BYU Takes Two From Utah

Jodi Norton hit her seventh homerun of the year in game one of BYU's doubleheader against Utah on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The Cougars got back into Mountain West Conference play in style Saturday afternoon with two wins over instate rival Utah. The 3-1 and 4-2 victories improved the Cougars to 23-13 overall and 4-2 in MWC play while snapping the Utes' six-game winning streak and dropping them to 21-12 and 2-2.

"These were two big wins for us against a really good Utah team," said BYU assistant coach Vaughn Alvey. "We got great pitching and timely hitting. Things just went our way."

Both pitchers went the distance for BYU. Summer Tobias picked up the game-one win to move to 10-7 on the year while allowing one run and three hits in seven innings with four strikeouts. Daniella Urincho moved to 8-5 with the game-two win while allowing two runs on four hits.

"Both of our pitchers threw very well today," said BYU coach Gordon Eakin. "It's easier to get our offense going when our pitching is on."

Jennifer Whiteley went 2-for-3 on the day with two runs scored while walking once and reaching once on an error. Andrea Ramirez was 2-for-4 with a homerun, her third of the year. Jodi Norton added her seventh long ball of the year on a 1-for-6 performance with two runs batted in.

The Cougars will next be in action on Tuesday as they host a doubleheader against Southern Utah. The first pitch of game one is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Ramirez got game one rolling in the bottom of the first inning with a leadoff single into left field. However, Ute pitcher Meghan Dyer recorded three straight strikeouts to end the inning and strand Ramirez. After being retired in order in the top half of the first, Utah responded with a leadoff single of its own in the top of the second but could not advance the runner any further.

BYU's Whiteley hit a two-out single up the middle in the bottom of the second and then stole second with Norton at the plate. The third baseperson made the most of the scoring opportunity, hitting a bomb over the left field fence to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead going into the third inning.

The Cougar offense got going again in the third inning as Ramirez led off with a walk and then moved to second on a single from Krystle Chamberlain. But three balls hit high in the air were easily fielded to end the inning.

Down 2-0 in the top of the fourth inning, it looked to be more of the same for the Utes as their first two batters were thrown out until Devina Quintero stepped to the plate and belted one into left field. The ball clanked off the foul pole and was ruled a homerun, cutting the BYU lead to one run at 2-1.Utah threatened again in the inning with runners on first and second but a ground out to Norton ended the side and preserved the Cougar lead.

Ramirez once again made noise for the Cougars in the leadoff spot as she lined one just over the fence in left-center field to start the bottom of the fifth inning, building BYU's lead back up to two runs. The Utes could not get anything going in the sixth and seventh innings as Tobias fanned two of the last three batters she faced to give the Cougars the 3-1 win.

The Cougars capitalized on Ute miscues early in game two, getting three runs in the first inning with the help of two walks, a Utah error and a wild pitch. Chamberlain, Whiteley and Jana Anderson, who ran for Le'I, all crossed home plate as the Cougars took it one base at a time and advanced runners the old fashioned way with two hits, a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt. Ute pitcher Karina Cannon finally ended the inning with two strikeouts but not before BYU had taken the early 3-0 lead.

The Utes finally got on the board in the top of the fourth inning as a double from Ivette Hernandez brought home Sharee Fonoti, who took first on a fielder's choice and then stole second, to cut the BYU lead to 3-1.

Tracee Hoch led off the bottom of the fourth with a double to the right-field fence, her second of the game, and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Chamberlain. Emi Snow then came on to pinch hit and did her job well, hitting Hoch home to push the lead back to three runs at 4-1.

A leadoff triple in the top of the sixth inning followed by a sacrifice fly made a dent in the BYU lead and gave the Utes comeback hopes down 4-2. However, that was as close as Utah could get as the Utes were retired in order in the seventh inning to end the game.

University of Utah at Brigham Young (Game 1)

Apr 08, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

University of Utah 1 (21-11,2-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

PHILLIPS, Diana cf....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

SHIERY, Jessica rf....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

MATTHEWS, Kelly rf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

FONOTI, Sharee ss........ 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

HERNANDEZ, Ivette dp..... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

HEMINGWAY, Staci 1b...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2

HOFFMAN, Andrea c........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 0

CROUSE, Meghan lf........ 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

DYER, Meghan p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CANNON, Karina p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 22 1 3 1 2 4 18 1 3

Brigham Young 3 (22-13,3-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica lf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 13 0 0

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dp....... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

KENNEDY, Lindi rf....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIX, Cortney c........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 1

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

Totals................... 24 3 7 3 2 7 21 12 5

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Utah.. 000 100 0 - 1 3 0

Brigham Young....... 020 010 X - 3 7 0

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DP - BYU Cougars 2. LOB - Utah Utes 3; BYU Cougars 5. HR - QUINTERO(3);

RAMIREZ(3); NORTON(7). HBP - FONOTI. SB - CROUSE(3); WHITELEY(6). CS -

ANDERSON(3).

University of Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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DYER, Meghan........ 5.0 7 3 3 2 7 21 23 95

CANNON, Karina...... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 19

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 7.0 3 1 1 2 4 22 25 112

Win - TOBIAS (10-7). Loss - DYER (10-4). Save - None.

HBP - by TOBIAS (FONOTI). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: DYER

95/66; CANNON 19/11; TOBIAS 112/66.

Umpires - HP: Dan Ringsby 1B: Dani Carson 3B: Steve Rollins

Start: 1:00 Time: 1:52 Attendance:

University of Utah at Brigham Young (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

Apr 08, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Utah.. 000 100 0 - 1 3 0

Brigham Young....... 020 010 X - 3 7 0

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University of Utah starters: 25/2b WONG; 20/cf PHILLIPS; 44/rf SHIERY; 33/3b

QUINTERO; 1/ss FONOTI; 28/dp HERNANDEZ; 19/1b HEMINGWAY; 13/c HOFFMAN; 3/lf CROUSE;

5/p DYER;

Brigham Young starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dp RUSSELL;

19/rf PARAMORE; 10/c NIX; 3/cf WHITELEY; 8/3b NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

University of Utah 1st - WONG grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-2). PHILLIPS

grounded out to p (1-1). SHIERY grounded out to p (3-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 1st - RAMIREZ singled through the left side (1-2). CHAMBERLAIN

struck out swinging (0-2). LE`I struck out swinging (1-2). RUSSELL struck out

swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 2nd - QUINTERO singled to pitcher (3-2). FONOTI struck out

swinging (1-2). HERNANDEZ lined into double play 2b to 1b (0-0); QUINTERO out on the

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

Brigham Young 2nd - PARAMORE fouled out to c (1-0). NIX struck out looking

(0-2). WHITELEY singled up the middle (0-2). WHITELEY stole second. NORTON homered

to left field, 2 RBI (2-2); WHITELEY scored. HOCH struck out swinging (1-2). 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 3rd - HEMINGWAY grounded out to p (1-1). HOFFMAN struck

out swinging (2-2). CROUSE walked (3-1). CROUSE stole second. WONG grounded out to p

(2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - RAMIREZ walked (3-1). CHAMBERLAIN singled, bunt (0-0);

RAMIREZ advanced to second. LE`I flied out to rf (1-2). RUSSELL fouled out to c

(2-2). PARAMORE popped up to 2b (1-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

University of Utah 4th - PHILLIPS grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-2). SHIERY

grounded out to ss (3-1). QUINTERO homered down the lf line, RBI (1-0). FONOTI hit

by pitch (1-2). HERNANDEZ walked (3-2); FONOTI advanced to second. HEMINGWAY

grounded out to 3b (1-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - NIX fouled out to lf (3-2). WHITELEY singled to center

field (1-2). NORTON struck out swinging (1-2). HOCH struck out swinging (1-2). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 5th - HOFFMAN grounded out to p (2-2). CROUSE lined out to

2b (1-1). WONG grounded out to p (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - RAMIREZ homered to left center, RBI (1-2). CHAMBERLAIN

popped up to 3b (1-2). LE`I singled up the middle (1-1). ANDERSON pinch ran for

LE`I. ANDERSON out at second c to ss, caught stealing. RUSSELL walked (3-2).

PARAMORE flied out to cf (2-1). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 6th - LE`I to 1b for ANDERSON. KENNEDY to rf for PARAMORE.

PHILLIPS singled through the right side (1-2). GONZALES to lf for CHAMBERLAIN.

SHIERY reached on a fielder's choice (3-1); PHILLIPS out at second ss to 2b.

QUINTERO hit into double play 3b to 2b to 1b (3-1); SHIERY out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - MATTHEWS to rf for SHIERY. CANNON to p for DYER. NIX

popped up to 1b (3-2). WHITELEY grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-2). NORTON fouled

out to 3b (2-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 7th - FONOTI struck out swinging (3-2). HERNANDEZ grounded

out to 1b unassisted (1-2). HEMINGWAY struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah at Brigham Young (Game 2)

Apr 08, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

University of Utah 2 (21-12,2-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

PHILLIPS, Diana cf....... 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

SHIERY, Jessica rf....... 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

QUINTERO, Devina 3b...... 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 0

FONOTI, Sharee ss........ 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

HERNANDEZ, Ivette dp..... 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

HEMINGWAY, Staci 1b...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2

HOFFMAN, Andrea c........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0

DAVENPORT, Hailey ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CROUSE, Meghan lf........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CANNON, Karina p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 24 2 4 2 1 2 18 11 3

Brigham Young 4 (23-13,4-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

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

SNOW, Emi ph............ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dp....... 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi rf....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIX, Cortney c........... 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1

NORTON, Jodi 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 3 0

URINCHO, Daniella p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 18 4 5 3 5 4 21 11 6

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Utah.. 000 101 0 - 2 4 1

Brigham Young....... 300 100 X - 4 5 0

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E - HEMINGWAY. DP - Utah Utes 1. LOB - Utah Utes 3; BYU Cougars 6. 2B -

HERNANDEZ; HOCH 2. 3B - PHILLIPS. SH - CHAMBERLAIN; WHITELEY; SNOW; RAMIREZ;

RUSSELL. SF - SHIERY. SB - FONOTI; ANDERSON. CS - HOCH.

University of Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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CANNON, Karina...... 6.0 5 4 2 5 4 18 28 97

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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URINCHO, Daniella... 7.0 4 2 2 1 2 24 26 100

Win - URINCHO (8-5). Loss - CANNON (8-5). Save - None.

PB - HOFFMAN; NIX. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: CANNON

97/55; URINCHO 100/60.

Umpires - HP: Dani Carson 1B: Steve Rollins 3B: Dan Ringsby

Start: 3:20 Time: 1:32 Attendance: 705

University of Utah at Brigham Young (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

Apr 08, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Utah.. 000 101 0 - 2 4 1

Brigham Young....... 300 100 X - 4 5 0

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University of Utah starters: 25/2b WONG; 20/cf PHILLIPS; 44/rf SHIERY; 33/3b

QUINTERO; 1/ss FONOTI; 28/dp HERNANDEZ; 19/1b HEMINGWAY; 13/c HOFFMAN; 3/lf CROUSE;

16/p CANNON;

Brigham Young starters: 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 3/cf WHITELEY; 31/ss RAMIREZ; 66/1b LE`I;

25/dp RUSSELL; 19/rf PARAMORE; 10/c NIX; 8/3b NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 22/p URINCHO;

University of Utah 1st - WONG struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b

(1-2). PHILLIPS grounded out to 2b (3-1). SHIERY struck out swinging, out at first c

to 1b (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 1st - CHAMBERLAIN walked (3-2). WHITELEY reached on an error by

1b, bunt, SAC (0-0); CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second. RAMIREZ out at first p to 2b,

SAC, bunt (0-0); WHITELEY advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. LE`I

singled to pitcher, RBI (1-0); WHITELEY advanced to third; CHAMBERLAIN scored.

ANDERSON pinch ran for LE`I. ANDERSON stole second. RUSSELL walked (3-2). PARAMORE

singled through the right side, RBI (1-1); RUSSELL advanced to second; ANDERSON

advanced to third; WHITELEY scored, unearned. NIX struck out swinging (1-2);

PARAMORE advanced to second on a passed ball; RUSSELL advanced to third on a passed

ball; ANDERSON scored on a passed ball, unearned. NORTON struck out swinging (2-2).

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

University of Utah 2nd - LE`I to 1b for ANDERSON. QUINTERO singled to right

center (3-1). QUINTERO advanced to second on a passed ball. FONOTI flied out to lf

(1-2). HERNANDEZ fouled out to 1b (0-0). HEMINGWAY flied out to cf (1-1). 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - HOCH doubled to left center (3-2). CHAMBERLAIN grounded

out to ss (3-2). WHITELEY walked (3-0). RAMIREZ reached on a fielder's choice (1-0);

WHITELEY advanced to second; HOCH out at third ss to 3b. LE`I reached on a fielder's

choice (0-0); RAMIREZ advanced to second; WHITELEY out at third ss to 3b. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

University of Utah 3rd - HOFFMAN grounded out to p (0-0). CROUSE grounded out

to ss (2-1). WONG walked (3-2). PHILLIPS popped up to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - RUSSELL walked (3-2). PARAMORE flied out to cf (1-0). NIX

struck out swinging (1-2). NORTON lined out to 3b (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 4th - SHIERY grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1). QUINTERO

singled up the middle (2-0). FONOTI reached on a fielder's choice (1-1); QUINTERO

out at second p to 2b. FONOTI stole second. HERNANDEZ doubled down the rf line, RBI

(0-1); FONOTI scored. HEMINGWAY popped up to 2b (2-1). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - HOCH doubled to right field (1-0). CHAMBERLAIN out at

first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); HOCH advanced to third. SNOW pinch hit for

WHITELEY. SNOW reached on a fielder's choice, SAC, RBI, bunt (2-0); HOCH scored.

WHITELEY to cf for SNOW. RAMIREZ hit into double play 3b to 2b to 1b (0-1); WHITELEY

out on the play. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 5th - HOFFMAN grounded out to ss (1-1). CROUSE out at

first p to 2b (0-1). WONG grounded out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - LE`I singled to third base (1-1). RUSSELL out at first 1b

to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); LE`I advanced to second. PARAMORE grounded out to 3b (0-0).

NIX struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 6th - KENNEDY to rf for PARAMORE. PHILLIPS tripled (3-2).

SHIERY flied out to lf, SAC, RBI (2-1); PHILLIPS scored. QUINTERO popped up to 1b

(0-1). FONOTI flied out to lf (3-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - NORTON grounded out to 3b (1-1). HOCH walked (3-2).

CHAMBERLAIN fouled out to 3b (1-1). HOCH out at second c to ss, caught stealing.

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

University of Utah 7th - HERNANDEZ grounded out to 2b (3-2). HEMINGWAY fouled

out to c (2-2). DAVENPORT pinch hit for HOFFMAN. DAVENPORT grounded out to p (2-2).

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

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