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Successful Season Ends at NCAA Regional

Palo Alto, Calif. (May 17, 2001) - The BYU (35-26) softball team ended a successful season in which it won both the regular season and conference tournament with a 4-2 loss to Hofstra and a 3-1 loss to Nebraska in its first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament.

The Cougars got on the board early when Elizabeth Pierce-Boydston knocked in Oli Keohohou and Liz Smith in the top of the first inning to put BYU up 2-0. Hofstra responded in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 2-2 on a two-run home run by Amanda Hallaway.

The Pride scored another run in the second inning when Mari Shepard scored on a wild pitch. Hofstra added an insurance run in the sixth inning on a RBI-double from LaMeka Anderson. Megan Pricer (14-7) got the loss, pitching 1.1 innings and giving up three runs on two hits. Maryon DeWitt-Wallentine pitched 4.2 innings, giving up one run on six hits. Kelly Blois went the distance for Hofstra, giving up two runs on seven hits, but BYU managed no runs after the first inning.

"It's disappointing the way the game ended," BYU head coach Mary Kay Amicone said, "but its been a heck of a season for us."

In the first game of the day, both teams remained scoreless until the bottom of the third inning when Nebraska scored two runs off two hits and one BYU error. Danelle Arnold doubled to center field and then scored when Becca Erickson overthrew first base on a ground ball from Leigh Suhr. Suhr advanced to second on the error and then to third on a single by Nicole Trimboli, before stealing home to give the Huskers a 2-0 lead.

The Cougars got their only run of the game in the top of the fourth inning when Lindsey Hodgen-Kelly singled in Brooke Cadiente from second, cutting the lead in half at 2-1. Kari Pringle was thrown out at third on the play as she was scampering back to the bag to end the inning and the BYU scoring opportunity.

Nebraska's Amanda Buchholz walked to lead off the bottom of the fourth and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Buchholz later scored on a throwing error by Erickson, putting the Huskers up 3-1. DeWitt-Wallentine (17-16) pitched six innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out five Nebraska batters. Leigh Ann Walker (22-6) pitched four innings for the Huskers, giving up one run on two hits. Peaches James got the save, going three innings and allowing only one hit.

BYU ends the season with a 35-26 record and an 11-6 conference record.

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young vs Nebraska

May 17, 2001 at Stanford, Ca (Smith Family Stadium)

Brigham Young 1 (35-25)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

SMITH, Liz lf............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke dh....... 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

PRINGLE, Kari 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

HANSON, Mindy 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

HODGEN-KELLY, Lindse cf... 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 0

ERICKSON, Becca ss........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1

WALLENTINE, Maryon p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Totals.................... 24 1 3 1 2 5 18 4

Nebraska 3 (50-13)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

Suhr 2b................... 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

Ogee cf................... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1

Trimboli lf............... 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0

Burgess c................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

Fuente 1b................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1

Buchholz ss............... 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0

Roethemeyer 3b............ 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

James dh/p................ 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Arnold rf................. 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

Walker p/dh............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Totals.................... 23 3 5 0 1 5 21 4

Score by innings: R H E

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Brigham Young 000 100 0 - 1 3 2

Nebraska 002 100 - 3 5 2

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E - ERICKSON 2(21); Suhr(5); Ogee(4).

LOB - Cougars 4; Cornhuskers 4.

2B - Arnold(8).

SB - Suhr(18). CS - James(2).

SH - Roethemeyer(8).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

WALLENTINE, Maryon.. 6.0 5 3 1 1 5 23 25

Nebraska IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

Walker.............. 4.0 2 1 0 2 2 14 16

James............... 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 10 10

Win - Walker 22-6. Loss - WALLENTINE 17-16. Save - James (3).

Umpires - Home:Kevin Davis 1st:Linda Hoover 3rd:Calvin Walker

Start: 9 a.m. Time: 1:55 Attendance:

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young vs Hofstra

May 17, 2001 at Stanford, CA (Smith Family Stadium)

Brigham Young 2 (35-26)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

HODGEN-KELLY, Lindse cf... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

SMITH, Liz lf............. 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0

PRINGLE, Kari 2b.......... 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 0

JOHNSON, Megan pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KEOHOHOU, Oli rf.......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

BOYDSTON, Liz 3b.......... 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 3

CADIENTE, Brooke dh....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ROBERTS, Jill dh.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HANSON, Mindy 1b.......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 0

HOLLAND, Laura pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ERICKSON, Becca ss........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ELLIS, Jackie pr/ss....... 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 2

CHRISTIANSEN, Angie c..... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

FERNLEY, Emily c.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PRICER, Meghann p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

WALLENTINE, Maryon p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals.................... 29 2 7 2 2 3 18 6

Hofstra 4 (37-25)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

Anderson cf............... 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

Moran 2b.................. 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 2

Ciavardini rf............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Hallaway dh............... 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

Sawyer ss................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6

Luna 3b................... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

Shepard 1b................ 1 2 0 0 1 0 9 0

Maiolini ph............... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Almon c................... 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0

Brousseau lf.............. 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

Blois p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

Totals.................... 25 4 8 3 2 1 21 13

Score by innings: R H E

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Brigham Young 200 000 0 - 2 7 1

Hofstra 210 001 - 4 8 2

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E - CHRISTIANSEN; Sawyer; Shepard.

LOB - Cougars 9; Pride 7.

2B - Anderson.

HR - Hallaway.

SB - KEOHOHOU; Almon; Brousseau.

SH - HANSON; Almon.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

PRICER, Meghann..... 1.1 2 3 3 1 0 6 7

WALLENTINE, Maryon.. 4.2 6 1 1 1 1 19 22

Hofstra IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

Blois............... 7.0 7 2 2 2 3 29 32

Win - Blois 13-10. Loss - PRICER 14-7. Save - None.

WP - WALLENTINE.

HBP - by WALLENTINE (Almon).

Umpires - Home:Calvin Walker 1st:Kevin Davis 3rd:Mike Cerri

Start: 4:30 pm Time: 2:25 Attendance: 132