Cougars Win Double-Header, Improve to 3-0

Jodi Norton hit her first homer of the season against Southern Utah (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ST. GEORGE -- The BYU softball team (3-0) came away from day two of the Red Desert Classic with two more victories beating Utah State (1-1) 5-1 and Southern Utah (0-2) 14-2.

"These were good wins all the way through the line up," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "One through 14 performed when they were called upon throughout the day. We had some innings where we just kind of went through the motions. Fortunately, we're hard team to defend for seven innings."

Against Utah State, freshman Angeline Quiocho knocked a two-run home run over the outfield wall and past the fence several yards behind the wall. The hit gave the Cougars a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second and gave Quiocho her first career homer in her first collegiate at-bat.

"I was very relaxed knowing that the pitcher didn't know me," Quiocho said. "I didn't think much up there. I don't have a care in the world when I'm [at bat]."

Aggies junior Heather Haak pulled her team within one with a two-out home run in the top of the fifth inning. BYU would strike back with a big sixth inning that put the game out of reach. After freshman pitcher Christie Zinanti retired the side in order in the top of the sixth, Tracee Hoch blasted a solo home run over left field. Later in the inning, with Emi Snow and Dani Urincho in scoring position, Eakin pinch hit Andi Ramirez for Christina Gwyn.

Two consecutive wild pitches from Stacey Ellingsworth allowed both Snow and Urincho to score for the game's final margin of 5-1.

BYU fell behind 1-0 early against Southern Utah, and the score remained that way until the third when the Cougars put together a six-run inning. With the bases loaded, Hoch hit a base clearing double. The next batter, Jodi Norton, drove in Hoch with a line drive to right field. After Urincho moved Norton to third with a double, a wild pitch enabled Norton to give BYU the 5-1 lead. Urincho scored the final run of the inning off a Monica Gonzales single.

Whiteley connected on a two-out double to left-center to get the Cougars' offense going once again in the fifth inning. Following Whiteley, Stephanie Platt stepped up to the plate and swatted one out of the park putting BYU ahead 8-1. Norton drove in Hoch yet again in the sixth inning.

In the top of the seventh, Shaylyn Jenkins and Norton hit the Cougars' second and third long balls of the game -- shots that drove in three runs for the 14-2 final.

Norton provided the crowd with the web gem of the day by snagging an over-the-head catch that gave the Thunderbirds their second out of the fourth inning. Zinanti won her debut as a Cougar, while Gwyn picked up her second win of the season.

The Red Desert Classic concludes Saturday with BYU taking on Utah Valley State College at 11 a.m. and then Loyola Marymount at 4 p.m.

Utah State vs Brigham Young Univer

Feb 09, 2007 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons Complex)

Utah State 1 (1-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Bellum cf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

Ray rf................... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Schaible 3b.............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

Bjarnson pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Stroman 1b............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0

Evans ss................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0

Haak c................... 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 0

Garnett dh............... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

Rupp 2b.................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1

Ellingsworth p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 24 1 3 1 2 6 18 6 4

Brigham Young Univer 5 (2-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK, Cortney c..... 2 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 0

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

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

SNOW, Emi rf............. 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

URINCHO, Daniela 1b...... 2 1 1 0 0 0 9 1 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0

GWYN, Christina dh/pr.... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea ph...... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

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

ZINANTI, Christie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 20 5 6 3 5 5 21 9 3

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 000 010 0 - 1 3 1

Brigham Young Univer 020 003 X - 5 6 0

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E - Schaible. LOB - USU 4; BYU Cougars 3. 2B - SNOW. HR - Haak; HOCH;

QUIOCHO. SF - URINCHO.

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Ellingsworth........ 6.0 6 5 5 5 5 20 26

Brigham Young Univer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI, Christie... 7.0 3 1 1 2 6 24 26

Win - ZINANTI (1-0). Loss - Ellingsworth (0-1). Save - None.

WP - Ellingsworth 2.

Umpires - HP: Ray Meibos 1B: Curtis Carter 3B: George Regopoulos

Start: 1:30 Time: 2:13 Attendance:

Game: USU_BYU

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Utah State vs Brigham Young Univer - Play-by-Play

Feb 09, 2007 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons Complex)

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 000 010 0 - 1 3 1

Brigham Young Univer 020 003 X - 5 6 0

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Utah State starters: 7/cf Bellum; 3/lf Guzman; 22/rf Ray; 11/3b Schaible; 12/1b

Stroman; 16/ss Evans; 19/c Haak; 9/dh Garnett; 21/2b Rupp; 10/p Ellingsworth;

Brigham Young Univer starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 4/2b HOCH; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf SNOW;

22/1b URINCHO; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 11/dh GWYN; 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 14/p

ZINANTI;

Utah State 1st - Bellum struck out. Guzman grounded out to 2b. Ray grounded

out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 1st - NIX-CLARK struck out. HOCH struck out swinging.

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

Utah State 2nd - Schaible flied out to rf. Stroman grounded out to p. Evans

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

Brigham Young Univer 2nd - SNOW doubled. URINCHO flied out to rf, SAC; SNOW

advanced to third. QUIOCHO homered, 2 RBI; SNOW scored. GWYN grounded out to 1b

unassisted. WHITELEY singled. WHITELEY out at second c to ss, picked off. 2 runs,

3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah State 3rd - Haak struck out. Garnett grounded out to 3b. Rupp struck out

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

Brigham Young Univer 3rd - GONZALES grounded out to p. NIX-CLARK popped up to

ss. HOCH walked. NORTON struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State 4th - Bellum grounded out to 2b. Guzman struck out swinging. Ray

singled. Schaible struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 4th - SNOW grounded out to ss. URINCHO grounded out to

ss. QUIOCHO popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah State 5th - Stroman grounded out to 2b. Evans grounded out to p. Haak

homered, RBI. Garnett walked. Rupp out at first 1b to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 5th - GWYN flied out to rf. WHITELEY walked. GONZALES

popped up to 1b. NIX-CLARK walked; WHITELEY advanced to second. NIX-CLARK picked

off. NIX-CLARK picked off. NIX-CLARK out at first c to 1b, picked off. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State 6th - Bellum grounded out to 3b. Guzman flied out to rf. Ray flied

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

Brigham Young Univer 6th - HOCH homered, RBI. NORTON walked. ANDERSON pinch

ran for NORTON. SNOW singled; ANDERSON out at second ss to 2b. URINCHO singled,

advanced to second on an error by 3b; SNOW advanced to third. QUIOCHO struck out

swinging. RAMIREZ pinch hit for GWYN. URINCHO advanced to third; SNOW scored on a

wild pitch. URINCHO scored on a wild pitch. RAMIREZ walked. GWYN pinch ran for

RAMIREZ. WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice; GWYN out at second 2b unassisted,

interference. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Utah State 7th - NORTON to ss for ANDERSON. GWYN to dh. Schaible singled.

Stroman struck out. Evans popped up to 2b. Bjarnson pinch ran for Schaible. Haak

walked; Bjarnson advanced to second. Garnett popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BY vs Southern Utah

Feb 09, 2007 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons Complex)

BY 14 (3-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK c.............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 3

JENKINS ph/c............ 2 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0

HOCH 2b.................. 4 3 2 3 1 0 4 5 0

NORTON ss................ 4 2 3 4 1 0 2 3 0

SNOW rf.................. 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

URINCHO 1b/p............. 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 1

QUIOCHO 3b............... 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1

ZINANTI dh............... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

ANDERSON lf............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WHITELEY lf/1b........... 4 3 3 0 0 0 4 0 0

GONZALES cf.............. 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

PLATT cf/ph............. 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

GWYN p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 14 16 13 4 2 21 12 6

Southern Utah 2 (0-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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James ss................. 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 0

Cresswell cf............. 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

Pratt c.................. 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3

Kennedy 3b............... 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 0

Merrill 1b............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1

Carli rf................. 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

Fernandez dh............. 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Ashton 2b................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2

Gaastra ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Clapham lf............... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

Brooks p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gonzalez p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 25 2 4 2 5 3 21 6 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BY.................. 006 021 5 - 14 16 0

Southern Utah....... 100 001 0 - 2 4 0

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LOB - BY 6; SUU 7. 2B - HOCH 2; NORTON 2; WHITELEY; Cresswell; Pratt. 3B -

QUIOCHO. HR - JENKINS; NORTON; PLATT. SB - Carli.

BY IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GWYN................ 5.0 4 2 2 2 3 19 21

URINCHO............. 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 6 9

Southern Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Brooks.............. 2.1 8 6 6 0 0 15 15

Gonzalez............ 4.2 8 8 8 4 2 22 26

Win - GWYN (2-0). Loss - Brooks (0-2). Save - None.

WP - GWYN; Brooks. PB - JENKINS.

Umpires - HP: Marshall Cohen 1B: George Regepoulos 3B: Ray Meibos

Start: 4:00 Time: 2:40 Attendance: 107

GWYN faced 1 batter in the 6th.

Game: SUU_BYU!

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BY vs Southern Utah - Play-by-Play

Feb 09, 2007 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons Complex)

Score by Innings R H E

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BY.................. 006 021 5 - 14 16 0

Southern Utah....... 100 001 0 - 2 4 0

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BY starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 4/2b HOCH; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf SNOW; 22/1b URINCHO;

33/3b QUIOCHO; 14/dh ZINANTI; 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 11/p GWYN;

Southern Utah starters: 14/ss James; 22/cf Cresswell; 20/c Pratt; 23/3b

Kennedy; 9/1b Merrill; 29/rf Carli; 26/dh Fernandez; 27/2b Ashton; 16/lf

Clapham; 24/p Brooks;

BY 1st - NIX-CLARK lined out to ss. HOCH grounded out to 3b. NORTON

popped up to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah 1st - James grounded out to 2b. Cresswell doubled down the

lf line. Pratt struck out, reached first on a wild pitch; Cresswell advanced to

third. Kennedy reached on a fielder's choice to first base, RBI; Pratt out at

second ss to 2b; Cresswell scored. Merrill grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

BY 2nd - SNOW lined out to 3b. URINCHO grounded out to ss. QUIOCHO

tripled to right field. ZINANTI grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Southern Utah 2nd - Carli walked. Fernandez singled to left field; Carli

advanced to second. Carli out at second c to 2b. Ashton popped up to c. Clapham

reached on a fielder's choice; Fernandez out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BY 3rd - WHITELEY singled to center field. GONZALES singled to left

field; WHITELEY advanced to second. NIX-CLARK singled to center field; GONZALES

advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third. HOCH doubled to left field, 3

RBI; NIX-CLARK scored; GONZALES scored; WHITELEY scored. NORTON doubled to

right field, RBI; HOCH scored. SNOW grounded out to 3b. URINCHO singled,

advanced to second on the throw; NORTON advanced to third. QUIOCHO singled to

third base. QUIOCHO advanced to second on a wild pitch; URINCHO advanced to

third on a wild pitch; NORTON scored on a wild pitch. Gonzalez to p for Brooks.

ZINANTI walked. WHITELEY flied out to lf. GONZALES singled to shortstop, RBI;

ZINANTI advanced to second; QUIOCHO advanced to third; URINCHO scored.

NIX-CLARK flied out to cf. 6 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Southern Utah 3rd - James struck out. Cresswell grounded out to 2b.

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

BY 4th - HOCH flied out to rf. NORTON walked. SNOW popped up to 2b.

URINCHO grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah 4th - PLATT to cf for GONZALES. Kennedy popped up to 2b.

Merrill popped up to ss. Carli singled to second base. Carli stole second.

Fernandez walked. Ashton reached on a fielder's choice; Fernandez out at second

2b to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BY 5th - QUIOCHO flied out to ss. ZINANTI grounded out to 3b. WHITELEY

doubled to right center. PLATT homered to right center, 2 RBI; WHITELEY scored.

JENKINS pinch hit for NIX-CLARK. JENKINS popped up to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah 5th - JENKINS to c. Clapham struck out. James grounded out

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

BY 6th - HOCH doubled to left field. NORTON doubled to center field,

RBI; HOCH scored. SNOW struck out. URINCHO popped up to ss. QUIOCHO popped up

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

Southern Utah 6th - Pratt doubled to right field. URINCHO to p. ANDERSON

to lf for ZINANTI. WHITELEY to 1b. / for GWYN. Kennedy flied out to lf, RBI;

Pratt scored. Merrill flied out to rf. Carli grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BY 7th - ANDERSON popped up to 3b. WHITELEY singled to left center.

PLATT pinch hit for GONZALES. PLATT walked; WHITELEY advanced to second.

JENKINS homered to left center, 3 RBI; PLATT scored; WHITELEY scored. HOCH

walked. NORTON homered to right field, 2 RBI; HOCH scored. SNOW popped up to

3b. URINCHO struck out looking. 5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah 7th - GONZALES to cf for PLATT. Fernandez grounded out to

2b. Gaastra pinch hit for Ashton. Gaastra grounded out to 1b unassisted.

Clapham walked. Clapham advanced to second on a passed ball. James walked.

NIX-CLARK to c for JENKINS. Cresswell walked; James advanced to second; Clapham

advanced to third. Pratt grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

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