Niki Andersen Gets Second Win by Eliminating Utah

Sophomore Niki Andersen picked up her second win in the MWC Tournament by striking out six Utah batters. BYU will play host San Diego State in the night game starting a 7 p.m.

BYU Ties 2001 School Record with 35th win

SAN DIEGO -- Despite allowing more hits, No. 3 seed BYU (35-16) eliminated No. 4 seed Utah 7-4 from the Mountain West Conference Tournament Friday. BYU will now play No. 1 seed and host San Diego State tomorrow at 10 a.m. MDT. Utah (20-27) won the MWC Tournament last year in Provo.

The Cougars took a quick 1-0 lead after one inning as senior Brooke Cadiente singled to right center with two out to score All-MWC Neta Lei. BYU scored at least one run in the first five innings.

Sophomore Arron Layns doubled to open the second inning as BYU loaded the bases with walks to sophomore Lauren Watson and Lei. MWC Co-Player of the Year Oli Keohohou was walked with bases loaded to score junior Lindsey Gerhauser, who pinch ran for Layns.

Utah opened the third inning with three straight singles, the latter by All-MWC Niki Hayhurst to scored ** Wong. A Cougar error allowed Texie Criddle to score and tie the score at 2-2.

The Cougars responded with a huge three-run third inning with senior Cynthia Fallowfield drawing a walk to start the inning. Layns singled to advance junior Belinda Osborn, who pinch ran for Fallowfield, to third base. Sophmore Milli Jones hit a sac fly to left field to score Osborn.

Watson singled and junior Kate Walker drew a walk to load the bases with Layns on third. Lei knocked a single to right field that scored Layns and Watson and give the Cougars a 5-2 lead. Lei finished the game 1-1 with three RBI and a run while Layns finished the game 3-2 with a runs scored.

Utah scored in the fourth inning off a sac fly from Criddle to score Traci Keller, who opened the inning with a single.

BYU answer the Ute run in the fourth with a double from freshman Ashlyn Russell that scored Cadiente, who opened the inning with a single and give the Cougars a 6-3 lead. Cadiente finished the game 3-4.

Watson opened the fifth inning with a double and reached third thanks to a sac bunt from Walker. Lei hit a sac fly to center to score Watson, who finished the game 3-4 with two runs scored.

Utah tacked on a late run in the seventh as Hayhurst tripled and was brought home with a double from All-MWC Lindsey Wall, but it wasn't enough as the Cougars won 7-4.

Sophomore Niki Andersen (10-5) picked up her second win in the tournament and her tenth win of the season striking out six Utah batters through 6 2/3 innings while allowing only three earned runs.

BYU played San Diego State only once during the year and lost 5-2 in California. The other three games were cancelled due to snow in Provo and rain in San Diego. BYU was eliminated as the host by the Aztecs who were the top seed last season 10-4 despite a grand slam from Cadiente.

Mountain West Conference Softball

Utah vs BYU

May 09, 2003 at Ssan Diego, Calif. (SDSU Field)

Utah 4 (20-27)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WONG 2b.................. 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 2 0

CRIDDLE rf............... 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

HAYHURST 1b.............. 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 0 1

STAHNKE 3b............... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 1

DONNELLY ss.............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

WALL lf.................. 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0

HERNANDEZ dh............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3

THURSTON pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KELLER cf................ 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0

DURRENCE c............... 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 5

PURSELL p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 32 4 12 3 2 6 18 7 11

BYU 7 (35-15)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON rf................ 4 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 0

WALKER ss................ 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

LEI 1b................... 1 1 1 3 2 0 3 0 0

KEOHOHOU cf.............. 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 2

CADIENTE lf.............. 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3

DODDS lf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FALLOWFIELD dh........... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

OSBORN pr/dh............ 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

RUSSELL 3b............... 4 0 2 1 0 1 3 3 3

BARNES pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LAYNS c.................. 3 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 0

GERHAUSER pr............ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JONES 2b................. 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 1

ANDERSEN p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

BOYCE p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 24 7 11 7 7 4 21 5 12

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 002 100 1 - 4 12 1

BYU................. 113 110 X - 7 11 1

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E - KELLER; LEI. LOB - UT 11; BY 12. 2B - WALL; DURRENCE; WATSON; RUSSELL;

LAYNS. 3B - HAYHURST. HBP - FALLOWFIELD. SH - STAHNKE; WALKER; OSBORN;

LAYNS. SF - CRIDDLE; LEI; JONES. SB - WONG; WALL; KELLER; CADIENTE.

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PURSELL............. 6.0 11 7 7 7 4 24 37

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN............ 6.2 12 4 3 2 6 31 35

BOYCE............... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - ANDERSEN (10-5). Loss - None. Save - BOYCE .

HBP - by PURSELL (FALLOWFIELD).

Umpires -

Start: 1 p.m. Time: 2:56 Attendance:

Game notes:

ID-193750

Game: UT-BY5

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Play-by-Play

Mountain West Conference Softball

Utah vs BYU - Play-by-Play

May 09, 2003 at Ssan Diego, Calif. (SDSU Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 002 100 1 - 4 12 1

BYU................. 113 110 X - 7 11 1

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Utah starters: 25/2b WONG; 10/rf CRIDDLE; 7/1b HAYHURST; 17/3b STAHNKE; 24/ss

DONNELLY; 23/lf WALL; 28/dh HERNANDEZ; 3/cf KELLER; 22/c DURRENCE; 33/p PURSELL;

BYU starters: 11/rf WATSON; 5/ss WALKER; 66/1b LEI; 15/cf KEOHOHOU; 3/lf CADIENTE;

7/dh FALLOWFIELD; 25/3b RUSSELL; 19/c LAYNS; 10/2b JONES; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Utah 1st - WONG walked. CRIDDLE popped up to p, bunt. WONG stole second.

HAYHURST struck out looking. STAHNKE grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - WATSON struck out swinging. WALKER grounded out to 3b. LEI walked.

KEOHOHOU walked; LEI advanced to second. CADIENTE singled to right center, RBI;

KEOHOHOU advanced to third; LEI scored. FALLOWFIELD hit by pitch; CADIENTE advanced

to second. RUSSELL struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Utah 2nd - DONNELLY struck out swinging. WALL singled to center field.

HERNANDEZ struck out swinging. WALL stole second. KELLER singled, advanced to second

on the throw; WALL advanced to third. DURRENCE struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - LAYNS doubled to left center. GERHAUSER pinch ran for LAYNS. JONES

struck out looking. WATSON walked. WALKER fouled out to rf; GERHAUSER advanced to

third. LEI walked; WATSON advanced to second. KEOHOHOU walked, RBI; LEI advanced to

second; WATSON advanced to third; GERHAUSER scored. CADIENTE grounded out to 2b.

1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Utah 3rd - LAYNS to c for GERHAUSER. WONG singled to left field. CRIDDLE

singled, bunt; WONG advanced to second. HAYHURST singled, bunt, RBI; CRIDDLE

advanced to second; WONG scored. STAHNKE out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; HAYHURST

advanced to second; CRIDDLE advanced to third. DONNELLY reached on an error by 1b;

HAYHURST advanced to third; CRIDDLE scored, unearned. WALL grounded out to 3b;

DONNELLY advanced to second. HERNANDEZ fouled out to 3b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error,

2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - FALLOWFIELD walked. OSBORN pinch ran for FALLOWFIELD. RUSSELL

fouled out to 1b, bunt. LAYNS singled to left center; OSBORN advanced to third.

JONES flied out to lf, SF, RBI; OSBORN scored. WATSON singled to right field; LAYNS

advanced to second. WALKER walked; WATSON advanced to second; LAYNS advanced to

third. LEI singled to right field, 2 RBI; WALKER advanced to second; WATSON scored;

LAYNS scored. KEOHOHOU reached on a fielder's choice; LEI advanced to second; WALKER

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

Utah 4th - KELLER singled to center field. DURRENCE fouled out to 3b. KELLER

stole second. WONG singled to left field, advanced to second on the throw; KELLER

advanced to third. CRIDDLE flied out to cf, SF, RBI; KELLER scored. HAYHURST fouled

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

BYU 4th - CADIENTE singled to right field. OSBORN to dh. OSBORN grounded out

to p, SAC, bunt; CADIENTE advanced to second. RUSSELL doubled to right center, RBI;

CADIENTE scored. LAYNS grounded out to 2b; RUSSELL advanced to third. JONES popped

up to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 5th - STAHNKE singled to third base. DONNELLY reached on a fielder's

choice; STAHNKE out at second 3b to 2b. WALL struck out swinging. HERNANDEZ popped

up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - WATSON doubled to right center. WALKER out at first 3b to 2b, SAC,

bunt; WATSON advanced to third. LEI reached on an error by cf, SF, RBI; WATSON

scored. KEOHOHOU lined out to ss. CADIENTE singled to right center; LEI advanced to

third. CADIENTE stole second. OSBORN struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error,

2 LOB.

Utah 6th - KELLER fouled out to 2b. DURRENCE doubled down the rf line. WONG

flied out to cf. CRIDDLE popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - RUSSELL singled to center field. BARNES pinch ran for RUSSELL.

LAYNS out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; BARNES advanced to second. JONES popped up

to ss. WATSON singled to center field; BARNES advanced to third, out at home cf to

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

Utah 7th - RUSSELL to 3b for BARNES. HAYHURST tripled down the rf line.

STAHNKE struck out swinging. DONNELLY flied out to cf. WALL doubled to center field,

RBI; HAYHURST scored. HERNANDEZ singled to left field; WALL advanced to third.

THURSTON pinch ran for HERNANDEZ. KELLER walked; THURSTON advanced to second. BOYCE

to p for ANDERSEN. DODDS to lf for CADIENTE. DURRENCE grounded out to p. 1 run, 3

hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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