Cougars Split Final Two

Sophomore Ashlyn Russell hit a combined 3-7 (.429) against Mississippi State and Pittsburg. Russell nailed a home run against the Bulldogs to give BYU its only run of the game and continued with a 2-4 hitting performance versus Pittsburg.

HOUSTON -- BYU split its final two games with a close 2-1 loss to Mississippi State, but ended the tournament on a high note with a sweet 10-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday. With the split the Cougars are now 7-6 on the year.

In game one, MSU played great defense to hold the Cougars scoreless until the final inning of play.

Sophomore Ashlyn Russell hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to give BYU its only run of the game.

A run in the top of the second inning and another in the top of the fifth were all the Bulldogs needed to get the 2-1 win over the Cougars.

Russell's homer, Debbie Dodds' single, Jodi Norton's double and two singles from Paige Paramore contributed to the five BYU hits in the game.

Both pitchers pitched complete seven inning games. BYU sophomore Brooke Boyce (2-3) obtained the loss and MSU's Melissa Massey (6-3) got the win.

In game two, BYU rebounded to have a great offensive game against Pittsburgh and leave the tournament on a high note. The Cougars scored 10 runs off of 12 hits in the game to mark the most runs the team has scored in a game so far.

The Cougars jumped out to an early three run lead in the first. Krystle Chamberlain started the inning off with a single to left field and Belinda Osborn followed with a single to shortstop. Paramore made it to first after being hit by a pitch which loaded bases for Ianeta Le`i who's single to centerfield scored Chamberlain.

With runners on second and third, Russell reached on a fielder's choice to put Osborn out at home. Norton hit another double to score Paramore and Le`i.

Pittsburg scored a run in the bottom of the first, but Chamberlain matched the run in the top of the second to put the Cougars up by three.

With the momentum, BYU continued to hit the ball well and put four additional runs up in the top of the third.

Le`i reached base on a walk, teammate Russell singled to centerfield, and Kate Walker hit a sacrifice hit to advance Le`i to third and Russell to second. Norton came through big again for BYU with her third double of the day to score Le`i and Russell, after then stealing third base on the Panthers. Dodds was walked and Jennifer Whiteley singled to score Norton. Lauren Watson grounded out to second but advanced Whiteley to second and Dodds to third on the play. Osborn was walked and then Paramore kept it going with a single to score Dodds. With three runners still on base, the inning was ended on a pop fly to centerfield.

The Cougars would tally up two more runs in the top of the fifth with hits from Carli Jones and Le`i.

The Panthers were only able to gather one more run in the bottom of the fifth, but it wasn't enough as the Cougars ran away with the 10-2 win.

BYU's Niki Andersen (4-2) got the win after striking out four of the 12 batters she faced in three innings of play. Ariel Capra came in for Andersen to pitch the final two innings for the Cougars.

BYU will have time to rest up for its next appearance at the New Mexico State Invitational. The Cougars will match up with Marist, St. Peter's, New Mexico State, Drake and UTEP on March 12-13 in Las Cruces, N.M.

New Mexico will be providing live stats for the games. A link is available on the BYU schedule page.

Mississippi State vs BYU

Feb 28, 2004 at Houston, Texas (Cougar Field)

Mississippi State 2 (14-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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O'Nan rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Johnson ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Jaspers lf............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

McMichael cf............. 2 1 1 0 2 0 5 0 0

Brown dh................. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Waterman 1b.............. 3 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 2

McFarling pr............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Guess ss................. 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 2

McDonald 3b.............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

Nelson 2b................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

Geddings c............... 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 2

Massey p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 25 2 5 2 4 2 21 5 8

BYU 1 (6-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

YOUNG, Crystal 1b........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1

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

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

ANDERSEN, Niki dh........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

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

LE`I, Ianeta ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

BOYCE, Brooke p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 25 1 5 1 1 4 21 11 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Mississippi State... 010 010 0 - 2 5 0

BYU................. 000 000 1 - 1 5 1

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E - YOUNG. DP - MSU 1. LOB - MSU 8; BYU 4. 2B - NORTON. HR - RUSSELL. SH -

Jaspers; McDonald. SB - McMichael.

Mississippi State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Massey.............. 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 25 26

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 7.0 5 2 2 4 2 25 31

Win - Massey (6-3). Loss - BOYCE (). Save - None.

Umpires -

Start: 11:00 Time: 1:55 Attendance: 74

Game: MISS

Score by Innings R H E

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Mississippi State... 010 010 0 - 2 5 0

BYU................. 000 000 1 - 1 5 1

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Mississippi State starters: 15/rf O'Nan; 28/lf Jaspers; 12/cf McMichael;

34/dh Brown; 23/1b Waterman; 21/ss Guess; 24/3b McDonald; 6/2b Nelson;

5/c Geddings; 2/p Massey;

BYU starters: 11/c WATSON; 3/lf WHITELEY; 19/rf PARAMORE; 23/1b YOUNG; 25/3b

RUSSELL; 5/2b WALKER; 24/dh ANDERSEN; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 9/p

BOYCE;

Mississippi State - inning 1

O'Nan reached on an error by 1b. Jaspers grounded out to p, SAC, bunt;

O'Nan advanced to second. McMichael walked. Brown reached on a fielder's

choice; McMichael advanced to second; O'Nan out at third 3b unassisted.

Waterman popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 1

WATSON flied out to cf. WHITELEY flied out to cf. PARAMORE singled to

left field. YOUNG flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Mississippi State - inning 2

Guess walked. McDonald out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Guess advanced

to second. Nelson grounded out to ss. Geddings singled to left field,

advanced to second on the throw, RBI; Guess scored. Johnson pinch hit for

O'Nan. Johnson grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

O'Nan to rf for Johnson. RUSSELL popped up to 2b. WALKER walked. ANDERSEN

struck out swinging. NORTON grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Mississippi State - inning 3

Jaspers out at first p to 2b to 1b. McMichael grounded out to 3b. Brown

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

BYU - inning 3

DODDS singled. WATSON popped up to ss. WHITELEY grounded out to p; DODDS

advanced to second. PARAMORE popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Mississippi State - inning 4

Waterman singled. McFarling pinch ran for Waterman. Guess grounded out to

c unassisted. McDonald walked; McFarling advanced to second. Nelson flied

out to cf. Geddings reached on a fielder's choice; McDonald out at second

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

BYU - inning 4

Waterman to 1b for McFarling. YOUNG struck out looking. RUSSELL struck

out swinging. WALKER flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State - inning 5

O'Nan out at first 3b to 2b. Jaspers singled to right field. McMichael

singled to third base; Jaspers advanced to second. Brown reached on a

fielder's choice; McMichael advanced to second; Jaspers out at third p to

3b. Waterman singled to left field, RBI; Brown advanced to second;

McMichael scored. Guess struck out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU - inning 5

ANDERSEN grounded out to 1b unassisted. NORTON doubled to left field.

DODDS flied out to lf. WATSON grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Mississippi State - inning 6

McDonald lined out to lf. Nelson flied out to cf. Geddings flied out to

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

BYU - inning 6

WHITELEY popped up to cf. PARAMORE singled to right field. GERHAUSER

pinch ran for PARAMORE. YOUNG grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b;

GERHAUSER out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State - inning 7

PARAMORE to rf for GERHAUSER. O'Nan struck out looking. Jaspers flied out

to lf. McMichael walked. McMichael stole second. Brown fouled out to c. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

RUSSELL homered, RBI. WALKER struck out swinging. CHAMBERLAIN pinch hit

for ANDERSEN. CHAMBERLAIN flied out to cf. LE`I pinch hit for NORTON.

LE`I flied out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. vs Pittsburgh

Feb. 28 2004 at Houston, Texas (Cougar Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 10 (7-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

WATSON, Lauren ph....... 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

PARAMORE, Paige c........ 3 1 1 2 0 0 5 1 0

LE`I, Ianeta 3b.......... 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 3

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 1b....... 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 2

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 3 1 2 4 0 0 1 2 0

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

CAPRA, Ariel cf/p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

JONES, Milli lf......... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 26 10 12 9 4 0 15 6 7

Pittsburgh 2 (3-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DiMaria 2b............... 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 0

Howard cf................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

Andrews ph.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hellon ss................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0

Pickard 1b............... 2 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 0

Hunter dh................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

McGregor c............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

O'Donnell 3b............. 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0

Scarf lf................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Thomas rf................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Smith ph................ 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Belardinelli p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 16 2 3 2 2 5 15 9 2

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 314 02 - 10 12 0

Pittsburgh.......... 100 01 - 2 3 2

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E - DiMaria; Pickard. DP - Pittsburgh 1. LOB - BYU Cougars 7; Pittsburgh 2.

2B - NORTON 2; DiMaria; O'Donnell. HBP - PARAMORE. SH - WALKER; Scarf. SB -

CHAMBERLAIN; NORTON; DiMaria.

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

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 3.0 1 1 1 2 4 10 12

CAPRA, Ariel........ 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 6 7

Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Belardinelli........ 5.0 12 10 7 4 0 26 32

Win - ANDERSEN (4-2). Loss - Belardinelli (). Save - None.

WP - ANDERSEN. HBP - by Belardinelli (PARAMORE).

Umpires -

Start: 11:10 Time: 1:55 Attendance: 71

Game: PITT1

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 314 02 - 10 12 0

Pittsburgh.......... 100 01 - 2 3 2

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 18/rf OSBORN; 19/c PARAMORE;

66/3b LE`I; 25/1b RUSSELL; 5/2b WALKER; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 3/lf

WHITELEY; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Pittsburgh starters: 6/2b DiMaria; 14/cf Howard; 19/ss Hellon; 11/1b

Pickard; 15/dh Hunter; 24/c McGregor; 8/3b O'Donnell; 5/lf Scarf; 9/rf

Thomas; 3/p Belardinelli;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN singled to left field. OSBORN singled to shortstop;

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second. PARAMORE hit by pitch; OSBORN advanced to

second; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. LE`I singled to center field, RBI;

PARAMORE advanced to second; OSBORN advanced to third; CHAMBERLAIN

scored. RUSSELL reached on a fielder's choice; LE`I advanced to second;

PARAMORE advanced to third; OSBORN out at home p to c. WALKER popped up

to ss. NORTON doubled, 2 RBI; RUSSELL advanced to third; LE`I scored;

PARAMORE scored. DODDS grounded out to 3b. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Pittsburgh - inning 1

DiMaria walked. DiMaria stole second. Howard struck out. Hellon struck

out. Pickard singled to left field, RBI; DiMaria scored. Hunter flied out

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

WHITELEY grounded out to ss. CHAMBERLAIN singled to left field.

CHAMBERLAIN stole second. OSBORN grounded out to ss; CHAMBERLAIN advanced

to third, scored on an error by 1b, unearned. PARAMORE flied out to cf. 1

run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Pittsburgh - inning 2

McGregor grounded out to ss. O'Donnell walked. Scarf popped up to 1b.

O'Donnell advanced to second on a wild pitch. Thomas grounded out to 3b.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

LE`I walked. RUSSELL singled to center field; LE`I advanced to second.

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

advanced to third. NORTON doubled, 2 RBI; RUSSELL scored; LE`I scored.

NORTON stole third. DODDS walked. WHITELEY singled to left field, RBI;

DODDS advanced to second; NORTON scored. WATSON pinch hit for

CHAMBERLAIN. WATSON grounded out to 2b; WHITELEY advanced to second;

DODDS advanced to third. OSBORN walked. PARAMORE singled to left field,

RBI; OSBORN advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third; DODDS scored.

LE`I popped up to c. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Pittsburgh - inning 3

CAPRA to cf for DODDS. DiMaria lined out to ss. GERHAUSER to 2b for

WALKER. Howard struck out looking. Hellon struck out looking. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

RUSSELL singled to left field. GERHAUSER grounded into double play ss to

1b; RUSSELL out on the play. NORTON popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Pittsburgh - inning 4

JONES, M. to lf for CAPRA. WHITELEY to cf. CAPRA to p for ANDERSEN.

Pickard grounded out to 2b. Hunter struck out looking. McGregor flied out

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

JONES, M. singled. WHITELEY flied out to lf. WATSON reached on a

fielder's choice; JONES, M. advanced to second on an error by 2b. OSBORN

walked; WATSON advanced to second; JONES, M. advanced to third. PARAMORE

reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; OSBORN out at second rf to ss; WATSON

advanced to third; JONES, M. scored, unearned. LE`I singled to center

field, RBI; PARAMORE advanced to second; WATSON scored, unearned. RUSSELL

grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Pittsburgh - inning 5

O'Donnell doubled to center field. Scarf out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt;

O'Donnell advanced to third. Smith pinch hit for Thomas. Smith grounded

out to ss, RBI; O'Donnell scored. DiMaria doubled to left field. Andrews

pinch hit for Howard. DiMaria out at second c to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

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