Emi Snow Hits Walk-Off Home Run

Emi Snow hit two home runs against Idaho State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Junior Emi Snow hit two home runs including the game-winner, leading BYU (17-14) to a 3-1 victory over Idaho State (4-27) in the Cougars' home-opener.

"We were focused for most of the game," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "It was nice to get the win off of a walk-off home run."

Snow broke a 0-0 tie in the third inning with a one-out solo home run. The swat to left field was Snow's seventh of the year. The Bengals squared things up in the fourth with an RBI-single to center field from freshman Whitney Nix.

BYU threatened with runners in scoring position in the sixth, but neither Jodi Norton nor pinch-hitter Shaylyn Jenkins could get a timely hit. The Cougars would get another chance in the bottom of the seventh. Senior Cortney Nix-Clark hit a double to center field, setting the stage for Snow's walk-off two-run shot to right field.

"I feel like I'm getting better," Snow said. "We've been talking about scoring runners, and it was good for me to contribute."

Snow finished the night 2-for-3 with three RBI. With the win freshman Christie Zinanti improved to 6-5, allowing one run on just two hits. Zinanti also fanned five batters.

BYU and Idaho State meet again at Gail Miller Field Saturday at noon.

Idaho State at Brigham Young Univer

Mar 30, 2007 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Idaho State 1 (4-27)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Webb lf.................. 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1

Stachowsky 2b............ 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2

Dixon 3b................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0

Shollenberge dh.......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Jannsen ss............... 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0

Nix 1b................... 3 0 2 1 0 1 10 0 0

Bronson rf............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Keeton ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Antonoplos cf............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Neal ph................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Schmitz c................ 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0

Boughton p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 23 1 2 1 5 5 19 10 7

Brigham Young Univer 3 (17-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WHITELEY lf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

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

RAMIREZ dh............... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

NORTON ss................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0

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

JENKINS ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

URINCHO 1b............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0

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

NIX-CLARK c.............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0

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

ZINANTI p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 24 3 6 3 1 2 21 13 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Idaho State......... 000 100 0 - 1 2 0

Brigham Young Univer 001 000 2 - 3 6 1

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

E - NIX-CLARK. LOB - ISU Bengals 7; BYU Cougars 5. 2B - NIX-CLARK. HR - SNOW

2. HBP - Antonoplos; URINCHO. SH - RAMIREZ. SB - Shollenberge; ANDERSON.

Idaho State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Boughton............ 6.1 6 3 3 1 2 24 27

Brigham Young Univer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI............. 7.0 2 1 0 5 5 23 29

Win - ZINANTI (6-5). Loss - Boughton (3-16). Save - None.

WP - Boughton 2. HBP - by ZINANTI (Antonoplos); by Boughton (URINCHO).

Umpires - HP: Brett Higgins 1B: Ray Meibos 3B: Clair McBride

Start: 6 Time: 1:50 Attendance: 112

Game: BYU_ISU2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Idaho State......... 000 100 0 - 1 2 0

Brigham Young Univer 001 000 2 - 3 6 1

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Idaho State starters: 16/lf Webb; 10/2b Stachowsky; 14/3b Dixon; 12/dh

Shollenberge; 5/ss Jannsen; 2/1b Nix; 8/rf Bronson; 4/cf Antonoplos; 15/c

Schmitz; 20/p Boughton;

Brigham Young Univer starters: 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 4/2b HOCH; 31/dh

RAMIREZ; 8/ss NORTON; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 22/1b URINCHO; 10/c NIX-CLARK; 18/rf SNOW;

14/p ZINANTI;

Idaho State 1st - Webb struck out swinging. Stachowsky grounded out to

2b. Dixon struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 1st - WHITELEY singled. GONZALES grounded out to

3b; WHITELEY advanced to second. HOCH lined out to 3b. RAMIREZ grounded out to

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

Idaho State 2nd - Shollenberge grounded out to 2b. Jannsen struck out

swinging. Nix struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 2nd - NORTON grounded out to ss. QUIOCHO struck out

swinging. URINCHO flied out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Idaho State 3rd - Bronson grounded out to ss. Antonoplos hit by pitch.

Schmitz reached on a fielder's choice; Antonoplos out at second 1b to ss. Webb

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

Brigham Young Univer 3rd - NIX-CLARK grounded out to 3b. SNOW homered,

RBI. WHITELEY grounded out to ss. GONZALES flied out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Idaho State 4th - Stachowsky struck out swinging. Dixon grounded out to

ss. Shollenberge walked. Shollenberge stole second. Jannsen walked. Nix

singled, advanced to second on an error by c, RBI; Jannsen advanced to second,

advanced to third on an error by c; Shollenberge scored, unearned. Bronson

flied out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 4th - HOCH walked. RAMIREZ grounded out to p, SAC,

bunt; HOCH advanced to second. NORTON flied out to lf. QUIOCHO struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Idaho State 5th - Antonoplos flied out to ss. Schmitz walked. Webb

reached on a fielder's choice; Schmitz out at second ss to 2b. Stachowsky

grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 5th - URINCHO hit by pitch. ANDERSON pinch ran for

URINCHO. ANDERSON stole second. NIX-CLARK grounded out to ss. ANDERSON advanced

to third on a wild pitch. SNOW flied out to ss. WHITELEY lined out to 3b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Idaho State 6th - URINCHO to 1b for ANDERSON. Dixon grounded out to 3b.

Shollenberge grounded out to p. Jannsen walked. Nix singled; Jannsen advanced

to second. Keeton pinch hit for Bronson. Keeton grounded out to ss unassisted.

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

Brigham Young Univer 6th - Bronson to rf for Keeton. GONZALES grounded

out to 3b. HOCH singled. RAMIREZ singled; HOCH advanced to second. RAMIREZ

advanced to second on a wild pitch; HOCH advanced to third on a wild pitch.

NORTON flied out to 2b. JENKINS pinch hit for QUIOCHO. JENKINS grounded out to

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

Idaho State 7th - QUIOCHO to 3b for JENKINS. Neal pinch hit for

Antonoplos. Neal grounded out to 3b. Schmitz walked. Webb out at first c to 2b;

Schmitz advanced to second. Stachowsky grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 7th - Antonoplos to cf for Neal. URINCHO grounded

out to ss. NIX-CLARK doubled. SNOW homered, 2 RBI; NIX-CLARK scored. 2 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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