SDSU Ends Title Hopes

Freshman Andrea Ramirez homered and had four RBI in BYU's loss to San Diego State. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAS -- BYU's bid for a second consecutive Mountain West Conference title came to an end as the Cougars fell to San Diego State, 11-7.

BYU (42-20, 17-7) now hopes to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals to be played next week. The field for the Regionals will be announced tomorrow.

San Diego State started the scoring in the bottom of the first when Erin Floros hit a single and scored from first on a RBI double by Megan McDonald.

After the Aztecs' Christina Ross retired the first seven batters she faced, BYU bounced back in the top of the third. Cortney Nix picked up a one-out single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Tracee Hoch. With two outs in the inning freshman Andrea Ramirez came up with a RBI single.

In the bottom of the third SDSU jumped all over the Cougars, putting up five runs to take a 6-1 lead. The big blow came in the form of a three-run home run by Taryin Casillas. The Aztecs' big inning knocked BYU pitcher Summer Tobias from the game for the first time in the MWC Tournament.

The Cougars came back with another run win the top of the fourth to cut the lead to 6-2. Jodi Norton nailed a RBI single to score Emi Snow from second base. BYU left two runners on base in the inning.

In the top of the fifth, BYU got two more runners aboard with two outs in the inning. Hoch and Snow picked up singles. Ianeta Le`i and Ashlyn Russell came up with RBI singles to cut the lead to 6-4. The Cougars again left a pair on base.

Casillas picked up another RBI single in the bottom of the fifth when McDonald got reached on an error to lead off the inning. The Aztecs picked up a total of three unearned as BYU committed two errors in the inning and fell behind 9-4.

The Cougars scored again in the top of the sixth. Norton led the inning off with a double and moved to third on a single by Hoch. Ramirez came up huge again for BYU with a three-run homer to cut the lead to 9-7. BYU's inning ended with two runners on base.

San Diego State added two insurance runs on a two-run round-tripper by Monica Alnes in the bottom of the sixth to push the lead to 11-7.

BYU vs San Diego State

05-13-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 7 (42-20)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

GONZALES, Monica lf...... 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 1 1 1 1 5 1 0

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

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 2

NORTON, Jodi 3b.......... 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle ph. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

KENNEDY, Lindi ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

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

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 31 7 11 7 4 6 18 7 8

San Diego State 11 (33-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HARTUNG, Meagan cf....... 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

WELLS, Tamani lf......... 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

FLOROS, Erin c........... 4 2 2 0 0 0 7 1 1

MCDONALD, Megan dp....... 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

DAIGLE, Alysha pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BEASLEY, Amanda pr...... 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ALNES, Monica 1b......... 3 2 2 3 0 0 7 0 1

CASILLAS, Taryin 3b...... 3 2 2 4 1 0 0 2 0

MARKHAM, Chrissie ss..... 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1

SMITH, Allison 2b........ 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1

BOYER, Bree rf........... 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

ROSS, Christina p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

VELASQUEZ, Celena p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 31 11 12 11 2 1 21 10 5

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 001 123 0 - 7 11 2

San Diego State..... 105 032 X - 11 12 1

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E - RUSSELL; HOCH; VELASQUEZ. LOB - BYU 8; SDSU 5. 2B - NORTON; MCDONALD. HR

- RAMIREZ; ALNES; CASILLAS. SH - HOCH; ALNES. SB - HARTUNG; WELLS.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 2.2 6 5 5 0 0 14 14 45

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke 2.0 4 4 1 1 0 11 13 41

URINCHO, Daniella... 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 6 7 34

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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ROSS, Christina..... 5.1 10 6 6 2 3 24 27 100

VELASQUEZ, Celena... 1.2 1 1 1 2 3 7 9 54

Win - ROSS (16-8). Loss - TOBIAS (25-11). Save - None.

Inherited runners/scored: BOYCE-HUMBER 2/2; URINCHO 1/0; VELASQUEZ 2/2.

Pitches/strikes: TOBIAS 45/29; BOYCE-HUMBER 41/23; URINCHO 34/19; ROSS 100/59;

VELASQUEZ 54/32.

Umpires - HP: Dave Whitford 1B: Dani Carson 3B: Dan Ringsby

Start: 2:30 pm Time: 2:33 Attendance:

Game notes:

BYU vs San Diego State - Play-by-Play

05-13-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 001 123 0 - 7 11 2

San Diego State..... 105 032 X - 11 12 1

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BYU starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 24/lf GONZALES; 18/cf SNOW; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dp RUSSELL;

19/rf PARAMORE; 8/3b NORTON; 10/c NIX; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

San Diego State starters: 19/cf HARTUNG; 17/lf WELLS; 44/c FLOROS; 20/dp MCDONALD;

9/1b ALNES; 14/3b CASILLAS; 11/ss MARKHAM; 7/2b SMITH; 0/rf BOYER; 10/p ROSS;

BYU 1st - RAMIREZ grounded out to 2b (2-2). GONZALES grounded out to p (1-2).

SNOW struck out looking (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - HARTUNG popped up to 2b (1-0). WELLS popped up to rf

(1-0). FLOROS singled to left field (0-0). MCDONALD doubled to right center, RBI

(1-2); FLOROS scored. DAIGLE pinch ran for MCDONALD. ALNES grounded out to 2b (2-2).

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - LE`I grounded out to p. RUSSELL fouled out to c (2-2). PARAMORE

grounded out to 3b (1-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - CASILLAS grounded out to 2b (2-1). MARKHAM flied out to

lf (0-1). SMITH flied out to rf (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - NORTON grounded out to 3b. NIX singled through the right side

(1-2). HOCH out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); NIX advanced to second. RAMIREZ

singled to left field, RBI (1-1); NIX scored. GONZALES singled to second base (3-2);

RAMIREZ advanced to second. PLATT pinch ran for RAMIREZ. PLATT out at second c to

2b, picked off. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - RAMIREZ to ss for PLATT. BOYER flied out to cf (3-2).

HARTUNG singled to center field (3-2). HARTUNG stole second. WELLS singled to right

field, advanced to second, RBI (0-1); HARTUNG scored. FLOROS singled up the middle

(1-0); WELLS advanced to third. MCDONALD to dp for DAIGLE. MCDONALD grounded out to

c unassisted, interference. ALNES singled through the right side, RBI (2-2); FLOROS

advanced to second; WELLS scored. BOYCE-HUMBER to p for TOBIAS. CASILLAS homered to

left field, 3 RBI (1-1); ALNES scored; FLOROS scored. MARKHAM walked (3-0). SMITH

flied out to cf (0-1). 5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - SNOW walked (3-2). LE`I struck out (3-2). RUSSELL grounded out to

ss (2-2); SNOW advanced to second. PARAMORE walked (3-1). NORTON singled to center

field, RBI (1-0); PARAMORE advanced to second; SNOW scored. NIX popped up to 2b to

right field (0-0). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - BOYER grounded out to 2b (1-2). HARTUNG out at first 1b

to 2b, bunt (0-0). WELLS singled to center field (3-0). WELLS stole second. FLOROS

grounded out to 2b (2-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - HOCH singled to right field (2-2). RAMIREZ reached on a fielder's

choice; HOCH out at second 2b to ss. GONZALES grounded out to p (1-1); RAMIREZ

advanced to second. SNOW singled up the middle (2-0); RAMIREZ advanced to third.

LE`I singled through the left side, RBI (3-2); SNOW advanced to second; RAMIREZ

scored. RUSSELL singled to center field, RBI (0-0); LE`I advanced to second; SNOW

scored. PARAMORE struck out looking (0-2). 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - RAMIREZ to dp. RUSSELL to 3b. NORTON to ss. MCDONALD

reached on a fielding error by 3b (2-2). BEASLEY pinch ran for MCDONALD. ALNES out

at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); BEASLEY advanced to second. CASILLAS singled

through the right side, RBI (2-0); BEASLEY scored, unearned. MARKHAM flied out to cf

(0-0). SMITH reached on a throwing error by 2b, advanced to second (1-1); CASILLAS

advanced to third. BOYER singled to right center, 2 RBI (2-2); SMITH scored,

unearned; CASILLAS scored, unearned. URINCHO to p for BOYCE-HUMBER. HARTUNG lined

out to 2b (2-2). 3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - NORTON doubled to left field (1-1). NIX popped up to ss (1-0). HOCH

singled to left center (2-1); NORTON advanced to third. VELASQUEZ to p for ROSS.

RAMIREZ homered to center field, 3 RBI; HOCH scored; NORTON scored. GONZALES flied

out to cf (2-1). SNOW walked (3-1). LE`I walked (3-2); SNOW advanced to second.

RUSSELL struck out (3-2). 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - WELLS singled through the left side (1-0). FLOROS

grounded out to 2b (2-2); WELLS advanced to second. BEASLEY to dp. BEASLEY struck

out (2-2). ALNES homered to center field, 2 RBI (3-1); WELLS scored. CASILLAS walked

(3-1). MARKHAM fouled out to 2b (1-2). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - PARAMORE struck out (3-2). NORTON flied out to cf to left center

(2-2). CHAMBERLAIN pinch hit for NIX. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielding error by p

(1-1). KENNEDY pinch hit for HOCH. KENNEDY struck out (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

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