Cougars Come From Behind for Win

Christina Gwyn-Trice broke the all-time single game strikeout record with 14. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU Women's softball team (35-16, 10-6) grabbed the lead in the Mountain West Conference standings with another come from behind win over UNLV during senior day(23-34-1, 3-11).

Christina Gwyn-Trice led the Cougars when she recorded 14 strikeouts against the Rebels, while giving up two walks.

"It really shows the character of the team to fall be hind and come back for the win" BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "The game was full of highs and lows and it was emotionally charged. Our team was able to rise to the occasion."

In the first inning Gwyn-Trice struck out two batters and gave up a singled and two doubles to allow two runs to score before striking out the next batter. With a 2-0 deficit BYU senior Dani Snow hit an RBI double to even out the score 2-1 at the end of the first.

BYU tied the game in the bottom of the second when a double, down the right field line by Krisitn Dealhoussaye, brought in one run.

Gwyn-Trice retired 10 straight batters before allowing a UNLV baserunner. With one out in the top of the fifth Gwyn-Trice walked one batter and gave up a triple to right field to score the runner. A fielding error allowed the runner to reach home, giving the Rebels a 4-2 lead.

The Cougars came up to bat in the bottom of the fifth inning when Snow led off with a single and Angie Quiocho ripped a single to right field to grab an RBI when pinch runner Whitney Nix slid into home. A single from freshman Jessica Purcell brought runners to the corners. UNLV intentionally walked Emi Snow-Willing to load the bases with one out. With the bases loaded the Rebels grabbed a strikeout and a fly ball to leave all three runners on base and UNLV held onto the lead, 4-3.

In the bottom of the seventh inning Quiocho knocked a three-run homer bringing in sophomore Amanda Vance and Snow, to give the Cougars the 6-4 lead.

The Rebels answered back when they launched a two-RBI home run to tie the game with six run apiece in the top of the seventh.

Snow-Willing reached first on an UNLV throwing error and advanced to second off of a sacrifice bunt and reached third on a single from Delahoussaye. Monica Gonzales recorded the game winning RBI when she hit a ball over the infield to bring in Snow-Willing from third base for the 7-6 win.

Immediately following the game the Cougars honored their three seniors: Gwyn-Trice, Snow and Snow-Willing.

The Cougars take a break from MWC play when they face Northern Colorado at home, Tuesday at 6 p.m. BYU will continue its race for the conference title on Friday and Saturday in Salt Lake against Utah.

UNLV vs Brigham Young Univ. (Apr 26, 2008)

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The Automated ScoreBook

UNLV at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 26, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

UNLV 6 (23-34-1,3-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BOLINGER cf.............. 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0

HULL ss.................. 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 2 0

ORDAZ c.................. 4 1 2 0 0 1 5 0 0

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

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

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

NAKAMURA 1b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1

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

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

BEAN ph................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

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

DE LA TORRE rf.......... 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

ODEGARD p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ARNETT p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

SLETTVET p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 28 6 7 5 2 14 19 6 3

Brigham Young Univ. 7 (35-16,10-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 4 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 3

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

VANCE, Amanda dp......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

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

NIX, Whitney pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 4 1 3 3 0 0 1 1 0

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

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1

WILLING, Emi c........... 3 1 0 0 1 0 14 0 0

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

TRICE, Christina p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 31 7 14 6 3 4 21 3 10

Score by Innings R H E

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UNLV................ 200 020 2 - 6 7 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 110 013 1 - 7 14 1

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E - MEADE; DELAHOUSSAYE. LOB - UNLV 3; BY 10. 2B - HOLLAND; DELAHOUSSAYE;

SNOW; QUIOCHO. 3B - DE LA TORRE. HR - HULL; QUIOCHO. HBP - VANCE; PURCELL.

SH - GONZALES; HOPKINS. SB - DE LA TORRE.

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ODEGARD............. 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 2 4

ARNETT.............. 1.2 3 1 1 0 0 8 8

BREGANTE............ 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 6 6

SLETTVET............ 3.0 7 5 4 2 2 15 20

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

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TRICE, Christina.... 7.0 7 6 5 2 14 28 30

Win - TRICE (16-6). Loss - SLETTVET (3-14). Save - None.

WP - SLETTVET; TRICE. HBP - by SLETTVET (VANCE); by SLETTVET (PURCELL).

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

Start: 2:05 Time: 2:45 Attendance: 364

Game: livegame

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The Automated ScoreBook

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

Apr 26, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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UNLV................ 200 020 2 - 6 7 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 110 013 1 - 7 14 1

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

35/1b NAKAMURA; 0/dp DEMATTEO; 15/lf FARLEY; 3/rf PAUS; 2/p ODEGARD;

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; 11/p TRICE;

UNLV 1st - BOLINGER struck out looking. HULL struck out. ORDAZ singled

to left center. HOLLAND doubled to right center; ORDAZ advanced to third. MEADE

singled to right center, 2 RBI; HOLLAND scored; ORDAZ scored. NAKAMURA struck

out. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. GONZALES grounded out to

3b, SAC, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. VANCE singled; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to third. SNOW doubled to left field, RBI; VANCE advanced to third;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored. ARNETT to p for ODEGARD. QUIOCHO popped up to 3b. PURCELL

lined out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 2nd - DEMATTEO struck out looking. FARLEY popped up to 3b. PAUS

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - DAVIS popped up to ss. WILLING grounded out to

3b. HOPKINS singled. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to left field, RBI; HOPKINS scored.

GONZALES singled; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. VANCE flied out to cf. 1

run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 3rd - BOLINGER struck out. HULL flied out to lf. ORDAZ grounded out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - BREGANTE to p for ARNETT. SNOW popped up to

ss. QUIOCHO doubled to right center. PURCELL struck out. DAVIS struck out. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 4th - HOLLAND flied out to rf. MEADE struck out. NAKAMURA struck

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WILLING flied out to cf. HOPKINS singled.

SLETTVET to p for BREGANTE. ORDAZ to 1b. BRIONES to c for NAKAMURA.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled; HOPKINS advanced to second. GONZALES reached on a

fielder's choice; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; HOPKINS out at second 3b to

ss. VANCE grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 5th - DEMATTEO struck out. FARLEY walked. DE LA TORRE to rf for

PAUS. FARLEY advanced to second on a wild pitch. DE LA TORRE tripled to right

center, RBI; FARLEY scored. BOLINGER reached on a fielding error by 2b, out at

second 2b to 1b to 2b; DE LA TORRE scored, unearned. HULL struck out looking.

2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - SNOW singled. NIX pinch ran for SNOW. NIX

advanced to second on a wild pitch. QUIOCHO singled to right field, advanced to

second on the throw, RBI; NIX scored. PURCELL singled; QUIOCHO advanced to

third. DAVIS grounded out to ss; PURCELL advanced to second. WILLING

intentionally walked. HOPKINS struck out. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to lf. 1

run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

UNLV 6th - SNOW to 1b for NIX. ORDAZ singled down the lf line. SANCHEZ

pinch ran for ORDAZ. HOLLAND popped up to 1b, bunt. MEADE singled to right

center; SANCHEZ advanced to second. BRIONES struck out. BEAN pinch hit for

DEMATTEO. BEAN popped up to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - ORDAZ to 1b for SANCHEZ. GONZALES popped up to

p. VANCE hit by pitch. SNOW walked; VANCE advanced to second. QUIOCHO homered

to left center, 2 RBI; SNOW scored; VANCE scored. PURCELL hit by pitch. PURCELL

out at second c to 2b, picked off. DAVIS struck out. 3 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 7th - FARLEY struck out looking. DE LA TORRE walked. DE LA TORRE

stole second. BOLINGER struck out. HULL homered to left center, 2 RBI; DE LA

TORRE scored. ORDAZ struck out. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WILLING reached on a throwing error by 3b.

HOPKINS grounded out to 1b unassisted, SAC, bunt; WILLING advanced to second.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled; WILLING advanced to third. GONZALES singled, RBI;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; WILLING scored, unearned. 1 run, 2 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

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