Russell's Slam Salvages Split

A grand slam by Ashlyn Russell propelled BYU to a split with No. 22 DePaul. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

EUGENE -- Ashlyn Russell came up clutch for BYU, nailing a grand slam in the seventh inning of the second game of a double header against No. 22 DePaul as the Cougars earned a split.

BYU (18-7) lost game one, 4-2, before winning in come-from-behind fashion, 7-5, in the second game.

In the first game, the Cougars jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Cortney Nix laced a RBI single to score Stephanie Platt. The one run held until the top of the sixth when the Blue Demons exploded for six hits. The big blow came with bases loaded on a bases-clearing double.

The Cougars had their chances late in the game. BYU's Jodi Norton connected with a RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to 4-2. In the bottom of the seventh, the Cougars loaded the bases but were unable to get any runs and the score stuck.

In game two BYU out hit DePaul 12-4. The Blue Demons struck first, taking a 1-0 lead on an unearned run. The Cougars tied the score on a RBI double by Andrea Ramirez in the third. Ramirez added another run-scoring double in the fifth and Norton came up with a RBI single in the sixth to tie the game at 3-3.

In the bottom of the six, DePaul cashed in two unearned runs to retake a 5-3 lead. In the top of the seventh the Cougars started to roll. BYU opened the inning with a double and two singles to load the bases with nobody out. Russell promptly cleared the bases with one swing of the bat on the Cougars' first grand slam of the season.

BYU takes on host-school Oregon in a Friday twinbill. Start times are 3 and 5 p.m. (MST)

#22 DePaul vs Brigham Young (Game 1)

Mar 23, 2006 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

DePaul 4 (10-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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EVANS 2b................. 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0

PATTON 3b................ 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0

VOJIK rf................. 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

SECKA cf................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1

SHEAKS lf................ 3 1 1 3 0 1 2 0 1

TARULLI FISH c........... 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0

SANTORI pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

POLENSKY 1b.............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0

BANDAUSKI ss............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0

AMUNDSON ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

BLAGAICH dp.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILUS dp................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HUITINK p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 28 4 8 4 1 2 21 4 5

Brigham Young 2 (17-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1

GWYN, Christina pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dp....... 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

PLATT, Stephanie pr..... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica dp..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi rf....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Emi pr............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIX, Cortney c........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIX, Cortney c.......... 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 3

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

NORTON, Jodi 3b.......... 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 1

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 4

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 30 2 8 2 2 3 21 15 10

Score by Innings R H E

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DePaul.............. 000 004 0 - 4 8 3

Brigham Young....... 010 001 0 - 2 8 1

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E - VOJIK; BANDAUSKI; HUITINK; RAMIREZ. LOB - Blue Demons 5; Cougars 10. 2B

- SHEAKS; NORTON. HBP - PARAMORE. SH - PATTON. SB - RAMIREZ; PLATT.

DePaul IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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HUITINK............. 7.0 8 2 2 2 3 30 33 -

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 7.0 8 4 4 1 2 28 30 -

Win - HUITINK (5-3). Loss - TOBIAS (8-5). Save - None.

HBP - by HUITINK (PARAMORE). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Dani Carson 1B: Willie Newman 3B: Ellis Clayton

Start: 2 p.m. Time: 1:59 Attendance: 88

#22 DePaul vs Brigham Young (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

Mar 23, 2006 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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DePaul.............. 000 004 0 - 4 8 3

Brigham Young....... 010 001 0 - 2 8 1

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DePaul starters: 39/2b EVANS; 12/3b PATTON; 40/rf VOJIK; 24/cf SECKA; 3/lf SHEAKS;

5/c TARULLI FISH; 7/1b POLENSKY; 18/ss BANDAUSKI; 23/dp BLAGAICH; 10/p HUITINK;

Brigham Young starters: 0/ss RAMIREZ; 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dp RUSSELL;

19/rf PARAMORE; 10/c NIX; 3/cf WHITELEY; 8/3b NORTON; 0/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

DePaul 1st - EVANS singled through the left side. PATTON out at first 3b to

2b, SAC, bunt; EVANS advanced to second. VOJIK flied out to cf. SECKA grounded out

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

Brigham Young 1st - NIX to c for NIX. RAMIREZ struck out looking. CHAMBERLAIN

grounded out to p. LE`I popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

DePaul 2nd - SHEAKS struck out swinging. TARULLI FISH grounded out to ss.

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

Brigham Young 2nd - RUSSELL walked. PLATT pinch ran for RUSSELL. PLATT stole

second. PARAMORE fouled out to 3b. NIX singled to right center, advanced to second

on an error by p, RBI; PLATT scored. WHITELEY popped up to ss. NORTON grounded out

to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

DePaul 3rd - RUSSELL to dp for PLATT. BANDAUSKI popped up to 2b. BLAGAICH

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

Brigham Young 3rd - HOCH popped up to ss. RAMIREZ singled to right field.

RAMIREZ stole second. CHAMBERLAIN singled to center field; RAMIREZ advanced to

third. CHAMBERLAIN out at first 1b unassisted, runner left early. LE`I fouled out to

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

DePaul 4th - PATTON singled, bunt. VOJIK grounded out to c; PATTON advanced

to second. SECKA grounded out to 3b. SHEAKS grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - RUSSELL singled to center field. PARAMORE hit by pitch;

RUSSELL advanced to second. GONZALES to dp for RUSSELL. NIX walked; PARAMORE

advanced to second; GONZALES advanced to third. WHITELEY fouled out to c. NORTON

fouled out to ss. HOCH struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

DePaul 5th - TARULLI FISH grounded out to 2b. POLENSKY grounded out to 2b.

BANDAUSKI popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - RAMIREZ reached on an error by rf, advanced to second.

CHAMBERLAIN struck out swinging. LE`I flied out to cf. GONZALES grounded out to 2b.

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

DePaul 6th - BLAGAICH grounded out to p. EVANS singled through the left side.

PATTON singled, bunt; EVANS advanced to second. KENNEDY to rf for PARAMORE. VOJIK

singled to right field; PATTON advanced to second; EVANS advanced to third. SECKA

flied out to lf. SHEAKS doubled, advanced to third, 3 RBI; VOJIK scored; PATTON

scored; EVANS scored. TARULLI FISH singled, advanced to second on an error by ss,

RBI; SHEAKS scored. POLENSKY singled; TARULLI FISH advanced to third. AMUNDSON pinch

hit for BANDAUSKI. SANTORI pinch ran for TARULLI FISH. AMUNDSON grounded out to 2b.

4 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - TARULLI FISH to c for SANTORI. BANDAUSKI to ss for

AMUNDSON. KENNEDY flied out to lf. NIX popped up to ss. WHITELEY singled to pitcher.

NORTON doubled to center field, RBI; WHITELEY scored. HOCH flied out to cf. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

DePaul 7th - WILUS to dp for BLAGAICH. WILUS grounded out to ss. EVANS

grounded out to 2b. PATTON walked. VOJIK grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - PARAMORE to rf for KENNEDY. RAMIREZ grounded out to ss.

CHAMBERLAIN singled to third base. LE`I reached on an error by ss; CHAMBERLAIN

advanced to second. GWYN pinch ran for LE`I. GONZALES flied out to lf. PARAMORE

singled to right field; GWYN advanced to second; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to third. SNOW

pinch ran for KENNEDY. NIX popped up to p. 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young vs #22 DePaul (Game 2)

Mar 23, 2006 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Brigham Young 7 (18-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 4 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 4 1 2 0 0 1 9 0 2

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

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dp....... 2 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0

GWYN, Christina pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

KENNEDY, Lindi pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica rf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIX, Cortney c........... 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1

WHITELEY, Jennifer cf.... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

NORTON, Jodi 3b.......... 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 6 0

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

URINCHO, Daniella p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 30 7 12 7 2 5 21 13 6

DePaul 5 (10-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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EVANS 2b................. 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 0

PATTON 3b................ 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0

VOJIK rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BLAGAICH rf............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

SHEAKS lf................ 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

TARULLI FISH c........... 2 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 0

HUITINK pr.............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SECKA cf................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILUS dp................. 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

POLENSKY 1b.............. 3 0 1 1 0 1 9 1 0

BANDAUSKI ss............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

AMUNDSON ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

ADIX p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 24 5 4 3 4 1 21 13 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 001 011 4 - 7 12 3

DePaul.............. 010 202 0 - 5 4 0

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E - HOCH 3. DP - Blue Demons 1. LOB - Cougars 6; Blue Demons 4. 2B - RAMIREZ

3; TARULLI FISH; POLENSKY. HR - RUSSELL; WILUS. HBP - CHAMBERLAIN. SH -

RUSSELL; PATTON; TARULLI FISH. SB - NIX; SHEAKS; POLENSKY. CS - PATTON.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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URINCHO, Daniella... 7.0 4 5 2 4 1 24 30 -

DePaul IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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ADIX................ 7.0 12 7 7 2 5 30 34 -

Win - URINCHO (6-2). Loss - ADIX (5-2). Save - None.

HBP - by ADIX (CHAMBERLAIN). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Willie Newman 1B: Ellis Clayton 3B: Dani Carson

Start: 4:20 pm Time: 1:50 Attendance: 88

Brigham Young vs #22 DePaul (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

Mar 23, 2006 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 001 011 4 - 7 12 3

DePaul.............. 010 202 0 - 5 4 0

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Brigham Young starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dp RUSSELL;

19/rf PARAMORE; 10/c NIX; 3/cf WHITELEY; 8/3b NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 22/p URINCHO;

DePaul starters: 39/2b EVANS; 12/3b PATTON; 40/rf VOJIK; 3/lf SHEAKS; 5/c TARULLI

FISH; 24/cf SECKA; 88/dp WILUS; 7/1b POLENSKY; 18/ss BANDAUSKI; 31/p ADIX;

Brigham Young 1st - RAMIREZ struck out swinging. CHAMBERLAIN struck out

swinging. LE`I struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

DePaul 1st - EVANS grounded out to ss. PATTON walked. PATTON out at second c

to ss, caught stealing. VOJIK grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - RUSSELL grounded out to 3b. PARAMORE grounded out to 2b.

NIX struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

DePaul 2nd - SHEAKS walked. TARULLI FISH fouled out to 3b. SECKA grounded out

to 3b; SHEAKS advanced to second. WILUS walked. POLENSKY reached on an error by 2b;

WILUS advanced to third; SHEAKS scored, unearned. POLENSKY stole second. BANDAUSKI

fouled out to c. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - WHITELEY struck out looking. NORTON walked. HOCH singled

through the left side; NORTON advanced to second. RAMIREZ doubled, advanced to third

on the throw, RBI; HOCH advanced to third, out at home rf to c; NORTON scored.

CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

DePaul 3rd - EVANS flied out to cf. PATTON flied out to lf. VOJIK grounded

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

Brigham Young 4th - LE`I singled through the left side. PLATT pinch ran for

LE`I. RUSSELL out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; PLATT advanced to second. PARAMORE

grounded out to p. NIX popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

DePaul 4th - LE`I to 1b for PLATT. SHEAKS walked. TARULLI FISH out at first p

to 2b, SAC, bunt; SHEAKS advanced to second. SHEAKS stole third, scored on an error

by 2b. SECKA popped up to 1b. WILUS homered, RBI. POLENSKY struck out swinging. 2

runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - BLAGAICH to rf for VOJIK. WHITELEY grounded out to 2b.

NORTON grounded out to 2b. HOCH singled up the middle. RAMIREZ doubled down the rf

line, RBI; HOCH scored. CHAMBERLAIN hit by pitch. LE`I out at first rf to 1b. 1

run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

DePaul 5th - BANDAUSKI flied out to cf. EVANS singled. PATTON out at first 3b

to 2b, SAC, bunt; EVANS advanced to second. BLAGAICH reached on a fielder's choice;

EVANS out at third ss to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - RUSSELL walked. GWYN pinch ran for RUSSELL. PARAMORE

singled to left field; GWYN advanced to second. NIX reached on a fielder's choice;

PARAMORE advanced to second; GWYN out at second 3b to ss. KENNEDY pinch ran for

PARAMORE. WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice; NIX advanced to second; KENNEDY

out at third p to 3b. NORTON singled to left center, RBI; WHITELEY advanced to

second; NIX scored. HOCH grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

DePaul 6th - RUSSELL to dp for GWYN. PARAMORE to rf for KENNEDY. SHEAKS

reached on an error by 2b. TARULLI FISH doubled to center field, RBI; SHEAKS scored,

unearned. HUITINK pinch ran for TARULLI FISH. SECKA grounded out to 3b. WILUS

grounded out to 3b. POLENSKY doubled to center field, RBI; HUITINK scored, unearned.

AMUNDSON pinch hit for BANDAUSKI. AMUNDSON grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - TARULLI FISH to c for HUITINK. BANDAUSKI to ss for

AMUNDSON. RAMIREZ doubled to right field. CHAMBERLAIN singled through the left side.

LE`I singled; CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second; RAMIREZ advanced to third. RUSSELL

homered, 4 RBI; LE`I scored; CHAMBERLAIN scored; RAMIREZ scored. PARAMORE grounded

out to 3b. NIX singled to left center. NIX stole second. WHITELEY lined into double

play 2b unassisted; NIX out on the play. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

DePaul 7th - GONZALES to rf for PARAMORE. EVANS grounded out to ss. PATTON

out at first 3b to 2b. VOJIK to rf for BLAGAICH. VOJIK lined out to p. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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