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Softball Extends Skid to Four Games

Jennifer Whiteley went 3-for-3 against Ohio State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PALM SPRINGS -- The BYU softball team (8-6) continues to slide, losing to No. 12 Northwestern (7-4), 5-0, and to Ohio State (3-3) 8-3 Friday at the Palm Springs Classic.

Northwestern senior Eileen Canney had BYU's number all day, striking out 16 on her way to the shutout victory. Cortney Nix-Clark recorded the game's first hit, a lead-off single to second base. It wasn't until the seventh inning that Dani Urincho got the second and final Cougar hit of the day with a single to third base.

Wildcats sophomore Tammy Williams went 4-for-4, hitting one home run, driving in two RBIs and scoring three runs. It was another rough outing for Christina Gwyn, whose record now falls to 5-3. The junior gave up four earned runs in 3.1 innings of action and struck out three.

Ohio State took control early and never looked back with a four-run first inning. The Buckeyes added two more to their lead when Courtney Pruner hit a home run that also scored Megan Schwab.

BYU got on the board in the fourth inning after a Jodi Norton double drove in Urincho and Angeline Quiocho. The Cougars tacked on another run thanks to a Jennifer Whiteley RBI in the sixth. Whiteley went 3-for-3 against Ohio State, but it was not enough to overcome the Buckeyes' eight runs.

The Cougars, who lost to both Loyola Marymount and Virginia on Thursday, are now in the middle of a four-game losing streak. The last time BYU lost four in a row was the 2005 season when the Cougars dropped two double-headers in two days to Oregon State and Oregon. That team responded by winning 17 of its next 18 games.

BYU finishes the Palm Springs Classic against Illinois Chicago at 10:30 a.m. PST on Saturday.

BYU vs #12 Northwestern

Feb 23, 2007 at Cathedral City, Ca. (BLD- Des Moines)

BYU 0

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK c.............. 3 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 1

JENKINS c............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

WHITELEY lf.............. 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0

GONZALES cf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

RAMIREZ dh............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

PLATT rf................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

URINCHO 1b............... 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0

QUIOCHO 3b............... 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2

NORTON ss................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0

ZINANTI ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

SNOW rf.................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ANDERSON cf............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

HOCH 2b.................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

GWYN p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 23 0 2 0 1 16 18 8 5

Northwestern 5

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Williams ss.............. 4 3 4 2 0 0 0 1 0

E.Dyer c................. 4 0 1 2 0 2 16 0 0

Lafever pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cooper 1b................ 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 1 0

Pauly 2b................. 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0

Miller cf................ 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3

Hampshire dh............. 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5

Sears pr................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dyer lf.................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Salamon rf............... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

Euler rf................ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sengewald 3b............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Canney p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 28 5 10 5 4 7 21 4 9

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 000 0 - 0 2 1

Northwestern........ 130 100 X - 5 10 2

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E - NIX-CLARK; Sengewald 2. LOB - Cougars 5; Wildcats 9. HR - Williams. SH -

WHITELEY; GONZALES. SB - Williams.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GWYN................ 3.1 8 5 4 3 3 18 21

URINCHO............. 2.2 2 0 0 1 4 10 11

Northwestern IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Canney.............. 7.0 2 0 0 1 16 23 26

Win - Canney. Loss - GWYN. Save - None.

PB - NIX-CLARK.

Umpires - HP: Ron Burkhart 1B: Dale Wilson 3B: Fred Rauf

Start: 1:00 pm Time: 2:11 Attendance:

Game notes:

ID-514746

Game: NU-BYU

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 000 0 - 0 2 1

Northwestern........ 130 100 X - 5 10 2

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BYU starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 31/dh RAMIREZ;

22/1b URINCHO; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf SNOW; 4/2b HOCH; 11/p GWYN;

Northwestern starters: 2/ss Williams; 0/c E.Dyer; 23/1b Cooper; 11/2b Pauly;

7/cf Miller; 22/dh Hampshire; 4/lf Dyer; 9/rf Salamon; 6/3b Sengewald; 13/p

Canney;

BYU 1st - NIX-CLARK singled to second base. WHITELEY out at first 1b to

2b, SAC, bunt; NIX-CLARK advanced to second. GONZALES struck out swinging.

RAMIREZ grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northwestern 1st - Williams homered to right center, RBI. E.Dyer popped

up to 1b. Cooper flied out to lf. Pauly singled through the left side. Miller

walked; Pauly advanced to second. Hampshire grounded out to p. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - URINCHO grounded out to 3b. QUIOCHO struck out looking. NORTON

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

Northwestern 2nd - Dyer lined out to 2b. Salamon walked. Sengewald

singled to second base; Salamon advanced to second. Euler to rf for Salamon.

Williams singled to right field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI;

Sengewald advanced to third; Euler scored. E.Dyer singled down the lf line, 2

RBI; Williams scored; Sengewald scored. Lafever pinch ran for E.Dyer. Salamon

to rf for Euler. Cooper walked; Lafever advanced to second. WHITELEY to 1b.

GONZALES to lf. RAMIREZ to rf. URINCHO to dh. SNOW to cf. Pauly singled to

right field; Cooper advanced to second; Lafever advanced to third. Miller

popped up to ss. Hampshire grounded out to ss. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

BYU 3rd - E.Dyer to c for Lafever. SNOW grounded out to ss. HOCH struck

out swinging. NIX-CLARK struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Northwestern 3rd - Dyer struck out looking. Salamon struck out swinging.

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

BYU 4th - WHITELEY walked. GONZALES reached on a fielding error by 3b,

SAC, bunt; WHITELEY advanced to second. RAMIREZ grounded out to 2b; GONZALES

advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third. URINCHO struck out swinging.

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

Northwestern 4th - PLATT to rf for RAMIREZ. Williams singled through the

left side. Williams stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c.

E.Dyer struck out swinging. Cooper singled up the middle, RBI; Williams scored,

unearned. URINCHO to p. / for GWYN. Pauly reached on a fielder's choice;

Cooper out at second ss to 2b. Pauly advanced to second on a passed ball.

Miller struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - NORTON struck out swinging. SNOW struck out swinging. HOCH

reached on a throwing error by 3b. NIX-CLARK struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Northwestern 5th - ANDERSON to cf for SNOW. Hampshire walked. Sears

pinch ran for Hampshire. Dyer struck out looking. Salamon reached on a

fielder's choice; Sears out at second rf to cf to ss. Sengewald reached on a

fielder's choice; Salamon out at first 2b to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 6th - WHITELEY struck out swinging. GONZALES struck out swinging.

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

Northwestern 6th - JENKINS to c for NIX-CLARK. Williams singled to right

field. E.Dyer struck out swinging. Cooper singled to left field; Williams

advanced to second. Pauly reached on a fielder's choice; Cooper advanced to

second; Williams out at third p to 3b. Miller struck out looking. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 7th - URINCHO singled to third base. QUIOCHO struck out looking.

ZINANTI pinch hit for NORTON. ZINANTI struck out looking. ANDERSON struck out

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

Brigham Young vs Ohio State

Feb 23, 2007 at Cathedral City, Cal. (Big League Dreams)

Brigham Young 3 (8-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK c.............. 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0

WHITELEY lf.............. 3 0 3 1 1 0 4 0 0

GONZALES cf.............. 4 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 3

RAMIREZ dh............... 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1

URINCHO 1b............... 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

QUIOCHO 3b............... 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 3

NORTON ss................ 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 0

HOCH 2b.................. 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 1

ANDERSON rf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

ZINANTI p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

GWYN p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 28 3 8 3 5 11 18 8 9

Ohio State 8 (3-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Koyano 2b................ 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0

Vanderink rf............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Marder c................. 2 0 0 0 2 0 11 1 2

Parra pr................ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Schwab lf................ 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Pruner dh................ 3 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0

Juarez 3b................ 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 1

Schultz 3b.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Douglas 1b............... 2 1 1 1 1 0 5 0 0

Cooper ss................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Haddad ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Caputo cf................ 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Reeder p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 8 7 7 3 3 21 6 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 201 0 - 3 8 3

Ohio State.......... 402 011 X - 8 7 1

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E - QUIOCHO; NORTON; GWYN; Douglas. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 9; Ohio State 4.

2B - NORTON. HR - Pruner(1). HBP - Schwab. SH - Koyano(2); Vanderink(2). SB

- Koyano(3); Pruner(1); Douglas(1). CS - WHITELEY.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI............. 2.0 5 5 5 2 0 7 12

GWYN................ 4.0 2 3 1 1 3 17 18

Ohio State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Reeder.............. 7.0 8 3 3 5 11 28 33

Win - Reeder (2-1). Loss - ZINANTI (3-3). Save - None.

HBP - by ZINANTI (Schwab).

Umpires - HP: Michael Banda 1B: Tony Cooper 3B: Geri McGwire

Start: 5:30 pm Time: 2:14 Attendance: 292

Game notes:

ID-521112

Game: OHST-BYU

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 201 0 - 3 8 3

Ohio State.......... 402 011 X - 8 7 1

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Brigham Young starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 31/dh

RAMIREZ; 0/1b URINCHO; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 8/ss NORTON; 4/2b HOCH; 2/rf ANDERSON;

14/p ZINANTI;

Ohio State starters: 0/2b Koyano; 17/rf Vanderink; 13/c Marder; 11/lf Schwab;

20/dh Pruner; 22/3b Juarez; 31/1b Douglas; 21/ss Cooper; 33/cf Caputo; 7/p

Reeder;

Brigham Young 1st - NIX-CLARK grounded out to 2b. WHITELEY walked.

WHITELEY out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. GONZALES singled to left

field. RAMIREZ struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State 1st - Koyano singled to center field. Koyano stole second.

Vanderink out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; Koyano advanced to third. Marder

walked. Parra pinch ran for Marder. Schwab hit by pitch; Parra advanced to

second. Pruner singled up the middle, 2 RBI; Schwab advanced to third; Parra

scored; Koyano scored. Pruner stole second. Juarez singled through the left

side, RBI; Pruner advanced to third; Schwab scored. Douglas singled to first

base, bunt, RBI; Juarez advanced to second, out at third 1b to 3b; Pruner

scored. Cooper fouled out to c. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - Marder to c for Parra. URINCHO lined out to 3b.

QUIOCHO grounded out to ss. NORTON walked. HOCH struck out looking. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State 2nd - Caputo singled through the left side. Koyano grounded

out to 2b, SAC, bunt; Caputo advanced to second. Vanderink lined into double

play 3b to 2b; Caputo out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - ANDERSON popped up to 3b. NIX-CLARK lined out to 2b.

WHITELEY singled to first base, bunt, advanced to second on a throwing error by

1b. GONZALES struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Ohio State 3rd - Marder walked. GWYN to p for ZINANTI. Schwab reached on

a fielder's choice to shortstop; Marder out at second ss to 2b. Pruner homered

to left field, 2 RBI; Schwab scored. WHITELEY to 1b. GONZALES to lf. RAMIREZ to

rf. URINCHO to dh. ANDERSON to cf. Juarez struck out looking. Douglas flied out

to lf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - RAMIREZ grounded out to ss. URINCHO singled through

the left side. QUIOCHO singled up the middle; URINCHO advanced to third. NORTON

doubled to right center, 2 RBI; QUIOCHO scored; URINCHO scored. HOCH struck out

swinging. ANDERSON grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State 4th - Cooper grounded out to 1b unassisted. Caputo struck out

looking. Koyano grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - NIX-CLARK walked. WHITELEY singled to left center;

NIX-CLARK advanced to second. GONZALES singled to pitcher; WHITELEY advanced to

second; NIX-CLARK advanced to third. RAMIREZ struck out looking. URINCHO fouled

out to 3b. QUIOCHO struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Ohio State 5th - Vanderink singled to third base, bunt. Marder reached

on a fielding error by ss; Vanderink advanced to third. Schwab grounded out to

2b, RBI; Marder advanced to second; Vanderink scored, unearned. Pruner struck

out looking. Juarez grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - NORTON walked. HOCH struck out swinging. ANDERSON

struck out swinging. NIX-CLARK walked; NORTON advanced to second. WHITELEY

singled up the middle, RBI; NIX-CLARK advanced to second; NORTON scored.

GONZALES struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Ohio State 6th - WHITELEY to dh. URINCHO to 1b. Douglas walked. Haddad

pinch hit for Cooper. Haddad flied out to lf. Douglas stole second. Caputo

reached on a fielding error by 3b; Douglas scored, unearned. Koyano flied out

to cf. Vanderink reached on a throwing error by p; Caputo advanced to second.

Marder popped up to ss. 1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - Schultz to 3b for Juarez. Cooper to ss for Haddad.

RAMIREZ struck out swinging. URINCHO grounded out to 3b. QUIOCHO struck out

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

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