The Winning Streak Ends in Houston

Despite dropping two games to Villanova and Virginia, senior Kate Walker hit a combined 4-6 (.666) in both contests. Against Villanova, Walker blasted two home runs and was a perfect 3-3 from the plate. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

HOUSTON -- The BYU softball team's six game winning streak ended as the Cougars dropped two games to Villanova 4-3 and Virginia 3-1 at the Hyatt Regency Cougar Classic on Friday. The Cougars drop to 6-5 on the season.

"We're suffering the pain of being a young team by letting a few games get away from us," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "Hopefully we'll continue to grow and mature so we won't lose those kinds of games."

In game one against Villanova, the Wildcats handed the Cougar their first loss in six games.

Offensively for BYU senior Kate Walker was a perfect 3-for-3 hitting, junior Debbie Dodds went 2-for-3, with Ashlyn Russell and Lauren Watson each going 1-for-3.

The three BYU runs scored in the game were off three home runs, two from senior Kate Walker and one from sophomore Ashlyn Russell. Walker picked up her first two home runs of the season, while Russell snatched her second.

Walker put the first run of the game on the board with her home run to left field in the top of the second inning.

Getting things started again two innings later, Walker homed through centerfield. Russell then stepped up to follow with a right center shot to give the Cougars a 3-0 lead.

Villanova rebounded from the three run deficit to score two runs in the bottom of the fourth, plus another run in both the fifth and sixth innings.

The pressure was on the Cougars to score going into the top of the seventh inning. BYU tried to rally, but were unable to bring in any runs.

BYU junior Ariel Capra started on the mound for the Cougars and pitched four innings. Sophomore Brooke Boyce (2-2) received the loss after pitching the final two innings.

Against Virginia in game two, sophomore Paige Paramore led BYU to an early one run lead with a home run to mark her third of the season in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Virginia's Sara Larquier would answer in the top of the fifth inning with a single to right field which scored two runs and gave the Cavaliers a 2-1 advantage.

The Cougars rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning, but were unable to convert their two hits into runs. The Cavaliers went on to tally one more run in the top of the sixth to clinch the 3-1 victory.

In a complete seven innings, Niki Andersen (3-2) pitched a four-hitter and picked up the loss.

The Cougars will look for a win tomorrow as they compete in their final two games of the tournament against Mississippi State at 8 a.m. MT and Pittsburgh at 10 a.m. MT on Saturday.

BYU vs Villanova

Feb 27, 2004 at Houston, Texas (Cougar Softball Fld.)

BYU 3 (6-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle lf.. 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

WHITELEY, Jennifer ph... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WATSON, Lauren c......... 3 0 1 0 1 0 6 1 1

LE`I, Ianeta 3b.......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4

PARAMORE, Paige dh....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 3 2 3 2 0 0 5 0 0

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1

CAPRA, Ariel p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals................... 28 3 7 3 3 6 18 6 7

Villanova 4 (3-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Yauch rf................. 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

Alvarez ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

Flier lf................. 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

Krueger cf............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

Koller 1b................ 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 0

Martin pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lugo ss.................. 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0

Wall 3b.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1

Leese pr................ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Wisniewski dh............ 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

Koenig c................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0

Donley 2b................ 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0

Williams p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 26 4 8 3 1 5 21 6 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 200 0 - 3 7 2

Villanova........... 000 211 X - 4 8 1

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E - NORTON(2); CAPRA(1); Koller(2). DP - Villanova 1. LOB - BYU 7; Villanova

7. HR - WALKER 2(2); RUSSELL(2). SH - Krueger(1); Lugo(2). SB -

CHAMBERLAIN(4); Donley(2).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CAPRA, Ariel........ 4.0 5 3 1 1 3 18 20

BOYCE, Brooke....... 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 8 9

Villanova IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Williams............ 7.0 7 3 3 3 6 28 31

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

Umpires - HP: Russ Pemberton 1B: Rodney Roth

Start: 11:03 am Time: 2:15 Attendance:

Game notes:

Game Two of the 2004 Hyatt Regency Cougar Classic.

Records at HRCC: BYU 1-0, Villanova 0-0

Game: VILLA

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 200 0 - 3 7 2

Villanova........... 000 211 X - 4 8 1

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BYU starters: 1/lf CHAMBERLAIN; 18/rf OSBORN; 11/c WATSON; 66/3b LE`I; 19/dh

PARAMORE; 5/2b WALKER; 25/1b RUSSELL; 8/ss NORTON; 20/cf DODDS; 2/p

CAPRA;

Villanova starters: 10/rf Yauch; 7/lf Flier; 16/cf Krueger; 9/1b Koller;

6/ss Lugo; 3/3b Wall; 22/dh Wisniewski; 18/c Koenig; 11/2b Donley; 24/p

Williams;

BYU - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielding error by 1b, assist by p. CHAMBERLAIN

stole second. OSBORN struck out. WATSON fouled out to 3b. LE`I flied out

to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Villanova - inning 1

Yauch struck out looking. Flier grounded out to p. Krueger lined out to

3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU - inning 2

PARAMORE grounded out to 2b. WALKER homered to left field, RBI. RUSSELL

struck out looking. NORTON struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Villanova - inning 2

Koller singled. Lugo out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Koller advanced to

second. Wall popped up to 2b. Wisniewski struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 3

DODDS singled through the left side. CHAMBERLAIN reached on a fielder's

choice; DODDS out at second 3b to ss. OSBORN walked; CHAMBERLAIN advanced

to second. WATSON lined into double play ss to 2b; CHAMBERLAIN out on the

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

Villanova - inning 3

Koenig popped up to ss. Donley walked. Yauch singled to first base;

Donley advanced to second. Flier flied out to cf. Krueger grounded out to

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

BYU - inning 4

LE`I lined out to 3b. PARAMORE grounded out to 3b. WALKER homered to

center field, RBI. RUSSELL homered to right center, RBI. NORTON walked.

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

Villanova - inning 4

Koller fouled out to c. Lugo singled through the left side. Wall reached

on a fielder's choice; Lugo out at second ss to 2b. Wisniewski reached on

a fielding error by p; Wall advanced to second. Leese pinch ran for Wall.

Koenig reached on a fielding error by ss; Wisniewski advanced to second;

Leese scored, unearned. Donley singled to right field, RBI; Koenig

advanced to third; Wisniewski scored, unearned. Alvarez pinch hit for

Yauch. Alvarez struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU - inning 5

Yauch to rf for Alvarez. Wall to 3b for Leese. CHAMBERLAIN grounded out

to 1b unassisted. OSBORN struck out. WATSON singled through the right

side. LE`I popped up to c. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Villanova - inning 5

Flier singled to pitcher. BOYCE to p for CAPRA. Krueger out at first c to

2b, SAC, bunt; Flier advanced to second. Koller singled up the middle,

RBI, advanced to second on the throw; Flier scored. Martin pinch ran for

Koller. Lugo popped up to ss. Wall fouled out to 1b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1

LOB.

BYU - inning 6

Koller to 1b for Martin. PARAMORE popped up to ss. WALKER singled up the

middle. GERHAUSER pinch ran for WALKER. RUSSELL grounded out to 3b;

GERHAUSER advanced to second. NORTON fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Villanova - inning 6

WALKER to 2b for GERHAUSER. Wisniewski struck out. Koenig singled to

center field. Donley reached on a fielder's choice; Koenig out at second

3b to 2b. Donley stole second. Yauch singled to center field, RBI,

advanced to second on the throw; Donley scored. Flier struck out. 1 run,

2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU - inning 7

DODDS singled to left field. CHAMBERLAIN struck out. WHITELEY pinch hit

for OSBORN. WHITELEY struck out. WATSON walked; DODDS advanced to second.

LE`I flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU Softball

Virgina vs Brigham Young Univ.

Feb 27, 2004 at Houston, Texas (Cougar Field)

Virgina 3 (8-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Field ss................. 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 1

Taylor cf................ 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0

Larquier 2b.............. 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 1

Wynn c................... 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0

Rodriguez pr............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Owings 1b................ 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 3 4

Dennis lf................ 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

McKean 3b................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1

Sorber rf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

Greer rf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Crockett dh.............. 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Horn p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Barstad p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 23 3 4 3 5 6 21 9 7

Brigham Young Univ. 1 (6-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CHAMBERLAIN, Krystle dh.. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LE`I, Ianeta ph/dh...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

WHITELEY, Jennifer lf.... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

WALKER, Kate 2b.......... 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 2 0

OSBORN, Belinda pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GERHAUSER, Lindsey pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

YOUNG, Crystal 1b........ 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 1

JONES, Milli pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Ashlyn 3b....... 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 1

DABO, Kim pr............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WATSON, Lauren rf........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4

PARAMORE, Paige c........ 2 1 1 1 1 0 7 0 0

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

DODDS, Debbie cf......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

ANDERSEN, Niki p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 22 1 4 1 7 4 21 11 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Virgina............. 000 021 0 - 3 4 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 100 0 - 1 4 1

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E - Larquier; WHITELEY. LOB - Virginia 7; BYU Cougars 10. 2B - NORTON. 3B -

Field. HR - PARAMORE. SH - Taylor; Dennis; McKean; YOUNG; WATSON. SF -

DODDS. SB - Crockett 2.

Virgina IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Horn................ 5.0 1 1 1 7 4 16 24

Barstad............. 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 6 8

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

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ANDERSEN, Niki...... 7.0 4 3 2 5 6 23 31

Win - Horn (4-2). Loss - ANDERSEN (3-2). Save - Barstad (2).

PB - Wynn; PARAMORE.

Umpires -

Start: 1:41 Time: 2:19 Attendance: 85

Game: VIR1

Score by Innings R H E

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Virgina............. 000 021 0 - 3 4 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 100 0 - 1 4 1

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Virgina starters: 12/ss Field; 1/cf Taylor; 21/2b Larquier; 9/c Wynn; 15/1b

Owings; 20/lf Dennis; 18/3b McKean; 11/rf Sorber; 6/dh Crockett; 17/p

Horn;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 1/dh CHAMBERLAIN; 3/lf WHITELEY; 5/2b WALKER;

23/1b YOUNG; 25/3b RUSSELL; 11/rf WATSON; 19/c PARAMORE; 8/ss NORTON;

20/cf DODDS; 24/p ANDERSEN;

Virgina - inning 1

Field tripled. Taylor walked. Taylor advanced to second on a passed ball.

Larquier grounded out to p. Wynn reached on a fielder's choice; Taylor

advanced to third; Field out at home p to c. Owings struck out. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

CHAMBERLAIN struck out looking. WHITELEY struck out. WALKER reached on an

error by 2b. YOUNG grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Virgina - inning 2

Dennis struck out. McKean struck out. Sorber struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

RUSSELL walked. DABO pinch ran for RUSSELL. WATSON reached on a fielder's

choice, SAC, bunt, out at second 1b to 2b; DABO advanced to second.

PARAMORE walked. NORTON walked; PARAMORE advanced to second; DABO

advanced to third. DODDS struck out. LE`I pinch hit for CHAMBERLAIN. LE`I

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

Virgina - inning 3

LE`I to dh. RUSSELL to 3b for DABO. Crockett grounded out to 3b. Field

walked. Taylor grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; Field advanced to second.

Larquier flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

WHITELEY flied out to rf. WALKER struck out. YOUNG walked. RUSSELL

walked; YOUNG advanced to second. JONES, M. pinch ran for YOUNG. WATSON

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

Virgina - inning 4

YOUNG to 1b for JONES, M.. Wynn walked. Rodriguez pinch ran for Wynn.

Owings flied out to rf. Dennis out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

Rodriguez advanced to second. McKean struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

Wynn to c for Rodriguez. PARAMORE homered, RBI. NORTON flied out to cf.

DODDS flied out to rf. LE`I grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 1 hit,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Virgina - inning 5

Sorber flied out to lf. Crockett singled to left field. Crockett stole

second. Field walked. Taylor walked; Field advanced to second; Crockett

advanced to third. Larquier singled to right field, 2 RBI; Taylor

advanced to second; Field scored; Crockett scored. Wynn lined out to cf.

Owings struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

WHITELEY flied out to cf. WALKER walked. YOUNG flied out to 3b. RUSSELL

walked; WALKER advanced to second. OSBORN pinch ran for WALKER. RUSSELL

advanced to second on a passed ball; OSBORN advanced to third on a passed

ball. WATSON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Virgina - inning 6

WALKER to 2b for OSBORN. Dennis singled to left field. McKean out at

first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Dennis advanced to second. Sorber grounded out

to 3b; Dennis advanced to third. Crockett reached on an error by lf, RBI;

Dennis scored, unearned. Crockett stole second. Field grounded out to 2b.

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

Greer to rf for Sorber. Barstad to p for Horn. PARAMORE grounded out to

ss. NORTON doubled. DODDS flied out to cf, SAC; NORTON advanced to third.

LE`I grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Virgina - inning 7

Taylor grounded out to 2b. Larquier out at first p to 2b. Wynn grounded

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

WHITELEY singled to left field. WALKER singled to center field; WHITELEY

advanced to second. YOUNG out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; WALKER

advanced to second; WHITELEY advanced to third. GERHAUSER pinch ran for

WALKER. RUSSELL grounded out to 3b; GERHAUSER advanced to third; WHITELEY

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

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