Cougs Notch 20 Runs in Two-Game Sweep of Rams

Emi Snow went 7-for-8 including a home run in two games against CSU (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU (27-16, 6-2) moved to within a half-game of Mountain West Conference leader UNLV with a double-header sweep of Colorado State (23-22, 2-4) Thursday. The Cougars beat the Rams 10-6 and 10-3. On Friday night vs. New Mexico it is Fireworks Night at Gail Miller Field. Fans are encouraged to come out and break the all-time attendance record at Gail Miller

With the wins, BYU improves to a season-high seven-game winning streak.

"The whole team has kind of turned it around," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We're hitting from top to bottom. We've worked hard and it's paying off."

Melissa Routh and Lauren Cusick both singled on in the top of the third to get things started for the Rams. Jessica Strickland then hit a line drive to second baseman Tracee Hoch who caught the ball and tagged second for the unassisted double play. However, the Cougars were unable to get out of the inning unscathed as center fielder Allison Majam smashed a two-run shot to left field.

Freshman Angeline Quiocho struck back in the bottom of the inning with a long lead-off home run to center field to make it 2-1 CSU. Quiocho's hit landed well beyond the 220 feet listed on the center field wall and into the pine trees outside of the park. The Rams would get that run back on the first pitch of the next inning. Freshman Ashley Munoz took Christie Zinanti deep to give CSU the 3-1 lead.

BYU junior Emi Snow kept the home run derby going with a first-pitch crush to left field in the bottom of the order. Sister-in-law Dani Urincho-Snow and Tracee Hoch both got on with singles up the middle. That set the stage for Quiocho's double to left field bringing in Urincho-Snow to tie the game. Monica Gonzales singled next scoring Hoch and Quiocho.

"I'm pleased with how we all played together," said Quiocho, who was celebrating her 19th birthday Thursday. "I'm glad these games were on T.V. so everyone can see who the Cougars are."

Cortney Nix-Clark continued the Cougars' rally by reaching on a fielding error. Jennifer Whiteley grounded out but sent Gonzales home on the hit, while senior Jodi Norton capped the run with a two-run bash to left field. The dinger was Norton's sixth in her last five games. When it was all said and done the Cougars held an 8-3 advantage heading into the fifth.

The Rams got back to within two with a three-run home run by Majam in the top of the fifth, but Nix-Clark put up a couple insurance runs for BYU with a two-run swat in the sixth that turned out to be the 10-6 final.

CSU began scoring in game two with a two-run first inning. Norton responded with yet another home run in the bottom of the inning to bring the Cougars within one run going into the second.

Munoz drove Lauren Cusick home with a two-out single in the third increasing the Rams' lead to 3-1. BYU would take its first lead of the game in the third inning thanks to a swing of the bat and some alert base running from Snow. With two on and one out, the one-time Mountain West Conference Player of the Week hit a two-RBI triple to notch things up at three apiece. Snow crossed home plate after tagging up on an Andrea Ramirez pop out on the opposite side of the field.

Quiocho hammered her second home run of the day to left field to give the Cougars the 5-3 lead in the fourth. Whiteley drove in Gonzales in the fifth, and Snow followed with an RBI-single making it 7-3 BYU after five innings of play. In the sixth, Nix-Clark smacked an RBI-double to center field driving in Quiocho. Norton sent Nix-Clark home from third and Snow topped off the night with an RBI-double for the game's final of 10-3.

BYU continues league play at home with matchups Friday and Saturday against visiting New Mexico. Game time on Friday is slated for 7 p.m. (MST) with Saturday's contest set for 2 p.m. Friday night is Fireworks Night at Gail Miller Field. Fans are encouraged to come out and break the all-time attendance record at Gail Miller Field.

Colorado State at Brigham Young Univer

Apr 19, 2007 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Colorado State 6 (23-21)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Lauren Cusick 3b......... 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0

Jessica Strickland dp/p.. 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

Allison Majam cf......... 3 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 0

Stacey Leigh c........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Ashley Munoz lf.......... 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2

Kim Klabough p/dp........ 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Julia Kloppe 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 0

Brittany Huerta rf....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

Shannon Causgrove ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Melissa Routh 2b......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0

Robyn Mask ss............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 29 6 9 6 2 2 18 11 5

Brigham Young Univer 10 (26-16)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cortney Nix-Clark c...... 4 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0

Shaylyn Jenkins c....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jennifer Whiteley lf..... 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Jodi Norton ss........... 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 3 1

Emi Snow rf.............. 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

Andrea Ramirez dp/1b..... 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1

Daniela Urincho 1b/dp.... 2 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 0

Jana Anderson pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tracee Hoch 2b........... 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 1

Angeline Quiocho 3b...... 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 4 1

Monica Gonzales cf....... 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0

Christie Zinanti p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 30 10 14 10 0 3 21 10 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 002 130 0 - 6 9 1

Brigham Young Univer 001 702 X - 10 14 0

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E - ROUTH, M.. LOB - CS 5; BYU Cougars 4. 2B - CUSICK, L.; SNOW; QUIOCHO. HR

- MAJAM, A. 2; MUNOZ, A.; NIX-CLARK; NORTON; SNOW; QUIOCHO. HBP - CUSICK,

L.. SH - RAMIREZ. SF - URINCHO. SB - ANDERSON.

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Kim Klabough........ 5.1 10 5 5 0 3 23 25

Jessica Strickland.. 0.2 4 5 2 0 0 7 7

Brigham Young Univer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Christie Zinanti.... 7.0 9 6 6 2 2 29 32

Win - ZINANTI (10-6). Loss - KLABOUGH, K. (8-8). Save - None.

HBP - by ZINANTI (CUSICK, L.).

Umpires - HP: Bob Marcialis 1B: Ray Meibos 3B: Brett Higgins

Start: Time: 2 hrs Attendance: 350

Game: BYU_CSU1

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 002 130 0 - 6 9 1

Brigham Young Univer 001 702 X - 10 14 0

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Colorado State starters: 6/3b CUSICK, L.; 7/dp STRICKLAND,J; 16/cf MAJAM, A.;

18/c LEIGH, S.; 33/lf MUNOZ, A.; 10/p KLABOUGH, K.; 19/1b KLOPPE, J.; 9/rf

HUERTA, B.; 12/2b ROUTH, M.; 3/ss MASK, R.;

Brigham Young Univer starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON;

18/rf SNOW; 31/dp RAMIREZ; 22/1b URINCHO; 4/2b HOCH; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 24/cf

GONZALES; 14/p ZINANTI;

Colorado State 1st - CUSICK, L. grounded out to 3b. STRICKLAND,J struck

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

LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 1st - NIX-CLARK struck out looking. WHITELEY

grounded out to ss. NORTON struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - LEIGH, S. grounded out to ss. MUNOZ, A. singled.

KLABOUGH, K. popped up to 2b. KLOPPE, J. singled; MUNOZ, A. advanced to second.

HUERTA, B. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 2nd - SNOW singled. RAMIREZ grounded out to ss,

SAC; SNOW advanced to second. URINCHO flied out to rf, SAC; SNOW advanced to

third. HOCH popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - ROUTH, M. singled. CUSICK, L. singled; ROUTH, M.

advanced to second. STRICKLAND,J popped up to 2b; ROUTH, M. out at second 2b

unassisted. MAJAM, A. homered, 2 RBI; CUSICK, L. scored. LEIGH, S. popped up to

2b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 3rd - QUIOCHO homered, RBI. GONZALES flied out to

lf. NIX-CLARK singled. WHITELEY singled; NIX-CLARK advanced to second. NORTON

grounded out to 2b; WHITELEY out at second ss to 2b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 4th - MUNOZ, A. homered, RBI. KLABOUGH, K. grounded out

to 3b. KLOPPE, J. flied out to cf. HUERTA, B. grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 4th - SNOW homered, RBI. RAMIREZ grounded out to

3b. URINCHO singled. KLABOUGH, K. to dp for STRICKLAND,J. STRICKLAND,J to p for

KLABOUGH, K.. HOCH singled; URINCHO advanced to second. QUIOCHO doubled, RBI;

HOCH advanced to third; URINCHO scored. GONZALES singled, 2 RBI; QUIOCHO

scored; HOCH scored. NIX-CLARK reached on an error by 2b; GONZALES advanced to

third. WHITELEY grounded out to p, RBI; NIX-CLARK advanced to second; GONZALES

scored, unearned. NORTON homered, 2 RBI, unearned; NIX-CLARK scored, unearned.

SNOW grounded out to ss. 7 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 5th - ROUTH, M. flied out to lf. CUSICK, L. doubled.

KLABOUGH, K. singled; CUSICK, L. advanced to third. URINCHO to dp for RAMIREZ.

RAMIREZ to 1b for URINCHO. MAJAM, A. homered, 3 RBI; KLABOUGH, K. scored;

CUSICK, L. scored. LEIGH, S. grounded out to p. MUNOZ, A. walked. STRICKLAND,J

grounded out to ss. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 5th - RAMIREZ to dp for URINCHO. URINCHO to 1b for

RAMIREZ. STRICKLAND,J to dp for KLABOUGH, K.. KLABOUGH, K. to p for

STRICKLAND,J. RAMIREZ grounded out to 2b. URINCHO singled. ANDERSON pinch ran

for URINCHO. HOCH struck out swinging. ANDERSON stole second. QUIOCHO popped up

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

Colorado State 6th - RAMIREZ to 1b. URINCHO to dp for ANDERSON. KLOPPE,

J. grounded out to ss. CAUSGROVE, S pinch hit for HUERTA, B.. CAUSGROVE, S

grounded out to 3b. ROUTH, M. grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 6th - HUERTA, B. to rf for CAUSGROVE, S. GONZALES

singled. NIX-CLARK homered, 2 RBI; GONZALES scored. WHITELEY grounded out to

2b. NORTON grounded out to 2b. SNOW doubled. RAMIREZ grounded out to 3b. 2

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 7th - CUSICK, L. hit by pitch. STRICKLAND,J reached on a

fielder's choice; CUSICK, L. out at second ss unassisted. JENKINS to c for

NIX-CLARK. MAJAM, A. walked; STRICKLAND,J advanced to second. LEIGH, S. popped

up to 3b. MUNOZ, A. popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State at Brigham Young Univer

Apr 19, 2007 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Colorado State 3 (23-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Lauren Cusick 3b......... 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 1 2

Jessica Strickland dp/p.. 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kim Klabough dp/p....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Allison Majam cf......... 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0

Kayla Kreutzman cf...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Ashley Munoz lf.......... 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2

Julia Kloppe 1b.......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 3

Rebecca Penland p/dp..... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0

Shannon Causgrove c...... 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0

Brittany Huerta rf....... 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 3

Melissa Routh 2b......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0

Robyn Mask ss............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 32 3 10 3 1 8 18 10 10

Brigham Young Univer 10 (27-16)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cortney Nix-Clark c...... 3 3 2 1 1 0 8 0 0

Jennifer Whiteley lf..... 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Jana Anderson pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jodi Norton ss........... 2 3 1 2 2 0 4 1 0

Emi Snow rf.............. 4 1 4 4 0 0 1 0 0

Andrea Ramirez dp/1b..... 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 1

Daniela Urincho 1b/dp.... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Tracee Hoch 2b........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Angeline Quiocho 3b...... 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 2 0

Monica Gonzales cf....... 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

Christina Gwyn p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 24 10 11 10 4 2 21 6 3

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 210 000 0 - 3 10 1

Brigham Young Univer 103 303 X - 10 11 2

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E - ROUTH, M.; RAMIREZ; QUIOCHO. LOB - CS 10; BYU Cougars 3. 2B -

STRICKLAND,J; NIX-CLARK; SNOW 2. 3B - SNOW. HR - NORTON; QUIOCHO. HBP -

CAUSGROVE, S. SH - WHITELEY 2. SF - RAMIREZ. SB - QUIOCHO; GONZALES. CS -

ANDERSON.

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Rebecca Penland..... 4.0 7 7 6 4 1 15 22

Jessica Strickland.. 2.0 4 3 2 0 1 9 9

Kim Klabough........ 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Brigham Young Univer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Christina Gwyn...... 7.0 10 3 3 1 8 32 34

Win - GWYN (13-8). Loss - PENLAND, R. (5-4). Save - None.

WP - GWYN. HBP - by GWYN (CAUSGROVE, S). PB - CAUSGROVE, S.

Umpires - HP: Ray Meibos 1B: Brett Higgins 3B: Bob Marcialis

Start: 7:26 Time: 2 hrs Attendance: 364

Game: BYU_CSU2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 210 000 0 - 3 10 1

Brigham Young Univer 103 303 X - 10 11 2

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Colorado State starters: 6/3b CUSICK, L.; 7/dp STRICKLAND,J; 16/cf MAJAM, A.;

33/lf MUNOZ, A.; 19/1b KLOPPE, J.; 14/p PENLAND, R.; 5/c CAUSGROVE, S; 9/rf

HUERTA, B.; 12/2b ROUTH, M.; 3/ss MASK, R.;

Brigham Young Univer starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON;

18/rf SNOW; 31/dp RAMIREZ; 22/1b URINCHO; 4/2b HOCH; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 24/cf

GONZALES; 11/p GWYN;

Colorado State 1st - CUSICK, L. struck out. STRICKLAND,J doubled.

STRICKLAND,J advanced to third on a wild pitch. MAJAM, A. singled, RBI;

STRICKLAND,J scored. MUNOZ, A. singled; MAJAM, A. advanced to second. KLOPPE,

J. singled; MUNOZ, A. advanced to second; MAJAM, A. advanced to third. PENLAND,

R. struck out swinging. CAUSGROVE, S hit by pitch, RBI; KLOPPE, J. advanced to

second; MUNOZ, A. advanced to third; MAJAM, A. scored. HUERTA, B. struck out

swinging. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 1st - NIX-CLARK grounded out to 2b. WHITELEY popped

up to 1b. NORTON homered, RBI. SNOW doubled. RAMIREZ grounded out to 2b. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - ROUTH, M. grounded out to ss. CUSICK, L. singled.

URINCHO to dp for RAMIREZ. RAMIREZ to 1b for URINCHO. STRICKLAND,J singled;

CUSICK, L. advanced to second. MAJAM, A. popped up to ss. MUNOZ, A. singled,

RBI; STRICKLAND,J advanced to third; CUSICK, L. scored. KLOPPE, J. grounded out

to p. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 2nd - RAMIREZ struck out swinging. HOCH grounded

out to 3b. QUIOCHO walked. GONZALES popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - PENLAND, R. popped up to ss. CAUSGROVE, S singled.

HUERTA, B. singled, bunt; CAUSGROVE, S advanced to second. ROUTH, M. struck out

swinging. CUSICK, L. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 3rd - NIX-CLARK singled. WHITELEY grounded out to

p, SAC; NIX-CLARK advanced to second. NORTON walked. SNOW tripled, 2 RBI;

NORTON scored; NIX-CLARK scored. RAMIREZ to 1b for URINCHO. URINCHO to dp for

RAMIREZ. RAMIREZ flied out to 2b, SAC, RBI; SNOW scored. URINCHO grounded out

to ss. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 4th - STRICKLAND,J reached on an error by 3b, advanced to

third. STRICKLAND,J interference. STRICKLAND,J out at third 3b unassisted.

MAJAM, A. grounded out to 3b. MUNOZ, A. walked. KLOPPE, J. grounded out to p.

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 4th - HOCH flied out to cf. QUIOCHO homered, RBI.

GONZALES singled. GONZALES stole second. NIX-CLARK walked. NIX-CLARK advanced

to second on a passed ball; GONZALES advanced to third on a passed ball.

WHITELEY grounded out to ss, SAC, RBI; NIX-CLARK advanced to third; GONZALES

scored. NORTON walked. SNOW singled, RBI; NORTON out at second cf to 3b;

NIX-CLARK scored, unearned. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 5th - PENLAND, R. struck out swinging. CAUSGROVE, S flied

out to cf. HUERTA, B. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 5th - PENLAND, R. to dp for STRICKLAND,J.

KREUTZMAN, K to cf for MAJAM, A.. STRICKLAND,J to p for PENLAND, R.. RAMIREZ

grounded out to 2b. URINCHO flied out to rf. HOCH grounded out to 1b

unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 6th - ROUTH, M. singled. CUSICK, L. reached on a

fielder's choice; ROUTH, M. out at second p to ss. PENLAND, R. flied out to lf.

KREUTZMAN, K reached on an error by 1b; CUSICK, L. advanced to second. MUNOZ,

A. popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 6th - QUIOCHO singled. QUIOCHO stole second.

GONZALES struck out looking. NIX-CLARK doubled, RBI; QUIOCHO scored. WHITELEY

singled; NIX-CLARK advanced to third. ANDERSON pinch ran for WHITELEY. ANDERSON

out at second c to ss, caught stealing. NORTON reached on an error by 2b, RBI;

NIX-CLARK scored. SNOW doubled, out at third cf to 3b, RBI; NORTON scored,

unearned. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 7th - WHITELEY to lf for ANDERSON. KLOPPE, J. flied out

to rf. KLABOUGH, K. to dp for PENLAND, R.. PENLAND, R. to dp for KLABOUGH, K..

KLABOUGH, K. to p for STRICKLAND,J. KLABOUGH, K. struck out swinging.

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

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