Cougars Slay Dragons

Junior Ashlyn Russell hit her fifth home run of the season during 6-2 victory over Drexel. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU defeated Drexel University 6-2 in the Commercial Capital Classic during a soggy Friday in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Behind consistent pitching by junior Summer Tobias, BYU held Drexel scoreless giving up no hits and three walks in six innings for her fourth victory of the season. Junior, Brooke Boyce pitched in relief for the final inning giving up no hits. Drexel's two runs came because of some rough fielding conditions due to the rain.

Offensively, the Cougars jumped out strong in the first inning taking a 3-0 lead. BYU added two more runs in the third and another in the fourth taking a 6-0 advantage.

With the game under control, BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said he was able to get everybody into the action.

"We didn't play our best today," Eakin said. But we were able to play everybody and develop our talent, however we did play well and we battled. I was happy to see that."

Senior, Lauren Watson-Perry went 2-for-3 from the plate scoring two runs. Junior, Paige Paramore went a perfect 2-for-2, two RBI, and junior, Ashlyn Russell also went 2-for-2 with a home run. It was Russell's fifth home run of the season.

Feb. 19 games have been rescheduled due to excessive rain. Games will only be played at the new UCSB Diamond Field. The Cougars are now scheduled to play UC Santa Barbara at 8:00 a.m and Southwest Missouri State at 10:00 a.m.

Drexel vs Brigham Young

Feb 18, 2005 at Santa Barbara, Calif (Campus Diamond)

Drexel 2

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

Aiken 2b................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0

Brown 3b................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0

22 1b.................... 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1

McClain dh............... 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

2 pr.................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 p...................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Heyser p................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

Hulme c.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

15 rf.................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Noelsch rf.............. 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Van Wert ss.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Greenberg lf............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 21 2 0 0 4 6 18 10 3

Brigham Young 6

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON-PERRY, Lauren c... 3 2 2 0 0 1 6 0 0

SNOW, Emi c............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1

BOYCE, Brooke cf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

JONES, Milli pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

LE'I, Ianeta 1b.......... 2 1 1 0 2 0 10 0 0

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

CLARKE, Ranae 3b........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

URINCHO, Daniella dh..... 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

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

CAPRA, Ariel lf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

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

Totals................... 24 6 10 6 6 3 21 10 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Drexel.............. 000 002 0 - 2 0 0

Brigham Young....... 302 100 X - 6 10 1

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E - CAPRA. DP - Drexel 2. LOB - Drexel 3; BYU 8. 2B - WATSON-PERRY. HR -

RUSSELL. SH - Aiken; DODDS. SF - RUSSELL. SB - WATSON-PERRY; WHITELEY.

Drexel IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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4................... 3.0 8 5 5 2 3 16 18

Heyser.............. 3.0 2 1 1 4 0 8 14

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 6.0 0 2 0 3 5 18 22

BOYCE, Brooke....... 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4

Win - TOBIAS. Loss - 4. Save - BOYCE .

Umpires -

Start: 12:30 Time: 2:15 Attendance:

Game: CCI01

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Play-by-Play

Drexel vs Brigham Young - Play-by-Play

Feb 18, 2005 at Santa Barbara, Calif (Campus Diamond)

Score by Innings R H E

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Drexel.............. 000 002 0 - 2 0 0

Brigham Young....... 302 100 X - 6 10 1

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Drexel starters: 0/cf 3; 19/2b Aiken; 18/3b Brown; 0/1b 22; 20/dh McClain; 0/p 4;

23/c Hulme; 0/rf 15; 1/ss Van Wert; 8/lf Greenberg;

Brigham Young 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;

Drexel 1st - 3 grounded out to 2b. Aiken lined out to 3b. Brown struck out

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

Brigham Young 1st - WATSON-PERRY singled to left field. WHITELEY singled to

shortstop; WATSON-PERRY advanced to second. WHITELEY stole second; WATSON-PERRY

stole third. PARAMORE singled to right center, 2 RBI; WHITELEY advanced to third,

scored; WATSON-PERRY scored. LE'I grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; PARAMORE

out on the play. RUSSELL homered to center field, RBI. URINCHO singled to left

field. NORTON lined out to p. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Drexel 2nd - 22 lined out to 2b. McClain struck out looking. 4 grounded out

to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - DODDS walked. CAPRA grounded out to ss; DODDS advanced to

second. WATSON-PERRY struck out swinging. WHITELEY grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Drexel 3rd - Hulme grounded out to ss. 15 struck out swinging. Van Wert

popped up to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - PARAMORE singled to center field. JONES pinch ran for

PARAMORE. LE'I walked; JONES advanced to second. RUSSELL singled to right field;

LE'I advanced to second; JONES advanced to third. URINCHO singled to left center, 2

RBI; RUSSELL advanced to second; LE'I advanced to third, scored; JONES scored.

NORTON grounded out to 2b; URINCHO advanced to second; RUSSELL advanced to third.

DODDS struck out swinging. CAPRA struck out looking. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Drexel 4th - BOYCE to cf for WHITELEY. KENNEDY to rf for JONES. 3 grounded

out to 3b. Aiken struck out swinging. Brown struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - Heyser to p for 4. WATSON-PERRY doubled down the rf line.

WHITELEY to cf for BOYCE. WHITELEY walked. KENNEDY popped up to 2b. LE'I singled to

right field; WHITELEY advanced to second; WATSON-PERRY advanced to third. RUSSELL

lined out to lf, SF, RBI; WATSON-PERRY scored. CHAMBERLAIN to dh for URINCHO.

CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Drexel 5th - 22 grounded out to ss. McClain walked. Greenberg pinch ran for

McClain. McClain to dh for Greenberg. Heyser lined out to ss. Hulme grounded out to

p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - McClain to dh for Greenberg. Greenberg to lf for McClain.

NORTON walked. DODDS grounded out to 1b unassisted, SAC; NORTON advanced to second.

CAPRA lined into double play p to 2b; NORTON out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Drexel 6th - SNOW to c for WATSON-PERRY. CLARKE to 3b for RUSSELL. Noelsch to

rf for 15. Noelsch walked. Van Wert grounded out to 3b; Noelsch advanced to second.

3 walked. Aiken grounded out to p, SAC; 3 advanced to second; Noelsch advanced to

third. Brown reached on an error by lf, advanced to second; 3 advanced to third,

scored, unearned; Noelsch scored, unearned. 22 lined out to ss. 2 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - SNOW grounded out to 3b. WHITELEY grounded out to p,

bunt. KENNEDY walked. LE'I walked; KENNEDY advanced to second. CLARKE grounded out

to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Drexel 7th - BOYCE to p for TOBIAS. McClain walked. 2 pinch ran for McClain.

Heyser struck out swinging. Hulme grounded out to 3b; 2 advanced to second. Noelsch

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

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