Ten Hits for Win Over Virginia

Dani Snow hit a two-run home run during the Cougars 5-1 win. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

KNOXVILLE -- Led by first baseman Dani Snow, the BYU women's softball team defeated Virginia, 5-1, at the Tennessee Classic in Knoxville Tenn., Saturday. With the win, the Cougars advance to a 9-5 record.

BYU belted 10 hits against Virginia, its fourth double-digit hit game this season. Snow went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a double. The two hits extended her current hitting streak to 10 games. Angeline Quiocho went 2-for 4, marking her seventh multiple hit game this season.

Christina Gwyn Trice, 3-1, recorded her third win of the season and her third complete game. She struck out 12 batters and gave up four hits.

"We played a lot better today," BYU head Coach Gordon Eakin said. "Christina pitched a good game and we were better offensively."

After a quite first inning, BYU left two runners in scoring position during the second inning. Snow doubled to left field and Jessica Purcell reached first off of a fielding error. Virginia retired three consecutive batters to end the inning with two runners on.

The Cougars broke the deadlock in the third inning. Quiocho singled to right field and Monica Gonzales reached first on a fielding error. Emi Snow Willing singled to load the bases and a walk awarded Snow a base, and brought in Quiocho. Purcell grounded out to second but got an RBI when Gonzales reached home.

In the top of the fifth inning Virginia evened the score, 2-1, when two walks put runners on first a second and an infield single loaded the bases. A passed ball allowed runners to advance and allowed Virginia to score. With two runners in scoring position and two outs a routine ground ball to third base ended the Virginia offensive threat.

During BYU's next at-bat the Cougars increased their lead, 4-1, when Snow homered to add two more runs. Two more singles followed, but both runners were left on base at the close of the inning.

Kristin Delahoussaye doubled down the left field line, advanced to third off a single from Quiocho and scored on a throwing error to make the score 5-1.

In the seventh inning Gwyn Trice walked the lead-off batter and another single put runners on first and second. The lead runner was tagged out during a fielder's choice and a pop fly ended the game, leaving two runners on.

Coming off two wins, the Cougars head to Arizona to play in the Arizona State Tournament Feb. 29. They face Drake, Creighton and No. 2 Arizona State.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Virginia vs BYU

Feb 23, 2008 at Knoxville, Tenn. (Lee Softball Stadium)

Virginia 1 (1-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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O'Leary cf............... 3 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0

Winger ss................ 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 0

Preuss lf................ 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4

Haller dp................ 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Synder 3b................ 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

Tacke rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1

McCaskey 1b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 1

Holstun p................ 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1

Rife p.................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Cameron 2b............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Pettit ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Javaras ph.............. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Pittman c................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 24 1 4 0 4 12 18 9 8

BYU 5 (9-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

WILLING, Emi rf.......... 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0

NIX, Whitney pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Daniela 1b......... 3 1 2 3 1 0 4 1 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 4 0 1 1 0 0 10 2 2

DAVIS, Caschjen dp....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

VANCE, Amanda ss......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie lf.... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4

DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

TRICE, Christina p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 5 10 4 2 1 21 7 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Virginia............ 000 010 0 - 1 4 3

BYU................. 002 021 X - 5 10 0

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E - Synder; Rife; Cameron. LOB - Cavaliers 8; Cougars 9. 2B - SNOW;

DELAHOUSSAYE. HR - SNOW. SH - Winger; Haller. SB - QUIOCHO; VANCE.

Virginia IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Holstun............. 4.1 8 4 2 1 0 23 24

Rife................ 1.2 2 1 0 1 1 7 8

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TRICE, Christina.... 7.0 4 1 0 4 12 24 30

Win - TRICE (3-1). Loss - Holstun (0-3). Save - None.

WP - TRICE 2. PB - PURCELL 2.

Umpires - HP: Shelley Mangrum 1B: Larry White 3B: Phil Freels

Start: 10:02 am Time: 1:55 Attendance:

Game: VIR1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Virginia vs BYU - Play-by-Play

Feb 23, 2008 at Knoxville, Tenn. (Lee Softball Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Virginia............ 000 010 0 - 1 4 3

BYU................. 002 021 X - 5 10 0

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Virginia starters: 18/cf O'Leary; 17/ss Winger; 7/lf Preuss; 33/dp Haller; 9/3b

Synder; 19/rf Tacke; 11/1b McCaskey; 16/p Holstun; 24/2b Cameron; 4/c Pittman;

BYU starters: 33/3b QUIOCHO; 24/cf GONZALES; 18/rf WILLING; 22/1b SNOW; 10/c

PURCELL; 9/dp DAVIS; 6/ss VANCE; 5/lf HOPKINS; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 11/p TRICE;

Virginia 1st - O'Leary walked. Winger out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

O'Leary advanced to second. Preuss struck out swinging. Haller fouled out to

3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - QUIOCHO flied out to rf. GONZALES grounded out to ss. WILLING

popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Virginia 2nd - Synder struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. Tacke

struck out swinging, reached first on a passed ball. McCaskey struck out

swinging. Holstun struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - SNOW doubled to left field. PURCELL reached on a fielding

error by 2b; SNOW advanced to third. DAVIS grounded out to p; PURCELL advanced

to second. VANCE flied out to rf. HOPKINS grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit,

1 error, 2 LOB.

Virginia 3rd - Cameron flied out to cf. O'Leary struck out swinging.

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

BYU 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b. QUIOCHO singled to left

field. GONZALES reached on a fielding error by 3b; QUIOCHO advanced to second.

WILLING singled through the left side; GONZALES advanced to second; QUIOCHO

advanced to third. SNOW walked, RBI; WILLING advanced to second; GONZALES

advanced to third; QUIOCHO scored, unearned. PURCELL grounded out to 2b, RBI;

SNOW advanced to second; WILLING advanced to third; GONZALES scored, unearned.

DAVIS grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Virginia 4th - Preuss singled to center field. Haller out at first c to

2b, SAC, bunt; Preuss advanced to second. Preuss advanced to third on a wild

pitch. Synder struck out swinging. Tacke struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - VANCE singled to third base. HOPKINS flied out to cf. VANCE

stole second. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to p; VANCE advanced to third. QUIOCHO

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Virginia 5th - McCaskey struck out swinging. Holstun walked. Pettit

pinch hit for Cameron. Pettit flied out to rf. O'Leary singled to shortstop;

Holstun advanced to second. Winger walked; O'Leary advanced to second; Holstun

advanced to third. Winger advanced to second on a passed ball; O'Leary advanced

to third on a passed ball; Holstun scored on a passed ball, unearned. Preuss

grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - Cameron to 2b for Pettit. GONZALES grounded out to ss. WILLING

singled to center field. NIX pinch ran for WILLING. SNOW homered to left field,

2 RBI; NIX scored. PURCELL singled to shortstop. DAVIS singled to center field;

PURCELL advanced to second. Rife to p for Holstun. VANCE flied out to rf; DAVIS

advanced to second; PURCELL advanced to third. HOPKINS grounded out to 1b

unassisted. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Virginia 6th - WILLING to rf for NIX. Haller singled. Pittman pinch ran

for Haller. / for Pittman. Synder struck out swinging. Pittman advanced to

second on a wild pitch. Tacke struck out swinging. McCaskey grounded out to ss.

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

BYU 6th - Haller to dp for Pittman. Pittman to c. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled

down the lf line. QUIOCHO singled to pitcher; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third,

scored on a throwing error by p, unearned. QUIOCHO stole second. GONZALES

struck out swinging. WILLING walked. SNOW popped up to ss. PURCELL flied out to

cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Virginia 7th - Javaras pinch hit for Cameron. Rife struck out swinging.

Javaras walked. O'Leary singled up the middle; Javaras advanced to second.

Winger reached on a fielder's choice; O'Leary advanced to second; Javaras out

at third lf to 3b. Preuss popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

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