Beating No. 19 Host Again

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, (March 5, 2010) – Day two for the Cougars (13-4) continued in winning fashion starting with a scoring rampage against Monmouth, 17-0, and ending with a come-from-behind win over No. 19 Texas A&M, 5-4, for the second day in a row.

“We played two quality games today and put forth a solid team effort on the field,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “Today we played hard for two full games and demonstrated the quality of this team. I am very pleased with where we are right now.”

BYU started the day off right with an impressive win over Monmouth that only went to five innings.

 

The Cougars tallied 14 hits during the game which included three multi-run homers, two doubles and the rest base hits.

Andrea Ramirez only seemed capable of only hitting home runs as she homered two out of three at-bats. Ramirez also led the team in RBI during the game with five.

Jessica Fitu was right behind Ramirez in RBI with four thanks to a RBI single in the first and a three-run shot in the fourth.

Krista Hicks and Angie Quiocho accounted for two RBI a piece, and J.C. Clayton, Whitney Thomas, Amy Holt and Tiffany Messerschmidt each had one.

Paige Affleck was terrific from the mound for the second game in a row. Affleck faced 14 batters and only gave up two hits in the 3 innings she pitched.

 

Eakin has commented several times about Affleck’s variety in pitches, and pitch placement thus far in the season, noting the improvements she has made through hard work and dedication.

In the second game of their doubleheader, the Cougars fell quickly to No. 19 Texas A&M 4-0 in the middle of the second inning.

Right-handed pitcher Christie Zinanti struggled slightly from the mound which allowed freshman right-handed pitcher Hannah Howell to prove her skills against a nationally ranked team.

Howell to date has pitched against all ranked opponents including No.1 Washington, No. 2 Arizona and No. 9 Georgia Tech.

 

“Hannah did a terrific job keeping them off balance tonight giving up only three hits in the five innings she pitched,” Eakin said. “She has really improved and the experience she gained from playing a team of this caliber is tremendous.”

In the bottom of the third, BYU responded with two runs of its own.

 

The scoring drive started when Clayton walked, and then was brought home when Kristin Delahoussaye doubled. The very next at-bat, Quiocho bunted down the third base line, advancing Delahoussaye to third. Quiocho made it safely to first thanks to an Aggie throwing error which sent Delahoussaye home to score.

BYU scored again in the fourth when Amanda Kellum sent a one-run shot over the left field wall bringing the Cougars within one.

With Howell keeping the Aggies quiet offensively, the Cougars were able to focus on what they needed to do at their last at-bat, in the bottom of the sixth, to win.

Fitu started the inning by reaching first on a fielding error but was tagged out at second on a fielder’s choice which allowed Ramirez to make it to first.

Kellum reached first on another Aggie error, and then advanced to second on a throwing error. Meanwhile, Ramirez advanced to third.

With two on, and only one out, Amber Price sent a hard-hit ground ball to shortstop and reached first on a third Texas A&M error which sent both runners on second and third home to score giving BYU a 5-4 lead.

No. 19 Texas A&M had one more chance to score during its last at-bat in the top of the seventh, but was unable to get a hit as Howell retired the side in order.

The Cougars return to the field Saturday for one more doubleheader against Monmouth at 10 a.m. (CT) and Northern Colorado at 12:15 p.m. (CT).

Live stats and live video will be provided at www.byucougars.com.


 

BYU vs Monmouth

Mar 05, 2010 at College Station, TX (Aggie Softball Complex)

BYU 17 (12-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiff. lf.. 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

THOMAS, Whitney pr...... 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

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

HUDSON, Alexandra ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

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

CLAYTON, J.C. c......... 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

HOLT, Amy ph............ 2 1 0 1 0 1 5 2 2

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 2 3 2 5 2 0 0 0 0

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dh.. 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

PRICE, Amber 1b......... 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen rf.. 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1

HICKS, Krista ss......... 4 2 0 2 0 1 2 2 2

DUGAS, Jessica cf........ 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 31 17 14 17 7 7 15 6 7

Monmouth 0 (1-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELONG cf................ 3 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 3

DERER ss................. 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0

NICOLA c................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

MARTIN p................. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

WEISER 1b................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FERRARA 2b............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

KUZMA rf................. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

VACCARO ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

PALMS 3b................. 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0

PAPROCKI rf............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

SCHERR lf................ 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

MEHRER dh................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SULICK p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 15 0 2 0 4 6 15 3 4

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 354 23 - 17 14 1

Monmouth............ 000 00 - 0 2 3

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E - DELAHOUSSAYE(3); DELONG(1); DERER(2); NICOLA(1). LOB - BYU 7; Monmouth

4. 2B - VANCE-KELLUM(2); DAVIS-ATAGI(2). HR - PURCELL-FITU(3); RAMIREZ 2(7).

SF - QUIOCHO(2). SB - DELAHOUSSAYE 2(6); MESSERSCHMID(3); DUGAS(2). CS -

DERER 2(2).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 3.1 2 0 0 4 3 10 14

HOWELL, Hannah...... 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 5 5

Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MARTIN.............. 1.1 7 8 8 2 2 11 13

MEHRER.............. 1.2 4 4 4 2 0 9 11

SULICK.............. 2.0 3 5 2 3 5 11 15

Win - AFFLECK (8-3). Loss - MARTIN (0-1). Save - None.

WP - AFFLECK(5). PB - CLAYTON(1); DELONG 2(2); NICOLA(2).

Umpires - HP: Patti Gunst 1B: Terry Hunt 3B: Dora Martinez

Start: 12:40 PM Time: 1:58 Attendance:

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging. QUIOCHO

fouled out to lf. DELAHOUSSAYE stole second. PURCELL-FITU singled to center

field, advanced to second on a fielding error by cf, advanced to third, RBI;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored. RAMIREZ homered to center field, 2 RBI; PURCELL-FITU

scored. VANCE-KELLUM doubled to left field. DAVIS-ATAGI popped up to cf. 3

runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Monmouth 1st - DELONG singled up the middle, advanced to second on a

throwing error by 2b. DELONG advanced to third on a wild pitch. DERER walked.

DERER out at second c to ss, caught stealing. NICOLA popped up to 2b. MARTIN

struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - HICKS struck out looking. DUGAS walked. DELAHOUSSAYE singled

to left field; DUGAS advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE stole second; DUGAS stole

third. MESSERSCHMID singled down the lf line, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

third; DUGAS scored. MESSERSCHMID stole second. QUIOCHO singled to right field,

RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. PURCELL-FITU homered to right center, 3 RBI; QUIOCHO

scored; MESSERSCHMID scored. MARTIN to dh. MEHRER to p. RAMIREZ walked.

VANCE-KELLUM reached on a fielder's choice; RAMIREZ out at second 3b to 2b.

VANCE-KELLUM advanced to second on a passed ball. DAVIS-ATAGI walked. HICKS

reached on a fielder's choice; DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to second; VANCE-KELLUM out

at third 3b unassisted. 5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Monmouth 2nd - CLAYTON to c for PURCELL-FITU. RAMIREZ to dh.

VANCE-KELLUM to 1b. WEISER grounded out to ss. FERRARA grounded out to 1b

unassisted. KUZMA walked. PALMS singled up the middle; KUZMA advanced to

second. PALMS advanced to second on a passed ball; KUZMA advanced to third on a

passed ball. SCHERR walked. DELONG grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DUGAS singled. DELAHOUSSAYE singled up the middle; DUGAS

advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID singled to left field; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced

to second; DUGAS advanced to third. THOMAS pinch ran for MESSERSCHMID. QUIOCHO

reached on a fielder's choice; THOMAS advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced

to third; DUGAS out at home ss to c. HOLT pinch hit for CLAYTON. HOLT reached

on a fielder's choice, RBI; QUIOCHO advanced to second; THOMAS out at third ss

to 3b; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. RAMIREZ homered, 3 RBI; HOLT scored; QUIOCHO

scored. VANCE-KELLUM lined out to cf. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Monmouth 3rd - THOMAS to lf. HOLT to c. DERER walked. NICOLA struck out

swinging. DERER out at second c to ss, caught stealing. MARTIN struck out

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

BYU 4th - DELONG to c. NICOLA to cf. KUZMA to 3b. PAPROCKI to rf for

PALMS. SULICK to p for MEHRER. DAVIS-ATAGI doubled to center field. DAVIS-ATAGI

advanced to third on a passed ball. HICKS reached on an error by cf, advanced

to second, RBI; DAVIS-ATAGI scored. DUGAS struck out swinging, reached first on

a passed ball. DELAHOUSSAYE walked; DUGAS advanced to second; HICKS advanced to

third. THOMAS struck out swinging. QUIOCHO flied out to cf, SF, RBI; HICKS

scored, unearned. HOLT struck out looking. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Monmouth 4th - PRICE to 1b for VANCE-KELLUM. WEISER popped up to 3b.

HOWELL to p for AFFLECK. FERRARA grounded out to 3b. VACCARO pinch hit for

KUZMA. VACCARO struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - KUZMA to 3b for VACCARO. RAMIREZ walked. PRICE singled up the

middle; RAMIREZ advanced to second. DAVIS-ATAGI walked; PRICE advanced to

second; RAMIREZ advanced to third. HICKS reached on a fielder's choice, RBI;

DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to second; PRICE advanced to third on an error by ss;

RAMIREZ scored. DUGAS struck out looking. CLAYTON pinch hit for DELAHOUSSAYE.

CLAYTON reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; HICKS advanced to second;

DAVIS-ATAGI out at second ss unassisted; PRICE scored, unearned. THOMAS

singled, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; CLAYTON advanced to third; HICKS

scored, unearned. HUDSON pinch hit for QUIOCHO. HUDSON struck out swinging.

3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Monmouth 5th - CLAYTON to 2b. QUIOCHO to 3b for HUDSON. PAPROCKI struck

out swinging. SCHERR fouled out to c. DELONG struck out looking. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

#19 Texas A&M at BYU

Mar 05, 2010 at College Station, TX (Aggie Softball Complex)

Texas A&M 4 (14-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Morrow ss................ 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0

Spittler lf.............. 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

May c.................... 3 1 1 2 0 1 8 1 1

Kliesing 1b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1

Reynolds 3b.............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

Tovar pr................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Shannon rf............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Schroeder rf............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dumezich 2b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0

Orsak cf................. 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Schwirtlich dh........... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Arbino p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Totals................... 24 4 4 3 3 6 18 9 4

BYU 5 (13-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiff. lf.. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

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

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

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dh.. 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

THOMAS, Whitney pr...... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

PRICE, Amber ph......... 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

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

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

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

Totals................... 26 5 5 3 2 8 21 8 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Texas A&M........... 220 000 0 - 4 4 5

BYU................. 002 102 X - 5 5 0

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E - Morrow(4); Reynolds(1); Dumezich 2(4); Arbino(1). DP - BYU 1. LOB -

Texas A&M 4; BYU 5. 2B - DELAHOUSSAYE(4). HR - May(7); VANCE-KELLUM(4). HBP

- Reynolds. SH - Shannon(2). CS - MESSERSCHMID(2).

Texas A&M IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Arbino.............. 6.0 5 5 2 2 8 26 28

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI, Christie... 1.1 3 4 4 2 1 8 11

HOWELL, Hannah...... 5.2 1 0 0 1 5 16 18

Win - HOWELL (2-0). Loss - Arbino (6-3). Save - None.

WP - Arbino(4); HOWELL(2). HBP - by ZINANTI (Reynolds).

Umpires - HP: Terry Hunt 1B: Dora Martinez 3B: Patti Gunst

Start: 5:30 PM Time: 1:43 Attendance: 1111

Weather: 60, sunny, winds ESE at 15 mph

Texas A&M 1st - Morrow struck out swinging. Spittler walked. May homered

to left field, 2 RBI; Spittler scored. Kliesing lined out to 1b. Reynolds hit

by pitch. Shannon fouled out to rf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - CLAYTON singled through the left side. MESSERSCHMID reached on

a fielder's choice; CLAYTON out at second p to 2b. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out

swinging. MESSERSCHMID out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas A&M 2nd - DUGAS to rf for MESSERSCHMID. DAVIS-ATAGI to lf.

Dumezich flied out to cf. Orsak walked. Schwirtlich singled to shortstop; Orsak

advanced to second. Morrow reached on a fielder's choice; Schwirtlich advanced

to second; Orsak advanced to third. Spittler singled to left field, RBI; Morrow

advanced to second; Schwirtlich advanced to third; Orsak scored. HOWELL to p

for ZINANTI. Spittler advanced to second on a wild pitch; Morrow advanced to

third on a wild pitch; Schwirtlich scored on a wild pitch. May hit into double

play 3b to 1b to ss; Spittler out on the play. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 2nd - QUIOCHO walked. PURCELL-FITU grounded out to 2b; QUIOCHO

advanced to second. RAMIREZ struck out swinging. VANCE-KELLUM reached on a

fielding error by 3b; QUIOCHO advanced to third. HUDSON struck out swinging.

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Texas A&M 3rd - Kliesing flied out to cf. Reynolds lined out to 3b.

Shannon struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DAVIS-ATAGI grounded out to p. CLAYTON walked. DUGAS struck

out swinging. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to right center, RBI; CLAYTON scored.

QUIOCHO singled to pitcher; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third, scored on a

throwing error by p, unearned. PURCELL-FITU struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Texas A&M 4th - Dumezich struck out swinging. Orsak grounded out to 1b

unassisted. Schwirtlich grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 4th - RAMIREZ grounded out to ss. VANCE-KELLUM homered to left

field, RBI. PRICE pinch hit for HUDSON. PRICE struck out swinging. DAVIS-ATAGI

singled through the right side. CLAYTON lined out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Texas A&M 5th - DUGAS to cf. PRICE to rf. Morrow singled to right field.

Spittler grounded out to 2b; Morrow advanced to second. May struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b; Morrow advanced to third. Kliesing flied out to

lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - DUGAS struck out swinging. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 3b.

QUIOCHO grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas A&M 6th - Reynolds walked. Tovar pinch ran for Reynolds. Shannon

out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Tovar advanced to second. Dumezich struck out

looking. Orsak grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - Reynolds to 3b for Tovar. Schroeder to rf for Shannon.

PURCELL-FITU reached on a fielding error by 2b. RAMIREZ reached on a fielder's

choice; PURCELL-FITU out at second p to ss. VANCE-KELLUM reached on a fielding

error by 2b, advanced to second on the error; RAMIREZ advanced to second,

advanced to third on the error. THOMAS pinch ran for VANCE-KELLUM. PRICE

reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on the error, RBI; THOMAS

advanced to third, scored on a fielding error by ss, unearned; RAMIREZ scored,

unearned. PRICE advanced to third on a wild pitch. DAVIS-ATAGI grounded out to

2b. CLAYTON struck out swinging. 2 runs, 0 hits, 3 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas A&M 7th - DUGAS to rf. HUDSON to cf for PRICE. Schwirtlich struck

out swinging. Morrow lined out to lf. Spittler grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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