Le'i Homers Twice in Split

Ianeta Le'i homered twice and extended her hitting streak to 19 games in Friday night's split with Colorado St. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Ianeta Le'i had a homerun in each game for BYU but it was not enough to keep from splitting a twinbill 2-1 and 3-9 against Colorado State (25-21, 5-11 Mountain West Conference) Friday night at Miller Park. With the split the Cougars (34-17, 9-5 MWC) remained in a second-place tie with Utah in MWC Conference play.

BYU squeaked out the close one in game one over a solid-hitting CSU team. The Rams entered the day as the best hitting team in the conference and No. 30 in the country in runs per game (5.26 RPG). Summer Tobias turned out a strong effort on the mound though to hold CSU to just one run on the game.

The Rams threatened early in the first inning after loading the bases with two outs but Katie Dean grounded out to first to end the threat.

The two teams remained scoreless until the bottom of the second when Le'i rocketed the first pitch she saw over the left field fence to give BYU a 1-0 lead. The Cougars threatened with more damage after putting runners at first and third with only one out, but were unable to capitalize on it.

CSU responded in the third when Tara Harbert came around to score on a Julia Kloppe single. The Rams followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Summer Tobias stuck out Dean though to end the inning.

Andrea Ramirez put the Cougars back on top in the bottom of the inning on a two-out homerun that traveled deep over the center field fence.

The Rams threatened in the top of the fifth after two BYU errors put runners on first and third with just one out. Jodi Norton ended CSU's hopes though after she speared a hard line drive down the third base line and stepped on the bag for an unassisted double play.

The two teams went scoreless the rest of the way to finish off the victory for the Cougars. Le'i continued her torrent hitting streak against MWC foes, finishing the game 2 for 3 with a homerun, her 16th of the season. Ramirez also went 2 for 3 with her fifth round tripper of the year.

Tobias picked up the victory on the mound for BYU to improve to 17-8 on the season. Jaime Strickland (9-14) took the loss for the Rams.

Lauren Cusick sparked a CSU seven-run outburst in the first two innings of game two. The Rams got on the board early and in a hurry in the first inning. Cusick plated two on a single to left off Cougar starter Daniella Urincho. Stacey Leigh followed it up later with a two-run homer to give CSU a 4-0 lead after the first inning.

The Rams added another run in the second when Jennifer Gardner came across the plate on a fielders-choice off the bat of Strickland. Cusick added two more with another single to chase Urincho out of the game after just one and a third innings of work. CSU led 7-0 after two.

Le'i provided some fireworks for the Cougars in the bottom of the fourth when she blasted a Kim Klabough offering over the top of the left field foul pole with room to spare. BYU then threatened with runners on first and second but were unable to advance them before the inning came to an end.

CSU threatened to put more on the board in the fifth, putting two runners on with no outs. Brooke Boyce-Humbert pitched the Cougars out of the jam though to prevent any further damage.They did add a run in the sixth when Tara Harbert scored on a squeeze bunt from Kloppe.

BYU cut the lead to 8-3 with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning. Paige Paramore's sacrifice fly brought Jenna Anderson in to score from third and Le'i crossed the plate after on a single from Emi Snow.

Boyce-Humbert turned in a good performance on the mound for the Cougars to limit the Rams to just two runs over the final five and two thirds innings of play. Lei also extended her hitting to 19 straight games with her homerun in the second game.

Urincho took the loss for the Cougars to drop to 10-7 on the year. Klabough picked up the win for CSU to improve to 14-6 on the year.

BYU will back in action with a double header at Gayle Miller Field tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm when it takes on New Mexico. Cougar seniors Lei, Paramore, Tobias, Boyce-Humbert and Ashlyn Russell will be honored at the conclusion of the second game.

Colorado State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1)

Apr 28, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Colorado State 1 (24-21,4-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HARBERT, T. 2b........... 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 2 0

STRICKLAND,J p/dh........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2

CUSICK, L. 3b............ 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0

KLOPPE, J. 1b............ 4 0 1 1 0 0 11 0 0

LEIGH, S. dh............. 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

DEAN, K. cf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5

KLABOUGH, K. p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WELTY, R. c.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

GARDNER, J. rf........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PADEWAY, R. ss........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0

WISELY, J. lf............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 29 1 7 1 2 3 18 11 9

Brigham Young Univ. 2 (34-16,9-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 0

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 1 2 1 0 0 12 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dh....... 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

NIX, Cortney pr/c....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

PARAMORE, Paige rf/dh.... 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

GONZALES, Monica pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NORTON, Jodi 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2

URINCHO, Daniella ph.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Totals................... 25 2 9 2 2 1 21 13 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 001 000 0 - 1 7 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 011 000 X - 2 9 2

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E - RAMIREZ; HOCH. DP - CSU Rams 2; BYU Cougars 1. LOB - CSU Rams 9; BYU

Cougars 8. 2B - HARBERT, T.; SNOW; PARAMORE. HR - RAMIREZ; LE`I. HBP -

CHAMBERLAIN. SB - PADEWAY, R.; NORTON.

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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STRICKLAND,J........ 5.0 9 2 2 2 0 22 25

KLABOUGH, K......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 7.0 7 1 1 2 3 29 31

Win - TOBIAS (17-8). Loss - STRICKLAND,J (9-14). Save - None.

HBP - by STRICKLAND,J (CHAMBERLAIN).

Umpires - HP: Kevin Davis 1B: Ray Meibos 3B: Clair McBride

Start: 5:06 Time: 2:15 Attendance:

STRICKLAND,J faced 1 batter in the 6th.

Colorado State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

Apr 28, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 001 000 0 - 1 7 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 011 000 X - 2 9 2

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Colorado State starters: 4/2b HARBERT, T.; 7/p STRICKLAND,J; 6/3b CUSICK, L.; 19/1b

KLOPPE, J.; 18/dh LEIGH, S.; 12/cf DEAN, K.; 8/c WELTY, R.; 3/rf GARDNER, J.; 14/ss

PADEWAY, R.; 33/lf WISELY, J.;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 3/cf WHITELEY; 31/ss RAMIREZ; 66/1b

LE`I; 25/dh RUSSELL; 18/c SNOW; 19/rf PARAMORE; 8/3b NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

Colorado State 1st - HARBERT, T. grounded out to p. STRICKLAND,J singled

through the left side. CUSICK, L. singled to right field; STRICKLAND,J advanced to

second. KLOPPE, J. flied out to lf. LEIGH, S. walked; CUSICK, L. advanced to second;

STRICKLAND,J advanced to third. DEAN, K. grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - CHAMBERLAIN singled down the lf line. WHITELEY

fouled out to lf. RAMIREZ hit into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; CHAMBERLAIN out on

the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - WELTY, R. struck out swinging. GARDNER, J. grounded out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - LE`I homered to left field, RBI. RUSSELL grounded

out to ss. SNOW doubled down the rf line. PARAMORE singled up the middle; SNOW

advanced to third. PLATT pinch ran for PARAMORE. NORTON fouled out to 1b. HOCH

grounded out to ss. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - PARAMORE to rf for PLATT. HARBERT, T. doubled down the

rf line. STRICKLAND,J grounded out to p. CUSICK, L. grounded out to 2b; HARBERT, T.

advanced to third. KLOPPE, J. singled to right field, RBI; HARBERT, T. scored.

LEIGH, S. singled to center field; KLOPPE, J. advanced to second. DEAN, K. struck

out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to p. WHITELEY grounded

out to 3b. RAMIREZ homered to center field, RBI. LE`I singled to left field. RUSSELL

walked; LE`I advanced to second. KENNEDY pinch ran for LE`I. SNOW reached on a

fielder's choice; RUSSELL advanced to second; KENNEDY out at third 3b unassisted.

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

Colorado State 4th - LE`I to 1b for KENNEDY. WELTY, R. lined out to 3b.

GARDNER, J. out at first p to 2b. PADEWAY, R. singled up the middle. PADEWAY, R.

stole second. HARBERT, T. walked. STRICKLAND,J grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - PARAMORE singled through the left side. NORTON

reached on a fielder's choice; PARAMORE out at second 3b to 2b. HOCH popped up to

1b, bunt. NORTON stole second. CHAMBERLAIN hit by pitch. WHITELEY popped up to 2b.

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

Colorado State 5th - CUSICK, L. reached on a fielding error by 2b. KLOPPE, J.

reached on a fielding error by ss; CUSICK, L. advanced to third. LEIGH, S. struck

out looking. DEAN, K. singled to shortstop; KLOPPE, J. advanced to second. WELTY, R.

lined into double play 3b unassisted; DEAN, K. advanced to second; KLOPPE, J.

advanced to third; CUSICK, L. out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - RAMIREZ singled to center field. ANDERSON pinch ran

for RAMIREZ. LE`I hit into double play 2b to ss to 1b; ANDERSON out on the play.

RUSSELL walked. NIX pinch ran for RUSSELL. SNOW flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 6th - RAMIREZ to ss for ANDERSON. NIX to c. SNOW to rf.

PARAMORE to dh. GARDNER, J. grounded out to 3b. PADEWAY, R. lined out to 3b.

HARBERT, T. out at first p to 2b to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - PARAMORE doubled to left center. STRICKLAND,J to

dh. KLABOUGH, K. to p for DEAN, K.. NORTON grounded out to 3b. GONZALES pinch ran

for PARAMORE. HOCH popped up to 1b. URINCHO pinch hit for HOCH. CHAMBERLAIN struck

out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 7th - HOCH to 2b for URINCHO. STRICKLAND,J grounded out to 2b.

CUSICK, L. grounded out to ss. KLOPPE, J. grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

Apr 28, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Colorado State 9 (25-21,5-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HARBERT, T. 2b........... 4 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0

STRICKLAND,J dh.......... 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2

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

KLOPPE, J. 1b............ 1 0 0 1 1 1 7 0 0

WONG, J. pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LEIGH, S. c.............. 4 1 2 2 0 1 5 0 2

DEAN, K. cf.............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

WELTY, R. lf............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

HUERTA, B. ph........... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

GARDNER, J. rf........... 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

PADEWAY, R. ss........... 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 3

KLABOUGH, K. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 31 9 13 9 3 6 21 8 8

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (34-17,9-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

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

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

GONZALES, Monica lf..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dh....... 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

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

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

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

SNOW, Emi c/cf........... 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 2

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

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

NORTON, Jodi 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 0

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

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 23 3 3 3 4 5 21 9 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 430 001 1 - 9 13 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 102 0 - 3 3 0

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E - PADEWAY, R.. DP - CSU Rams 1. LOB - CSU Rams 8; BYU Cougars 4. 2B -

STRICKLAND,J. HR - LEIGH, S.; LE`I. HBP - HARBERT, T.. SH - KLOPPE, J. 2;

GARDNER, J.. SF - PARAMORE. SB - STRICKLAND,J.

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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KLABOUGH, K......... 7.0 3 3 2 4 5 23 28

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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URINCHO, Daniella... 1.1 8 7 7 0 2 11 12

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke 5.2 5 2 2 3 4 20 26

Win - KLABOUGH, K. (14-6). Loss - URINCHO (10-7). Save - None.

HBP - by BOYCE-HUMBER (HARBERT, T.).

Umpires - HP: Ray Meibos 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Kevin Davis

Start: 7:58 Time: 2:18 Attendance: 457

Colorado State at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

Apr 28, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 430 001 1 - 9 13 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 102 0 - 3 3 0

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Colorado State starters: 4/2b HARBERT, T.; 7/dh STRICKLAND,J; 6/3b CUSICK, L.; 19/1b

KLOPPE, J.; 18/c LEIGH, S.; 12/cf DEAN, K.; 8/lf WELTY, R.; 3/rf GARDNER, J.; 14/ss

PADEWAY, R.; 10/p KLABOUGH, K.;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dh

RUSSELL; 19/rf PARAMORE; 18/c SNOW; 3/cf WHITELEY; 8/3b NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 22/p

URINCHO;

Colorado State 1st - HARBERT, T. singled down the lf line. STRICKLAND,J

singled to right center; HARBERT, T. advanced to third. STRICKLAND,J stole second.

CUSICK, L. singled to left field, 2 RBI; STRICKLAND,J scored; HARBERT, T. scored.

KLOPPE, J. out at first 1b to 2b, bunt, SAC; CUSICK, L. advanced to second. LEIGH,

S. homered to left field, 2 RBI; CUSICK, L. scored. DEAN, K. struck out, bunt.

WELTY, R. struck out swinging. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - RAMIREZ walked. CHAMBERLAIN lined into double play

3b to 2b; RAMIREZ out on the play. LE`I grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - GARDNER, J. singled down the lf line. PADEWAY, R.

singled to center field; GARDNER, J. advanced to second. HARBERT, T. singled to

third base; PADEWAY, R. advanced to second; GARDNER, J. advanced to third.

STRICKLAND,J grounded out to 2b, RBI; HARBERT, T. advanced to second; PADEWAY, R.

advanced to third; GARDNER, J. scored. CUSICK, L. singled to center field, 2 RBI,

advanced to second on the throw; HARBERT, T. scored; PADEWAY, R. scored.

BOYCE-HUMBER to p for URINCHO. KLOPPE, J. struck out looking. LEIGH, S. popped up to

2b. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - RUSSELL struck out swinging. PARAMORE grounded out

to 2b. SNOW struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - DEAN, K. grounded out to 1b unassisted. WELTY, R.

grounded out to 3b. GARDNER, J. out at first p to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WHITELEY grounded out to ss. NORTON flied out to

lf. HOCH flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 4th - PADEWAY, R. flied out to lf. HARBERT, T. grounded out to

p. STRICKLAND,J singled up the middle. CUSICK, L. lined out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - RAMIREZ flied out to cf. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out

to p. LE`I homered down the lf line, RBI. RUSSELL walked. PARAMORE singled to center

field; RUSSELL advanced to second. PLATT pinch ran for RUSSELL. SNOW reached on a

fielder's choice; PARAMORE advanced to second; PLATT out at third 3b unassisted.

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

Colorado State 5th - GONZALES to lf for CHAMBERLAIN. RUSSELL to dh for PLATT.

SNOW to cf. NIX to c for WHITELEY. KLOPPE, J. walked. LEIGH, S. singled to left

field; KLOPPE, J. advanced to second. WONG, J. pinch ran for KLOPPE, J.. DEAN, K.

flied out to cf. WELTY, R. reached on a fielder's choice; LEIGH, S. advanced to

second; WONG, J. out at third p to 3b. GARDNER, J. walked; WELTY, R. advanced to

second; LEIGH, S. advanced to third. PADEWAY, R. struck out looking. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - KLOPPE, J. to 1b for WONG, J.. NIX flied out to lf.

NORTON grounded out to ss. HOCH struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Colorado State 6th - HARBERT, T. hit by pitch. STRICKLAND,J doubled down the

lf line; HARBERT, T. advanced to third. CUSICK, L. struck out looking. KLOPPE, J.

out at first 1b to 2b, bunt, SAC, RBI; STRICKLAND,J advanced to third; HARBERT, T.

scored. LEIGH, S. struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - RAMIREZ walked. GONZALES grounded out to ss;

RAMIREZ advanced to second. LE`I intentionally walked. KENNEDY to rf for RUSSELL.

PARAMORE to dh. KENNEDY reached on a fielding error by ss; LE`I advanced to second;

RAMIREZ advanced to third. ANDERSON pinch ran for RAMIREZ. PARAMORE flied out to rf,

SAC, RBI; LE`I advanced to third; ANDERSON scored. SNOW singled, RBI; KENNEDY

advanced to second; LE`I scored, unearned. NIX popped up to ss. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1

error, 2 LOB.

Colorado State 7th - RAMIREZ to ss for ANDERSON. DEAN, K. singled up the

middle. HUERTA, B. pinch hit for WELTY, R.. HUERTA, B. walked; DEAN, K. advanced to

second. GARDNER, J. out at first 1b to 2b, bunt, SAC; HUERTA, B. advanced to second;

DEAN, K. advanced to third. PADEWAY, R. reached on a fielder's choice; HUERTA, B.

advanced to third; DEAN, K. out at home 1b to c. HARBERT, T. singled up the middle,

RBI; PADEWAY, R. advanced to second; HUERTA, B. scored. STRICKLAND,J flied out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WELTY, R. to lf for HUERTA, B.. NORTON struck out

swinging. HOCH struck out swinging. RAMIREZ grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

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