Quiocho Homers for NCAA Game Win

Angeline Quiocho heads home to meet her teammates after hitting the game winning home run.

CHAPEL HILL -- BYU began NCAA Chapel Hill regional with a 3-0 shut out victory over No. 13 North Carolina. The Cougars advance to 43-18 and North Carolina drops to 50-11-1.

BYU battled against North Carolina and a sixth inning, three-run homer from sophomore Angeline Quiocho gave BYU the momentum and runs needed to defeat the ranked opponent. Quiocho's offensive performance was complimented by BYU hurler Christina Gwyn-Trice's complete game outing. She gave up five hits and struck out three North Carolina batters.

"We played great defense, Christina Gwyn-Trice pitched a solid game and our hitters were able to make the adjustments to Spaulding, who threw a great game," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "I knew if we kept competing we would eventually break through. Our girls did a tremendous job today."

North Carolina's southpaw, Danielle Spaulding, had a strong hold of BYU's offense and allowed only four hits and struck out 14 BYU batters.

After perfect first innings from both sides, senior Daniela Snow led off the second with a free ride to first when she was hit by the pitch, giving BYU its first base runner.

Snow made the stretch from first to third when a fielding error gave Caschjen Davis two bases. With two runners in scoring position and two outs, Spaulding grabbed her fifth strike out of the afternoon to retire the side without allowing a run.

After throwing two perfect innings, Christina Gwyn-Trice allowed a leadoff single, and the runner was advanced on a sacrifice bunt.

With North Carolina's first runner in scoring position a single to centerfield and a BYU throwing error allowed the lead runner to advance toward home, but BYU recovered when Gwyn-Trice grabbed ball and flipped it to Emi Snow-Willing to make the play at home.

The score remained at a 0-0 deadlock until the top of the sixth inning. Monica Gonzales singled off of a bunt and stole second. Snow reached first on a walk to put two runners on base. Quiocho hit a bomb over the centerfield fence to score the only three runs of the game. Quiocho leads the team with 18 homers.

BYU held their lead and squashed North Carolina's scoring opportunity in the seventh inning with a double play to win the game 3-0.

The Cougars will face No. 23 Georgia on Friday at 1 p.m. at Anderson Stadium in Chapel Hill.

The winner of the double-elimination Regional will advance to the NCAA Super Regional. All of the action from the Chapel Hill Regional is available via livestats at www.byucougars.com

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs #13 North Carolina

May 15, 2008 at Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (43-18)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 3 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 0

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 1

VANCE, Amanda dp......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

SNOW, Daniela 1b......... 1 1 0 0 1 0 9 1 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 2 0

PURCELL, Jessica ss...... 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 6 0

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

WILLING, Emi c........... 3 0 0 0 0 3 5 1 2

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TRICE, Christina p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 26 3 4 3 2 14 21 15 5

North Carolina 0 (50-11-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Brown cf................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

Palmer 2b................ 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

Spaulding p.............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

Manko pr................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jacobs 1b................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Allen lf................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Troup dp................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Ensminger c.............. 2 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 0

Roberts rf............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Francona 3b.............. 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oxendine pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Knauer ss................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 22 0 5 0 1 3 21 1 3

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 003 0 - 3 4 1

North Carolina...... 000 000 0 - 0 5 1

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E - GONZALES(2); Francona(10). DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 5; N. Carolina 3. HR -

QUIOCHO(18). HBP - SNOW. SH - Roberts(8). SB - GONZALES(15). CS - Palmer(5).

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TRICE, Christina.... 7.0 5 0 0 1 3 22 24

North Carolina IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Spaulding........... 7.0 4 3 3 2 14 26 29

Win - TRICE (18-7). Loss - Spaulding (16-3). Save - None.

HBP - by Spaulding (SNOW).

Umpires - HP: Christie Cornwell 1B: John Kurnat 3B: Art St. Germain

Start: 3:30 pm Time: 1:43 Attendance: 417

Game: UNCA1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs #13 North Carolina - Play-by-Play

May 15, 2008 at Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 003 0 - 3 4 1

North Carolina...... 000 000 0 - 0 5 1

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 24/cf GONZALES; 6/dp VANCE;

22/1b SNOW; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 10/ss PURCELL; 9/lf DAVIS; 18/c WILLING; 5/rf

HOPKINS; 11/p TRICE;

North Carolina starters: 5/cf Brown; 8/2b Palmer; 20/p Spaulding; 26/1b Jacobs;

88/lf Allen; 21/dp Troup; 19/c Ensminger; 13/rf Roberts; 6/3b Francona; 7/ss

Knauer;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out swinging. GONZALES

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

LOB.

North Carolina 1st - Brown struck out looking. Palmer grounded out to

3b. Spaulding struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - SNOW hit by pitch. QUIOCHO fouled out to 1b,

bunt. PURCELL struck out looking. DAVIS reached on an error by 3b, advanced to

second on the error; SNOW advanced to second, advanced to third on the error.

WILLING struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

North Carolina 2nd - Jacobs grounded out to ss. Allen flied out to lf.

Troup grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - HOPKINS popped up to 2b. DELAHOUSSAYE struck

out swinging. GONZALES singled, bunt. VANCE fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 3rd - Ensminger singled to left field. Roberts out at

first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Ensminger advanced to second. Francona singled,

advanced to second on a throwing error by cf; Ensminger advanced to third, out

at home cf to p to c. Oxendine pinch ran for Francona. Brown grounded out to

ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - Francona to 3b for Oxendine. SNOW fouled out

to 1b. QUIOCHO struck out swinging. PURCELL singled to left field. DAVIS struck

out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 4th - Palmer singled to right field. Spaulding fouled out

to c. Palmer out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Jacobs grounded out to 2b.

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - WILLING struck out swinging. HOPKINS struck

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

LOB.

North Carolina 5th - Allen popped up to 2b. Troup grounded out to ss.

Ensminger lined out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - GONZALES singled to catcher, bunt. VANCE flied

out to rf. GONZALES stole second. SNOW walked. QUIOCHO homered to center field,

3 RBI; SNOW scored; GONZALES scored. PURCELL struck out swinging. DAVIS flied

out to cf. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

North Carolina 6th - Roberts grounded out to p. Francona singled through

the left side. Brown out at first 3b to 2b; Francona advanced to second. Palmer

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WILLING struck out swinging. HOPKINS grounded

out to ss. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. GONZALES struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 7th - Spaulding walked. Manko pinch ran for Spaulding.

Jacobs grounded into double play p to ss to 1b; Manko out on the play. Allen

singled up the middle. Troup struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

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