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Softball Falls Short to San Diego in Eight Innings, 4-3

SAN DIEGO -- In the opening game of the San Diego Classic, the BYU softball team fell short to the University of San Diego 4-3 in eight innings.

The Cougars dropped to 10-7, while the Toreros advanced to 10-15. With the loss the BYU versus USD all-time record is 4-3.

The Toreros were able to capitalize on three BYU errors in the bottom of the third to take a 3-0 lead.

The Cougars battled back to put their first run of the game on the board in the top of the fifth inning, and then tied the score at 3-3 in the sixth on a two-out two-run homer to left field by senior Kate Walker.

Neither team scored in the seventh inning, which propelled the game into extra frames.

BYU was unable to tally any hits in the eighth, and USD freshman Alicia Massei brought in the game-winning run with her sacrifice fly to left field to give the Toreros the 4-3 victory on their home field.

Offensively, Walker ended the night hitting 1-4, scoring one run and bringing in two RBI with her fifth homer of the season. Teammates Lauren Watson and Debbie Dodds also posted good performances batting 1-3 and 1-1, respectively. Dodds' hit was a extra base triple.

BYU pitcher Niki Andersen (5-3) got the loss on the mound, while USD pitcher Anna Russell (6-2) got the win. Andersen allowed only two hits and recorded five strikeouts in 7.1 innings.

The Cougars will play two games Friday against Dartmouth at 1 p.m. PT (2 p.m. MT) and Central Connecticut State at 3 p.m. PT (4 p.m. MT).

BYU at San Diego

Mar 18, 2004 at San Diego, CA (USD Softball Complex)

BYU 3 (10-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

JONES, Milli rf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 1

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 1b....... 4 0 0 0 0 2 9 1 0

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 4 1 1 2 0 0 5 1 2

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

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

DODDS, Debbie lf......... 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Totals................... 30 3 4 3 2 2 22 13 7

San Diego 4 (10-15)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McFARLAND,G. lf.......... 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

NUNES, A. ss............. 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 2

MASON, S. c.............. 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1

DELPIT, J. 1b............ 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1

RAMOS, F. pr............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DELPIT, K. 2b............ 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 3 0

MASSEI, A. dh............ 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1

MERCHAIN, M. 3b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0

LOHSE, Kari pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McGEE, C. cf............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1

BRADFORD, R. rf.......... 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

RUSSELL, A. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 25 4 2 3 4 5 24 10 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 012 00 - 3 4 5

San Diego........... 003 000 01 - 4 2 1

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Note: 1 out, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - RUSSELL 2; WALKER; NORTON; ANDERSEN; DELPIT, K.. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU

7; USD 8. 3B - DODDS. HR - WALKER. HBP - WATSON; McFARLAND,G.. SH -

McFARLAND,G.; McGEE, C.. SF - MASSEI, A.. SB - McFARLAND,G..

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 7.1 2 4 0 4 5 25 33

San Diego IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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RUSSELL, A.......... 8.0 4 3 2 2 2 30 33

Win - RUSSELL, A. (6-2). Loss - ANDERSEN (5-3). Save - None.

HBP - by ANDERSEN (McFARLAND,G.); by RUSSELL, A. (WATSON).

Umpires - HP: David Hardage 1B: Jim Gibilisco

Start: 5:00 pm Time: 2:05 Attendance: 76

Game: USD

Play-by-Play

BYU Softball

BYU at San Diego - Play-by-Play

Mar 18, 2004 at San Diego, CA (USD Softball Complex)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 012 00 - 3 4 5

San Diego........... 003 000 01 - 4 2 1

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BYU starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 3/cf WHITELEY; 19/rf PARAMORE; 11/c WATSON;

25/1b RUSSELL; 5/2b WALKER; 66/3b LE`I; 8/ss NORTON; 20/lf DODDS; 24/p

ANDERSEN;

San Diego starters: 9/lf McFARLAND,G.; 16/ss NUNES, A.; 14/c MASON, S.;

13/1b DELPIT, J.; 12/2b DELPIT, K.; 20/dh MASSEI, A.; 1/3b MERCHAIN, M.;

22/cf McGEE, C.; 19/rf BRADFORD, R.; 7/p RUSSELL, A.;

BYU - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN grounded out to ss. WHITELEY singled, bunt. PARAMORE popped

up to 1b. WATSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego - inning 1

McFARLAND,G. singled to right field. NUNES, A. struck out swinging;

McFARLAND,G. stole second. MASON, S. grounded out to p; McFARLAND,G.

advanced to third. DELPIT, J. popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU - inning 2

RUSSELL grounded out to p. WALKER popped up to 3b. LE`I grounded out to

p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego - inning 2

DELPIT, K. lined out to cf. MASSEI, A. walked. MERCHAIN, M. popped up to

3b. McGEE, C. struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

NORTON popped up to 2b. DODDS walked. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielder's

choice; DODDS advanced to second. WHITELEY reached on a fielder's choice;

CHAMBERLAIN advanced to second; DODDS out at third ss to 3b. PARAMORE

flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego - inning 3

BRADFORD, R. walked. McFARLAND,G. reached on an error by 2b; BRADFORD, R.

advanced to second. NUNES, A. reached on an error by 1b; McFARLAND,G.

advanced to third; BRADFORD, R. scored, unearned. MASON, S. out at first

3b to 2b, bunt, RBI; NUNES, A. advanced to second; McFARLAND,G. scored,

unearned. DELPIT, J. reached on an error by 1b; NUNES, A. advanced to

third. DELPIT, K. singled to left field, RBI; DELPIT, J. advanced to

second; NUNES, A. scored, unearned. MASSEI, A. hit into double play ss to

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

BYU - inning 4

WATSON grounded out to 1b unassisted. RUSSELL struck out swinging. WALKER

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

San Diego - inning 4

MERCHAIN, M. walked. LOHSE, Kari pinch ran for MERCHAIN, M.. McGEE, C.

out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; LOHSE, Kari advanced to second.

BRADFORD, R. struck out swinging. McFARLAND,G. hit by pitch. NUNES, A.

grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

MERCHAIN, M. to 3b for LOHSE, Kari. LE`I grounded out to 2b. NORTON

reached on an error by 2b. DODDS tripled to right center, RBI; NORTON

scored, unearned. CHAMBERLAIN popped up to 3b. WHITELEY popped up to 2b.

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

San Diego - inning 5

MASON, S. grounded out to 3b. DELPIT, J. grounded out to p. DELPIT, K.

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 6

PARAMORE lined out to ss. WATSON singled to second base. RUSSELL struck

out looking. WALKER homered to left field, 2 RBI; WATSON scored. LE`I

flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego - inning 6

MASSEI, A. struck out swinging. MERCHAIN, M. grounded out to p. McGEE, C.

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

BYU - inning 7

NORTON flied out to lf. DODDS walked. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielder's

choice; DODDS out at second 3b to ss. WHITELEY out at first p to 2b,

bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego - inning 7

JONES, M. to rf for PARAMORE. BRADFORD, R. reached on an error by ss.

McFARLAND,G. out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; BRADFORD, R. advanced to

second. NUNES, A. grounded out to p. MASON, S. grounded out to ss. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 8

PARAMORE to rf for JONES, M.. WHITELEY placed on second. PARAMORE out at

first p to 2b; WHITELEY advanced to third. WATSON hit by pitch. RUSSELL

popped up to 2b. WALKER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

San Diego - inning 8

MASON, S. placed on second. DELPIT, J. reached on an error by p, bunt;

MASON, S. advanced to third. RAMOS, F. pinch ran for DELPIT, J.. DELPIT,

K. walked; RAMOS, F. advanced to second. MASSEI, A. flied out to cf, SF,

RBI; MASON, S. scored. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.