Regular Season Ends With Split at Utah

Freshman Neta Lei capped off a solid week with solo home runs in both games at Utah. The solo home run in the first game proved to be the game winner.

SALT LAKE -- Two solo home runs by freshman Neta Lei helped the BYU softball team (33-15, 11-8) split its final games of the regular season at Utah 1-0, 2-7. The Cougars finished the regular season with their best ever record and a .688 winning percentage.

"We're a very young team and I think the future looks very bright for BYU softball," head coach Gordon Eakin said.

In the first game, Lei hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning to give the Cougars a 1-0 win. Freshman Brooke Boyce (11-3) pitched a complete game shutout, allowing eight hits through seven innings.

Boyce started game two and was credited with the loss after giving up a two run home run to Utah's Niki Hayhurst in the first inning. She was replaced in the second inning by senior Cynthia Fallowfield, who gave struck out three over three innings and allowed five runs.

Sophomore Niki Andersen and senior Mandy Flint both made appearances late in the game to warm up before the Mountain West Conference Tournament next weekend in San Diego.

Sloppy defense in the third inning allowed Utah (20-25, 7-9) to score five runs and take a 7-0 lead. Only of the five Ute runs in the third were earned.

"We've played through some nagging injuries over the past two weeks and I think that had a lot to do with the poor defense on the field today," Eakin said.

Lei hit a home run over the center field fence in the fourth for her third home run of the week and the sixth of her career. Sophomore Lauren Watson hit a home run in the seventh inning for her ninth home run of the season. BYU finished with a league-best 56 home runs on the season, 29 more than Utah, who finished second with 27.

The MWC Tournament starts next Thursday in San Diego. BYU will wait for the results of Colorado State's games tomorrow when the Rams host UNLV to see it BYU finishes second in the conference. The Cougars' opponent in the first round will be determined Sunday evening.

GAME 1

BYU Softball

BYU at Utah (Game 1)

May 03, 2003 at Salt Lake City (Ute Field)

BYU 1 (33-14,11-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON, Lauren c......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0

OSBORN, Belinda rf....... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

LEI, Ianeta 1b........... 3 1 3 1 0 0 11 0 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli cf......... 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

DODDS, Debbie lf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia dh.. 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JONES, Milli 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0

BOYCE, Brooke p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 24 1 3 1 4 6 21 13 7

Utah 0 (19-25,6-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WONG, Jackie 2b.......... 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0

CRIDDLE, Texie rf........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

HAYHURST, Niki 1b........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 3

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

DONNELLY, Glennis ss..... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0

WALL, Lynsey lf.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

HERNANDEZ, Ivette dh..... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

KELLER, Traci cf......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2

DURRENCE, Bryanne c...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0

PURSELL, Jen p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

Totals................... 28 0 8 0 1 2 21 9 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 001 0 - 1 3 1

Utah................ 000 000 0 - 0 8 1

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E - WATSON; WONG. LOB - BY 7; UT 8. 2B - STAHNKE; DONNELLY. HR - LEI. SH -

JONES. CS - CRIDDLE.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 7.0 8 0 0 1 2 28 29 -

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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PURSELL, Jen........ 7.0 3 1 1 4 6 24 29 -

Win - BOYCE (11-3). Loss - PURSELL (12-14). Save - None.

WP - BOYCE. Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires -

Start: 12:00pm Time: 2:02 Attendance: 135

Game: BY-UT3

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Play-by-Play

BYU Softball

BYU at Utah (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

May 03, 2003 at Salt Lake City (Ute Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 001 0 - 1 3 1

Utah................ 000 000 0 - 0 8 1

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BYU starters: 11/c WATSON; 18/rf OSBORN; 66/1b LEI; 15/cf KEOHOHOU; 3/lf

CADIENTE; 7/dh FALLOWFIELD; 25/3b RUSSELL; 5/ss WALKER; 10/2b JONES; 9/p

BOYCE;

Utah starters: 25/2b WONG; 10/rf CRIDDLE; 7/1b HAYHURST; 17/3b STAHNKE;

24/ss DONNELLY; 23/lf WALL; 28/dh HERNANDEZ; 3/cf KELLER; 22/c DURRENCE;

33/p PURSELL;

BYU - inning 1

WATSON lined out to 3b. OSBORN grounded out to ss. LEI singled up the

middle. KEOHOHOU struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah - inning 1

WONG grounded out to p. CRIDDLE grounded out to 2b. HAYHURST flied out to

rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

CADIENTE struck out looking. FALLOWFIELD walked. RUSSELL struck out

swinging. WALKER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah - inning 2

STAHNKE doubled down the lf line. DONNELLY popped up to 2b. WALL reached

on a fielder's choice; STAHNKE out at third ss to 3b. HERNANDEZ singled

to third base; WALL advanced to third. KELLER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

JONES struck out looking. WATSON grounded out to p. OSBORN grounded out

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

Utah - inning 3

DURRENCE grounded out to 3b. WONG singled through the right side. CRIDDLE

singled to catcher, bunt; WONG advanced to third on an error by c.

CRIDDLE out at second c to ss, caught stealing. HAYHURST grounded out to

p, bunt. 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 4

LEI singled to left center. KEOHOHOU walked; LEI advanced to second.

CADIENTE reached on a fielder's choice, bunt; KEOHOHOU advanced to

second; LEI out at second 3b to ss. FALLOWFIELD flied out to lf. RUSSELL

lined out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah - inning 4

STAHNKE struck out looking. DONNELLY grounded out to 3b. WALL singled up

the middle. HERNANDEZ grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

WALKER grounded out to ss. JONES grounded out to p. WATSON grounded out

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

Utah - inning 5

KELLER walked. DURRENCE popped up to 3b, bunt. KELLER advanced to second

on a wild pitch. WONG singled to pitcher; KELLER advanced to third.

CRIDDLE reached on a fielder's choice; WONG advanced to second; KELLER

out at home p to c. HAYHURST grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

OSBORN grounded out to p, bunt. LEI homered to center field, RBI.

KEOHOHOU struck out looking. CADIENTE walked. FALLOWFIELD reached on an

error by 2b; CADIENTE advanced to second. RUSSELL fouled out to 2b. 1

run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah - inning 6

STAHNKE grounded out to ss. DONNELLY doubled down the lf line. WALL

popped up to 2b. HERNANDEZ grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU - inning 7

WALKER walked. GERHAUSER pinch ran for WALKER. JONES out at first 3b to

2b, SAC, bunt; GERHAUSER advanced to second. WATSON struck out looking.

OSBORN grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah - inning 7

WALKER to ss for GERHAUSER. DODDS to lf for CADIENTE. KELLER singled up

the middle. DURRENCE struck out looking. WONG grounded out to 2b; KELLER

advanced to second. CRIDDLE grounded out to c unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

GAME 2

BYU Softball

BYU at Utah (Game 2)

May 03, 2003 at SALT LAKE CITY (UTE FIELD)

BYU 2 (33-15,11-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON, Lauren rf........ 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

OSBORN, Belinda cf....... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2

LEI, Ianeta 1b........... 4 1 1 1 0 0 9 0 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli ss......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia dh/p 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

DODDS, Debbie 3b........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

LAYNS, Arron c........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 2

JONES, Milli 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3

GERHAUSER, Lindsey 2b... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BOYCE, Brooke p/dh....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

ANDERSEN, Niki p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FLINT, Mandy p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 2 8 2 0 4 18 9 7

Utah 7 (20-25,7-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WONG, Jackie 2b.......... 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 5 0

OTA, Masie rf............ 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

HAYHURST, Niki 1b........ 2 2 2 3 1 0 10 0 0

STAHNKE, Melissa 3b...... 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 2

DONNELLY, Glennis ss..... 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 4 0

WALL, Lynsey c........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0

HERNANDEZ, Ivette dh..... 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

KELLER, Traci lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

LYMAN, Sarah cf.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

BOWLIN, Heather p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 28 7 8 7 1 3 21 14 4

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 100 1 - 2 8 3

Utah................ 205 000 X - 7 8 3

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E - FALLOWFIELD; JONES; GERHAUSER; HAYHURST; DONNELLY; BOWLIN. DP - UT 1.

LOB - BY 7; UT 4. 2B - KEOHOHOU; DONNELLY. HR - WATSON; LEI; HAYHURST. SB -

WONG.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BOYCE, Brooke....... 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 5 5 -

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia 3.1 5 5 1 1 3 17 18 -

ANDERSEN, Niki...... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 -

FLINT, Mandy........ 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 -

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BOWLIN, Heather..... 7.0 8 2 2 0 4 30 30 -

Win - BOWLIN (5-10). Loss - BOYCE (11-4). Save - None.

Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: RAY MEIBOS 1B: MIKE BRADY 3B: GLENDA BATES

Start: 2:20 Time: 2:06 Attendance: 135

Game: BY-UT4

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Play-by-Play

BYU Softball

BYU at Utah (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

May 03, 2003 at SALT LAKE CITY (UTE FIELD)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 100 1 - 2 8 3

Utah................ 205 000 X - 7 8 3

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BYU starters: 11/rf WATSON; 18/cf OSBORN; 66/1b LEI; 15/ss KEOHOHOU; 3/lf

CADIENTE; 7/dh FALLOWFIELD; 25/3b RUSSELL; 19/c LAYNS; 10/2b JONES; 9/p

BOYCE;

Utah starters: 25/2b WONG; 4/rf OTA; 7/1b HAYHURST; 17/3b STAHNKE; 24/ss

DONNELLY; 23/c WALL; 28/dh HERNANDEZ; 3/lf KELLER; 13/cf LYMAN; 15/p

BOWLIN;

BYU - inning 1

WATSON lined out to 2b. OSBORN grounded out to 2b. LEI grounded out to

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

Utah - inning 1

WONG singled to right center. WONG stole second. OTA grounded out to p;

WONG advanced to third. HAYHURST homered to left field, 2 RBI; WONG

scored. STAHNKE grounded out to 2b. DONNELLY grounded out to 3b. 2 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

KEOHOHOU out at first ss to 3b to 1b. CADIENTE grounded out to p.

FALLOWFIELD grounded out to 2b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Utah - inning 2

FALLOWFIELD to p. BOYCE to dh. WALL flied out to cf. HERNANDEZ struck out

swinging. KELLER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

RUSSELL struck out swinging. LAYNS grounded out to ss. JONES reached on

an error by 1b, assist by 3b. WATSON singled to pitcher; JONES advanced

to third on an error by p. OSBORN grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 2

errors, 2 LOB.

Utah - inning 3

LYMAN grounded out to ss. WONG reached on an error by p. OTA singled to

third base; WONG advanced to second. HAYHURST singled down the rf line,

RBI; OTA advanced to third; WONG scored, unearned. STAHNKE reached on an

error by 2b, RBI; HAYHURST advanced to second; OTA scored. DONNELLY

doubled to left center, 2 RBI; STAHNKE scored, unearned; HAYHURST scored,

unearned. WALL struck out looking. HERNANDEZ singled, RBI; DONNELLY

scored, unearned. KELLER lined out to 2b. 5 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU - inning 4

DODDS to 3b for RUSSELL. LEI homered to center field, RBI. KEOHOHOU

doubled to center field. CADIENTE flied out to rf. FALLOWFIELD reached on

an error by ss. DODDS struck out looking. LAYNS singled to center field;

FALLOWFIELD advanced to second; KEOHOHOU advanced to third. JONES

grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Utah - inning 4

LYMAN popped up to 2b. WONG singled to left field. OTA grounded out to

3b; WONG advanced to second. HAYHURST walked. STAHNKE reached on a

fielder's choice; HAYHURST out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

WATSON fouled out to 3b. OSBORN singled, bunt. LEI hit into double play

ss to 2b to 1b; OSBORN out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah - inning 5

GERHAUSER to 2b for JONES. DONNELLY struck out swinging. FALLOWFIELD to

dh. ANDERSEN to p for BOYCE. WALL reached on an error by 2b, runner left

early, grounded out to 1b unassisted. . HERNANDEZ grounded out to 3b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

KEOHOHOU singled to right field. CADIENTE grounded out to 2b; KEOHOHOU

advanced to second. FALLOWFIELD singled to right field; KEOHOHOU advanced

to third. DODDS reached on a fielder's choice; FALLOWFIELD advanced to

second; KEOHOHOU out at home 3b to c. LAYNS struck out swinging. 0 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah - inning 6

FLINT to p for ANDERSEN. KELLER grounded out to 3b. LYMAN singled through

the right side. WONG flied out to lf. OTA popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

GERHAUSER popped up to 2b. WATSON homered to center field, RBI. OSBORN

struck out swinging. LEI grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

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