Three Home Runs Leads to Seventh Straight Win

LAS CRUCES -- All-American Oli Keohohou hit a two-run home run in the fifth ining to seal the a 7-1 win for BYU over host New Mexico State, Thursday. The Cougars (16-7) have now won seven straight games and the home run was the eighth on the season for Keohohou.

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the third, junior shortstop Kate Walker hit a solo home run, her first of the season, to left center field to tied the score. Sophomore catcher Lauren Watson singled and was brought home by senior Brooke Cadiente's two-run home runs, her seventh of the season, to take a 3-1 lead.

The Cougars reeled off four runs in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Sophomore MIlli Jones drew a walk and was brought home by Keohohou's towering home run over center field for a 5-1 lead. Walker then singled and Watson drew a walk. Cadiente reached on a fielder's choice that got Walker out at third. Freshman Ashlyn Russell walked to load the bases. Fellow freshman Ianeta Lei reached on a fielder's choice that scored Watson. The Aggies then tried to pick off Cadiente at third base but the throw went to left field and the MWC Player of the Week score the final run for the Cougars.

Senior Cynthia Fallowfield (4-2) started the game and picked up the win in five innings on the mound and gave up only three hits. Freshman Brooke Boyce relieved Fallowfield and gave up one hit in two innings.

The Cougars will play tomorrow against the UConn Huskies at noon followed by Missouri-Kansas City at 4 p.m. BYU wil conclude the tournament on Saturday against New Mexico at noon and Texas-San Antonio at 4 p.m. The Cougars will play the conference opener at home against Utah next Saturday, March 29 at Gail Miller Field starting at noon in a doubleheader.

BYU Softball

Brigham Young at New Mexico State

Mar 20, 2003 at Las Cruces, NM (NMSU Softball Comple)

Brigham Young 7 (16-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KEOHOHOU, Oli 1b......... 4 1 2 2 0 1 11 0 0

WALKER, Kate ss.......... 3 1 3 1 0 0 1 4 0

OSBORN, Belinda ph/cf... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

WATSON, Lauren rf........ 3 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 0

CADIENTE, Brooke lf...... 4 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0

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

LEI, Ianeta dh/ph........ 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1

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

LAYNS, Arron c........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 8 1 1

DODDS, Debbie cf/ss...... 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

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

GERHAUSER, Lindsey 2b... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BOYCE, Brooke p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 27 7 9 6 4 7 21 11 5

New Mexico State 1 (5-32)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BERNAL 2b................ 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0

OWENS cf................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

STEPHENS c............... 2 0 1 0 0 1 9 2 0

CARVER ss................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1

STANSBERRY 3b............ 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0

MCINTOSH pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BOHLS 1b................. 2 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 0

GROW lf.................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2

MCNEELY dh............... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

MELBY rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0

BRIDE p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 23 1 3 1 3 7 21 11 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 003 040 0 - 7 9 0

New Mexico State.... 010 000 0 - 1 3 2

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E - STEPHENS 2. LOB - BYU 5; NMSU 6. 2B - WATSON. 3B - KEOHOHOU. HR -

KEOHOHOU; WALKER; CADIENTE. HBP - LEI; DODDS; BERNAL; STEPHENS. CS - DODDS;

STEPHENS(2).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia 5.0 2 1 1 2 4 16 20 -

BOYCE, Brooke....... 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 7 8 -

New Mexico State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BRIDE............... 7.0 9 7 6 4 7 27 33 -

Win - FALLOWFIELD (4-2). Loss - BRIDE (4-15). Save - None.

HBP - by BRIDE (DODDS); by FALLOWFIELD (BERNAL); by FALLOWFIELD (STEPHENS); by

BRIDE (LEI). Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Rafael Rosalez 2B: Gary Galindo

Start: 4:00 pm Time: 6:15 pm Attendance: 65

Game: BY-NMS

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Play-by-Play

BYU Softball

Brigham Young at New Mexico State - Play-by-Play

Mar 20, 2003 at Las Cruces, NM (NMSU Softball Comple)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 003 040 0 - 7 9 0

New Mexico State.... 010 000 0 - 1 3 2

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Brigham Young starters: 15/1b KEOHOHOU; 5/ss WALKER; 11/rf WATSON; 3/lf

CADIENTE; 25/3b RUSSELL; 66/dh LEI; 19/c LAYNS; 20/cf DODDS; 10/2b JONES;

7/p FALLOWFIELD;

New Mexico State starters: 1/2b BERNAL; 2/cf OWENS; 17/c STEPHENS; 6/ss

CARVER; 23/3b STANSBERRY; 8/1b BOHLS; 12/lf GROW; 14/dh MCNEELY; 7/rf

MELBY; 30/p BRIDE;

Brigham Young - inning 1

KEOHOHOU struck out looking. WALKER singled to center field. WATSON

singled to shortstop; WALKER advanced to second. CADIENTE struck out

looking. RUSSELL popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico State - inning 1

BERNAL popped up to 1b. OWENS grounded out to ss. STEPHENS singled to

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

Brigham Young - inning 2

LEI struck out looking. LAYNS grounded out to 2b. DODDS hit by pitch.

DODDS out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

New Mexico State - inning 2

STANSBERRY walked. BOHLS singled to center field; STANSBERRY advanced to

second. GROW grounded out to 3b; BOHLS advanced to second; STANSBERRY

advanced to third. MCNEELY walked. MELBY struck out swinging. BERNAL hit

by pitch, RBI; MCNEELY advanced to second; BOHLS advanced to third;

STANSBERRY scored. OWENS grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

JONES out on batter's interference. KEOHOHOU grounded out to ss. WALKER

homered, RBI. WATSON singled to second base. CADIENTE homered, 2 RBI;

WATSON scored. RUSSELL lined out to lf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico State - inning 3

STEPHENS hit by pitch. CARVER popped up to c. STANSBERRY struck out

looking. STEPHENS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

LEI hit by pitch. LAYNS out at first ss to 2b; LEI advanced to second.

DODDS walked. BARNES pinch ran for LEI. DODDS advanced to second on an

error by c, advanced to third, out at home c to ss; BARNES advanced to

third, out at home rf to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

New Mexico State - inning 4

LEI pinch hit for BARNES. BOHLS grounded out to 2b. GROW struck out

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

Brigham Young - inning 5

JONES walked. KEOHOHOU homered, 2 RBI; JONES scored. WALKER singled to

right field. WATSON walked; WALKER advanced to second. CADIENTE reached

on a fielder's choice; WATSON advanced to second; WALKER out at third ss

to 3b. RUSSELL walked; CADIENTE advanced to second; WATSON advanced to

third. LEI reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; RUSSELL out at second 2b

to 3b; CADIENTE advanced to third; WATSON scored. LEI advanced to second

on an error by c; CADIENTE scored, unearned. LAYNS struck out swinging. 4

runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico State - inning 5

MELBY struck out swinging. BERNAL grounded out to ss. OWENS grounded out

to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

DODDS struck out looking. JONES grounded out to p. KEOHOHOU tripled to

center field. OSBORN pinch hit for WALKER. LEI to dh. OSBORN struck out

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

New Mexico State - inning 6

OSBORN to cf. DODDS to ss. GERHAUSER to 2b for JONES. BOYCE to p for

FALLOWFIELD. STEPHENS struck out swinging. CARVER lined out to rf.

STANSBERRY singled to second base. BOHLS walked; STANSBERRY advanced to

second. MCINTOSH pinch ran for STANSBERRY. GROW struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

STANSBERRY to 3b for MCINTOSH. WATSON doubled to center field. CADIENTE

struck out swinging. RUSSELL grounded out to 2b; WATSON advanced to

third. LEI grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico State - inning 7

MCNEELY struck out swinging. MELBY grounded out to 2b. BERNAL grounded

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

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