Cougars Sweep Aggies, 5-1, 4-3

Junior catcher Lauren Watson's single to centerfield brought in Jennifer Whiteley to score the winning run in game two against Utah State on Tuesday at Gail Miller Field. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Watson brings in the game-winning run in extra innings of game two

PROVO -- The BYU softball team swept Utah State 5-1, 4-3 on Tuesday at Gail Miller Field. With the wins, the Cougars post a 23-12, 3-3 record and improve the all-time series against the Aggies to 17-0.

In the first game of the two game set, BYU jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Ianeta Le'i scored off an Aggie wild pitch.

The Cougars added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning off Jodi Norton's tenth double of the season, which knocked in Lindsey Gerhauser (pinch runner for Kate Walker) to put BYU up by two runs.

With one on base in the bottom of the fifth inning, Le'i kept her hitting streak alive and extended it to nine games with a two-run homer, her third of the year. With bases loaded, Debbie Dodds came through with a nice hit to left field to bring in Kate Walker and give BYU a five-run cushion.

In the top of the sixth inning, an Aggie single to right field knocked in Utah State's first and only run of the game to bring the final score to 5-1.

Brooke Boyce (7-5) threw a great five innings for BYU to allow no Aggie runs and receive the win on the mound. Ariel Capra relieved Boyce in the top of the sixth inning and recorded three strikeouts in two innings.

In the second match up, Utah State got out to an early 2-0 lead off a sacrifice bunt and a Cougar error.

But Walker was clutch for BYU in the bottom of the fourth inning with a three-run home run to right centerfield, her sixth of the year, to put the Cougars up one run.

Utah State's Candice Hatch brought in the tying run in the top of the sixth inning off a single to right centerfield.

Neither team scored in the seventh inning to propel the game into extra frames.

Niki Andersen and the BYU defense held Utah State scoreless in the top of the eighth inning to give the Cougars an opportunity to get the win in the bottom of the inning.

BYU catcher Lauren Watson knocked in the game-winning run with a single up the middle in the bottom of the eighth inning to bring in Jennifer Whiteley (who started the extra innings at second base) for the winning run of the game to give the Cougars the 4-3 victory.

Andersen (13-4) recorded eight strikeouts and received the win on the mound after pitching a complete eight-inning game for BYU.

"Utah State played a good game and brought it to us today," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "I was happy with our pitching staff. All three did a good job and kept us in it."

The Cougars will play two away conference doubleheaders this week against Colorado State on Thursday, April 15 starting at 1 p.m. and New Mexico on Saturday, April 17 starting at 1 p.m. Live stats will be available for the game against New Mexico. A link is available on the BYU softball schedule page.

BYU will play at home again on Tuesday, April 20 in a doubleheader against UVSC starting at 5 p.m.

Utah State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1)

Apr 13, 2004 at BYU PRROVO UTAH (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

Utah State 1 (7-28,3-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Vance 2b................. 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0

Henderson ss............. 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 1

Garnett p................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Bruins p................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Fleming 3b............... 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0

Chapin pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McCartney pr............ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Smith cf................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

Leos 1b.................. 3 0 1 1 0 0 5 2 0

Vlahos pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hatch c.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 3

Guzman lf................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Carlson rf............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 28 1 8 1 0 6 18 10 7

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (22-12,3-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf/lf. 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5

PARAMORE, Paige c........ 3 0 1 0 1 1 6 0 0

OSBORN, Belinda pr...... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

JONES, Milli rf......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 2 2 2 1 1 6 1 2

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

BOYCE, Brooke p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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

Totals................... 27 5 11 4 5 3 21 9 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 000 001 0 - 1 8 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 010 130 X - 5 11 0

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E - Fleming. LOB - Utah State 7; BYU Cougars 10. 2B - WHITELEY(2);

NORTON(10). HR - LE`I(3). SH - Smith; WALKER(6). SB - Carlson. CS - JONES,

M.(1); RUSSELL(1).

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Garnett............. 4.1 9 5 5 4 1 21 26

Bruins.............. 1.2 2 0 0 1 2 6 7

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

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 5.0 4 0 0 0 3 18 19

CAPRA, Ariel........ 2.0 4 1 1 0 3 10 10

Win - BOYCE (7-5). Loss - Garnett (0-14). Save - None.

WP - Garnett.

Umpires - HP: TJ BREWSTER 1B: RAY MEIBOS 3B: CLAIRE MCBRIDE

Start: 3:05 PM Time: 2:32 Attendance: 368

Game notes:

GAME One of doubleheader

Game: USU-BY1

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 000 001 0 - 1 8 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 010 130 X - 5 11 0

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Utah State starters: 16/2b Vance; 18/ss Henderson; 9/p Garnett; 10/3b

Fleming; 13/cf Smith; 7/1b Leos; 14/c Hatch; 3/lf Guzman; 11/rf Carlson;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/dp CHAMBERLAIN; 3/cf WHITELEY; 19/c

PARAMORE; 11/rf WATSON; 66/1b LE`I; 5/2b WALKER; 25/3b RUSSELL; 8/ss

NORTON; 20/lf DODDS; 9/p BOYCE;

Utah State - inning 1

Vance struck out swinging. Henderson singled to right field. Garnett

reached on a fielder's choice; Henderson out at second p to 2b. Fleming

singled up the middle; Garnett advanced to second. Smith struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN singled to left field. WHITELEY popped up to 3b. CHAMBERLAIN

out at second c to ss. PARAMORE singled up the middle. WATSON out at

first ss to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State - inning 2

Leos out at first 1b to 2b. Hatch flied out to rf. Guzman grounded out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

LE`I walked. WALKER out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; LE`I advanced to

second. RUSSELL singled up the middle; LE`I advanced to third. RUSSELL

advanced to second on a wild pitch; LE`I scored on a wild pitch. NORTON

grounded out to 1b unassisted. DODDS grounded out to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State - inning 3

Carlson grounded out to 2b. Vance singled to left center. Henderson

grounded out to 2b; Vance advanced to second. Garnett grounded out to ss.

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

CHAMBERLAIN singled to left center. WHITELEY doubled down the rf line;

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. PARAMORE lined out to 3b. WATSON reached

on a fielder's choice; WHITELEY advanced to third; CHAMBERLAIN out at

home 2b to c. LE`I struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah State - inning 4

Fleming singled down the rf line. Chapin pinch ran for Fleming. Chapin

failed pickoff attempt. Smith out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Chapin

advanced to second. Leos grounded out to 2b; Chapin advanced to third.

Hatch struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

Fleming to 3b for Chapin. WALKER walked. GERHAUSER pinch ran for WALKER.

RUSSELL reached on a fielder's choice, bunt; GERHAUSER advanced to

second. RUSSELL out at first c to 1b, caught stealing; GERHAUSER advanced

to third. NORTON doubled to left center, RBI; GERHAUSER scored. DODDS

walked. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to ss; DODDS advanced to second; NORTON

advanced to third. WHITELEY out at first 1b to 2b to 1b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Utah State - inning 5

WALKER to 2b for GERHAUSER. Guzman lined out to ss. Carlson lined out to

ss. Vance fouled out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

PARAMORE walked. OSBORN pinch ran for PARAMORE. WATSON flied out to cf.

LE`I homered to left field, 2 RBI; OSBORN scored. WALKER singled to right

field. RUSSELL reached on a throwing error by 3b; WALKER advanced to

second. NORTON singled to left center; RUSSELL advanced to second; WALKER

advanced to third. Bruins to p for Garnett. DODDS singled to left field,

RBI; NORTON advanced to second; RUSSELL advanced to third; WALKER scored.

CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging. WHITELEY popped up to rf. 3 runs, 4

hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Utah State - inning 6

PARAMORE to c for OSBORN. CAPRA to p for BOYCE. Henderson singled to left

center. Bruins struck out swinging. Henderson failed pickoff attempt.

Fleming singled to center field; Henderson advanced to second. Smith

reached on a fielder's choice; Fleming advanced to second; Henderson out

at third 3b unassisted. McCartney pinch ran for Fleming. Leos singled to

right field, RBI; Smith advanced to third; McCartney scored. Vlahos pinch

ran for Leos. Hatch grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

Fleming to 3b for McCartney. Leos to 1b for Vlahos. WHITELEY to lf.

JONES, M. to rf for WATSON. DODDS to cf. PARAMORE struck out looking.

JONES, M. walked. JONES, M. out at second c to ss, caught stealing. LE`I

singled to shortstop. WALKER flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Utah State - inning 7

Guzman popped up to 2b. Carlson singled to center field. Vance struck out

looking. Carlson stole second. Henderson struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

Apr 13, 2004 at BYU PROVO UT (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

Utah State 3 (7-29,3-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Vance 2b................. 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 2

Henderson ss............. 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0

Garnett dp............... 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Fleming 3b............... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0

Bruins cf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Smith cf................ 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3

Leos 1b.................. 4 1 1 0 0 0 8 1 0

Hatch c.................. 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 0 0

Guzman lf................ 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0

Carlson rf............... 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3

Higley p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 32 3 6 3 3 8 21 8 10

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (23-12,3-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON, Lauren c......... 4 0 1 1 0 0 9 0 0

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

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 2 0

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer rf.... 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

Totals................... 27 4 5 4 1 4 24 8 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 020 001 00 - 3 6 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 300 01 - 4 5 3

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Note: None out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - Higley; WALKER 2(7); ANDERSEN(2). LOB - Utah State 10; BYU Cougars 4. 2B

- Vance; Smith 2. HR - WALKER(6). SH - Hatch.

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Higley.............. 7.0 5 4 3 1 4 27 28

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

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 8.0 6 3 2 3 8 32 36

Win - ANDERSEN (13-4). Loss - Higley (5-13). Save - None.

PB - WATSON(5).

Umpires - HP: RAY MEIBOS 1B: CLAIRE MCBRIDE 3B: TJ BREWSTER

Start: 6:00 PM Time: 2:07 Attendance: 368

Game notes:

Game Two

BYU win both games of the doubleheader, going extra inning in the Second

Higley faced 1 batter in the 8th.

Game: USU-BY2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 020 001 00 - 3 6 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 300 01 - 4 5 3

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Utah State starters: 16/2b Vance; 18/ss Henderson; 9/dp Garnett; 10/3b

Fleming; 12/cf Bruins; 7/1b Leos; 14/c Hatch; 3/lf Guzman; 11/rf Carlson;

20/p Higley;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 11/c WATSON; 18/lf OSBORN; 8/ss NORTON; 66/1b

LE`I; 19/dp PARAMORE; 5/2b WALKER; 25/3b RUSSELL; 20/cf DODDS; 3/rf

WHITELEY; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Utah State - inning 1

Vance struck out swinging. Henderson struck out swinging. Garnett out at

first 1b to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

WATSON grounded out to 2b. OSBORN struck out looking. NORTON popped up to

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

Utah State - inning 2

Fleming flied out to rf. Smith to cf for Bruins. Smith doubled to center

field. Leos singled down the rf line; Smith advanced to third. Hatch out

at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt, RBI; Leos advanced to second; Smith scored.

Guzman struck out, reached first on a passed ball. Carlson reached on an

error by 2b, RBI; Guzman advanced to third; Leos scored, unearned. Vance

struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

LE`I reached on an error by p. PARAMORE flied out to lf. WALKER popped up

to ss. RUSSELL singled to right field; LE`I advanced to second. DODDS

lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah State - inning 3

Henderson struck out swinging. Garnett reached on a throwing error by p.

Fleming popped up to cf. Smith popped up to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

WHITELEY grounded out to 3b. WATSON grounded out to ss. OSBORN grounded

out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah State - inning 4

Leos grounded out to 1b unassisted. Hatch flied out to 2b. Guzman popped

up to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

NORTON struck out swinging. LE`I walked. PARAMORE singled up the middle;

LE`I advanced to second. GERHAUSER pinch ran for LE`I. WALKER homered to

right center, 3 RBI; PARAMORE scored; GERHAUSER scored. RUSSELL grounded

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

0 LOB.

Utah State - inning 5

LE`I to 1b for GERHAUSER. Carlson lined out to 3b. Vance doubled to left

center. Henderson grounded out to 3b. Garnett walked. Fleming singled to

left field; Garnett advanced to second; Vance advanced to third, out at

home ss to c. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

WHITELEY singled to first base. WATSON reached on a fielder's choice;

WHITELEY out at second 1b to ss. OSBORN grounded out to p; WATSON

advanced to second. NORTON fouled out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Utah State - inning 6

Smith doubled down the lf line. Leos out at first 3b to ss to 1b; Smith

advanced to third. Hatch singled to center field, RBI; Smith scored.

Guzman struck out swinging. Carlson struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

LE`I grounded out to p. PARAMORE popped up to cf. WALKER struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah State - inning 7

Vance grounded out to ss. Henderson walked. Garnett reached on a fielding

error by 2b; Henderson advanced to second. Fleming fouled out to c.

Henderson failed pickoff attempt. Smith flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits,

1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

RUSSELL struck out looking. DODDS flied out to lf. WHITELEY flied out to

lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah State - inning 8

Smith placed on second. Leos grounded out to p; Smith advanced to third.

Hatch struck out swinging. Guzman walked. Carlson fouled out to ss. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

WHITELEY placed on second. WHITELEY failed pickoff attempt. WATSON

singled to center field, RBI; WHITELEY scored. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

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