Affleck Bests Aztecs in Pitcher's Duel

Paige Affleck gave up one earned run in a complete game performance.

SAN -- Paige Affleck gave up two hits and recorded her record-breaking 27th win of the season as BYU defeated San Diego State 2-1 in a classic pitcher's duel Thursday.

"We needed someone to step up on the mound for us," said head coach Gordon Eakin. "Paige's (Affleck) performance was huge."

Affleck, needing just one more win to reach 27 and pass Summer Tobias for most wins by a Cougar pitcher in a season, maintained a perfect game through four innings, walking no one and striking out seven during that stretch.

However, San Diego junior Samantha Beasley matched Affleck inning for inning in the circle, striking out eight before giving up a single to freshman J.C. Clayton in the sixth inning.

"Beasley is a very good pitcher, especially in her own park," Eakin said. "We were able to make very good adjustments throughout the night to finally get to her."

Senior first baseman Andrea Ramirez followed Clayton in a big way by belting her 17th homerun of the season, putting the Cougars on top 2-1.

The lead was enough for Cougars and Affleck as she improved her conference record to 7-2, striking out nine while facing only 24 batters in her complete game performance.

BYU career homerun leader Angeline Quiocho, who was held hitless in the game, drew two walks and remains one at-bat away from setting the BYU record for career at-bats.

The Mountain West Conference-leading Cougars (39-10 overall) improved their league record to 10-2 and extended their first-place lead over the Aztecs to two games. They return to action Friday against UNLV in Las Vegas. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.


Brigham Young at San Diego State

05-06-10 at San Diego, Calif. (SDSU SB Stadium)

Brigham Young 2 (39-10,10-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Avg.

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DELAHOUSSAYE 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .351

CLAYTON ss............... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 .384

QUIOCHO 3b............... 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 .416

RAMIREZ 1b............... 3 1 1 2 0 0 9 0 1 .380

DAVIS-ATAGI lf........... 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .314

PURCELL-FITU c........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 .361

WILLARD rf............... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 .310

MESSERSCHMID dp.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .234

DUGAS cf................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .297

AFFLECK p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Totals................... 25 2 2 2 2 12 21 8 4

San Diego State 1 (29-13,7-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Avg.

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REIFSCHNEIDER, F. lf..... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .286

CAMELLO, Jessica 2b...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .381

KNUDSEN, Brittany cf..... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .390

MAEVA, Justeen dp........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .354

QUICHOCHO, Stefanie pr.. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429

SAHATDJIAN, Eva c........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 .282

ALNES, Monica 1b......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 .268

JACKSON, Patrice rf...... 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .170

ROSE, Ashley 3b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .135

MAY, Kamerin ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333

WISNESKI, Jen ss......... 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .269

BEASLEY, Samantha p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .500

Totals................... 22 1 2 1 0 9 21 5 2

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 002 0 - 2 2 1

San Diego State..... 000 010 0 - 1 2 2

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E - CLAYTON(21); REIFSCHNEIDE(4); WISNESKI(7). LOB - BYU 4; SDSU 2. HR -

RAMIREZ(17). SH - SAHATDJIAN(2). SF - JACKSON(1).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP ERA

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AFFLECK............. 7.0 2 1 1 0 9 22 24 100 2.25

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP ERA

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BEASLEY, Samantha... 7.0 2 2 2 2 12 25 27 109 0.85

Win - AFFLECK (27-8). Loss - BEASLEY, S. (24-8). Save - None.

Pitches/strikes: AFFLECK 100/64; BEASLEY, S. 109/73.

Umpires - HP: Bobby Shelton 1B: Traci Stoelting 3B: Rick Hausvik

Start: 6:05 PM Time: 1:51 Attendance: 461

Weather: 71 deg., sunny, 4 mph to RF

Brigham Young 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss (0-1 K). CLAYTON

popped up to ss (0-0). QUIOCHO walked (3-1 BSBBB). RAMIREZ popped up to p (2-1

FBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - REIFSCHNEIDE struck out swinging (3-2 BKSBBS).

CAMELLO grounded out to ss (2-2 BFBK). KNUDSEN struck out swinging (3-2

KFBBFBFFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - DAVIS-ATAGI struck out swinging (2-2 KSBBFS).

PURCELL-FITU struck out swinging (0-2 SSS). WILLARD grounded out to 2b (2-2

SKBFBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - MAEVA grounded out to 2b (2-1 KBB). SAHATDJIAN

struck out swinging (3-2 KBFBBS). ALNES grounded out to 2b (1-2 SKBF). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - MESSERSCHMID struck out looking (3-2 BFFBBK). DUGAS

struck out looking (1-2 KFBK). DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking (1-2 FFBK). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - JACKSON struck out swinging (2-2 BKFFBS). ROSE

struck out swinging (2-2 FBBFS). WISNESKI struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - CLAYTON reached on a fielding error by lf, advanced

to second (1-1 BK). QUIOCHO walked (3-2 SKBFBBFB). RAMIREZ reached on a

fielding error by ss (1-1 FB); QUIOCHO advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to

third. DAVIS-ATAGI struck out looking (1-2 SBSK). PURCELL-FITU reached on a

fielder's choice to shortstop (0-1 S); RAMIREZ advanced to second; QUIOCHO

advanced to third; CLAYTON out at home ss to c. WILLARD struck out swinging

(1-2 SBSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - REIFSCHNEIDE struck out looking (1-2 KSBK).

CAMELLO grounded out to ss (2-2 FFBB). KNUDSEN struck out swinging (2-2 BKKBS).

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b (0-1 K). DUGAS lined

out to p (0-0). DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 2b (2-1 BKB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - MAEVA singled through the left side (0-0).

QUICHOCHO pinch ran for MAEVA. SAHATDJIAN grounded out to 3b unassisted, SAC,

bunt (0-0); QUICHOCHO advanced to second. ALNES singled through the left side,

advanced to second on the throw (2-0 BB); QUICHOCHO advanced to third. JACKSON

flied out to cf, SF, RBI (2-2 SSBBF); ALNES advanced to third; QUICHOCHO

scored. MAY, Ka. pinch hit for ROSE. MAY, Ka. grounded out to 3b (2-2 FBKBF).

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - ROSE to 3b for MAY, Ka.. CLAYTON singled to left

field (2-2 BFKFB). QUIOCHO struck out swinging (3-2 SBBBKS). RAMIREZ homered to

left center, 2 RBI (0-2 FF); CLAYTON scored. DAVIS-ATAGI struck out looking

(2-2 BKKBK). PURCELL-FITU grounded out to 3b (1-0 B). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - WISNESKI struck out swinging (0-2 FSS).

REIFSCHNEIDE grounded out to ss (1-1 BK). CAMELLO grounded out to ss (0-0).

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - WILLARD struck out swinging (2-2 KBKBS).

MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging (1-2 BSSFS). DUGAS struck out swinging (0-2

SFFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - MAEVA to dp for QUICHOCHO. KNUDSEN reached on a

fielding error by ss (1-0 B). MAEVA grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0);

KNUDSEN advanced to second. SAHATDJIAN lined out to 2b (2-0 BB). ALNES grounded

out to 2b (3-2 SBKBBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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