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Cougars Win Final Two in Pool Play

SACRAMENTO -- A day after losing two one-run games, the BYU softball team rebounded to win its final two games in pool play, beating San Jose State 5-0 and Mississippi 6-0 Friday on the second day of the Sacramento State Capital Classic.

Against San Jose St., BYU got on the board early, scoring two runs in the first inning on a RBI-single by Oli Keohohou after which Elizabeth Pierce-Boydston scored on an error by the Spartan first baseman. In the second inning, senior Becca Erickson increased the lead to 3-0 with a solo home run. In the third, Lindsey Hodgen-Kelly tripled down the right-field line and later scored on a Keohohou double. Senior Jackie Ellis hit a solo home run in the fourth inning as BYU went on to win 5-0. Pitcher Meghann Pricer got the shutout, scattering eight hits while striking out six en route to her fifth win of the season.

"I'm really proud of the mental toughness of the girls," BYU coach Mary Kay Amicone said. "It takes a lot of guts to come out and play early in the morning after playing late the previous night and not getting a lot of rest."

Against Mississippi, Oli Keohohou hit a two-run home run to give BYU a 2-0 lead in the third inning. The Cougars put three more runs on the board in the sixth, one on a sacrifice fly from Ellis and two more on a homer by Erickson to increase the lead to 5-0. In the seventh inning, Hodgen-Kelly singled, advanced to second on a Kari Pringle hit and then scored on an error by the Rebels right fielder. Pitcher Maryon DeWitt-Wallentine gave up only four hits while striking out five, getting the 6-0 shutout win.

BYU's record improves to 13-15 on the year. The Sacramento State Capital Classic continues tomorrow with double elimination bracket play against a team yet to be determined.

The Automated ScoreBook

San Jose State at Brigham Young

Mar 16, 2001 at Sacramento, Calif. (Hornet Field)

San Jose State 0

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Baldridge ss............. 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

Gomes rf................. 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ramos 3b................. 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 3

Staniorski c............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1

Saldana dh............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Easley pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jimenez cf............... 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0

Lilly 1b................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 0

Reiss ph/1b............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1

Walter 2b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

Sindlinger lf............ 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1

Akin p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 29 0 8 0 1 6 18 9 9

Brigham Young 5 (0-15)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SMITH, Liz lf............ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HODGEN-KELLY,Lindsey cf.. 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf......... 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0

CADIENTE, Brooke dh...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HANSON, Mindy 1b......... 3 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 3

ELLIS, Jackie 2b......... 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 0

ERICKSON, Becca ss....... 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 0

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c.... 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0

PRICER, Meghann p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

Totals................... 25 5 7 5 0 3 21 12 2

Score by Innings R H E

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San Jose State...... 000 000 0 - 0 8 1

Brigham Young....... 211 100 X - 5 7 1

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E - Lilly; ERICKSON. LOB - Spartans 9; BYU 2. 2B - Jimenez 2; KEOHOHOU. 3B -

HODGEN-KELLY. HR - ELLIS; ERICKSON.

San Jose State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Akin................ 6.0 7 5 4 0 3 25 25

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PRICER, Meghann..... 7.0 8 0 0 1 6 29 30

Win - PRICER (). Loss - Akin (). Save - None.

Umpires -

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Game: BYU27

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young at Mississippi

Mar 16, 2001 at Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento Complex)

Brigham Young 6

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HODGEN-KELLY,Lindsey cf.. 3 1 2 0 1 0 3 0 0

PRINGLE, Kari dh......... 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMITH, Liz pr........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1

KEOHOHOU, Oli lf......... 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke rf...... 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3

HANSON, Mindy 1b......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0

FERNLEY, Emily pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ELLIS, Jackie 2b......... 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0

ERICKSON, Becca ss....... 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 0

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c.... 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 1

DEWITT-WALLE p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

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

Mississippi 0 (0-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DiMarco cf............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

Hardy cf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lehotak ss............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0

Poore dh................. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Burris 1b................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1

Cummings lf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2

Hamilton rf.............. 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

Cox rf.................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Layman 2b................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0

Price p.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Manley c................. 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 1

Sclafani 3b.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 25 0 4 0 0 5 21 7 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 002 003 1 - 6 7 1

Mississippi......... 000 000 0 - 0 4 1

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E - ERICKSON; Cox. LOB - BYU 5; Ole Miss 5. HR - KEOHOHOU; ERICKSON. SH -

PRINGLE; ELLIS; Layman. SF - ELLIS. SB - FERNLEY; Lehotak.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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DEWITT-WALLE........ 7.0 4 0 0 0 5 25 26

Mississippi IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Price............... 7.0 7 6 5 4 4 25 32

Win - DEWITT-WALLE (). Loss - Price (). Save - None.

Umpires -

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Game: BYU28