Pitchers Combine for No-Hitter Against UVSC

Dani Urincho-Snow recorded five strikeouts and hit a home run against UVSC. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Juniors Dani Urincho-Snow and Christina Gwyn and freshman Christie Zinanti all combined to throw a no-hitter against UVSC (14-22), as BYU (21-16, 2-2) beat the Wolverines 8-0 Tuesday at Gail Miller Field.

"We were strong in every area today, especially in our pitching," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "All three played well especially heading into this weekend."

Jennifer Whiteley hit her second triple of the year in the first inning, which sent Cortney Nix-Clark home from first base. Emi Snow would lay down a sacrifice bunt later in the inning to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead. After a Urincho-Snow single, Andi Ramirez recorded the second triple of the inning giving BYU a 3-0 advantage after one. The Cougars went ahead 4-0 in the second on a Nix-Clark single that scored Angeline Quiocho.

On the defensive side of the ball, BYU provided the fans with a couple web gems. In the top of the third UVSC senior Cari Hamilton sent a fly ball into shallow left field. Whiteley sprinted to the ball and made a diving catch to keep the Wolverines from getting what would have been their first hit of the game. In the same inning, UVSC sophomore Heidi Boyer smacked a chopper that took a high bounce. Norton extended as far as she could reach to keep the ball infield and record the force-out at third.

Snow kept the bats warm with a lead-off double down the left field line in the third inning. The very next batter, Urincho-Snow, took one deep over the center field wall putting BYU ahead 6-0. After Tracee Hoch and Monica Gonzales got themselves in scoring position, Nix-Clark hit a double that bounced off the left field wall. The 8-0 score held through the fifth inning where the game was called due to NCAA softball's mercy rule. Urincho-Snow finished with five strikeouts while grabbing her fourth win of the season.

"Dani is very capable both at the plate and on the mound," Eakin said. "She took it to both ends of the game today."

BYU heads north on the I-15 to take on University of Utah this weekend. The teams meet at 4 p.m. (MST) on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Utah Valley State at Brigham Young Univer

Apr 10, 2007 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Utah Valley State 0 (14-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Jasmine Joyce rf......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Jordan Chaney pr/rf..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Cari Hamilton cf......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Cheryl McGraw ss......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0

Heidi Boyer dp........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Corie Jensen p/1b........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

Jamie Tonis c............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

Natalie Paulsen 1b/3b.... 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 0

Ashly Forsberg p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lindsay Dyer 3b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1

Jackie Roberts ph....... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Sara Roskelley lf........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Madi Bowen ph........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lauren Augino 2b......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 13 0 0 0 4 7 12 7 4

Brigham Young Univer 8 (21-16)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cortney Nix-Clark c...... 3 1 3 3 0 0 7 1 0

Jennifer Whiteley lf..... 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

Stephanie Platt ph/rf... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Jodi Norton ss........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1

Emi Snow rf/cf........... 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

Christie Zinanti dp/p.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Andrea Ramirez 1b/dp..... 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Shaylyn Jenkins dp...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tracee Hoch 2b........... 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

Jana Anderson ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Angeline Quiocho 3b...... 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0

Monica Gonzales cf/lf.... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Daniela Urincho p/dp..... 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0

Christina Gwyn p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 22 8 11 8 1 3 15 5 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah Valley State... 000 00 - 0 0 1

Brigham Young Univer 314 0X - 8 11 0

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E - PAULSEN. LOB - UVSC 4; BYU Cougars 5. 2B - NIX-CLARK; SNOW; HOCH. 3B -

WHITELEY; RAMIREZ. HR - URINCHO. HBP - MCGRAW. SH - BOWEN; SNOW; GONZALES.

SB - MCGRAW; NIX-CLARK; GONZALES.

Utah Valley State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Corie Jensen........ 2.0 5 4 4 1 1 9 12

Ashly Forsberg...... 2.0 6 4 4 0 2 13 13

Brigham Young Univer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Daniela Urincho..... 3.0 0 0 0 3 5 9 13

Christie Zinanti.... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Christina Gwyn...... 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3

Win - URINCHO (4-2). Loss - JENSEN (7-8). Save - None.

HBP - by URINCHO (MCGRAW).

Umpires - HP: Terry Balser 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Ray Meibos

Start: 4:00 Time: 1:30 Attendance: 272

Game: BY_UVSC2

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah Valley State... 000 00 - 0 0 1

Brigham Young Univer 314 0X - 8 11 0

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Utah Valley State starters: 6/rf JOYCE; 4/cf HAMILTON; 12/ss MCGRAW; 8/dp

BOYER; 7/p JENSEN; 2/c TONIS; 13/1b PAULSEN; 18/3b DYER; 9/lf ROSKELLEY; 3/2b

AUGINO;

Brigham Young Univer starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON;

18/rf SNOW; 14/dp ZINANTI; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 4/2b HOCH; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 24/cf

GONZALES; 22/p URINCHO;

Utah Valley State 1st - URINCHO to dp for ZINANTI. ZINANTI to p for

URINCHO. URINCHO to p. / for ZINANTI. JOYCE grounded out to 3b. HAMILTON

struck out looking. MCGRAW walked. MCGRAW stole second. BOYER struck out

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

Brigham Young Univer 1st - NIX-CLARK singled. WHITELEY tripled, RBI;

NIX-CLARK scored. NORTON grounded out to 3b. SNOW grounded out to p, SAC, bunt,

RBI; WHITELEY scored. URINCHO singled. RAMIREZ tripled, RBI; URINCHO scored.

HOCH grounded out to 3b. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 2nd - JENSEN popped up to 2b. TONIS struck out

swinging. PAULSEN walked. DYER struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 2nd - QUIOCHO walked. GONZALES grounded out to ss,

SAC; QUIOCHO advanced to second. NIX-CLARK singled, RBI; QUIOCHO scored.

NIX-CLARK stole second. WHITELEY struck out looking. NORTON flied out to lf.

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

Utah Valley State 3rd - ROSKELLEY struck out swinging. JOYCE walked.

HAMILTON flied out to lf. MCGRAW hit by pitch; JOYCE advanced to second. CHANEY

pinch ran for JOYCE. BOYER reached on a fielder's choice; MCGRAW advanced to

second; CHANEY out at third ss to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 3rd - JOYCE to rf for CHANEY. JENSEN to 1b.

FORSBERG to p for PAULSEN. SNOW doubled. URINCHO homered, 2 RBI; SNOW scored.

PAULSEN to 3b for FORSBERG. FORSBERG to p for DYER. RAMIREZ grounded out to ss.

HOCH doubled. CHANEY to rf for JOYCE. QUIOCHO grounded out to 3b. GONZALES

singled; HOCH advanced to third. GONZALES stole second. NIX-CLARK doubled, 2

RBI; GONZALES scored; HOCH scored. PLATT pinch hit for WHITELEY. PLATT struck

out swinging. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 4th - PLATT to rf. SNOW to cf. GONZALES to lf. URINCHO

to 1b. RAMIREZ to dp. ZINANTI to p. JENSEN popped up to p. TONIS grounded out

to ss. PAULSEN struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 4th - NORTON singled. SNOW struck out swinging.

URINCHO reached on a fielder's choice; NORTON out at second 2b to ss. JENKINS

to dp for RAMIREZ. JENKINS reached on an error by 3b, advanced to second;

URINCHO advanced to third. ANDERSON pinch hit for HOCH. ANDERSON flied out to

cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley State 5th - HOCH to 2b for ANDERSON. GWYN to p for ZINANTI.

ROBERTS pinch hit for FORSBERG. BOWEN pinch hit for ROSKELLEY. ROBERTS walked.

BOWEN out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; ROBERTS advanced to third. CHANEY

struck out swinging. ROBERTS out at third c to 3b, picked off. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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