BYU Advances To Regional Championship

Jessica Dugas scored the winning run, going 3-for-3 against Texas. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

AUSTIN -- BYU scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, including the game-winner by Jessica Dugas on a sacrifice fly by JC Clayton with the bases loaded to defeat No. 12 Texas 9-8 on Friday and advance to the championship game of the NCAA Austin Regional.

As the only remaining undefeated team in the Austin Regional, BYU will have two chances on Saturday to advance to its first-ever NCAA Super Regional. The Cougars will play East Carolina, 3-0 winners over Iona and 1-0 winners against Texas, at 1:00 p.m. CDT.

Loading the bases for the third consecutive inning in the bottom of the seventh, junior Kristin Delahoussaye turned an 8-6 deficit into a tied game with a double deep to centerfield, sending home Delaney Willard and Tiffany Messerschmidt.

With Delahoussaye on second and Dugas at third, freshman JC Clayton fouled off the first pitch she saw down the leftfield line. Dugas tagged up after the catch by the Texas outfielder, beating a late tag to give BYU its first-ever two wins in its first two games at an NCAA Regional.

"It's a terrific feeling to beat a very good Texas team," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. "Several times we could have given up, but they fought hard all seven innings every pitch."

Angeline Quiocho gave BYU a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth, launching her third grand slam of the season, tying a BYU single-season record for her NCAA-leading 27th homer on the year.

But BYU saw its three-run lead quickly vanish in the ensuing inning as the Texas hitters found gap after gap. A two-run home run by Amy Hooks began the run; four singles and an error later the Cougars found themselves in an 8-5 hole.

In the bottom of the sixth, Quiocho walked with the bases loaded to send in a run, but the next three BYU batters retired without a threat, leaving the Cougars down 8-6 heading into the final inning.

Junior Jessica Fitu put BYU on top 1-0 in the second inning, towering a solo shot for her ninth home run of the season.

Freshman Hannah Howell earned the win in the circle in her first NCAA action, pitching 1.1 innings while giving up no runs and striking out one. Starting pitcher Paige Affleck threw four innings of shutout ball before being relieved in the fifth, earning four strikeouts and giving up one earned run.

"It was big to come out and do what Hannah did," Eakin said. "It was a big stage for her and she did a great job."

BYU lit up Big 12 Freshman and Pitcher of the Year Blaire Luna for seven earned runs on nine hits and six walks in 5.2 innings. The Cougars' nine hits equaled the most against Luna in Texas' 57 games this year while BYU's seven earned runs tied for the most given up by the freshman.

Dugas went 3-for-3 with three runs while Quiocho recorded five RBI going 1-for-2 with a walk. Delahoussaye finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and one run.


#12 Texas at Brigham Young Univ.

May 21, 2010 at Austin, Texas (McCombs Field)

Texas 8 (43-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Craig, C. lf............. 5 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 2

Hoagland rf.............. 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1

Bennett 1b............... 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Hooks c.................. 2 1 1 2 2 0 8 1 0

Taylor 3b................ 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 4

Thrasher dp.............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Johnson, L. ss........... 4 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 1

Cook, K. pr............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Chalk cf................. 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0

Feight 2b................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Savony ph............... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Luna p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tresselt p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 29 8 10 7 5 5 19 3 8

Brigham Young Univ. 9 (45-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 5 1 2 2 0 0 3 2 1

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 6 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 2 1 1 5 1 1 2 2 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 0 0 0 1 1 10 0 0

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen lf.. 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3

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

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiff. dp.. 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda ph. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

AFFLECK, Paige p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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................... 29 9 11 9 6 7 21 12 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Texas............... 000 026 0 - 8 10 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 010 041 3 - 9 11 3

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Note: 1 out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - Feight(9); QUIOCHO 2(16); RAMIREZ(8). DP - BYU 1. LOB - Texas 8; BYU 10.

2B - DELAHOUSSAYE 2(16). HR - Hooks(11); QUIOCHO(28); PURCELL-FITU(9). HBP -

Chalk; Feight; PURCELL-FITU. SH - Bennett(4); QUIOCHO(2). SF - CLAYTON(2).

CS - Craig, C.(6); WILLARD(2).

Texas IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Luna................ 5.2 9 8 7 6 7 25 34 139

Tresselt............ 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 12

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 5.0 6 6 1 3 4 19 25 96

ZINANTI, Christie... 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 5 5 27

HOWELL, Hannah...... 1.1 1 0 0 2 1 5 7 32

Win - HOWELL (3-1). Loss - Luna (30-9). Save - None.

WP - Luna 2(17). HBP - by AFFLECK (Feight); by AFFLECK (Chalk); by Luna

(PURCELL-FITU). BK - ZINANTI(1). Inherited runners/scored: Luna 2/1; Tresselt

2/0; ZINANTI 2/2; HOWELL 2/0. Pitches/strikes: Luna 139/74; Tresselt 12/7;

AFFLECK 96/48; ZINANTI 27/13; HOWELL 32/15.

Umpires - HP: Patti Gunst 1B: Terri Rosenwall 3B: Steve McCown

Start: 2:28p.m. Time: 2:37 Attendance:

Weather: Sunny, warm and breezy

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE fouled out to lf (1-2 SKB).

CLAYTON walked (3-0 BBBB). QUIOCHO struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). CLAYTON

advanced to second on a wild pitch. RAMIREZ walked (3-1 FBBBB). RAMIREZ

advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to third on a wild pitch. DAVIS-ATAGI

flied out to cf (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Texas 2nd - Hooks grounded out to 3b (3-2 BFFBFB). Taylor struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b (3-2 BBKBFS). Thrasher singled to left field

(0-1 K). Johnson, L. grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1 BKB). 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - PURCELL-FITU homered to left center, RBI (2-2

FBBS). WILLARD fouled out to 3b, bunt (0-0). MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging

(2-2 FSBBS). DUGAS singled to second base (0-0). DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 2b

(1-2 KBS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas 3rd - Chalk grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0). Feight hit by

pitch (2-1 BK). Craig, C. reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 BF); Feight out at

second ss to 2b. Craig, C. out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CLAYTON singled through the right side (0-0).

QUIOCHO out at first 3b to 2b, SAC (0-1 S); CLAYTON advanced to second. RAMIREZ

popped up to 2b (2-1 BSB). DAVIS-ATAGI struck out swinging (3-2 BBBKFFS). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas 4th - Hoagland walked (3-0 BBBB). Bennett out at first 3b to 2b,

SAC (0-0); Hoagland advanced to second. Hooks walked (3-1 BBBKB). Taylor

grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (2-0 BB); Hooks out on the play. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - PURCELL-FITU struck out looking (2-2 SFBBK).

WILLARD singled up the middle (3-1 BBFB). MESSERSCHMID fouled out to c, bunt

(2-0 BB). WILLARD out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Texas 5th - Thrasher grounded out to 2b (0-0). Johnson, L. singled up

the middle (1-1 BK). Cook, K. pinch ran for Johnson, L.. Chalk hit by pitch

(1-0); Cook, K. advanced to second. ZINANTI to p for AFFLECK. Chalk advanced to

second on an illegal pitch; Cook, K. advanced to third on an illegal pitch.

Feight grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-2 BBKFFBF). Craig, C. singled, advanced

to second on a throwing error by 1b, RBI (3-2 KBBFB); Chalk advanced to third,

scored on a throwing error by 3b, unearned; Cook, K. scored. Hoagland flied out

to cf to right center (3-1 BBKB). 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - Johnson, L. to ss for Cook, K.. DUGAS singled

up the middle (1-0 B). DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a fielder's choice, bunt (3-0

BBB); DUGAS advanced to second. CLAYTON walked (3-2 BKBBKFFB); DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third. QUIOCHO homered to left field, 4

RBI (2-1 BKB); CLAYTON scored; DELAHOUSSAYE scored; DUGAS scored. RAMIREZ

struck out swinging (1-2 KSBS). DAVIS-ATAGI singled through the left side (0-1

F). PURCELL-FITU hit by pitch (1-0); DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to second. Tresselt

to p for Luna. WILLARD reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 KB); PURCELL-FITU out

at second ss to 2b; DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to third. VANCE-KELLUM pinch hit for

MESSERSCHMID. VANCE-KELLUM fouled out to ss (2-1 BFB). 4 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Texas 6th - Bennett singled to right field (2-0 BB). Hooks homered down

the lf line, 2 RBI (3-1 KBBB); Bennett scored. AFFLECK to p for ZINANTI. Taylor

reached on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to second (2-1 BBK). Thrasher

struck out swinging (2-2 BKBFS). Johnson, L. singled through the left side (0-1

K); Taylor advanced to third. Chalk singled to left field, RBI (2-1 KBB);

Johnson, L. advanced to second; Taylor scored, unearned. Savony pinch hit for

Feight. Savony walked (3-1 BBBKB); Chalk advanced to second; Johnson, L.

advanced to third. Craig, C. struck out swinging (1-2 KSBS). Hoagland singled

up the middle, 2 RBI (3-1 BKBB); Savony advanced to second; Chalk scored,

unearned; Johnson, L. scored, unearned. Bennett singled up the middle, RBI (3-1

BBBK); Hoagland advanced to second; Savony scored, unearned. HOWELL to p for

AFFLECK. Hooks walked (3-2 BKBSBFB); Bennett advanced to second; Hoagland

advanced to third. Taylor reached on a fielder's choice (3-2 BKBBK); Hooks

advanced to second; Bennett out at third 3b unassisted. 6 runs, 6 hits, 1

error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - Feight to 2b for Savony. DUGAS singled to

catcher (1-1 KB). DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to left center (1-0 B); DUGAS advanced

to third. Luna to p for Tresselt. CLAYTON singled to first base (2-0 BB).

QUIOCHO walked, RBI (3-2 FBBSBB); CLAYTON advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to third; DUGAS scored. RAMIREZ popped up to ss (3-2 BBKBK).

DAVIS-ATAGI struck out swinging (2-2 SBBFFS). PURCELL-FITU struck out swinging

(0-2 KSFS). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Texas 7th - Thrasher grounded out to ss (0-0). Johnson, L. singled to

left field (3-2 BKBBFF). Chalk walked (3-0 BBBB); Johnson, L. advanced to

second. Feight reached on a fielder's choice (2-0 BB); Chalk advanced to

second; Johnson, L. out at third ss to 3b. Craig, C. struck out swinging (1-2

FBKS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - MESSERSCHMID to dp for VANCE-KELLUM. WILLARD

reached on an error by 2b (2-2 KBBF). MESSERSCHMID walked (3-2 BBKKBB); WILLARD

advanced to second. DUGAS walked (3-1 BFBBB); MESSERSCHMID advanced to second;

WILLARD advanced to third. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to center field, 2 RBI (3-2

KKBFBB); DUGAS advanced to third; MESSERSCHMID scored; WILLARD scored,

unearned. CLAYTON fouled out to lf, SAC, RBI (0-0); DUGAS scored. 3 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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