Cougars Rout Utes Behind 12 Hits, 11 Runs

Cortney Nix-Clark hit two doubles and had five RBI against the Utes. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE -- Senior Jodi Norton had another two-home run game, as BYU (23-16, 4-2) completed its sweep of the University of Utah (20-17-1, 1-5) 11-2 at Ute Field on Saturday.

The Cougars picked up where they left off on Friday, as Cortney Nix-Clark crushed a home run to right field in the game's first at-bat. Two batters later, Jodi Norton hit her third home run in two days giving BYU a 2-0 lead heading into the second inning.

"We definitely had veteran leadership today," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "Cortney leads off with a home run, and that was a huge tone-setter for the game. Jodi had two home runs again, and Tracee [Hoch] made some really nice plays defensively. We had really good senior leadership and excellent pitching again today."

In the second inning, it was Nix-Clark again notching runs on the scoreboard. With Hoch and Angeline Quiocho on base, Nix-Clark smacked a two-RBI double down the left field line. The Utes scored an unearned run in the bottom of the inning to bring the score to 4-1.

Norton ended her week with another solo home run in the fifth inning and Nix-Clark hit another two-RBI double in the fifth. Four unearned runs from Nix-Clark, Quiocho, Jennifer Whiteley and Monica Gonzales in the final two innings gave the Cougars the 11-2 win and a series sweep over Utah.

Junior Christina Gwyn struck out five and allowed just one earned run on the day.

Next up for BYU is a make-up double-header against Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah. The two teams meet on Tuesday at 1 p.m. (MST) and 3 p.m.

Brigham Young at University of Utah

Apr 14, 2007 at Salt Lake City (Ute Field)

Brigham Young 11 (23-16,4-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cortney Nix-Clark c...... 5 2 3 5 0 0 9 0 1

Jennifer Whiteley lf..... 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

Shaylyn Jenkins ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jodi Norton ss........... 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0

Emi Snow rf.............. 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

Andrea Ramirez dp........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Daniela Urincho 1b....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 4

Jana Anderson pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tracee Hoch 2b........... 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 4 0

Angeline Quiocho 3b...... 4 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 0

Monica Gonzales cf....... 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

Christina Gwyn p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 36 11 12 7 3 6 21 6 8

University of Utah 2 (20-17-1,1-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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PHILLIPS cf.............. 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2

CROUSE lf................ 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

DAVENPORT c/1b........... 4 1 2 1 0 0 7 0 0

DECKER pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HEMINGWAY ss............. 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 2

KELLER 2b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4

FOSTER 1b/dp............. 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0

MEDINA 3b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

HOFFMAN dp/c............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

MATTHEWS rf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

DYER p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SQUIRE p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 31 2 8 1 0 7 21 6 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 220 014 2 - 11 12 2

University of Utah.. 010 010 0 - 2 8 3

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E - QUIOCHO; GWYN; MEDINA 3(9). LOB - Cougars 8; Utes 8. 2B - NIX-CLARK 2.

HR - NIX-CLARK; NORTON 2; DAVENPORT(12). HBP - HOCH. SB - ANDERSON;

GONZALES.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Christina Gwyn...... 7.0 8 2 1 0 7 31 31

University of Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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DYER................ 5.0 7 5 5 0 5 22 23

SQUIRE.............. 2.0 5 6 2 3 1 14 17

Win - GWYN (11-8). Loss - DYER (14-11). Save - None.

WP - GWYN. HBP - by DYER (HOCH). PB - NIX-CLARK.

Umpires - HP: Mike Brady 1B: Brett Higgins 3B: Bobby Shelton

Start: 1 p.m. Time: 2:18 Attendance: 617

Game notes:

ID-491932

Game: BY-UT2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 220 014 2 - 11 12 2

University of Utah.. 010 010 0 - 2 8 3

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Brigham Young starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf SNOW;

31/dp RAMIREZ; 22/1b URINCHO; 4/2b HOCH; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 24/cf GONZALES; 11/p

GWYN;

University of Utah starters: 20/cf PHILLIPS; 3/lf CROUSE; 14/c DAVENPORT; 19/ss

HEMINGWAY; 25/2b KELLER; 12/1b FOSTER; 9/3b MEDINA; 13/dp HOFFMAN; 4/rf

MATTHEWS; 5/p DYER;

Brigham Young 1st - NIX-CLARK homered to right field, RBI. WHITELEY

struck out swinging. NORTON homered to center field, RBI. SNOW struck out

swinging. RAMIREZ flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 1st - PHILLIPS singled up the middle. CROUSE lined

out to p, bunt. DAVENPORT singled through the left side; PHILLIPS advanced to

second. HEMINGWAY out at first 1b to 2b to 1b; DAVENPORT advanced to second;

PHILLIPS advanced to third. KELLER fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - URINCHO grounded out to ss. HOCH hit by pitch.

QUIOCHO singled to center field; HOCH advanced to second. GONZALES fouled out

to 3b. NIX-CLARK doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; QUIOCHO scored; HOCH scored.

WHITELEY popped up to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 2nd - FOSTER singled to center field. FOSTER advanced

to second on a wild pitch. MEDINA grounded out to 2b; FOSTER advanced to third.

FOSTER scored on a passed ball, unearned. HOFFMAN popped up to 2b. MATTHEWS

grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - NORTON grounded out to p. SNOW singled through the

left side. RAMIREZ flied out to rf. URINCHO popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 3rd - PHILLIPS singled to third base. CROUSE grounded

out to c unassisted, interference. DAVENPORT reached on a fielder's choice;

PHILLIPS advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by 3b. DECKER pinch

ran for DAVENPORT. HEMINGWAY struck out swinging. KELLER struck out swinging.

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - DAVENPORT to c for DECKER. HOCH struck out swinging.

QUIOCHO struck out swinging. GONZALES singled to left field. GONZALES stole

second. NIX-CLARK grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Utah 4th - FOSTER fouled out to c. MEDINA grounded out to

1b unassisted. HOFFMAN singled up the middle. MATTHEWS reached on an error by

p, bunt, advanced to second; HOFFMAN advanced to third. PHILLIPS flied out to

lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - WHITELEY fouled out to ss. NORTON homered to left

center, RBI. SNOW grounded out to ss. RAMIREZ struck out looking. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

University of Utah 5th - CROUSE flied out to cf. DAVENPORT homered to

left field, RBI. HEMINGWAY struck out swinging. KELLER grounded out to 2b. 1

run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - SQUIRE to p for DYER. URINCHO singled up the middle.

ANDERSON pinch ran for URINCHO. ANDERSON stole second. HOCH walked. QUIOCHO

struck out swinging. GONZALES flied out to lf. NIX-CLARK doubled to right

field, 2 RBI; HOCH scored; ANDERSON scored. WHITELEY walked. NORTON walked;

WHITELEY advanced to second; NIX-CLARK advanced to third. SNOW reached on an

error by 3b; NORTON advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third; NIX-CLARK

scored, unearned. RAMIREZ reached on an error by 3b; SNOW advanced to second;

NORTON advanced to third; WHITELEY scored, unearned. URINCHO to 1b for

ANDERSON. URINCHO flied out to rf. 4 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

University of Utah 6th - FOSTER struck out looking. MEDINA struck out

swinging. HOFFMAN grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - DAVENPORT to 1b. FOSTER to dp. HOFFMAN to c. HOCH

singled through the left side. QUIOCHO singled up the middle; HOCH advanced to

second. GONZALES singled to catcher, bunt; QUIOCHO advanced to second; HOCH

advanced to third. NIX-CLARK reached on a fielder's choice; GONZALES advanced

to second; QUIOCHO advanced to third; HOCH out at home p to c. JENKINS pinch

hit for WHITELEY. JENKINS reached on an error by 3b; NIX-CLARK advanced to

second; GONZALES scored, unearned; QUIOCHO scored, unearned. NORTON reached on

a fielder's choice; JENKINS out at second ss to 2b; NIX-CLARK advanced to

third. SNOW grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

University of Utah 7th - WHITELEY to lf for JENKINS. MATTHEWS singled to

left field. PHILLIPS struck out swinging. CROUSE singled to pitcher; MATTHEWS

advanced to second. DAVENPORT popped up to ss. HEMINGWAY struck out looking.

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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