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Triples Lead to Sixth Straight Win

PROVO -- The Cougars hit three triples that led to a triple game sweep of Utah State with a 12-4 win in six innings at Miller Park Saturday afternoon. BYU improved to 13-0 against Utah State and has won six straight games.

Senior Brooke Cadiente remained hot as she went 2-2 with a double, two walks and two runs scored. Overall for the weekend Cadiente went a perfect 7-7 with nine RBI, six runs scored, two triples, two doubles, and a home run.

"I had a lot of fun this weekend with my parents in town to see me play," Cadiente said of her blazing performance.

The Aggies scored first taking a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning off a double by Amanda Carlson that scored Marcie Neff, who reached on a walk.

The Cougars responded with three runs in the bottom of the second inning starting with a walk by Cadiente, a single by freshman Ashlyn Russell, and a single by Ianeta Lei to load the bases. Junior Belinda Osborn reached first on a fielder's choice as Cadiente was tagged out at home.

Two costly errors by the Aggies allowed Russell, Lei and Osborn to score and give the Cougars a 3-1 lead.

The Aggies responded with three runs of their own in the top of the third as sophomore pitcher Niki Andersen found herself in trouble by committing an error and a wild pitch that scored Utah State's Neff for her second run of the game. A single by Sarah Fleming tied the score at 3-3 with no outs.

Freshman Brooke Boyce came in relief for Andersen and got the Cougars out of the inning with only one Aggie run scored off an errant throw to home.

Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the third inning, Cadiente got things going with a double followed by a single by Russell. Lei drew a walk and Osborn hit a sac fly to left field to score Cadiente. Debbie Dodds then hit a clutch single to left field to score Russell and Barnes, who pinch ran for Lei. Sophomore Milli Jones then nailed the first triple of her career over the rightfielder's head to score Dodds. Jones scored off a single from Keohohou as the Cougars had five hits and five runs in the inning to take a commanding 8-4 lead.

"We weren't happy with our sloppy play in the middle innings, but we came back strong," head coach Gordon Eakin said. "It's nice to have Boyce in the bullpen and be able to count on her to contribute to the team's success."

BYU scored two more runs in the fourth inning thanks to a single by Lei that scored Watson, who reached on a walk. Cadiente scored off a wild pitch to take a 10-4 lead.

Oli Keohohou hit a home run in the fifth inning, a solo shot over center field and her seventh of the season. Lei singled in the sixth and scored off a triple by Osborn that ended the game in a 12-4 win. Lei finished the game 3-3 with one RBI and three runs scored.

The Cougars travel to Las Cruces, N.M. to play in their final non-conference tournament next weekend. BYU will then play UVSC in a home exhibition on March 25th before starting conference play against Utah on March 29 in a doubleheader at noon.

BYU Softball

Utah State at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 15, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Park)

Utah State 4 (2-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NEFF lf.................. 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

NEFF M lf............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Vasarhely 3b............. 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

HENDERSON 2b............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0

CARLSON c................ 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0

FLEMING dh............... 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1

LEOS 1b.................. 3 0 2 1 0 0 7 0 0

HIGLEY p................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

JOHNSON rf............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

VANCE ss................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4

SMITH cf................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0

Totals................... 25 4 7 3 3 4 16 9 7

Brigham Young Univ. 12 (15-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KEOHOHOU, Oli 1b......... 4 1 2 3 0 0 7 0 0

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

WATSON, Lauren c......... 3 1 1 0 1 0 8 0 0

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

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

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

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

OSBORN, Belinda rf....... 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 3 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 1

JONES, Milli 2b.......... 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

BOYCE, Brooke p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 28 12 13 11 4 0 18 10 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 103 000 - 4 7 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 035 211 - 12 13 2

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Note: 1 out, 0 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - HENDERSON 2; KEOHOHOU; ANDERSEN. LOB - Aggies 7; BYU Cougars 6. 2B -

CARLSON; CADIENTE(5). 3B - WATSON(1); OSBORN(1); JONES(1). HR - KEOHOHOU(7).

SH - Vasarhely; RUSSELL. SF - OSBORN. SB - KEOHOHOU.

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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HIGLEY.............. 5.1 13 12 9 4 0 28 34 -

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 2.0 4 4 2 3 1 10 14 -

BOYCE, Brooke....... 4.0 3 0 0 0 3 15 15 -

Win - BOYCE (3-1). Loss - HIGLEY (2-7). Save - None.

WP - HIGLEY; ANDERSEN. Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Mike Brady 1B: Ray Meibos 3B: Steve Rollins

Start: 1:00 p.m Time: 2;10 Attendance: 316

ANDERSEN faced 5 batters in the 3rd.

Game: USU-BY3

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Play-by-Play

BYU Softball

Utah State at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Mar 15, 2003 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Park)

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah State.......... 103 000 - 4 7 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 035 211 - 12 13 2

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Utah State starters: 0/lf NEFF; 0/3b Vasarhely; 0/2b HENDERSON; 0/c CARLSON;

0/dh FLEMING; 0/1b LEOS; 0/p HIGLEY; 0/rf JOHNSON; 0/ss VANCE; 0/cf

SMITH;

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

CADIENTE; 25/3b RUSSELL; 66/dh LEI; 18/rf OSBORN; 20/cf DODDS; 10/2b

JONES; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Utah State - inning 1

NEFF walked. Vasarhely grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; NEFF advanced to

second. HENDERSON fouled out to 3b. CARLSON doubled, RBI; NEFF scored.

FLEMING lined out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

KEOHOHOU grounded out to 3b. WALKER flied out to ss. WATSON grounded out

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

Utah State - inning 2

LEOS singled to left field. HIGLEY grounded out to p; LEOS advanced to

second. JOHNSON fouled out to c. VANCE struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

CADIENTE walked. RUSSELL singled; CADIENTE advanced to second. LEI

singled, bunt; RUSSELL advanced to second; CADIENTE advanced to third.

OSBORN reached on a fielder's choice; LEI advanced to second; RUSSELL

advanced to third; CADIENTE out at home p to c. DODDS reached on an error

by 2b, 2 RBI; OSBORN advanced to third; LEI scored, unearned; RUSSELL

scored, unearned. JONES popped up to 3b. KEOHOHOU reached on an error by

2b, RBI; DODDS advanced to third; OSBORN scored, unearned. KEOHOHOU stole

second. WALKER flied out to rf. 3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah State - inning 3

NEFF walked. Vasarhely reached on an error by p; NEFF advanced to second.

HENDERSON singled, bunt; Vasarhely advanced to second; NEFF advanced to

third. HENDERSON advanced to second; Vasarhely advanced to third; NEFF

scored on a wild pitch, unearned. CARLSON walked. FLEMING singled to

center field, RBI; CARLSON advanced to second; HENDERSON advanced to

third; Vasarhely scored. BOYCE to p for ANDERSEN. LEOS reached on a

fielder's choice, RBI; FLEMING advanced to second; CARLSON advanced to

third; HENDERSON scored on an error by 1b, unearned. HIGLEY reached on a

fielder's choice; LEOS advanced to second; FLEMING advanced to third;

CARLSON out at home p to c. JOHNSON reached on a fielder's choice; HIGLEY

advanced to second; LEOS advanced to third; FLEMING out at home ss to c.

VANCE struck out swinging. 3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

WATSON grounded out to 1b unassisted. CADIENTE doubled to left field.

RUSSELL singled, advanced to second on the throw; CADIENTE advanced to

third. BARNES pinch ran for RUSSELL. LEI walked. OSBORN flied out to lf,

SAC, RBI; LEI advanced to second; BARNES advanced to third; CADIENTE

scored. DODDS singled to left field, advanced to second on the throw, 2

RBI; LEI scored; BARNES scored. JONES tripled, RBI; DODDS scored.

KEOHOHOU singled to right field, RBI; JONES scored. WALKER grounded out

to 3b. 5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State - inning 4

RUSSELL to 3b for BARNES. NEFF flied out to cf. Vasarhely grounded out to

ss. HENDERSON grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

WATSON walked. CADIENTE singled up the middle; WATSON advanced to second.

RUSSELL grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; CADIENTE advanced to second;

WATSON advanced to third. LEI singled, advanced to second on the throw,

RBI; CADIENTE advanced to third; WATSON scored. CADIENTE scored on a wild

pitch. OSBORN grounded out to 2b. DODDS flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State - inning 5

CARLSON singled. FLEMING singled to right field; CARLSON advanced to

second. LEOS singled to center field; FLEMING advanced to second; CARLSON

out at third cf to c. HIGLEY struck out swinging. JOHNSON grounded out to

3b; LEOS advanced to second; FLEMING advanced to third. 0 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

NEFF M to lf for NEFF. JONES grounded out to 2b. KEOHOHOU homered, RBI.

WALKER flied out to cf. WATSON tripled. CADIENTE walked. RUSSELL popped

up to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah State - inning 6

GERHAUSER to 2b for JONES. VANCE grounded out to 3b. NEFF M struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

LEI singled to left field. OSBORN tripled, out at home cf to ss to c,

RBI; LEI scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.