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Offense Comes Alive in Sweep of Rebels

PROVO -- The BYU (29-22, 8-5) softball team's offense came alive Saturday as the Cougars swept UNLV (25-25, 6-10) 7-1 and 10-2 at Gail Miller Field.

A lead off home run by freshman Oli Keohohou, her 19th on the year, got the Cougars going in the first. Four batters later, sophomore Brooke Cadiente belted a two-run homer, her ninth of the season, to put BYU up 3-0. In the second, Liz Smith hit a triple, driving in Angie Christiansen and Keohohou. In the fourth, BYU scored two runs as the Rebels committed two errors in the inning to go up 7-0.

UNLV got on the board in the fifth with back-to-back doubles from Melissa Inouye and Marisa Martinez, but it wasn't enough as the Cougars went on to win 7-1. Meghann Pricer (11-5) got the win, giving up four hits and one run while striking out five.

"I'm really proud of the team," head coach Mary Kay Amicone said. "They played like I expected them to two weeks ago. With our backs against the wall, we came through."

In game two, Elizabeth Pierce-Boydston singled to drive in Smith in the first inning to put the Cougars up 1-0. BYU increased its lead to 2-0 on a RBI-single from Jackie Ellis in the third. In the fourth inning, Linda Garza hit a two-run home run for UNLV to tie the game at 2-2.

The Cougars did more damage in their half of the fourth, scoring eight runs on six hits and one costly Rebel error. Lindsey Hodgen-Kelly started the spurt with a bases loaded RBI-single followed by a two-RBI single from Pierce-Boydston. Mindy Hanson then singled in another run to put BYU up 6-2.

With the bases loaded, Ellis hit a single to right field, but the ball skipped past the UNLV fielder and rolled to the fence allowing everyone to score, including Ellis. The game was called after the top of the fifth because of the eight-run rule. Maryon DeWitt-Wallentine (14-14) got the win, giving up only two hits and two runs while striking out two.

The Cougars continue action next week with four games against the University of Utah. On Friday, BYU will travel to Salt Lake City for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. On Saturday, the two teams will play in Provo at Gail Miller Field at noon.

The Automated ScoreBook

UNLV Rebels at BYU COUGARS (Game 1)

Apr 28, 2001 at BYU PROVO UTAH (GAIL MILLER FIELD)

UNLV Rebels 1 (25-24,6-9 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

MOSES, Lisa rf............ 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0

GOESSLING, Shawna lf...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KIMURA, Samantha c........ 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 0

GODWIN, Wendy pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HATCH, Debbie c........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GOODPASTER, Racheal cf.... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1

ORRIS, Geney dh........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

GARZA, Linda 3b........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PAINTER, Arica 2b......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 2

INOUYE, Melissa 1b........ 3 0 1 0 0 1 8 0

ITALIANO, Stephanee pr.... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARTINEZ, Marisa ss....... 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2

ELLIS, Kacey p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Totals.................... 25 1 4 1 2 5 18 8

BYU COUGARS 7 (28-22,7-5 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf.......... 2 2 2 1 2 0 1 0

SMITH, Liz lf............. 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 0

PRINGLE, Kari ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

HODGEN-KELLY, Lindse cf... 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

FERNLEY, Emily cf......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b.......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

FARLEY, Tracy 3b.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

HANSON, Mindy 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 0

ROBERTS, Jill pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ELLIS, Jackie 2b.......... 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

ERICKSON, Becca ss........ 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 6

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c..... 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 0

PRICER, Meghann p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Totals.................... 27 7 8 6 3 4 21 12

Score by innings: R H E

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UNLV Rebels 000 010 0 - 1 4 2

BYU COUGARS 320 200 - 7 8 0

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E - MOSES; MARTINEZ.

LOB - REBELS 5; COUGARS 5.

2B - MOSES; INOUYE; MARTINEZ; HANSON. 3B - SMITH.

HR - KEOHOHOU; CADIENTE.

UNLV Rebels IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

ELLIS, Kacey........ 1.2 5 5 5 1 1

ORRIS, Geney........ 4.1 3 2 0 2 3

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

PRICER, Meghann..... 7.0 4 1 1 2 5

Win - PRICER 11-5. Loss - ELLIS 11-10. Save - None.

Umpires - Home:CHARLIE HENSON 1st:TONY MADDOX 3rd:AL PETERSON

Start: 12:01 PM Time: 2H 5M Attendance: 276

The Automated ScoreBook

UNLV Rebels at BYU COUGARS (Game 2)

Apr 28, 2001 at BYU PROVO UTAH (GAIL SMITH FIELD)

UNLV Rebels 2 (25-25,6-10 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

MOSES, Lisa rf............ 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

GOESSLING, Shawna lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GARZA, Linda 3b........... 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 2

GOODPASTER, Racheal cf.... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ORRIS, Geney dh........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARTINEZ, Marisa ss....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 2

HATCH, Debbie c........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

INOUYE, Melissa 1b........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

PAINTER, Arica 2b......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

KIMURA, Samantha ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TRUAX, Nicole p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals.................... 19 2 2 2 0 2 12 5

BYU COUGARS 10 (29-22,8-5 MWC)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf.......... 1 1 1 0 3 0 3 0

SMITH, Liz lf............. 4 2 1 0 0 0 2 0

HODGEN-KELLY, Lindse cf... 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b.......... 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 2

HOLLAND, Laura pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke dh....... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

HANSON, Mindy 1b.......... 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0

ELLIS, Jackie 2b.......... 3 1 2 5 0 0 1 0

ERICKSON, Becca ss........ 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 1

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c..... 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0

ROBERTS, Jill pr.......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALLENTINE, Maryon p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Totals.................... 23 10 11 10 6 3 15 5

Score by innings: R H E

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UNLV Rebels 000 20 - 2 2 1

BYU COUGARS 101 8 - 10 11 2

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E - MOSES; WALLENTINE 2.

LOB - REBELS 2; COUGARS 7.

2B - BOYDSTON.

HR - GARZA.

SB - KEOHOHOU; SMITH.

UNLV Rebels IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

TRUAX, Nicole....... 3.0 10 9 9 5 2

ORRIS, Geney........ 1.0 1 1 1 1 1

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

WALLENTINE, Maryon.. 5.0 2 2 2 0 2

Win - WALLENTINE 14-14. Loss - TRUAX 8-4. Save - None.

WP - TRUAX.

Umpires - Home:TONY MADDOX 1st:AL PETERSON 3rd:CHARLIE HENSON

Start: 2:35 Time: 1H 50 M Attendance: 497