Jackie Wong had three hits, an RBI and two runs scored in Utah's win on Saturday.
April 10, 2004
PROVO, Utah-The Utah softall team improved its overall record to 13-22 (3-3 league play) on Saturday afternoon with a 9-8 victory over BYU. The win gives the two teams a split of the twinbill. BYU falls to 21-12 (3-3 league play) with the loss.
BYU was the first to put digits on the scoreboard after Krystle Chamberlain doubled and scored off a single by Ashlyn Russell. The Utes would answer in the top of the second with six runs. Ivette Hernandez led off the inning with a single to left center. She would move to second when Kate Nygaard drew a walk. Both runners were then subbed out for pinch runners Sarah Lyman and Jenni Thurston. After Bryanne Durrence move the runners to second and third, the lead runner, Lyman, would score on a wild pitch. The next batter, Lynsey Wall, would draw a walk to put runners at the corners. Next, Jackie Wong would connect for a bloop single to center to score Thurston and move Wall to third. The next batter Glennis Donnelly, would rip her 15th double of the season to score Thurston and Wall before crossing the plate on a home run by Melissa Stahnke.
Trailing 6-1, BYU would score another in the latter of the second. The run came after Ianeta Lei walked and went on to score on a double by Paige Paramore.
The Cougs would answer with three in the bottom of the third. With a runner on, Lei would connect for a home run. The next BYU run would come from two Ute errors and a passed ball to make it 6-5.
In the fourth, Devina Quintero would connect for a double to the gap in left center to bring in two more for the Utes. The runs put Utah up 8-5, but BYU would score one in the bottom of the inning and one in the next inning to cut it to 8-7 after five.
The Utes would add an insurance run in the top of the seventh off a solo shot by Devina Quintero. The run would prove to be the game winner as BYU scored another in the bottom of the seventh to make it 9-8. After the runner scored, there were still two on for the Cougs, but Brianna Gourdin would strikeout the final batter to seal the victory.
Gourdin is credited with the victory after coming on in relief. The win moves her to 10-4 on the year.