Cougars Split at Stanford Classic

Freshman Jodi Norton registered back-to-back home runs against Illinois and UC Riverside to make three on the year.

PALO ALTO -- After a rainout in the first game of the Stanford Classic against Hawai`i on Thursday, the BYU softball team (15-8) split on Friday with a close 3-2 loss to Illinois and a nice 9-5 win over UC Riverside.

Illinois, a quality team receiving votes in the top-25, came out strong in game one against BYU to take a three-run lead after the bottom of the second inning.

The Fighting Illini held the Cougar offense scoreless until they made a rally in the top of the seventh inning led by senior second baseman Kate Walker.

Walker started the inning off with a single through the left side. A pop fly followed to left field to give the Cougars one out. Freshman shortstop Jodi Norton then launched her second home run of the season to bring the Cougars within a run, but that was the closest BYU got.

The game ended after the top of the seventh inning giving Illinois the 3-2 victory.

Illinois pitcher Amanda Fortune (12-5) got the win, while BYU pitcher Brooke Boyce (4-4) received the loss pitching the complete six innings.

In game two, the third match up of the season against UCR, the Highlanders jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead after the bottom of the first inning.

The Cougars capitalized on a Highlander error at shortstop to score Le`i (who previously doubled) for the first run of the game in the top of the second.

BYU would score three more runs off of three hits in the top of the third inning to take a two run lead. Jennifer Whiteley, Norton and Lauren Watson contributed to the three Cougar hits.

UCR would put another run on the board in the bottom of the third inning to put the Cougars up by only a run.

The Cougars would have another big three-run inning in the top of the fifth inning to take the 7-3 advantage.

Norton started off with a home run to left field, marking back-to-back games with a homer. Lindsey Gerhauser followed with her first extra-base double of the year to centerfield. Le`i was walked and Watson singled up the middle to score Gerhauser. After a Highlander pitching change, Ashlyn Russell reached on a fielder's choice getting Watson out at second, but scoring Le`i for the third run of the inning.

BYU would add a run a piece in the top of the sixth and seventh innings, respectively.

A single from Norton brought in Chamberlain in the sixth and Debbie Dodds' solo home run was the Cougars' ninth run.

UCR tried to rally back from its six run deficit, but were only able to gather two runs in their 9-5 loss.

Cougar pitcher Brooke Boyce pitched 6.2 innings for the pitching staff, relieving Ariel Capra who got down early by two runs in the first inning. Boyce got the win to improve her record to 5-4.

BYU will play two more games on Saturday against Hawai`i (rescheduled from Thursday's rain out) at 10 a.m. PT (11 a.m. MT) and No. 12 Stanford at 4 p.m. PT (5 p.m. MT) to finish out the Stanford Classic.

BYU vs Illinois

Mar 26, 2004 at Palo Alto, Calif. (Boyd&Jill Smith Stad)

BYU 2 (14-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

YOUNG, Crystal ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

PARAMORE, Paige dh....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 9 1 1

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0

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

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

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

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

BOYCE, Brooke p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 26 2 5 2 1 8 18 7 5

Illinois 3 (19-9-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hamma ss................. 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1

Coriddi cf............... 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

Hall 1b.................. 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Zobrist pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Montgomery rf............ 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

Jones 3b................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

O'Connell 2b............. 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

Balicki dh............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Butcher lf............... 3 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0

Sartini c................ 3 0 1 1 0 1 9 0 1

Lawhead pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fortune p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 24 3 7 2 1 2 21 1 6

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 000 2 - 2 5 2

Illinois............ 120 000 X - 3 7 0

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E - WALKER; NORTON. LOB - BYU 5; Illini 6. 2B - WALKER; Butcher(1). HR -

NORTON. HBP - WHITELEY; Hall. SF - Hamma(2). SB - WHITELEY; Coriddi(9);

Zobrist(2); Lawhead(2).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 6.0 7 3 2 1 2 24 27

Illinois IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Fortune............. 7.0 5 2 2 1 8 26 28

Win - Fortune (12-5). Loss - BOYCE (). Save - None.

HBP - by Fortune (WHITELEY); by BOYCE (Hall).

Umpires - HP: Gary Dalen 1B: Jim Ferguson 3B: Rick Wrzesinski

Start: 9:55 am Time: 2:00 Attendance: 72

Game notes:

ID-226314

Game: ILL

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 000 2 - 2 5 2

Illinois............ 120 000 X - 3 7 0

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BYU starters: 3/lf WHITELEY; 18/rf OSBORN; 19/dh PARAMORE; 11/c WATSON;

66/1b LE`I; 5/2b WALKER; 25/3b RUSSELL; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 9/p

BOYCE;

Illinois starters: 24/ss Hamma; 5/cf Coriddi; 4/1b Hall; 3/rf Montgomery;

18/3b Jones; 20/2b O'Connell; 6/dh Balicki; 7/lf Butcher; 15/c Sartini;

97/p Fortune;

BYU - inning 1

WHITELEY hit by pitch. OSBORN flied out to lf. PARAMORE struck out.

WHITELEY stole second. WATSON lined out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Illinois - inning 1

Hamma grounded out to 3b. Coriddi reached on an error by 2b. Coriddi

stole second. Hall singled through the left side; Coriddi advanced to

third. Zobrist pinch ran for Hall. Zobrist stole second; Coriddi scored

on an error by ss, unearned. Montgomery struck out. Jones grounded out to

1b unassisted. 1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

Hall to 1b for Zobrist. LE`I struck out. WALKER flied out to cf. RUSSELL

flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Illinois - inning 2

O'Connell singled up the middle. Balicki grounded out to 3b; O'Connell

advanced to second. Butcher singled to second base, advanced to second on

the throw; O'Connell advanced to third. Sartini singled to left field,

RBI; Butcher advanced to third; O'Connell scored. Lawhead pinch ran for

Sartini. Lawhead stole second. Hamma flied out to rf, SF, RBI; Lawhead

advanced to third; Butcher scored. Coriddi popped up to 2b. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

Sartini to c for Lawhead. NORTON walked. DODDS struck out. WHITELEY

reached on a fielder's choice; NORTON out at second ss to 2b. OSBORN

lined out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Illinois - inning 3

Hall hit by pitch. Montgomery flied out to lf. Jones reached on a

fielder's choice; Hall out at second ss to 2b. O'Connell lined out to p.

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

BYU - inning 4

PARAMORE fouled out to c. WATSON struck out. LE`I struck out. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Illinois - inning 4

Balicki lined out to 1b. Butcher doubled through the left side. Sartini

grounded out to ss. Hamma out at first 1b to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

WALKER doubled to right center. GERHAUSER pinch ran for WALKER. RUSSELL

struck out. NORTON struck out looking. DODDS singled to shortstop;

GERHAUSER advanced to third. WHITELEY popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Illinois - inning 5

WALKER to 2b for GERHAUSER. Coriddi lined out to 1b. Hall grounded out to

ss. Montgomery singled to left field. Jones grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

OSBORN singled to pitcher. PARAMORE struck out. WATSON flied out to lf.

LE`I lined out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Illinois - inning 6

O'Connell walked. O'Connell out at first 1b unassisted, runner left

early. Balicki popped up to 2b. Butcher singled, bunt. Sartini struck

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

BYU - inning 7

WALKER singled through the left side. RUSSELL flied out to lf. NORTON

homered to left field, 2 RBI; WALKER scored. DODDS flied out to lf. YOUNG

pinch hit for WHITELEY. YOUNG flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young vs UC Riverside

Mar 26, 2004 at Stanford, Calif. (Smith Family Stadium)

Brigham Young 9 (15-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

JONES, Milli ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 5 2 3 3 0 0 1 2 1

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey ph... 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 0

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

WATSON, Lauren rf........ 4 0 2 3 0 1 3 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 7 3

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

DODDS, Debbie ph........ 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

Totals................... 33 9 12 9 5 5 21 14 9

UC Riverside 5 (8-25)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Yee, J cf................ 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

Robison, J dh............ 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1

Buck, E 2b............... 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0

Sanchez, M 3b............ 3 1 3 2 1 0 0 3 0

Black, J lf.............. 3 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0

Thompson, J 1b........... 3 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 1

Cunningham c............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 5

Castellanos ph.......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Peterson, S ss........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 2 0

Smallwood, S rf.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Marshall, H rf.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Dillon, K p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Jackson, J p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 5 8 5 5 4 21 9 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 013 031 1 - 9 12 1

UC Riverside........ 201 000 2 - 5 8 0

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E - GERHAUSER. DP - Cougars 2; Highlanders 1. LOB - Cougars 9; Highlanders

8. 2B - GERHAUSER; LE`I; Black, J. HR - NORTON; DODDS. HBP - CHAMBERLAIN;

Thompson, J. SH - Yee, J; Robison, J; Buck, E; Marshall, H. SB - NORTON;

RUSSELL; Yee, J. CS - WHITELEY.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CAPRA, Ariel........ 0.1 3 2 2 1 0 3 6

BOYCE, Brooke....... 6.2 5 3 3 4 4 21 28

UC Riverside IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Dillon, K........... 4.0 8 7 7 2 2 21 24

Jackson, J.......... 3.0 4 2 2 3 3 12 15

Win - BOYCE. Loss - Dillon, K. Save - None.

WP - BOYCE; Dillon, K; Jackson, J. HBP - by CAPRA (Thompson, J); by Dillon, K

(CHAMBERLAIN).

Umpires - HP: Dan Romo 1B: Rick Wrzensinski 3B: Gerry Barclay

Start: 2:10 pm Time: 2:30 Attendance: 87

Game: UCR3

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 013 031 1 - 9 12 1

UC Riverside........ 201 000 2 - 5 8 0

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Brigham Young starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 3/cf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON; 5/2b

WALKER; 66/1b LE`I; 11/rf WATSON; 25/3b RUSSELL; 19/c PARAMORE; 18/lf

OSBORN; 2/p CAPRA;

UC Riverside starters: 4/cf Yee, J; 12/dh Robison, J; 19/2b Buck, E; 21/3b

Sanchez, M; 8/lf Black, J; 22/1b Thompson, J; 24/c Cunningham; 9/ss

Peterson, S; 2/rf Smallwood, S; 17/p Dillon, K;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to ss. WHITELEY flied out to lf. NORTON lined

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

UC Riverside - inning 1

Yee, J singled up the middle. Robison, J out at first 1b to 2b, SAC; Yee,

J advanced to second. Buck, E singled to right field; Yee, J advanced to

third. Sanchez, M singled to left field, RBI; Buck, E advanced to second;

Yee, J scored. Black, J walked; Sanchez, M advanced to second; Buck, E

advanced to third. Thompson, J hit by pitch, RBI; Black, J advanced to

second; Sanchez, M advanced to third; Buck, E scored. BOYCE to p for

CAPRA. Cunningham grounded into double play 1b to c to 2b; Thompson, J

advanced to second; Black, J advanced to third; Sanchez, M out on the

play. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

WALKER flied out to cf. LE`I doubled to right field. LE`I advanced to

third on a wild pitch. WATSON reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop,

RBI; LE`I scored. RUSSELL singled to left field; WATSON advanced to

second. PARAMORE struck out looking. OSBORN grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 2

Peterson, S singled to shortstop. Smallwood, S reached on a fielder's

choice to third base; Peterson, S out at second 3b to 2b. Yee, J out at

first 3b to 2b, SAC; Smallwood, S advanced to second. Smallwood, S out at

second c to ss, picked off. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

CHAMBERLAIN hit by pitch. WHITELEY singled to shortstop; CHAMBERLAIN

advanced to second. NORTON singled up the middle, RBI; WHITELEY advanced

to third; CHAMBERLAIN scored. NORTON stole second. GERHAUSER pinch hit

for WALKER. GERHAUSER struck out. LE`I reached on a fielder's choice to

second base, RBI; NORTON advanced to third; WHITELEY scored. WATSON

singled to shortstop, RBI; LE`I advanced to second; NORTON scored.

RUSSELL walked; WATSON advanced to second; LE`I advanced to third.

PARAMORE grounded into double play p to c to 1b; RUSSELL advanced to

second; WATSON advanced to third; LE`I out on the play. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 3

GERHAUSER to 2b. Robison, J walked. Buck, E out at first 3b to 2b, SAC;

Robison, J advanced to second. Sanchez, M singled up the middle, RBI;

Robison, J scored. Black, J struck out. Thompson, J singled to second

base; Sanchez, M advanced to second. Thompson, J advanced to second on a

wild pitch; Sanchez, M advanced to third on a wild pitch. Cunningham

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

Brigham Young - inning 4

Marshall, H to rf for Smallwood, S. OSBORN grounded out to 3b.

CHAMBERLAIN popped up to ss. WHITELEY flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 4

Peterson, S lined out to rf. Marshall, H grounded out to 3b. Yee, J

reached on an error by 2b. Yee, J stole second. Robison, J struck out. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

NORTON homered to left field, RBI. GERHAUSER doubled to center field.

LE`I walked. WATSON singled up the middle, RBI; LE`I advanced to third;

GERHAUSER scored. Jackson, J to p for Dillon, K. RUSSELL reached on a

fielder's choice to second base, RBI; WATSON out at second 2b to ss; LE`I

scored. DODDS pinch hit for PARAMORE. DODDS flied out to rf. RUSSELL

stole second. OSBORN grounded out to ss. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 5

WHITELEY to lf. WATSON to c. DODDS to cf. OSBORN to rf. Buck, E grounded

out to 2b. Sanchez, M walked. Black, J reached on a fielder's choice to

pitcher; Sanchez, M advanced to second. Thompson, J hit into double play

3b to 1b; Black, J advanced to second; Sanchez, M out on the play. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

CHAMBERLAIN walked. CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second on a wild pitch.

WHITELEY singled to pitcher; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. NORTON

singled through the right side, RBI; WHITELEY advanced to second;

CHAMBERLAIN scored. NORTON advanced to second on the throw; WHITELEY out

at second c to ss, caught stealing. GERHAUSER walked. LE`I walked;

GERHAUSER advanced to second; NORTON advanced to third. WATSON struck

out. RUSSELL reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; LE`I out at

second ss unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 6

Castellanos pinch hit for Cunningham. Castellanos walked. Peterson, S

struck out. Marshall, H out at first 3b to 2b, SAC; Castellanos advanced

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

Brigham Young - inning 7

Cunningham to c for Castellanos. DODDS homered to right center, RBI.

OSBORN struck out. CHAMBERLAIN singled to left field. JONES, M. pinch hit

for WHITELEY. JONES, M. struck out swinging. NORTON grounded out to 3b. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Riverside - inning 7

JONES, M. to lf. Robison, J struck out. Buck, E walked. Sanchez, M

singled up the middle; Buck, E advanced to third. Black, J doubled to

left center, 2 RBI; Sanchez, M scored; Buck, E scored. Thompson, J

grounded out to 1b unassisted; Black, J advanced to third. Cunningham

grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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