Cougars Drop Two on the Road in Arizona

Emi Snow hit a solo home run in the fifth inning against No. 7 Arizona State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TEMPE -- For the third and fourth times this season, BYU (15-13) found itself heading into the second inning trailing by four or more runs, as the Cougars lost to Illinois (18-10), 10-2, and to No. 7 Arizona State (30-7), 8-1, Friday at the Diamond Devil Invitational.

Makenzie Smith put the Illini on top with a grand slam in the top of the first with no outs. Cougars' pitcher Christina Gwyn recovered from the early setback by putting away the next two batters. However, Molly Lawhead did a little more damage to BYU before the inning was over with a solo home run to center field. After Gwyn recorded the third out, the Cougars' bats were sat down in order.

BYU head coach Gordon Eakin replaced Gwyn with freshman Christie Zinanti after Gwyn walked the lead-off batter to start the second inning. The change didn't affect Illinois, as Shanna Diller stepped up to the plate and swatted her team's third home run of the day for the 7-0 advantage.

Freshman Angeline Quiocho got onto the base pads with a lead-off single to left field in the bottom of the second. Illini pitcher Vicky Brown then hit Emi Snow with a pitch, moving Quiocho into scoring position. Two batters later senior Tracee Hoch singled to left field, bringing Quiocho in for the score.

It was Quiocho once again who had a hand in the Cougars' scoring in the bottom of the third when the Walnut, California native sent a single to center field, driving in Jennifer Whiteley. The 7-2 score would be as close as BYU got, as Illinois senior Sydney Lisy homered to left center in the fifth inning. Later in the fifth, with bases loaded, catcher Lana Armstrong hit a two-RBI single up the middle for the early 10-2 final.

Bianca Cruz hit a three-RBI single in the bottom of the first inning for Arizona State, and two batters later Mindy Cowles hit a home run to right center to give BYU another five-run deficit heading into the second inning.

The Sun Devils chalked up a few more runs with Caylyn Carlson's solo swat to center field in the third inning and two one RBI-singles from Carlson and Kaitlin Cochran in the fourth.

Arizona State junior Katie Burkhardt was working on a no-hitter until Snow hit a one-out solo home run to left field in the top of the fifth. Burkhardt had retired nine straight batters to that point.

BYU finishes the Diamond Devil Invitational with another double-header on Saturday. The Cougars meet Illinois at 11:30 a.m. (MST) and Longwood at 2 p.m.

Illinois vs BYU

Mar 23, 2007 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Illinois 10

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Mexicano ss.............. 1 3 0 0 3 0 4 1 0

Diller 3b................ 2 2 1 2 2 0 2 0 0

Armstrong c.............. 3 1 1 2 1 0 3 0 0

Smith lf................. 3 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 2

Martin 1b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2

Lisy dh.................. 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Lawhead 2b............... 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

Bryers cf................ 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

Howell rf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

Brown p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 22 10 6 10 9 3 15 1 6

BYU 2

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK c.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

WHITELEY lf.............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2

GONZALES cf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

QUIOCHO 3b............... 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

NORTON ss................ 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0

SNOW rf.................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

URINCHO 1b............... 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0

ANDERSON pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOCH 2b.................. 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0

RAMIREZ dh............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

GWYN p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ZINANTI p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 21 2 7 2 0 2 15 4 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Illinois............ 520 03 - 10 6 1

BYU................. 011 00 - 2 7 0

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E - Lawhead. DP - ILL 1. LOB - ILL 6; BYU 6. HR - Diller; Smith; Lisy;

Lawhead. HBP - SNOW. SF - NIX-CLARK. SB - Lawhead; HOCH.

Illinois IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Brown............... 5.0 7 2 2 0 2 21 23

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GWYN................ 1.0 2 6 6 4 2 6 10

ZINANTI............. 4.0 4 4 4 5 1 16 21

Win - None. Loss - None. Save - None.

WP - GWYN; ZINANTI. HBP - by Brown (SNOW). PB - NIX-CLARK.

Umpires - HP: Dick Foote 1B: Michael Gump 3B: Geri Magwire

Start: 11:30 Time: Attendance:

Game notes:

ID-491324

GWYN faced 1 batter in the 2nd.

Game: BYU_ILL2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Illinois............ 520 03 - 10 6 1

BYU................. 011 00 - 2 7 0

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Illinois starters: 9/ss Mexicano; 3/3b Diller; 25/c Armstrong; 7/lf Smith;

24/1b Martin; 19/dh Lisy; 13/2b Lawhead; 22/cf Bryers; 1/rf Howell; 11/p Brown;

BYU starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 33/3b QUIOCHO;

8/ss NORTON; 18/rf SNOW; 22/1b URINCHO; 4/2b HOCH; 31/dh RAMIREZ; 11/p GWYN;

Illinois 1st - Mexicano walked. Diller reached on a fielder's choice,

bunt; Mexicano advanced to second. Diller advanced to second on a wild pitch;

Mexicano advanced to third on a wild pitch. Armstrong walked. Smith homered, 4

RBI; Armstrong scored; Diller scored; Mexicano scored. Martin struck out

swinging. Lisy grounded out to ss. Lawhead homered to center field, RBI. Bryers

walked. Howell struck out swinging. 5 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - NIX-CLARK popped up to ss. WHITELEY popped up to 1b. GONZALES

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

Illinois 2nd - Mexicano walked. ZINANTI to p for GWYN. Diller homered to

left center, 2 RBI; Mexicano scored. Armstrong lined out to lf. Smith flied out

to cf. Martin lined out to 2b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - QUIOCHO singled to left field. NORTON fouled out to c. SNOW

hit by pitch; QUIOCHO advanced to second. URINCHO flied out to lf. HOCH singled

to left field, RBI; SNOW advanced to third on the throw; QUIOCHO scored.

RAMIREZ struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Illinois 3rd - Lisy grounded out to ss. Lawhead walked. Bryers popped up

to 2b. Lawhead advanced to second on a passed ball. Howell flied out to lf.

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

BYU 3rd - NIX-CLARK popped up to ss. WHITELEY singled to center field.

GONZALES reached on an error by 2b; WHITELEY advanced to second. QUIOCHO

singled to center field, RBI; GONZALES advanced to second; WHITELEY scored.

NORTON singled to center field; QUIOCHO advanced to second; GONZALES advanced

to third. SNOW lined into double play 3b unassisted; GONZALES out on the play.

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

Illinois 4th - Mexicano lined out to ss. Diller walked. Armstrong popped

up to ss. Smith walked; Diller advanced to second. Smith advanced to second on

a wild pitch; Diller advanced to third on a wild pitch. Martin grounded out to

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

BYU 4th - URINCHO singled to right center. ANDERSON pinch ran for

URINCHO. HOCH singled, bunt; ANDERSON advanced to second. RAMIREZ popped up to

1b, bunt. NIX-CLARK flied out to cf, SF; ANDERSON advanced to third. HOCH stole

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

Illinois 5th - URINCHO to 1b for ANDERSON. Lisy homered to left center,

RBI. Lawhead singled up the middle. Bryers struck out swinging. Howell flied

out to lf. Lawhead stole second. Mexicano walked. Diller walked; Mexicano

advanced to second; Lawhead advanced to third. Armstrong singled up the middle,

2 RBI; Diller advanced to second; Mexicano scored; Lawhead scored. Smith

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

BYU 5th - GONZALES popped up to ss. QUIOCHO grounded out to ss. NORTON

lined out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU at Arizona State

Mar 23, 2007 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

BYU 1

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK c.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0

WHITELEY dh.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

GONZALES cf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0

QUIOCHO 3b............... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0

NORTON ss................ 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0

SNOW lf.................. 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

URINCHO 1b............... 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 1

HOCH 2b.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

JENKINS ph/rf........... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

RAMIREZ rf/2b............ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

GWYN p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ZINANTI p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 22 1 1 1 1 13 18 14 1

Arizona State 8 (30-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Mapes dh................. 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2

Vasquez lf............... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cochran cf............... 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Cruz 3b.................. 3 1 2 3 1 0 2 1 0

Carlson 1b............... 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 0 0

Cowles 2b................ 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 5

Baca ss.................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Miller c................. 3 0 1 0 0 1 13 0 0

Hixson rf................ 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Burkhart p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 26 8 10 8 3 3 21 3 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 010 0 - 1 1 0

Arizona State....... 501 200 X - 8 10 0

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LOB - BYU 1; ASU 7. HR - SNOW; Carlson; Cowles. HBP - Cochran; Baca; Hixson.

SH - Vasquez.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GWYN................ 4.1 9 8 8 2 2 20 25

ZINANTI............. 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 6 8

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Burkhart............ 7.0 1 1 1 1 13 22 23

Win - Burkhart (14-4). Loss - GWYN (). Save - None.

HBP - by GWYN (Baca); by GWYN (Hixson); by ZINANTI (Cochran).

Umpires - HP: Don Mccombs 1B: Dick Foote 3B: Wally Latall

Start: Time: 1:57 Attendance: 404

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 010 0 - 1 1 0

Arizona State....... 501 200 X - 8 10 0

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BYU starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/dh WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 33/3b QUIOCHO;

8/ss NORTON; 18/lf SNOW; 22/1b URINCHO; 4/2b HOCH; 31/rf RAMIREZ; 11/p GWYN;

Arizona State starters: 12/dh Mapes; 21/lf Vasquez; 16/cf Cochran; 9/3b Cruz;

2/1b Carlson; 22/2b Cowles; 5/ss Baca; 33/c Miller; 6/rf Hixson; 7/p Burkhart;

BYU 1st - NIX-CLARK popped up to 3b. WHITELEY struck out swinging.

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

Arizona State 1st - Mapes walked. Vasquez singled, bunt; Mapes advanced

to second. Cochran singled down the lf line; Vasquez advanced to second; Mapes

advanced to third. Cruz singled, advanced to second on the throw, 3 RBI;

Cochran scored; Vasquez scored; Mapes scored. Carlson grounded out to 2b; Cruz

advanced to third. Cowles homered to right center, 2 RBI; Cruz scored. Baca hit

by pitch. Miller singled to right field; Baca advanced to second. Hixson

reached on a fielder's choice; Miller advanced to second; Baca out at third 3b

unassisted. Mapes out at first 3b to 2b, bunt. 5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU 2nd - QUIOCHO lined out to ss. NORTON walked. SNOW popped up to 2b.

URINCHO struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona State 2nd - Vasquez grounded out to ss. Cochran grounded out to

2b. Cruz fouled out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - JENKINS pinch hit for HOCH. JENKINS struck out swinging.

RAMIREZ grounded out to 3b. NIX-CLARK popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 3rd - JENKINS to rf. RAMIREZ to 2b. Carlson homered to

center field, RBI. Cowles grounded out to 2b. Baca grounded out to ss. Miller

struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - WHITELEY grounded out to p, bunt. GONZALES struck out

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

Arizona State 4th - Hixson hit by pitch. Mapes singled through the left

side; Hixson advanced to second. Vasquez out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

Mapes advanced to second; Hixson advanced to third. Cochran singled to center

field, RBI; Mapes advanced to third; Hixson scored. Cruz walked; Cochran

advanced to second. Carlson singled up the middle, advanced to second on the

throw, RBI; Cruz advanced to second, out at third cf to c to 3b to ss to 3b;

Cochran advanced to third; Mapes scored. Cowles struck out swinging. 2 runs,

3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - NORTON struck out looking. SNOW homered to left field, RBI.

URINCHO struck out looking. JENKINS struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 5th - Baca grounded out to ss. ZINANTI to p for GWYN.

Miller fouled out to c. Hixson popped up to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 6th - RAMIREZ grounded out to p. NIX-CLARK struck out swinging.

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

Arizona State 6th - Mapes grounded out to p. Vasquez grounded out to ss.

Cochran hit by pitch. Cruz singled to left field; Cochran advanced to third.

Carlson walked; Cruz advanced to second. Cowles struck out swinging. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 7th - GONZALES struck out looking. QUIOCHO struck out swinging.

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

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