Early Inning Runs Big in Split

Emi Snow had a hand in all of BYU's four runs in a 4-1 victory over Iowa State Friday. Snow drove in three and scored the fourth. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

HOUSTON -- Early inning offense propelled BYU to a split as the Cougars lost to Wichita State, 6-3, before beating Iowa State, 4-1, Friday afternoon at the Crowne Plaza Classic.

BYU (9-4) led both games as it combined for all seven of its runs in innings one thru three. The Cougars lost a heartbreaker in game one to the Shockers on a walk-off, three-run home run. The loss to Wichita State, coupled with Thursday night's defeat against Houston, marked the first time the Cougars have lost consecutive games this season.

BYU got off to a hot start against Wichita State. After Krystle Chamberlain drew a one-out walk, Andrea Ramirez hit her first career home run over the center field fence.

After a scoreless second inning, the Cougars came back with another run in the third. Chamberlain again got on base and used her speed to score from first on a RBI double by Ianeta Le`i. With a 3-0 lead, BYU's offense stagnated as it didn't score again.

Aided by a costly error, the Shockers started their comeback scoring one in the fifth and sixth innings. In the sixth, WSU got a solo home run before it won the game on a walk-off homer in the seventh.

Against Iowa State, the Cougars once again jumped out to an early lead. BYU scored three in the second inning when Emi Snow came up with a two-run single. Ramirez and Stephanie Platt, both on base due to early inning walks, scored on the play. Snow came around later on a RBI single by Cortney Nix to give BYU a 3-0 lead.

The Cougars extended their lead in the fourth when Snow came up with another big hit. Snow laced a RBI single up the middle to score Le`i who reach on an error to lead the inning off.

ISU answered with a RBI single of its own in the top of the fourth. Daniella Urincho limited the Cyclones to the one run on four hits while striking out seven. Urincho pitched a complete game for the victory.

BYU will get a chance to avenge an early season loss when it takes on Texas State Saturday at 10 a.m. (MST). The Cougars' tournament will conclude with a Saturday afternoon game against Rhode Island. First pitch for the second game is slated for noon.

#25 BYU vs Wichita State

Feb 24, 2006 at Houston, Texas (Cougar Softball Stad)

BYU 3 (8-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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GONZALES, Monica cf...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn ph...... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dp.. 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 3 1 1 2 0 1 3 1 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0

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

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

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

NIX, Cortney c........... 2 0 1 0 1 0 6 2 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

Totals................... 26 3 6 3 3 3 19 8 5

Wichita State 6 (6-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Peters cf................ 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0

McGeeney lf.............. 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 3

Barnett p................ 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0

Lynn rf.................. 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

Laky pr................. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Darling c................ 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 2

Schrader pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DeLaRiva 3b.............. 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0

Usher 2b................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1

Guthrie ph.............. 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

Dahlquist dp............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Jones 1b................. 2 1 1 1 0 0 5 0 3

Rios ss.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Totals................... 24 6 6 4 7 6 21 6 9

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 201 000 0 - 3 6 3

Wichita State....... 000 011 4 - 6 6 0

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Note: 1 out, 0 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - GONZALES; HOCH; WHITELEY. LOB - BYU 5; WSU 9. 2B - LE`I; Lynn 2. HR -

RAMIREZ; Guthrie; Jones. HBP - Darling; Jones. SH - Usher. SB - CHAMBERLAIN;

Peters. CS - ANDERSON; Peters.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 6.1 6 6 6 7 6 24 34

Wichita State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Barnett............. 7.0 6 3 3 3 3 26 29

Win - Barnett (3-2). Loss - TOBIAS (5-2). Save - None.

HBP - by TOBIAS (Jones); by TOBIAS (Darling).

Umpires - HP: Amy Wade 1B: Terry Hix 3B: Mike Littlejohn

Start: 11:25am Time: 1:59 Attendance:

Game notes:

Wichita State Mike Perniciaro was ejected in the top of the fourth inning

for arguing.

#25 BYU vs Wichita State - Play-by-Play

Feb 24, 2006 at Houston, Texas (Cougar Softball Stad)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 201 000 0 - 3 6 3

Wichita State....... 000 011 4 - 6 6 0

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BYU starters: 24/cf GONZALES; 1/dp CHAMBERLAIN; 31/ss RAMIREZ; 66/1b LE`I; 19/rf

PARAMORE; 8/3b NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 10/c NIX; 3/lf WHITELEY; 12/p TOBIAS;

Wichita State starters: 12/cf Peters; 7/lf McGeeney; 14/p Barnett; 20/rf Lynn; 5/c

Darling; 55/3b DeLaRiva; 10/2b Usher; 19/dp Dahlquist; 15/1b Jones; 8/ss Rios;

BYU 1st - GONZALES grounded out to 2b. CHAMBERLAIN walked. CHAMBERLAIN stole

second. RAMIREZ homered to center field, 2 RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored. LE`I fouled out

to 2b. PARAMORE singled up the middle. NORTON popped up to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Wichita State 1st - Peters walked. Peters out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. McGeeney grounded out to 3b. Barnett struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - HOCH flied out to lf. NIX popped up to 3b. WHITELEY lined out to

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

Wichita State 2nd - Lynn doubled to left center. Darling reached on a

fielding error by 2b; Lynn advanced to third. Schrader pinch ran for Darling.

DeLaRiva walked; Schrader advanced to second. Usher popped up to ss. Dahlquist

struck out swinging. Jones reached on a fielder's choice; DeLaRiva advanced to

second; Schrader out at third 3b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

BYU 3rd - Darling to c for Schrader. GONZALES struck out swinging.

CHAMBERLAIN singled to shortstop. RAMIREZ struck out swinging. LE`I doubled to right

field, RBI; CHAMBERLAIN. PARAMORE popped up to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Wichita State 3rd - Peters singled to left field. McGeeney struck out

swinging. Peters stole second. Barnett grounded out to 3b. Lynn walked. Darling

reached on a fielder's choice; Lynn advanced to second; Peters out at third 3b

unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - NORTON popped up to 2b. HOCH grounded out to 3b. NIX walked.

WHITELEY flied out to cf to left center. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wichita State 4th - DeLaRiva walked. Usher out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt;

DeLaRiva advanced to second. Dahlquist struck out looking. Jones hit by pitch.

Peters walked; Jones advanced to second; DeLaRiva advanced to third. McGeeney struck

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

BYU 5th - GONZALES fouled out to lf. CHAMBERLAIN out at first p to 2b, bunt.

RAMIREZ popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Wichita State 5th - Barnett walked. Lynn doubled down the lf line; Barnett

advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by lf. Darling popped up to 2b.

DeLaRiva out at first p to 2b to 1b; Lynn advanced to third. Usher grounded out to

2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - LE`I grounded out to 3b. PARAMORE popped up to 1b. NORTON singled

up the middle. ANDERSON pinch ran for NORTON. ANDERSON out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Wichita State 6th - NORTON to 3b for ANDERSON. Dahlquist grounded out to ss.

Jones homered to left center, RBI. Peters struck out looking. McGeeney popped up to

ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - HOCH grounded out to 3b. NIX singled to right field. WHITELEY flied

out to lf. RUSSELL pinch hit for GONZALES. RUSSELL walked; NIX advanced to second.

GONZALES to cf for RUSSELL. KENNEDY pinch hit for CHAMBERLAIN. KENNEDY struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Wichita State 7th - CHAMBERLAIN to dp for KENNEDY. Barnett walked. Lynn

singled to right center, advanced to second on the throw; Barnett advanced to third,

scored on a fielding error by cf. Darling hit by pitch. Laky pinch ran for Lynn.

DeLaRiva popped up to 2b. Guthrie pinch hit for Usher. Guthrie homered to left

center, 3 RBI; Darling scored; Laky scored. 4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Iowa State vs #25 BYU

Feb 24, 2006 at Houston, Texas (Cougar Softball Stad)

Iowa State 1

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Olsen 3b................. 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1

Johnson cf............... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

Killeen c................ 2 1 1 0 1 0 7 0 0

Reichling lf............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

Quade 1b................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0

Cross dp................. 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Tharp ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Bigbee 2b................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1

Akins ss................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Black ph................ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Buehner rf............... 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Ransom p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 24 1 4 1 4 7 18 5 6

BYU 4

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ANDERSON, Jana dp........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0

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

RAMIREZ, Andrea 2b....... 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi rf....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Emi cf............. 3 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 2

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

NIX, Cortney c........... 3 0 1 1 0 2 8 1 0

URINCHO, Daniella p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 25 4 7 4 2 5 21 9 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Iowa State.......... 000 100 0 - 1 4 2

BYU................. 031 000 X - 4 7 0

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E - Bigbee; Akins. LOB - Iowa State 6; BYU 6. 2B - RAMIREZ. SH - PARAMORE.

CS - Johnson.

Iowa State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Ransom.............. 6.0 7 4 2 2 5 25 28

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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URINCHO, Daniella... 7.0 4 1 1 4 7 24 28

Win - None. Loss - None. Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Rodney Smith 1B: Wyman Stevens 3B: James Martarona

Start: 1:48pm Time: Attendance:

Game notes:

Iowa State vs #25 BYU - Play-by-Play

Feb 24, 2006 at Houston, Texas (Cougar Softball Stad)

Score by Innings R H E

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Iowa State.......... 000 100 0 - 1 4 2

BYU................. 031 000 X - 4 7 0

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Iowa State starters: 15/3b Olsen; 18/cf Johnson; 0/c Killeen; 17/lf Reichling; 10/1b

Quade; 7/dp Cross; 5/2b Bigbee; 22/ss Akins; 8/rf Buehner; 6/p Ransom;

BYU starters: 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 2/dp ANDERSON; 66/1b LE`I; 25/3b RUSSELL; 31/2b

RAMIREZ; 19/rf PARAMORE; 18/cf SNOW; 8/ss NORTON; 10/c NIX; 22/p URINCHO;

Iowa State 1st - Olsen struck out swinging. Johnson walked. Johnson out at

second c to ss, caught stealing. Killeen walked. Reichling struck out looking. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging, bunt. ANDERSON singled to third

base. LE`I popped up to 2b. ANDERSON out at first 1b unassisted, runner left early.

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

Iowa State 2nd - Quade struck out swinging. Cross fouled out to 1b. Bigbee

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

BYU 2nd - RUSSELL walked. RAMIREZ walked; RUSSELL advanced to second. PLATT

pinch ran for RUSSELL. PARAMORE out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; RAMIREZ advanced to

second; PLATT advanced to third. SNOW singled to right field, 2 RBI; RAMIREZ scored;

PLATT scored. NORTON reached on a fielding error by 2b; SNOW advanced to second. NIX

singled through the right side, bunt, RBI; NORTON advanced to second; SNOW scored,

unearned. CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging. ANDERSON grounded out to ss. 3 runs, 2

hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Iowa State 3rd - RUSSELL to 3b for PLATT. Akins grounded out to ss. Buehner

walked. Olsen struck out swinging. Johnson grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - LE`I reached on a throwing error by ss. RUSSELL grounded out to 1b

unassisted; LE`I advanced to second. RAMIREZ singled through the right side; LE`I

advanced to third. PARAMORE grounded out to ss; RAMIREZ advanced to second. SNOW

singled up the middle, RBI; RAMIREZ advanced to third; LE`I scored, unearned. NORTON

fouled out to c. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Iowa State 4th - Killeen singled through the left side. Reichling grounded

out to 2b; Killeen advanced to second. Quade grounded out to 3b. Cross singled to

right field, RBI; Killeen scored. Bigbee flied out to cf to right center. 1 run,

2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - NIX struck out looking. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to 2b. ANDERSON

grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Iowa State 5th - WHITELEY to lf for CHAMBERLAIN. Black pinch hit for Akins.

Black singled through the left side. Akins to ss for Black. Buehner reached on a

fielder's choice; Akins out at second p to ss. Olsen struck out swinging. Johnson

grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - LE`I popped up to ss. RUSSELL singled to right center. RAMIREZ

doubled to right center; RUSSELL advanced to third. PARAMORE reached on a fielder's

choice; RUSSELL out at home ss to c. SNOW popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Iowa State 6th - KENNEDY to rf for PARAMORE. Killeen popped up to ss.

Reichling walked. Quade struck out swinging. Tharp pinch hit for Cross. Tharp

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

BYU 6th - NORTON struck out swinging. NIX struck out swinging. WHITELEY to lf

for CHAMBERLAIN. WHITELEY flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Iowa State 7th - Bigbee grounded out to 3b. Akins fouled out to c. Buehner

singled to third base. Olsen struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

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