Utes Win Pitching Duel

Andrea Ramirez was one of only two Cougars to come up with a hit in BYU's 1-0 loss to Utah in the first round of the MWC Tournament (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAS -- A pitching duel went Utah's way as the Utes beat BYU 1-0 in the Cougars' first Mountain West Conference Tournament game.

BYU (40-19, 15-6 MWC) will play Colorado State Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. (PDT) The loss was the third consecutive to Utah as the Cougars couldn't string together any offensive output. BYU only mustered two hits, which is the lowest output since a loss to nationally ranked Stanford.

Only Utah had runners on base in the first three innings as the Utes' Meghan Dyer struck out six of the first nine Cougars she face. BYU's Tobias was up to the challenge as she didn't give up any runners in those three innings, giving up only three hits.

Andrea Ramirez got the Cougars their first hit with a bloop single to right field. After advancing to second on the sacrifice bunt, the heart of BYU's order couldn't plate Ramirez as Dyer pitched out of the jam.

The Cougars were the first to get a runner to third base in the bottom of the fifth. Daniella Urincho went opposite-field to pick up a one-out single in the innings. Running for Urincho, Monica Gonzales advanced to second on a ground out and stole third. Krystle Chamberlain picked up a walk and stole second to put runners at second and third with two outs in the inning. Once again, Dyer pitched herself out of trouble by picking up her ninth strike out to get out of the jam.

Utah drew first blood in the top of the seventh when Yvette Hernandez drilled a deep solo home run to left field to give the Utes a 1-0 lead.

Dyer retired the Cougars in the bottom of the seventh to pick up the win. The Cougars and Rams will face off in the losers bracket tomorrow afternoon.

Utah vs BYU

05-11-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

Utah 1 (36-19)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WONG, Jackie 2b.......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0

PHILLIPS, Diana cf....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

SHIERY, Jessica rf....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

QUINTERO, Devina 3b...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

FONOTI, Sharee ss........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

HEMINGWAY, Staci 1b...... 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

HERNANDEZ, Ivette dp..... 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1

HOFFMAN, Andrea c........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0

CROUSE, Meghan lf........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

MATTHEWS, Kelly lf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DYER, Meghan p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 26 1 6 1 1 1 21 5 5

BYU 0 (40-19)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 0

SNOW, Emi cf............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn dp....... 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1

PARAMORE, Paige rf....... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

ANDERSON, Jana pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

URINCHO, Daniella lf..... 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

NIX, Cortney c........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle ph. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

HOCH, Tracee 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 2

TOBIAS, Summer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 22 0 2 0 2 12 21 12 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 000 000 1 - 1 6 0

BYU................. 000 000 0 - 0 2 0

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LOB - Utah 5; BYU 4. HR - HERNANDEZ(2). SH - SNOW(5). SB - GONZALES(2);

CHAMBERLAIN(11). CS - WONG(4).

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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DYER, Meghan........ 7.0 2 0 0 2 12 22 25 112

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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TOBIAS, Summer...... 7.0 6 1 1 1 1 26 27 58

Win - DYER (14-8). Loss - TOBIAS (23-10). Save - None.

Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: DYER 112/72; TOBIAS 58/43.

Umpires - HP: Glenda Bates 1B: Dave Whitford 3B: Dani Carson

Start: 4:30 pm Time: 1:47 Attendance:

Game notes:

Utah vs BYU - Play-by-Play

05-11-06 at Las Vegas (Eller Media Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 000 000 1 - 1 6 0

BYU................. 000 000 0 - 0 2 0

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Utah starters: 25/2b WONG; 20/cf PHILLIPS; 44/rf SHIERY; 33/3b QUINTERO; 1/ss

FONOTI; 19/1b HEMINGWAY; 28/dp HERNANDEZ; 13/c HOFFMAN; 3/lf CROUSE; 5/p DYER;

BYU starters: 31/ss RAMIREZ; 18/cf SNOW; 66/1b LE`I; 25/dp RUSSELL; 19/rf PARAMORE;

22/lf URINCHO; 8/3b NORTON; 10/c NIX; 4/2b HOCH; 12/p TOBIAS;

Utah 1st - WONG singled through the left side. PHILLIPS popped up to ss.

SHIERY singled through the left side (2-1); WONG advanced to second. QUINTERO flied

out to cf (1-2). FONOTI grounded out to p (0-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU 1st - RAMIREZ struck out (2-2). SNOW struck out (1-2). LE`I fouled out to

3b (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 2nd - HEMINGWAY popped up to ss (1-0). HERNANDEZ struck out (1-2).

HOFFMAN grounded out to 2b (1-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - RUSSELL struck out (2-2). PARAMORE grounded out to 3b (1-1).

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

Utah 3rd - CROUSE out at first p to 2b, bunt (0-1). WONG singled through the

right side (0-0). WONG out at second c to ss, caught stealing. PHILLIPS walked

(3-0). SHIERY popped up to 2b (0-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - NORTON struck out (3-2). NIX struck out (0-2). HOCH grounded out to

3b (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 4th - QUINTERO lined out to 1b (0-0). FONOTI grounded out to 3b (1-0).

HEMINGWAY singled to center field (2-2). HERNANDEZ grounded out to p (0-1). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - RAMIREZ singled to right field (0-0). SNOW out at first p to 2b,

SAC, bunt (0-1); RAMIREZ advanced to second. LE`I fouled out to c (1-1). RUSSELL

struck out (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 5th - HOFFMAN grounded out to ss (0-0). CROUSE singled to right field

(0-0). WONG grounded out to 2b; CROUSE advanced to second. PHILLIPS grounded out to

1b unassisted (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - PARAMORE struck out (2-2). URINCHO singled through the right side

(2-0). GONZALES pinch hit for URINCHO. NORTON out at first p to 2b to 1b (2-1);

GONZALES advanced to second. CHAMBERLAIN pinch hit for NIX. CHAMBERLAIN walked

(3-2); GONZALES stole third. CHAMBERLAIN stole second. HOCH struck out (1-2). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah 6th - GONZALES to lf. NIX to c for CHAMBERLAIN. SHIERY grounded out to

2b. QUINTERO grounded out to 2b (0-2). FONOTI lined out to 1b (0-2). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - RAMIREZ popped up to 2b (1-1). SNOW fouled out to 1b (2-1). LE`I

fouled out to 1b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 7th - HEMINGWAY popped up to 1b. HERNANDEZ homered to left field, RBI

(1-0). HOFFMAN grounded out to ss (1-2). CROUSE grounded out to 3b (0-0). 1 run,

1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - MATTHEWS to lf for CROUSE. RUSSELL struck out looking (1-2).

PARAMORE walked (3-1). ANDERSON pinch ran for PARAMORE. GONZALES struck out (0-2).

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

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