Affleck Stuns Colorado State

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU softball team (39-15, 12-1) quietly put Colorado State away, 4-1, after an impressive display pitching from BYU sophomore Paige Affleck.

“It was a fun game,” Affleck said. “Colorado State’s lineup was full of talented batters and I just tried to maintain my focus.”

Affleck, who pitched her 18th complete game, kept the Rams scoreless until the top of the sixth where she gave up one run.

Even after a 23 minute sun delay at the end of the third, Affleck stepped back on the mound and continued to work at the Rams lineup, one player at a time. She remained calm, yet explosive amid the constant CSU dugout banter.

“We coasted a bit through the game but we found the talent to win,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “We will find the motivation in the final game of the series tomorrow.”

The righthander’s effort was matched by a three-run fourth inning that secured a 4-0 lead.

Kristin Delahoussaye got the Cougars started with a leadoff double before the Rams forced error brought her home.

In the bottom of the fourth, Stephanie Hopkins stepped up to the plate and chipped a hit right past the first baseman’s head. Two batters later Monica Gonzales blasted a line drive splitting the left and center fielders resulting in a double, and brining Hopkins home to end a two inning Cougar scoring drought. Immediately following, Delahoussaye slammed a single to short centerfield, and Tiffany Messerschmidt walked.

With bases loaded and only one out, Angeline Quiocho pushed to a full count before shooting a grounder up the middle to bring Gonzales home. Next batter, Jessica Purcell, hit a sacrifice fly to left field, bringing home Delahoussaye. The RBI marked her 80th RBI for the season, two shy from tying the BYU record set by assistant coach Ianeta Le’i in 2006. The inning ended with bases loaded after a Coreen Lopez popped out.

In the top of the sixth inning, Colorado State started to rally with three base hits, resulting in one run, but Affleck regained composure and struck out two of the three last batters she faced and forced a ground out to end the inning.

Affleck ended the night one strike out short of her personal best with 11, giving up only one run and five hits. The Cougars finished the night with four runs off of eight hits and two errors. Of those Cougars who got hits were Delahoussaye who had three, Quiocho added two, and Gonzales and Hopkins each tallied one.

BYU will conclude the regular season with a Saturday afternoon celebration. Both BYU seniors will be honored following the games and the whole team will be recognized for its accomplishment of clinching the MWC title. The game is set to begin at 2 p.m.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

CSU at Brigham Young Univ.

May 08, 2009 at PROVO, Utah (Miller Park)

CSU 1 (25-25,6-8 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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STEM, Caitla ss.......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1

KROGH, Jenna cf.......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

THOMSEN, Chr 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0

MAJAM, Allis lf/rf....... 3 0 1 1 0 2 5 0 1

PENLAND, Reb rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

ALLEN, Ivory lf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

CAUSGROVE, S c........... 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0

MUNOZ, Ashle dp.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

MASK, Robyn 3b........... 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

MACQUEEN, As 2b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

ROBERTS, Lys ph/2b...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

EUBANKS, Kel p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

KLABOUGH, Ki p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 28 1 5 1 1 11 18 5 7

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (39-15,12-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b.. 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline cf..... 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 3 0 0 1 0 1 11 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 1 0 0 0 3 1 8 0 2

LOPEZ, Coreen 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

HICKS, Krista ss......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

VANCE, Amanda ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica lf...... 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0

AFFLECK, Paige p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 24 4 8 3 4 3 21 8 10

Score by Innings R H E

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CSU................. 000 001 0 - 1 5 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 100 300 X - 4 8 2

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E - ROBERTS, Lys(8); EUBANKS, Kel(2); LOPEZ(10); HICKS(7). LOB - CSU 7;

Cougars 10. 2B - DELAHOUSSAYE(6); GONZALES(3). SH - MESSERSCHMID(15);

QUIOCHO 2(7). SF - PURCELL(2).

CSU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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EUBANKS, Kel........ 5.0 7 4 4 4 2 19 27 90

KLABOUGH, Ki........ 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 5 5 14

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 5 1 1 1 11 28 29 118

Win - AFFLECK (19-8). Loss - EUBANKS, Kel (10-11). Save - None.

Pitches/strikes: EUBANKS, Kel 90/51; KLABOUGH, Ki 14/9; AFFLECK 118/74.

Umpires - HP: Brett Higgins 1B: Ray Miebos 3B: Steve McCown

Start: 7:05 pm Time: 2:22 Attendance: 321

Weather: sunny, 65*

Game: CS2

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

CSU at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

May 08, 2009 at PROVO, Utah (Miller Park)

Score by Innings R H E

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CSU................. 000 001 0 - 1 5 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 100 300 X - 4 8 2

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CSU starters: 23/ss STEM, Caitla; 2/cf KROGH, Jenna; 13/1b THOMSEN, Chr; 16/lf

MAJAM, Allis; 14/rf PENLAND, Reb; 5/c CAUSGROVE, S; 33/dp MUNOZ, Ashle; 3/3b

MASK, Robyn; 6/2b MACQUEEN, As; 15/p EUBANKS, Kel;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 33/cf

QUIOCHO; 10/c PURCELL; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 7/3b LOPEZ; 5/rf HOPKINS; 22/ss HICKS;

24/lf GONZALES; 12/p AFFLECK;

CSU 1st - STEM, Caitla singled to left field (2-0). KROGH, Jenna struck

out swinging (0-2). THOMSEN, Chr struck out swinging (1-2). MAJAM, Allis struck

out swinging (0-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to right center (2-2).

MESSERSCHMID reached on an error by p, SAC (2-0); DELAHOUSSAYE scored. QUIOCHO

out at first p to 2b, SAC (0-0); MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. PURCELL

struck out swinging (0-2). RAMIREZ walked (3-0). LOPEZ grounded out to p (0-0).

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

CSU 2nd - PENLAND, Reb struck out looking (1-2). CAUSGROVE, S walked

(3-1). MUNOZ, Ashle singled to left field (0-1); CAUSGROVE, S advanced to

second. MASK, Robyn struck out looking (3-2). MACQUEEN, As grounded out to 2b

(1-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - HOPKINS struck out looking (3-2). HICKS

grounded out to ss (0-1). GONZALES fouled out to lf (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

CSU 3rd - STEM, Caitla grounded out to ss (0-2). KROGH, Jenna grounded

out to p (1-1). THOMSEN, Chr grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE singled to shortstop (1-0).

MESSERSCHMID singled through the left side (2-2); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

second. QUIOCHO out at first 1b to 2b, SAC (0-1); MESSERSCHMID advanced to

second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. PURCELL flied out to lf (0-0). RAMIREZ

walked (3-0). LOPEZ grounded out to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

CSU 4th - MAJAM, Allis struck out swinging (3-2). PENLAND, Reb grounded

out to 2b (2-1). CAUSGROVE, S struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HOPKINS singled through the right side (2-0).

HICKS popped up to p, bunt (0-0). GONZALES doubled to left field, RBI (0-0);

HOPKINS scored. DELAHOUSSAYE singled up the middle (3-2); GONZALES advanced to

third. MESSERSCHMID walked (3-1); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. QUIOCHO

singled up the middle, RBI (3-2); MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to third; GONZALES scored. PURCELL flied out to lf, SF, RBI (2-0);

DELAHOUSSAYE scored. RAMIREZ walked (3-1); QUIOCHO advanced to second;

MESSERSCHMID advanced to third. LOPEZ fouled out to 3b (0-1). 3 runs, 4

hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

CSU 5th - MUNOZ, Ashle out at first p to ss to 1b (2-2). MASK, Robyn

struck out swinging (3-2). ROBERTS, Lys pinch hit for MACQUEEN, As. ROBERTS,

Lys reached on an error by 3b, bunt. STEM, Caitla flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - ROBERTS, Lys to 2b. HOPKINS flied out to lf

(0-0). VANCE pinch hit for HICKS. VANCE popped up to 2b (2-0). GONZALES flied

out to lf (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

CSU 6th - HICKS to ss for VANCE. KROGH, Jenna singled, bunt (2-1).

THOMSEN, Chr singled to right field (2-0); KROGH, Jenna advanced to third.

MAJAM, Allis singled to left center, RBI (1-1); THOMSEN, Chr advanced to

second; KROGH, Jenna scored. PENLAND, Reb struck out looking (1-2). CAUSGROVE,

S grounded out to 2b (1-1); MAJAM, Allis advanced to second; THOMSEN, Chr

advanced to third. MUNOZ, Ashle struck out swinging (3-2). 1 run, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - MAJAM, Allis to rf. ALLEN, Ivory to lf for

PENLAND, Reb. KLABOUGH, Ki to p for EUBANKS, Kel. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to lf

(2-1). MESSERSCHMID flied out to lf (1-0). QUIOCHO singled up the middle (2-1).

PURCELL reached on an error by 2b (0-0); QUIOCHO advanced to second. RAMIREZ

struck out swinging (0-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

CSU 7th - MASK, Robyn reached on an error by ss (0-0). ROBERTS, Lys

grounded out to p (3-2); MASK, Robyn advanced to second. STEM, Caitla struck

out swinging (3-2). KROGH, Jenna flied out to lf (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

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