Anonymous | Posted: 18 Feb 2000 | Updated: 18 Feb 2000

Cougars Sweep San Diego in First Day of Play

SAN DIEGO -- In the first two of three games against the University of San Diego, the BYU softball team won 2-1 and 11-0 to improve to 4-2 this season.

In the first game, the Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 lead until the seventh inning. The Toreros rallied to score one, but fell short, preserving BYU's 2-1 victory. Meghann Pricer got the win to improve to 3-0 on the year, while outfielder Liz Smith went 2-for-3 to lead the Cougar effort.

The BYU bats caught on fire in the second game, and the game was called for the 10-run rule in the fifth inning to give the Cougars the 11-0 win. Ricks College transfer Maryon Dewitt earned her first Division I victory, and shortstop Becca Erickson led the Cougar assault with a three RBI triple. Erickson went 4-for-7 in both games.

"We were just pounding the ball," said BYU head coach Mary Kay Amicone. "I think we caught them off-guard. They thought it was going to be an easy three-game series and we surprised them. They're going to come back fired up tomorrow."

The Cougars will face San Diego for one more game tomorrow at noon. Lindsay Jones will get her first start as a Cougar after seeing limited relief work in BYU's first weekend of play two weeks ago.

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