Huge First Inning Games Lift BYU over Drake 12-1, UTEP 6-4

Junior Lauren Watson was named to the NMSU Invite All-Tournament Team and was named the Tournament MVP for her performance. She batted 6-9 (.666), scored five runs, two RBI, one home run, one triple and had two stolen bases in the three BYU wins. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Two huge first inning games lifted BYU (10-6) over Drake 12-1 and UTEP 6-4 in the final two games of the New Mexico State Invitational on Saturday.

"We played well," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "Things started coming together and it was nice to play again."

BYU jumped out to a comfortable 6-0 lead in game one against Drake. Freshman Krystle Chamberlain started the inning off with a triple to centerfield and Belinda Osborn was then walked. Paige Paramore brought Chamberlain and Osborn home off her homer to left field. Lauren Watson continued the hitting with a single to centerfield. Ianeta Le`i was put on base off a walk and Kate Walker hit the second home run of the inning to bring home Le`i and Watson.

The Cougars would add another run by Chamberlain in the top of the second inning off a passed ball by the Bulldogs.

Drake's only run of the game came in the bottom of the third inning to put the score at 7-1.

The BYU offense scored five more runs off of six hits in the top of the fifth, including Walker's second home run of the game, which gave the Cougars the 12-1 victory over the Bulldogs.

BYU's Niki Andersen (5-2) got the win on the mound by pitching a three-hitter in five innings.

Like game one, BYU came out strong against UTEP with another explosive first inning scoring five runs.

Chamberlain led off the inning with a bunt and was later brought home off a single from Watson. Later in the inning Young hit her first home run of the season over left field to score Ashlyn Russell and Watson, who both had singled previously.

UTEP, in its inaugural softball season, got its first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. BYU answered and scored in the top of the fifth inning when Le`i was walked with bases loaded to score Lindsey Gerhauser (pinch runner).

The UTEP offense rallied back and was able to score three more runs in the game, one in the bottom of the sixth and two in the seventh. But it wasn't enough as BYU ran away with the 6-4 win.

Pitching the second game was BYU pitcher Ariel Capra (2-1) who picked up her second win of the season pitching the entire seven innings.

Overall on the weekend, BYU nailed seven home runs, captured two doubles and two triples, stole seven bases, and had nine players hit .300 or better in the three games of the NMSU Invite.

Junior Lauren Watson made the NMSU Invite All-Tournament Team and was named the Tournament MVP with her 6-9 (.666) batting. She also scored five runs, had two RBI, hit one home run, one triple, stole two bases, and had eight putouts in the three games played.

Teammate Young also had a great offensive weekend hitting 100 percent (4-4) and scoring two runs and three RBI in the tournament.

The other seven BYU players batting .300 or better included Chamberlain 5-9 (.555), Osborn 3-9 (.333), Milli Jones 1-2 (.500), Paramore 3-9 (.333), Debbie Dodds 3-7 (.429), Kate Walker 3-10 (.300) and Jodi Norton 2-6 (.333)

Up next for the Cougars is the San Diego Tournament March 18-20. BYU will face the host school San Diego, Dartmouth, Central Connecticut State, UC Riverside (for the second time) and Indiana.

Brigham Young vs Drake University

Mar 13, 2004 at Las Cruces, N.M. (Presley Askew Field)

Brigham Young 12 (9-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

OSBORN, Belinda lf....... 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

DODDS, Debbie ph........ 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige c........ 4 1 2 4 0 0 3 1 0

WATSON, Lauren rf........ 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

JONES, Milli ph......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey ph... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

YOUNG, Crystal 1b....... 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 3 2 2 5 0 0 3 2 0

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 28 12 14 10 4 1 15 6 5

Drake University 1 (9-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Larry, L. ss............. 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

DeShaw, K. lf............ 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Wilkin, J. rf............ 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Wood, N. c............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

Wappler, K. 1b........... 2 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 0

Smith, L. 2b............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 3

Hajduk, E. cf............ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Desjarlais,J 3b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

Daniles, M. dh........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Hicks, J. p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nurse, J. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 20 1 3 1 1 3 15 8 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 610 05 - 12 14 3

Drake University.... 001 00 - 1 3 1

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E - LE`I 2; NORTON; Hajduk, E.. DP - Drake 1. LOB - BYU 5; Drake 6. 2B -

PARAMORE. 3B - CHAMBERLAIN. HR - PARAMORE; WALKER 2. HBP - Larry, L.. SB -

WATSON.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 5.0 3 1 1 1 3 20 22

Drake University IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hicks, J............ 1.0 4 6 6 2 1 7 9

Nurse, J............ 4.0 10 6 2 2 0 21 23

Win - ANDERSEN (5-2). Loss - Hicks, J. (). Save - None.

WP - Nurse, J.. HBP - by ANDERSEN (Larry, L.). PB - Wood, N..

Umpires - HP: Rosalez 1B: Padilla

Start: 9:00 am Time: 1:35 Attendance: 63

Game notes:

ID-250280

Game: DRAKE

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 610 05 - 12 14 3

Drake University.... 001 00 - 1 3 1

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

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

WHITELEY; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Drake University starters: 1/ss Larry, L.; 3/lf DeShaw, K.; 7/rf Wilkin, J.;

23/c Wood, N.; 16/1b Wappler, K.; 24/2b Smith, L.; 2/cf Hajduk, E.; 6/3b

Desjarlais,J; 20/dh Daniles, M.; 18/p Hicks, J.;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN tripled to center field. OSBORN walked. PARAMORE homered to

left field, 3 RBI; OSBORN scored; CHAMBERLAIN scored. WATSON singled to

center field. RUSSELL popped up to 1b. WATSON stole second. LE`I walked.

WALKER homered to left field, 3 RBI; LE`I scored; WATSON scored. NORTON

struck out swinging. WHITELEY flied out to cf. 6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Drake University - inning 1

Larry, L. grounded out to 2b. DeShaw, K. reached on an error by 3b.

Wilkin, J. reached on a fielder's choice; DeShaw, K. out at second p to

ss. Wood, N. flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

Nurse, J. to p for Hicks, J.. CHAMBERLAIN singled to second base. OSBORN

singled to right field; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second. PARAMORE out at

first p to 2b; OSBORN advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third.

OSBORN advanced to third; CHAMBERLAIN scored on a passed ball, unearned.

WATSON walked. RUSSELL lined into double play 2b to 1b; WATSON out on the

play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Drake University - inning 2

Wappler, K. singled to right field. Smith, L. reached on an error by ss;

Wappler, K. advanced to second. Wappler, K. out at second c to 2b, picked

off. Hajduk, E. reached on a fielder's choice; Smith, L. out at second p

to ss. Desjarlais,J popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

LE`I grounded out to 2b. WALKER grounded out to 1b unassisted. NORTON

singled to center field. WHITELEY grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Drake University - inning 3

Daniles, M. flied out to cf. Larry, L. hit by pitch. DeShaw, K. singled,

bunt; Larry, L. advanced to second. Wilkin, J. singled to center field,

RBI; DeShaw, K. advanced to second; Larry, L. scored. Wood, N. reached on

an error by 3b; Wilkin, J. advanced to second; DeShaw, K. advanced to

third. Wappler, K. struck out swinging. Smith, L. struck out swinging. 1

run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

CHAMBERLAIN singled, bunt. OSBORN grounded out to p unassisted. PARAMORE

reached on a fielder's choice; CHAMBERLAIN out at second 3b to 2b. WATSON

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

Drake University - inning 4

RUSSELL to 3b. YOUNG to 1b for LE`I. Hajduk, E. grounded out to 2b.

Desjarlais,J flied out to rf. Daniles, M. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

RUSSELL grounded out to 2b. YOUNG singled, advanced to second on an error

by cf. WALKER homered to center field, 2 RBI; YOUNG scored. NORTON

walked. WHITELEY lined out to ss. CHAMBERLAIN singled to center field,

advanced to third; NORTON scored, unearned. DODDS pinch hit for OSBORN.

DODDS singled to third base, RBI; CHAMBERLAIN scored, unearned. DODDS

advanced to second on a wild pitch. PARAMORE doubled to right field, RBI;

DODDS scored, unearned. JONES, M. pinch hit for WATSON. JONES, M. singled

to right field; PARAMORE advanced to third. GERHAUSER pinch hit for RUSSELL.

GERHAUSER grounded out to 3b. 5 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Drake University - inning 5

DODDS to cf. RUSSELL to 3b for GERHAUSER. WHITELEY to lf. Larry, L. flied

out to lf. DeShaw, K. walked. Wilkin, J. flied out to lf. Wood, N.

reached on a fielder's choice; DeShaw, K. out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young vs Texas-El Paso

Mar 13, 2004 at Las Cruces, N.M. (Presley Askew Field)

Brigham Young 6 (10-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

LE`I, Ianeta ph......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

OSBORN, Belinda lf....... 4 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

JONES, Milli rf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 3

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

YOUNG, Crystal 1b........ 2 1 2 3 2 0 9 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

CAPRA, Ariel p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 29 6 9 5 6 2 21 15 10

Texas-El Paso 4 (4-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Joiner, L. lf............ 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Pridgen, L. 3b........... 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 0

Hannum, S. rf............ 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0

Cooper, C. pr........... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Davis, J. 1b............. 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 3

Emmons, D. c............. 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0

Sjostrom, K. pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Garcia, J. 2b............ 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

Whiteaker, M dh.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Hardy, K. ss............. 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 2

Borjas, G. cf............ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

DiPuccio, R. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Simmons, M. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 27 4 7 2 4 1 21 8 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 500 010 0 - 6 9 3

Texas-El Paso....... 000 101 2 - 4 7 1

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E - WALKER; YOUNG; NORTON; DiPuccio, R.. LOB - BYU 10; UTEP 8. 2B - Garcia,

J.. 3B - WATSON. HR - YOUNG. HBP - Emmons, D.. SH - PARAMORE; NORTON;

Garcia, J.. SB - WATSON; Pridgen, L..

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CAPRA, Ariel........ 7.0 7 4 3 4 1 27 33

Texas-El Paso IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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DiPuccio, R......... 1.0 4 5 1 1 0 7 9

Simmons, M.......... 6.0 5 1 1 5 2 22 28

Win - CAPRA (2-1). Loss - DiPuccio, R. (4-5). Save - None.

WP - CAPRA; DiPuccio, R.. HBP - by CAPRA (Emmons, D.). PB - Emmons, D..

Umpires - HP: Padilla 1B: Rosalez

Start: 11:00 am Time: 2:20 Attendance: 68

Game notes:

ID-250128

Game: UTEP

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 500 010 0 - 6 9 3

Texas-El Paso....... 000 101 2 - 4 7 1

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

WATSON; 5/2b WALKER; 25/3b RUSSELL; 23/1b YOUNG; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf

DODDS; 2/p CAPRA;

Texas-El Paso starters: 5/lf Joiner, L.; 2/3b Pridgen, L.; 20/rf Hannum, S.;

8/1b Davis, J.; 13/c Emmons, D.; 3/2b Garcia, J.; 9/dh Whiteaker, M; 0/ss

Hardy, K.; 1/cf Borjas, G.; 17/p DiPuccio, R.;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN singled, bunt. OSBORN reached on an error by p; CHAMBERLAIN

advanced to second. PARAMORE out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; OSBORN

advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. WATSON singled to

shortstop, RBI; OSBORN advanced to third; CHAMBERLAIN scored. WATSON

stole second. WALKER lined out to rf. RUSSELL singled to left field, RBI;

WATSON advanced to third; OSBORN scored, unearned. RUSSELL advanced to

second on a wild pitch. YOUNG homered to left field, 3 RBI, unearned;

RUSSELL scored, unearned; WATSON scored, unearned. NORTON walked. DODDS

grounded out to 3b. 5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Texas-El Paso - inning 1

Joiner, L. flied out to lf. Pridgen, L. flied out to cf. Hannum, S.

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

Brigham Young - inning 2

Simmons, M. to p for DiPuccio, R.. CHAMBERLAIN flied out to rf. OSBORN

struck out swinging. PARAMORE singled to left field. WATSON singled to

right field; PARAMORE advanced to second. WALKER fouled out to 3b. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Texas-El Paso - inning 2

Davis, J. walked. Emmons, D. popped up to 2b. Garcia, J. out at first p

to 2b, SAC; Davis, J. advanced to second. Whiteaker, M walked. Hardy, K.

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

RUSSELL popped up to c. YOUNG walked. NORTON singled to left field; YOUNG

advanced to second. DODDS fouled out to 1b. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to

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

Texas-El Paso - inning 3

Borjas, G. flied out to cf. Joiner, L. popped up to ss. Pridgen, L.

singled to left field. Hannum, S. singled to center field; Pridgen, L.

advanced to second. Davis, J. grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

OSBORN struck out swinging. PARAMORE lined out to 1b. WATSON tripled to

right field. WALKER grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas-El Paso - inning 4

Emmons, D. grounded out to 2b. Garcia, J. doubled to center field.

Whiteaker, M flied out to lf. Hardy, K. singled to shortstop, advanced to

second; Garcia, J. advanced to third, scored on an error by 1b, unearned.

Borjas, G. grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

RUSSELL walked. GERHAUSER pinch ran for RUSSELL. YOUNG singled to left

field; GERHAUSER advanced to second. NORTON infield fly to p. YOUNG

advanced to second; GERHAUSER advanced to third on a passed ball. DODDS

walked. LE`I pinch hit for CHAMBERLAIN. LE`I walked; DODDS advanced to

second; YOUNG advanced to third; GERHAUSER scored. OSBORN reached on a

fielder's choice; LE`I advanced to second; DODDS advanced to third; YOUNG

out at home ss to c. PARAMORE grounded out to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors,

3 LOB.

Texas-El Paso - inning 5

LE`I to dh. JONES, M. to rf for PARAMORE. RUSSELL to 3b for GERHAUSER.

Joiner, L. grounded out to 2b. Pridgen, L. singled up the middle.

Pridgen, L. stole second. Hannum, S. walked. Pridgen, L. out at second c

to 2b to 3b to 2b, picked off. Davis, J. flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

WATSON flied out to lf. WALKER flied out to cf. RUSSELL flied out to lf.

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

Texas-El Paso - inning 6

Emmons, D. hit by pitch. Sjostrom, K. pinch ran for Emmons, D.. Garcia,

J. reached on a fielder's choice; Sjostrom, K. out at second 2b to ss.

Garcia, J. advanced to second on a wild pitch. Whiteaker, M grounded out

to ss; Garcia, J. advanced to third. Hardy, K. singled to second base,

RBI; Garcia, J. scored. Borjas, G. grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

Emmons, D. to c for Sjostrom, K.. YOUNG walked. WHITELEY pinch ran for

YOUNG. NORTON out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; WHITELEY advanced to

second. DODDS grounded out to ss. LE`I popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Texas-El Paso - inning 7

YOUNG to 1b for WHITELEY. Joiner, L. reached on an error by 2b. Pridgen,

L. walked; Joiner, L. advanced to second. Hannum, S. reached on a

fielder's choice, advanced to second; Pridgen, L. out at second 2b to ss;

Joiner, L. advanced to third, scored on an error by ss. Davis, J.

grounded out to 3b; Hannum, S. advanced to third. Cooper, C. pinch ran

for Hannum, S.. Emmons, D. singled to left field, RBI; Cooper, C. scored.

Garcia, J. grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

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