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Solid Pitching Leads to Wins over No. 24 Texas A&M and McNeese State

COLLEGE STATION -- The BYU women's softball team rebounded from a bad 9-1 loss Friday and defeated No. 24 Texas A&M 2-0, Saturday. The Cougars defeated McNeese State 2-1 in the earlier game of the day to improve to 5-3 on the season.

After a horrible day on the mound yesterday against Texas A&M that saw BYU give up 14 hits and nine runs, the Cougars recovered with two excellent games of pitching and defense to finish the tournament in a 3-1 tie with the host Aggies.

Against the Aggies, senior transfer Mandy Flint (1-1) pitched all seven innings and gave up only two hits.

The Cougars got their offense rolling in the fourth inning. Freshman Ashlyn Russell and senior Brooke Cadiente walked to place runners on first and second. Freshman Ianeta Lei hit a double, a line drive down the left line, to score both runners.

Against McNeese State, freshman Niki Andersen (2-2) pitched all seven innings giving up five hits and only one run. However, the Cougars trailed 1-0 going into the bottom on the seventh inning.

Junior Oli Keohohou and Lei singled to place runners on first and second. Senior Cynthia Fallowfield singled up the middle to score Keohohou and tie the game a one run apiece.

With runners on first and third, sophomore Milli Jones drew a walk to load the bases. Sophomore Lauren Watson singled to score Lei for the game-winning RBI.

"Our pitchers threw great games today," head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We battled against a good ranked team and it was a big win for our young team."

The Cougars travel to California next weekend to play five games in three day at the UC Santa Barbara Tournament. The Cougars will face host UC Santa Barbara, San Diego, Cal St. Northridge, Kansas and a hope to acenge an opening weekend lost to Cal-Poly.

GAME 1

The Automated ScoreBook

McNeese State vs Brigham Young

Feb 15, 2003 at College Station, TX (Aggie Softball Cmplx)

McNeese State 1 (0-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Steen dh................. 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

Fontenot, R. cf.......... 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jordan 1b................ 2 0 2 0 2 0 11 0 0

Denham, S. ss............ 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 3 1

Prudhomme c.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4

Edlund 2b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 2

Salter 3b................ 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0

Fontenot, A. pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Parks lf................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Morris rf................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

Achee ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Denham, J. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 24 1 5 1 5 1 20 10 9

Brigham Young 2 (4-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON, Lauren c......... 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

OSBORN, Belinda rf....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli 1b......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 10 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

LEI, Ianeta cf........... 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1

DODDS, Debbie pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1

BARNES, Katy pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia dh.. 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JONES, Milli 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 0

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 25 2 5 2 3 3 21 10 6

Score by Innings R H E

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McNeese State....... 001 000 0 - 1 5 0

Brigham Young....... 000 000 2 - 2 5 0

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Note: 2 outs, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

LOB - MCN 9; BYU 6. SH - Fontenot, R.. SF - Prudhomme. SB - GERHAUSER.

McNeese State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Denham, J........... 6.2 5 2 2 3 3 25 28

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 7.0 5 1 1 5 1 24 31

Win - ANDERSEN (2-2). Loss - Denham, J. (0-1). Save - None.

PB - WATSON.

Umpires - HP: Robert Elizondo 1B: Doug Castle 3B: David Ramirez

Start: 11:55 Time: 2:05 Attendance:

Game: MCN2

GAME 2

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young at Texas A&M

Feb 15, 2003 at College Station, TX (Aggie Softball Cmplx)

Brigham Young 2 (5-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WATSON, Lauren rf........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

DODDS, Debbie rf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0

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

BARNES, Katy pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli 1b......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

LEI, Ianeta cf........... 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia dh.. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

LAYNS, Arron c........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

JONES, Milli 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0

FLINT, Mandy p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 23 2 2 2 2 11 21 5 2

Texas A&M 0 (7-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Martin ss................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Fowler cf................ 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Gregory 2b............... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2

Collins c................ 1 0 0 0 2 0 11 1 1

Robinson dh.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Gunter 1b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

Atkins rf................ 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Davis 3b................. 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3

James lf................. 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

Spencer lf.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Slataper p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 0 2 0 5 3 21 4 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 200 0 - 2 2 1

Texas A&M........... 000 000 0 - 0 2 0

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E - WALKER. LOB - BYU 2; Texas A&M 9. 2B - KEOHOHOU; LEI. HBP - Martin. SB -

Martin.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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FLINT, Mandy........ 7.0 2 0 0 5 3 24 30

Texas A&M IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Slataper............ 7.0 2 2 2 2 11 23 25

Win - FLINT (1-1). Loss - Slataper (3-3). Save - None.

HB - FLINT.

Umpires - HP: Terry Wunderlich 1B: David Ramirez 3B: Clyde Oberg

Start: 2;33 Time: 1:59 Attendance: