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Ninth Keohohou Home Run Leads BYU to School Record Ninth Straight Win

LAS CRUCES -- All-American Oli Keohohou scored the Cougar's only two runs against Missouri-Kansas City in a tight 2-1 victory to extend the BYU women's softball team's (18-7) win streak to nine, breaking the school record of eight that was set in late March of 2001. BYU avenged the NCAA loss of the men's basketball team a day earlier to beat UConn 9-1 in the early game.

In the first at bat of the game against UMKC, Keohhohou hit a solo home run, her ninth of the season, to help the Cougars take a quick 1-0 lead. The Kangaroos tied it up a 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning. BYU responded in the fifth inning with Keohohou reaching second base off an error. Sophomore Lauren Watson singled to advance Keohohou to third. Watson then proceeded to steal second and was thrown out but it was too late because Keohohou scored from third for a 2-1 lead and freshman Brooke Boyce came in a saved the Cougar win with two solid innings of relief.

Sophomore Niki Andersen (5-3) picked up the win in five innings on the mound.

Against UConn, he Cougars reeled off 12 hits for nine runs to end the game in six innings. The Huskies scored in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. BYU responded as Keohohou got things going in the bottom of first with a single. Junior Kate Walker sacrificed to advance Keohohou to second. Senior Brooke Cadiente singled to right field to score Keohohou as the Cougars tied the score at 1-1.

In the second inning, Ianeta Lei walked and was followed by a Belinda Osborn bunt that she out ran for a base hit. Lei advanced to third and scored on a bad throw by the Huskies, 2-1 BYU lead.

In the fourth inning, freshman Ashlyn Russell singled and junior Lindsey Gerhauser pinch ran for her. Gerhauser advanced to third off a single by Lei. Sophomore catcher Arron Layns hit a sacrifice fly to score Gerhauser. Walker then doubled and Lauren Watson hit a home run, her second of the season, to score both her and Walker and give the Cougars a 5-1 cushion.

In the sixth, Lei led off with a double and was brought home by a double by Belinda Osborn. Keohohou tripled scoring Osborn and was brought home by a Walker single. Walker advanced to second on a wild pitch and was scored by a Watson single, her third RBI of the game and the final run scored as the game by called by the eight-run rule.

Senior Mandy Flint (6-1) pitched five innings and picked up the win while striking out three. Boyce relieved Flint in the top of the sixth inning and gave up no runs.

Commenting on the recent Cougar surge, head coach Gordon Eakin said, "I still think we have a lot of room for improvement, but we are just finding ways to win. We got the job done (against UMKC) defensively and pitching wise. Boyce has been clutch for us out of the bullpen. We are not satisfied and are taking it one game at a time."

The Cougars will finish the weekend tomorrow against New Mexico in a non-conference game at 8 a.m. and will play Texas-San Antonio at noon. The Cougars will open conference play next Saturday against Utah at Gail MIller Field in a doubleheader starting at noon.

GAME 1

BYU Softball

Conneticut at Brigham Young

03/21/03 at Las Cruces, NM

Conneticut 1 (4-11-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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COOK p................... 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1

GURNEY p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAMPEN dh................ 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

SCHETTINI ss............. 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1

D'ANGELO lf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

CASTNER c................ 2 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 1

ARBOGAST 1b.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 2

WATROUS 2b............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1

BRINKWORTH rf............ 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

WARD rf................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RIBEIRO cf............... 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

AUSTIN 3b................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

PERNELL 3b.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 21 1 4 0 4 4 17 7 6

Brigham Young 9 (17-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KEOHOHOU, Oli cf......... 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 4 1 2 3 0 0 5 1 0

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0

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

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

LEI, Ianeta rf........... 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0

OSBORN, Belinda dh....... 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0

LAYNS, Arron 1b.......... 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0

BARNES, Katy 1b......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BOYCE, Brooke p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 9 12 9 2 5 18 9 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Conneticut.......... 100 000 - 1 4 1

Brigham Young....... 110 124 - 9 12 3

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Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - ARBOGAST; WALKER; WATSON; RUSSELL. LOB - UConn 6; BYU 4. 2B - ARBOGAST;

WALKER; LEI. 3B - KEOHOHOU. HR - WATSON. SH - WALKER. SB - OSBORN.

Conneticut IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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COOK................ 5.0 7 5 5 2 4 20 23 -

GURNEY.............. 0.2 5 4 4 0 1 7 7 -

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 5.0 3 1 0 4 3 17 21 -

BOYCE, Brooke....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4 4 -

Win - ANDERSEN (5-3). Loss - COOK (2-4). Save - None.

WP - ANDERSEN. PB - CASTNER 2. Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Earl Ward 2B: Jamie Arrieta

Start: 12:00 pm Time: 2:00 Attendance: 65

GAME 2

BYU Softball

Brigham Young at Missouri-Kansas City

03/21/03 at Las Cruces, NM

Brigham Young 2 (17-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KEOHOHOU, Oli cf......... 3 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1

CADIENTE, Brooke dh...... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

LEI, Ianeta rf........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

DODDS, Debbie rf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

LAYNS, Arron 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia dh. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

JONES, Milli 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1

FLINT, Mandy p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BOYCE, Brooke p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 24 2 5 1 3 3 21 6 7

Missouri-Kansas City 1 (4-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Caldwell dh.............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Clarke cf................ 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

Burger ss................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

Ramsey 3b................ 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1

Kendrick 2b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Thurman c................ 3 0 1 0 0 1 5 1 0

Wiberg lf................ 2 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1

Tanner 1b................ 3 0 2 1 0 0 7 0 0

Allen rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4

Davis p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Totals................... 27 1 6 1 1 6 21 8 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 100 010 0 - 2 5 1

Missouri-Kansas City 000 100 0 - 1 6 1

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E - JONES; Wiberg. LOB - BYU 7; UMKC 6. 2B - Tanner. HR - KEOHOHOU. HBP -

OSBORN. SH - WALKER; WATSON. SB - Kendrick.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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FLINT, Mandy........ 5.0 5 1 1 1 3 20 21 -

BOYCE, Brooke....... 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 7 7 -

Missouri-Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Davis............... 7.0 5 2 1 3 3 24 30 -

Win - FLINT. Loss - Davis. Save - None.

HBP - by Davis (OSBORN). Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Galindo 2B: Rosalez

Start: 5:00 pm Time: 2:20 Attendance: 75

Game: BY-MKC

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Play-by-Play

BYU Softball

Brigham Young at Missouri-Kansas City - Play-by-Play

03/21/03 at Las Cruces, NM

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 100 010 0 - 2 5 1

Missouri-Kansas City 000 100 0 - 1 6 1

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Brigham Young starters: 15/cf KEOHOHOU; 5/ss WALKER; 11/c WATSON; 3/dh

CADIENTE; 66/rf LEI; 25/3b RUSSELL; 18/lf OSBORN; 19/1b LAYNS; 10/2b

JONES; 1/p FLINT;

Missouri-Kansas City starters: 2/dh Caldwell; 3/cf Clarke; 1/ss Burger;

12/3b Ramsey; 32/2b Kendrick; 4/c Thurman; 23/lf Wiberg; 18/1b Tanner;

22/rf Allen; 14/p Davis;

Brigham Young - inning 1

KEOHOHOU homered, RBI. WALKER singled to left field. WATSON out at first

p to c, bunt, SAC; WALKER advanced to second. CADIENTE flied out to lf.

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

Missouri-Kansas City - inning 1

Caldwell singled to shortstop. Clarke popped up to 3b, bunt. Burger

popped up to lf. Ramsey struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

RUSSELL struck out swinging. OSBORN hit by pitch. LAYNS grounded out to

p; OSBORN advanced to second. JONES struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Missouri-Kansas City - inning 2

Kendrick flied out to cf. Thurman flied out to lf. Wiberg singled to

shortstop. Tanner doubled to left field; Wiberg advanced to third. Allen

flied out to rf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

KEOHOHOU singled to center field. WALKER grounded out to 2b; KEOHOHOU

advanced to second. WATSON singled to second base. CADIENTE lined out to

lf. LEI grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Missouri-Kansas City - inning 3

Caldwell flied out to ss. Clarke struck out swinging. Burger flied out to

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

Brigham Young - inning 4

RUSSELL grounded out to p. OSBORN grounded out to ss. LAYNS flied out to

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

Missouri-Kansas City - inning 4

Ramsey reached on an error by 2b. Kendrick grounded out to 2b; Ramsey

advanced to second. Ramsey advanced to third. Thurman singled to center

field. Wiberg walked; Thurman advanced to second. Tanner singled to left

field, RBI; Wiberg advanced to second; Thurman advanced to third; Ramsey

scored. Tanner out at first 3b to ss to 3b to 1b. Allen lined out to 2b.

1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

JONES flied out to rf. KEOHOHOU reached on an error by lf, advanced to

second. WALKER fouled out to 3b. WATSON singled to right field; KEOHOHOU

advanced to third. WATSON out at second c to ss, picked off; KEOHOHOU

scored, unearned. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Missouri-Kansas City - inning 5

Caldwell fouled out to lf. Clarke struck out swinging. Burger flied out

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

Brigham Young - inning 6

CADIENTE walked. LEI grounded out to p; CADIENTE advanced to second.

RUSSELL struck out looking. OSBORN walked. FALLOWFIELD to dh for LAYNS.

FALLOWFIELD fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Missouri-Kansas City - inning 6

LAYNS to 1b for FALLOWFIELD. BOYCE to p for FLINT. Ramsey singled to

second base. Kendrick reached on a fielder's choice; Ramsey out at second

3b to 2b. Kendrick stole second. Thurman struck out swinging. Wiberg

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

JONES fouled out to c. KEOHOHOU intentionally walked. WALKER out at first

p to 2b, SAC; KEOHOHOU advanced to second. WATSON fouled out to 3b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Missouri-Kansas City - inning 7

DODDS to rf for LEI. BOYCE to p for FLINT. Tanner grounded out to p.

Allen grounded out to p. Caldwell struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.