Cougars Leave Vegas With Split

Lauren Watson-Perry hit a lead-off homerun in the first inning in a win over UNLV. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU defeated UNLV 6-5 in game one of a double-header but was on the short end of the 6-5 score in game two Saturday in Las Vegas.

Summer Tobias won her twelfth game of the year giving up five runs (two earned) with five strikeouts in seven innings of work. Lauren Watson-Perry continued to hit the ball well, going 3-for-4 with four RBI including a home run in her first at-bat of the game.

The Rebels fought their way back with BYU leading 6-4 going into the bottom of the seventh when UNLV's first batter hit a solo home run to close the gap. However, Tobias and the Cougar defense shut down the Rebels to secure the win.

Game two started out well for the Cougars leading 1-0 after two innings, but in the third and fourth innings, UNLV got on a roll, scoring two and three runs respectively. With BYU down 3-6 in the seventh inning and looking bleak, the tide turned back to the Cougars. After Watson-Perry and Krystle Chamberlain reached base safely, Neta Le'I doubled to right field, hitting in both Watson-Perry and Chamberlain, cutting the UNLV lead to one with two outs and Ashlyn Russell, the potential winning run, at the plate. UNLV changed pitchers, obviously wary of the Russell's ability, especially in the long ball (13 home runs this season). Unfortunately for Russell and the Cougars, she grounded out to third and BYU lost their first conference game of the season.

BYU goes to 25-9, 5-1 MWC on the season. The Cougars play UVSC Tuesday April 12 at 3 p.m. at the new Parkway Crossing Stadium in Orem, Utah

2005 UNLV Softball

BYU at UNLV (Game 1)

04-09-05 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 6 (25-8,5-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON-PERRY, Lauren c... 4 1 3 4 0 0 6 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dp.. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2

LE'I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 0

SNOW, Emi pr............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0

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

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

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

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

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 28 6 8 6 4 6 21 8 6

UNLV 5 (26-14,3-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Nichols, Marissa lf...... 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Freight, Brittany cf..... 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

Paus, Caitlyn 2b......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1

Meade, Brittany 3b....... 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

Kahananui, Kahaunani pr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hillyer, Britney pr..... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Glenn, Pauline 3b....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Livreri, Maggie c........ 2 1 1 0 1 1 7 0 0

Ordaz, Rosa dp........... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bostwick, Morgan 1b...... 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

Keeney, Valerie rf....... 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2

Campbell, Amber ss....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1

Martinez, Danielle ph... 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Kerrigan, Jacque p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 30 5 9 2 1 5 21 8 5

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 140 001 0 - 6 8 3

UNLV................ 020 101 1 - 5 9 4

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E - WATSON-PERRY; NORTON; DODDS; MEADE 2; LIVRERI; CAMPBELL. DP - BYU 1;

UNLV 1. LOB - BYU 6; UNLV 5. 2B - NICHOLS; MEADE; BOSTWICK. 3B -

WATSON-PERRY. HR - WATSON-PERRY; RUSSELL; DODDS; MARTINEZ. SH - NORTON. SB -

NICHOLS.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 7.0 9 5 2 1 5 30 31 128

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Kerrigan, Jacque .... 7.0 8 6 4 4 6 28 33 149

Win - TOBIAS (12-4). Loss - KERRIGAN (17-12). Save - None.

Pitches/strikes: TOBIAS 128/78; KERRIGAN 149/87.

2005 UNLV Softball

BYU at UNLV (Game 2)

04-09-05 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 5 (25-9,5-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON-PERRY, Lauren c... 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige dp....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

LE'I, Ianeta 1b.......... 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 0 1

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

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

KENNEDY, Lindi rf........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0

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

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

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

URINCHO, Daniella p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

ANDERSON, Niki p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 5 5 5 5 6 18 6 6

UNLV 6 (27-14,4-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Nichols, Marissa lf...... 2 3 2 1 2 0 3 0 0

Martinez, Danielle ss.... 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0

Paus, Caitlyn 2b......... 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Meade, Brittany 3b....... 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 1

Livreri, Maggie c........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1

Bostwick, Morgan 1b...... 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0

Freight, Brittany cf..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3

Ordaz, Rosa dp........... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

Keeney, Valerie rf....... 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Crisp, Shannon p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Kerrigan, Jacque p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 25 6 7 4 4 1 21 4 6

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 101 2 - 5 5 1

UNLV................ 002 301 X - 6 7 1

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E - NORTON; CRISP. LOB - BYU 6; UNLV 6. 2B - LE'I; NORTON. HR - LE'I;

RUSSELL; NICHOLS. HBP - FREIGHT. SB - CHAMBERLAIN.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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URINCHO, Daniella... 2.2 2 2 0 3 1 11 15 50

BOYCE, Brooke....... 0.2 4 3 3 1 0 6 7 26

ANDERSON, Niki...... 2.2 1 1 1 0 0 8 8 20

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Crisp, Shannon ...... 6.2 4 5 5 5 6 25 30 100

Kerrigan, Jacque .... 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 9

Win - CRISP (9-1). Loss - URINCHO (5-3). Save - KERRIGAN (1).

WP - URINCHO. HBP - by URINCHO (FREIGHT). Pitches/strikes: URINCHO 50/21; BOYCE

26/14; ANDERSON 20/13; CRISP 100/55; KERRIGAN 9/6.

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