BYU Splits UNLV Conference Opener, L 6-3, W 5-3

Junior Lauren Watson got BYU off to a quick 3-0 lead with her three-run homer in the top of the first inning of game two. The Cougars went on to snatch a 5-3 win over UNLV to split the series. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU battled through rain delays and an injury during the conference opener against UNLV to split two games L 6-3, W 5-3 on Thursday at Gail Miller Field.

With the split, the Cougars post 19-10, 1-1 overall records, while the Rebels are 18-22, 1-1.

An unfortunate final play in the top of the first inning put sophomore pitcher Brooke Boyce out the remainder of the game. Boyce left the game after taking a line drive to the face, and her return is questionable at this time.

"Brooke is such a pivotal part of the team," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "It was pretty devastating to lose her in the first inning, especially this early in conference. But if anybody can come back, it will be Brooke. I was proud of the team for battling through it."

Cougar pitcher Ariel Capra replaced Boyce in the top of the second inning.

The offense started for BYU as Ashlyn Russell doubled to get BYU's first hit of the game in the bottom of the third inning. Jodi Norton followed with a sacrifice bunt to advance Russell to third. Krystle Chamberlain would score Lindsey Gerhauser (who pinch ran for Rusesell) for the first BYU run of the game.

The Cougars would add another run in the bottom of the fourth inning as Belinda Osborn led off the inning with a triple and was brought home by Paige Paramore's sacrifice fly to put BYU up by two runs.

UNLV would answer with a big four-run inning (off five hits) in the top of the fifth inning to take the 4-2 go ahead.

Russell's solo home run, her sixth of the season, in the bottom of the fifth inning brought the Cougars back within a run at 4-3.

But the Rebels gathered a two-run top of the sixth inning to put the score at 6-3 for the remainder of the seven innings.

Junior Ariel Capra pitched 4.1 innings for BYU until Niki Andersen relieved her for the final 1.2 innings. Capra (3-2) got the loss on the mound, while UNLV pitcher Jacqueline Kerrigan (15-14) got the win.

In game two, the Cougars came out strong by recording a season game-high four doubles in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by a three-run home run.

Krystle Chamberlain led off the inning with a double and Belinda Osborn hit a sac bunt to advance Chamberlain to third. Russell was walked and then Lauren Watson came through with a huge three-run homer to clear the bases and give BYU a 3-0 lead. Ianeta Le`i, Kate Walker and Jodi Norton had back-to-back-to-back doubles, which scored two runs and gave BYU a 5-0 advantage.

After the bottom of the second inning, rain delayed the game again and tarps were put over the field.

After the break, UNLV added its first run of the game in the top of the fourth off a single from Wendy Godwin to put the score at 5-1.

The Rebels would add two more runs on the board, one in the top of the sixth and seventh innings to put the final score at 5-3.

Andersen pitched a complete seven innings on the mound for BYU. Andersen (10-3) picked up the win, while UNLV pitcher Kacey Ellis (2-6) got the loss.

The Cougars will not have much time to rest up as they face San Diego State, last year's regular-season champs, on Friday in a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. Game one of the doubleheader will be televised on BYU TV. Play-by-play will be provided Jay Monsen and Garry Sheide will be the color analyst.

UN LAS VEGAS at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 01, 2004 at BYU PROV UTAH

UN LAS VEGAS 6 (18-21,1-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BYRNE, Bridget lf........ 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

FREIGHT, Bittnay rf...... 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

SAMPSON, Lisa cf......... 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 1

ELLIS, Kacey 1b.......... 4 1 2 2 0 1 5 0 1

BOSTWICK, Morgan 2b...... 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 2 0

GODWIN, Wendy dh......... 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

TENNES, Christy pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GLENN, Pauline 3b........ 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1

HILLYER, Britney c....... 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 2

CAMPBELL, Amber ss....... 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

KERRIGAN, Jacqueline p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 30 6 12 6 2 3 21 7 8

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (18-10,0-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0

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

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

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

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr/3b 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0

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

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

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

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

Totals................... 23 3 5 3 2 5 21 10 3

Score by Innings R H E

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UN LAS VEGAS........ 000 042 0 - 6 12 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 110 0 - 3 5 1

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E - WATSON(2). LOB - UNLV 8; BYU Cougars 3. 2B - FREIGHT; BOSTWICK; LE`I(7);

RUSSELL(3). 3B - OSBORN(1). HR - RUSSELL(6). HBP - SAMPSON; GLENN. SH -

FREIGHT; NORTON(6). SF - PARAMORE(1). CS - CHAMBERLAIN(1).

UN LAS VEGAS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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KERRIGAN, Jacqueline 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 23 27

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

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 4 4

CAPRA, Ariel........ 4.1 8 5 5 1 2 20 23

ANDERSEN, Niki...... 1.2 2 1 1 1 0 6 8

Win - KERRIGAN (15-14). Loss - CAPRA (3-2). Save - None.

HBP - by CAPRA (SAMPSON); by CAPRA (GLENN).

Umpires - HP: David Whitford 1B: Glenda Bates 3B: Terry Balser

Start: 4:00 pm Time: 2h 25m Attendance: 106

Game notes:

San Diego State on Friday at 4:00 pm Gail Miller Park

Game: LV-BY1

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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UN LAS VEGAS........ 000 042 0 - 6 12 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 110 0 - 3 5 1

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UN LAS VEGAS starters: 66/lf BYRNE; 8/rf FREIGHT; 10/cf SAMPSON; 9/1b ELLIS;

13/2b BOSTWICK; 37/dh GODWIN; 4/3b GLENN; 20/c HILLYER; 18/ss CAMPBELL;

21/p KERRIGAN;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 18/lf OSBORN; 19/rf

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

NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 9/p BOYCE;

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 1

BYRNE grounded out to p. FREIGHT struck out looking. SAMPSON singled to

third base. ELLIS singled to pitcher; SAMPSON advanced to second, out at

second 3b to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN popped up to p. OSBORN grounded out to p. PARAMORE struck out

looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 2

CAPRA to p for BOYCE. BOSTWICK flied out to lf. GODWIN grounded out to

3b. GLENN singled to center field. HILLYER reached on a fielder's choice;

GLENN out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

WATSON flied out to cf. LE`I flied out to lf. WALKER flied out to 1b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 3

CAMPBELL out at first 1b to 2b. BYRNE fouled out to ss. FREIGHT singled,

bunt. SAMPSON lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

RUSSELL doubled to left center. GERHAUSER pinch ran. GERHAUSER to 3b for

RUSSELL. NORTON out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; GERHAUSER advanced to

third. DODDS struck out looking. CHAMBERLAIN singled to third base, RBI;

GERHAUSER scored. CHAMBERLAIN out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 4

ELLIS struck out looking. BOSTWICK doubled to right field. GODWIN flied

out to lf. GLENN flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

RUSSELL to 3b for GERHAUSER. OSBORN tripled down the lf line. PARAMORE

flied out to lf, SF, RBI; OSBORN scored. WATSON grounded out to 2b. LE`I

walked. WALKER flied out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 5

HILLYER lined out to cf. CAMPBELL struck out looking. BYRNE singled to

center field. FREIGHT doubled down the rf line; BYRNE advanced to third.

SAMPSON hit by pitch. ELLIS singled to right field, 2 RBI; SAMPSON

advanced to second; FREIGHT scored; BYRNE scored. BOSTWICK singled to

right field, RBI; ELLIS advanced to second; SAMPSON scored. GODWIN

singled to left field; BOSTWICK advanced to second; ELLIS advanced to

third. GLENN hit by pitch, RBI; GODWIN advanced to second; BOSTWICK

advanced to third; ELLIS scored. GODWIN out at second c to 2b, runner

left early. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

RUSSELL homered to center field, RBI. NORTON struck out swinging. DODDS

walked. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielder's choice; DODDS out at second 3b

to 2b. OSBORN grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 6

HILLYER grounded out to 2b. CAMPBELL walked. ANDERSEN to p for CAPRA.

BYRNE singled to right center; CAMPBELL advanced to second. CAMPBELL

advanced to third on an error by c. FREIGHT out at first 1b to 2b, SAC,

bunt, RBI; BYRNE advanced to second; CAMPBELL scored. SAMPSON singled,

advanced to second on the throw, RBI; BYRNE scored. ELLIS grounded out to

p. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

PARAMORE popped up to ss. WATSON fouled out to c. LE`I doubled down the

rf line. WALKER flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 7

BOSTWICK popped up to ss. GODWIN walked. TENNES pinch ran for GODWIN.

GLENN flied out to rf. JONES, M. to rf for PARAMORE. HILLYER reached on a

fielder's choice; TENNES out at second p to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

RUSSELL struck out swinging. NORTON struck out looking. DODDS grounded

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

UN LAS VEGAS at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

Apr 01, 2004 at BYU PROVO UTAH (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

UN LAS VEGAS 3 (18-22,1-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BYRNE, Bridget lf........ 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

FREIGHT, Bittnay rf...... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

SAMPSON, Lisa cf......... 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

ELLIS, Kacey p/1b........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0

BOSTWICK, Morgan 2b...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

LEWIS, Amy ph/2b........ 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0

GODWIN, Wendy dh......... 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

GLENN, Pauline 3b........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3

HILLYER, Britney c....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

PETRACCO, Carly c....... 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 0

CAMPBELL, Amber ss....... 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

McDONALD, Becky 1b/p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0

Totals................... 24 3 7 3 1 4 18 6 5

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (19-10,1-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

WATSON, Lauren rf........ 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3

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

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

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

PARAMORE, Paige c........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0

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

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

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Totals................... 24 5 9 5 3 6 21 11 8

Score by Innings R H E

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UN LAS VEGAS........ 000 101 1 - 3 7 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 500 000 X - 5 9 0

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LOB - UNLV 5; BYU Cougars 8. 2B - LEWIS; CHAMBERLAIN; LE`I; WALKER; NORTON.

3B - CAMPBELL. HR - WATSON. HBP - GODWIN; RUSSELL. SH - BYRNE; LEWIS;

CAMPBELL; CHAMBERLAIN; OSBORN 2. CS - BYRNE.

UN LAS VEGAS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ELLIS, Kacey........ 0.1 4 5 5 1 0 4 6

McDONALD, Becky..... 5.2 5 0 0 2 6 20 25

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

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 7.0 7 3 3 1 4 24 29

Win - ANDERSEN (10-3). Loss - ELLIS (2-6). Save - None.

HBP - by ANDERSEN (GODWIN); by McDONALD (RUSSELL).

Umpires - HP: GLENDA BATES 1B: TERRY BALSER 3B: DAVID WHITFORD

Start: 6:45 PM Time: 3h 2m Attendance: 106

Game notes:

game 2

do not forget friday's games with San Diego State at 4:00 & 20 min after

1st Game Ends. Stared 6:45

Rain delay during game of 45 minutes.

Game: LV-BY2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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UN LAS VEGAS........ 000 101 1 - 3 7 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 500 000 X - 5 9 0

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UN LAS VEGAS starters: 66/lf BYRNE; 8/rf FREIGHT; 10/cf SAMPSON; 9/p ELLIS;

13/2b BOSTWICK; 37/dh GODWIN; 4/3b GLENN; 20/c HILLYER; 18/ss CAMPBELL;

16/1b McDONALD;

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

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

WHITELEY; 24/p ANDERSEN;

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 1

BYRNE grounded out to p. FREIGHT grounded out to ss. SAMPSON flied out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN doubled to left center. OSBORN grounded out to p, SAC, bunt;

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. RUSSELL walked. WATSON homered to left

center, 3 RBI; RUSSELL scored; CHAMBERLAIN scored. LE`I doubled to left

center. WALKER doubled to right center, RBI; LE`I scored. ELLIS to 1b.

McDONALD to p. NORTON doubled to left center, RBI; WALKER scored.

PARAMORE popped up to 2b. WHITELEY struck out looking. 5 runs, 5 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 2

ELLIS struck out looking. BOSTWICK popped up to ss. GODWIN hit by pitch.

GLENN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

PETRACCO to c for HILLYER. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to p. OSBORN struck

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

LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 3

PETRACCO walked. CAMPBELL out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; PETRACCO

advanced to second. BYRNE singled to right field; PETRACCO advanced to

third. BYRNE out at second c to ss, caught stealing. FREIGHT grounded out

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

WATSON fouled out to 3b. LE`I struck out looking. WALKER singled to

center field. NORTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 4

SAMPSON singled, bunt. ELLIS struck out swinging. LEWIS pinch hit for

BOSTWICK. LEWIS out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; SAMPSON advanced to

second. GODWIN singled up the middle, RBI; SAMPSON scored. GLENN fouled

out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

LEWIS to 2b. PARAMORE flied out to 1b. WHITELEY singled, bunt.

CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to c, SAC, bunt; WHITELEY advanced to second.

OSBORN lined out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 5

PETRACCO popped up to 1b. CAMPBELL grounded out to p. BYRNE singled to

shortstop. FREIGHT out at first 3b to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

RUSSELL lined out to 2b. WATSON singled to first base. LE`I walked;

WATSON advanced to second. WALKER infield fly to p. NORTON struck out

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

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 6

SAMPSON singled to left field. ELLIS grounded out to p; SAMPSON advanced

to second. LEWIS doubled to left field, RBI; SAMPSON scored. GODWIN

grounded out to 1b unassisted; LEWIS advanced to third. GLENN grounded

out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

PARAMORE singled to center field. GERHAUSER pinch ran for PARAMORE.

WHITELEY walked; GERHAUSER advanced to second. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a

fielder's choice; WHITELEY advanced to second; GERHAUSER out at third p

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

second; WHITELEY advanced to third. RUSSELL hit by pitch. JONES, M. pinch

ran for RUSSELL. WATSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

UN LAS VEGAS - inning 7

RUSSELL to 3b for JONES, M.. PARAMORE to c for GERHAUSER. PETRACCO struck

out swinging. CAMPBELL tripled to right field. BYRNE grounded out to 2b,

SAC, RBI; CAMPBELL scored. FREIGHT flied out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

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