Come From Behind Win Keeps Cougs in Conference Race.

Davis hit a solo homer in the fifth inning to tie the game. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- After a 3-2 come from behind win against UNLV (23-33-1, 3-10), the BYU women's softball team (35-16, 9-4) remains tied for first place in the Mountain West Conference standings.

"I'm proud of our team for battling through a day where we were stagnant and coming out with a very important win," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We didn't have the fire today that we have had for the last 20 games, but if you can win these types of games when you aren't playing well, that is gratifying."

Christie Zinanti recorded her 11th win of the season with a five-hit performance over the Rebels. She allowed one runner a base on balls, and struck out six batters.

The game moved quickly through first three innings with a scoreless tie. UNLV broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning when the leadoff batter walked to bring up the four-hole, who doubled to knock in the first run of the game. A ball hit up the middle brought the first out, and allowed the runner to advance to third, who reached home on a sacrifice fly to give UNLV a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth.

Senior Daniela Snow answered back with a solo-shot over the left field wall, marking her second hit of the game and her 14th homer of the year. With a 2-1 deficit in the top of the fifth, Caschjen Davis hit a solo homer off of the left field foul post to tie the ball game with two runs apiece.

In the sixth inning the Cougars mounted an offensive attack when freshman Kristin Delahoussaye walked and sophomore Monica Gonzales hit an infield single to reach first. With one out and two runners on base, BYU ground into a double play to third base to close the inning in a 2-2 deadlock.

In the top of the seventh an error allowed one UNLV runner on base but the Cougars ended the scoring threat when the runner was caught stealing by senior catcher Emi Snow-Willing.

The top of the seventh inning brought sophomore Angeline Quiocho to first with an infield single, freshman Jessica Purcell reached first on a botched fielder's choice, advancing Quiocho to second on a throwing error. Davis loaded the bases off of a well-executed bunt with no outs. UNLV snagged two outs without giving up a run, but a hard hit ball by Delahoussaye was bobbled by the UNLV second baseman, allowing Purcell to reach home. The run gave the Cougars the 3-2 win.

Tied in first in the MWC standings, BYU will continue conference play facing UNLV on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gail Miller field. The game will be available on BYUTV.

UNLV vs Brigham Young Univ. (Apr 25, 2008)

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The Automated ScoreBook

UNLV at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 25, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

UNLV 2 (23-33-1,3-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BOLINGER cf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

HULL ss.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2

ORDAZ 1b................. 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

HOLLAND 2b............... 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

MEADE 3b................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0

SANCHEZ pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DEMATTEO dp.............. 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1

BRIONES c................ 2 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0

PAUS rf.................. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

FARLEY lf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

BREGANTE p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SLETTVET p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 2 5 2 1 6 20 3 4

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (35-16,9-4 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

VANCE, Amanda dp......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

SNOW, Daniela 1b......... 3 1 2 1 0 0 10 0 1

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0

PURCELL, Jessica ss...... 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 1

WILLING, Emi c........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

ZINANTI, Christie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 26 3 6 2 1 6 21 10 2

Score by Innings R H E

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UNLV................ 000 200 0 - 2 5 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 110 1 - 3 6 1

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E - HOLLAND; BRIONES; DELAHOUSSAYE. DP - UNLV 1. LOB - UNLV 4; BY 2. 2B -

HOLLAND. HR - SNOW; DAVIS. HBP - BRIONES. SH - QUIOCHO. SF - DEMATTEO. CS -

BOLINGER; PAUS.

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BREGANTE............ 5.0 3 2 2 0 5 17 18

SLETTVET............ 1.2 3 1 0 1 1 9 10

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 7.0 5 2 2 1 6 24 27

Win - ZINANTI (11-7). Loss - SLETTVET (3-13). Save - None.

HBP - by ZINANTI (BRIONES).

Umpires - HP: Brett Higgins 1B: Ginger Rendon 3B: Terry Balser

Start: 7:05 Time: 1:48 Attendance: 263

Game: livegame

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Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

UNLV at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Apr 25, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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UNLV................ 000 200 0 - 2 5 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 110 1 - 3 6 1

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UNLV starters: 18/cf BOLINGER; 21/ss HULL; 5/1b ORDAZ; 7/2b HOLLAND; 6/3b

MEADE; 0/dp DEMATTEO; 27/c BRIONES; 3/rf PAUS; 15/lf FARLEY; 88/p BREGANTE;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 24/cf GONZALES; 6/dp VANCE;

22/1b SNOW; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 10/ss PURCELL; 9/lf DAVIS; 18/c WILLING; 5/rf

HOPKINS; 14/p ZINANTI;

UNLV 1st - BOLINGER grounded out to 3b. HULL struck out looking. ORDAZ

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

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 3b. GONZALES struck

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

UNLV 2nd - HOLLAND grounded out to 2b. MEADE grounded out to p. DEMATTEO

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - SNOW singled to left center. QUIOCHO out at

first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; SNOW advanced to second. PURCELL struck out looking.

DAVIS struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 3rd - BRIONES hit by pitch. PAUS singled, bunt; BRIONES advanced to

second. FARLEY flied out to cf. BOLINGER grounded out to 1b unassisted; PAUS

advanced to second; BRIONES advanced to third. HULL grounded out to 3b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WILLING popped up to ss. HOPKINS struck out

looking. DELAHOUSSAYE fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 4th - ORDAZ walked. HOLLAND doubled to center field, RBI; ORDAZ

scored. MEADE grounded out to p; HOLLAND advanced to third. DEMATTEO flied out

to lf, SF, RBI; HOLLAND scored. BRIONES singled. PAUS struck out. 2 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - GONZALES lined out to ss. VANCE flied out to

lf. SNOW homered to left field, RBI. QUIOCHO fouled out to 1b. 1 run, 1 hit,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 5th - FARLEY flied out to rf. BOLINGER singled, bunt. BOLINGER out

at second c to ss, caught stealing. HULL grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - PURCELL flied out to cf to left center. DAVIS

homered down the lf line, RBI. WILLING flied out to ss. HOPKINS struck out.

1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 6th - ORDAZ grounded out to ss. HOLLAND struck out. MEADE singled.

SANCHEZ pinch ran for MEADE. DEMATTEO struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - MEADE to 3b for SANCHEZ. SLETTVET to p for

BREGANTE. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. GONZALES singled; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

second. VANCE struck out. SNOW hit into double play 3b to 1b; DELAHOUSSAYE out

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

UNLV 7th - BRIONES struck out looking. PAUS reached on an error by 2b.

PAUS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. FARLEY struck out. 0 runs, 0

hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - QUIOCHO singled. PURCELL reached on a

fielder's choice; QUIOCHO advanced to second on a throwing error by c. DAVIS

singled, bunt; PURCELL advanced to second; QUIOCHO advanced to third. WILLING

fouled out to 1b. HOPKINS reached on a fielder's choice; DAVIS advanced to

second; PURCELL advanced to third; QUIOCHO out at home 3b to c. DELAHOUSSAYE

reached on an error by 2b; HOPKINS advanced to second; DAVIS advanced to third;

PURCELL scored, unearned. 1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

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