BYU Defeats No. 9 Cal, No. 16 Hawaii for Tourney Championship

BYU senior Jessica Fitu was named Tournament MVP after helping BYU defeat No. 16 Hawaii twice and No. 9 Cal. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

HONOLULU -- After coming through late to defeat No. 16 Hawaii 2-1, the BYU softball team stifled No. 9 California 7-2 to claim the Hawaii Spring Fling Tournament championship on Saturday.

Senior catcher Jessica Fitu was named Tournament MVP and senior pitcher Paige Affleck was named Most Outstanding Pitcher. Sophomore shortstop JC Clayton, senior second baseman Kristin Delahoussaye and freshman left fielder Carly Duckworth were named to the all-tournament team.

In BYU's six games at the tournament, Fitu had eight hits, including two home runs, two doubles and a triple and added 10 RBI and five runs on her way to the MVP.

Affleck pitched every inning of both games, earning six strikeouts with one earned run, four hits and three walks against Hawaii before shutting down a potent Cal offense by not allowing the Golden Bears a run through five innings. Affleck final numbers against Cal included six strikeouts, four hits, three walks and two earned runs.

Against Hawaii in the Cougars' first game, the Rainbow Wahine scored the first run for either team in the top of the fourth on solo home run by Sharla Kliebenstein to lead off the inning.

BYU's bats were held in check until the bottom of the sixth when junior Jessica Dugas led off the inning with a single, then advanced to second on a wild pitch. A Fitu single scored Dugas to tie the game before freshman Carly Duckworth smacked a double to the fence on the Cougars' ensuing at bat, giving Fitu the game-winning run.

Game 2

BYU scored the game's first seven runs as the Cougars took home the championship in a win over No. 9 Cal. The win snapped an 11-game win streak for the Golden Bears and gave BYU a win over a top-10 team for the second week in a row after defeating then-No. 9 UCLA last week.

Clayton had a career high with three RBI, hitting 2-for-4 with a run while Fitu also added three RBI, two hits and a run scored.

BYU began by scoring two runs in the third, first getting junior Stacie Graham on base with a single and Dugas on with a walk to set up a double by Fitu to center field to bring in two runs.

Clayton brought in the first of her three RBI on a single up the middle, scoring Delahoussaye who had earlier reached after drawing a walk.

The Cougars effectively put the game out of reach in the top of the sixth. With Delahoussaye and Dugas again on base at second and third, respectively, Clayton rocked a hit to right field for a two-RBI single. Fitu followed with a triple to score Clayton and senior Caschjen Atagi made it three hits in a row with a single that brought in Fitu.

BYU has won three straight and seven of its last eight. The Cougars will next play against Weber State in their first home game of the year at Gail Miller Field on Thursday, Mar. 24, at 4 p.m. MT.


#16 Hawai`i at BYU

Mar 19, 2011 at Honolulu, HI (RWSS)

Hawai`i 1 (22-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Majam, K. cf............. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Iwata, J. ss............. 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

Aguirre, A. lf........... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

Rodriguez, J rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

Kliebenstein c........... 3 1 2 1 0 1 10 1 0

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

Robinson, S. 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Duhaylonsod, 1b......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Zamora, J. dh............ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nakao, K. 2b............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 2

Ricketts, S. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 26 1 4 1 3 6 18 2 7

BYU 2 (14-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 1 1 1 0 0 6 1 1

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

HICKS, Krista 3b........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 2

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

HUDSON,Alexandra rf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 2 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie pr/1b.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLETT,Lacey dh......... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

AFFLECK,Paige p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 23 2 5 2 1 10 21 6 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Hawai`i............. 000 100 0 - 1 4 1

BYU................. 000 002 X - 2 5 1

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E - Nakao, K.; CLAYTON. LOB - UH 7; BY 5. 2B - Kliebenstein; DUCKWORTH. HR -

Kliebenstein. SH - ATAGI. SB - DUGAS; GRAHAM.

Hawai`i IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Ricketts, S......... 6.0 5 2 2 1 10 23 25

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 4 1 1 3 6 26 29

Win - AFFLECK (8-9). Loss - Ricketts, S. (13-7). Save - None.

WP - Ricketts, S.. BK - AFFLECK.

Umpires - HP: Jed Sasaki 1B: Walter Yamatsuka 3B: John Park

Start: 2:05pm Time: 1:30 Attendance:

Weather: Good

Hawai`i starters: 0/cf Majam, K.; 1/ss Iwata, J.; 14/lf Aguirre, A.; 13/rf

Rodriguez, J; 3/c Kliebenstein; 33/3b Gonzalez, M.; 9/1b Robinson, S.; 28/dh

Zamora, J.; 29/2b Nakao, K.; 10/p Ricketts, S.;

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 19/cf DUGAS; 16/ss CLAYTON; 10/c FITU; 9/3b

ATAGI; 3/lf DUCKWORTH; 28/rf WILLARD; 31/1b MANUMA; 1/dh MILLETT; 12/p AFFLECK;

Hawai`i 1st - Majam, K. flied out to lf. Iwata, J. struck out swinging.

Aguirre, A. walked. Rodriguez, J grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. DUGAS singled to shortstop.

CLAYTON grounded out to 2b unassisted; DUGAS advanced to second. FITU popped up

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

Hawai`i 2nd - Kliebenstein doubled to left center. Kliebenstein advanced

to third on an illegal pitch. Gonzalez, M. walked. Robinson, S. grounded out to

p; Gonzalez, M. advanced to second. Zamora, J. grounded out to 3b. Nakao, K.

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - ATAGI struck out looking. DUCKWORTH struck out swinging.

WILLARD fouled out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Hawai`i 3rd - Majam, K. grounded out to 2b. Iwata, J. walked. Aguirre,

A. struck out swinging. Rodriguez, J reached on a fielder's choice to second

base; Iwata, J. out at second 2b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 3rd - MANUMA struck out swinging. MILLETT struck out swinging.

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

Hawai`i 4th - Kliebenstein homered to left field, RBI. Gonzalez, M.

grounded out to 2b. Robinson, S. struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

Zamora, J. grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - DUGAS reached on a fielding error by 2b. CLAYTON struck out

swinging. FITU flied out to rf. DUGAS stole second. ATAGI walked. DUCKWORTH

lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Hawai`i 5th - Nakao, K. grounded out to 1b unassisted. Majam, K. flied

out to lf. Iwata, J. reached on a fielding error by ss. Aguirre, A. flied out

to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - WILLARD struck out looking. MANUMA singled to right field.

Duhaylonsod, to 1b for Robinson, S.. GRAHAM pinch ran for MANUMA. GRAHAM stole

second. MILLETT struck out looking. DELAHOUSSAYE lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawai`i 6th - GRAHAM to 1b. Rodriguez, J fouled out to c. Kliebenstein

struck out swinging. Gonzalez, M. singled to center field. Duhaylonsod, flied

out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - DUGAS singled to first base. CLAYTON struck out swinging.

DUGAS advanced to second on a wild pitch. FITU singled to right field, RBI;

DUGAS scored. ATAGI out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt; FITU advanced to second.

DUCKWORTH doubled to left field, RBI; FITU scored. WILLARD grounded out to p.

2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawai`i 7th - HICKS to 3b for ATAGI. HUDSON to rf for WILLARD. Zamora,

J. singled to third base. Nakao, K. struck out swinging. Majam, K. flied out to

rf. Iwata, J. popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU vs #9 California

Mar 19, 2011 at Honolulu, HI (RWSS)

BYU 7 (14-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b.. 2 2 1 0 2 0 7 3 1

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

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 4 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 2 1 2 3 0 0 6 1 0

ATAGI,Caschjen dh........ 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

HICKS, Krista 3b......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

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

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 3 1 2 0 0 0 5 3 1

AFFLECK,Paige p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 29 7 8 7 4 3 21 9 9

California 2 (21-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Decker rf................ 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

Vonk ss.................. 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 5 1

Williams 3b.............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2

Henderson p.............. 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 1

Echavarria cf............ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

V. Jones 2b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

Wallace 1b............... 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 0 2

Ziegenhirt c............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 1

Leider pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E. Reid lf............... 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 25 2 4 2 3 6 21 10 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 002 014 0 - 7 8 1

California.......... 000 001 1 - 2 4 3

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E - CLAYTON; Vonk; Williams 2. LOB - BY 9; CAL 7. 2B - FITU. 3B - FITU. HR -

Henderson. HBP - FITU; Wallace. SH - DELAHOUSSAYE; FITU; GRAHAM; V. Jones.

SB - DELAHOUSSAYE; DUGAS; Vonk.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 4 2 2 3 6 25 30

California IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Henderson........... 7.0 8 7 3 4 3 29 37

Win - AFFLECK (9-9). Loss - Henderson (19-3). Save - None.

HBP - by AFFLECK (Wallace); by Henderson (FITU).

Umpires - HP: Rob Hough 1B: Richard Hausvik 3B: Clyde Torigoe

Start: 4:00pm Time: 1:48 Attendance: 697

Weather: Good

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 19/cf DUGAS; 16/ss CLAYTON; 10/c FITU; 9/dh

ATAGI; 3/lf DUCKWORTH; 28/rf WILLARD; 22/3b HICKS; 21/1b GRAHAM; 12/p AFFLECK;

California starters: 23/rf Decker; 18/ss Vonk; 9/3b Williams; 54/p Henderson;

1/cf Echavarria; 10/2b V. Jones; 2/1b Wallace; 17/c Ziegenhirt; 5/lf E. Reid;

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. DUGAS reached on a throwing error by 3b,

bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. CLAYTON popped up to 1b. FITU reached on

a fielder's choice to pitcher, SAC, bunt; DUGAS advanced to second;

DELAHOUSSAYE out at home p to c. ATAGI fouled out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

California 1st - Decker grounded out to 2b. Vonk singled to left field.

Vonk stole second. Williams struck out looking. Henderson out at first 1b to

2b, bunt. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - DUCKWORTH grounded out to p. WILLARD grounded out to ss. HICKS

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

California 2nd - Echavarria out at first c to 2b, bunt. V. Jones struck

out swinging. Wallace hit by pitch. Ziegenhirt struck out looking. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - GRAHAM singled to shortstop. DELAHOUSSAYE out at first p to

2b, SAC, bunt; GRAHAM advanced to second. DUGAS walked. CLAYTON grounded out to

ss; DUGAS advanced to second; GRAHAM advanced to third. FITU doubled to right

center, 2 RBI; DUGAS scored; GRAHAM scored. ATAGI fouled out to 3b. 2 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

California 3rd - E. Reid out at first 1b to 2b. Decker struck out

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

BYU 4th - DUCKWORTH walked. WILLARD struck out swinging. HICKS grounded

out to 1b unassisted; DUCKWORTH advanced to second. GRAHAM grounded out to ss.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

California 4th - HUDSON to rf for WILLARD. Williams singled to center

field. Henderson fouled out to 1b. Echavarria reached on a fielding error by

ss; Williams advanced to second. V. Jones out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

Echavarria advanced to second; Williams advanced to third. Wallace popped up to

3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. DELAHOUSSAYE stole second. DUGAS reached

on a throwing error by ss; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. CLAYTON singled up

the middle, RBI; DUGAS advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. FITU hit by

pitch; CLAYTON advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third. ATAGI reached on a

fielder's choice to catcher; FITU advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to

third; DUGAS out at home c unassisted. DUCKWORTH reached on a fielder's choice

to second base; ATAGI advanced to second; FITU advanced to third; CLAYTON out

at home 2b to c. HUDSON lined out to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

California 5th - Ziegenhirt lined out to 2b. E. Reid out at first 3b to

2b, bunt. Decker walked. Vonk struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU 6th - HICKS reached on a fielding error by 3b. MILLETT pinch ran for

HICKS. GRAHAM out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; MILLETT advanced to second.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled to center field; MILLETT advanced to third. DUGAS reached

on a fielder's choice to shortstop; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; MILLETT out

at home ss to c. DUGAS stole second. CLAYTON singled to right field, 2 RBI;

DUGAS scored, unearned; DELAHOUSSAYE scored, unearned. FITU tripled down the rf

line, RBI; CLAYTON scored, unearned. ATAGI singled to left field, RBI; FITU

scored, unearned. HICKS to 3b for MILLETT. DUCKWORTH lined out to ss. 4

runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

California 6th - Williams struck out looking. Henderson homered to left

field, RBI. Echavarria grounded out to 2b. V. Jones popped up to 2b. 1 run,

1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - HUDSON struck out looking. HICKS grounded out to ss. GRAHAM

singled to shortstop, bunt. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a fielder's choice to

shortstop; GRAHAM out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

California 7th - Wallace walked. Ziegenhirt singled to right field,

advanced to second on the throw; Wallace advanced to third. Leider pinch ran

for Ziegenhirt. E. Reid grounded out to 2b, RBI; Leider advanced to third;

Wallace scored. Decker walked. Vonk popped up to 3b. Williams lined out to ss.

1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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