Still First in MWC

Senior Debbie Dodds hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning of Saturday's 4-1 win over UNLV. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU softball retained a one game lead in the Mountain West Conference standings after splitting Saturday's double-header against UNLV at Gail Miller Field in Provo.

The Cougars were shut out by the Rebels 0-5 in game one while managing just three hits against standout pitcher, Jacque Kerrigan. It was the third time all season that BYU has been held scoreless. The loss breaks BYU's nine game winning streak with the last loss coming at the hands of UNLV back on April 9 in Las Vegas.

Game two proved to be on the side of the blue and white as BYU scored two runs in the first inning. With the Cougars holding to a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning, Debbie Dodds took her first pitch of her at-bat and went yard for a two-run home run, her sixth of the season and giving BYU a 4-1 advantage. That was all the Cougars needed. Daniella Urincho pitched the entire game going to 10-2 on the season.

BYU (35-10) hits the road next week with stops against Utah State April 26, New Mexico April 28, and Colorado State April 30.

UNLV Rebels                 AB  R  H BI       Brigham Young Univ.         AB  R  H BI

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NICHOLS lf................. 4 1 2 0 WATSON-PERRY, Lauren c..... 3 0 1 0

PAUS 2b.................... 4 1 2 2 CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dp.... 2 0 0 0

MEADE 3b................... 4 0 2 1 PARAMORE, Paige rf......... 3 0 0 0

LIVRERI c.................. 4 1 1 1 SNOW, Emi rf.............. 0 0 0 0

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

KEENEY rf.................. 3 0 0 0 JONES, Milli pr........... 0 0 0 0

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

MARTINEZ ph............... 1 0 0 0 URINCHO, Daniella lf....... 1 0 0 0

GLENN dp................... 2 0 0 0 KENNEDY, Lindi lf......... 0 0 0 0

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

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

KERRIGAN p................. 0 0 0 0 DODDS, Debbie 2b........... 2 0 1 0

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

Totals..................... 31 5 10 4 Totals..................... 22 0 3 0

Score by Innings R H E

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UNLV Rebels......... 000 110 3 - 5 10 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 0 - 0 3 2

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E - RUSSELL(11); KENNEDY(2). LOB - UNLV Rebels 5; BYU Cougars 4. 2B - NICHOLS(13);

PAUS; LE'I(7); DODDS(5). HR - LIVRERI(6). SH - CHAMBERLAIN(8); URINCHO(2). SB -

WATSON-PERRY(11).

UNLV Rebels IP H R ER BB SO Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO

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KERRIGAN ........... 7.0 3 0 0 1 4 TOBIAS, Summer ..... 7.0 10 5 4 0 4

Win - KERRIGAN (23-13). Loss - TOBIAS (15-5). Save - None.

Strikeouts - MEADE; LIVRERI; MARTINEZ; ORDAZ; WATSON-PERRY; CHAMBERLAIN; RUSSELL;

NORTON. Walks - KENNEDY.

UNLV Rebels AB R H BI Brigham Young Univ. AB R H BI

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NICHOLS lf................. 3 0 1 0 WATSON-PERRY, Lauren c..... 4 1 1 0

PAUS 2b.................... 4 0 0 0 CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.... 3 1 1 0

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

KAHANANUI pr.............. 0 0 0 0 SNOW, Emi rf.............. 0 0 0 0

LIVRERI c.................. 4 0 2 0 LE`I, Ianeta 1b............ 2 0 1 0

FREIGHT cf................. 2 0 1 1 JONES, Milli pr........... 0 0 0 0

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

BOSTWICK 1b................ 3 0 0 0 CAPRA, Ariel pr........... 0 0 0 0

GLENN dp................... 3 0 0 0 KENNEDY, Lindi dp/lf....... 3 0 0 0

CAMPBELL ss................ 2 0 1 0 WHITELEY, Jennifer cf...... 3 1 1 0

CRISP p.................... 0 0 0 0 NORTON, Jodi ss............ 2 0 0 0

KERRIGAN p................ 0 0 0 0 DODDS, Debbie 2b........... 2 1 1 2

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

Totals..................... 27 1 6 1 Totals..................... 24 4 6 3

Score by Innings R H E

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UNLV Rebels......... 100 000 0 - 1 6 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 200 200 X - 4 6 1

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E - PAUS(8); NORTON(13). LOB - UNLV Rebels 9; BYU Cougars 6. 2B - FREIGHT(7);

LE'I(8). HR - DODDS(6). SH - KEENEY(3); NORTON(8). SB - NICHOLS(27); CAMPBELL(5).

UNLV Rebels IP H R ER BB SO Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO

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CRISP .............. 4.0 6 4 3 2 2 URINCHO, Daniella .. 7.0 6 1 0 3 2

KERRIGAN ........... 2.0 0 0 0 1 1

Win - URINCHO (10-2). Loss - CRISP (11-2). Save - None.

Strikeouts - PAUS; MEADE; KENNEDY 2; NORTON. Walks - NICHOLS; FREIGHT; CAMPBELL;

LE'I; RUSSELL; DODDS.

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