Cadiente's Nine RBI Powers Cougars in Home Opener

Senior Brooke Cadiente hit for the cycle in her first four home at bats of 2003 split between a double header against Utah State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Senior Brooke Cadiente tallied nine RBI in a 5-5 doubleheader performance to lead Cougars past Utah State 6-1, 10-1 (5) at Miller Park, Friday. BYU improves to 14-7 on the season while the Aggies fall to 2-13. The Cougars are now a perfect 12-0 against the Aggies since the program's inception since 2000 and extend their current win streak to five games.

Cadiente accredited a new excitement to her career day as she went 5-5 with two triples, a home run, a double, a walk, four runs scored and 14 total bases. She hit for the cycle in her first four home at bats of the 2003 season.

"I had a lot of fun out there today," she said of her career performance.

In game one, got a quick 3-0 lead with a quick hit by junior Belinda Osborn. Freshman Ashlyn Russell reached on a fielder's choice to get Osborn out at second base. The Aggies intentionally walked junior Oli Keohohou and Cadiente made them pay with a triple to score Russell and Keohohou. Freshman Ianeta Lei singled up the middle to score Cadiente.

BYU tacked on one more run in the second off a solo home run to center field by sophomore Lauren Watson, her first of the season and the first home run of 2003 at Miller Park.

Utah State responded in the top of the fifth inning as junior Haven Vance scored off a single to left center from senior Aimee Johnson to bring the Aggies within three runs, 4-1.

Cadiente responded in the bottom the fifth inning with a two-run blast over the left field fence, her sixth of the season. Cadiente finished the game 3-3 with a single, triple, home run, four RBI, and two runs scored.

Senior Cynthia Fallowfield (2-2) picked up the win for the Cougars in six innings on the mound giving up three hits and striking out two batters. Leslie Higley (2-6) picked up the loss for the Aggies.

In the second game of the doubleheader, Cadiente kept her home tear going with a two-RBI double in her first at bat to score Keohohou and Watson. Freshman Ashlyn Russell brought Cadiente home with a double.

Freshman Ianeta Lei then smashed a two-run home run to score fellow freshman Hawaiian Russell giving the the Cougars a quick 5-0 lead after one inning.

"We've been working on coming out and taking control earlier in the game," head coach Gordon Eakin said. "It's really worked well for us the past five games and our pitchers do the rest."

Cadiente proved fierce in the second inning knocking in junior Kate Walker, who reached on a single, and sophomore Lauren Watson, who reached on a double, off a triple giving her four RBI for the straight consecutive game. Two batters later, Lei hit a double to score Cadiente giving the Cougars an 8-0 lead after two innings.

In the third inning, Keohohou tacked on another Cougar run off a bases-loaded walk from Cadiente, her fifth RBI of the game tying her own Cougar single-game RBI record shared with Jackie Ellis.

The Aggies scored in the top of the fourth to bring the score to 9-1 and then sophomore first baseman Katy Barnes hit her first career home run, a solo shot over the left field fence sealing the final score at 10-1 in five innings.

"It was the most exciting moment of my college career," Barnes said. "I felt ready to hit with no pressure when I got in there."

Eakin commented on solo-shot by Barns, "Katy (Barnes) works hard every day in practice and it's nice to see her hard work pay off."

Senior Mandy Flint (5-1) picked up the win in striking out six in five innings on the mound.

"Our pitchers have finally started to realize their potential," pitching coach Vaughn Avley said.

The Cougars will play the Aggies in a single game tomorrow at Gail Miller Park starting at 1 p.m. Live stats will be available at www.byucougars.com

GAME ONE

BYU Softball

Utah State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1)

Mar 14, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Paark)

Utah State 1 (2-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NEFF lf.................. 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Vasarhely 3b............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

HENDERSON 2b............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0

LEOS 1b.................. 2 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0

FLEMING dh............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

CARLSON c................ 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

JOHNSON rf............... 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

HIGLEY p................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0

VANCE ss................. 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1

SMITH cf................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 25 1 4 1 2 3 18 12 5

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (13-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

OSBORN, Belinda dh....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli 1b......... 1 2 0 0 2 0 13 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 3 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0

LEI, Ianeta cf........... 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0

DODDS, Debbie cf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

LAYNS, Arron c........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

BARNES, Katy c.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

JONES, Milli 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia p/dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2

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

Totals................... 25 6 7 6 4 1 21 14 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 000 010 0 - 1 4 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 310 020 X - 6 7 0

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LOB - Aggies 5; BYU Cougars 5. 3B - CADIENTE(1). HR - WATSON(1);

CADIENTE(6).

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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HIGLEY.............. 6.0 7 6 6 4 1 25 29 34

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

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FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia 6.0 3 1 1 2 2 21 23 33

/................... 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

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

Win - FALLOWFIELD (2-2). Loss - HIGLEY (2-6). Save - None.

PB - CARLSON(3). Pitches/strikes: HIGLEY 34/14; FALLOWFIELD 33/21.

Umpires - HP: Mike Brady 1B: T. J. Brewster 2B: Ray Meibos

Start: 1:00 p.m Time: 1:50 Attendance: 379

GAME TWO

BYU Softball

Utah State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

Mar 14, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Park)

Utah State 1

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NEFF lf.................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Vasarhely 3b............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

HENDERSON 2b............. 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0

LEOS 1b.................. 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 1

CARLSON c................ 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Hatch dh................. 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

JOHNSON rf............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

VANCE ss................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

SMITH cf................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

BAUMGARTNER p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 19 1 5 1 0 6 12 6 3

Brigham Young Univ. 10

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KEOHOHOU, Oli cf/3b...... 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 2

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0

OSBORN, Belinda ss...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

WATSON, Lauren c......... 3 2 3 0 0 0 8 1 0

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 2 2 2 5 1 0 1 0 0

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey 2b... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

LEI, Ianeta rf........... 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia dh.. 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

ANDERSEN, Niki dh....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LAYNS, Arron 1b.......... 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

BARNES, Katy pr/1b...... 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

DODDS, Debbie 2b/cf...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

FLINT, Mandy p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 21 10 11 10 7 0 15 4 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 000 10 - 1 5 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 531 1X - 10 11 0

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E - HENDERSON. LOB - Aggies 3; BYU Cougars 7. 2B - NEFF; CARLSON; WALKER;

WATSON; CADIENTE; RUSSELL; LEI. 3B - CADIENTE. HR - LEI; BARNES. SH -

WALKER. CS - HENDERSON.

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BAUMGARTNER......... 4.0 11 10 10 7 0 21 29 -

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

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FLINT, Mandy........ 5.0 5 1 1 0 6 19 19 -

Win - FLINT (5-1). Loss - BAUMGARTNER. Save - None.

Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: T. J. Brewster 1B: Mike Brady 2B: Ray Meibos

Start: 3:20 Time:1:40 Attendance:379

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