Pair of Victories in Vegas

Ashlyn Russell knocked in the winning run against Kansas in the bottom of the seventh for BYU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAS -- Lady luck proved to be on BYU's side as the Cougars swept their final two games beating Cal-State Fullerton, 5-2 and Kansas, 2-1 at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.

While BYU (8-2) jumped on the Titans early to get its win in game won, it took some late-inning good fortune to get past the Jayhawks.

The Cougars head coach Gordon Eakin said BYU played good in cold conditions.

"These were two really nice games against two really good teams in tough conditions," he said.

In the first game, BYU jumped out of the gates early getting three runs in the first and two in the second. Ianeta Le`i and Andrea Ramirez came up with a pair of two-out doubles in the first. Ramirez' two-bagger drove in two runs. Tracee Hoch capped off the inning with a RBI single of her own.

Fullerton scored early as well, getting an early two-run home run off Cougars' starter Summer Tobias. Tobias settled down after the homer and didn't give up any more runs, pitching a complete game for the win.

BYU came right back in the second when Le`i nailed a two-runner home run of her own to put the Cougars ahead for good.

"We played great against Cal-State Fullerton," Eakin said. "We got big hits in scoring situations."

Pitching dominated game two with Daniella Urincho holding Kansas to only one run on five hits in a complete game win. Urincho struck out seven while only walking two batters.

"Dani [Urincho] pitched a heckuva game for us," Eakin said. "So did [Kansas pitcher] Settlemier, she kept us off balance most of the night."

The Cougars finally got to the Jayhawks' hurler in the bottom of the seventh. After Emi Snow came up with a RBI ground out to tie the game a one in the seventh, Ashlyn Russell came up with a game-winning RBI.

BYU will next play in the Crowne Plaza Classic in Houston beginning next Thursday against Houston.

Brigham Young vs Cal State Fullerton (Game 1)

Feb 18, 2006 at Las Vegas, NV (SLC Park)

Brigham Young 5 (7-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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GONZALES, Monica lf...... 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

CLARKE, Renae ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 2 2 1 1 0 8 0 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle pr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Platt pr................ 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

NORTON, Jodi pr/3b...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PARAMORE, Paige dp....... 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 3 0 3 2 1 0 1 3 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 0

KENNEDY, Lindi rf........ 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2

SNOW, Emi c.............. 3 1 2 0 1 0 7 0 1

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

Totals................... 27 5 11 4 7 4 21 8 11

Cal State Fullerton 2 (3-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Kamekona 2b.............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

Vieyra 3b................ 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0

Baker ss................. 3 1 2 2 0 1 7 2 0

Van Boxmeer lf........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

Hoff dp.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

Gollhardt 1b............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0

Wheeler rf............... 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Marzan p................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Crucil p................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Weatherford c............ 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 2

Munoz ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Kroh cf.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 27 2 8 2 0 7 21 12 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 320 000 0 - 5 11 0

Cal State Fullerton. 200 000 0 - 2 8 0

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DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 11; CSF 6. 2B - LE`I; RAMIREZ; Wheeler. HR - LE`I;

Baker. HBP - Vieyra 2. SH - GONZALES; WHITELEY; KENNEDY.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 7.0 8 2 2 0 7 27 29

Cal State Fullerton IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Marzan.............. 2.0 5 5 5 3 1 9 14

Crucil.............. 5.0 6 0 0 4 3 18 23

Win - TOBIAS (5-1). Loss - Marzan (1-2). Save - None.

HBP - by TOBIAS (Vieyra); by TOBIAS (Vieyra).

Umpires -

Start: 9:00 am Time: 1:55 Attendance:

Brigham Young vs Cal State Fullerton (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

Feb 18, 2006 at Las Vegas, NV (SLC Park)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 320 000 0 - 5 11 0

Cal State Fullerton. 200 000 0 - 2 8 0

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Brigham Young starters: 24/lf GONZALES; 3/cf WHITELEY; 66/1b LE`I; 25/3b RUSSELL;

19/dp PARAMORE; 31/ss RAMIREZ; 4/2b HOCH; 23/rf KENNEDY; 18/c SNOW; 12/p TOBIAS;

Cal State Fullerton starters: 2/2b Kamekona; 31/3b Vieyra; 10/ss Baker; 4/lf Van

Boxmeer; 15/dp Hoff; 14/1b Gollhardt; 5/rf Wheeler; 13/p Marzan; 40/c Weatherford;

8/cf Kroh;

Brigham Young 1st - GONZALES grounded out to ss. WHITELEY popped up to ss.

LE`I doubled to left center. Platt pinch ran for RUSSELL. Platt walked. No play.

PARAMORE singled up the middle; Platt advanced to second; LE`I advanced to third.

RAMIREZ doubled to right field, 2 RBI; PARAMORE advanced to third; Platt scored;

LE`I scored. HOCH singled through the left side, RBI; RAMIREZ advanced to third;

PARAMORE scored. KENNEDY struck out looking. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Cal State Fullerton 1st - RUSSELL to 3b for Platt. Kamekona lined out to 3b.

Vieyra hit by pitch. Baker homered to center field, 2 RBI; Vieyra scored. Van

Boxmeer struck out looking. Hoff struck out looking. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - SNOW walked. GONZALES grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; SNOW

advanced to second. WHITELEY grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; SNOW advanced to third.

LE`I homered to left field, RBI; SNOW scored. RUSSELL walked. PARAMORE popped up to

3b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal State Fullerton 2nd - Gollhardt grounded out to 3b. Wheeler singled to

third base. Marzan struck out swinging. Weatherford struck out swinging. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - Crucil to p for Marzan. RAMIREZ singled up the middle.

HOCH struck out swinging. KENNEDY grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; RAMIREZ advanced to

second. SNOW grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal State Fullerton 3rd - Kamekona grounded out to ss. Vieyra hit by pitch.

Baker struck out swinging, bunt. Van Boxmeer singled to shortstop; Vieyra advanced

to second. Hoff flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - GONZALES walked. WHITELEY flied out to lf. LE`I walked;

GONZALES advanced to second. RUSSELL reached on a fielder's choice, bunt; LE`I

advanced to second; GONZALES out at second c to ss. CHAMBERLAIN pinch ran for LE`I.

PARAMORE singled up the middle; RUSSELL advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to

third, out at home cf to c. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Cal State Fullerton 4th - LE`I to 1b for CHAMBERLAIN. Gollhardt grounded out

to 1b unassisted. Wheeler doubled down the lf line. Crucil grounded out to 2b;

Wheeler advanced to third. Weatherford struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - RAMIREZ walked. HOCH reached on a fielder's choice, bunt;

RAMIREZ out at second 1b to ss. KENNEDY struck out looking. SNOW singled through the

left side; HOCH advanced to second. GONZALES singled to left field; SNOW advanced to

second; HOCH advanced to third. WHITELEY lined out to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Cal State Fullerton 5th - Kamekona grounded out to 3b. Vieyra singled to left

field. Baker singled up the middle; Vieyra advanced to second. Van Boxmeer lined

into double play ss to 2b; Vieyra out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - LE`I lined out to ss. RUSSELL walked. PARAMORE grounded

out to p; RUSSELL advanced to second. NORTON pinch ran for RUSSELL. RAMIREZ singled;

NORTON out at second ss unassisted, interference. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Cal State Fullerton 6th - NORTON to 3b. Hoff out at first p to 2b. Gollhardt

grounded out to 3b. Wheeler grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - HOCH grounded out to 3b. KENNEDY struck out swinging, out

at first c to 1b. SNOW singled through the left side. CLARKE pinch hit for GONZALES.

CLARKE reached on a fielder's choice; SNOW out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal State Fullerton 7th - GONZALES to lf for CLARKE. Crucil grounded out to

1b unassisted. Munoz pinch hit for Weatherford. Munoz struck out looking. Kamekona

singled to shortstop. Vieyra singled down the lf line; Kamekona out at second 2b

unassisted, interference. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Kansas vs BYU

Feb 18, 2006 at Las Vegas, Nev. (SLC Complex Field 2)

Kansas 1 (4-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Stanley dp............... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Crisosto 1b.............. 3 0 1 0 1 2 8 0 2

Moppin 2b................ 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0

Frankenstein ss.......... 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Settlemier p............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Chapple 3b............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 4

Fierros lf............... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

Goodrich rf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

Wilson cf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Simington c.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

Totals................... 26 1 5 1 2 7 20 8 7

BYU 2

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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GONZALES, Monica lf...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 1

PARAMORE, Paige dp....... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 0

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

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle ph. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Emi rf............. 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2

NIX, Cortney c........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn ph...... 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

URINCHO, Daniella p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 26 2 4 2 0 6 21 9 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Kansas.............. 000 001 0 - 1 5 3

BYU................. 000 000 2 - 2 4 1

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

E - Moppin; Frankenstein; Settlemier; RAMIREZ. LOB - KU 7; BY 5. 2B -

Crisosto; Frankenstein. SH - Moppin; CHAMBERLAIN. SB - Moppin; Frankenstein;

Goodrich; Wilson; WHITELEY.

Kansas IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Settlemier.......... 6.2 4 2 0 0 6 26 27

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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URINCHO, Daniella... 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 26 29

Win - URINCHO. Loss - Settlemier. Save - None.

PB - NIX.

Umpires -

Start: 2:21 Time: 1:46 Attendance:

Game notes:

Kansas vs BYU - Play-by-Play

Feb 18, 2006 at Las Vegas, Nev. (SLC Complex Field 2)

Score by Innings R H E

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Kansas.............. 000 001 0 - 1 5 3

BYU................. 000 000 2 - 2 4 1

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Kansas starters: 24/dp Stanley; 8/1b Crisosto; 7/2b Moppin; 9/ss Frankenstein; 11/p

Settlemier; 17/3b Chapple; 2/lf Fierros; 33/rf Goodrich; 1/cf Wilson; 15/c

Simington;

BYU starters: 24/lf GONZALES; 3/cf WHITELEY; 4/2b HOCH; 66/1b LE`I; 19/dp PARAMORE;

31/ss RAMIREZ; 8/3b NORTON; 18/rf SNOW; 10/c NIX; 22/p URINCHO;

Kansas 1st - Stanley grounded out to ss. Crisosto struck out swinging. Moppin

flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - GONZALES lined out to rf. WHITELEY grounded out to 3b. HOCH struck

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

Kansas 2nd - Frankenstein grounded out to ss. Settlemier reached on an error

by ss. Settlemier advanced to second on a passed ball. Chapple lined out to ss.

Fierros struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - LE`I flied out to rf. PARAMORE singled to left field. RAMIREZ

singled to center field; PARAMORE advanced to second. PLATT pinch ran for PARAMORE.

NORTON struck out swinging. SNOW reached on a fielder's choice; RAMIREZ advanced to

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

Kansas 3rd - PARAMORE to dp for PLATT. Goodrich grounded out to p. Wilson

struck out swinging. Stanley grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 3rd - NIX grounded out to 3b. GONZALES fouled out to 1b. WHITELEY singled

to center field. WHITELEY stole second. HOCH struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Kansas 4th - Crisosto doubled down the lf line. Moppin grounded out to p,

SAC, bunt; Crisosto advanced to third. Frankenstein walked. Frankenstein stole

second. Settlemier struck out swinging. Chapple struck out looking. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - LE`I struck out swinging. PARAMORE struck out looking. RAMIREZ

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

Kansas 5th - Fierros grounded out to 2b. Goodrich struck out swinging. Wilson

grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - NORTON grounded out to 2b. SNOW struck out looking. NIX grounded

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

Kansas 6th - Stanley grounded out to 3b. Crisosto walked. Moppin reached on a

fielder's choice; Crisosto out at second 3b to 2b. Moppin stole second. Frankenstein

doubled to right center, RBI; Moppin scored. Settlemier singled to left field;

Frankenstein advanced to third. Chapple flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

BYU 6th - GONZALES grounded out to 2b. WHITELEY reached on an error by p,

bunt. HOCH popped up to 2b. LE`I fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Kansas 7th - Fierros singled to center field. Goodrich singled to shortstop;

Fierros advanced to second. Wilson reached on a fielder's choice; Goodrich advanced

to second; Fierros out at third 3b unassisted. Wilson stole second; Goodrich stole

third. Stanley grounded out to c unassisted. Crisosto struck out swinging. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 7th - PARAMORE reached on an error by 2b. ANDERSON pinch ran for

PARAMORE. RAMIREZ singled up the middle; ANDERSON advanced to second. CHAMBERLAIN

pinch hit for NORTON. CHAMBERLAIN out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; RAMIREZ advanced

to second; ANDERSON advanced to third. SNOW grounded out to 2b, RBI; RAMIREZ

advanced to third; ANDERSON scored, unearned. RUSSELL pinch hit for NIX. RUSSELL

reached on an error by ss, RBI; RAMIREZ scored, unearned. 2 runs, 1 hit, 2

errors, 1 LOB.

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