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Cougars Off to Fastest Start in School History

SANTA BARBARA -- The BYU women's softball team split its games Saturday at the Softball By the Beach Invitational with a 4-2 loss to Kansas and a 11-2 romp of Cal-Poly in five innings. BYU finished the weekend 4-1 and improves to 9-4, which marks the fastest start in school history.

In game one, the Cougars scored first in the top of the second inning. Sophomore Arron Layns nailed a double to score junior Kate Walker and Debbie Dodds. The run proved to be the only scoring for the Cougars the rest of the way.

The Jayhawks scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead and added one more run in the fifth to seal the victory.

Layns finished 1-3 with two RBI and sophomore Lauren Watson went 3-4. Both teams tallied eight hits and the Cougars committed two errors while the Jayhawks committed none.

Freshman Brooke Boyce started the game but was relieved by senior Cynthia Fallowfield (1-1) who pitched 4.1 innings and picked up the loss.

"We beat ourselves with too many mental mistakes," head coach Gordon Eakin said.

In game two against Cal-Poly, the Cougars avenged their loss from three weeks ago to win 11-2 in five innings. BYU tallied 10 hits and was paced by junior Belinda Osborne who went 2-3 and scored two runs. Walker went 2-3 with four RBI and added a triple and a double. Watson stayed hot and finished 1-2 with two runs scored.

Sophomore Niki Andersen (4-2) picked up the win for the Cougars while Boyce recorded the save.

"We came out intense and fired up in the night game," Eakin Said. "We are very pleased with the results of this weekend."

BYU will play in the Red Desert Classic next weekend hosted by the University of Utah in St. George.

GAME 1

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young vs Kansas

Feb 22, 2003 at Santa Barbara,Calif. (Elings Park)

Brigham Young 2 (8-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KEOHOHOU, Oli 1b......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1

WATSON, Lauren rf........ 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1

LEI, Ianeta cf........... 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1

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

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia dh.. 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0

BARNES, Katy pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

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

LAYNS, Arron c........... 3 0 1 2 0 0 5 1 0

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

Totals................... 29 2 8 2 1 8 18 7 7

Kansas 4 (10-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WEINSTEIN 1b............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0

FRANKENTSTEI ss.......... 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0

TORRES dh................ 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

WALLACH cf............... 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

PFEIFFER rf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

MOPPIN 2b................ 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 2

FRAZER lf................ 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

SMITH 3b................. 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

GOODRICH pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MAY c.................... 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 0

MOUNTAIN ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

PIERCE p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 25 4 8 4 1 4 21 7 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 020 000 0 - 2 8 2

Kansas.............. 000 310 X - 4 8 0

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E - RUSSELL; CADIENTE. LOB - Cougars 7; Jayhawks 5. 2B - WATSON; LAYNS;

FRANKENTSTEI(2); SMITH(2). SF - FRAZER(1).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 6 6

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia 4.1 8 4 4 1 3 19 21

Kansas IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PIERCE.............. 7.0 8 2 2 1 8 29 30

Win - PIERCE (7-1). Loss - FALLOWFIELD (). Save - None.

WP - FALLOWFIELD.

Umpires - HP: Ed Thompson 1B: Dan Wilson 3B: Sue Sawyer

Start: 2:20 Time: 2:10 Attendance: 168

Game: KU-BY

GAME 2

Box score (NCAA)

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young vs Cal Poly

Feb 22, 2003 at Santa Barbara, CA

Brigham Young 11 (9-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

OSBORN, Belinda rf....... 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

BARNES, Katy pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli 1b......... 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 0

GERHAUSER, Lindsey ph... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

LEI, Ianeta dh........... 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 3 1 2 4 0 0 3 2 0

LAYNS, Arron cf.......... 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 3

JONES, Milli 2b.......... 2 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 1

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

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

Totals................... 20 11 8 10 8 2 15 5 5

Cal Poly 2 (9-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Green rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

Dalena cf................ 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

Sparrey 2b............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Stoufer ss............... 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 0

Nazarenus pr............ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ballard 1b............... 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 0

Wilson pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Schubert c............... 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 0

Carrillo 3b.............. 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1

Payan lf................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Brooks ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Myers dh................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Nelson p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Vanderbeek p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Gelbart p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 18 2 3 2 3 3 15 10 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 032 60 - 11 8 1

Cal Poly............ 000 20 - 2 3 0

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E - WALKER. DP - BYU 1; Cal Poly 1. LOB - BYU 5; Cal Poly 4. 2B - OSBORN;

WALKER. 3B - WALKER; LAYNS. HBP - WATSON; LEI. SF - RUSSELL. SB - WATSON. CS

- JONES.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 3.2 3 2 2 3 2 13 16

BOYCE, Brooke....... 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 5 5

Cal Poly IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Nelson.............. 2.1 5 5 5 3 1 9 14

Vanderbeek.......... 1.0 0 4 4 4 0 3 8

Gelbart............. 1.2 3 2 2 1 1 8 9

Win - ANDERSEN (4-2). Loss - Nelson (2-3). Save - None.

HBP - by Nelson (LEI); by Vanderbeek (WATSON). PB - Schubert(1).

Umpires - HP: Dan Wilson 1B: Sue Sawyer 3B: Ed Toms

Start: 7:40 pm Time: 1:00 Attendance: 33

Game notes:

UC Santa Barbara's Softball by the Beach Invitational

Game ended on 8-run rule