Cougars Win Big with 9-1 Victory over Marist

BYU pitcher Niki Andersen blasted her first home run of the season to secure the 9-1 Cougar victory over Marist in the first game of the NMSU Invite in Las Cruces, N.M. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Three Home Runs in the Game -- Watson, Dodds and Andersen

LAS CRUCES -- After rain delay in the morning, the BYU softball team came out strong to capture a big 9-1 victory over Marist in the first game of the New Mexico State Invitational on Friday. The Cougars improved to 8-6, while the Red Foxes dropped to 2-7.

BYU jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning off a double from sophomore Ashlyn Russell who scored Lauren Watson (singled to right field) and Belinda Osborn (singled to second, bunt).

Marist would answer back with a home run in the top of the second inning to bring the score within one.

Junior Lauren Watson hit her first home run of the year with a shot through center field to give the Cougars a 3-1 cushion in the bottom of the third.

The BYU defense recorded no errors in the game and allowed Marist no more runs through the remainder of the six innings of play.

The Cougars would end on an explosive six-run bottom of the sixth led by senior Kate Walker's single to centerfield. Junior Debbie Dodds stepped up with a huge three-run home run to score Gerhauser (pinch runner for Walker) and Norton (on base after being hit by a pitch). Junior pitcher Niki Andersen would later follow with another three-run homer, her first of the season, which scored Watson and Milli Jones. The game ended after six innings.

BYU sophomore pitcher Brooke Boyce (3-3) pitched a three-hitter and received the win on the mound. Boyce struck out six of the 20 batters she faced.

The BYU games scheduled for today against St. Peter's and New Mexico State were canceled due to rain and will not be rescheduled.

The Cougars will look to pick up two more wins tomorrow in their final two games of the tournament against Drake at 9 a.m. and UTEP at 11 a.m.

BYU Softball

Marist College vs Brigham Young

Mar 12, 2004 at Las Cruces, N.M. (Presley Askew Field)

Marist College 1 (2-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Sciacca, N. 3b........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

McHugh, C. 1b............ 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0

Bartley, A. cf........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hurlman, B. dh........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Polanco, J. c............ 2 1 2 1 0 0 4 1 0

Jakobsen, C. lf.......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Eskin, K. ss............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0

Leasure, B. 2b........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1

Ward, L. rf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Moyer, L. p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Blake, D. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 20 1 3 1 0 6 17 6 1

Brigham Young 9 (8-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

YOUNG, Crystal dh....... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

OSBORN, Belinda lf....... 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1

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

WATSON, Lauren c......... 3 3 2 1 1 1 6 1 0

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

ANDERSEN, Niki ph....... 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 1b....... 3 0 1 2 0 0 8 0 1

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

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

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

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

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

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 27 9 10 9 2 3 18 9 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Marist College...... 010 000 - 1 3 3

Brigham Young....... 201 006 - 9 10 0

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Note: 2 outs, 0 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - Leasure, B.; Moyer, L. 2. LOB - Marist 1; BYU 5. 2B - RUSSELL. HR -

Polanco, J.; WATSON; ANDERSEN; DODDS. HBP - CHAMBERLAIN; NORTON. SB -

CHAMBERLAIN; OSBORN; GERHAUSER 2; NORTON. CS - Jakobsen, C.; DODDS.

Marist College IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Moyer, L............ 5.1 8 6 6 1 3 24 27

Blake, D............ 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 3 4

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 6.0 3 1 1 0 6 20 20

Win - BOYCE (3-3). Loss - Moyer, L. (2-2). Save - None.

WP - BOYCE. HBP - by Moyer, L. (CHAMBERLAIN); by Moyer, L. (NORTON).

Umpires - HP: Rosalez 2B: Padilla

Start: 3:00 pm Time: 1:35 Attendance: 50

Game notes:

ID-248143

Game: MARIST

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Play-by-Play

BYU Softball

Marist College vs Brigham Young - Play-by-Play

Mar 12, 2004 at Las Cruces, N.M. (Presley Askew Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Marist College...... 010 000 - 1 3 3

Brigham Young....... 201 006 - 9 10 0

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Marist College starters: 10/3b Sciacca, N.; 47/1b McHugh, C.; 21/cf Bartley,

A.; 23/dh Hurlman, B.; 20/c Polanco, J.; 4/lf Jakobsen, C.; 5/ss Eskin,

K.; 17/2b Leasure, B.; 15/rf Ward, L.; 12/p Moyer, L.;

Brigham Young starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 18/lf OSBORN; 11/c WATSON; 66/3b

LE`I; 25/1b RUSSELL; 19/rf PARAMORE; 5/2b WALKER; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf

DODDS; 9/p BOYCE;

Marist College - inning 1

Sciacca, N. grounded out to ss. McHugh, C. struck out swinging. Bartley,

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

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN struck out looking. OSBORN singled to second base, bunt.

WATSON singled to right field; OSBORN advanced to third. LE`I walked;

WATSON advanced to second. RUSSELL doubled to center field, 2 RBI; LE`I

advanced to third; WATSON scored; OSBORN scored. PARAMORE struck out

looking. WALKER popped up to 2b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Marist College - inning 2

Hurlman, B. popped up to 3b. Polanco, J. homered to right field, RBI.

Jakobsen, C. singled to third base. Eskin, K. struck out swinging.

Jakobsen, C. out at first c to 1b, caught stealing. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

NORTON popped up to 2b. DODDS singled to left field. CHAMBERLAIN reached

on a fielder's choice; DODDS out at second 2b to ss. CHAMBERLAIN stole

second. OSBORN reached on an error by p; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third,

out at home 1b to c. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Marist College - inning 3

Leasure, B. popped up to ss. Ward, L. grounded out to 3b. Sciacca, N.

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

Brigham Young - inning 3

WATSON homered to center field, RBI. LE`I flied out to cf. RUSSELL fouled

out to 1b. PARAMORE grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Marist College - inning 4

McHugh, C. struck out swinging. Bartley, A. popped up to 3b. Hurlman, B.

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

Brigham Young - inning 4

WALKER grounded out to ss. NORTON fouled out to 3b. DODDS reached on an

error by p. CHAMBERLAIN hit by pitch; DODDS advanced to second. DODDS out

at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Marist College - inning 5

Polanco, J. singled to right field. Jakobsen, C. out at first p to 3b to

1b; Polanco, J. advanced to second. Polanco, J. advanced to third on a

wild pitch. Eskin, K. struck out swinging. Leasure, B. grounded out to

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

Brigham Young - inning 5

OSBORN singled to pitcher, stole second. WATSON struck out looking. LE`I

flied out to cf. RUSSELL lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Marist College - inning 6

PARAMORE to rf for WHITELEY. WHITELEY to lf for PARAMORE. WHITELEY to lf

for OSBORN. No play. Ward, L. struck out swinging. Sciacca, N. grounded

out to p. McHugh, C. grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

WHITELEY fouled out to rf. WALKER singled to right field. PARAMORE to rf

for WHITELEY. GERHAUSER pinch ran for WALKER. GERHAUSER stole second.

NORTON hit by pitch. NORTON stole second; GERHAUSER stole third. DODDS

homered to right field, 3 RBI; NORTON scored; GERHAUSER scored. YOUNG to

dh for CHAMBERLAIN. Blake, D. to p for Moyer, L.. YOUNG singled to center

field. JONES, M. pinch hit for PARAMORE. JONES, M. reached on a fielder's

choice, advanced to second on an error by 2b; YOUNG out at second ss to

2b. WATSON walked. ANDERSEN pinch hit for LE`I. ANDERSEN homered to

center field, 3 RBI; WATSON scored; JONES, M. scored. 6 runs, 4 hits, 1

error, 0 LOB.

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