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Cougars Win Home Opener Over SUU

PROVO -- The BYU women's softball team defeated in-state rival Southern Utah 4-3, 10-2 in their season home-opener at Gail Miller Field, Saturday. The Cougars improve to 18-10 on the season and won their sixth straight.

The first game was delayed one hour due to a spring snow storm, but the weather cleared and both games were able to be played. The Cougars took a quick 2-0 lead, but the Thunderbirds tied it up with a two-run home run by Crystal Bingham in the top of the second inning. SUU took the lead to go up 3-2, but the Cougars scored in the bottom of the sixth on a critical error to tie the game at 3-3. In the bottom of the seventh inning, All-American Oli Keohohou hit a solo home run, her 13th of the season, to end the game 4-3. Sophomore Ariel Capra (5-2) picked up the win allowing only four hits.

In the second game, BYU came out aggressive and scored in every inning to win 10-2 in five innings due to the eight-run rule. Senior Kari Pringle went went 2-2 with two RBI and a walk. Senior Liz VanderLinden hit two triples, a BYU record, and batted in three RBI. Cynthia Fallowfield (9-4) won for the Cougars.

"I'm impressed with the mental toughness of the team to play despite of what the weather throws them," said head coach Mary Kay Amicone. "I was very please with the way we played consistent in the second game.

The Cougars travel to California next week to play St. Mary on Mar. 22 and top ten Stanford on Mar. 23. The next home game is Mar. 27 against Utah State.

Southern UTAH TBirds at BYU COUGARS (Game 1)

Mar 16, 2002 at BYU PROVO UTAH (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

Southern UTAH TBirds 3 (10-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MICHIUE ss............... 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 1

ANDRADE lf............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LEPREY p................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1

GALLO 2b................. 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 0

COX dh................... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

BINGHAM rf............... 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0

WINWARD 3b............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

LEEMAN 1b................ 2 1 1 0 1 0 7 0 0

TILLERY cf............... 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

WHITTAKER c.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

Totals................... 24 3 5 3 2 4 18 11 4

BYU COUGARS 4 (17-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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VANDERLINDEN, Liz cf..... 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 0

BOYDSTON, Elizabeth 1b... 4 0 2 1 0 0 8 0 2

ROBERTS, Jill pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

CADIENTE, Brooke rf...... 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0

WATSON, Lauren dh........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PRINGLE, Kari 2b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4

LAYNS, Arron c........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 3

DODDS, Debbie pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JOHNSON, Megan 3b........ 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

CAPRA, Ariel p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 25 4 6 3 6 4 21 7 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern UTAH TBirds 020 010 0 - 3 5 1

BYU COUGARS......... 200 001 1 - 4 6 1

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E - MICHIUE; JOHNSON M.. LOB - SUU TBirds 4; BYU 9. 2B - LEEMAN. HR -

BINGHAM; KEOHOHOU. SH - ANDRADE; TILLERY. SB - GALLO; VANDERLINDEN 2. CS -

COX.

Southern UTAH TBirds IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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LEPREY.............. 6.0 6 4 3 6 4 25 31

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CAPRA, Ariel........ 7.0 5 3 3 2 4 24 28

Win - CAPRA (5-2). Loss - LEPREY (4-6). Save - None.

WP - LEPREY.

Umpires - Home:BREWSTER, TJ 1st:McBRIDE, CLAIR 3rd:MEIBOS, RAY

Start: 1:50 Time: 2H Attendance: 127

Game: SUU2

Game notes:

GAME 1 OF 2

LEPREY faced 1 batter in the 7th.

Southern UTAH TBirds at BYU COUGARS (Game 2)

Mar 16, 2002 at BYU PROVO UTAH (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

Southern UTAH TBirds 2 (10-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MICHIUE ss............... 2 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 0

ANDRADE lf............... 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0

LEPREY rf................ 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

GALLO 2b................. 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 3 0

BINGHAM dh/p............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3

LEEMAN 1b................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0

WINWARD 3b............... 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

HEINEMAN c............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0

TILLERY cf............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

EVANS p/dh............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 19 2 6 2 3 3 14 9 6

BYU COUGARS 10 (18-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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VANDERLINDEN, Liz cf..... 4 1 2 3 0 0 2 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0

BOYDSTON, Elizabeth 1b... 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1

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

CADIENTE, Brooke rf...... 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia p... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

JONES, Milli pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

PRINGLE, Kari 2b......... 2 2 2 2 1 0 2 2 0

DODDS, Debbie lf......... 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 23 10 9 8 5 1 15 8 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern UTAH TBirds 001 01 - 2 6 3

BYU COUGARS......... 121 15 - 10 9 0

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

E - MICHIUE; WINWARD; HEINEMAN. LOB - SUU TBirds 6; BYU 6. 2B - WALKER;

WATSON. 3B - VANDERLINDEN 2. HBP - WINWARD; FALLOWFIELD. SH - DODDS. SB -

DODDS. CS - MICHIUE; ANDRADE; VANDERLINDEN.

Southern UTAH TBirds IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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EVANS............... 1.1 5 3 3 0 1 9 10

BINGHAM............. 3.1 4 7 5 5 0 14 20

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia 5.0 6 2 2 3 3 19 23

Win - FALLOWFIELD (10-4). Loss - EVANS (3-4). Save - None.

WP - BINGHAM. HB - BINGHAM; FALLOWFIELD. PB - HEINEMAN.

Umpires - Home:BREWSTER, TJ 1st:MEIBOS, RAY 3rd:McBRIDE, CLAIR

Start: 4:15 Time: 1H 40M Attendance: 138

Game: SUU3

Game notes:

GAME 2 OF 2