No. 14 A&M Beats Cougs

Ashlyn Russell came up with an RBI single in BYU's 3-2 loss to No. 14 Texas A&M. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

COLLEGE STATION -- In its first game against a ranked opponent, BYU started quick but didn't build a large enough lead as No. 14 Texas A&M beat the Cougars, 3-2.

For the second time in as many weeks, BYU (10-5) took a lead into the bottom of the seventh inning but was unable to shut the door.

BYU got off to a quick start, scoring in the top of the first inning. Krystle Chamberlain scored on a RBI single by Ashlyn Russell to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead.

Texas A&M tried to come back in the bottom of the third when it got two runners in scoring position. Tobias got BYU out of the jam unscathed by forcing a fly out to record the third out of the inning.

The Cougars were on the brink of a huge inning in the fifth when Jennifer Whiteley led the inning off with a triple. Two batters later, Andrea Ramirez picked up her own triple and RBI when went opposite field down the first base line.

BYU had runners on first and third with the heart of the order up but A&M pitcher Megan Gibson only allowed the one run.

The Aggies scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the sixth when Gibson hit a home run to left center field. The homer ended Tobias' streak of holding opponents scoreless at 12 innings. The hit was only Texas A&M's second on the game.

Things unraveled for the Cougars in the seventh when A&M got a lead-off double followed by an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2. After two more hits and two outs, the Cougars walked Gibson to load the bases and bring up Amanda Scarborough who delivered a game-winning single.

BYU will get another shot at the Aggies tomorrow when the sane two teams play at 1:30 MST. The Cougars will also play College of Charleston at 11:15.

BYU at #14 Texas A&M

Mar 02, 2006 at College Station, TX (Aggie Softball Compl)

BYU 2 (10-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea dp....... 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

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

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0

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

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

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

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

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

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

NIX, Cortney c........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 26 2 5 2 2 5 20 7 5

Texas A&M 3 (12-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McDonald cf.............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hinshaw 3b............... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1

Gibson p................. 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 2

Scarborough 1b........... 4 0 2 1 0 0 10 0 0

Smith, R. lf............. 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

Spencer rf............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Ridley ss................ 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 2

Wunderlich c............. 3 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0

Lobpries pr............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Davis 2b................. 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 3 0

Totals................... 26 3 6 3 4 5 21 11 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 100 010 0 - 2 5 3

Texas A&M........... 000 001 2 - 3 6 0

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Note: 2 outs, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - LE`I; WHITELEY; NIX. LOB - BY 5; A&M 8. 2B - Ridley. 3B - RAMIREZ;

WHITELEY. HR - Gibson. SH - Smith, R.. SB - McDonald; Davis.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 6.2 6 3 3 4 5 26 31

Texas A&M IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Gibson.............. 7.0 5 2 2 2 5 26 28

Win - Gibson (6-2). Loss - TOBIAS (6-3). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: James Martarona 1B: Patti Gunst 3B: Clyde Oberg

Start: 6:30 pm Time: 1:55 Attendance: 602

BYU at #14 Texas A&M - Play-by-Play

Mar 02, 2006 at College Station, TX (Aggie Softball Compl)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 100 010 0 - 2 5 3

Texas A&M........... 000 001 2 - 3 6 0

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BYU starters: 31/dp RAMIREZ; 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 66/1b LE`I; 25/3b RUSSELL; 19/rf

PARAMORE; 8/ss NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 3/cf WHITELEY; 10/c NIX; 12/p TOBIAS;

Texas A&M starters: 8/cf McDonald; 12/3b Hinshaw; 11/p Gibson; 9/1b Scarborough;

15/lf Smith, R.; 14/rf Spencer; 13/ss Ridley; 7/c Wunderlich; 16/2b Davis;

BYU 1st - RAMIREZ walked. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielder's choice; RAMIREZ

out at second 3b to ss. LE`I singled to center field; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to

second. RUSSELL singled to center field, RBI; LE`I advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN

scored. PARAMORE walked; RUSSELL advanced to second; LE`I advanced to third. PLATT

pinch ran for RUSSELL. NORTON popped up to 2b. HOCH popped up to 2b. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Texas A&M 1st - RUSSELL to 3b for PLATT. McDonald out at first 1b to 2b.

Hinshaw grounded out to p. Gibson flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 2nd - WHITELEY grounded out to 2b. NIX popped up to 3b. RAMIREZ grounded

out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas A&M 2nd - Scarborough popped up to ss. Smith, R. walked. Spencer struck

out looking. Ridley struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to p. LE`I grounded out to p. RUSSELL

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

Texas A&M 3rd - Wunderlich grounded out to 2b. Davis walked. Davis stole

second, advanced to third on an error by c. McDonald reached on an error by 1b.

McDonald stole second. Hinshaw grounded out to 1b unassisted. Gibson flied out to

lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - PARAMORE grounded out to ss. NORTON grounded out to ss. HOCH struck

out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas A&M 4th - Scarborough singled to center field. Smith, R. grounded out

to 3b, SAC, bunt; Scarborough advanced to second. Spencer grounded out to 2b;

Scarborough advanced to third. Ridley struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - WHITELEY tripled to center field. NIX struck out swinging. RAMIREZ

tripled to right field, RBI; WHITELEY scored. CHAMBERLAIN singled. LE`I flied out to

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

Texas A&M 5th - Wunderlich lined out to p. Davis walked. McDonald reached on

a fielder's choice; Davis out at second p to ss. Hinshaw grounded out to 1b

unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - PARAMORE grounded out to 3b. NORTON struck out swinging. HOCH

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

Texas A&M 6th - Gibson homered, RBI. Scarborough flied out to rf. Smith, R.

struck out looking. Spencer flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - WHITELEY flied out to ss. NIX grounded out to 2b. RAMIREZ grounded

out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas A&M 7th - Ridley doubled, advanced to third on an error by cf. GONZALES

to lf for CHAMBERLAIN. Wunderlich singled to center field, RBI; Ridley scored.

Lobpries pinch ran for Wunderlich. Davis struck out looking. McDonald singled, bunt;

Lobpries advanced to second. Hinshaw grounded out to 2b; McDonald advanced to

second; Lobpries advanced to third. Gibson walked. Scarborough singled to left

field, RBI; Gibson advanced to second; McDonald advanced to third; Lobpries scored.

2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

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