Cougars Split games with UNLV, L 3-2, W 10-4

Ashlyn Russell's three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning helped BYU get the 10-4 win in game two against UNLV. She leads with a team-high 11 home runs. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS VEGAS -- The BYU softball team split road games with UNLV losing 3-2 the first game, but answered with a 10-4 victory at Eller Media Stadium on Thursday.

With the split, the Cougars post a 32-17, 9-8 MWC record, while UNLV is 23-34, 5-13 MWC.

In game one, BYU sophomore Paige Paramore doubled to right center to knock in the only two BYU runs of the game in the top of the fifth inning.

The Rebels responded from their two-run deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning to score three runs off of one Cougar error to capture the 3-2 win.

BYU pitcher Brooke Boyce (12-8) pitched a complete game for the Cougars and recorded the loss, while UNLV pitcher Kacey Ellis (3-9) got the win for the Rebels.

In the second match up, UNLV got out to a quick two-run lead after the bottom of the first inning as they capitalized on two Cougar errors.

The Cougars rallied back to register a nice three-run top of the third inning as sophomore Ashlyn Russell started the inning out with a double. With one out, senior Belinda Osborn reached base on a bunt and junior Debbie Dodds followed with a double to right field, bringing in Russell for the first BYU run of the game. A Rebel fielding error allowed Kate Walker to get on base and in the process scored Osborn. Freshman Jodi Norton brought in the third run of the inning off a sacrifice fly to right field to score Dodds.

BYU added another run in the top of the fifth inning to take a 4-2 lead as Osborn was brought home off another sacrifice fly from Norton.

The Cougars expanded their lead to 9-2 after a five-run top of the sixth inning highlighted by a three-run home run from Ashlyn Russell, her 11th homer of the year.

In the seventh frame, Dodd's second double of the game scored Osborn to give BYU an eight-run advantage.

UNLV added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning off a two-run home run from Amy Lewis, but it wasn't enough as BYU got the 10-4 win.

Cougar pitcher Niki Andersen (17-6) started on the mound for BYU to pitch a three-hitter in five innings allowing no earned runs. She was relieved in the bottom of the sixth inning by Ariel Capra. Andersen got the win, while UNLV's Becky McDonald (2-8) got the loss.

BYU will travel to California to take on the tough San Diego State squad on Saturday, May 8 in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. The San Diego State series will complete BYU's final conference games of the regular season.

BYU at UNLV (Game 1)

May 06, 2004 at Las Vegas, NV (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 2 (31-17,8-8 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dp.. 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

OSBORN, Belinda pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2

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

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

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0

WATSON, Lauren rf........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

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

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

Totals................... 27 2 6 2 3 3 18 9 7

UNLV 3 (23-33,5-12 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BYRNE, Bridget lf........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3

JACKSON, Joanna lf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FREIGHT, Bittnay rf...... 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

SAMPSON, Lisa cf......... 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

ELLIS, Kacey 1b/p........ 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0

BOSTWICK, Morgan 2b...... 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 1

GODWIN, Wendy dp......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

TENNES, Christy pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GLENN, Pauline 3b........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

HILLYER, Britney c....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

CAMPBELL, Amber ss....... 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0

KERRIGAN, Jacqueline p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

McDONALD, Becky 1b...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Totals................... 23 3 7 1 0 4 21 7 4

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 020 0 - 2 6 1

UNLV................ 000 003 X - 3 7 0

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E - RUSSELL. DP - Cougars 1. LOB - Cougars 7; Rebels 4. 2B - PARAMORE;

DODDS. SH - ELLIS(3); HILLYER(3). SB - WHITELEY; NORTON; DODDS; SAMPSON(7);

GLENN(1); CAMPBELL(7).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 6.0 7 3 1 0 4 23 25

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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KERRIGAN, Jacqueline 5.0 4 2 2 3 2 19 22

ELLIS, Kacey........ 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 8 8

Win - ELLIS (3-9). Loss - BOYCE (12-8). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Bobby Shelton 1B: Christi Van Werden 3B: Marshall Cohen

Start: 5:00 pm Time: 1:53 Attendance: 256

Game notes:

ID-243249

Game: BY-LV3

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 020 0 - 2 6 1

UNLV................ 000 003 X - 3 7 0

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BYU starters: 1/dp CHAMBERLAIN; 3/lf WHITELEY; 19/c PARAMORE; 66/1b LE`I;

25/3b RUSSELL; 5/2b WALKER; 11/rf WATSON; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 9/p

BOYCE;

UNLV starters: 66/lf BYRNE; 8/rf FREIGHT; 10/cf SAMPSON; 9/1b ELLIS; 13/2b

BOSTWICK; 37/dp GODWIN; 4/3b GLENN; 20/c HILLYER; 18/ss CAMPBELL; 21/p

KERRIGAN;

BYU - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN singled to third base. WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice

to second base; CHAMBERLAIN out at second 2b unassisted. PARAMORE flied

out to cf. WHITELEY stole second. LE`I grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 1

BYRNE grounded out to 1b unassisted. FREIGHT lined out to cf. SAMPSON

grounded out to c unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

RUSSELL walked. GERHAUSER pinch ran for RUSSELL. WALKER grounded out to

1b unassisted; GERHAUSER advanced to second. WATSON grounded out to ss;

GERHAUSER advanced to third. NORTON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 2

RUSSELL to 3b for GERHAUSER. ELLIS grounded out to 3b. BOSTWICK singled

up the middle. GODWIN grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; BOSTWICK

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

BYU - inning 3

DODDS popped up to ss. CHAMBERLAIN popped up to ss. WHITELEY lined out to

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

UNLV - inning 3

GLENN singled to left field. HILLYER out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

GLENN advanced to second. CAMPBELL popped up to ss. BYRNE struck out

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

BYU - inning 4

PARAMORE walked. LE`I singled through the left side; PARAMORE advanced to

second. OSBORN pinch ran for PARAMORE. RUSSELL popped up to p, bunt.

WALKER struck out looking. WATSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV - inning 4

PARAMORE to c for OSBORN. FREIGHT grounded out to 2b. SAMPSON singled to

right center. SAMPSON stole second. ELLIS struck out. BOSTWICK grounded

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

BYU - inning 5

NORTON singled through the left side. DODDS walked; NORTON advanced to

second. DODDS stole second; NORTON stole third. CHAMBERLAIN struck out.

WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; DODDS advanced to

third; NORTON out at home ss to c. PARAMORE doubled to right center, 2

RBI; WHITELEY scored; DODDS scored. LE`I grounded out to p. 2 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 5

GODWIN singled through the right side. TENNES pinch ran for GODWIN. GLENN

reached on a fielder's choice to second base; TENNES out at second 2b to

ss. GLENN stole second. HILLYER struck out. CAMPBELL singled, bunt; GLENN

advanced to third. CAMPBELL stole second. BYRNE struck out. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

JACKSON to lf for BYRNE. ELLIS to p. McDONALD to 1b for KERRIGAN. RUSSELL

flied out to rf. WALKER grounded out to 2b. WATSON singled up the middle.

NORTON reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; WATSON out at second

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

UNLV - inning 6

FREIGHT singled to left field. SAMPSON singled to pitcher; FREIGHT

advanced to second. ELLIS reached on a throwing error by 3b, SAC, bunt,

advanced to third; SAMPSON scored, unearned; FREIGHT scored. BOSTWICK

grounded out to 2b, RBI; ELLIS scored, unearned. GODWIN to dp for TENNES.

GODWIN grounded out to 2b. GLENN lined out to lf. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

DODDS doubled to center field. CHAMBERLAIN struck out looking. WHITELEY

grounded out to 2b; DODDS advanced to third. PARAMORE lined out to 3b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU at UNLV (Game 2)

May 06, 2004 at Las Vegas, NV (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 10 (32-17,9-8 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DODDS, Debbie cf......... 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey ph/2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 2

PARAMORE, Paige dp....... 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle pr. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 3 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 3

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 4 2 2 3 0 0 1 6 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

JONES, Milli lf......... 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

OSBORN, Belinda rf....... 3 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

CAPRA, Ariel p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 10 9 10 6 5 21 9 7

UNLV 4 (23-34,5-13 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BYRNE, Bridget lf/rf..... 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

FREIGHT, Bittnay rf/lf... 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

SAMPSON, Lisa cf......... 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

ELLIS, Kacey 1b/p........ 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 1

BOSTWICK, Morgan 2b...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

GLENN, Pauline 3b........ 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1

JACKSON, Joanna dp....... 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

PETRACCO, Carly c........ 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 1

GODWIN, Wendy ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAMPBELL, Amber ss....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

LEWIS, Amy ph........... 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

McDONALD, Becky p/1b..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0

Totals................... 23 4 4 3 2 5 21 4 3

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 003 015 1 - 10 9 2

UNLV................ 200 000 2 - 4 4 3

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E - WALKER 2; CAMPBELL 2; McDONALD. DP - Cougars 1; Rebels 1. LOB - Cougars

7; Rebels 3. 2B - DODDS 2; RUSSELL. HR - RUSSELL; LEWIS. SH - WALKER 2;

FREIGHT; SAMPSON; JACKSON. SF - NORTON 3.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 5.0 3 2 0 1 4 16 20

CAPRA, Ariel........ 2.0 1 2 2 1 1 7 8

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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McDONALD, Becky..... 4.1 5 4 3 1 5 17 20

ELLIS, Kacey........ 2.2 4 6 3 5 0 10 18

Win - ANDERSEN (17-6). Loss - McDONALD (2-8). Save - None.

PB - PETRACCO.

Umpires - HP: Christi VanWerden 1B: Marshall Cohen 3B: Bobby Shelton

Start: 7:20 pm Time: 2:14 Attendance: 256

Game notes:

ID-256320

McDONALD faced 1 batter in the 4th.

Game: BY-LV4

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 003 015 1 - 10 9 2

UNLV................ 200 000 2 - 4 4 3

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BYU starters: 20/cf DODDS; 5/2b WALKER; 8/ss NORTON; 66/1b LE`I; 19/dp

PARAMORE; 11/c WATSON; 25/3b RUSSELL; 3/lf WHITELEY; 18/rf OSBORN; 24/p

ANDERSEN;

UNLV starters: 66/lf BYRNE; 8/rf FREIGHT; 10/cf SAMPSON; 9/1b ELLIS; 13/2b

BOSTWICK; 4/3b GLENN; 7/dp JACKSON; 32/c PETRACCO; 18/ss CAMPBELL; 16/p

McDONALD;

BYU - inning 1

DODDS grounded out to 3b. WALKER popped up to 2b. NORTON struck out. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV - inning 1

BYRNE walked. FREIGHT reached on a muffed throw by 2b, assist by 3b, SAC,

bunt; BYRNE advanced to second. SAMPSON out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt;

FREIGHT advanced to second; BYRNE advanced to third. ELLIS reached on a

fielding error by 2b, RBI; FREIGHT scored, unearned; BYRNE scored,

unearned. BOSTWICK grounded out to 3b; ELLIS advanced to second. GLENN

struck out. 2 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

LE`I flied out to cf. PARAMORE struck out. WATSON flied out to cf. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV - inning 2

JACKSON grounded out to 2b. PETRACCO struck out looking. CAMPBELL struck

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

BYU - inning 3

RUSSELL doubled to left field. WHITELEY struck out. OSBORN singled, bunt;

RUSSELL advanced to third. DODDS doubled to right field, RBI; OSBORN

advanced to third; RUSSELL scored. BYRNE to rf. FREIGHT to lf. WALKER

reached on a fielding error by p, SAC, bunt, RBI; DODDS advanced to

third; OSBORN scored. NORTON flied out to rf, SF, RBI; DODDS scored,

unearned. LE`I grounded out to 1b unassisted. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

UNLV - inning 3

BYRNE flied out to lf. FREIGHT grounded out to 2b. SAMPSON singled to

left field. ELLIS lined out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 4

BYRNE to lf. FREIGHT to rf. PARAMORE singled to left field. ELLIS to p.

McDONALD to 1b. WATSON walked; PARAMORE advanced to second. RUSSELL

popped into double play 1b; WATSON out on the play. JONES, M. to lf for

WHITELEY. JONES, M. popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 4

BOSTWICK popped up to c. GLENN singled to left center. JACKSON out at

first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; GLENN advanced to second. PETRACCO struck out

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

BYU - inning 5

OSBORN singled to pitcher. OSBORN advanced to second on a passed ball.

DODDS walked. WALKER out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; DODDS advanced to

second; OSBORN advanced to third. NORTON flied out to cf, SF, RBI; DODDS

advanced to third; OSBORN scored. LE`I flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 5

CAMPBELL flied out to lf. BYRNE singled, bunt. FREIGHT lined into double

play 3b to 1b; BYRNE out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

PARAMORE reached on a fielding error by ss. WATSON singled to left field;

PARAMORE advanced to second. CHAMBERLAIN pinch ran for PARAMORE. RUSSELL

homered to left center, 3 RBI; WATSON scored; CHAMBERLAIN scored,

unearned. JONES, M. walked. OSBORN singled up the middle; JONES, M.

advanced to second. DODDS reached on a fielding error by ss; OSBORN

advanced to second; JONES, M. advanced to third. GERHAUSER pinch hit for

WALKER. GERHAUSER lined out to p. NORTON flied out to rf, SF, RBI; OSBORN

advanced to third; JONES, M. scored, unearned. LE`I walked; DODDS

advanced to second. PARAMORE to dp for CHAMBERLAIN. PARAMORE walked, RBI;

LE`I advanced to second; DODDS advanced to third; OSBORN scored,

unearned. ELLIS to 1b. McDONALD to p. WATSON popped up to p. 5 runs, 3

hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

UNLV - inning 6

GERHAUSER to 2b. CAPRA to p for ANDERSEN. SAMPSON struck out. ELLIS

grounded out to 3b. BOSTWICK grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

RUSSELL grounded out to 3b. JONES, M. struck out. OSBORN walked. DODDS

doubled to left field, RBI; OSBORN scored. GERHAUSER struck out. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV - inning 7

GLENN flied out to rf. JACKSON walked. GODWIN pinch hit for PETRACCO.

GODWIN grounded out to 1b unassisted; JACKSON advanced to second. LEWIS

pinch hit for CAMPBELL. LEWIS homered to center field, 2 RBI; JACKSON

scored. BYRNE flied out to cf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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