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Cougars Split With Rams on Grand-Opening Day

PROVO -- The BYU (26-21, 5-4) softball team split with Colorado State (7-32, 4-9) Saturday on the grand-opening day of Miller Park, losing the first game 7-3 but bouncing back after a lengthy rain delay to win the second game 10-4.

In game one, Colorado State's Holly Schmillen doubled to start the game and put the Rams up 1-0 when she came into score after tagging up on a foul ball. In the fourth, Elizabeth Pierce-Boydston doubled in two runs and Brooke Cadiente hit a home run to left field, the first-ever by a Cougar at Gail Miller Field, to put BYU up 3-1. Colorado State came back in the fifth, scoring one run on a double by Schmillen, another on a single by Brooke Boyer and a third when Schmillen scored on an error by Pierce-Boydston. The Rams scored three more in the sixth when Schmillen singled in two runs and Boyer another to put Colorado State ahead for good, 7-4. Maryon DeWitt-Wallentine (12-14) got the loss giving up seven runs on eight hits while striking out seven.

BYU got on the board early in game two when Becca Erickson singled in Emily Fernley to put the Cougars up 1-0 after the second inning. The rains came and the game was delayed for 2 hours 25 minutes before the players resumed competition. When play began, Cadiente singled in two runs and Erickson walked in another. Colorado State closed the margin, scoring three runs in the fourth but BYU put the game out of reach by scoring five times in the fifth inning. Cadiente hit a solo home run, Erickson singled in a run and Oli Keohohou hit a three-run home run, her 17th of the season, to put BYU up 9-0. The Cougars added another run on a RBI-double from Erickson in the sixth. Meghann Pricer (10-4) gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out three.

"I'm proud of our effort," BYU coach Mary Kay Amicone said. "It is hard to stay focused during a delay but I'm pleased with how we came out swinging the bat."

BYU will next play two games against San Diego State Friday at 1:30 p.m. and two more against UNLV Saturday at noon.

Cougars Split With Rams on Grand-Opening Day

PROVO -- The BYU (26-21, 5-4) softball team split with Colorado State (7-32, 4-9) Saturday on the grand-opening day of Miller Park, losing the first game 7-3 but bouncing back after a lengthy rain delay to win the second game 10-4.

In game one, Colorado State's Holly Schmillen doubled to start the game and put the Rams up 1-0 when she came into score after tagging up on a foul ball. In the fourth, Elizabeth Pierce-Boydston doubled in two runs and Brooke Cadiente hit a home run to left field, the first-ever by a Cougar at Gail Miller Field, to put BYU up 3-1. Colorado State came back in the fifth, scoring one run on a double by Schmillen, another on a single by Brooke Boyer and a third when Schmillen scored on an error by Pierce-Boydston. The Rams scored three more in the sixth when Schmillen singled in two runs and Boyer another to put Colorado State ahead for good, 7-4. Maryon DeWitt-Wallentine (12-14) got the loss giving up seven runs on eight hits while striking out seven.

BYU got on the board early in game two when Becca Erickson singled in Emily Fernley to put the Cougars up 1-0 after the second inning. The rains came and the game was delayed for 2 hours 25 minutes before the players resumed competition. When play began, Cadiente singled in two runs and Erickson walked in another. Colorado State closed the margin, scoring three runs in the fourth but BYU put the game out of reach by scoring five times in the fifth inning. Cadiente hit a solo home run, Erickson singled in a run and Oli Keohohou hit a three-run home run, her 17th of the season, to put BYU up 9-0. The Cougars added another run on a RBI-double from Erickson in the sixth. Meghann Pricer (10-4) gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out three.

"I'm proud of our effort," BYU coach Mary Kay Amicone said. "It is hard to stay focused during a delay but I'm pleased with how we came out swinging the bat."

BYU will next play two games against San Diego State Friday at 1:30 p.m. and two more against UNLV Saturday at noon.

The Automated ScoreBook

COLORADO ST Rams at BYU COUGARS (Game 1)

Apr 21, 2001 at BYU PROVO UT (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

COLORADO ST Rams 7 (7-31,4-8 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

SCHMILLEN, Holly ss....... 4 2 3 3 0 0 2 1

BOYER, Brooke rf.......... 4 0 4 2 0 0 1 0

KOCIS, Amanda 2b.......... 4 0 0 2 0 0 3 4

OROZCO, Jennie 1b......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 8 0

BENTON, Katie lf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

KITCHEN, Angie 3b......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 4

KOCH, Katie dh............ 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0

HEISEL, Arica c........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 1

HECHT, Amber ph........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

STONE, Kai cf............. 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 0

KIESTER, Kyla p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals.................... 33 7 11 7 1 7 21 10

BYU COUGARS 3 (25-21,4-4 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

HODGEN-KELLY, Lindse cf... 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

SMITH, Liz lf............. 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 0

PRINGLE, Kari 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf.......... 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b.......... 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1

CADIENTE, Brooke dh....... 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0

HANSON, Mindy 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

ERICKSON, Becca ss........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0

ELLIS, Jackie ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALLENTINE, Maryon p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals.................... 22 3 5 3 3 2 21 5

Score by innings: R H E

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COLORADO ST Rams 100 033 0 - 7 11 0

BYU COUGARS 000 300 0 - 3 5 2

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E - BOYDSTON; HANSON.

DP - Colorado 1. LOB - Colorado 6; COUGARS 3.

2B - SCHMILLEN 2; BOYDSTON.

HR - CADIENTE.

SB - BOYER; HODGEN-KELLY.

SH - SMITH; PRINGLE.

COLORADO ST Rams IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

KIESTER, Kyla....... 7.0 5 3 3 3 2

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

WALLENTINE, Maryon.. 5.2 8 7 7 1 7

CAPRA, Ariel........ 1.1 3 0 0 0 0

Win - KIESTER 6-13. Loss - WALLENTINE 12-14. Save - None.

WP - KIESTER.

Umpires - Home:TJ BREWSTEER 1st:EMILY ALEXANDER 3rd:AL PETERSON

Start: 12:30 Time: 2H 15M Attendance: 378

The Automated ScoreBook

COLORADO ST Rams at BYU COUGARS (Game 2)

Apr 21, 2001 at BYU PROVO UTAH (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

COLORADO ST Rams 4 (7-32,4-9 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

SCHMILLEN, Holly ss....... 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 2

BOYER, Brooke rf.......... 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 0

KOCIS, Amanda 2b.......... 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 0

OROZCO, Jennie 1b......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0

BENTON, Katie lf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

KITCHEN, Angie 3b......... 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 2

KOCH, Katie dh............ 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

HEISEL, Arica c........... 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 2

STONE, Kai cf............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

MURRAY, Erin p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KIESTER, Kyla p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Totals.................... 28 4 7 4 4 3 18 7

BYU COUGARS 10 (26-21,5-4 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf.......... 3 1 2 3 1 0 1 0

SMITH, Liz lf............. 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

HODGEN-KELLY, Lindse cf... 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b.......... 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

CADIENTE, Brooke dh....... 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 0

HANSON, Mindy 1b.......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 11 0

FERNLEY, Emily pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

ELLIS, Jackie 2b.......... 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 3

ERICKSON, Becca ss........ 3 1 3 4 1 0 2 1

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c..... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

PRINGLE, Kari ph.......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

HOLLAND, Laura pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PRICER, Meghann p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

Totals.................... 27 10 13 10 6 3 21 12

Score by innings: R H E

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COLORADO ST Rams 000 301 0 - 4 7 0

BYU COUGARS 013 051 - 10 13 2

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E - ERICKSON; CHRISTIANSEN.

LOB - Colorado 9; COUGARS 8.

2B - KEOHOHOU; ELLIS; ERICKSON.

HR - SCHMILLEN; KEOHOHOU; CADIENTE.

SB - SMITH; ERICKSON. CS - HODGEN-KELLY.

SH - BOYER; KOCH; SMITH; HANSON.

COLORADO ST Rams IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

MURRAY, Erin........ 3.0 5 4 4 5 1

KIESTER, Kyla....... 3.0 8 6 6 1 2

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

PRICER, Meghann..... 7.0 7 4 4 4 3

Win - PRICER 10-4. Loss - MURRAY 0-10. Save - None.

PB - CHRISTIANSEN.

HBP - BOYDSTON.

Umpires - Home:EMILY ALEXANDER 2nd:AL PETERSON 3rd:TJ BREWSTER

Start: 3:10 Time: 5H15M Attendance: 200

Game Notes:

POSTPONED FOR RAIN AT 3:33 TOP OF 2ND STARED AFTER 10M

POSTPONED FOR RAIN AT 4:05 BOTTOM OF 3RD UNTIL