Seniors Super in Sweep over Lobos

Senior Ashlyn Russell and the rest of the seniors were solid in BYU's sweep over New Mexico Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU rode its departing seniors to a 9-8 and 16-1 sweep over New Mexico Saturday at Gail Miller Field. The Cougars improved to 36-17 and 11-5 in Mountain West Conference play while the Lobos fell to 22-28 and 3-15 in conference play.

The seniors' superb play over the two games kept BYU in a tie with Utah for second place in the MWC and finished off the home schedule with a victory.

Game one started as Andrea Ramirez got BYU started in the first with a lead-off double. The Cougars then loaded the bases before Daniella Urincho walked to plate Ramirez.

Ramirez put BYU on the board again in the second with a solo homer to center field. Emi Snow came around to score from second on a Lobo error. With two outs, Ashlyn Russell found herself in a rundown trying to steal second but Ianeta Le'i alertly took off from third and crossed home plate before Russell was tagged for the last out of the inning. The Cougars led 4-0 after two innings of play.

New Mexico struck back in the third with four runs of its own. Kristina Schmallen drove two in herself on a single to right. Lindsey Elcess followed with a double of her own to plate two more and even the score at 4-4.

BYU got a run back in the third on a Monica Gonzales sacrifice fly, but the Lobos struck back in the top of the fourth. A costly Cougar error that could have ended the inning ended up resulting in a Cassie Chavez grand slam to give New Mexico an 8-5 lead.

The Cougars added a pair in the fourth on a pair of singles from Urincho and Jodi Norton to cut the deficit to one. Courtney Nix doubled to bring home Norton to tie the game at eight after six innings.

The game looked to be heading into extra frames as BYU came up in the bottom of the seventh. Ramirez led off the inning with a double. Janna Anderson came in to pinch run for Ramirez and went to third on a sacrifice bunt from Emi Snow. Le'i then hit a chopper in the gap to plate Anderson and give the Cougars the 9-8 victory. Le'i's single not only gave BYU the win, but extended her hit streak to 20 games.

In game two, the Cougars exploded for 10 runs on eight hits in the first. Le'i started the action-packed inning with a single - her 227th career hit - that made her the school's all-time hit leader and started the BYU hit parade. She capped off the outburst with a towering grand slam off the scoreboard in right field.

Krystle Chamberlain came around to score on a single from Snow in the third. Le'i added another two runs on a single and Norton walked to bring in the fourth run of the inning. Gonzalez singled to bring in the fifth run of the inning.

The Cougars added another run in the fourth when Lindi Kennedy walked to bring home their last run of the game.

Individual efforts by the departing seniors proved critical for BYU on the day. Summer Tobias pitched a complete game in the first game and stifled the Lobos through three innings in the second to improve her record to 19-8 on the season. Le'i was a combined four for six with her 18th homerun of the year to go along with seven RBI's. Russell was a perfect three for three with an RBI in the second game, while Paramore added three hits and Boyce-Humbert gave up just one hit in two innings of work.

After the game, possibly the best class in BYU softball history, Boyce-Humbert, Le'i, Paramore, Russell and Tobias, was honored. All five left their marks on the Cougar record books and their teammates and coaches.

"All these girls are tremendous ambassadors to the school and the sport," BYU coach Gordon Eakin said. "We'll miss them tremendously."

The Cougars will be back in action Tuesday May 2, when they take on UVSC in Orem. Start time is set for 4 pm.

New Mexico at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1)

Apr 29, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

New Mexico 8 (22-27,3-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hodgins rf............... 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Hughes dh................ 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Chavez ss................ 3 2 1 4 1 0 1 5 0

Schmallen 2b............. 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 2 0

Elcess 1b................ 3 0 1 2 0 0 7 1 0

Rubalcava 3b............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1

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

Young c.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

Deitrich cf.............. 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

Mendenhall p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Gregg p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Peterson p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 29 8 7 8 2 3 19 13 2

Brigham Young Univ. 9 (35-17,10-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 3 2

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Emi cf/rf.......... 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 2 1 1 1 2 0 10 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dh....... 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

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

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer pr/cf 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

URINCHO, Daniella lf..... 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0

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

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

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

GONZALES, Monica ph..... 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0

Totals................... 28 9 12 7 8 3 21 10 11

Score by Innings R H E

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New Mexico.......... 004 400 0 - 8 7 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 131 201 1 - 9 12 1

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Note: 1 out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - Chavez; NORTON. LOB - NM Lobos 2; BYU Cougars 11. 2B - Elcess; RAMIREZ

2; SNOW; URINCHO; NORTON. HR - Chavez; RAMIREZ. SH - SNOW; LE`I. SF -

GONZALES. CS - RUSSELL.

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Mendenhall.......... 2.1 3 5 3 6 1 9 16

Gregg............... 3.2 8 4 4 2 2 18 21

Peterson............ 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2

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

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 7.0 7 8 4 2 3 29 31

Win - TOBIAS (18-8). Loss - Gregg (11-9). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Kevin Davis 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Terry Balser

Start: 2:06 Time: 2:37 Attendance:

Gregg faced 1 batter in the 7th.

Apr 29, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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New Mexico.......... 004 400 0 - 8 7 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 131 201 1 - 9 12 1

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New Mexico starters: 13/rf Hodgins; 4/dh Hughes; 3/ss Chavez; 16/2b Schmallen; 20/1b

Elcess; 2/3b Rubalcava; 1/lf Allen; 23/c Young; 7/cf Deitrich; 12/p Mendenhall;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 18/cf SNOW; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dh RUSSELL;

19/rf PARAMORE; 22/lf URINCHO; 8/3b NORTON; 10/c NIX; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

New Mexico 1st - Hodgins grounded out to ss. Hughes flied out to lf. Chavez

popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - RAMIREZ doubled to left center. SNOW walked. LE`I

out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; SNOW advanced to second; RAMIREZ advanced to third.

RUSSELL walked. PARAMORE fouled out to ss. URINCHO walked, RBI; RUSSELL advanced to

second; SNOW advanced to third; RAMIREZ scored. NORTON flied out to rf. 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - Schmallen singled up the middle. Elcess grounded out to p;

Schmallen advanced to second. Rubalcava struck out swinging. Allen grounded out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - NIX struck out swinging. HOCH grounded out to 3b.

RAMIREZ homered to right center, RBI. SNOW walked. LE`I walked; SNOW advanced to

second. RUSSELL reached on a fielder's choice; LE`I advanced to third on the throw;

SNOW advanced to third, scored on an error by ss, unearned. RUSSELL out at first c

to 1b to ss to 1b, caught stealing; LE`I scored, unearned. 3 runs, 1 hit, 1

error, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - Young grounded out to 3b. Deitrich singled to pitcher.

Hodgins flied out to rf. Hughes singled through the left side; Deitrich advanced to

second. Chavez walked; Hughes advanced to second; Deitrich advanced to third.

Schmallen singled to right field, 2 RBI; Chavez advanced to third; Hughes scored;

Deitrich scored. Elcess doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; Schmallen scored; Chavez

scored. Rubalcava struck out looking. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - PARAMORE grounded out to 2b. URINCHO doubled to

right center. NORTON walked. Gregg to p for Mendenhall. NIX singled to right field;

NORTON advanced to second; URINCHO advanced to third. GONZALES pinch hit for HOCH.

GONZALES flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; URINCHO scored. RAMIREZ reached on a fielder's

choice; NIX out at second ss to 2b; NORTON advanced to third. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - HOCH to 2b for GONZALES. Allen grounded out to p. Young

lined out to p. Deitrich walked. Hodgins singled, bunt; Deitrich advanced to second.

Hughes reached on a fielding error by 3b; Hodgins advanced to second; Deitrich

advanced to third. Chavez homered to left field, 4 RBI, unearned; Hughes scored,

unearned; Hodgins scored, unearned; Deitrich scored, unearned. Schmallen struck out

looking. 4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - SNOW popped up to 3b. LE`I walked. RUSSELL reached

on a fielder's choice; LE`I out at second ss to 2b. PARAMORE singled through the

right side; RUSSELL advanced to second. PLATT pinch ran for RUSSELL. WHITELEY pinch

ran for PARAMORE. URINCHO singled up the middle, RBI; WHITELEY advanced to third;

PLATT scored. NORTON singled to left field, RBI; URINCHO advanced to second;

WHITELEY scored. NIX walked; NORTON advanced to second; URINCHO advanced to third.

HOCH flied out to lf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - SNOW to rf. WHITELEY to cf. Elcess grounded out to 3b.

Rubalcava grounded out to 3b. Allen popped up to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - RAMIREZ grounded out to ss. SNOW doubled down the

lf line. LE`I flied out to cf; SNOW advanced to third. RUSSELL to dh for PLATT.

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

New Mexico 6th - Young grounded out to p. Deitrich out at first p to 2b.

Hodgins flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - SNOW to cf. PARAMORE to rf for WHITELEY. PARAMORE

struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. URINCHO struck out swinging. NORTON

doubled to right center. NIX singled through the right side, RBI, advanced to second

on the throw; NORTON scored. HOCH grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

New Mexico 7th - Hughes grounded out to ss. Chavez flied out to rf. Schmallen

flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - RAMIREZ doubled down the lf line. ANDERSON pinch

ran for RAMIREZ. Peterson to p for Gregg. SNOW out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt;

ANDERSON advanced to third. LE`I singled, RBI; ANDERSON scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

Apr 29, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

New Mexico 1 (22-28,2-15)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hodgins rf............... 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hughes dh................ 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Chavez ss................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2

Schmallen 2b............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1

Elcess 1b................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

Rubalcava 3b............. 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Ray lf................... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Young c.................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0

Deitrich cf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Peterson p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Allen p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mendenhall p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Crail p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gregg p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 19 1 4 1 0 6 12 5 3

Brigham Young Univ. 16 (36-17,11-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea 2b....... 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

SNOW, Emi c.............. 4 2 2 1 0 0 6 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 2 3 6 1 0 4 0 0

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

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

FITCH, Karlie pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PARAMORE, Paige rf/dh.... 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 1

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

URINCHO, Daniella lf/dh.. 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 3

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

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh/l 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica ph/lf.. 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 25 16 16 16 8 2 15 4 6

Score by Innings R H E

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New Mexico.......... 0 00 10 - 1 4 0

Brigham Young Univ.. (10)05 1X - 16 16 0

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LOB - NM Lobos 3; BYU Cougars 6. 2B - RAMIREZ; HOCH. HR - Rubalcava; LE`I.

SF - NORTON. SB - WHITELEY. CS - WHITELEY.

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Peterson............ 0.1 6 7 7 1 0 6 8

Allen............... 0.2 2 3 3 2 0 4 6

Mendenhall.......... 1.0 3 4 4 2 0 5 7

Crail............... 1.2 5 2 2 3 2 9 12

Gregg............... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

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

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 3.0 3 0 0 0 5 12 12

BOYCE-HUMBER, Brooke 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 7 7

Win - TOBIAS (19-8). Loss - Peterson (4-7). Save - None.

WP - Mendenhall.

Umpires - HP: Clair McBride 1B: Terry Balser 3B: Kevin Davis

Start: 5:20 Time: 1:50 Attendance: 639

Mendenhall faced 4 batters in the 3rd.

New Mexico at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

Apr 29, 2006 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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New Mexico.......... 0 00 10 - 1 4 0

Brigham Young Univ.. (10)05 1X - 16 16 0

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New Mexico starters: 13/rf Hodgins; 4/dh Hughes; 3/ss Chavez; 16/2b Schmallen; 20/1b

Elcess; 2/3b Rubalcava; 8/lf Ray; 23/c Young; 7/cf Deitrich; 0/p Peterson;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 31/2b RAMIREZ; 18/c SNOW; 66/1b LE`I; 25/3b RUSSELL;

19/rf PARAMORE; 22/lf URINCHO; 8/ss NORTON; 3/cf WHITELEY; 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 12/p

TOBIAS;

New Mexico 1st - Hodgins singled through the right side. Hughes reached on a

fielder's choice; Hodgins out at second ss to 2b. Chavez flied out to rf. Schmallen

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - RAMIREZ doubled down the lf line. SNOW singled

through the left side; RAMIREZ advanced to third. LE`I singled to third base; SNOW

advanced to second. RUSSELL walked, RBI; LE`I advanced to second; SNOW advanced to

third; RAMIREZ scored. PLATT pinch ran for LE`I. PARAMORE singled to right field, 2

RBI, advanced to second on the throw; RUSSELL advanced to third; PLATT scored; SNOW

scored. URINCHO singled through the right side, RBI; PARAMORE advanced to third;

RUSSELL scored. NORTON flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; PARAMORE scored. WHITELEY singled

to left center; URINCHO advanced to second. Allen to p for Peterson. CHAMBERLAIN

walked; WHITELEY advanced to second; URINCHO advanced to third. RAMIREZ walked, RBI;

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third; URINCHO scored. SNOW

popped up to ss. LE`I to 1b for PLATT. LE`I homered to right field, 4 RBI; RAMIREZ

scored; CHAMBERLAIN scored; WHITELEY scored. RUSSELL singled to second base.

PARAMORE grounded out to ss; RUSSELL advanced to second. 10 runs, 8 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - Elcess struck out looking. Rubalcava grounded out to p. Ray

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - Mendenhall to p for Allen. URINCHO popped up to ss.

NORTON walked. WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice; NORTON out at second ss to

2b. WHITELEY stole second. WHITELEY out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - KENNEDY to rf for PARAMORE. URINCHO to dh. CHAMBERLAIN to

lf. Young struck out swinging. Deitrich struck out looking. Hodgins singled to third

base. Hughes singled to left field; Hodgins advanced to second. Chavez flied out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CHAMBERLAIN walked. RAMIREZ singled up the middle;

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second. SNOW singled up the middle, RBI; RAMIREZ advanced to

second; CHAMBERLAIN scored. ANDERSON pinch ran for RAMIREZ. SNOW advanced to second;

ANDERSON advanced to third on a wild pitch. LE`I singled, 2 RBI; SNOW scored;

ANDERSON scored. Crail to p for Mendenhall. RUSSELL singled to left field; LE`I

advanced to second. PARAMORE to dh for KENNEDY. KENNEDY to rf for URINCHO. PARAMORE

singled up the middle; RUSSELL advanced to second; LE`I advanced to third. KENNEDY

struck out looking. NORTON walked, RBI; PARAMORE advanced to second; RUSSELL

advanced to third; LE`I scored. WHITELEY flied out to rf. GONZALES pinch hit for

CHAMBERLAIN. GONZALES singled up the middle, RBI; NORTON advanced to second;

PARAMORE out at third cf to c; RUSSELL scored. 5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

New Mexico 4th - HOCH to 2b for ANDERSON. GONZALES to lf. BOYCE-HUMBER to p

for TOBIAS. Schmallen flied out to lf. Elcess struck out looking. Rubalcava homered

to right field, RBI. Ray lined out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HOCH doubled to left center. SNOW grounded out to

ss. LE`I walked. RUSSELL singled; LE`I advanced to second; HOCH advanced to third.

PARAMORE struck out swinging. KENNEDY walked, RBI; RUSSELL advanced to second; LE`I

advanced to third; HOCH scored. Gregg to p for Crail. FITCH pinch ran for RUSSELL.

NORTON reached on a fielder's choice; KENNEDY out at second 2b unassisted. 1 run,

2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - RUSSELL to 3b for FITCH. Young grounded out to p. Deitrich

grounded out to p. Hodgins grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

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