Hawai`i overcomes BYU 7-3 in Season Opener

Junior Debbie Dodds registered a great performance against the Wahine. Dodds hit 2-3 in the game, scored a run, and knocked in two RBI. She recorded her first home run of the season with a two-run homer in the seventh. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

HONOLULU - In the first match up ever between the two teams, the tournament host Hawai`i (1-0) overcame BYU (0-1) 7-3 in the season opener at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium at the University of Hawai`i.

One highlight for the Cougars came in the bottom of the seventh inning when junior Debbie Dodds hit a two-run homer to bring BYU within four runs, but that was the closest the Cougars got to the Wahine.

The Cougars got down early as the powerful Hawai`i offense scored six runs off of five hits to put BYU down 0-6 after the second inning.

The Wahine played great defense holding BYU scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning.

Junior Debbie Dodds opened the inning with a single and freshman Krystle Chamberlain reached off of a fielder's choice to put Dodds out at second base. Freshman Jennifer Whiteley recorded the first hit of her college career by singling to shortstop advancing Chamberlain to second. Junior second-team Easton All-American Lauren Watson singled down the left field line to bring in Chamberlain, who scored the first run of the game (1-6).

Hawai`i increased its lead by one in the seventh (1-7) making a comeback difficult for the Cougars.

BYU's Dodds came through big by hitting her first home run of the season and second hit of the night. Her two-run homer scored senior Kate Walker who singled to centerfield the play before. Hawai`i held BYU to end the game at 3-7.

Junior Ariel Capra started at the mound for the Cougars pitching 3.1 innings and facing 20 batters. Sophomore Brooke Boyce came in to finish the last 3.2 innings for BYU.

Capra (0-1) picked up the loss and the 2003 WAC Pitcher of the Year Melissa Coogan from Hawai`i, got the win. Coogan pitched all seven innings and struck out seven BYU batters.

BYU will play game two of the Hawai`i Paradise Classic against Oregon State Thursday at 4 p.m. (HT), 7 p.m. (MT) at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Hawai'i at Brigham Young

Feb 4, 2004 at Honolulu, HI (RWSS)

Hawai'i 7 (0-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Uchima, Tracie rf........ 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0

Izumi, Noelle 2b......... 3 2 1 0 0 1 5 0 0

Crowell, April 3b........ 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

Ritter, Stacey 1b........ 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1

Harbert, Tara pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dahlberg, Denise c....... 4 1 2 3 0 0 7 0 1

Ruff, Ashley ss.......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Tausaga, Tyleen dp....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jackson, Marie cf........ 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1

Kahaku, Justina lf....... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Coogan, Melissa p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 31 7 8 5 1 2 21 6 5

Brigham Young 3 (1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Chamberlain, Krystle dp.. 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Osborn, Belinda lf....... 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0

Young, Crystal ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Jones, Milli lf......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Paramore, Paige rf....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Whiteley, Jennifer rf... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Watson, Lauren c......... 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Le`i, Ianeta 3b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2

Gerhauser, Lindsey pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Russell, Ashlyn 1b....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0

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

Walker, Kate 2b.......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1

Dodds, Debbie cf......... 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0

Capra, Ariel p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Boyce Brooke p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 27 3 7 3 1 7 21 11 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Hawai'i............. 420 000 1 - 7 8 0

Brigham Young....... 000 001 2 - 3 7 3

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E - LE`I(1); NORTON(1); WALKER(1). DP - BY 1. LOB - HAWAII 5; BY 5. 3B -

Uchima(1); Dahlberg(1). HR - DODDS(1). HBP - Izumi. SH - RUSSELL(1). SB -

Uchima(1); Izumi 2(2).

Hawai'i IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Coogan, Melissa..... 7.0 7 3 3 1 7 27 29

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Capra, Ariel........ 3.1 6 6 5 1 1 18 20

Boyce Brooke........ 3.2 2 1 0 0 1 13 13

Win - Coogan (1-0). Loss - CAPRA (0-1). Save - None.

WP - CAPRA(1). HBP - by CAPRA (Izumi). Inherited runners/scored: BOYCE 1/0.

Umpires - HP: Leilani Okuda 1B: Roger Javillo 3B: Keith Tanaka

Start: 6:00 PM Time: 1:58 Attendance: 209

Game notes:

8th Hawaii Paradise Classic. Game 1.

Game: PC1

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Hawai'i............. 420 000 1 - 7 8 0

Brigham Young....... 000 001 2 - 3 7 3

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Hawai'i starters: 2/rf Uchima; 1/2b Izumi; 23/3b Crowell; 8/1b Ritter; 6/c

Dahlberg; 12/ss Ruff; 45/dp Tausaga; 27/cf Jackson; 41/lf Kahaku; 32/p

Coogan;

Brigham Young starters: 1/dp CHAMBERLAIN; 18/lf OSBORN; 19/rf PARAMORE; 11/c

WATSON; 66/3b LE`I; 25/1b RUSSELL; 8/ss NORTON; 5/2b WALKER; 20/cf DODDS;

2/p CAPRA;

Hawai'i - inning 1

Uchima singled up the middle. Izumi hit by pitch; Uchima advanced to

second. Crowell singled to left field; Izumi advanced to second; Uchima

advanced to third. Ritter popped up to ss. Dahlberg tripled down the rf

line, 3 RBI; Crowell scored; Izumi scored; Uchima scored. Ruff reached on

a fielding error by 3b; Dahlberg scored, unearned. Tausaga fouled out to

1b. Jackson grounded out to 3b. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN popped up to 2b. OSBORN struck out looking. PARAMORE flied

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

Hawai'i - inning 2

Kahaku singled to left center. Uchima tripled to right center, RBI;

Kahaku scored. Izumi struck out, reached first on a wild pitch. Crowell

flied out to lf. Izumi stole second; Uchima stole home. Ritter grounded

out to 2b; Izumi advanced to third. Dahlberg fouled out to 1b. 2 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

WATSON grounded out to p. LE`I grounded out to ss. RUSSELL struck out. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Hawai'i - inning 3

Ruff flied out to lf. Tausaga grounded out to ss. Jackson walked. Kahaku

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

Brigham Young - inning 3

NORTON walked. WALKER flied out to cf. DODDS reached on a fielder's

choice; NORTON out at second 3b to 2b. CHAMBERLAIN popped up to 3b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawai'i - inning 4

Uchima lined out to ss. Izumi singled to catcher, bunt. BOYCE to p for

CAPRA. Crowell flied out to lf. Ritter grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

OSBORN struck out looking. PARAMORE struck out. WATSON popped up to 2b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Hawai'i - inning 5

WHITELEY to rf for PARAMORE. Dahlberg singled to left field. Dahlberg out

at first 1b unassisted, runner left early. Ruff reached on a fielding

error by ss. Tausaga grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; Ruff out

on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

LE`I singled up the middle. GERHAUSER pinch ran for LE`I. RUSSELL out at

first p to 2b, SAC; GERHAUSER advanced to second. NORTON flied out to rf.

WALKER popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawai'i - inning 6

LE`I to 3b for GERHAUSER. Jackson struck out. Kahaku grounded out to p.

Uchima grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

DODDS singled to first base, bunt. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielder's

choice; DODDS out at second p to ss. YOUNG pinch hit for OSBORN. YOUNG

struck out. WHITELEY singled to shortstop; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to

second. WATSON singled down the lf line, RBI; WHITELEY advanced to

second; CHAMBERLAIN scored. LE`I grounded out to p. 1 run, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Hawai'i - inning 7

JONES, M. to lf for YOUNG. Izumi reached on an error by 2b, assist by 3b.

Izumi stole second. Crowell grounded out to 3b; Izumi advanced to third.

Ritter singled down the lf line, RBI; Izumi scored, unearned. Harbert

pinch ran for Ritter. Dahlberg popped up to ss. Ruff reached on a

fielder's choice; Harbert out at second 2b to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

Ritter to 1b for Harbert. RUSSELL flied out to rf. NORTON struck out

looking. WALKER singled to center field. DODDS homered down the lf line,

2 RBI; WALKER scored. CHAMBERLAIN singled to shortstop. JONES, M. struck out.

2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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