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Errors Prove Costly for Cougars

ST. GEORGE -- Three BYU errors and a six-run Southern Utah outburst in the second inning was too much for the Cougars to overcome as they lost, 7-5, Friday, on the opening day of the Thunderbird Classic.

SUU's Kelly Grundy provided the big blow in the bottom half of the second inning, hitting a three-run homerun off starting pitcher Maryon DeWitt-Wallentine (0-1), as the Thunderbirds scored six runs on four hits and one Cougar error.

"We had trouble fielding ground balls," head coach Mary Kay Amicone said. "We made too many mistakes."

The lead was cut in half when the Cougars scored three runs in their half of the fifth inning. Centerfielder Lindsey Hodgen-Kelly hit a two-run homerun after leftfielder Liz Smith had singled with two outs in the inning. Freshman Oli Keohohou reached on an error by SUU's leftfielder and advanced to second on the throw. Junior Liz Boydston doubled to left field, driving in Keohohou, closing the SUU margin to 6-3. The Thunderbirds came right back in the bottom of the fifth and scored a run to go up 7-3.

BYU narrowed the margin by scoring two more runs in the seventh inning on a two-run homerun by Keohohou, but it was too late as SUU (1-0) held off the Cougars (0-1), winning 7-5.

The Thunderbird Classic continues tomorrow, with BYU taking on No. 16 Oregon State at 10 a.m., Saint Mary's at 2 p.m., and OSU again at 4 p.m.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young vs Southern Utah

Feb 02, 2001 at St. George, Utah

Brigham Young 5 (0-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SMITH, Liz lf............ 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0

HODGEN-KELLY,Lindsey cf.. 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf......... 4 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b......... 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0

CADIENTE, Brooke dh...... 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1

HANSON, Mindy 1b......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 1

JOHNSON, M. pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ELLIS, Jackie 2b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3

ERICKSON, Becca ss....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 0

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c.... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1

HOLLAND, Laura c........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

DEWITT-WALLE p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 30 5 9 5 3 3 18 8 7

Southern Utah 7 (1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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STODDARD 1b.............. 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0

MICHIUE ss............... 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0

LEPREY 2b................ 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 2 0

GRUNDY cf................ 3 1 1 3 0 1 4 0 0

BARDSLEY 3b.............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2

CEDERHOLM rf............. 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

HEINEMAN dh.............. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

LEEMAN dh............... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

O'DONNELL c.............. 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0

BINGHAM pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILLIAMS lf.............. 3 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 1

FLINT p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 7 7 6 3 3 21 4 3

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 030 2 - 5 9 3

Southern Utah....... 060 010 X - 7 7 1

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E - ELLIS; ERICKSON 2; WILLIAMS. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 7; SUU 3. 2B -

BOYDSTON; CEDERHOLM. HR - HODGEN-KELLY; KEOHOHOU; GRUNDY. SH - O'DONNELL. SB

- CEDERHOLM. CS - BINGHAM.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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DEWITT-WALLE........ 6.0 7 7 3 3 3 24 28

Southern Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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FLINT............... 7.0 9 5 4 3 3 30 33

Win - FLINT (1-0). Loss - DEWITT-WALLE (0-1). Save - None.

WP - FLINT.

Umpires - Home:Peterson 1st:McBride

Start: 4:00 pm Time: 2:35 Attendance: 101

Game: BYU1