BYU Advances to Regional's Final Day

Junior first baseman Stacie Graham

SEATTLE -- The BYU softball team advanced to the final day of the Seattle Regional after defeating No. 21 Auburn 4-3 on Friday after suffering a 4-1 loss earlier to No. 14 Washington.

BYU and Washington will face off for the second time Saturday at 2:30 p.m. PT. BYU will need to win two straight against the Huskies in order to advance to the NCAA Super Regional next weekend.

A single by junior first baseman Stacie Graham in the bottom of the sixth and a two-error play during the ensuing at bat brought in the game-winning run for BYU in the bottom of the sixth inning against Auburn.

After Graham reached safely, Cougar center fielder Jessica Dugas laid down a bunt before racing to first base. The throw to first sailed wide before another throw to third to nab Graham also went awry, allowing Graham to come home.

Senior pitcher Paige Affleck then coaxed two ground outs and a final strikeout, her sixth of the night, to close out the win.

Senior third baseman Caschjen Atagi continued her torrid hitting with a two-run shot to left field in the third inning against the Tigers that gave BYU an early 3-0 lead over Auburn, a team the Cougars defeated yesterday by a 2-1 score.

Auburn came clawing back in the top of the fifth with three runs to tie the game up as three-straight Tigers registered hits, the third a double that brought in two runs.

The game-tying run came in on the next Auburn at bat when a hard-hit ball was too much for Graham, allowing the Tiger runner at third to score.

In the first game of the day against the host, Washington, Atagi hit a solo home run for one of two BYU hits against the Huskies in a 4-1 defeat.

Affleck had seven strikeouts from the circle in the loss as Washington took advantage of three BYU errors while out-hitting the Cougars 8-2.

#15 Washington at BYU

 

May 20, 2011 at Seattle (Husky Softball Stadi)

Washington 4

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Pohlman, K. cf........... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

Salling, J. ss........... 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 0

Williams, N. 1b.......... 3 1 1 2 1 1 10 1 0

Inglesby, K. p........... 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0

Stuart, M. 3b............ 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 2

Wright, S. c............. 3 0 1 0 1 1 6 0 1

Tuiasosopo rf............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

Clifton, J. ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Wagner, M. 2b............ 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 3 2

Hayward, V. lf........... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Jones, W. dh............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 4 8 3 5 9 21 11 8

BYU 1

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dh.. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 0

ATAGI,Caschjen 3b........ 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 0

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

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HUDSON,Alexandra lf...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

MILLETT,Lacey pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

DUGAS,Jessica cf......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 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................... 24 1 2 1 1 6 21 8 3

Score by Innings R H E

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Washington.......... 000 120 1 - 4 8 1

BYU................. 000 010 0 - 1 2 3

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E - Salling, J.; DELAHOUSSAYE; CLAYTON; ATAGI. LOB - WASH 8; BYU 3. 2B -

Inglesby, K.. HR - ATAGI. SH - Inglesby, K.. SB - Williams, N.. CS -

Pohlman, K..

Washington IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Inglesby, K......... 7.0 2 1 1 1 6 24 25

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 6.0 7 4 2 5 7 23 29

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

Win - None. Loss - None. Save - None.

WP - HOWELL.

Umpires - HP: John Bennett 1B: Ron Burkhart 3B: Brandon Bluhm

Start: 3 p.m. Time: Attendance:

Weather: HOT

Washington starters: 4/cf Pohlman, K.; 7/ss Salling, J.; 3/1b Williams, N.;

13/p Inglesby, K.; 18/3b Stuart, M.; 1/c Wright, S.; 19/rf Tuiasosopo; 8/2b

Wagner, M.; 21/lf Hayward, V.; 25/dh Jones, W.;

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dh MESSERSCHMID; 16/ss CLAYTON; 10/c FITU;

9/3b ATAGI; 28/rf WILLARD; 5/lf HUDSON; 21/1b GRAHAM; 19/cf DUGAS; 12/p

AFFLECK;

Washington 1st - Pohlman, K. singled to left field. Pohlman, K. out at

second c to ss, caught stealing. Salling, J. flied out to lf. Williams, N.

grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b. MESSERSCHMID struck out

swinging. CLAYTON grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 2nd - Inglesby, K. walked. Stuart, M. singled to second base;

Inglesby, K. out at second 2b unassisted. Wright, S. singled to left field;

Stuart, M. advanced to second. Tuiasosopo struck out swinging. Wagner, M.

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - FITU singled to right center. ATAGI struck out looking.

WILLARD reached on a fielder's choice; FITU out at second 1b to ss. HUDSON

grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington 3rd - Hayward, V. struck out swinging. Pohlman, K. struck out

swinging. Salling, J. popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - GRAHAM grounded out to 3b. DUGAS struck out swinging.

DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 4th - Williams, N. walked. Inglesby, K. out at first 3b to

2b, SAC, bunt; Williams, N. advanced to second. Stuart, M. flied out to cf.

Wright, S. walked, advanced to second; Williams, N. stole third, scored on an

error by 2b, unearned. Tuiasosopo out at first 3b to 2b, bunt. 1 run, 0

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - MESSERSCHMID grounded out to p. CLAYTON struck out swinging.

FITU popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 5th - Wagner, M. singled to third base. Hayward, V. struck

out looking. Pohlman, K. reached on an error by ss; Wagner, M. advanced to

second. Salling, J. walked; Pohlman, K. advanced to second; Wagner, M. advanced

to third. Williams, N. singled, advanced to second, 2 RBI; Salling, J. advanced

to third, out at home cf to 3b to 2b to c; Pohlman, K. scored, unearned;

Wagner, M. scored. Inglesby, K. walked. Stuart, M. struck out looking. 2

runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - ATAGI homered to center field, RBI. WILLARD reached on an

error by ss. HUDSON reached on a fielder's choice; WILLARD out at second ss to

2b. MILLETT pinch ran for HUDSON. GRAHAM walked; MILLETT advanced to second.

DUGAS reached on a fielder's choice; GRAHAM advanced to second; MILLETT out at

second 3b to ss. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Washington 6th - DUCKWORTH to lf for WILLARD. HUDSON to rf for MILLETT.

Wright, S. struck out swinging. Clifton, J. pinch hit for Tuiasosopo. Clifton,

J. reached on an error by 3b. Tuiasosopo to rf for Clifton, J.. Wagner, M.

singled, bunt; Tuiasosopo advanced to second. Hayward, V. grounded out to 1b

unassisted; Wagner, M. advanced to second; Tuiasosopo advanced to third.

Pohlman, K. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 6th - MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b. CLAYTON grounded out to 3b.

FITU fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 7th - Salling, J. singled to right field. HOWELL to p for

AFFLECK. Salling, J. advanced to second on a wild pitch. Williams, N. struck

out swinging. Inglesby, K. doubled down the lf line, RBI; Salling, J. scored.

Stuart, M. struck out swinging. Wright, S. flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - ATAGI flied out to rf. WILLARD to lf for DUCKWORTH. WILLARD

grounded out to 1b unassisted. HUDSON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.