Four Go Deep in BYU Sweep Over SUU

MWC Pitcher of the Week Christie Zinanti got her ninth win of the season over SUU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

CEDAR CITY -- BYU improved to 25-16 on the year with a double-header sweep over Southern Utah (18-24) Tuesday. The Cougars beat the Thunderbirds 11-2 and 4-0.

"The most impressive thing today was our pitching again," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "Our pitching was just incredible, and our bats just came alive in the first game and again in the sixth and seventh innings of the last game."

BYU took a 6-0 lead into the seventh inning of the first game where the team exploded for five more runs in the blowout victory. Freshman Angeline Quiocho drew a lead-off walk in the inning, and Monica Gonzales followed with a bunt. Senior Cortney Nix-Clark doubled to left field scoring Quiocho. A Jennifer Whiteley single drove in Gonzales, leaving Nix-Clark and Whiteley on the corners. With the runners still on base, Junior Emi Snow sent her 10th home run of the season into left field.

Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week Christie Zinanti got her ninth win of the season. Zinanti struck out four and allowed just two earned runs.

Three Cougars went deep in the second game of the double-header, as Christina Gwyn pitched six shutout innings on the way to recording her 12th win.

In the sixth inning, senior Jodi Norton hit her fifth home run in her last three games, a two-run shot to left field. Norton's 15th home run of the season matches her previous career-high of 15 home runs in 2006.

Tracee Hoch and Quiocho knocked back-to-back homers to center field in the seventh to cap the Cougars' day.

Gwyn struck out eight and gave up only three hits.

BYU comes back home for a double-header against Colorado State on The Mtn. on Thursday. Games begin at 5 p.m. (MST) and 7 p.m.

Brigham Young at Southern Utah (Game 1)

Apr 17, 2007 at Cedar City, Utah (Kathryn Berg Field)

Brigham Young 11 (24-16)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK, Cortney c..... 5 2 1 1 0 0 5 1 3

JENKINS, Shaylyn c...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 2 0

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Emi rf/cf.......... 5 2 2 5 0 0 1 1 2

RAMIREZ, Andrea dp....... 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

D. SNOW 1b............... 4 0 3 2 1 0 8 0 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 2 4

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

PLATT, Stephanie rf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica cf/3b... 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2

ZINANTI, Christie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 36 11 14 11 5 1 21 13 11

Southern Utah 2 (18-23)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cassie Cresswell cf...... 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1

Rodeo Carli rf........... 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2

Marci Pratt ss........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Karli Jenson dp/1b....... 2 0 1 2 1 0 7 0 0

Erin Niederhauser lf..... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Lindi Kennedy 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2

Bobbie Jo Merrill 1b/dp.. 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 2 2

Caroline Fernandez c..... 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0

Trish Clapham pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McKell Ashton 2b......... 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0

Kristina Brooks p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 23 2 5 2 5 4 21 12 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 002 202 5 - 11 14 1

Southern Utah....... 000 000 2 - 2 5 3

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E - NORTON; Pratt; Kennedy; Ashton. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 11; SUU 8. 2B -

NIX-CLARK; SNOW. HR - SNOW. HBP - WHITELEY. SH - RAMIREZ; Pratt; Jenson;

Ashton. SB - NIX-CLARK; WHITELEY 2; ANDERSON; SNOW. CS - SNOW.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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ZINANTI, Christie... 7.0 5 2 2 5 4 23 31 107

Southern Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Kristina Brooks..... 3.2 5 4 2 3 0 16 21 66

Bobbie Jo Merrill... 3.1 9 7 7 2 1 20 22 78

Win - ZINANTI (9-6). Loss - Brooks (7-13). Save - None.

HBP - by Brooks (WHITELEY). Pitches/strikes: ZINANTI 107/63; Brooks 66/40;

Merrill 78/49.

Umpires - Home:Bobbie Shelton 1st:Marshal Colin 3rd:Terry Balser

Start: 1:00 Time: 2:10 Attendance: 74

Game: SUUBYU1

Game notes:

make up game from March 28

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 002 202 5 - 11 14 1

Southern Utah....... 000 000 2 - 2 5 3

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Brigham Young starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf

SNOW; 31/dp RAMIREZ; 22/1b D. SNOW; 4/2b HOCH; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 24/cf

GONZALES; 14/p ZINANTI;

Southern Utah starters: 22/cf Cresswell; 29/rf Carli; 20/ss Pratt; 15/dp

Jenson; 10/lf Niederhauser; 23/3b Kennedy; 9/1b Merrill; 26/c Fernandez;

27/2b Ashton; 24/p Brooks;

Brigham Young - inning 1

NIX-CLARK grounded out to p (1-1). WHITELEY hit by pitch (1-0). WHITELEY

stole second. NORTON popped up to p (2-2). SNOW lined out to cf (2-0). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 1

Cresswell grounded out to p (2-2). Carli popped up to ss (3-1). Pratt

grounded out to 3b (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

RAMIREZ popped up to 2b (0-1). D. SNOW grounded out to 3b (0-0). HOCH

walked (3-2). QUIOCHO reached on an error by ss (0-0); HOCH advanced to

second. GONZALES singled (1-1); QUIOCHO advanced to second; HOCH advanced

to third. NIX-CLARK popped up to 1b (1-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 2

Jenson grounded out to 2b (0-0). Niederhauser grounded out to 3b (0-0).

Kennedy struck out (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

WHITELEY walked (3-2). NORTON singled to pitcher (1-0); WHITELEY advanced

to second. SNOW doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI (1-1); NORTON scored;

WHITELEY scored. RAMIREZ out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); SNOW

advanced to third. SNOW out at home c unassisted, caught stealing. Jenson

to 1b. Merrill to dp. D. SNOW walked (3-0). HOCH grounded out to p (1-2).

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

Southern Utah - inning 3

Merrill singled to left field (0-0). Fernandez struck out swinging (1-2).

Ashton out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt (2-0); Merrill advanced to second.

Cresswell grounded out to p (3-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

QUIOCHO grounded out to 3b (1-2). GONZALES grounded out to ss (0-0).

NIX-CLARK reached on an error by 3b (0-1). WHITELEY singled to center

field (0-1); NIX-CLARK advanced to second. WHITELEY stole second;

NIX-CLARK stole third. NORTON singled up the middle, 2 RBI (2-2);

WHITELEY scored, unearned; NIX-CLARK scored, unearned. Merrill to p. /

for Brooks. SNOW grounded out to ss (0-0). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 4

Carli walked (3-2). Pratt reached on a fielder's choice, SAC, bunt (0-0);

Carli advanced to second. Jenson out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0);

Pratt advanced to second; Carli advanced to third. Niederhauser grounded

out to 1b unassisted (1-2). Kennedy struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

RAMIREZ grounded out to p (2-2). D. SNOW singled to right field (2-1).

HOCH singled to center field (1-2); D. SNOW advanced to second, advanced

to third on the throw. QUIOCHO reached on a fielder's choice (2-2); HOCH

advanced to second; D. SNOW out at home 3b to c. GONZALES grounded out to

3b (2-1). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 5

Merrill singled down the lf line (0-2). Fernandez reached on a fielder's

choice (1-2); Merrill out at second ss to 2b. Ashton singled to third

base (1-0); Fernandez advanced to second. Cresswell walked (3-1); Ashton

advanced to second; Fernandez advanced to third. Carli grounded into

double play 2b to 1b (0-1); Cresswell out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

NIX-CLARK flied out to lf (3-2). WHITELEY singled, bunt (0-0). NORTON

reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); WHITELEY advanced to second on an

error by 2b, advanced to third on the throw. ANDERSON pinch ran for

NORTON. ANDERSON stole second. SNOW reached on a fielder's choice (0-1);

ANDERSON advanced to third; WHITELEY out at home ss to c. SNOW stole

second. RAMIREZ walked (3-1). D. SNOW singled up the middle, 2 RBI (1-1);

RAMIREZ advanced to third; SNOW scored; ANDERSON scored. HOCH flied out

to cf (1-0). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 6

NORTON to ss for ANDERSON. Pratt popped up to 2b (0-0). Jenson walked

(3-2). Niederhauser reached on an error by ss (0-1); Jenson advanced to

second. Kennedy grounded out to c unassisted (0-0). Merrill struck out

swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

QUIOCHO walked (3-1). GONZALES singled, bunt (0-1); QUIOCHO advanced to

second. NIX-CLARK doubled to left field, RBI (0-0); GONZALES advanced to

third; QUIOCHO scored. WHITELEY singled to left field, RBI (0-0);

NIX-CLARK advanced to third; GONZALES scored. NORTON struck out swinging

(0-2). SNOW homered to center field, 3 RBI (3-2); WHITELEY scored;

NIX-CLARK scored. RAMIREZ grounded out to 2b (1-1). D. SNOW singled to

shortstop (1-1). HOCH lined out to ss (2-2). 5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 7

JENKINS to c for NIX-CLARK. SNOW to cf. PLATT to rf for QUIOCHO. GONZALES

to 3b. Fernandez singled to shortstop (2-1). Clapham pinch ran for

Fernandez. Ashton walked (3-2); Clapham advanced to second. Cresswell

grounded out to p (1-0); Ashton advanced to second; Clapham advanced to

third. Carli walked (3-1). Pratt flied out to cf (2-1). Jenson singled up

the middle, 2 RBI (0-1); Carli advanced to second, out at second cf to ss

to 3b to ss; Ashton scored; Clapham scored. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young at Southern Utah (Game 2)

Apr 17, 2007 at Cedar City,Utah (Kathryn Berg Field)

Brigham Young 4 (25-16)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK, Cortney c..... 4 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0

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

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

SNOW, Emi rf............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea dp/1b.... 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

D. SNOW 1b/dp............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

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

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2

GWYN, Christina p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 28 4 7 4 0 5 21 3 3

Southern Utah 0 (18-24)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cassie Cresswell cf...... 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0

Rodeo Carli rf........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

Bobbie Jo Merrill 1b..... 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0

Karli Jenson 3b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

Erin Niederhauser lf..... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3

Lindi Kennedy ss......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Marissa Gonzalez p....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0

Caroline Fernandez c..... 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0

McKell Ashton 2b......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1

Totals................... 24 0 3 0 3 8 21 4 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 002 2 - 4 7 1

Southern Utah....... 000 000 0 - 0 3 0

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E - D. SNOW. LOB - BYU 3; SUU 6. 2B - RAMIREZ. HR - NORTON; HOCH; QUIOCHO.

SB - Merrill.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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GWYN, Christina..... 6.0 3 0 0 2 8 21 23 101

D. SNOW............. 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 15

Southern Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Marissa Gonzalez.... 7.0 7 4 4 0 5 28 28 83

Win - GWYN (12-8). Loss - Gonzalez (10-8). Save - None.

PB - NIX-CLARK. Pitches/strikes: GWYN 101/61; D. SNOW 15/7; Gonzalez 83/64.

Umpires - Home:Marshal Colin 1st:Terry Balzer 3rd:Bobbie Shelton

Start: 3:40 Time: 1:40 Attendance: 74

Game: SUUBYU2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 002 2 - 4 7 1

Southern Utah....... 000 000 0 - 0 3 0

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Brigham Young starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf

SNOW; 31/dp RAMIREZ; 22/1b D. SNOW; 4/2b HOCH; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 24/cf

GONZALES; 11/p GWYN;

Southern Utah starters: 22/cf Cresswell; 29/rf Carli; 9/1b Merrill; 15/3b

Jenson; 10/lf Niederhauser; 23/ss Kennedy; 13/p Gonzalez; 26/c Fernandez;

27/2b Ashton;

Brigham Young - inning 1

NIX-CLARK flied out to lf (1-2). WHITELEY struck out swinging (2-2).

NORTON popped up to 1b (0-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 1

Cresswell struck out looking (1-2). Carli struck out swinging (1-2).

Merrill struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

SNOW flied out to cf (1-1). RAMIREZ doubled to right field (0-0). D. SNOW

struck out looking (1-2). HOCH grounded out to p (0-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 2

Jenson flied out to cf (3-2). Niederhauser struck out swinging (1-2).

Kennedy grounded out to p (2-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

QUIOCHO struck out swinging (0-2). GONZALES struck out swinging (1-2).

NIX-CLARK struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 3

Gonzalez grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-1). Fernandez popped up to 2b

(2-2). Ashton struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

WHITELEY out at first p to 2b (0-0). NORTON flied out to rf (3-1). SNOW

popped up to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 4

Cresswell struck out swinging (1-2). Carli singled, bunt (0-1). Merrill

reached on an error by 1b (0-0); Carli advanced to third. Merrill stole

second. Jenson reached on a fielder's choice (3-2); Merrill out at second

ss unassisted. Niederhauser popped up to ss (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1

error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

RAMIREZ singled to right center (1-1). D. SNOW popped up to ss (0-2).

HOCH popped up to 1b (0-0). QUIOCHO singled to left field (0-1); RAMIREZ

advanced to second. GONZALES fouled out to 3b (0-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 5

RAMIREZ to 1b. D. SNOW to dp. Kennedy singled to center field (3-1).

Gonzalez popped up to 3b, bunt (0-0). Fernandez struck out swinging

(2-2); Kennedy advanced to second on a passed ball. Ashton walked (3-0).

Cresswell singled to right field (2-1); Ashton advanced to second;

Kennedy advanced to third, out at home rf to c. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

NIX-CLARK popped up to p, bunt (0-0). WHITELEY singled to shortstop

(0-2). NORTON homered to left field, 2 RBI (0-0); WHITELEY scored. SNOW

flied out to rf (1-0). RAMIREZ lined out to cf (0-0). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 6

Carli flied out to lf (2-1). Merrill struck out swinging (0-2). Jenson

walked (3-2). Niederhauser flied out to lf (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

D. SNOW popped up to p (0-0). HOCH homered to center field, RBI (3-2).

QUIOCHO homered to center field, RBI (3-2). GONZALES grounded out to 3b

(1-1). NIX-CLARK grounded out to 2b (0-1). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 7

RAMIREZ to 1b. D. SNOW to p. / for GWYN. Kennedy fouled out to c (1-0).

Gonzalez walked (3-1). Fernandez flied out to cf (2-2). Ashton grounded

out to 2b (1-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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