Big Wins For BYU Softball

Christina Gwyn-Trice helped BYU record its first no-hitter of the season. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU women's softball team earned two big wins Tuesday against in-state foe Southern Utah, beating the Thunderbirds 11-0 and 12-0 in a double-header at Gail Miller Field. Game one featured the Cougars' first no-hitter since April 10, 2007 while BYU racked up 23 total runs in improving to 26-13 on the year.

"Our pitching has been really solid for us, and we're really starting to click offensively," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. "We're getting key hits with runners in scoring position and really driving the ball. Defensively, we're as solid as I think we've ever been. I really think we're hitting our stride and playing Cougar softball."

Freshman Kristin Delahoussaye led a well-oiled offensive machine for the Cougars, going 5-for-6 on the day with four RBI and a home run. Senior Emi Snow-Willing and junior Stephanie Platt-Hopkins also brought in four runs for the Cougars while Hopkins tallied two homers. Daniela Snow, Angeline Quiocho and Jessica Purcell also went yard for BYU while pitchers Christina Gwyn-Trice, Christie Zinanti and Paige Affleck combined for 10 innings of scoreless softball.

Trice got the Cougars started with a strike out on the first batter of the day. However, the real action didn't begin until the bottom of the first inning when Delahoussaye earned a leadoff walk and then Quiocho gave the Cougars a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run over the center field fence, her team-best 12th homer of the year. Snow kept the inning going with a double to deep center before Amanda Vance reached on an error. A line drive up the middle by Willing brought her sister-in-law home to make it 3-0 BYU.

The Cougar onslaught continued with a three-run home run by Hopkins, bringing home Vance and Willing to make the score 6-0 in favor of the home team. Four straight singles brought in two more Cougars to run the score to 8-0 before SUU recorded the third out of the inning.

Purcell got into the action for the Cougars in the bottom of the second inning, hitting her fifth homer of the year, a two-run shot over the right field fence to end SUU pitcher Katie Kearns' outing. Thunderbird Kristina Brooks gave up one more run to make it 11-0 BYU before striking out Caschjen Davis to end the inning. Neither team would score again in the game before the Cougars took the 11-0 victory after five innings by virtue of the mercy rule.

Delahoussaye got the Cougars started in the second game of the double-header as she dodged a tag at home plate to score the first run of the game. From there, BYU got singles from Willing and Purcell and a double from Shaylyn Jenkins while putting up six runs in the bottom of the first. BYU added two more runs in the bottom of the second inning with a solo home run from Snow, the Cougars' fourth of the day, and a double from Willing to bring home Quiocho.

Southern Utah got its first hit of the day when Norian James sent one into right field for a single. But the Thunderbirds could not capitalize as James was eventually caught stealing and Rodeo Carli was left stranded to end the inning.

Hopkins started off the bottom of the third inning sending her second ball of the day over the center field fence to put the Cougars up 9-0. Delahoussaye followed that up with a two-run shot to right center, bringing in Jenkins to make the score 11-0 with no outs in the bottom of the third. BYU added an insurance run in the fourth inning to reach the final tally of 12-0.

The Cougars will next be in action on Thursday with a double-header at UNLV beginning at 3 p.m. PT. BYU's next home contest will be April 18 against in-state rival Utah.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Southern Utah at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1)

Apr 08, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Southern Utah 0 (12-26)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Rodeo Karli cf........... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

Brittany Henderson 2b.... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Aly Daniels ss........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Karli Jenson 1b.......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0

Caroline Fernandez c..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2

Natalie McBurney lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

Darlene Fernandez 3b..... 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

Shannon Lum dp........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Norian James rf/cf....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kim Henderson rf........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Katie Kearns p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kristina Brooks p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 17 0 0 0 2 7 12 5 4

Brigham Young Univ. 11 (25-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

NIX, Whitney lf......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

DAVIS, Caschjen lf/3b.... 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2

SNOW, Daniela 1b/dp...... 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 2

VANCE, Amanda dp/1b...... 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

JENKINS, Shaylyn ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WILLING, Emi c/cf........ 3 1 1 1 0 1 5 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica ss...... 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 3 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 0

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOKUNAGA, Brittany c.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

TRICE, Christina p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

Totals................... 28 11 15 11 1 3 15 3 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah....... 000 00 - 0 0 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 830 0X - 11 15 2

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E - D. Fernandez; QUIOCHO; PURCELL. LOB - SUU 4; BY 6. 2B - SNOW. HR -

QUIOCHO; PURCELL; HOPKINS. SB - GONZALES.

Southern Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Katie Kearns........ 1.1 10 10 5 1 0 15 16

Kristina Brooks..... 2.2 5 1 1 0 3 13 13

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

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TRICE, Christina.... 3.0 0 0 0 2 5 11 13

ZINANTI, Christie... 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 6 6

Win - TRICE (10-5). Loss - Kearns (1-5). Save - None.

WP - Kearns. PB - C. Fernandez.

Umpires - HP: Claire McBride 1B: Terry Balser 3B: Brett Higgins

Start: 3:00 Time: 1:35 Attendance:

Game: SUU4

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Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Southern Utah at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 1) - Play-by-Play

Apr 08, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah....... 000 00 - 0 0 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 830 0X - 11 15 2

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Southern Utah starters: 29/cf Carli; 18/2b B. Henderson; 22/ss Daniels; 10/1b

Jenson; 26/c C. Fernandez; 13/lf McBurney; 9/3b D. Fernandez; 19/dp Lum; 14/rf

James; 20/p Kearns;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 9/lf DAVIS;

22/1b SNOW; 6/dp VANCE; 18/c WILLING; 10/ss PURCELL; 5/rf HOPKINS; 24/cf

GONZALES; 11/p TRICE;

Southern Utah 1st - Carli struck out swinging. B. Henderson reached on

an error by ss, advanced to second. Daniels grounded out to 2b; B. Henderson

advanced to third. Jenson walked. C. Fernandez struck out swinging. 0 runs,

0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. QUIOCHO homered to center

field, 2 RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. DAVIS grounded out to ss. SNOW doubled to

left center. VANCE reached on an error by 3b. WILLING singled up the middle,

RBI; VANCE advanced to second; SNOW scored. PURCELL grounded out to ss; WILLING

advanced to second; VANCE advanced to third. HOPKINS homered to left center, 3

RBI, unearned; WILLING scored, unearned; VANCE scored, unearned. GONZALES

singled to right field. GONZALES stole second. GONZALES advanced to third on a

wild pitch. DELAHOUSSAYE singled up the middle, RBI; GONZALES scored, unearned.

QUIOCHO singled to left field; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. DAVIS singled

down the rf line, RBI; QUIOCHO advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE scored,

unearned. SNOW grounded out to ss. 8 runs, 8 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah 2nd - McBurney struck out swinging. D. Fernandez walked.

Lum struck out swinging. James reached on a throwing error by 3b; D. Fernandez

advanced to second. Carli struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - VANCE singled up the middle. WILLING fouled

out to lf. PURCELL homered to left field, 2 RBI; VANCE scored. Brooks to p for

Kearns. HOPKINS singled to left field. HOPKINS advanced to second on a passed

ball. GONZALES singled through the right side; HOPKINS advanced to third.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field, RBI; GONZALES advanced to second; HOPKINS

scored. QUIOCHO flied out to 2b. DAVIS struck out looking. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah 3rd - B. Henderson popped up to p. Daniels lined out to

2b. Jenson popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - K. Henderson to rf for James. SNOW singled to

right field. JENKINS pinch hit for VANCE. JENKINS struck out. WILLING struck

out swinging. PURCELL grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah 4th - K. Henderson to rf for Carli. James to cf for K.

Henderson. NIX to lf for QUIOCHO. DAVIS to 3b. WILLING to cf. ZINANTI to p for

TRICE. TOKUNAGA to c for GONZALES. C. Fernandez grounded out to 1b unassisted.

McBurney struck out swinging. D. Fernandez struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HOPKINS grounded out to p. TOKUNAGA fouled out

to 1b. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field. NIX grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah 5th - SNOW to dp. VANCE to 1b for JENKINS. Lum grounded

out to 2b. James grounded out to ss. K. Henderson fouled out to rf. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Southern Utah at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2)

Apr 08, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Southern Utah 0 (12-27)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Rodeo Karli cf........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0

Brittany Henderson 2b.... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

Aly Daniels ss........... 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 1

Shannon Lum 1b........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0

Stephanie DeJesus ph.... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Natalie McBurney dp...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

Caroline Fernandez c..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Kim Henderson ph........ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Darlene Fernandez 3b..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

Tish Clapham lf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

Norian James rf.......... 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

Meghan Wilson p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 17 0 2 0 3 8 12 8 5

Brigham Young Univ. 12 (26-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

NIX, Whitney ph/2b...... 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

TOKUNAGA, Brittany ph/cf 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

VANCE, Amanda lf......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

SNOW, Daniela 1b......... 3 2 2 2 0 0 8 0 0

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

WILLING, Emi dp.......... 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2

PURCELL, Jessica ss...... 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

OLANDER, Erin ph/rf..... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

JENKINS, Shaylyn c....... 3 1 3 2 0 0 6 2 0

AFFLECK, Paige p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 24 12 15 12 4 0 15 8 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah....... 000 00 - 0 2 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 623 1X - 12 15 3

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E - C. Fernandez; NIX; JENKINS; AFFLECK. LOB - SUU 5; BY 6. 2B - K.

Henderson; DELAHOUSSAYE; WILLING; JENKINS. HR - DELAHOUSSAYE; SNOW; HOPKINS.

SH - VANCE. SF - TOKUNAGA. SB - Carli; Daniels; Lum. CS - James.

Southern Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Meghan Wilson....... 4.0 15 12 9 4 0 24 30

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 5.0 2 0 0 3 8 17 20

Win - AFFLECK (8-2). Loss - Wilson (0-4). Save - None.

PB - C. Fernandez; JENKINS.

Umpires - HP: Terry Balser 1B: Brett Higgins 3B: Claire McBride

Start: 5:05 Time: 1:40 Attendance: 76

Game: SUU5

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Southern Utah at Brigham Young Univ. (Game 2) - Play-by-Play

Apr 08, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Southern Utah....... 000 00 - 0 2 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 623 1X - 12 15 3

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Southern Utah starters: 29/cf Carli; 18/2b B. Henderson; 22/ss Daniels; 19/1b

Lum; 13/dp McBurney; 26/c C. Fernandez; 9/3b D. Fernandez; 16/lf Clapham; 14/rf

James; 11/p Wilson;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 24/cf GONZALES; 6/lf VANCE;

22/1b SNOW; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 18/dp WILLING; 10/ss PURCELL; 5/rf HOPKINS; 16/c

JENKINS; 12/p AFFLECK;

Southern Utah 1st - Carli grounded out to p. B. Henderson grounded out

to 2b. Daniels walked. Daniels stole second. Lum struck out swinging, reached

first on an error by c; Daniels advanced to third. Lum stole second. McBurney

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to left center. GONZALES

walked. VANCE grounded out to p, SAC; GONZALES advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to third. SNOW reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; GONZALES advanced

to third; DELAHOUSSAYE scored on an error by c, unearned. QUIOCHO walked; SNOW

advanced to second. WILLING singled to right field, 2 RBI; QUIOCHO advanced to

third; SNOW scored; GONZALES scored. PURCELL singled to center field, RBI;

WILLING advanced to second; QUIOCHO scored. HOPKINS flied out to lf. JENKINS

doubled to right field, 2 RBI; PURCELL scored, unearned; WILLING scored,

unearned. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss. 6 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Southern Utah 2nd - C. Fernandez struck out swinging, out at first c to

1b. D. Fernandez lined out to 1b. Clapham grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - GONZALES flied out to lf. VANCE grounded out

to p. SNOW homered to center field, RBI. QUIOCHO walked. WILLING doubled down

the rf line, RBI; QUIOCHO scored. PURCELL singled to center field; WILLING

advanced to third, out at home cf to ss to c. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Southern Utah 3rd - James singled, advanced to second on an error by p.

James advanced to third on a passed ball. Carli walked, advanced to second on

the throw; James out at home p to ss to c, caught stealing. B. Henderson struck

out swinging. Carli stole third. Daniels struck out, out at first c to 1b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - HOPKINS homered to center field, RBI. JENKINS

singled up the middle. DELAHOUSSAYE homered to right center, 2 RBI; JENKINS

scored. GONZALES fouled out to 3b. VANCE singled. SNOW singled to center field;

VANCE advanced to second. QUIOCHO singled; SNOW out at second rf to ss; VANCE

advanced to third. WILLING grounded out to 2b. 3 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Southern Utah 4th - DeJesus pinch hit for Lum. DeJesus walked. DeJesus

runner left early. DeJesus out at first 1b unassisted, runner left early.

McBurney grounded out to 2b. K. Henderson pinch hit for C. Fernandez. K.

Henderson doubled to right center. D. Fernandez struck out swinging. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - Lum to 1b for DeJesus. C. Fernandez to c for

K. Henderson. PURCELL flied out to cf. OLANDER pinch hit for HOPKINS. OLANDER

singled. JENKINS singled; OLANDER advanced to second. NIX pinch hit for

DELAHOUSSAYE. JENKINS advanced to second; OLANDER advanced to third on a passed

ball. NIX walked. TOKUNAGA pinch hit for GONZALES. TOKUNAGA flied out to cf,

SF, RBI; OLANDER scored on the throw. VANCE grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah 5th - NIX to 2b. TOKUNAGA to cf. OLANDER to rf. Clapham

struck out swinging. James struck out swinging. Carli reached on an error by

2b. B. Henderson popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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