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Cougars Romp Aggies with Nine Home Runs

LOGAN -- It may be April Fool's day, but the score is no joke. The BYU women's softball team (23-8) hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first game for a 12-2 blowout in five innings at Utah State (5-22). In game two of the doubleheader, the first three Cougar batters hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for a 9-1 romp in six innings. The Cougars improve to 15-0 all-time against the Aggies and has now won 14 of their last 15 games.

On the day, the Cougars hit 30-58 for an amazing .517 average on the day. All-American Oli Keohohou hit 4-6 with three home runs bringing her season total to 13. Junior shortstop Kate Walker batted 3-7 with two home runs and last week's MWC Player of the Week Lauren Watson went 5-8 with two home runs, bring her season total to five and she has successfully hit in 12 of her last 13 games.

In the first game, the four consecutive home runs were hit by Keohohou, Walker, Watson, and senior Brooke Cadiente, Freshman Ianeta Lei added a three-run home run in the first to to make the grand total of five home runs in the the first game. BYU had 19 hits in 31 at bats.

Freshman Brooke Boyce (6-1) was credited the win in three innings. Senior Mandy Flint relieved her for the final two innings.

In game two of the doubleheader, Keohohou, Walker, and Watson hit the three consecutive home runs in the first three at bats in the top of the first inning. Keohohou added a two-run homer in the sixth. BYU scored nine runs on 11 hits in 27 at bats.

Sophomore Niki Andersen (6-3) picked up the win in four innings and was relieved for the final two innings by senior Cynthia Fallowfield.

"We hit the ball unbelievable well," head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We also played great defense."

BYU will host two pivotal MWC doubleheaders with UNLV on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and league-leading San Diego State on Friday at 1 p.m. Both games will be at Gail Miller Field in Provo.

GAME 1

BYU Softball

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah State (Game 1)

Apr 01, 2003 at Logan, Utah (Johnson Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 12 (22-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KEOHOHOU, Oli cf......... 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0

LAYNS, Arron ph/cf...... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss/pr....... 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia ss. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 4 2 3 1 0 1 5 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 4 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0

LEI, Ianeta 1b........... 2 1 1 1 0 1 4 0 2

BARNES, Katy ph/1b...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

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

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

DODDS, Debbie dh......... 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey 2b... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

BOYCE, Brooke p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

FLINT, Mandy p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 31 12 19 9 0 3 15 6 5

Utah State 2 (5-21)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Neff, M. lf.............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

Leos 1b.................. 3 1 1 1 0 0 6 0 0

Henderson 2b............. 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0

Carlson c................ 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 1

Vasarhely 3b............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

Johnson rf............... 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Hatch dh................. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Higley p................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

Baumgartner p........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Vance ss................. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2

Smith cf................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 20 2 5 2 2 6 15 9 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 330 42 - 12 19 0

Utah State.......... 010 01 - 2 5 0

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LOB - BYU Cougars 5; Utah State 5. 2B - KEOHOHOU; CADIENTE; GERHAUSER;

Johnson. HR - KEOHOHOU; WALKER; WATSON; CADIENTE; LEI; Leos. HBP - DODDS. SB

- CADIENTE.

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

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 3.0 4 1 1 1 2 13 14 -

FLINT, Mandy........ 2.0 1 1 1 1 4 7 8 -

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Higley.............. 3.0 13 9 9 0 2 21 21 -

Baumgartner......... 2.0 6 3 3 0 1 10 11 -

Win - BOYCE (5-1). Loss - Higley (4-10). Save - None.

HBP - by Baumgartner (DODDS). Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Ray Meibos 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Evan Quilter

Start: 2:02 pm Time: 1:36 Attendance: 148

Higley faced 3 batters in the 4th.

Game: BY-USU4

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Play-by-Play

BYU Softball

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah State (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

Apr 01, 2003 at Logan, Utah (Johnson Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 330 42 - 12 19 0

Utah State.......... 010 01 - 2 5 0

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/cf KEOHOHOU; 5/ss WALKER; 11/c WATSON; 3/lf

CADIENTE; 66/1b LEI; 25/3b RUSSELL; 18/rf OSBORN; 20/dh DODDS; 10/2b

JONES; 9/p BOYCE;

Utah State starters: 3/lf Neff, M.; 7/1b Leos; 18/2b Henderson; 11/c

Carlson; 9/3b Vasarhely; 8/rf Johnson; 14/dh Hatch; 20/p Higley; 16/ss

Vance; 13/cf Smith;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

KEOHOHOU grounded out to ss. WALKER grounded out to p. WATSON singled to

center field. CADIENTE singled to right field; WATSON advanced to third.

CADIENTE stole second. LEI homered to right field, RBI; CADIENTE scored;

WATSON scored. RUSSELL popped up to 1b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah State - inning 1

Neff, M. grounded out to 3b. Leos flied out to rf. Henderson grounded out

to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

OSBORN singled. DODDS singled to left field; OSBORN advanced to second.

JONES singled to right field; DODDS advanced to second; OSBORN advanced

to third. KEOHOHOU doubled to center field, RBI; JONES advanced to third;

DODDS scored; OSBORN scored. WALKER reached on a fielder's choice;

KEOHOHOU advanced to third; JONES out at home 3b to c. WATSON struck out

looking. CADIENTE singled to left field, RBI; WALKER advanced to third;

KEOHOHOU scored. LEI struck out looking. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah State - inning 2

Carlson singled down the rf line. Vasarhely grounded out to 3b; Carlson

advanced to second. Johnson doubled to center field, RBI; Carlson scored.

Hatch singled to center field; Johnson advanced to third. Higley struck

out swinging. Vance struck out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

RUSSELL lined out to p. OSBORN singled to left field. DODDS singled;

OSBORN out at second ss to 2b. JONES grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State - inning 3

Neff, M. walked. Leos flied out to cf. Henderson singled; Neff, M.

advanced to second. Carlson reached on a fielder's choice; Henderson

advanced to second; Neff, M. out at third p to 3b. Vasarhely grounded out

to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

KEOHOHOU homered to center field, RBI. WALKER homered to left field, RBI.

WATSON homered to right center, RBI. Baumgartner to p for Higley.

CADIENTE homered to right field, RBI. BARNES pinch hit for LEI. BARNES

struck out swinging. RUSSELL grounded out to 2b. OSBORN grounded out to

p. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah State - inning 4

BARNES to 1b. GERHAUSER to 2b for JONES. FLINT to p for BOYCE. Johnson

fouled out to 3b. Hatch lined out to 3b. Baumgartner struck out looking.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

DODDS hit by pitch. GERHAUSER doubled; DODDS advanced to third. LAYNS

pinch hit for KEOHOHOU. LAYNS singled, out at second c to 2b, RBI;

GERHAUSER out at third cf to 3b; DODDS scored. FALLOWFIELD to ss for

WALKER. FALLOWFIELD singled to left field. WALKER pinch ran for

FALLOWFIELD. WATSON singled to right field; WALKER advanced to second.

CADIENTE doubled, RBI; WATSON advanced to third; WALKER scored. BARNES

flied out to lf. 2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah State - inning 5

LAYNS to cf. WALKER to ss. Vance struck out looking. Neff, M. struck out

swinging. Leos homered to right center, RBI. Henderson walked. Carlson

struck out swinging, out at first p to 1b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

GAME 2

BYU Softball

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah State (Game 2)

Apr 01, 2003 at Logan, Utah (Johnson Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 9 (23-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KEOHOHOU, Oli cf......... 3 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0

BARNES, Katy cf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

WATSON, Lauren c......... 4 2 2 3 0 0 6 0 0

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

LEI, Ianeta 1b/rf........ 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0

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

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

LAYNS, Arron pr/1b...... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DODDS, Debbie lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey 2b... 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 27 9 11 6 3 4 18 2 4

Utah State 1 (5-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Neff, M. lf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0

Leos 1b.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0

Henderson 2b............. 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1

Carlson c................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 1

Vasarhely 3b............. 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0

Johnson rf............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hatch dh................. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

Smith cf................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Vance ss................. 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 4 0

Baumgartner p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Higley p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 23 1 7 1 1 6 18 12 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 330 003 - 9 11 1

Utah State.......... 000 010 - 1 7 0

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E - ANDERSEN. DP - BYU Cougars 2. LOB - BYU Cougars 4; Utah State 6. 2B -

LEI. HR - KEOHOHOU 2; WALKER; WATSON; Vance. HBP - OSBORN. SH - Hatch. SB -

WATSON; RUSSELL.

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

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 4.0 4 0 0 1 4 15 17 -

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 8 8 -

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Baumgartner......... 1.2 6 6 6 2 2 10 12 -

Higley.............. 4.1 5 3 3 1 2 17 19 -

Win - ANDERSEN (6-3). Loss - Baumgartner (1-12). Save - None.

WP - Baumgartner. HBP - by Higley (OSBORN). PB - Carlson. Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Clair McBride 1B: Evan Quilter 3B: Ray Meibos

Start: 4 p.m. Time: 2:00 Attendance: 148

Game: BY-USU5

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Play-by-Play

BYU Softball

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah State (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

Apr 01, 2003 at Logan, Utah (Johnson Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 330 003 - 9 11 1

Utah State.......... 000 010 - 1 7 0

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/cf KEOHOHOU; 5/ss WALKER; 11/c WATSON; 3/dh

CADIENTE; 66/1b LEI; 25/3b RUSSELL; 18/rf OSBORN; 20/lf DODDS; 10/2b

JONES; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Utah State starters: 3/lf Neff, M.; 7/1b Leos; 18/2b Henderson; 11/c

Carlson; 9/3b Vasarhely; 8/rf Johnson; 14/dh Hatch; 13/cf Smith; 16/ss

Vance; 5/p Baumgartner;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

KEOHOHOU homered down the rf line, RBI. WALKER homered to left field,

RBI. WATSON homered to center field, RBI. CADIENTE struck out, out at

first c to 1b. LEI singled to right field. RUSSELL singled; LEI out at

second 3b to 2b. RUSSELL stole second. OSBORN flied out to lf. 3 runs, 5

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State - inning 1

Neff, M. struck out swinging. Leos grounded out to 1b unassisted.

Henderson walked. Carlson fouled out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

DODDS grounded out to ss. JONES walked. KEOHOHOU walked; JONES advanced

to second. KEOHOHOU advanced to second on a wild pitch; JONES advanced to

third. WALKER struck out swinging. WATSON singled to left field, advanced

to second, 2 RBI; KEOHOHOU scored; JONES scored. Higley to p for

Baumgartner. CADIENTE walked; WATSON stole third. CADIENTE out at second

c to 2b to c to ss; WATSON scored. 3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah State - inning 2

Vasarhely singled to center field. Johnson reached on an error by p;

Vasarhely advanced to second. Hatch struck out looking. Smith lined into

double play 3b to 2b; Johnson out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

LEI doubled to right field. RUSSELL flied out to lf. LEI advanced to

third on a passed ball. OSBORN grounded out to p. DODDS grounded out to

3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State - inning 3

GERHAUSER to 2b for JONES. Vance singled to right field. Neff, M. struck

out swinging. Leos popped up to ss. Henderson lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

GERHAUSER grounded out to ss. KEOHOHOU grounded out to ss. WALKER struck

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

Utah State - inning 4

BARNES to cf for KEOHOHOU. Carlson flied out to cf. Vasarhely singled to

left field. Johnson singled to right center; Vasarhely advanced to

second. Hatch grounded out to 1b unassisted, SAC; Johnson advanced to

second; Vasarhely advanced to third. Smith struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

WATSON flied out to lf. CADIENTE grounded out to ss. LEI singled to

center field. RUSSELL grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State - inning 5

FALLOWFIELD to p for ANDERSEN. Vance homered to center field, RBI. Neff,

M. singled to right center. Leos flied out to cf. Henderson lined into

double play p to 1b; Neff, M. out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

OSBORN hit by pitch. LAYNS pinch ran for OSBORN. DODDS struck out

swinging. GERHAUSER singled to right field; LAYNS advanced to second.

KEOHOHOU to cf for BARNES. KEOHOHOU homered to center field, RBI;

GERHAUSER scored; LAYNS scored. WALKER singled to left field. WATSON

flied out to lf. CADIENTE grounded out to 3b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Utah State - inning 6

LEI to rf. LAYNS to 1b. Carlson struck out looking. Vasarhely singled.

Johnson popped up to 2b. Hatch struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.