Cougars Sink Vikings

Senior Lauren Watson-Perry hit a lead-off homerun in the first inning of the Cougars 13-0 victory over Portland State University (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU softball rocked the Vikings of Portland State in a 13-0 five-inning victory Thursday at the "Louisville Slugger Desert Classic" in Las Vegas.

The Cougar offense started quickly with senior Lauren Watson-Perry hitting a lead-off homerun, her second homerun of the season. BYU closed out the first inning with a 2-0 lead.

BYU opened it up in the second inning scoring five runs behind three hits and two costly Viking errors. In the fourth inning, junior Ashlyn Russell hit her third homerun of the season. In the fifth inning, freshman Daniella Urincho hit a three-run homerun, her third homerun of the season as well.

Junior pitcher, Summer Tobias, pitched a superb two-hit shutout. Defensively, the Cougars strong defense committed only one error in aiding Tobias in her second win of the season.

"We played a solid game defensively," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "Summer's pitching really kept them off balance."

With the victory, BYU goes to 4-0, the Cougars best season start since becoming NCAA six years ago.

BYU heads into match-ups against Illinois at 9:45 a.m. and Louisville at 12:30 p.m., Friday Feb. 11 at the "Louisville Slugger Desert Classic" in Las Vegas.

BYU vs Portland State

02-10-2005 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 13 (4-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON-PERRY, Lauren c... 3 2 2 2 0 0 5 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle ph. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

LE'I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 1 1 1 0 6 0 0

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

SNOW, Emi rf............ 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

URINCHO, Daniella dh..... 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

KENNEDY, Lindi rf....... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

CAPRA, Ariel lf.......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 29 13 13 10 3 1 15 7 6

Portland State 0 (0-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Olsen cf................. 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0

Segall 3b................ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Lewis dh................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

Rutledge c............... 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0

Peterson 1b.............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0

Bean pr................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Gibson rf................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Gorman 2b................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2

Middagh ss............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0

Daniel lf................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hess p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hill p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 18 0 2 0 2 5 15 9 5

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 250 24 - 13 13 1

Portland State...... 000 00 - 0 2 3

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E - KENNEDY; Segall; Gorman; Middagh. LOB - BYU 6; Portland St. 5. 2B -

WHITELEY; PARAMORE; LE'I; KENNEDY. HR - WATSON-PERRY; RUSSELL; URINCHO. SH -

WHITELEY; RUSSELL.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 5.0 2 0 0 2 5 18 20

Portland State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hess................ 1.0 5 7 3 1 1 9 12

Hill................ 4.0 8 6 6 2 0 20 22

Win - TOBIAS (2-0). Loss - Hess (0-1). Save - None.

BK - Hill.

Umpires - HP: Willie Newman 1B: Kevin Davis 3B: Dani Carson

Start: 3 pm Time: 4:55 Attendance: 56

Game: BY-PSU1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

BYU vs Portland State - Play-by-Play

02-10-2005 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 250 24 - 13 13 1

Portland State...... 000 00 - 0 2 3

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BYU starters: 11/c WATSON-PERRY; 3/cf WHITELEY; 19/rf PARAMORE; 66/1b LE'I; 25/3b

RUSSELL; 22/dh URINCHO; 8/ss NORTON; 20/2b DODDS; 2/lf CAPRA; 12/p TOBIAS;

Portland State starters: 3/cf Olsen; 19/3b Segall; 15/dh Lewis; 13/c Rutledge;

8/1b Peterson; 1/rf Gibson; 21/2b Gorman; 23/ss Middagh; 6/lf Daniel; 10/p Hess;

BYU 1st - WATSON-PERRY homered to right center, RBI. WHITELEY doubled down

the rf line.

PARAMORE doubled to right center, RBI; WHITELEY scored. LE'I walked.

RUSSELL out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; LE'I advanced to second;

PARAMORE advanced to third. URINCHO reached on a fielder's choice;

LE'I advanced to third; PARAMORE out at home ss to c.

NORTON struck out looking. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Portland State 1st - Olsen struck out. Segall lined out to 3b. Lewis lined

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

BYU 2nd - DODDS singled to center field. CAPRA reached on a fielder's choice;

DODDS advanced to second.

WATSON-PERRY singled to left field, RBI; CAPRA advanced to second; DODDS scored.

WHITELEY reached on an error by 3b, SAC, bunt;

WATSON-PERRY advanced to third; CAPRA scored, unearned.

PARAMORE reached on an error by ss, advanced to second;

WHITELEY scored, unearned;

WATSON-PERRY scored, unearned. Hill to p for Hess. LE'I doubled to right field, RBI;

PARAMORE scored, unearned. LE'I advanced to third on an illegal pitch.

RUSSELL walked.

URINCHO grounded out to c; RUSSELL advanced to second. NORTON grounded out to ss.

DODDS grounded out to ss. 5 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Portland State 2nd - Rutledge singled through the left side. Peterson reached

on a fielder's choice; Rutledge out at second p to 2b.

PARAMORE to 2b.

KENNEDY to rf for DODDS. Gibson struck out. Gorman popped up to 1b.

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

BYU 3rd - CAPRA singled. WATSON-PERRY reached on a fielder's choice;

CAPRA out at second ss to 2b.

WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to secondon an

error by 2b; WATSON-PERRY out at second ss to 2b.

PARAMORE grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Portland State 3rd - Middagh struck out looking. Daniel grounded out to p. Olsen walked.

Segall singled to third base;

Olsen advanced to second.

Lewis struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - LE'I flied out to cf. RUSSELL homered to right field, RBI.

URINCHO flied out to cf.

NORTON walked. KENNEDY doubled to right center, RBI; NORTON scored.

CAPRA grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland State 4th - Rutledge grounded out to ss. Peterson walked.

Bean pinch

ran for Peterson.

Gibson grounded out to 3b; Bean advanced to second. Gorman

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - Bean to 1b. CHAMBERLAIN pinch hit for WATSON-PERRY.

CHAMBERLAINsingled to shortstop. WHITELEY singled to third base;

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to

second. PARAMORE flied out to rf; WHITELEY advanced to second;

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. LE'I fouled out to c. No play.

SNOW to rf for RUSSELL.

KENNEDY to 3b. SNOW singled to third base, RBI;

WHITELEY advanced to third; CHAMBERLAIN scored.

URINCHO homered to left field, 3 RBI; SNOW scored; WHITELEY scored.

NORTON grounded out toss. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Portland State 5th - WATSON-PERRY to c for CHAMBERLAIN.

Middagh reached on an

error by 3b. Daniel reached on a fielder's choice;

Middagh out at second ss to 2b.Olsen struck out.

Segall grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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