Cougars Fall 6-0 in No-Hitter

Angeline Quiocho recorded her fifth stolen base against Fresno State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

FRESNO -- The BYU softball team (9-7) was shut out for the third time this season, falling 6-0 to Fresno State on the opening day of the Bulldog Classic.

Freshman Angeline Quiocho and Jodi Norton were the only players that stood in the way of a perfect game for Bulldogs pitcher Robin Mackin. Quiocho drew a walk in the second inning and Norton did the same in the seventh, marking the only chinks in Mackin's armor Thursday night. The sophomore, who allowed just one hit her entire high school career, threw a complete game no-hitter and retired 21 of 23 batters, including 15 strikeouts.

Mackin was also the first to get her team on the board with a two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning. Mackin's whack gives her a team-leading three home runs on the season. With two on and one out in the third, Merryann Barr singled to center field, driving in Haley Perkins for the 3-0 lead. It was then that Eakin replaced starting pitcher Christina Gwyn with freshman Christie Zinanti. Fresno State scored one more run in the inning off of a fielder's choice RBI from Lisamarie Coronado.

A two-out single in the fourth inning by Bulldogs senior Shannon Garvin set the stage for a Perkins RBI double to left center. Zinanti then walked Jenna Cervantez and gave up another run to Perkins on a wild pitch, making it 6-0. BYU senior Cortney Nix-Clark caught Cervantez stealing to end the inning.

Eakin went back to Gwyn in the top of the fifth, and the junior promptly pitched the Cougars' only one-two-three inning of the game. However, BYU was unable to get its offense going as the team dropped its fifth out of six games.

BYU faces Toledo at 11:30 a.m. (PST) and Purdue at 2 p.m. on Friday. Both games will be available through Live Stats.

Brigham Young at Fresno State

Mar 08, 2007 at Fresno, Calif. (Bulldog Diamond)

Brigham Young 0 (9-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

HOCH 2b.................. 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0

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

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

SNOW rf.................. 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

URINCHO 1b............... 3 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 1

QUIOCHO 3b............... 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 0

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

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

GONZALES cf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

GWYN p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals................... 21 0 0 0 2 15 18 13 2

Fresno State 6 (14-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Perkins, H ss............ 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0

Cervantez 2b............. 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

Willis c................. 2 0 1 0 0 0 14 1 0

Barr dh.................. 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

Coronado rf.............. 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Mackin p................. 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1

Sylvester 1b............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0

White 3b................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Garvin cf................ 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Robles lf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 23 6 7 5 3 1 21 6 3

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 0 - 0 0 1

Fresno State........ 022 200 X - 6 7 0

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E - NORTON(7). LOB - Cougars 2; Bulldogs 3. 2B - Perkins, H(3). HR -

Mackin(4). SH - Willis(4). SB - QUIOCHO(5); Coronado(2). CS - Cervantez(1).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GWYN................ 4.1 5 4 4 2 0 17 20

ZINANTI............. 1.2 2 2 1 1 1 6 7

Fresno State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Mackin.............. 7.0 0 0 0 2 15 21 23

Win - Mackin (10-6). Loss - GWYN (5-4). Save - None.

WP - GWYN; ZINANTI.

Umpires - HP: Jim Kane 1B: Dennis Wren 3B: Fred Barker

Start: 7:03 pm Time: 1:48 Attendance: 1303

Game notes:

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Game: BYU_FR~1

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 0 - 0 0 1

Fresno State........ 022 200 X - 6 7 0

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Brigham Young starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 4/2b HOCH; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf SNOW;

22/1b URINCHO; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 31/dh RAMIREZ; 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES;

11/p GWYN;

Fresno State starters: 7/ss Perkins, H; 12/2b Cervantez; 21/c Willis; 25/dh

Barr; 18/rf Coronado; 15/p Mackin; 5/1b Sylvester; 35/3b White; 4/cf Garvin;

31/lf Robles;

Brigham Young 1st - NIX-CLARK struck out looking. HOCH struck out

looking. NORTON lined out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Fresno State 1st - Perkins, H grounded out to 2b. Cervantez grounded out

to 2b. Willis singled to center field. Barr flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - SNOW struck out, out at first c to 1b. URINCHO

grounded out to ss. QUIOCHO walked. QUIOCHO stole second. RAMIREZ struck out

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

Fresno State 2nd - Coronado walked. Mackin homered to left center, 2

RBI; Coronado scored. Sylvester grounded out to 3b. White grounded out to 3b.

Garvin flied out to cf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - WHITELEY out at first 3b to 2b. GONZALES struck out

looking. NIX-CLARK struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Fresno State 3rd - Perkins, H walked. Cervantez singled to center field;

Perkins, H advanced to second. Willis out at first 3b to 2b, SAC; Cervantez

advanced to second; Perkins, H advanced to third. Barr singled to center field,

RBI; Cervantez advanced to third; Perkins, H scored. ZINANTI to p for GWYN.

Coronado reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Barr out at second ss to 2b;

Cervantez scored. Coronado stole second. Mackin struck out. 2 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - HOCH struck out. NORTON struck out. SNOW struck out.

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

Fresno State 4th - Sylvester grounded out to 2b. White grounded out to

ss. Garvin singled to pitcher. Perkins, H doubled to left center, advanced to

third on an error by ss, RBI; Garvin scored. Cervantez walked. Cervantez

advanced to second, out at third c to 3b, caught stealing; Perkins, H scored on

a wild pitch, unearned. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - URINCHO struck out. QUIOCHO struck out. RAMIREZ

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

Fresno State 5th - GWYN to p for ZINANTI. Willis grounded out to ss.

Barr flied out to lf. Coronado grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - WHITELEY grounded out to 3b. GONZALES grounded out

to 3b. NIX-CLARK struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Fresno State 6th - Mackin grounded out to p. Sylvester singled to left

field. White flied out to cf. Sylvester advanced to second on a wild pitch.

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

Brigham Young 7th - HOCH struck out looking. NORTON walked. ANDERSON

pinch ran for NORTON. SNOW struck out looking. URINCHO struck out. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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