Cougars Stay Alive in MWC Tournament

Ianeta Le`i came up with two hits and two RBI from the plate in BYU's 8-4 victory over San Diego State ath the Mountain West Conference Tournament.

LAS -- In a win or go home situation, BYU prevailed against Colorado State, 3-1, and San Diego State, 8-4, at the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas.

Summer Tobias pitched another pair of tough games for the Cougars (42-19, 16-6 MWC), giving up only one unearned run in the victory. Tobias has now thrown 21 innings and picked up two victories in the tournament.

After leaving a runner on base in each of the first three innings, BYU got its best opportunity in the fourth inning when Andrea Ramirez led the inning off with a double. Ianeta Le`i drew an intentional walk to put two runners on with nobody out. Paige Paramore delivered the Cougars' first run of the tournament with an RBI single to left.

Three batters and one hit later, BYU's Tracee Hoch delivered a huge bases-loaded, two-out single to right field that scored Le`i and Paramore and gave the Cougars a 3-0 lead.

Colorado State answered in the next half-inning when Lauren Cusick picked up an RBI single to right field with two outs in the inning. The run was unearned as Jessi Strickland reached on a fielding error to set up the run.

After that, it was all Tobias as she pitched the Cougars to the victory.

BYU started its second game of the day on fire in the Las Vegas heat. Ramirez and Monica Gonzales led the game off with back-to-back singles and each scored on a two-run single by Le`i. The two RBI pushed Le`i's school-record and nation-leading total to 81 this season.

San Diego State came back with runs of its own in the bottom of the second. Chrissie Markham delivered an RBI single to cut the Cougars' lead to 2-1.

BYU came roaring back in the fourth frame. After Paramore led the inning off with a single, Jodi Norton blasted an opposite field homer, her 15th of the season. Cortney Nix picked up a single of her own and scored on an RBI single by Emi Snow. Snow and Ramirez scored when Le`i singled to left field and advanced to third when the ball got past the left fielder.

With the Cougars up 7-1, SDSU added a run in the bottom of the fourth on another RBI single by Markham.

The Aztecs began to make things interesting in the bottom of the fifth when Taryin Casillas came up with a two-run single to cut the BYU lead to 7-4. But BYU added an insurance run in the top of the seventh and Tobias retired the side in order in the bottom to get the win.

The same two teams will face off at 2:30 p.m. (PDT) Saturday to play for a chance to take on Utah for the MWC title. The title game will be a 5:30 start.

Colorado State vs BYU

05-12-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

Colorado State 1 (26-27)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HARBERT, T. 2b........... 4 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 0

GARDNER, J. rf........... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

STRICKLAND,J dp.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

CUSICK, L. 3b............ 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1

KLOPPE, J. 1b............ 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 2

LEIGH, S. c.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

DEAN, K. cf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

PADEWAY, R. ss........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2

HUERTA, B. lf............ 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

KLABOUGH, K. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 28 1 8 1 0 6 18 6 8

BYU 3 (41-19)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 2 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 0

SNOW, Emi c.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

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

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

URINCHO, Daniella dp..... 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NORTON, Jodi 3b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 1

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 2 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 0

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Totals................... 24 3 8 3 1 2 21 6 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 000 010 0 - 1 8 0

BYU................. 000 300 X - 3 8 1

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E - RAMIREZ. LOB - Colorado St. 8; BYU 5. 2B - RAMIREZ; LE`I. SH - GARDNER,

J. 2; SNOW. CS - GONZALES.

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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KLABOUGH, K......... 6.0 8 3 3 1 2 24 26 87

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 7.0 8 1 0 0 6 28 30 97

Win - TOBIAS (24-10). Loss - KLABOUGH, K. (14-9). Save - None.

Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: KLABOUGH, K. 87/52; TOBIAS

97/67.

Umpires - HP: Dan Ringsby 1B: Kevin Davis 3B: Paul Edds

Start: 2:00 pm Time: 1:50 Attendance:

Game notes:

Colorado State vs BYU - Play-by-Play

05-12-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 000 010 0 - 1 8 0

BYU................. 000 300 X - 3 8 1

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Colorado State starters: 4/2b HARBERT, T.; 3/rf GARDNER, J.; 7/dp STRICKLAND,J; 6/3b

CUSICK, L.; 19/1b KLOPPE, J.; 18/c LEIGH, S.; 12/cf DEAN, K.; 14/ss PADEWAY, R.;

9/lf HUERTA, B.; 10/p KLABOUGH, K.;

BYU starters: 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 24/cf GONZALES; 31/ss RAMIREZ; 66/1b LE`I; 18/c

SNOW; 19/rf PARAMORE; 22/dp URINCHO; 8/3b NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

Colorado State 1st - HARBERT, T. singled to third base (0-0). GARDNER, J. out

at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; HARBERT, T. advanced to second. STRICKLAND,J struck out

(1-2). CUSICK, L. struck out (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to 2b (2-1). GONZALES singled to center

field (0-0). GONZALES out at second c to ss, caught stealing. RAMIREZ grounded out

to ss (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - KLOPPE, J. popped up to 1b (1-1). LEIGH, S. struck out

(1-2). DEAN, K. struck out looking (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - LE`I doubled to left field (1-1). SNOW out at first p to 2b, SAC,

bunt (3-1); LE`I advanced to third. PARAMORE grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1).

URINCHO flied out to lf (2-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - PADEWAY, R. lined out to 1b (0-1). HUERTA, B. struck out

looking (2-2). HARBERT, T. singled to left field (2-2). GARDNER, J. singled to left

center (0-0); HARBERT, T. advanced to second. STRICKLAND,J reached on a fielder's

choice; GARDNER, J. advanced to second; HARBERT, T. out at third 3b unassisted. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - NORTON singled to center field (1-0). HOCH struck out (0-2).

CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to ss (0-2); NORTON advanced to second. GONZALES lined out

to 1b (1-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 4th - CUSICK, L. grounded out to ss (2-2). KLOPPE, J. singled

through the right side. LEIGH, S. flied out to cf (2-2). DEAN, K. singled to left

field (3-2); KLOPPE, J. advanced to second. CHAMBERLAIN to dp. URINCHO to lf.

PADEWAY, R. fouled out to 3b (0-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - CHAMBERLAIN to lf. URINCHO to dp. RAMIREZ doubled to right field

(2-0). LE`I intentionally walked (3-0). SNOW popped up to 3b, bunt. PARAMORE singled

down the lf line, RBI (2-2); LE`I advanced to second; RAMIREZ scored. URINCHO

singled through the right side (2-0); PARAMORE advanced to second; LE`I advanced to

third. NORTON struck out (2-2). HOCH singled to right field, 2 RBI (3-1); URINCHO

advanced to third; PARAMORE scored; LE`I scored. CHAMBERLAIN flied out to lf (2-1).

3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State 5th - HUERTA, B. struck out (1-2). HARBERT, T. singled to

catcher, bunt (0-0). GARDNER, J. grounded out to p, SAC, bunt (1-2); HARBERT, T.

advanced to second. STRICKLAND,J reached on a fielding error by ss; HARBERT, T.

advanced to third. CUSICK, L. singled to right field, RBI (1-2); STRICKLAND,J

advanced to third; HARBERT, T. scored, unearned. KLOPPE, J. grounded out to 3b

(0-0). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - GONZALES lined out to 3b (1-2). RAMIREZ flied out to cf (0-0). LE`I

flied out to cf (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 6th - LEIGH, S. flied out to cf (1-1). DEAN, K. popped up to

2b (3-2). PADEWAY, R. out at first p to 2b, bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 6th - SNOW popped up to ss to left field (1-1). PARAMORE grounded out to

2b (1-0). URINCHO singled to right field (0-1). ANDERSON pinch ran for URINCHO.

NORTON popped up to ss (0-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 7th - KENNEDY to rf for PARAMORE. HUERTA, B. popped up to p

(2-2). HARBERT, T. singled to second base (3-2). GARDNER, J. grounded out to ss

(0-1); HARBERT, T. advanced to second. STRICKLAND,J fouled out to 3b (1-0). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU vs San Diego State

05-12-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 8 (42-19)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica lf...... 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1

SNOW, Emi cf............. 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 4 0 2 2 0 2 9 0 0

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

PLATT, Stephanie pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

KENNEDY, Lindi pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

NIX, Cortney c........... 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 1

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

Totals................... 29 8 12 6 3 4 21 7 6

San Diego State 4 (31-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HARTUNG, Meagan cf....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

WELLS, Tamani lf......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FLOROS, Erin c........... 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 1 0

MCDONALD, Megan dp....... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

ALNES, Monica 1b......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 7 0 0

CASILLAS, Taryin 3b...... 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 3 0

OWENS, Melissa ss........ 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1

MARKHAM, Chrissie 2b..... 3 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 0

BOYER, Bree rf........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

ROSS, Christina p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VELASQUEZ, Celena p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SMITH, Allison 1b....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Totals................... 28 4 10 4 1 0 21 7 6

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 200 500 1 - 8 12 0

San Diego State..... 010 120 0 - 4 10 2

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E - WELLS; OWENS. DP - BYU 1; SDSU 1. LOB - BYU 6; SDSU 6. 2B - PARAMORE;

HARTUNG; OWENS. HR - NORTON. SH - HOCH 2; CASILLAS; OWENS. SF - NORTON.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 7.0 10 4 4 1 0 28 31 4

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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ROSS, Christina..... 0.1 3 2 2 2 0 4 6 1

VELASQUEZ, Celena... 3.2 5 5 2 1 3 14 17 4

ALNES, Monica....... 3.0 4 1 1 0 1 11 12 -

Win - TOBIAS (25-10). Loss - ROSS (15-8). Save - None.

Inherited runners/scored: VELASQUEZ 3/0. Pitches/strikes: TOBIAS 4/4; ROSS 1/1;

VELASQUEZ 4/4.

Umpires - HP: Kevin Davis 1B: Paul Edds 3B: Greg Ringsby

Start: 7:00 pm Time: 2:05 Attendance: 310

Game notes:

BYU vs San Diego State - Play-by-Play

05-12-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 200 500 1 - 8 12 0

San Diego State..... 010 120 0 - 4 10 2

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BYU starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 24/lf GONZALES; 18/cf SNOW; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dp RUSSELL;

19/rf PARAMORE; 8/3b NORTON; 10/c NIX; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

San Diego State starters: 19/cf HARTUNG; 17/lf WELLS; 44/c FLOROS; 20/dp MCDONALD;

9/1b ALNES; 14/3b CASILLAS; 23/ss OWENS; 11/2b MARKHAM; 0/rf BOYER; 10/p ROSS;

BYU 1st - RAMIREZ singled down the rf line. GONZALES singled to pitcher,

bunt; RAMIREZ advanced to second. SNOW grounded out to 2b; GONZALES advanced to

second; RAMIREZ advanced to third. LE`I singled down the rf line, 2 RBI (0-0);

GONZALES scored; RAMIREZ scored. RUSSELL walked; LE`I advanced to second. PLATT

pinch ran for RUSSELL. No play. PARAMORE walked; PLATT advanced to second; LE`I

advanced to third. VELASQUEZ to p for ROSS. NORTON grounded into double play 3b to c

to 1b; PARAMORE advanced to second; PLATT advanced to third; LE`I out on the play.

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

San Diego State 1st - HARTUNG doubled to left center. WELLS grounded out to

p. FLOROS grounded out to 2b; HARTUNG advanced to third. MCDONALD flied out to rf to

right center. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - RUSSELL to dp for PLATT. NIX walked. HOCH out at first 3b to 2b,

SAC, bunt; NIX advanced to second. RAMIREZ grounded out to 1b unassisted; NIX

advanced to third. GONZALES grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - ALNES singled down the lf line. CASILLAS reached on a

fielder's choice, SAC, bunt; ALNES advanced to second. OWENS out at first c to 2b,

SAC, bunt (0-0); CASILLAS advanced to second; ALNES advanced to third. MARKHAM

singled to center field, RBI; CASILLAS advanced to third; ALNES scored. BOYER

singled to second base (0-0); MARKHAM out at second 2b unassisted, interference.

HARTUNG grounded out to 2b (0-0). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - SNOW popped up to 1b. LE`I struck out (0-0). RUSSELL struck out

looking (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - WELLS flied out to cf. FLOROS singled up the middle

(0-0). MCDONALD lined into double play 3b to 1b; FLOROS out on the play. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - PARAMORE singled to left center. NORTON homered to right center, 2

RBI; PARAMORE scored. NIX singled down the rf line (0-0). HOCH out at first p to 2b,

SAC, bunt; NIX advanced to second. RAMIREZ reached on a fielding error by ss.

GONZALES popped up to 1b, bunt. SNOW singled up the middle, RBI (0-0); RAMIREZ

advanced to second; NIX scored, unearned. LE`I singled to left field, advanced to

second on a fielding error by lf, advanced to third; SNOW scored, unearned; RAMIREZ

scored, unearned. RUSSELL struck out swinging. 5 runs, 5 hits, 2 errors, 1

LOB.

San Diego State 4th - ALNES flied out to lf. CASILLAS walked. OWENS doubled

to right center; CASILLAS advanced to third. MARKHAM singled to right field, RBI;

OWENS advanced to third; CASILLAS scored. BOYER lined out to 1b. HARTUNG out at

first 3b to 2b, bunt. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - ALNES to p. SMITH to 1b for VELASQUEZ. PARAMORE flied out to rf.

NORTON grounded out to ss. NIX singled to second base. NIX runner left early, out at

first 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - WELLS singled to center field. FLOROS singled to right

field; WELLS advanced to second. MCDONALD grounded out to 1b unassisted; FLOROS

advanced to second; WELLS advanced to third. ALNES popped up to p. CASILLAS singled

to center field, 2 RBI; FLOROS scored; WELLS scored. OWENS grounded out to 1b

unassisted. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - HOCH popped up to 3b. RAMIREZ popped up to p. GONZALES singled to

shortstop. SNOW popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - MARKHAM fouled out to 1b. BOYER popped up to 2b.

HARTUNG lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - LE`I struck out looking. RUSSELL singled to left field. ANDERSON

pinch ran for RUSSELL. PARAMORE doubled to left field; ANDERSON advanced to third.

KENNEDY pinch ran for PARAMORE. NORTON flied out to ss to center field, SF, RBI;

ANDERSON scored. NIX fouled out to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - KENNEDY to rf. WELLS grounded out to 3b. FLOROS lined

out to p. MCDONALD flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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