BYU Defeats SDSU, Takes First Place in MWC

Tiffany Messerschmidt hit two key singles in BYU's 4-2 over San Diego State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- Senior Kristin Delahoussaye and junior Tiffany Messerschmidt teamed up to begin two different rallies in the BYU softball team's 4-2 win over San Diego State on Thursday at Gail Miller Field.

With the win and UNLV's victory over Utah earlier in the day, BYU moves into sole possession of first place in the Mountain West Conference with a record of 6-1 and 30-15 overall. San Diego State dropped to 5-3, 29-17 overall.

Delahoussaye scored two runs while Messerschmidt had two bunt-singles and scored a run. Senior Jessica Fitu supplied the power going 2-for-3 with the go-ahead two-run double.

Senior pitcher Paige Affleck improved to 19-10 on the season, picking up her 20th complete game after striking out five batters.

In the top of the fourth inning SDSU got on the board with a double down the left field line. Carly Duckworth’s throw to third bounced off an Aztec's runner's helmet as she was sliding into third, going into the stands and out of play. The error allowed the runner to take the extra base and the 1-0 lead.

BYU didn’t wait long to answer back, scoring two runs to take the lead in the bottom half of the same inning. Delahoussaye broke up the no-hitter with a single to center and Messerschmidt beat out a bunt for a single to put runners at first and second. Freshman JC Clayton followed with a single up the middle to score Delahoussaye.

Two batters later, Clayton scored from third on a sacrifice fly from senior Caschjen Atagi to give the Cougars a 2-1 edge.

San Diego State tied it up on a solo home run in the top of sixth inning, but Delahoussaye and Messerschmidt answered again in the bottom half of the sixth with a lead-off walk and another bunt-single to get on.

Both runners moved over to second and third on a ground out before Jessica Fitu hit a long double off the left-field wall to score both runners and put the Cougars permanently back on top 4-2.

Threatening in the top of the seventh, the Aztecs led off with a triple to right field. Affleck got SDSU to ground into back-to-back outs to Cougar first baseman Stacie Graham to hold the runner at third, then picked up a ground out to third to seal the victory.

Next up the Cougars host UNLV on Friday at 6 p.m. at Gail Miller Field.


San Diego State at BYU

Apr 28, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

San Diego State 2 (29-17,5-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CAMELLO rf............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

MARQUEZ, L. 2b........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

WISNESKI ss.............. 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0

MAEVA 1b................. 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

MILES cf................. 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0

KLOPP lf................. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

REIFSCHNEIDE pr/lf...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

MAY, Ka. dh.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

SAHATDJIAN c............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1

ROSE 3b.................. 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0

MICETICH p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 26 2 6 1 0 5 18 7 3

BYU 4 (30-15,6-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dh.. 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 0 2 2 0 0 5 2 0

ATAGI,Caschjen 3b........ 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

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

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

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

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 22 4 7 4 1 4 21 8 2

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego State..... 000 101 0 - 2 6 0

BYU................. 000 202 X - 4 7 2

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E - DELAHOUSSAYE(7); DUCKWORTH(2). LOB - SDSU 3; BYU 2. 2B - MILES(10);

FITU(11). 3B - MILES(3). HR - WISNESKI(6). SF - ATAGI(1). CS - ROSE(1).

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MICETICH............ 6.0 7 4 4 1 4 22 24

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 6 2 1 0 5 26 26

Win - AFFLECK (19-10). Loss - MICETICH (16-10). Save - None.

WP - MICETICH(3).

Umpires - HP: Geri Magwire 1B: Tom Topping 3B: Steve McCown

Start: 6:09 pm Time: 1:56 Attendance: 341

Weather: Sunny and warm

San Diego State starters: 11/rf CAMELLO; 22/2b MARQUEZ, L.; 24/ss WISNESKI;

21/1b MAEVA; 0/cf MILES; 14/lf KLOPP; 1/dh MAY, Ka.; 8/c SAHATDJIAN; 20/3b

ROSE; 16/p MICETICH;

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

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

AFFLECK;

San Diego State 1st - CAMELLO struck out swinging. MARQUEZ, L. struck out looking. WISNESKI grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 2b. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b. CLAYTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - MAEVA flied out to cf. MILES singled to third base. KLOPP singled up the middle; MILES advanced to third. REIFSCHNEIDE pinch ran for KLOPP. MAY, Ka. lined out to 2b; REIFSCHNEIDE out at first 2b to 1b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - REIFSCHNEIDE to lf. FITU grounded out to 3b. ATAGI popped up to 3b. WILLARD flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - SAHATDJIAN popped up to 2b. ROSE struck out swinging. CAMELLO grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DUCKWORTH popped up to ss. GRAHAM flied out to cf. DUGAS grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - MARQUEZ, L. grounded out to 1b unassisted. WISNESKI struck out swinging. MAEVA reached on an error by 2b. MILES doubled, advanced to third on an error by lf; MAEVA scored, unearned. REIFSCHNEIDE struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE singled to center field. MESSERSCHMID singled, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON singled up the middle, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. FITU singled, advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to third; MESSERSCHMID out at third lf to c. ATAGI flied out to cf, SF, RBI; CLAYTON scored. WILLARD struck out swinging. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - MAY, Ka. grounded out to 1b unassisted. SAHATDJIAN fouled out to 3b. ROSE singled down the rf line. ROSE out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - DUCKWORTH singled to left field. MILLETT pinch ran for DUCKWORTH. GRAHAM reached on a fielder's choice; MILLETT out at second p to ss. GRAHAM runner left early, out at first 1b unassisted. DUGAS grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - DUCKWORTH to lf for MILLETT. HUDSON to rf for WILLARD. CAMELLO grounded out to 3b. MARQUEZ, L. grounded out to 3b, bunt. WISNESKI homered to center field, RBI. MAEVA grounded out to c, interference. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID singled, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON grounded out to 2b; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. FITU doubled, 2 RBI; MESSERSCHMID scored; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. FITU advanced to third on a wild pitch. ATAGI struck out swinging. WILLARD to rf for HUDSON. WILLARD struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - MILES tripled to right field. KLOPP to lf for REIFSCHNEIDE. KLOPP grounded out to 1b unassisted. MAY, Ka. grounded out to 1b unassisted. SAHATDJIAN grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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