Homers Rule Split with SUU

Ashlyn Russell homered and for BYU in the Cougars 10-1 victory over Southern Utah Tuesday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Homeruns were plentiful for BYU and Southern Utah as the two teams used eight blasts between the two to split a doubleheader 5-10 and 10-1 Tuesday at Miller Park. The Cougars are now 24-14 on the season.

SUU came from behind to take game one, defeating the Cougars 10-5, with seven runs coming in the sixth inning when the Thunderbirds hit four homeruns off Brooke Boyce-Humbert. SUU had nine hits compared to BYU's seven and had just one error to three for the Cougars.

Corie Jensen (6-7) went the distance on the mound for the Thunderbirds and earned the win. Boyce-Humbert was credited with the loss for BYU. Marci Pratt went 3-4 with one homerun and two RBI to lead Southern Utah and Rodeo Carli added one three-run homer. Le'i led the Cougars with two RBI on 2-4 hitting.

Southern Utah struck first in game one, scoring two unearned runs in the first inning on a single by Amy Sauer. With one out, the Thunderbirds then loaded the bases when Cassie Cresswell reached on an error and the next two batters singled. Neiderhouser then grounded to Urincho who threw to Nix for the out at home. Sauer was the next batter and she knocked a single to right field to score the two runs.

BYU came alive in the second, scoring four runs on four hits, two walks and an error. With runners on first and second, Jodi Norton cleared the bases by sending one deep to right field for a triple. She was sent home by the next batter, Nix, who had a single that hit the left field line. After two walks and a fly out by Andrea Ramirez, Lei hit an infield single that score Nix.

Southern Utah struck back in the third, scoring an unearned run off a hit by Pratt. Cresswell led off the inning with a single and then stole second. Pratt then singled to left center and Whiteley fumbled the ball, giving Cresswell time to reach home from third.

Both teams went without scoring in the fourth and fifth but Southern Utah caught fire in the sixth, scoring seven runs on four homeruns hit to the same spot in left field. The first was a three-run shot by Rodeo Carli off Boyce-Humbert, who replaced Daniella Urincho at the top of the fourth. After a ground out and a walk, the Thunderbirds hit back-to-back-to-back homers, including Pratt's three-run shot and solo dingers by Hall and Niederhouser.

Le'i led off the seventh with a homer to center but Jensen retired three of the next four batters to end the inning and the game.

Boyce-Humber came back strong in the second game, going the distance while giving up only one run on three hits to silence SUU's hot bats.

"Brooke (Boyce-Humbert) gave us a great effort today," BYU coach Gordon Eakin said. "She came out and competed well. She came back in the second game and gave us a great effort."

The Thunderbirds started off game two in much the same fashion they ended game one. Bobbi Jo Merrill took a Boyce-Humbert offering over the center field wall to give the Thunderbirds the first run of the game. SUU finished the inning with two hits before the Cougars got out of the inning.

Monica Gonzales started BYU off in the bottom half of the inning with a single to left. She came around to score when Krystle Chamberlain reached second on two SUU errors. Le'i followed with a double to center field to score Chamberlain. Le'i came in two batters later off a sacrifice fly from Ashlyn Russell. The Cougars finished with three runs in the inning to take a 3-1 lead after the first inning.

SUU drew a walk with one out in the top half of the next inning but it was erased when Jensen hit into a 3-6-4 double play. The Thunderbirds never threatened from there.

Jennifer Whiteley and Jodi Norton both reached base on consecutive walks in the Cougars half of the second before advancing on Tracee Hoch's sacrifice bunt. Whiteley was later thrown out at home plate off a Gonzales sacrifice. Gonzales then stole second and Chamberlain reached on an infield single. She then stole second to put runners at second and third with two out. They were left stranded though when Le'i lined out to end the inning. BYU led 4-1 after the second.

Both teams went scoreless in the third before BYU exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fourth. Hoch started things off with a single and later moved to third on a Thunderbird error. She came into score from a pick-off attempt that sailed past SUU's third baseman. Chamberlain then singled to center to plate Gonzales before going to third on another errant throw while stealing second base. Le'i then cranked her second homerun of the day to give the Cougars their fourth run of the inning. Emi Snow continued the BYU hit parade with a double to left center that just missed going over the fence. Russell followed with a blast over the center field wall to give the Cougars a 10-1 lead before SUU ended the fourth.

BYU held the Thunderbirds scoreless in the fifth to take the win. Boyce-Humber bounced back strong after after her first game struggles, scattering just three hits and one run, to pick up the victory. She improved to 6-2 on the season. Merrill (1-8) took the loss for SUU.

The Cougars will resume conference play Thursday April 13, when they hit the road for a doubleheader at New Mexico. Game times are set for 1 and 3 p.m. respectively.

Southern Utah Univ. at Brigham Young (Game 1)

Apr 11, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Southern Utah Univ. 10 (14-26)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Tiffany Burt ss.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Bobbi Jo Merrill 2b..... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Cassie Cresswell lf...... 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

Marci Pratt c............ 4 2 3 2 0 0 5 0 0

Kortney Hall dp.......... 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

Erin Neiderhauser rf..... 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

Amy Sauar 3b............. 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1

Corie Jensen p........... 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 3

Mandi Eardley pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jentry Johnson 1b........ 2 1 0 0 1 1 7 1 0

Rodeo Carli cf........... 4 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 0

Veronica Villa 2b/ss..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0

Totals................... 31 10 9 9 5 4 21 11 6

Brigham Young 5 (23-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dp.. 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

RAMIREZ, Andrea ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 4 1 2 2 0 1 11 1 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 5

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

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi rf....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

SNOW, Emi cf/c........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

NIX, Cortney c........... 3 1 1 1 0 2 4 0 2

GONZALES, Monica cf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 27 5 7 5 5 5 21 12 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah Univ.. 201 007 0 - 10 9 1

Brigham Young....... 040 000 1 - 5 7 3

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E - Jensen; WHITELEY; LE`I; URINCHO. DP - SUU T-birds 1. LOB - SUU T-birds

6; BYU Cougars 8. 2B - Jensen. 3B - NORTON. HR - Pratt; Hall; Neiderhauser;

Carli; LE`I. SH - Johnson; WHITELEY; SNOW. SB - Cresswell; Pratt 2; NIX.

Southern Utah Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Corie Jensen........ 7.0 7 5 3 5 5 27 34 144

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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URINCHO, Daniella... 3.0 4 3 0 1 2 14 15 69

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke 4.0 5 7 7 4 2 17 22 89

Win - Jensen (6-7). Loss - BOYCE-HUMBER (5-2). Save - None.

Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Jensen 144/84; URINCHO 69/42;

BOYCE-HUMBER 89/50.

Umpires - HP: Ray Meibos 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Steve Rollins

Start: 3:01 Time: 2:30 Attendance: 323

Southern Utah Univ. at Brigham Young (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

Apr 11, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah Univ.. 201 007 0 - 10 9 1

Brigham Young....... 040 000 1 - 5 7 3

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Southern Utah Univ. starters: 21/ss Burt; 22/lf Cresswell; 20/c Pratt; 13/dp Hall;

10/rf Neiderhauser; 19/3b Sauer; 26/p Jensen; 11/1b Johnson; 29/cf Carli; 17/2b

Villa;

Brigham Young starters: 1/dp CHAMBERLAIN; 3/lf WHITELEY; 66/1b LE`I; 25/3b RUSSELL;

19/rf PARAMORE; 18/cf SNOW; 8/ss NORTON; 10/c NIX; 4/2b HOCH; 22/p URINCHO;

Southern Utah Univ. 1st - Burt grounded out to 2b (2-2). Cresswell reached on

an error by p (2-2). Pratt singled to right field (1-1); Cresswell advanced to

second. Hall singled through the left side (2-1); Pratt advanced to second;

Cresswell advanced to third. Neiderhauser reached on a fielder's choice (0-1); Hall

advanced to second; Pratt advanced to third; Cresswell out at home p to c. Sauer

singled to second base, 2 RBI (3-2); Neiderhauser advanced to third; Hall scored,

unearned; Pratt scored, unearned. Jensen struck out swinging (0-2). 2 runs, 3

hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 1st - CHAMBERLAIN flied out to cf (1-1). WHITELEY walked (3-1).

LE`I hit into double play 2b to ss to 1b (3-1); WHITELEY out on the play. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 2nd - Johnson struck out looking (2-2). Carli lined out

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

Brigham Young 2nd - RUSSELL singled to shortstop (1-2). PLATT pinch ran for

RUSSELL. PARAMORE reached on an error by p (0-0); PLATT advanced to second. SNOW out

at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-0); PARAMORE advanced to second; PLATT advanced to

third. NORTON tripled down the rf line, 2 RBI (3-1); PARAMORE scored, unearned;

PLATT scored. NIX singled down the lf line, RBI (2-1); NORTON scored. NIX stole

second. HOCH walked (3-2). CHAMBERLAIN walked (3-2); HOCH advanced to second; NIX

advanced to third. RAMIREZ pinch hit for WHITELEY. RAMIREZ fouled out to rf (0-2).

LE`I singled to shortstop, RBI (2-2); CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second; HOCH advanced

to third; NIX scored, unearned. RUSSELL to 3b for PLATT. RUSSELL reached on a

fielder's choice (1-1); LE`I out at second ss to 2b. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3

LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 3rd - WHITELEY to lf for RAMIREZ. Cresswell walked (3-1).

Cresswell stole second. Pratt singled (3-2); Cresswell advanced to third, scored on

an error by lf, unearned. Pratt stole second. Hall grounded out to 3b (1-2). Pratt

stole third. Neiderhauser grounded out to 3b (2-2). Sauer flied out to lf (2-1).

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - Merrill to 2b for Burt. Villa to ss. PARAMORE lined out

to 3b (1-1). SNOW lined out to ss (3-2). NORTON walked (3-0). NIX struck out looking

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

Southern Utah Univ. 4th - BOYCE-HUMBER to p for URINCHO. KENNEDY to rf for

PARAMORE. Jensen walked (3-1). Eardley pinch ran for Jensen. Johnson out at first 1b

to 2b, SAC, bunt (2-2); Eardley advanced to second. Carli grounded out to 1b

unassisted (2-2); Eardley advanced to third. Merrill lined out to 3b (0-1). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - Jensen to p for Eardley. HOCH singled to center field

(0-0). CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielder's choice (0-1); HOCH advanced to second.

WHITELEY out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-0); CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second; HOCH

advanced to third. LE`I struck out swinging (1-2). RUSSELL grounded out to ss (0-0).

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

Southern Utah Univ. 5th - Cresswell grounded out to 3b (2-1). Pratt flied out

to rf (1-2). Hall reached on an error by 1b (2-2). Clapham pinch ran for Hall.

Neiderhauser fouled out to 3b (1-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - KENNEDY flied out to lf (2-1). SNOW grounded out to ss

(0-0). NORTON walked (3-2). NIX struck out swinging (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 6th - Sauer grounded out to ss (1-1). Jensen doubled to

left center (0-0). Johnson walked (3-0). Carli homered to left field, 3 RBI (1-1);

Johnson scored; Jensen scored. Merrill grounded out to 3b (1-2). Cresswell walked

(3-1). Pratt homered to left field, 2 RBI (1-0); Cresswell scored. Hall to dp for

Clapham. Hall homered to left field, RBI (1-0). Neiderhauser homered to left field,

RBI (2-2). Sauer walked (3-1). Jensen struck out looking (1-2). 7 runs, 5 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - HOCH grounded out to 3b (2-2). CHAMBERLAIN grounded out

to 3b (2-1). WHITELEY grounded out to 2b (2-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 7th - SNOW to c. GONZALES to cf for NIX. Johnson out at

first p to 2b to 1b (1-2). Carli struck out swinging (2-2). Merrill grounded out to

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

Brigham Young 7th - LE`I homered to right center, RBI (1-1). RUSSELL grounded

out to ss (3-2). KENNEDY struck out swinging (2-2). SNOW singled up the middle

(2-2). NORTON struck out looking (3-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. at Brigham Young (Game 2)

Apr 11, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Southern Utah Univ. 1 (14-27)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cassie Cresswell lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bobbi Jo Merrill p/2b.... 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0

Marci Pratt 2b/c......... 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 1

Kortney Hall c/dp........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Erin Neiderhauser rf..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

Amy Sauar 3b............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0

Ashley Christiansen dp/p. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Corie Jensen 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0

Rodeo Carli cf........... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Veronica Villa ss........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 17 1 3 1 1 4 12 7 2

Brigham Young 10 (24-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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GONZALES, Monica rf/cf... 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 2 2 3 0 0 4 2 2

SNOW, Emi c.............. 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0

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

PARAMORE, Paige dp....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0

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

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 2

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

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 19 10 10 8 4 0 15 6 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah Univ.. 100 00 - 1 3 5

Brigham Young....... 310 6X - 10 10 1

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E - Merrill 2; Hall 2; Carli; RUSSELL. DP - BYU Cougars 1. LOB - SUU T-birds

2; BYU Cougars 5. 2B - LE`I; SNOW. HR - Merrill; LE`I; RUSSELL. SH -

GONZALES; RUSSELL; HOCH. SF - RUSSELL. SB - Cresswell; GONZALES; CHAMBERLAIN

2. CS - ANDERSON.

Southern Utah Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Bobbi Jo Merrill.... 3.0 6 8 3 4 0 13 21 35

Ashley Christiansen. 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 6 6 17

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke 5.0 3 1 1 1 4 17 18 93

Win - BOYCE-HUMBER (6-2). Loss - Merrill (1-8). Save - None.

Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Merrill 35/16; Christiansen

17/11; BOYCE-HUMBER 93/59.

Umpires - HP: Clair McBride 1B: Steve Rollins 3B: Ray Meibos

Start: 6:04 Time: 1:44 Attendance:

Merrill faced 4 batters in the 4th.

Southern Utah Univ. at Brigham Young (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

Apr 11, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah Univ.. 100 00 - 1 3 5

Brigham Young....... 310 6X - 10 10 1

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Southern Utah Univ. starters: 22/lf Cresswell; 9/p Merrill; 20/2b Pratt; 13/c Hall;

10/rf Neiderhauser; 19/3b Sauer; 25/dp Christiansen; 26/1b Jensen; 29/cf Carli;

17/ss Villa;

Brigham Young starters: 24/rf GONZALES; 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 66/1b LE`I; 18/c SNOW;

25/3b RUSSELL; 19/dp PARAMORE; 3/cf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 9/p

BOYCE-HUMBER;

Southern Utah Univ. 1st - Cresswell grounded out to 2b (3-2). Merrill homered

to center field, RBI (2-1). Pratt singled up the middle (2-2). Pratt runner left

early, out at first 1b unassisted. Hall reached on an error by 3b (3-2).

Neiderhauser struck out looking (1-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 1st - GONZALES singled to left field (3-2). CHAMBERLAIN reached

on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on an error by cf (2-1); GONZALES scored

on an error by p, unearned. LE`I doubled to center field, RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored,

unearned. SNOW grounded out to 2b; LE`I advanced to third. RUSSELL flied out to rf,

SAC, RBI; LE`I scored, unearned. PARAMORE grounded out to ss. 3 runs, 2 hits, 2

errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 2nd - Sauer walked (3-2). Christiansen struck out

swinging (1-2). Jensen hit into double play 1b to ss to 2b (0-0); Sauer out on the

play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - WHITELEY walked (3-1). NORTON walked (3-2); WHITELEY

advanced to second. HOCH out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-1); NORTON advanced to

second; WHITELEY advanced to third. GONZALES reached on a fielder's choice; NORTON

advanced to third; WHITELEY out at home p to c. GONZALES stole second. CHAMBERLAIN

singled to second base, RBI (1-0); GONZALES advanced to third; NORTON scored.

CHAMBERLAIN stole second. LE`I lined out to 3b (3-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 3rd - Carli singled through the right side (2-2).

Cresswell reached on a fielder's choice (0-2); Carli out at second 1b to ss. Merrill

popped up to 3b (3-2). Cresswell stole second. Pratt struck out swinging (3-2). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - SNOW walked (2-2). RUSSELL out at first 1b to 2b, SAC,

bunt; SNOW advanced to second. PARAMORE lined out to p. WHITELEY walked. NORTON

popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 4th - Hall lined out to ss (1-1). Neiderhauser lined out

to 3b (1-0). Sauer grounded out to ss (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - HOCH singled to left field. GONZALES reached on an error

by p, SAC, bunt, advanced to second; HOCH advanced to third. GONZALES advanced to

third; HOCH scored on an error by c, unearned. CHAMBERLAIN singled to left field,

RBI; GONZALES scored, unearned. CHAMBERLAIN stole second, advanced to third on an

error by c. LE`I homered, 2 RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored. Merrill to 2b. Pratt to c. Hall

to dp. Christiansen to p. SNOW doubled (2-2). RUSSELL homered, 2 RBI; SNOW scored.

PARAMORE singled (1-1). ANDERSON pinch ran for PARAMORE. ANDERSON out at second c to

ss, caught stealing. WHITELEY singled up the middle (0-2). NORTON lined out to 3b

(2-1). HOCH grounded out to 3b (1-0). 6 runs, 7 hits, 3 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah Univ. 5th - GONZALES to cf. PLATT to rf for WHITELEY.

Christiansen struck out looking (3-2). Jensen lined out to ss (3-2). Carli grounded

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

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