Early Errors Doom Cougars

Jennifer Whiteley recorded her 42nd hit of the season Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS -- UNLV (28-16-1, 4-0) capitalized on two Cougar errors to score five unearned runs in the first two innings. It would prove to be enough to get the 5-2 win over BYU (20-16, 2-2).

BYU began to chip away at the deficit beginning with Jodi Norton's walk to lead off the fourth inning. With pinch-runner Jana Anderson on first, senior Cortney Nix-Clark and junior Dani Urincho both hit singles to left field. A fielding error allowed Monica Gonzales to reach first and Anderson to score the Cougar's first run of the day. Later in the inning, Jennifer Whiteley drew a bases-loaded walk that brought Urincho in cutting UNLV's lead down to three.

The Cougars appeared to be on the verge of mounting the rest of their comeback in the fifth inning where Rebel pitcher Heather Slettvet got herself into a bases-loaded-and-one-out situation. However, Urincho struck out looking and Gonzales grounded out to Slettvet to end the threat. BYU would not get another chance, as Slettvet and Stephanie Bregante combined to retire eight of the last 11 batters they faced.

BYU hosts cross-town rival Utah Valley State College on Tues., April 10 at 4 p.m. (MST) at Gail Miller Field before heading to Salt Lake City to take on its biggest rival, University of Utah, on Friday and Saturday.

BYU at UNLV

04-07-07 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media)

BYU 2 (20-16,2-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ dh............... 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

WHITELEY lf.............. 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

HOCH 2b.................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

JENKINS ph.............. 2 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 3

SNOW rf.................. 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2

PLATT rf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

NORTON ss................ 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 2

ANDERSON pr............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

QUIOCHO 3b............... 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0

URINCHO 1b............... 4 1 1 0 0 2 6 0 0

GONZALES cf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

ZINANTI ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

GWYN p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 27 2 6 1 7 8 18 8 13

UNLV 5 (28-16,4-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HULL ss.................. 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

FANGONILO 2b............. 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

BOLINGER lf.............. 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0

FEARN 1b................. 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 2 0

MEADE 3b................. 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

BERNARDI c............... 2 0 1 2 0 0 8 1 0

NAKAMURA ph............. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

DE LA TORRE pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PAUS rf.................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

BRIONES ph.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ORDAZ dh................. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

NEWMAN ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FREIGHT cf............... 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1

ROBINSON p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

SLETTVET p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BREGANTE p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 23 5 5 2 2 8 21 7 4

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 200 0 - 2 6 2

UNLV................ 320 000 0 - 5 5 2

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E - HOCH 2; HULL 2. LOB - BYU 13; UNLV 4. 2B - NIX-CLARK. SH - HOCH;

NIX-CLARK; FANGONILO; BRIONES. SB - NIX-CLARK; FANGONILO.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GWYN................ 6.0 5 5 0 2 8 23 27

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ROBINSON............ 3.0 3 2 0 2 3 12 15

SLETTVET............ 1.0 2 0 0 2 2 6 8

BREGANTE............ 3.0 1 0 0 3 3 9 13

Win - BREGANTE (10-6). Loss - GWYN (10-7). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Kevin Davis 1B: George Regopoulos 3B: Bob Shelton

Start: 2:00 pm Time: 2:25 Attendance: 216

Game notes:

ID-507080

Game: BY-LV2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 200 0 - 2 6 2

UNLV................ 320 000 0 - 5 5 2

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BYU starters: 31/dh RAMIREZ; 3/lf WHITELEY; 4/2b HOCH; 18/rf SNOW; 8/ss NORTON;

10/c NIX-CLARK; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 22/1b URINCHO; 24/cf GONZALES; 11/p GWYN;

UNLV starters: 21/ss HULL; 4/2b FANGONILO; 18/lf BOLINGER; 37/1b FEARN; 6/3b

MEADE; 11/c BERNARDI; 3/rf PAUS; 5/dh ORDAZ; 8/cf FREIGHT; 17/p ROBINSON;

BYU 1st - RAMIREZ walked. WHITELEY singled through the right side;

RAMIREZ advanced to second. HOCH out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; WHITELEY

advanced to second; RAMIREZ advanced to third. SNOW struck out. NORTON struck

out, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 1st - HULL singled through the right side. FANGONILO out at first p

to 2b, SAC, bunt; HULL advanced to second. BOLINGER walked. FEARN reached on a

fielder's choice; BOLINGER out at second ss to 2b; HULL advanced to third.

MEADE reached on a fielding error by 2b, advanced to second; FEARN advanced to

third; HULL scored, unearned. BERNARDI singled to center field, 2 RBI; MEADE

scored, unearned; FEARN scored, unearned. PAUS grounded out to 3b. 3 runs, 2

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - NIX-CLARK reached on a fielding error by ss. QUIOCHO struck

out; NIX-CLARK stole second. URINCHO grounded out to 3b. GONZALES grounded out

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

UNLV 2nd - ORDAZ struck out, out at first c to 1b. FREIGHT singled up

the middle. HULL popped up to 1b. FANGONILO singled to right field; FREIGHT

advanced to third. FANGONILO stole second. BOLINGER walked. FEARN reached on a

throwing error by 2b, advanced to second; BOLINGER advanced to third; FANGONILO

scored, unearned; FREIGHT scored, unearned. MEADE grounded out to 3b. 2

runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - RAMIREZ grounded out to 1b unassisted. WHITELEY grounded out

to p. JENKINS pinch hit for HOCH. JENKINS singled to center field. SNOW lined

out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 3rd - RAMIREZ to 2b. JENKINS to c. NIX-CLARK to dh. BERNARDI

grounded out to 3b. PAUS struck out. ORDAZ struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - NORTON walked. NIX-CLARK singled to left field; NORTON

advanced to second. ANDERSON pinch ran for NORTON. SLETTVET to p for ROBINSON.

QUIOCHO struck out. URINCHO singled to left center; NIX-CLARK advanced to

second; ANDERSON advanced to third. GONZALES reached on a fielding error by ss;

URINCHO advanced to second; NIX-CLARK advanced to third; ANDERSON scored,

unearned. RAMIREZ reached on a fielder's choice; GONZALES advanced to second;

URINCHO advanced to third; NIX-CLARK out at home c unassisted. WHITELEY walked,

RBI; RAMIREZ advanced to second; GONZALES advanced to third; URINCHO scored,

unearned. JENKINS struck out. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

UNLV 4th - NORTON to ss for ANDERSON. FREIGHT struck out. HULL struck

out. FANGONILO struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - SNOW walked. NORTON singled to third base; SNOW advanced to

second. BREGANTE to p for SLETTVET. NIX-CLARK out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

NORTON advanced to second; SNOW advanced to third. QUIOCHO walked. URINCHO

struck out looking. GONZALES grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

UNLV 5th - BOLINGER struck out. FEARN grounded out to 3b. MEADE flied

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

BYU 6th - RAMIREZ struck out. WHITELEY walked. HOCH pinch hit for

JENKINS. HOCH lined out to ss. SNOW popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 6th - RAMIREZ to dh. HOCH to 2b. PLATT to rf for SNOW. NIX-CLARK to

c. NAKAMURA pinch hit for BERNARDI. BRIONES pinch hit for PAUS. NEWMAN pinch

hit for ORDAZ. NAKAMURA singled to left field. DE LA TORRE pinch ran for

NAKAMURA. BRIONES out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; DE LA TORRE advanced to

second. NEWMAN flied out to rf. FREIGHT struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU 7th - BERNARDI to c for DE LA TORRE. PAUS to rf for BRIONES. NORTON

walked. NIX-CLARK doubled to left field; NORTON advanced to third. QUIOCHO

popped up to 1b. URINCHO struck out. ZINANTI pinch hit for GONZALES. ZINANTI

flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 7th - No play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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