Back-to-Back Homers Lift Cougars

Jessica Fitu belted her 37th career homerun Monday.

LOGAN -- Jessica Fitu and Caschjen Atagi hit back-to-back homeruns Monday to lift BYU to a 9-1 victory over Utah State in Logan.

“We focused on solid pitching, strong defense and good hitting,” said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. “We want to continue to work on the basics and stay in shape for the rest of the season.”

On the heels of a strong pitching performance from Christie Zinanti, Fitu and Atagi put the Cougars up for good in the top of the third by hitting back-to-back home runs. Following Fitu’s eighth blast of the season, a three-run shot, Atagi followed with a solo blast, also her eighth of the season.

With that home run, Fitu recorded her 47th RBI of the season and took sole possession of third place in the Mountain West Conference in that category.

In a game shortened by the eight-run mercy rule, Zinanti, BYU’s career win leader, recorded her 11th win of the season, giving up no runs and striking out two in three complete innings of work.

Also providing offensive support for the Cougars were freshman shortstop J.C. Clayton, who was 3-for-3, and senior first baseman Andrea Ramirez, who was 2-for-2 with 2 RBI.

The Cougars return to Provo for their final home game of the season against Utah Valley Wednesday at 6 p.m., before traveling to Utah on Saturday.


Brigham Young Univ. at Utah State

May 10, 2010 at Logan, Utah (Johnson Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 9 (41-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda ph/ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 2 1 2 2 0 0 5 0 0

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 3 1 2 4 0 0 5 0 1

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen lf.. 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1

HUDSON, Alexandra cf..... 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

THOMAS, Whitney cf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

DUGAS, Jessica rf........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WILLARD, Delaney rf..... 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0

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

HOWELL, Hannah p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 24 9 13 9 2 3 15 3 4

Utah State 1 (20-30)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Chang, Xiao Xue rf....... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Landers, Joreigh rf..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

McDonald, Megan lf....... 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

Tyteca, Shasta dp........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Kaneshiro, Kelley 3b..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

Ferguson, Tina 2b........ 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 0

Tindall, Nicole cf....... 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Hubbard, Simone c........ 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 3 0

Reilly, Emily 1b......... 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 0

Evans, Rachel ss......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

Greenough, Kate p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Ellingsworth, Stacey p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 16 1 3 1 2 5 15 12 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 214 11 - 9 13 0

Utah State.......... 000 10 - 1 3 2

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E - Evans, R. 2(14). LOB - BYU 4; Utah State 4. 2B - DELAHOUSSAYE; HUDSON;

WILLARD; Tindall, T.(10). HR - PURCELL-FITU; DAVIS-ATAGI. SH - MESSERSCHMID;

McDonald, M.(1). SF - RAMIREZ; Hubbard, S.(1). CS - DELAHOUSSAYE; HUDSON.

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 3.0 2 0 0 2 2 10 13 49

HOWELL, Hannah...... 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 3 4 22

AFFLECK, Paige...... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 15

Utah State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Greenough, Kate..... 3.0 9 7 6 2 2 16 18 64

Ellingsworth, Stacey 2.0 4 2 1 0 1 8 10 29

Win - ZINANTI (11-2). Loss - Greenough, K (11-16). Save - None.

WP - HOWELL. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: ZINANTI 49/29;

HOWELL 22/16; AFFLECK 15/10; Greenough, K 64/35; Ellingsworth 29/19.

Umpires - HP: Brett Higgins 1B: Ray Meibos 3B: Steve Poulson

Start: 3 p.m. Time: 1:38 Attendance: 219

Weather: clear low 60s

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE reached on an error by ss (2-1

BBK). CLAYTON singled to second base (2-2 KBFB); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

second. QUIOCHO popped up to ss. RAMIREZ singled to center field, RBI (2-1

BFB); CLAYTON advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE scored, unearned. PURCELL-FITU

singled to left center, RBI (1-1 KB); RAMIREZ out at second lf to c to 2b;

CLAYTON scored. DAVIS-ATAGI grounded out to 2b (3-2 BBKKB). 2 runs, 3 hits,

1 error, 1 LOB.

Utah State 1st - Chang, X. walked (3-1 BKBBB). McDonald, M. out at first

3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Chang, X. advanced to second. Tyteca, Sha. popped up to ss

(3-1 BKBB). Kaneshiro, K grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-2 KK). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - HUDSON doubled to center field (3-2 BBFKB).

MESSERSCHMID walked (3-1 BBKBB). DUGAS struck out looking (1-2 KKBFK).

MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; HUDSON out at third c to 1b to 3b, caught

stealing. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to left center, RBI (2-2 BBKK); MESSERSCHMID

scored. CLAYTON singled to shortstop (0-2 KK); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third.

DELAHOUSSAYE out at home c to 2b to c, caught stealing. 1 run, 3 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State 2nd - Ferguson, T. struck out swinging (3-2 BSKBBFS).

Tindall, T. grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 KBSB). Hubbard, S. singled to

right field (2-0 BB). Reilly, E. walked (3-2 SKBFFBBB); Hubbard, S. advanced to

second. Evans, R. grounded out to p (0-2 KF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - QUIOCHO walked (3-0 BBBB). RAMIREZ singled to

center field (1-1 BK); QUIOCHO advanced to second. PURCELL-FITU homered to

right center, 3 RBI; RAMIREZ scored; QUIOCHO scored. DAVIS-ATAGI homered to

center field, RBI. HUDSON struck out looking (2-2 BSKBK). MESSERSCHMID grounded

out to p (1-0 B). DUGAS grounded out to p. 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Utah State 3rd - WILLARD to rf for DUGAS. Chang, X. flied out to rf (1-2

KKB). McDonald, M. singled up the middle. Tyteca, Sha. struck out looking (0-2

FKK). Kaneshiro, K fouled out to 1b (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - Landers, J. to rf for Chang, X.. Ellingsworth

to p for Greenough, K. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to rf (2-2 BKBK). CLAYTON singled

up the middle (1-1 KB). QUIOCHO singled to pitcher; CLAYTON advanced to second,

advanced to third on a throwing error by ss. RAMIREZ flied out to cf, SAC, RBI;

CLAYTON scored, unearned. PURCELL-FITU reached on a fielder's choice (3-1

BBBK); QUIOCHO out at second 3b to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Utah State 4th - HOWELL to p for ZINANTI. Ferguson, T. struck out

swinging (1-2 KSFBS). Tindall, T. doubled to center field (2-2 BKBS). Tindall,

T. advanced to third on a wild pitch. Hubbard, S. flied out to rf, SAC, RBI

(2-2 BBKKF); Tindall, T. scored. Reilly, E. struck out swinging (1-2 KKBFS).

1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - DAVIS-ATAGI struck out looking (0-2 KKK).

HUDSON singled to center field (2-2 FSBB). MESSERSCHMID out at first 1b to 2b,

SAC, bunt; HUDSON advanced to second. WILLARD doubled to right center, RBI;

HUDSON scored. VANCE-KELLUM pinch hit for DELAHOUSSAYE. VANCE-KELLUM grounded

out to ss (2-2 KBBFFF). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah State 5th - VANCE-KELLUM to 2b. THOMAS to cf for HUDSON. AFFLECK to

p for HOWELL. Evans, R. grounded out to 3b (3-2 BBKBK). Landers, J. flied out

to rf (2-2 FSFBB). McDonald, M. struck out looking (0-2 FFK). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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