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Urincho's Two Long Balls Keep BYU Undefeated

Dani Urincho went deep twice in the Cougars' 9-0 win over UVSC (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ST. GEORGE -- The BYU (5-0) women's softball team kept its winning streak alive at the Red Desert Classic, beating in-state rival Utah Valley State College (1-2) 9-0 and Loyola Marymount (3-2) 7-3. Freshman Christie Zinanti picked up her second win of the season behind four shut-out innings against UVSC, while the Cougars improve to 5-0 overall on the season.

"They came out strong and never stopped today," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "I'm very pleased with the way they played. Zinanti's got great potential. She threw today with a big blister on her toe and battled through it and played well."

With Tracee Hoch on base, Jodi Norton smacked her second home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning against UVSC giving the Cougars a 2-0 advantage. Emi Snow was the next batter, and she singled past the third baseman, setting the stage for Dani Urincho's two-run dinger. Right-fielder Heidi Boyer initially had the ball but couldn't hold on, as it bounced off her glove and behind the wall.

The Wolverines threatened in the second inning with two on and no outs, but Zinanti got herself out of the jam by retiring three of the next four batters.

Urincho jacked another two-run homer over left field on the first pitch she saw in the third inning to keep BYU in front 6-0. Norton, who had walked two batters earlier, crossed home for the second time to that point thanks to Urincho's hit.

"It felt great because I struggled at the plate yesterday, so I just went up today to try to do my best," Urincho said after the game. "Plus my mom came, so I wanted to do really well for her."

The Cougars kept the runs coming in the fourth. With Jennifer Whiteley and Monica Gonzales in scoring position, senior Tracee Hoch went yard for the second time this weekend. The 9-0 score held until the fifth inning when the game was called.

BYU built a 3-1 lead in the second inning against LMU behind Hoch"s base-clearing double. A Norton two-run blast, her third home run of the tournament, and a Whiteley score off of a walk made it 6-1 in the fifth inning.

The Lions eventually notched two more on the scoreboard, but not before a Stephanie Platt double drove in Urincho for the Cougars' final run of the game.

BYU travels to Las Vegas for the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic, which runs from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17. The Cougars face Missippi State on Thurs. at 5 p.m. Fans can experience the action via the live stats link.

Utah Valley State vs Brigham Young

Feb 10, 2007 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons Complex)

Utah Valley State 0 (1-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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TONIS c.................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

HAMILTON cf/lf........... 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

MCGRAW ss................ 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0

BOYER rf................. 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0

ROBERTS p/2b............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2

LINDGREN dh.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

DYER 3b.................. 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

CHANEY pr/3b............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

PAULSEN 1b............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

AUGINO 2b/lf............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4

JENSEN p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

BOWEN lf/cf.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 21 0 7 0 2 2 12 7 9

Brigham Young 9 (4-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK, Cortney c/dh.. 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 3 2 2 3 0 0 5 0 0

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Emi rf/dh.......... 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

URINCHO, Daniela 1b/p.... 2 2 2 4 0 0 4 2 0

ANDERSON, Jana ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

GWYN, Christina dh....... 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

PLATT, Stephanie pr/rf.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

ZINANTI, Christie p/1b... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Totals................... 19 9 10 9 2 0 15 6 2

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah Valley State... 000 00 - 0 7 0

Brigham Young....... 402 3X - 9 10 2

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E - QUIOCHO; WHITELEY. DP - BY 1. LOB - UVSC 9; BY 2. 2B - GWYN; WHITELEY.

HR - HOCH; NORTON; URINCHO 2. SH - HAMILTON; NIX-CLARK; SNOW. CS - PLATT.

Utah Valley State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ROBERTS............. 2.1 6 6 6 1 0 12 14

JENSEN.............. 1.2 4 3 3 1 0 7 9

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI, Christie... 4.0 5 0 0 1 2 16 18

URINCHO, Daniela.... 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 5 6

Win - ZINANTI (2-0). Loss - ROBERTS (1-1). Save - None.

PB - SNOW.

Umpires - HP: Clair McBride 1B: Casey Chapoose 3B: Marshall Cohen

Start: 10:57 am Time: 1:38 Attendance:

Game: UV-BYRDC

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Utah Valley State vs Brigham Young - Play-by-Play

Feb 10, 2007 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons Complex)

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah Valley State... 000 00 - 0 7 0

Brigham Young....... 402 3X - 9 10 2

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Utah Valley State starters: 2/c TONIS; 4/cf HAMILTON; 12/ss MCGRAW; 8/rf BOYER; 5/p

ROBERTS; 22/dh LINDGREN; 18/3b DYER; 13/1b PAULSEN; 3/2b AUGINO; 14/lf BOWEN;

Brigham Young starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 4/2b HOCH; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf SNOW; 22/1b

URINCHO; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 11/dh GWYN; 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 14/p ZINANTI;

Utah Valley State 1st - TONIS grounded out to 3b. HAMILTON singled up the

middle. MCGRAW lined into double play 2b unassisted; HAMILTON out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 1st - NIX-CLARK grounded out to ss. HOCH singled, bunt. NORTON

homered to left center, 2 RBI; HOCH scored. SNOW singled through the left side.

URINCHO homered to right center, 2 RBI; SNOW scored. QUIOCHO fouled out to 3b. GWYN

doubled down the rf line. WHITELEY flied out to rf. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Utah Valley State 2nd - BOYER singled to second base. ROBERTS singled, bunt;

BOYER advanced to second. LINDGREN struck out looking. DYER reached on a fielder's

choice; ROBERTS advanced to second; BOYER advanced to third on a fielding error by

3b. PAULSEN fouled out to 1b. AUGINO popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3

LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - GONZALES out at first p to 2b, bunt. NIX-CLARK grounded

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

Utah Valley State 3rd - TONIS singled down the lf line, advanced to second on

a throwing error by lf. HAMILTON out at first p to 2b, bunt, SAC; TONIS advanced to

third. MCGRAW reached on a fielder's choice; TONIS out at home 1b to c. BOYER

singled down the lf line; MCGRAW advanced to second. ROBERTS fouled out to lf. 0

runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - NORTON walked. SNOW out at first 3b to 2b, bunt, SAC;

NORTON advanced to second. URINCHO homered to left field, 2 RBI; NORTON scored.

HAMILTON to lf. ROBERTS to 2b. JENSEN to p for AUGINO. BOWEN to cf. QUIOCHO popped

up to p. GWYN walked. PLATT pinch ran for GWYN. PLATT out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley State 4th - SNOW to dh. PLATT to rf. LINDGREN popped up to 1b.

DYER walked. CHANEY pinch ran for DYER. PAULSEN struck out swinging. HAMILTON to cf.

CHANEY to 3b. AUGINO to lf for JENSEN. / for BOWEN. AUGINO out at first p to 2b,

bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - JENSEN to p for LINDGREN. WHITELEY doubled down the rf

line. GONZALES singled to shortstop. NIX-CLARK out at first 3b to 2b, bunt, SAC;

GONZALES advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third. HOCH homered, 3 RBI;

GONZALES scored; WHITELEY scored. ANDERSON pinch hit for URINCHO. NORTON grounded

out to 3b. SNOW singled to second base. ANDERSON reached on a fielder's choice; SNOW

out at second 2b unassisted. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State 5th - NIX-CLARK to dh. SNOW to c. URINCHO to p for

ANDERSON. ZINANTI to 1b. TONIS out at first 1b to 2b. HAMILTON singled up the

middle. HAMILTON advanced to second on a passed ball. MCGRAW walked. BOYER singled

to second base; MCGRAW advanced to second; HAMILTON advanced to third. ROBERTS lined

out to cf. LINDGREN to dh for JENSEN. JENSEN to p. LINDGREN grounded out to p. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Loyola Marymount vs Brigham Young Univer

Feb 10, 2007 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons Complex)

Loyola Marymount 3 (3-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SLOUBER, K. cf........... 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ACKERMAN, M. ss.......... 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2

PINEDA, M. rf............ 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

CONROY, K. 2b............ 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0

COOK, T. 3b.............. 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 6 3

FOLEY, C. 1b............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0

TYSDAL, C. dh............ 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

PAGNINI, D. c............ 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1

WHITT, K. lf............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

MAY, E. ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PAGANO, T. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

DYKEMA, M. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 28 3 8 3 2 4 18 13 8

Brigham Young Univer 7 (5-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NIX-CLARK, Cortney c..... 1 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 2 0 1 3 2 1 2 1 0

NORTON, Jodi ss.......... 2 1 1 3 2 0 1 2 1

SNOW, Emi rf............. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

URINCHO, Daniela 1b...... 3 1 2 0 1 0 8 0 2

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

PLATT, Stephanie dh...... 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 2 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4

GWYN, Christina p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 24 7 7 7 11 1 21 8 11

Score by Innings R H E

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Loyola Marymount.... 010 001 1 - 3 8 0

Brigham Young Univer 030 211 X - 7 7 0

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LOB - LMU Lions 8; BYU Cougars 11. 2B - HOCH; URINCHO 2; PLATT. HR - CONROY,

K.; NORTON. SH - FOLEY, C.; GONZALES. SF - TYSDAL, C..

Loyola Marymount IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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PAGANO, T........... 3.2 5 4 4 7 0 16 23

DYKEMA, M........... 2.1 2 3 3 4 1 8 13

Brigham Young Univer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GWYN, Christina..... 7.0 8 3 3 2 4 28 32

Win - GWYN (3-0). Loss - PAGANO, T. (1-2). Save - None.

WP - PAGANO, T.; DYKEMA, M.. PB - NIX-CLARK.

Umpires - HP: Ray Meibos 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Brett Higgins

Start: 4:00 pm Time: 2:30 Attendance:

Game: LMU_BYU

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Loyola Marymount vs Brigham Young Univer - Play-by-Play

Feb 10, 2007 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons Complex)

Score by Innings R H E

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Loyola Marymount.... 010 001 1 - 3 8 0

Brigham Young Univer 030 211 X - 7 7 0

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Loyola Marymount starters: 9/cf SLOUBER, K.; 5/ss ACKERMAN, M.; 32/rf PINEDA, M.;

1/2b CONROY, K.; 8/3b COOK, T.; 15/1b FOLEY, C.; 33/dh TYSDAL, C.; 54/c PAGNINI, D.;

13/lf WHITT, K.; 11/p PAGANO, T.;

Brigham Young Univer starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 4/2b HOCH; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf SNOW;

22/1b URINCHO; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 5/dh PLATT; 3/lf WHITELEY; 24/cf GONZALES; 11/p GWYN;

Loyola Marymount 1st - SLOUBER, K. grounded out to p. ACKERMAN, M. grounded

out to 2b. PINEDA, M. grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 1st - NIX-CLARK grounded out to ss. HOCH walked. NORTON

walked; HOCH advanced to second. SNOW reached on a fielder's choice; NORTON advanced

to second; HOCH out at third p to 3b. URINCHO grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 2nd - CONROY, K. singled. COOK, T. singled; CONROY, K.

advanced to second. FOLEY, C. grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; COOK, T. advanced to

second; CONROY, K. advanced to third. TYSDAL, C. flied out to cf, SF, RBI; CONROY,

K. scored. PAGNINI, D. flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 2nd - QUIOCHO flied out to lf. PLATT grounded out to p.

WHITELEY walked. GONZALES singled; WHITELEY advanced to second. NIX-CLARK walked;

GONZALES advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third. HOCH doubled, 3 RBI;

NIX-CLARK scored; GONZALES scored; WHITELEY scored. NORTON grounded out to ss. 3

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 3rd - WHITT, K. popped up to 2b. SLOUBER, K. flied out to

lf. ACKERMAN, M. singled. PINEDA, M. popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 3rd - SNOW grounded out to 2b. URINCHO walked. QUIOCHO

singled; URINCHO advanced to second. PLATT walked; QUIOCHO advanced to second;

URINCHO advanced to third. DYKEMA, M. to p for PAGANO, T.. WHITELEY reached on a

fielder's choice; PLATT advanced to second; QUIOCHO advanced to third; URINCHO out

at home 3b to c. GONZALES grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

3 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 4th - CONROY, K. struck out swinging. COOK, T. struck out

swinging. FOLEY, C. lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 4th - NIX-CLARK walked. HOCH struck out swinging. NORTON

homered, 2 RBI; NIX-CLARK scored. SNOW grounded out to ss. URINCHO doubled. QUIOCHO

grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 5th - TYSDAL, C. grounded out to 3b. PAGNINI, D. singled.

WHITT, K. struck out, reached first on a passed ball; PAGNINI, D. advanced to

second. SLOUBER, K. grounded out to 1b unassisted, interference. ACKERMAN, M.

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

Brigham Young Univer 5th - PLATT grounded out to 3b. WHITELEY walked.

GONZALES grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; WHITELEY advanced to second. WHITELEY

advanced to third on a wild pitch. NIX-CLARK walked. HOCH walked; NIX-CLARK advanced

to second. PAGANO, T. to p for DYKEMA, M.. NORTON walked, RBI; HOCH advanced to

second; NIX-CLARK advanced to third; WHITELEY scored. SNOW fouled out to lf. 1

run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 6th - PINEDA, M. struck out swinging. CONROY, K. homered,

RBI. COOK, T. walked. FOLEY, C. grounded out to 3b; COOK, T. advanced to second.

TYSDAL, C. popped up to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univer 6th - URINCHO doubled. URINCHO advanced to third on a

wild pitch. QUIOCHO popped up to c. PLATT doubled, RBI; URINCHO scored. WHITELEY

grounded out to 3b. GONZALES grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Loyola Marymount 7th - PAGNINI, D. singled. MAY, E. pinch hit for WHITT, K..

MAY, E. flied out to lf. SLOUBER, K. reached on a fielder's choice; PAGNINI, D. out

at second ss to 2b. ACKERMAN, M. singled; SLOUBER, K. advanced to second. PINEDA, M.

singled; ACKERMAN, M. advanced to second; SLOUBER, K. advanced to third. CONROY, K.

walked, RBI; PINEDA, M. advanced to second; ACKERMAN, M. advanced to third; SLOUBER,

K. scored. COOK, T. grounded out to ss. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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