 8 10 6 4 6 21 13 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 060 200 10 - 9 10 4

Brigham Young Univ.. 113 110 1X - 8 10 2

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E - WONG; STAHNKE; HERNANDEZ; NYGAARD; OSBORN(1); RUSSELL(7). LOB - Utah 6;

BYU Cougars 8. 2B - DONNELLY; QUINTERO; LE`I(9); PARAMORE(5); NORTON(9). 3B

- CHAMBERLAIN(2). HR - STAHNKE; QUINTERO; LE`I(2); DODDS(5). HBP - DURRENCE.

SH - DURRENCE. SB - WONG.

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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OAKES, Melissa...... 2.2 4 5 3 3 2 13 16

GOURDIN, Brianna.... 4.1 6 3 3 1 4 20 21

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

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CAPRA, Ariel........ 1.2 5 5 4 2 0 9 12

ANDERSEN, Niki...... 5.0 5 4 4 1 6 21 23

BOYCE, Brooke....... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - GOURDIN (10-4). Loss - CAPRA (3-3). Save - None.

WP - GOURDIN 2. HBP - by ANDERSEN (DURRENCE). PB - WATSON 2(4).

Umpires - HP: BENNY RENDON 1B: TJ BREWSTER 3B: TONY MADDOW

Start: 5:00 PM Time: 1:52 Attendance: 879

Game notes:

Game 2 of Utah - BYU doubleheader

Utah takes game 2 in a close one..

Game: UT-BY2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 060 200 10 - 9 10 4

Brigham Young Univ.. 113 110 1X - 8 10 2

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Utah starters: 23/lf WALL; 25/2b WONG; 24/ss DONNELLY; 17/3b STAHNKE; 33/rf

QUINTERO; 28/1b HERNANDEZ; 32/c NYGAARD; 22/dh DURRENCE; 10/cf CRIDDLE;

99/p OAKES;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 18/rf OSBORN; 25/3b RUSSELL;

11/c WATSON; 66/1b LE`I; 5/2b WALKER; 19/dh PARAMORE; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf

DODDS; 2/p CAPRA;

Utah - inning 1

WALL grounded out to p. WONG singled to left field. DONNELLY singled to

third base; WONG advanced to second. STAHNKE flied out to cf. QUINTERO

grounded out to p. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN tripled to left center. OSBORN grounded out to 1b unassisted.

RUSSELL singled up the middle, RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored. RUSSELL out at

second c to ss. WATSON grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Utah - inning 2

HERNANDEZ singled to left field. NYGAARD walked; HERNANDEZ advanced to

second. LYMAN pinch ran for HERNANDEZ. THURSTON pinch ran for NYGAARD.

DURRENCE out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; THURSTON advanced to second;

LYMAN advanced to third. CRIDDLE lined out to 1b. THURSTON advanced to

third; LYMAN scored on a passed ball, unearned. WALL walked. WONG singled

to center field, RBI; WALL advanced to third; THURSTON scored. WONG stole

second. DONNELLY doubled to right center, 2 RBI; WONG scored; WALL

scored. ANDERSEN to p for CAPRA. STAHNKE homered to center field, 2 RBI;

DONNELLY scored. QUINTERO reached on an error by 3b. HERNANDEZ to 1b for

LYMAN. NYGAARD to c for THURSTON. HERNANDEZ struck out looking. 6 runs, 4

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

LE`I walked. WALKER struck out looking. PARAMORE doubled to center field;

LE`I advanced to third. LE`I scored on an error by c, unearned. NORTON

walked. DODDS struck out swinging. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to 2b. 1 run,

1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah - inning 3

NYGAARD out at first p to 2b to 1b. DURRENCE grounded out to ss. CRIDDLE

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

OSBORN grounded out to c. RUSSELL grounded out to 2b. WATSON walked. LE`I

homered to left field, 2 RBI; WATSON scored. WALKER reached on a fielding

error by 1b. PARAMORE reached on a throwing error by 3b; WALKER advanced

to second, advanced to third on the throw. GOURDIN to p for OAKES.

PARAMORE advanced to second; WALKER scored on a wild pitch, unearned.

PARAMORE advanced to third on a wild pitch. NORTON struck out swinging. 3

runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah - inning 4

WALL walked. WONG singled to left field; WALL advanced to second.

DONNELLY struck out swinging. STAHNKE struck out swinging. WONG advanced

to second on a passed ball; WALL advanced to third on a passed ball.

QUINTERO doubled to left center, 2 RBI; WONG scored; WALL scored.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

DODDS homered to center field, RBI. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to 1b

unassisted. OSBORN reached on an error by 2b. RUSSELL fouled out to lf.

WATSON lined out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Utah - inning 5

NYGAARD grounded out to 3b. DURRENCE grounded out to ss. CRIDDLE flied

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

LE`I doubled to center field. WALKER fouled out to c. PARAMORE walked.

GERHAUSER pinch hit for PARAMORE. NORTON doubled to left field, RBI;

GERHAUSER advanced to third; LE`I scored. DODDS struck out looking. YOUNG

pinch hit for CHAMBERLAIN. YOUNG struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Utah - inning 6

CHAMBERLAIN to lf for YOUNG. JONES, M. to rf for CHAMBERLAIN. OSBORN to

lf. WALL struck out swinging. WONG grounded out to 2b. DONNELLY lined out

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

OSBORN grounded out to 3b. RUSSELL popped up to 2b. WATSON grounded out

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

Utah - inning 7

STAHNKE struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. QUINTERO homered down

the lf line, RBI. HERNANDEZ singled to left field, advanced to second on

a fielding error by lf. NYGAARD grounded out to 3b. DURRENCE hit by

pitch. BOYCE to p for ANDERSEN. CRIDDLE grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2

hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

LE`I singled up the middle. WALKER singled to center field; LE`I advanced

to second. WHITELEY pinch ran for WALKER. PARAMORE to dh for GERHAUSER.

PARAMORE flied out to lf. NORTON lined out to 3b. DODDS singled up the

middle, RBI; WHITELEY advanced to third; LE`I scored. CHAMBERLAIN pinch

hit for JONES, M.. CHAMBERLAIN struck out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

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