Cougars Continue the Streak Defeating UC Riverside 7-0, Loyola Marymount 7-6

Freshman Jodi Norton (top) and sophomore Ianeta Le`i each recorded three-run homers in the top of the sixth inning to lift the Cougars in the 7-6 win over LMU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Norton, Le`i lift BYU in the sixth inning of game two, each with huge three-run homers

SANTA BARBARA -- It was an exciting day for the BYU softball team as it shutout UC Riverside 7-0 and defeated Loyola Marymount 7-6 on Friday at the Softball by the Beach Invitational.

With the two wins, the Cougars improve to 5-3 on the season and keep a five game winning streak alive.

The Cougars came out strong against the Highlanders to score seven runs and hold UCR scoreless. This marks the first shutout of the season for BYU.

BYU was explosive on the offensive end registering 11 hits. Paige Paramore, Krystle Chamberlain, Jennifer Whiteley and Lauren Watson all helped contribute to the stellar offensive play.

Paramore went a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate and also picked up her second home run of the season. Chamberlain went 2-for-4 with Whitley and Watson each posting 2-for-3 performances.

BYU junior Niki Andersen pitched a solid game to capture her second win on the mound. Andersen struck out eight batters and only allowed three hits in the game.

The Cougars played solid defense to mark their third straight game with no errors.

In the second matchup, BYU jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the third off of a hit from Whiteley who knocked in Chamberlain.

LMU came back to snatch a 6-1 lead after a huge third inning to gain momentum of the game. But, what the Lions didn't know was that the Cougars were about to make a massive sixth inning comeback.

Junior Milli Jones got the explosive sixth inning started with a single to start the rally, followed by a single from senior Kate Walker. Freshman Jodi Norton stepped up to hit a big three-run home run, the first homer of her career, bringing the game within two runs.

With one out, Chamberlain singled, followed by an infield single from Whiteley to put two runners on base. Slugger Ianeta Le`i lifted the team with her exciting three-run homer to take the 7-6 lead. The homer was her first of the season.

BYU held LMU in the bottom of the sixth. Boyce secured the game striking out two-of-three Lion batters. The game was called at dusk after the bottom of the sixth inning was completed.

Junior Ariel Capra (1-1) started on the mound for BYU and pitched two innings. Andersen replaced Capra until the final inning when Boyce came in to close. Andersen (3-1) got the win, and Boyce (1-1) received the save.

Other hitting highlights for game two were Walker's perfect 2-for-2 display and Ashlyn Russell's 2-for-3 showing.

"LMU was an extremely great hitting team," Eakin said. "It was a good day offensively and a solid day defensively. We battled with an explosive team and got a nice win out of it."

The Cougars will play two final games Saturday against Florida International at 5:30 p.m. MT and University of Central Florida at 8 p.m. MT to conclude the five-game Santa Barbara tournament.

BYU Softball

Brigham Young vs UC Riverside

Feb 20, 2004 at Santa Barbara, Calif (Campus Diamond)

Brigham Young 7 (4-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

DODDS, Debbie lf........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

LE`I, Ianeta 3b.......... 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 2

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

ANDERSEN, Niki dh........ 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 2

RUSSELL, Ashlyn ph...... 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

PARAMORE, Paige c........ 3 1 3 2 1 0 8 0 0

DABO, Kim pr............ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

YOUNG, Crystal 1b........ 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0

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

JONES, Milli ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 27 7 11 7 5 1 21 9 9

UC Riverside 0 (1-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

Yee, J cf................ 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Smallwood, S 2b.......... 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1

Buck, E c................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Sanchez, M 3b............ 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1

Black, J lf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

Thompson, J 1b........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0

Robison, J dh............ 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

Bishop, D dh............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Peterson, S ss........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Castellanos ss.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Alston, L rf............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0

Marshall, H ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Jackson, J p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Nix, C p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 22 0 3 0 2 8 21 11 5

Score by Innings R H E

-----------------------------------------

Brigham Young....... 002 111 2 - 7 11 0

UC Riverside........ 000 000 0 - 0 3 1

-----------------------------------------

E - Alston, L. DP - UCR 1. LOB - BYU 9; UCR 5. 2B - CHAMBERLAIN; LE`I;

WATSON. HR - RUSSELL; PARAMORE. HBP - NORTON. SH - WHITELEY; ANDERSEN;

Smallwood, S; Black, J. SF - LE`I; NORTON. SB - CHAMBERLAIN; WATSON; DABO.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

-----------------------------------------------

BOYCE, Brooke....... 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ANDERSEN, Niki...... 7.0 3 0 0 2 8 22 26

UC Riverside IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

-----------------------------------------------

Jackson, J.......... 3.0 4 3 3 3 1 11 16

Nix, C.............. 4.0 7 4 4 2 0 16 21

Win - ANDERSEN (2-1). Loss - Jackson, J (1-4). Save - None.

HBP - by Jackson, J (NORTON).

Umpires -

Start: 1:00 pm Time: 2:15 Attendance: 43

Game: UCR

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

-----------------------------------------

Brigham Young....... 002 111 2 - 7 11 0

UC Riverside........ 000 000 0 - 0 3 1

-----------------------------------------

Brigham Young starters: 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 3/cf WHITELEY; 66/3b LE`I; 11/rf

WATSON; 24/dh ANDERSEN; 5/2b WALKER; 19/c PARAMORE; 23/1b YOUNG; 8/ss

NORTON; 9/p BOYCE;

UC Riverside starters: 4/cf Yee, J; 2/2b Smallwood, S; 19/c Buck, E; 21/3b

Sanchez, M; 8/lf Black, J; 22/1b Thompson, J; 12/dh Robison, J; 9/ss

Peterson, S; 20/rf Alston, L; 16/p Jackson, J;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to ss. WHITELEY grounded out to p. LE`I doubled

to right field, advanced to third on an error by rf. WATSON walked.

ANDERSEN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 1

ANDERSEN to p. BOYCE to dh. Yee, J singled to second base. Smallwood, S

out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Yee, J advanced to second. Buck, E

struck out looking. Sanchez, M grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

WALKER grounded out to ss. PARAMORE singled to right center. YOUNG

grounded into double play ss to 1b; PARAMORE out on the play. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 2

Black, J struck out swinging. Thompson, J grounded out to 3b. Robison, J

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

Brigham Young - inning 3

NORTON hit by pitch. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to p; NORTON advanced to

second. WHITELEY singled up the middle; NORTON advanced to third. LE`I

flied out to rf, SF, RBI; WHITELEY advanced to second; NORTON scored.

WATSON doubled to left center, RBI; WHITELEY scored. ANDERSEN walked.

WALKER flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 3

Peterson, S grounded out to 3b. Alston, L struck out swinging. Yee, J

singled, bunt. Smallwood, S struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

PARAMORE walked. DABO pinch ran for PARAMORE. Nix, C to p for Jackson, J.

DABO stole second. YOUNG flied out to rf; DABO advanced to third. NORTON

flied out to rf, SF, RBI; DABO scored. CHAMBERLAIN singled up the middle.

CHAMBERLAIN stole second. WHITELEY singled to third base; CHAMBERLAIN

advanced to third. LE`I flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 4

PARAMORE to c for DABO. Buck, E grounded out to 3b. Sanchez, M walked.

Black, J out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; Sanchez, M advanced to second.

Thompson, J walked. Robison, J struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

WATSON singled to left field. ANDERSEN out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt;

WATSON advanced to second. WALKER walked; WATSON stole third. PARAMORE

singled down the rf line, RBI; WALKER advanced to second; WATSON scored.

YOUNG flied out to rf. NORTON lined out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 5

Peterson, S out at first p to 2b, bunt. Marshall, H pinch hit for Alston,

L. Marshall, H struck out swinging. Yee, J lined out to lf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

Marshall, H to rf. Castellanos to ss for Peterson, S. CHAMBERLAIN doubled

to center field. WHITELEY grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; CHAMBERLAIN

advanced to third. LE`I walked. WATSON reached on a fielder's choice,

RBI; LE`I out at second ss to 2b; CHAMBERLAIN scored. ANDERSEN reached on

a fielder's choice; WATSON out at second 3b to ss to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 6

DODDS to lf for CHAMBERLAIN. Smallwood, S singled down the rf line. Buck,

E reached on a fielder's choice; Smallwood, S out at second ss to 2b.

Sanchez, M struck out swinging. Black, J grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

RUSSELL pinch hit for WALKER. RUSSELL homered to left field, RBI.

PARAMORE homered to right center, RBI. YOUNG flied out to lf. JONES, M.

pinch hit for NORTON. JONES, M. grounded out to 3b. DODDS popped up to

ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 7

DODDS to cf. WHITELEY to lf. GERHAUSER to 2b for WALKER. NORTON to ss for

JONES, M.. Thompson, J flied out to rf. Bishop, D to dh for Robison, J.

Bishop, D flied out to cf. Castellanos popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young vs Loyola Marymount

Feb 20, 2004 at Santa Barbara, Calif (Campus Diamond)

Brigham Young 7 (5-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 3b.......... 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 1b....... 3 0 2 0 0 0 6 1 2

DABO, Kim pr............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

JONES, Milli rf......... 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

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

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 3 1 1 3 0 0 3 4 2

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

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

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

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

Totals................... 31 7 12 7 0 3 18 11 8

Loyola Marymount 6 (6-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

------------------------------------------------------

Grassi cf................ 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Abbott lf................ 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Kaminaka 3b.............. 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0

Gomes c.................. 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0

Pineda pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Strinz p................. 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

Vega pr................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Whitt dh................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hornish dh............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Phillips 2b.............. 3 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 1

Foltz 1b................. 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 2 0

Hiramoto pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bassett ss............... 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0

Lawson rf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Kehr p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 22 6 8 5 2 3 18 7 1

Score by Innings R H E

---------------------------------------

Brigham Young....... 001 006 - 7 12 1

Loyola Marymount.... 006 000 - 6 8 2

---------------------------------------

E - WHITELEY; Grassi; Foltz. DP - BYU 3. LOB - BYU 8; LMU 1. HR - LE`I;

NORTON; Phillips. HBP - RUSSELL. SH - WALKER; Abbott. SB - CHAMBERLAIN. CS -

Hiramoto.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

-----------------------------------------------

CAPRA, Ariel........ 2.1 3 3 3 1 0 8 10

ANDERSEN, Niki...... 2.2 5 3 3 1 1 11 12

BOYCE, Brooke....... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Loyola Marymount IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

-----------------------------------------------

Strinz.............. 5.1 10 6 4 0 2 27 29

Kehr................ 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 4 4

Win - ANDERSEN (3-1). Loss - Strinz (3-2). Save - BOYCE (1).

HBP - by Strinz (RUSSELL). PB - WATSON.

Umpires -

Start: 3:35 pm Time: 2:15 Attendance: 56

Game: LMU

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

---------------------------------------

Brigham Young....... 001 006 - 7 12 1

Loyola Marymount.... 006 000 - 6 8 2

---------------------------------------

Brigham Young starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 3/lf WHITELEY; 66/3b LE`I; 11/c

WATSON; 25/1b RUSSELL; 19/rf PARAMORE; 5/2b WALKER; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf

DODDS; 2/p CAPRA;

Loyola Marymount starters: 5/cf Grassi; 20/lf Abbott; 35/3b Kaminaka; 6/c

Gomes; 33/p Strinz; 11/dh Hornish; 2/2b Phillips; 27/1b Foltz; 15/ss

Bassett; 1/rf Lawson;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to 2b. WHITELEY grounded out to 1b unassisted.

LE`I flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Loyola Marymount - inning 1

Grassi reached on a fielding error by lf, advanced to second. Abbott out

at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Grassi advanced to third. Kaminaka lined

into double play ss to 3b; Grassi out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

WATSON lined out to ss. RUSSELL singled to center field. PARAMORE struck

out swinging. WALKER singled to right field; RUSSELL advanced to second.

NORTON flied out to rf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Loyola Marymount - inning 2

Gomes grounded out to ss. Strinz popped up to 2b. Hornish grounded out to

1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

DODDS grounded out to ss. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielding error by cf,

advanced to second. CHAMBERLAIN stole third. WHITELEY singled to

shortstop, RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored, unearned. LE`I flied out to cf.

WATSON grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Loyola Marymount - inning 3

Phillips homered to center field, RBI. Foltz singled through the left

side. Hiramoto pinch ran for Foltz. Hiramoto out at first c to 2b to 1b,

caught stealing. Bassett walked. Grassi singled up the middle; Bassett

advanced to second. ANDERSEN to p for CAPRA. Abbott singled to pitcher;

Grassi advanced to second; Bassett advanced to third. Kaminaka walked,

RBI; Abbott advanced to second; Grassi advanced to third; Bassett scored.

Foltz to 1b for Hiramoto. Gomes singled through the left side, RBI;

Kaminaka advanced to second; Abbott advanced to third; Grassi scored.

Gomes advanced to second; Kaminaka advanced to third; Abbott scored on a

passed ball. Strinz singled to center field, 2 RBI; Gomes scored;

Kaminaka scored. Vega pinch ran for Strinz. Hornish grounded into double

play 2b to ss to 1b; Vega out on the play. 6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

Strinz to p for Vega. RUSSELL hit by pitch. PARAMORE singled to right

field; RUSSELL advanced to second. DABO pinch ran for RUSSELL. WALKER out

at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; PARAMORE advanced to second; DABO advanced

to third. GERHAUSER pinch ran for PARAMORE. NORTON flied out to cf. DODDS

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

Loyola Marymount - inning 4

RUSSELL to 1b for DABO. GERHAUSER to rf. Phillips struck out looking.

Foltz singled to left field. Bassett grounded into double play 3b to 2b

to 1b; Foltz out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

CHAMBERLAIN singled up the middle. WHITELEY reached on a fielder's

choice; CHAMBERLAIN out at second 1b to ss. LE`I flied out to lf. WATSON

singled down the lf line; WHITELEY advanced to second. RUSSELL grounded

out to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Loyola Marymount - inning 5

Grassi grounded out to ss. Abbott fouled out to c. Kaminaka flied out to

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

Brigham Young - inning 6

JONES, M. to rf for GERHAUSER. JONES, M. singled to left center. WALKER

singled through the right side; JONES, M. advanced to second. NORTON

homered to left center, 3 RBI; WALKER scored; JONES, M. scored. DODDS

struck out swinging. CHAMBERLAIN singled, bunt. WHITELEY reached on an

error by 1b; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second. Gomes to rf. Strinz to dh.

Hornish to c. Kehr to p for Lawson. LE`I homered to left center, 3 RBI;

WHITELEY scored, unearned; CHAMBERLAIN scored. WATSON lined out to 3b.

RUSSELL singled to left center. JONES, M. struck out swinging. 6 runs, 6

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Loyola Marymount - inning 6

Gomes singled up the middle. BOYCE to p for ANDERSEN. Pineda pinch ran

for Gomes. Strinz reached on a fielder's choice; Pineda out at second p

to ss. Whitt to dh for Strinz. Hornish struck out swinging. Phillips

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Tags: Results