Devina Quintero was 4-for-6 over the doubleheader but Utah still dropped a pair to BYU this afternoon.
April 2, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY --- The University of Utah softball team couldn't muster up the offense needed to take down Brigham Young this afternoon as the Cougars swept the Utes in a Mountain West Conference doubleheader this afternoon.
The Utes (9-16, 0-2 MWC) dropped the two games by scores of 13-0 (5 innings) and 5-3. The Cougars up to 20-8 for the season and to 2-0 in conference tilts.
Devina Quintero had the biggest bat this afternoon for the Utes. The third baseman went 4-for-6 at the plate with one RBI. The only other Utes to tally multiple hits in the series were Sharee Fonoti and Diana Phillips. The two freshmen were 2-for-5 on the afternoon. Bryanne Durrence was 1-for-6 but had two RBI today.
Ute hurlers Brianna Gourdin and Lindsie Nielsen each tallied a loss today. Gourdin took the loss in game one. She struck out four, walked one but allowed 14 hits and 13 earned runs. Nielsen was the pitcher of record for game two. She fanned five, walked three and scattered nine hits. Only two of the five runs were earned, though.
BYU's Summer Tobias won game one for the Cougars while Brooke Boyce picked up the game two victory.
Utah got off to a slow start on the day as BYU picked up the 13-0 win in five innings. The Utes didn't register a hit until the third inning when Ivette Hernandez and Quintero notched back-to-back singles.
That was all the offense Utah had in the first game. BYU hit six doubles and three homeruns as it racked up a 1-0 lead after one and a 9-0 cushion after two. A pair of two-run home runs in the third and fifth lifted the Cougars to the 13-0 win.
BYU added three more in the fourth, thanks in part to a two-run home run by Daniella Urincho. But, the Utes responded with two in the fifth. Quintero had an RBI single while Durrence chalked up a fielder's choice RBI. Jackie Wong and Diana Phillips each scored to cut the BYU lead down to two.
The Utes had their chances in the seventh. Phillips led the inning off with a single and advanced to second on the steal. However, she was thrown out at third on Hernandez' fielder's choice. Tobias came in for the save and got the last two batters of the game to pop out and fly out.