Marathon Game Ends in 11-10 Win

Senior Tracee Hoch hit a two-run homer that gave BYU the lead for good. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

FORT COLLINS -- BYU (37-17, 13-3) bounced back from its first loss in 16 games with an 11-10 victory over Colorado State (27-27, 6-9).

Coming off Friday's loss, the Cougars were faced with an initial 45-minute weather delay to the start of the game, a 90-minute lightning delay in the top of the fifth and the loss of what had been a six-run lead midway through the game.

"It's a tribute to the character of our team to not give up through all the delays and adversity that happened today," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "Colorado State is an extremely aggressive opponent on their field, and we could have quit many, many times today but we didn't."

BYU got a quick jump on the Rams with a six-run first inning. Emi Snow's three-run homer, her 15th home run of the season, gave BYU a 3-0 lead. Tracee Hoch, Dani Urincho-Snow and Angeline Quiocho all scored unearned runs to round out the inning.

Allison Majam and Stacey Leigh both hit RBI-doubles in the bottom of the order to cut the Cougars' lead down to four. The score would remain the same until the Rams fired off on a six-run inning of their own in the third.

Ashley Munoz started the rally with a lead-off home run to centerfield. Later in the inning, Shannon Causgrove hit a two-out grand slam that gave Colorado State its first lead of the game at 7-6. Lauren Cusick followed her teammate with a solo shot to left field, putting BYU behind 8-6 heading into the fourth.

Sophomore Andrea Ramirez tied things up for BYU with a two-RBI single in the fifth that scored Snow and Jodi Norton. That's when the lightning set in. After the 90-minute intermission, Hoch hammered a two-run homer to left center to recapture the lead for the Cougars at 10-8. An unearned CSU run in the sixth and a Urincho-Snow dinger in the top of the seventh gave BYU an 11-9 lead going into the bottom of the seventh.

Leigh hit a single up the middle, driving in Cusick for the 11-10 final.

The Cougars head to Orem, Utah to face Utah Valley State on Tuesday. Game time is set for 4 p.m. (MST).

Brigham Young Univ. at Colorado State

May 05, 2007 at Ft. Collins, Colo. (Ram Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 11 (37-17,13-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cortney Nix-Clark c...... 4 1 1 0 0 1 11 0 3

Jennifer Whiteley lf..... 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

Jodi Norton ss........... 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 3 0

Emi Snow rf.............. 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

Andrea Ramirez dp........ 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0

Daniela Urincho 1b....... 3 3 2 1 1 0 5 0 0

Tracee Hoch 2b........... 4 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 0

Angeline Quiocho 3b...... 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 0

Monica Gonzales cf....... 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1

Christina Gwyn p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Christie Zinanti p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 32 11 13 9 4 5 21 8 4

Colorado State 10 (27-27,6-9 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Lauren Cusick 3b......... 2 3 2 1 3 0 1 2 0

Allison Majam rf......... 5 1 2 1 0 3 1 0 2

Chelsey Keola rf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ashley Munoz lf.......... 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 2

Stacey Leigh c........... 4 0 3 2 1 1 5 1 0

Adriana Lira pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Julia Kloppe 1b.......... 4 2 0 0 1 1 5 0 1

Rebecca Penland p........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Cayte Billman p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jessica Strickland dp.... 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 2

Brittany Huerta cf....... 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0

Melissa Routh 2b......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 2

Shannon Causgrove ph.... 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0

Robyn Mask ss............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 33 10 12 10 7 11 21 7 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 600 040 1 - 11 13 2

Colorado State...... 206 001 1 - 10 12 1

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E - NIX-CLARK; HOCH; MAJAM, A.. DP - CSU 2. LOB - BYU 4; CSU 10. 2B - MAJAM,

A.; LEIGH, S.. HR - SNOW; URINCHO; HOCH; CUSICK, L.; MUNOZ, A.; CAUSGROVE,

S. SH - HUERTA, B.. CS - GONZALES.

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

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Christina Gwyn...... 2.0 5 3 3 1 2 10 12

Christie Zinanti.... 5.0 7 7 6 6 9 23 29

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Rebecca Penland..... 2.2 5 6 4 2 4 13 15

Jessica Strickland.. 4.0 8 5 4 2 1 18 20

Cayte Billman....... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - ZINANTI (18-7). Loss - STRICKLAND,J (8-9). Save - None.

WP - STRICKLAND,J. BK - GWYN. PB - NIX-CLARK 2.

Umpires - HP: John Fochi 1B: Hank Carrera 3B: Jeff Sloan

Start: 12:45 Time: 4:25 Attendance: 204

Game notes:

ID-500610

Game: BY-CS2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 600 040 1 - 11 13 2

Colorado State...... 206 001 1 - 10 12 1

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

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

11/p GWYN;

Colorado State starters: 6/3b CUSICK, L.; 16/rf MAJAM, A.; 33/lf MUNOZ, A.;

18/c LEIGH, S.; 19/1b KLOPPE, J.; 14/p PENLAND, R.; 7/dp STRICKLAND,J; 9/cf

HUERTA, B.; 12/2b ROUTH, M.; 3/ss MASK, R.;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - NIX-CLARK singled up the middle. WHITELEY

grounded out to 2b; NIX-CLARK advanced to second. NORTON walked. SNOW homered

to left field, 3 RBI; NORTON scored; NIX-CLARK scored. RAMIREZ popped up to 2b.

URINCHO walked. HOCH singled through the left side; URINCHO advanced to second.

PENLAND, R. to dp. STRICKLAND,J to p. QUIOCHO reached on an error by rf,

advanced to third; HOCH scored, unearned; URINCHO scored, unearned. GONZALES

singled to pitcher, RBI; QUIOCHO scored, unearned. NIX-CLARK flied out to cf.

6 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 1st - CUSICK, L. singled up the middle. MAJAM, A. doubled

to right center, RBI; CUSICK, L. scored. MAJAM, A. advanced to third on a balk.

MUNOZ, A. grounded out to 3b. LEIGH, S. doubled to center field, RBI; MAJAM, A.

scored. LEIGH, S. advanced to third on a passed ball. KLOPPE, J. grounded out

to ss. PENLAND, R. grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - WHITELEY singled to center field. NORTON lined

into double play p to 1b; WHITELEY out on the play. SNOW grounded out to ss.

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

Colorado State 2nd - STRICKLAND,J singled to right center. HUERTA, B.

out at first ss to 2b, SAC, bunt; STRICKLAND,J advanced to second. STRICKLAND,J

advanced to third on a passed ball. ROUTH, M. struck out. CUSICK, L. walked.

MAJAM, A. struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - RAMIREZ popped up to 2b. URINCHO singled up

the middle. HOCH lined into double play 1b unassisted; URINCHO out on the play.

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

Colorado State 3rd - MUNOZ, A. homered to center field, RBI. ZINANTI to

p for GWYN. LEIGH, S. singled up the middle. LIRA, A. pinch ran for LEIGH, S..

KLOPPE, J. reached on a fielding error by c; LIRA, A. advanced to second.

PENLAND, R. struck out. STRICKLAND,J singled to right field; KLOPPE, J.

advanced to second; LIRA, A. advanced to third. HUERTA, B. struck out.

CAUSGROVE, S pinch hit for ROUTH, M.. CAUSGROVE, S homered to right field, 4

RBI; STRICKLAND,J scored; KLOPPE, J. scored; LIRA, A. scored. CUSICK, L.

homered to left field, RBI. MAJAM, A. struck out. 6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - LEIGH, S. to c for LIRA, A.. ROUTH, M. to 2b

for CAUSGROVE, S. QUIOCHO lined out to rf. GONZALES singled through the left

side. NIX-CLARK struck out looking. GONZALES out at second c to ss, caught

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

Colorado State 4th - MUNOZ, A. walked. LEIGH, S. struck out looking.

KLOPPE, J. walked; MUNOZ, A. advanced to second. PENLAND, R. fouled out to lf.

STRICKLAND,J reached on a fielder's choice; KLOPPE, J. advanced to second;

MUNOZ, A. out at third 3b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - WHITELEY singled to right center. NORTON

walked; WHITELEY advanced to second. SNOW reached on a fielder's choice; NORTON

advanced to second; WHITELEY out at third 3b to ss to 3b. SNOW advanced to

second; NORTON advanced to third on a wild pitch. RAMIREZ singled up the

middle, 2 RBI; SNOW scored; NORTON scored. URINCHO reached on a fielder's

choice; RAMIREZ out at second 3b to 2b. HOCH homered to left center, 2 RBI;

URINCHO scored. QUIOCHO walked. GONZALES singled to left center; QUIOCHO

advanced to second. BILLMAN, C. to p for PENLAND, R.. STRICKLAND,J to dp.

NIX-CLARK flied out to cf. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State 5th - HUERTA, B. struck out. ROUTH, M. grounded out to p.

CUSICK, L. walked. MAJAM, A. singled up the middle; CUSICK, L. advanced to

second. MUNOZ, A. grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - PENLAND, R. to p for BILLMAN, C.. KEOLA, C. to

rf for MAJAM, A.. WHITELEY struck out. NORTON struck out looking. SNOW flied

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

Colorado State 6th - LEIGH, S. walked. KLOPPE, J. reached on a throwing

error by 2b, advanced to second; LEIGH, S. advanced to third. PENLAND, R.

reached on a fielder's choice; KLOPPE, J. advanced to third; LEIGH, S. out at

third 3b unassisted. STRICKLAND,J singled through the right side, RBI; PENLAND,

R. advanced to second; KLOPPE, J. scored, unearned. HUERTA, B. struck out.

ROUTH, M. struck out. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - RAMIREZ struck out looking. URINCHO homered to

center field, RBI. HOCH struck out. QUIOCHO singled to right field. GONZALES

flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 7th - MAJAM, A. to rf for KEOLA, C.. CUSICK, L. walked.

MAJAM, A. struck out. MUNOZ, A. walked; CUSICK, L. advanced to second. LEIGH,

S. singled up the middle, advanced to second, RBI; MUNOZ, A. advanced to

second, out at third cf to 2b to 3b; CUSICK, L. scored. KLOPPE, J. struck out.

1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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