Two Grand Slams Highlight Sweep over CSU

Cynthia Fallowfield collected three hits, including a grand slam in game one and pitched a complete game victory in the nightcap. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU's Cynthia Fallowfield and Ashlyn Russell powered the Cougars to a double-header sweep over Colorado State at Gail Miller Field Friday night. BYU improved to 30-12 on the year and 7-5 in the Mountain West Conference while CSU fell to 25-12 and 6-6.

"Colorado State is a good team and they battle so I was happy the way we came back," BYU coach Gordon Eakin said. "I thought it was a total team effort. We played good defense and got timely hits. Cynthia (Fallowfield) gave us a big lift at the plate in game one and pitched a great game in game two."

Fallowfield and Russell each hit grand slam home runs in game one to help turn a 3-1 CSU advantage into a 12-3 BYU win. The Cougars kept the momentum in the nightcap, scoring five runs in the third inning on their way to a 6-2 victory. BYU catcher Arron Layns connected on her first home run of the season in the fourth inning of game two.

BYU's Brooke Boyce pitched one and two-thirds innings of relief of Mandy Flint in game one to earn her ninth win to only three losses. In game two, Fallowfield improved her pitching record to 7-3 with the complete-game victory. CSU's Megan Masser (13-5) suffered the loss in game one with Melanie Mahoney (3-4) receiving the setback in game two.

In game one, the Rams wasted no time putting a run across the plate thanks to second baseman Steph Roberts. The sophomore leadoff hitter put the first pitch of the game over the centerfield fence for only her second home run of the season.

In the bottom of the second inning Fallowfield, the designated player, led off with a sharp single to right that was misplayed by CSU's Melanie Laffoon, allowing Fallowfield to advance to third. After shortstop Kate Walker struck out, Russell recorded a bunt single to perfectly execute a squeeze play to even the score.

After loading the bases with only one out, the Cougars had a chance to do more damage in the second with Belinda Osborn, a .312 hitter, and Ianeta Lei, hitting .336, due up. But CSU pitcher Megan Masser rose to the occasion with some strong pitching, striking out Osborn and jamming Lei with a pitch that resulted in an easy ground ball back to Masser.

After failing to convert in the second inning, BYU had apparently taken a one-run lead in the bottom of the third with Oli Keohohou scoring from third on a sacrifice fly by Fallowfield. But Keohohou, who had doubled and advanced to third on a Brooke Cadiente sacrifice fly, was called out after a Ram appeal for leaving third early on Fallowfield's fly out.

The Rams took the momentum in the fifth with two runs until Fallowfield returned the advantage to BYU for good with a towering grand slam home run that cleared the scoreboard in right field. Lei, Keohohou and Cadiente scored ahead of Fallowfield to give BYU a 5-3 lead.

"The home run came at a crucial time when we were down," Fallowfield said. "It felt good to bring us back up."

BYU used only one more out to earn the victory, winning by the eight-run rule in the bottom of the sixth after a seven-run explosion for the final 12-3 tally. The highlight of the Cougar sixth was the team's second grand slam of the game, a left-center shot by Russell. It was the Cougar third baseman's sixth home run of the year.

"I was happy to get my bunt down and execute the play (on the squeeze play)," Russell said. "Hitting the home run was fun. It's all just part of the game -- you do your job."

Fallowfield finished game one with a team-leading three hits and joined Russell with five RBI. In game two, Cadiente collected three hits to lead BYU while Lei had a team-best three RBI.

GAME ONE

BYU Softball

Colorado State Rams at Brigham Young Cougar (Game 1)

Apr 25, 2003 at BYU PROVO UT (Gail Miller Field)

Colorado State Rams 3 (25-11,6-5 MWC) Brigham Young Cougar 12 (29-12,6-5 MWC)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI

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ROBERTS, S. 2b............. 2 2 1 1 WATSON, Lauren c........... 2 1 0 0

FARRELL, K. c.............. 3 0 0 0 OSBORN, Belinda rf......... 4 0 1 0

MAHONEY, J. 3b............. 3 0 1 2 LEI, Ianeta 1b............. 4 2 2 1

WALKER, R. 1b.............. 2 0 0 0 KEOHOHOU, Oli cf........... 1 2 1 0

KELLY, G. dh/p............. 3 0 0 0 CADIENTE, Brooke lf........ 3 2 1 0

BURTNER, B. ss............. 2 0 1 0 FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia dh.... 3 3 3 5

LAFFOON, M. rf............. 2 0 0 0 WALKER, Kate ss............ 4 1 2 1

GARDNER, J. rf............ 1 0 0 0 GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr..... 0 0 0 0

ALLEN, C. lf............... 3 1 1 0 RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b......... 3 1 2 5

DEAN, K. cf................ 2 0 1 0 JONES, Milli 2b............ 2 0 1 0

MASSER, M. p............... 0 0 0 0 FLINT, Mandy p............. 0 0 0 0

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

Totals..................... 23 3 5 3 Totals..................... 26 12 13 12

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State Rams. 100 020 - 3 5 1

Brigham Young Cougar 010 047 - 12 13 1

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

E - LAFFOON, M.; WALKER(15). DP - BYU Cougars 1. LOB - CSU Rams 5; BYU Cougars 7. 2B

- LEI 2(7); KEOHOHOU(9); JONES(3). HR - ROBERTS, S.; FALLOWFIELD(1); RUSSELL(6). SH

- RUSSELL(5). SF - FALLOWFIELD(2).

Colorado State Rams IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF FO GO NP

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MASSER, M. L,13-5......... 5.1 10 8 8 6 2 1 0 0 2 23 31 8 5 115

KELLY, G. ................. 0.0 3 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 18

Brigham Young Cougar IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF FO GO NP

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FLINT, Mandy .............. 4.1 3 3 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 16 19 2 7 54

BOYCE, Brooke W,9-3....... 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 4 17

WP - MASSER, M.; FLINT(4). PB - FARRELL, K..

Pitches/strikes: MASSER, M. 115/62; KELLY,

G. 18/10; FLINT 54/32; BOYCE 17/12.

Strikeouts - LAFFOON, M. 2; ALLEN, C. 2; OSBORN; WALKER. Walks - ROBERTS, S.;

WALKER, R.; BURTNER, B.; WATSON 2; KEOHOHOU 3; CADIENTE; JONES.

Game notes:

Game 1: BYU Wins [8 run rule]

KELLY, G. faced 4 batters in the 6th.

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State Rams. 100 020 - 3 5 1

Brigham Young Cougar 010 047 - 12 13 1

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Colorado State Rams starters: 33/2b ROBERTS, S.; 2/c FARRELL, K.; 7/3b MAHONEY, J.;

15/1b WALKER, R.; 16/dh KELLY, G.; 11/ss BURTNER, B.; 4/rf LAFFOON, M.; 17/lf

ALLEN, C.; 12/cf DEAN, K.; 5/p MASSER, M.;

Brigham Young Cougar starters: 11/c WATSON; 18/rf OSBORN; 66/1b LEI; 15/cf KEOHOHOU;

3/lf CADIENTE; 7/dh FALLOWFIELD; 5/ss WALKER; 25/3b RUSSELL; 10/2b JONES; 1/p

FLINT;

Colorado State Rams - inning 1

ROBERTS, S. homered to left center, RBI (0-0). FARRELL, K. grounded out to ss

(2-2). MAHONEY, J. grounded out to 3b (1-1). WALKER, R. grounded out to p. 1 run,

1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 1

WATSON grounded out to ss (2-2). OSBORN singled to left field (1-1). LEI reached

on a fielder's choice (1-2); OSBORN out at second 2b to ss. KEOHOHOU walked

(3-0); LEI advanced to second. CADIENTE flied out to rf (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 2

KELLY, G. flied out to rf (3-2). BURTNER, B. walked (3-2). LAFFOON, M. struck out

swinging (0-2); BURTNER, B. advanced to second on a wild pitch. ALLEN, C. struck

out swinging (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 2

FALLOWFIELD singled, advanced to second on a fielding error by rf, advanced to

third (2-1). WALKER struck out swinging (1-2). RUSSELL singled, bunt, RBI (3-1);

FALLOWFIELD scored. JONES doubled to left center (0-0); RUSSELL advanced to

third. WATSON walked (3-1). OSBORN struck out looking (2-2). LEI grounded out to

p (0-0). 1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 3

DEAN, K. singled to right field (1-0). ROBERTS, S. grounded out to 3b. FARRELL,

K. reached on a fielder's choice; DEAN, K. out at second 1b to ss to 3b to 2b.

MAHONEY, J. flied out to rf (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 3

KEOHOHOU doubled (1-2). CADIENTE flied out to cf; KEOHOHOU advanced to third.

FALLOWFIELD flied out to cf, SF; KEOHOHOU out at third c to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 4

WALKER, R. walked (3-2). KELLY, G. hit into double play ss to 2b to 1b; WALKER,

R. out on the play. BURTNER, B. reached on an error by ss (1-1). LAFFOON, M.

struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 4

GARDNER, J. to rf for LAFFOON, M.. WALKER singled up the middle (3-2). GERHAUSER

pinch ran for WALKER. RUSSELL out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (2-1); GERHAUSER

advanced to second. JONES walked (3-2). WATSON flied out to lf (1-1). OSBORN

flied out to cf (0-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 5

WALKER to ss for GERHAUSER. ALLEN, C. singled up the middle (1-0). DEAN, K. out

at first 3b to 2b (0-0); ALLEN, C. advanced to second. ROBERTS, S. intentionally

walked (3-0). BOYCE to p for FLINT. FARRELL, K. grounded out to 3b; ROBERTS, S.

advanced to second; ALLEN, C. advanced to third. MAHONEY, J. singled down the rf

line, 2 RBI (1-0); ROBERTS, S. scored; ALLEN, C. scored. WALKER, R. grounded out

to ss (2-1). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 5

LEI doubled down the rf line (1-1). KEOHOHOU intentionally walked (3-0). CADIENTE

singled to left field (0-2); KEOHOHOU advanced to second; LEI advanced to third.

FALLOWFIELD homered to right field, 4 RBI (0-1); CADIENTE scored; KEOHOHOU

scored; LEI scored. WALKER flied out to cf (2-1). RUSSELL grounded out to ss

(1-1). JONES flied out to lf (1-2). 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 6

KELLY, G. grounded out to 3b (0-2). BURTNER, B. singled up the middle (0-1).

GARDNER, J. reached on a fielder's choice (1-0); BURTNER, B. out at second ss

unassisted. ALLEN, C. struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 6

WATSON walked (3-0). OSBORN fouled out to ss (1-1). WATSON advanced to second on

a wild pitch. LEI doubled down the rf line, RBI (3-1); WATSON scored. KEOHOHOU

intentionally walked (3-0). KELLY, G. to p. / for MASSER, M.. KEOHOHOU advanced

to second on a passed ball; LEI advanced to third. CADIENTE walked (3-0).

FALLOWFIELD singled to left field, RBI (3-2); CADIENTE advanced to second;

KEOHOHOU advanced to third; LEI scored. WALKER singled to shortstop, RBI (0-2);

FALLOWFIELD advanced to second; CADIENTE advanced to third; KEOHOHOU scored.

RUSSELL homered to left center, 4 RBI (1-2); WALKER scored; FALLOWFIELD scored;

CADIENTE scored. 7 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

GAME TWO

Colorado State Rams 2 (30-12,8-5 MWC) Brigham Young Cougar 6 (25-12,6-6 MWC)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI

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ROBERTS, S. 2b............. 4 2 2 1 WATSON, Lauren rf.......... 4 1 1 0

FARRELL, K. c.............. 2 0 0 0 OSBORN, Belinda dh......... 4 1 2 0

MAHONEY, J. 3b............. 4 0 2 1 LEI, Ianeta 1b............. 3 0 2 3

WALKER, R. 1b.............. 2 0 1 0 KEOHOHOU, Oli cf........... 1 1 0 0

KELLY, G. dh............... 3 0 0 0 CADIENTE, Brooke lf........ 3 1 3 0

BURTNER, B. ss............. 3 0 1 0 DODDS, Debbie lf.......... 0 0 0 0

DEAN, K. cf................ 2 0 0 0 RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b......... 2 0 0 0

ALLEN, C. lf............... 2 0 0 0 GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr..... 0 0 0 0

LAFFOON, M. ph............ 1 0 0 0 WALKER, Kate ss............ 3 0 0 0

KOCH, K. rf................ 2 0 0 0 LAYNS, Arron c............. 2 1 1 1

MAHONEY, M. p.............. 0 0 0 0 BARNES, Katy pr/c......... 0 1 0 0

WOOD, J. p................ 0 0 0 0 JONES, Milli 2b............ 3 0 0 0

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

Totals..................... 25 2 6 2 Totals..................... 25 6 9 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State Rams. 001 010 0 - 2 6 2

Brigham Young Cougar 005 100 X - 6 9 0

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E - FARRELL, K.; KOCH, K.. LOB - CSU Rams 7; BYU Cougars 5. 2B - LEI(6). HR -

ROBERTS, S.(9); LAYNS(1). HBP - KOCH, K.. SH - FARRELL, K.. CS - DEAN, K..

Colorado State Rams IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF FO GO NP

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MAHONEY, M. L,3-4......... 4.0 8 6 4 3 3 0 0 0 1 18 21 1 5 56

WOOD, J. .................. 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 8 1 3 25

Brigham Young Cougar IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF FO GO NP

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FALLOWFIELD, Cynthia W,7-3 7.0 6 2 2 3 5 0 0 1 0 25 30 3 12 101

HB - FALLOWFIELD. PB - FARRELL, K.. Pitches/strikes: MAHONEY, M. 56/29; WOOD, J.

25/15; FALLOWFIELD 101/61.

Strikeouts - WALKER, R.; ALLEN, C. 2; LAFFOON, M.; KOCH, K.; OSBORN 2; KEOHOHOU;

RUSSELL; JONES. Walks - FARRELL, K.; WALKER, R.; DEAN, K.; KEOHOHOU 2; RUSSELL;

LAYNS.

Umpires - HP: MICAH YABLONOVSKY 1B: T.J. BREWSTER 3B: CHARLES HENSON

Start: 7:55 Time: 2:05 Attendance: 796

Game notes:

Game 2: BYU WINS BOTH

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State Rams. 001 010 0 - 2 6 2

Brigham Young Cougar 005 100 X - 6 9 0

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CSU Rams starters: 33/2b ROBERTS, S.; 2/c FARRELL, K.; 7/3b MAHONEY, J.;

15/1b WALKER, R.; 16/dh KELLY, G.; 11/ss BURTNER, B.; 12/cf DEAN, K.; 17/lf

ALLEN, C.; 9/rf KOCH, K.; 35/p MAHONEY, M.;

Brigham Young Cougar starters: 11/rf WATSON; 18/dh OSBORN; 66/1b LEI; 15/cf

KEOHOHOU; 3/lf CADIENTE; 25/3b RUSSELL; 5/ss WALKER; 19/c LAYNS; 10/2b JONES; 7/p

FALLOWFIELD;

Colorado State Rams - inning 1

ROBERTS, S. grounded out to 2b (2-0). FARRELL, K. lined out to 3b (2-2). MAHONEY,

J. singled up the middle (0-1). WALKER, R. singled to pitcher (2-1); MAHONEY, J.

advanced to second. KELLY, G. grounded out to 2b (3-1). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 1

WATSON grounded out to ss. OSBORN struck out swinging (2-2). LEI grounded out to

3b (1-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 2

BURTNER, B. grounded out to 2b (1-1). DEAN, K. grounded out to p (1-1). ALLEN, C.

struck out looking (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 2

KEOHOHOU walked (3-2). CADIENTE singled to right field; KEOHOHOU advanced to

second. RUSSELL struck out looking (0-2); CADIENTE out at first c to 1b; KEOHOHOU

advanced to third. WALKER grounded out to p (3-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 3

KOCH, K. struck out looking (1-2). ROBERTS, S. singled to pitcher (2-1). FARRELL,

K. out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-1); ROBERTS, S. advanced to second.

MAHONEY, J. singled down the lf line, RBI (2-2); ROBERTS, S. scored. WALKER, R.

walked (3-1); MAHONEY, J. advanced to second. KELLY, G. grounded out to p (0-1).

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 3

LAYNS walked (3-2). BARNES pinch ran for LAYNS. JONES struck out looking (0-2).

WATSON singled to pitcher; BARNES advanced to second. OSBORN singled, bunt (2-1);

WATSON advanced to second; BARNES advanced to third. LEI doubled down the lf

line, 3 RBI (1-0); OSBORN scored; WATSON scored; BARNES scored. KEOHOHOU

intentionally walked (3-0). CADIENTE singled to left field; KEOHOHOU advanced to

second; LEI advanced to third. RUSSELL reached on an error by c; CADIENTE

advanced to third, scored on a fielding error by rf, unearned; KEOHOHOU scored,

unearned; LEI out at home 2b to c. WALKER grounded out to 3b. 5 runs, 4 hits, 2

errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 4

BARNES to c. BURTNER, B. singled to first base (1-1). DEAN, K. reached on a

fielder's choice; BURTNER, B. out at second ss to 2b. DEAN, K. out at second c to

2b, caught stealing. ALLEN, C. struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 4

LAYNS to c for BARNES. LAYNS homered to left field, RBI. JONES grounded out to ss

(2-1). WATSON popped up to 3b (1-2). OSBORN singled up the middle (1-0). LEI

singled to left field (2-1); OSBORN advanced to third, out at home lf to c. 1

run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 5

KOCH, K. popped up to ss (2-0). ROBERTS, S. homered to right field, RBI (1-1).

FARRELL, K. walked (1-1). MAHONEY, J. reached on a fielder's choice (3-2);

FARRELL, K. out at second 3b to 2b. WALKER, R. struck out looking (0-2). 1 run, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 5

WOOD, J. to p for MAHONEY, M.. KEOHOHOU struck out swinging (2-2). CADIENTE

singled to right field (2-1). CADIENTE advanced to second on a passed ball.

RUSSELL walked (3-0). GERHAUSER pinch ran for RUSSELL. WALKER fouled out to 1b

(1-1). LAYNS grounded out to ss (1-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 6

RUSSELL to 3b for GERHAUSER. KELLY, G. grounded out to p (1-1). BURTNER, B.

grounded out to 3b (1-1). DEAN, K. walked (3-1). LAFFOON, M. pinch hit for ALLEN,

C.. LAFFOON, M. struck out looking (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Cougar - inning 6

ALLEN, C. to lf for LAFFOON, M.. JONES grounded out to 3b. WATSON grounded out to

p (0-0). OSBORN struck out swinging (0-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State Rams - inning 7

DODDS to lf for CADIENTE. KOCH, K. hit by pitch (1-1). ROBERTS, S. grounded out

to ss (1-2); KOCH, K. advanced to second. FARRELL, K. grounded out to ss (0-0).

MAHONEY, J. flied out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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