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Cougars Hang With Top Teams

TEMPE -- Solid pitching kept the BYU softball team in all three games on day one of the Louisville Slugger Classic, Friday, although all the games did not end the way the Cougars would have liked. BYU dominated Michigan State 11-1, but lost to No. 13 Iowa 8-1 and to No. 6 Arizona State 2-1.

Against Iowa, BYU jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the first inning, but that is all the team would get as Hawkeye pitcher Kristi Hanks silenced the Cougar bats, allowing just three hits in six innings of work. Iowa scored two runs in the third and added one more in the fifth to go up 3-1. Pitcher Meghann Pricer went four innings, giving up two runs on two hits while striking out three. Freshman Ariel Capra pitched three innings and was credited with the loss. The big blow came in the seventh inning when Alicia Gerlach hit a grand slam as the Hawkeyes went on to win 8-1.

In the second game of the day against Big-10 opponent Michigan State, pitcher Maryon DeWitt-Wallentine allowed only one run while BYU broke the offensive silence, scoring 11 runs and winning 11-1 in five innings. Freshman Oli Keohohou led the way for the Cougars with two solo homeruns, her fifth and sixth of the year while senior Jackie Ellis also drove in a run.

DeWitt-Wallentine pitched a superb game against No. 6 Arizona St., allowing only four hits in over seven innings of work. In the fifth inning, Mindy Hanson singled and moved to second on Lindsey Hodgen-Kelly's drag-bunt single. Hanson then scored on a hit by Becca Erickson to put the Cougars up 1-0. ASU tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth and the game stayed tied until the eighth inning. Using tiebreaker rules in which the last batter of the previous inning starts at second base the following inning from the eighth inning on, the Sun Devils got a run-scoring double to win the game in the eighth.

"I'm really positive about the way we played," BYU coach Mary Kay Amicone said. "You can't help but be positive when you stay with the No. 6 and No. 13 teams in the nation."

BYU's record moves to 4-9 on the year. The Louisville Slugger Classic continues tomorrow with the Cougars playing Illinois State at 9 a.m., and Iowa again at 1:30 p.m.

The Automated ScoreBook

University of Iowa vs Brigham Young

Feb 16, 2001 at Tempe, Arizona (Farrington Stadium)

University of Iowa 8 (1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Johnson ss............... 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 5 0

Schmaltz 2b.............. 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

Bashor rf................ 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0

Chipman pr/rf........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Morrow pr/rf............ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gerlach 1b............... 4 1 2 4 0 0 9 0 0

Leon dh.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jendrzejewsk c........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0

Rasche 3b................ 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Boney cf................. 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Atkins ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Doud lf.................. 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

Hanks p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Thomson p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 25 8 6 7 5 4 21 11 3

Brigham Young 1 (3-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SMITH, Liz lf............ 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PRINGLE, Kari 2b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

FERNLEY, Emily pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke dh...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

HANSON, Mindy 1b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 1

HODGEN-KELLY,Lindsey cf.. 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

ELLIS, Jackie ph/cf..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ERICKSON, Becca ss....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c.... 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0

PRICER, Meghann p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

CAPRA, Ariel p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 24 1 3 0 1 7 21 12 3

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Iowa.. 002 001 50 - 8 6 1

Brigham Young....... 100 000 0X - 1 3 0

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E - Boney. LOB - IOWA 3; BYU 3. 2B - Rasche(1). HR - Bashor(1); Gerlach(1).

SH - Leon; Boney. SB - Boney; Doud; SMITH; KEOHOHOU. CS - SMITH.

University of Iowa IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hanks............... 6.0 3 1 1 1 5 21 22

Thomson............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PRICER, Meghann..... 4.0 2 2 2 3 3 12 17

CAPRA, Ariel........ 3.0 4 6 6 2 1 13 15

Win - Thomson (1-0). Loss - CAPRA (). Save - None.

WP - Hanks.

Umpires - Home:Dick Foote 1st:Gerri Magwire 3rd:Kent Hoppenworth

Start: 2:00 Time: Attendance:

Game: BYU11

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young at Arizona State

Feb 16, 2001 at Tempe, Arizona (Farrington Stadium)

Brigham Young 1 (4-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Smith lf................. 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Pringle 2b............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Ellis ph................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3

Keohohou rf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Boydston 3b.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0

M. Johnson 3b........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cadiente dh.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Hanson 1b................ 3 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0

Fernley pr.............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hodgen-Kelly cf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Erickson ss.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0

Christiansen c........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0

Polk ph................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

DeWitt-Walle p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 1 2 0 0 3 21 7 5

Arizona State 2 (6-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Farber rf................ 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Thompson cf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Brun ss.................. 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 0

Talanoa 1b............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 1

Beach dh................. 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

Romero pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hixon 2b................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

Wright 3b................ 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 4 0

Swetel p................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Kahler ph............... 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2

Forner lf................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Brannen c................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Farnworth c............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 25 2 5 2 1 5 24 13 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 010 00 - 1 2 0

Arizona State....... 000 001 01 - 2 5 3

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Note: None out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - Talanoa; Wright 2. LOB - Cougars 5; Sun Devils 4. 2B - Kahler. SH -

Hodgen-Kelly; Erickson. SB - Farber. CS - Thompson.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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DeWitt-Walle........ 7.0 5 2 1 1 5 25 26

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Swetel.............. 4.0 2 1 0 0 1 15 17

Beach............... 4.0 0 0 0 0 2 12 12

Win - Beach (4-0). Loss - DeWitt-Walle (). Save - None.

Umpires -

Start: 3:45 pm Time: 1:55 Attendance:

Game: BYU13

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young vs Michigan State

2/16/01 at Tempe, Az. (Farrington Stadium)

Brigham Young 11 (4-8)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

Liz Smith cf.............. 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0

Emily Fernley cf.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Megan Johnson 3b/c........ 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0

Mindy Hanson ph........... 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

Tracy Farley 3b........... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Oli Keohohou lf........... 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 0

Liz Boydsron 1b........... 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 0

Brooke Cadiente rf........ 2 1 2 2 1 0 4 0

Cynthia Polk dh/p......... 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Jackie Ellis 2b........... 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1

Becca Erickson ss......... 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1

Angie Christiansen c...... 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Maryon DeWitt-Walle p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Totals.................... 23 11 8 10 6 2 15 4

Michigan State 1 (0-1)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

Shealee Dunavan 1b........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 0

Sandy Lewis cf............ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Brittney Green 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Robyn Golden ss........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1

Angel Merren pr........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lacy Hauxhurst c.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

Demita Clark rf........... 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

Theresa Pusateri pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tiffany Wallace lf........ 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Margaret Schick pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Amanda Melton 2b.......... 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1

Andrea Goldsworthy dh..... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Niki Stemberger p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Keri DeJong p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Becky Gray p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Totals.................... 21 1 5 1 2 0 15 10

Score by innings: R H E

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Brigham Young 150 32 - 11 8 1

Michigan State 000 10 - 1 5 3

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E - Ellis; Lewis 2(2); Hauxhurst(1).

LOB - Cougars 5; Spartans 7.

2B - Boydsron; Cadiente; Goldsworthy(1).

HR - Keohohou 2.

CS - Smith; Fernley.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

Maryon DeWitt-Walle. 4.0 4 1 1 2 0 16 18

Cynthia Polk........ 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 5 5

Michigan State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

Niki Stemberger..... 1.1 3 6 6 2 0 6 10

Keri DeJong......... 2.1 2 3 0 3 2 10 13

Becky Gray.......... 1.1 3 2 2 1 0 7 8

Win - DeWitt-Walle. Loss - Stemberger 0-1. Save - None.

WP - Polk; Gray(1). PB - Hauxhurst(1).

HBP - by Stemberger (Polk); by Stemberger (Christiansen).

Umpires -

Start: Time: 1:30 Attendance: 215