Deep Ball Sweeps Rebels

Tracee Hoch delivered a huge go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning of game two of BYU's sweep over UNLV. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAS -- Needing a pair of wins on the road to have a chance at winning the Mountain West Conference regular season title BYU delivered a sweep of UNLV Saturday, 10-0 and 12-6.

The wins improve the Cougars to 40-18 (15-5 MWC) and put BYU just one game behind league-leading San Diego State. Should Utah sweep the Aztecs tomorrow, the Cougars would win the regular season title, having the best winning percentage in the league.

"We have ended the season strong," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "To beat a team with as much young talent as UNLV four times in a season is a pretty impressive thing to do."

After the first six Cougars were retired to begin the game, BYU jumped all over the Rebels in the third inning, putting six runs on the board. After Jodi Norton walked, Jennifer Whiteley, Tracee Hoch and Andrea Ramirez hit back-to-back-to-back singles to start the third. Ramirez's single scored Norton and Whiteley.

Up 2-0 with no outs in the third Emi Snow and Ianeta Le`i hit back-to-back homers to put the Cougars up 6-0. Snow's homer was good for three runs while Le`i's was a solo shot.

The Snow-Le`i connection delivered RBI again in the top of the fourth. Snow picked up a RBI single and was followed by a run-scoring double from Le`i. Jodi Norton added a fifth-inning two-run round-tripper to give the Cougars a 10-0 lead.

In the pitchers circle Summer Tobias cruised, allowing only five hits in five innings to pick up the shut out victory.

In game two BYU had to come from behind. UNLV scored two in both the first and third innings to go ahead 4-0. The Cougars came alive in the top of the fourth. After Snow got aboard on a fielding error, Le`i nailed her school-record tying 20th homer of the season to cut the Rebels lead in half. Monica Gonzales added a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 4-3.

Down one in the top of the sixth, BYU needed another big hit. Gonzales tied the score for the Cougars on a RBI ground out. Two batters later, Hoch delivered the big hit, a three-run home run to give BYU a 7-4 lead. The Cougars wouldn't trail after that.

After UNLV scored two runs to cut the BYU lead to 7-6 in the bottom of the sixth, the Cougars added five more runs in the top of the seventh to put the game out of reach. Gonzales delivered a two-run single and scored when Cortney Nix nailed a two-run homer.

The Cougars will return to Las Vegas next week to play in the MWC Tournament. Tournament pairings will be available Sunday evening at the conclusion of the San Diego State-Utah doubleheader. Tournament play begins Thursday.

BYU at UNLV (Game 1)

05-06-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 10 (39-18,14-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 0

SNOW, Emi c/lf........... 3 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 1 2 2 0 0 8 1 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn lf/dp.... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

NIX, Cortney c.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi pr/rf.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

URINCHO, Daniella dp/lf.. 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

PLATT, Stephanie pr..... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

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

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 26 10 10 9 1 3 15 10 2

UNLV 0 (24-34,8-11 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Bolinger, Brittany rf.... 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

Freight, Brittany cf..... 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

Livreri, Maggie ss....... 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

Crisp, Shannon p/dp...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Ordaz, Rosa 3b........... 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0

Paus, Caitlyn 2b......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Fearn, Kendall dp/1b..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2

Bernardi, Bri lf......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

McDonald, Becky 1b/p..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Hillyer, Britney c....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

Totals................... 19 0 5 0 0 2 15 4 4

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 006 22 - 10 10 0

UNLV................ 000 00 - 0 5 3

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E - ORDAZ; BERNARDI; HILLYER. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 2; UNLV 4. 2B - LE`I. HR

- SNOW; LE`I; NORTON. SB - SNOW; FREIGHT.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 5.0 5 0 0 0 2 19 19

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Crisp, Shannon...... 3.0 6 6 6 1 1 15 16

McDonald, Becky..... 2.0 4 4 3 0 2 11 11

Win - TOBIAS (22-10). Loss - CRISP (9-15). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Mike McWillams 1B: Paul Edds 3B: Bob Shelton

Start: 3:05 pm Time: 1:30 Attendance:

Game notes:

BYU at UNLV (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

05-06-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 006 22 - 10 10 0

UNLV................ 000 00 - 0 5 3

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BYU starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 18/c SNOW; 66/1b LE`I; 25/lf RUSSELL; 19/rf

PARAMORE; 22/dp URINCHO; 8/3b NORTON; 3/cf WHITELEY; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

UNLV starters: 18/rf BOLINGER; 8/cf FREIGHT; 15/ss LIVRERI; 24/p CRISP; 5/3b

ORDAZ; 3/2b PAUS; 37/dp FEARN; 11/lf BERNARDI; 16/1b MCDONALD; 20/c HILLYER;

BYU 1st - RAMIREZ struck out looking. SNOW flied out to rf. LE`I popped

up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 1st - RUSSELL to dp. URINCHO to lf. BOLINGER grounded out to ss.

FREIGHT singled to catcher. FREIGHT stole second. LIVRERI flied out to cf.

CRISP flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - RUSSELL popped up to 2b. PARAMORE popped up to 3b. URINCHO

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

UNLV 2nd - ORDAZ grounded out to p. PAUS grounded out to 2b. FEARN

grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - NORTON walked. WHITELEY singled to first base, bunt; NORTON

advanced to second. HOCH singled to first base, bunt; WHITELEY advanced to

second; NORTON advanced to third. RAMIREZ singled to left field, RBI; HOCH

advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third, scored on a fielding error by

lf; NORTON scored. SNOW homered to left field, 3 RBI; RAMIREZ scored; HOCH

scored. LE`I homered to left field, RBI. RUSSELL flied out to cf. PARAMORE

flied out to rf. URINCHO singled through the left side. NORTON grounded out to

3b. 6 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

UNLV 3rd - BERNARDI grounded out to p. MCDONALD grounded out to 2b.

BOLINGER singled to second base. FREIGHT out at first 1b to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - CRISP to dp. FEARN to 1b. MCDONALD to p. WHITELEY reached on a

fielding error by 3b. HOCH struck out. WHITELEY advanced to second on a

throwing error by c. RAMIREZ flied out to cf. SNOW singled to center field,

RBI; WHITELEY scored, unearned. SNOW stole second. LE`I doubled to right

center, RBI; SNOW scored. RUSSELL flied out to lf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors,

1 LOB.

UNLV 4th - SNOW to lf. NIX to c for RUSSELL. URINCHO to dp for NIX. NIX

to c for URINCHO. LIVRERI singled through the left side. CRISP grounded into

double play ss to 2b to 1b; LIVRERI out on the play. ORDAZ singled to right

field. PAUS singled to right field; ORDAZ advanced to third. FEARN struck out

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

BYU 5th - PARAMORE singled to left field. KENNEDY pinch ran for

PARAMORE. NIX reached on a fielder's choice; KENNEDY out at second 1b to ss.

PLATT pinch ran for NIX. NORTON homered to center field, 2 RBI; PLATT scored.

WHITELEY struck out, out at first c to 1b. HOCH grounded out to 3b. 2 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 5th - KENNEDY to rf. BERNARDI grounded out to ss. MCDONALD popped

up to 2b. BOLINGER struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU at UNLV (Game 2)

05-06-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 12 (40-18,15-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

SNOW, Emi lf/cf.......... 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 4 2 2 2 0 0 13 0 1

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dp....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle pr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ANDERSON, Jana pr/dp.... 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0

PLATT, Stephanie pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

GONZALES, Monica lf..... 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0

NIX, Cortney c........... 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 1

KENNEDY, Lindi ph....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 3 1 1 3 1 1 0 5 0

URINCHO, Daniella p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

TOBIAS, Summer p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 29 12 9 12 3 3 21 9 3

UNLV 6 (24-35,8-12 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Bolinger, Brittany rf/lf. 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

Freight, Brittany cf..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Livreri, Maggie c........ 3 3 3 3 0 0 3 1 0

Crisp, Shannon dp/p...... 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

Ordaz, Rosa 3b........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0

Paus, Caitlyn ss......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0

Bernardi, Bri lf/rf...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Nakamura, Sandy ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McDonald, Becky 1b....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0

McSwain, Kendall 2b/ph... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1

von Holst, Lauren ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Robinson, Christie p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 26 6 5 5 1 3 21 10 1

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 304 5 - 12 9 3

UNLV................ 202 002 0 - 6 5 2

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E - NIX 2; HOCH; ORDAZ; MCSWAIN. LOB - BYU 3; UNLV 1. 2B - LE`I; NORTON;

LIVRERI. HR - LE`I; NIX; HOCH; LIVRERI; CRISP. HBP - KENNEDY. SH - PARAMORE;

NORTON; FREIGHT. SF - GONZALES. SB - PLATT; KENNEDY; LIVRERI. CS - RAMIREZ.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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URINCHO, Daniella... 2.1 2 3 1 1 2 9 11

TOBIAS, Summer...... 4.2 3 3 3 0 1 17 17

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Robinson, Christie.. 5.0 4 3 2 2 3 18 21

Crisp, Shannon...... 2.0 5 9 5 1 0 11 15

Win - TOBIAS (23-9). Loss - CRISP (9-16). Save - None.

HBP - by CRISP (KENNEDY). PB - LIVRERI.

Umpires - HP: Paul Edds 1B: Bob Shelton 3B: Mike McWillams

Start: 04:55 pm Time: 2:16 Attendance: 206

Game notes:

BYU at UNLV (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

05-06-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 304 5 - 12 9 3

UNLV................ 202 002 0 - 6 5 2

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BYU starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 18/lf SNOW; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dp RUSSELL; 19/rf

PARAMORE; 8/3b NORTON; 3/cf WHITELEY; 10/c NIX; 4/2b HOCH; 22/p URINCHO;

UNLV starters: 18/rf BOLINGER; 8/cf FREIGHT; 15/c LIVRERI; 24/dp CRISP; 5/3b

ORDAZ; 3/ss PAUS; 11/lf BERNARDI; 16/1b MCDONALD; 13/2b MCSWAIN; 17/p ROBINSON;

BYU 1st - BOLINGER to lf. BERNARDI to rf. RAMIREZ struck out looking.

SNOW struck out. LE`I grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

UNLV 1st - BOLINGER reached on a fielding error by 2b. FREIGHT grounded

out to p, SAC; BOLINGER advanced to second. LIVRERI singled to center field,

RBI; BOLINGER scored, unearned. CRISP grounded out to p; LIVRERI advanced to

second. LIVRERI stole third, scored on a throwing error by c, unearned. ORDAZ

struck out. 2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - RUSSELL flied out to lf. PARAMORE singled to pitcher. PLATT

pinch ran for PARAMORE. NORTON flied out to rf to right center. PLATT stole

second. WHITELEY grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 2nd - PARAMORE to rf for PLATT. SNOW to cf. GONZALES to lf for

WHITELEY. PAUS grounded out to 2b. BERNARDI grounded out to 2b. MCDONALD

singled to right field. MCDONALD advanced to second on a throwing error by c.

MCSWAIN struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - NIX flied out to lf. HOCH struck out looking. RAMIREZ singled

up the middle. RAMIREZ out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 3rd - BOLINGER walked. FREIGHT popped up to 3b, bunt. TOBIAS to p

for URINCHO. LIVRERI homered to left field, 2 RBI; BOLINGER scored. CRISP lined

out to 1b. ORDAZ flied out to rf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - SNOW reached on a fielding error by 2b. LE`I homered to left

field, 2 RBI; SNOW scored, unearned. RUSSELL walked. CHAMBERLAIN pinch ran for

RUSSELL. PARAMORE reached on a fielder's choice; CHAMBERLAIN out at second 2b

to ss. NORTON doubled to right field; PARAMORE advanced to third. GONZALES

fouled out to lf, SF, RBI; PARAMORE scored. NIX grounded out to 3b. 3 runs,

2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

UNLV 4th - PAUS popped up to ss. NAKAMURA pinch hit for BERNARDI.

NAKAMURA grounded out to 3b. MCDONALD grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - BERNARDI to rf for NAKAMURA. HOCH walked. RAMIREZ flied out to

cf. SNOW popped up to 1b. CRISP to p. / for ROBINSON. LE`I reached on a

fielder's choice; HOCH out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

UNLV 5th - VON HOLST pinch hit for MCSWAIN. VON HOLST struck out.

BOLINGER lined out to p. FREIGHT grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - MCSWAIN to 2b for VON HOLST. RUSSELL to dp for CHAMBERLAIN.

RUSSELL reached on a fielding error by 3b. ANDERSON pinch ran for RUSSELL.

PARAMORE reached on a fielder's choice to first base, SAC, bunt; ANDERSON

advanced to second. NORTON out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; PARAMORE advanced

to second; ANDERSON advanced to third. GONZALES grounded out to ss, RBI;

PARAMORE advanced to third; ANDERSON scored, unearned. KENNEDY pinch hit for

NIX. KENNEDY hit by pitch. KENNEDY stole second. HOCH homered to left field, 3

RBI, unearned; KENNEDY scored, unearned; PARAMORE scored, unearned. RAMIREZ

popped up to ss. 4 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

UNLV 6th - NIX to c for KENNEDY. LIVRERI doubled to right center. CRISP

homered to left field, 2 RBI; LIVRERI scored. ORDAZ grounded out to 1b

unassisted. PAUS grounded out to 2b. BERNARDI grounded out to 1b unassisted.

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

BYU 7th - SNOW fouled out to ss. LE`I doubled to left field. ANDERSON to

dp. ANDERSON singled to third base, bunt; LE`I advanced to third. PARAMORE

grounded out to 2b, RBI; ANDERSON advanced to second; LE`I scored. NORTON

walked. NORTON advanced to second; ANDERSON advanced to third on a passed ball.

GONZALES singled up the middle, 2 RBI; NORTON scored; ANDERSON scored. NIX

homered to left field, 2 RBI; GONZALES scored. CRISP to dp. ROBINSON to p. HOCH

grounded out to 3b. 5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 7th - MCDONALD lined out to 1b. MCSWAIN pinch hit. MCSWAIN flied

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

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