Cougars Extend Dominance

Shortstop, Jodi Norton played a great defensive game as the Cougars defeated Utah State Tuesday 9-1, 11-2. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU softball continued their dominance over Utah State winning both games of a double-header 9-1 and 11-2 Tuesday at Gail Miller Field.

Summer Tobias had another great outing for the Cougars in the early game, allowing only one run while recording five strikeouts, for her tenth victory of the season. Shortstop Jodi Norton was outstanding making several stops defensively and offensively going 2-for-3 with a home run in the seven-run fifth inning.

"It was fun out there today," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We played the way we're capable of playing. They pitching started out slow, but our defense held in there while we came around."

The Aggies came out in game two looking like they would make a game of it taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning. However, the Cougars took the lead and the momentum in the second inning going up 3-1. BYU put the game away in the fourth inning, scoring five runs on four hits. Brooke Boyce with her unusual pitching style, started in the circle, pitching four superb innings with Daniella Urincho taking care of business for the final two innings.

"What I like about Brooke's pitching style is her intensity," Eakin said. "It throws hitters off when she's coming from everywhere." Boyce is now 5-2 on the season.

The Cougars defeated Utah State in less than seven innings in both games and is now19-0 all-time against the Aggies.

BYU takes a five-game road trip where they will meet Mountain West Conference foes San Diego St. Thursday April 7 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. along with UNLV Saturday April 9 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Utah State Univ at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 05, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Utah State Univ 1 (7-20)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

FLEMING 2b 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0

RITCHIE lf 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

LEONHARDT ss 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0

GARNETT dh 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

SCHAIBLE 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

LEOS 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0

HATCH c 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

CARVER cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

VLAHOS rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

HANCOCK p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

STRAIGHT p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals...... 14 1 2 1 1 4 14 10 3

Brigham Young Univ. 9 (21-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

WATSON-PERRY, Lauren c 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LE'I, Ianeta 1b 1 0 1 2 1 0 8 0 0

JONES, Milli pr 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

URINCHO, Daniella lf 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

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

NORTON, Jodi ss 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 5 0

DODDS, Debbie 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

TOBIAS, Summer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals...... 21 9 9 9 4 0 12 8 3

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State Univ..... 001 0 - 1 2 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 200 07 - 9 9 0

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Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

DP - USU 1. LOB - USU 3; BYU Cougars 3. 2B - LE'I(2); WHITELEY(4);

NORTON(5). HR - NORTON(1). HBP - FLEMING. SH - RUSSELL. SB - FLEMING.

Utah State Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

HANCOCK 4.0 4 3 3 2 0 14 17

STRAIGHT 0.2 5 6 6 2 0 7 9

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

TOBIAS, Summer 4.0 2 1 1 1 4 14 16

Win - TOBIAS (10-4). Loss - HANCOCK (0-1). Save - None.

WP - HANCOCK. HBP - by TOBIAS (FLEMING).

Utah State Univ at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

Apr 05, 2005 at BYU Provo UT (Gail Miller Field)

Utah State Univ 2 (7-21)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

FLEMING 2b 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

RITCHIE lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

LEONHARDT ss 2 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0

SCHAIBLE 3b 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0

LEOS 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 9 1 0

MCCARTNEY pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HAAK dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

CARVER cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

HATCH c 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1

BJARNSON rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HANCOCK rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HIGLEY p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

GARNETT p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals...... 22 2 5 2 2 3 17 7 4

Brigham Young Univ. 11 (22-8,2-0-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

WATSON-PERRY, Lauren rf 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

KENNEDY, Lindi rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige c 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 0

SNOW, Emi c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

LE'I, Ianeta 1b 2 1 2 1 2 0 6 0 0

JONES, Milli pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

CLARKE, Ranae 3b 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

URINCHO, Daniella dh/p 3 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 2

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

DODDS, Debbie 2b 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 0

BOYCE, Brooke p/dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals...... 29 11 12 10 5 2 18 10 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State Univ..... 101 000 - 2 5 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 031 502 - 11 12 0

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Note: 2 outs, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - LEONHARDT 3. DP - USU 1. LOB - USU 4; BYU Cougars 8. 2B - FLEMING 2;

LEONHARDT; LE'I(4); RUSSELL(3); DODDS(3). 3B - URINCHO(1); WHITELEY(2). SH -

DODDS(2). SF - WHITELEY(2).

Utah State Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

HIGLEY 3.1 9 9 7 3 2 19 23

GARNETT 2.1 3 2 0 2 0 10 13

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

BOYCE, Brooke 4.0 5 2 2 1 1 16 17

URINCHO, Daniella 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 6 7

Win - BOYCE (5-2). Loss - HIGLEY (4-10). Save - None.

WP - BOYCE 2(4). PB - PARAMORE(2).

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