Atagi's Granny Rejects Rebels

Caschjen Atagi hit a grand slam to beat UNLV. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)


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PROVO -- Caschjen Atagi's walk-off grand slam gave BYU a 7-3 victory Thursday over UNLV at Gail Miller Field.

Neither team managed to score until the top of the fourth when UNLV picked up one run off a single to deep center.

The Rebels scored two more runs in the fifth, but BYU had an answer in the form of Angeline Quiocho's three-run homer which tied the game.

With this home run, Quiocho now leads the Cougars with 15 on the season. She is currently three away from tying her previous record set in 2008 with 18.

The game stayed tied until the bottom of the seventh when BYU came alive for one final scoring push.

The inning started out with J.C. Clayton getting walked, followed by a double from Quiocho.

With no outs, and the winning run at third, the Rebels made the mistake of purposely walking Andrea Ramirez to pitch to Atagi.

With bases loaded and no outs, Atagi took a 2-2 count, fouled off two pitches protecting the plate, and then connected on a perfect pitch sending the ball over the left field wall for a walk-off grand slam.

This is the second time this season a BYU player has hit a walk-off grand slam. The first time was in St. George when Delaney Willard blasted one against San Jose State on Feb. 11th.

This conference win puts the Cougars right back at the top of the Mountain West Conference tied with San Diego State for first place.

BYU returns to the field Friday to face SDSU at Gail Miller Field at 6 p.m. (MST).

Live stats will be provided at www.byucougars.com.


UNLV at BYU

04-22-10 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

UNLV 3 (26-17,3-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Nichols, Marissa lf...... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Bendt, Tara rf........... 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0

Hull, Jaci ss............ 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

Fearn, Kendall 1b........ 4 0 1 0 0 2 8 0 4

King, Laura pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Holland, Ashli 2b........ 2 2 1 1 1 0 2 2 0

Aleman, Tayler 3b........ 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0

Briones, Laura c......... 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 1

Wagner, Kylie p/dp....... 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 5 1

Cuico, Korin pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Emerson, Paige cf........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Odegard, Traci dp/p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 28 3 6 3 3 9 18 11 11

BYU 7 (30-9,5-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 1

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 1 2 0 1 0 7 1 0

THOMAS, Whitney pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen lf.. 4 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 4

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 0

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dp.. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiff. dp. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DUGAS, Jessica cf........ 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

AFFLECK, Paige p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

ZINANTI, Christie p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 25 7 8 7 5 2 21 10 7

Score by Innings R H E

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UNLV................ 000 120 0 - 3 6 0

BYU................. 000 030 4 - 7 8 2

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E - CLAYTON; QUIOCHO. LOB - UNLV 11; BYU 7. 2B - ALEMAN, T.; QUIOCHO. HR -

QUIOCHO; DAVIS-ATAGI. HBP - HULL, J.; WAGNER, K.; DUGAS. SH - HOLLAND, A.;

EMERSON, P.; DUGAS. SB - BENDT, T..

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Wagner, Kylie....... 4.1 6 4 4 2 2 20 23 86

Odegard, Traci...... 1.2 2 3 3 3 0 5 9 37

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 5.0 5 3 2 3 5 20 27 106

ZINANTI, Christie... 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 8 8 36

Win - ZINANTI (7-1). Loss - ODEGARD, T. (5-8). Save - None.

HBP - by AFFLECK (HULL, J.); by WAGNER, K. (DUGAS); by AFFLECK (WAGNER, K.). PB

- PURCELL-FITU. Pitches/strikes: WAGNER, K. 86/55; ODEGARD, T. 37/19; AFFLECK

106/62; ZINANTI 36/21.

Umpires - HP: Patrick Kime 1B: Brett Higgins 3B: Anthony Lewis

Start: 6:10 pm Time: 2:09 Attendance: 620

Weather: 54* and sunny

AFFLECK faced 2 batters in the 6th.

ODEGARD, T. faced 3 batters in the 7th.

WAGNER, K. faced 1 batter in the 7th.

UNLV 1st - NICHOLS, M. grounded out to 2b (0-1). BENDT, T. fouled out to

c, bunt (1-1). HULL, J. grounded out to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE out at first p to 2b to 1b (0-1). CLAYTON singled

to left field (2-2). QUIOCHO popped up to 2b (2-0). RAMIREZ singled to right

field (2-2); CLAYTON advanced to third. DAVIS-ATAGI grounded out to 3b (0-2).

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 2nd - FEARN, K. singled to center field (1-0). KING, L. pinch ran

for FEARN, K.. HOLLAND, A. out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); KING, L.

advanced to second. ALEMAN, T. fouled out to c (2-1). BRIONES, L. walked (3-1).

WAGNER, K. walked (3-1); BRIONES, L. advanced to second; KING, L. advanced to

third. EMERSON, P. struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

BYU 2nd - FEARN, K. to 1b for KING, L.. PURCELL-FITU grounded out to p

(1-2). WILLARD walked (3-1). VANCE-KELLUM flied out to rf (2-2). DUGAS struck

out looking (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 3rd - NICHOLS, M. out at first 1b to 2b to 1b (2-2). BENDT, T.

singled to right field (1-1). HULL, J. struck out swinging (1-2). BENDT, T.

stole second. FEARN, K. struck out looking (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE walked (3-2). CLAYTON struck out swinging (0-2).

QUIOCHO grounded out to 2b (2-0); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. RAMIREZ

reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop (1-1); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

third. DAVIS-ATAGI lined out to ss (1-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

UNLV 4th - HOLLAND, A. walked (3-1). ALEMAN, T. reached on a fielding

error by ss (2-2); HOLLAND, A. advanced to third. BRIONES, L. struck out

swinging (1-2). WAGNER, K. singled through the left side, RBI (0-0); ALEMAN, T.

advanced to second; HOLLAND, A. scored, unearned. EMERSON, P. out at first 3b

to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-1); WAGNER, K. advanced to second; ALEMAN, T. advanced to

third. NICHOLS, M. grounded out to 3b (1-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2

LOB.

BYU 4th - PURCELL-FITU grounded out to p (0-0). WILLARD popped up to ss

(0-1). VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to p (0-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

UNLV 5th - BENDT, T. struck out swinging (2-2). HULL, J. hit by pitch

(3-0). HULL, J. advanced to second on a passed ball. FEARN, K. grounded out to

1b unassisted (3-1); HULL, J. advanced to third. HOLLAND, A. singled to third

base, RBI (3-2); HULL, J. scored. ALEMAN, T. doubled to right center, RBI

(0-0); HOLLAND, A. scored. BRIONES, L. out at first p to ss to 1b (2-2). 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - DUGAS hit by pitch (3-2). DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field

(1-1); DUGAS advanced to second. CLAYTON grounded out to p (0-1); DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third. QUIOCHO homered to left field, 3

RBI (1-2); DELAHOUSSAYE scored; DUGAS scored. RAMIREZ singled through the left

side (1-0). WAGNER, K. to dp. ODEGARD, T. to p. THOMAS pinch ran for RAMIREZ.

DAVIS-ATAGI fouled out to c, bunt (1-0). PURCELL-FITU singled to right field

(1-1); THOMAS advanced to second, out at third rf to 3b. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 6th - RAMIREZ to 1b for THOMAS. WAGNER, K. hit by pitch (1-0).

EMERSON, P. reached on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to second (3-2);

WAGNER, K. advanced to third. ZINANTI to p for AFFLECK. CUICO, K. pinch ran for

WAGNER, K.. NICHOLS, M. reached on a fielder's choice to pitcher (1-1). BENDT,

T. struck out looking (2-2). HULL, J. struck out looking (2-2). FEARN, K.

struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

BYU 6th - WILLARD walked (3-2). MESSERSCHMID to dp for VANCE-KELLUM.

MESSERSCHMID lined out to 3b (2-2). DUGAS out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt

(0-0); WILLARD advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to p (2-2). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 7th - HOLLAND, A. grounded out to p (2-2). ALEMAN, T. popped up to

ss (2-1). BRIONES, L. singled through the left side (3-1). WAGNER, K. to dp for

CUICO, K.. WAGNER, K. struck out looking (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 7th - CLAYTON walked (3-0). QUIOCHO doubled to left field (0-1);

CLAYTON advanced to third. RAMIREZ intentionally walked (3-0). WAGNER, K. to p.

/ for ODEGARD, T.. DAVIS-ATAGI homered down the lf line, 4 RBI (2-2); RAMIREZ

scored; QUIOCHO scored; CLAYTON scored. 4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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