BYU Drops First Game of Super Regional

Delaney Willard had two singles and the Cougars' lone RBI at Arizona. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TUCSON -- BYU came back to tie Arizona in the sixth inning, but a single run in the bottom of the sixth for the host team gave Arizona a 2-1 win over the Cougars in the first game of the NCAA Tucson Super Regional on Friday.

BYU will now face an elimination game on Saturday with the first pitch set to be thrown at 1:30 p.m. local time. The game will be televised live on ESPNU, with a third game, if necessary, set for 30 minutes after the conclusion of game two.

Sophomore Delaney Willard brought in BYU’s only RBI, going 2-for-3 with two singles. Freshman J.C. Clayton also had two hits and reached base four times for the Cougars.

BYU got on the board in the sixth inning, begun when Alexandra Hudson, in for Caschjen Atagi, drew the first walk of the game off of Arizona pitcher Kenzie Fowler. After Jessica Fitu advanced Hudson with a sac bunt, Tiffany Messerschmidt came on to pinch run from second base.

That’s when Delaney Willard took a 1-0 pitch to far right field. Messerschmidt rounded third as the throw went home. Wildcat catcher Stacie Chambers caught the ball and was in good position for the block, but a collision with Messerschmidt knocked the ball loose, leaving the sophomore safe.

Arizona’s answer came in the very same inning when Brigette Del Ponte reached on a double off BYU pitcher Paige Affleck. Del Ponte’s double was all designated player Lini Koria needed, taking a pitch for a deep single to centerfield to bring in Del Ponte for the game-winning run.

BYU left seven runners on base through the first five innings and was held scoreless, with the Cougars’ best chance coming in the top of the fourth inning. Atagi reached on a throwing error where Hudson came in to pinch run. Fitu was next hit by a pitch after which Willard smacked a single to set up the Cougars with the bases loaded and one out.

But Amanda Kellum reached base on a fielder’s choice with Hudson out at home and BYU came away with no runs when Jessica Dugas struck out.


Brigham Young Univ. at #3 Arizona

May 28, 2010 at Tucson, Ariz. (Hillenbrand Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 1 (46-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 3

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

HUDSON, Alexandra pr/lf. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiff. pr/ 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dp.. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

DUGAS, Jessica cf........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4

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

Totals................... 28 1 6 1 1 10 18 7 9

Arizona 2 (47-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Lastrapes lf............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Schutzler cf............. 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Arredondo ss............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1

Chambers c............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0

Del Ponte 3b............. 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 4 0

Koria dp................. 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2

Arriola 2b............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0

Kirker 1b................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1

Haack ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Buchanan rf.............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Fowler p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 25 2 7 2 1 1 21 6 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 001 0 - 1 6 0

Arizona............. 100 001 X - 2 7 3

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E - Chambers(2); Del Ponte 2(11). LOB - BYU 9; Arizona 6. 2B - CLAYTON(9);

Del Ponte 2(8); Koria(8). HBP - PURCELL-FITU. SH - PURCELL-FITU(9).

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 6.0 7 2 2 1 1 25 26 110

Arizona IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Fowler.............. 7.0 6 1 1 1 10 28 31 122

Win - Fowler (34-6). Loss - AFFLECK (32-9). Save - None.

WP - Fowler(6). HBP - by Fowler (PURCELL-FITU). Inherited runners/scored: None.

Pitches/strikes: AFFLECK 110/65; Fowler 122/83.

Umpires - HP: Keith Kearney 1B: Kevin Wallace 3B: Dustin Douglass

Start: 4:05 pm Time: 2:03 Attendance: 2597

Weather: 96, sunny, light breeze

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b (0-0). CLAYTON

reached on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to second (1-1 KB). QUIOCHO struck

out swinging (2-2 SBBKS). CLAYTON advanced to third on a wild pitch. RAMIREZ

struck out swinging (2-2 FFBBFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Arizona 1st - Lastrapes grounded out to 3b (2-2 BBKFF). Schutzler

singled to third base, bunt (1-0 B). Arredondo singled to shortstop, bunt (0-1

K); Schutzler advanced to second. Chambers popped up to rf (2-2 KBKFFB);

Schutzler advanced to third. Del Ponte doubled, RBI (3-2 BKBKFB); Arredondo

advanced to third; Schutzler scored. Koria lined out to rf (2-1 BKB). 1 run,

3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - DAVIS-ATAGI struck out looking (1-2 SKBK).

PURCELL-FITU singled to left field (0-1 K). WILLARD flied out to lf (1-0 B).

VANCE-KELLUM fouled out to c (1-2 BSSF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona 2nd - Arriola grounded out to 3b (1-2 KKB). Kirker grounded out

to 3b (3-2 KBBSBF). Buchanan walked (3-2 BBBKFB). Lastrapes fouled out to c

(0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DUGAS lined out to ss (3-2 SBBFBFFF).

DELAHOUSSAYE struck out swinging (2-2 BKBKS). CLAYTON doubled to left field

(1-2 BKF). QUIOCHO grounded out to 3b (2-1 FBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Arizona 3rd - Schutzler grounded out to ss (3-2 KKBBB). Arredondo flied

out to lf (2-0 BB). Chambers grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 FBKFB). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - RAMIREZ fouled out to 3b (0-2 SK). DAVIS-ATAGI

reached on a throwing error by 3b (2-1 BSB). HUDSON pinch ran for DAVIS-ATAGI.

PURCELL-FITU hit by pitch (1-0); HUDSON advanced to second. WILLARD singled to

left field (1-0 B); PURCELL-FITU advanced to second; HUDSON advanced to third.

VANCE-KELLUM reached on a fielder's choice to third base (0-1 K); WILLARD

advanced to second; PURCELL-FITU advanced to third; HUDSON out at home 3b to c.

DUGAS struck out looking (2-2 KBKBK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Arizona 4th - HUDSON to lf. Del Ponte flied out to cf (1-2 BFK). Koria

doubled down the rf line (2-1 BBK). Arriola popped up to lf (2-1 BKB). Kirker

grounded out to 2b (3-2 KBKBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out swinging (2-2 KBFFBS).

CLAYTON singled to third base (1-2 KBF). QUIOCHO struck out looking (1-2

KFBFK). RAMIREZ grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Arizona 5th - Buchanan lined out to 3b (1-1 BF). Lastrapes grounded out

to ss (1-1 BK). Schutzler singled to third base (3-2 BSKBFB). Arredondo

grounded out to ss (0-1 F). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - HUDSON walked (3-2 BBSKBB). PURCELL-FITU out

at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-1 S); HUDSON advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID

pinch ran for HUDSON. WILLARD singled to left field, RBI, advanced to second on

a fielding error by c (1-0 B); MESSERSCHMID scored. VANCE-KELLUM struck out

looking (3-2 BBKKFFBFK). DUGAS struck out swinging (1-2 FBSS). 1 run, 1 hit,

1 error, 1 LOB.

Arizona 6th - MESSERSCHMID to lf. Chambers popped up to lf (1-0 B). Del

Ponte doubled down the rf line (2-0 BB). Koria singled to center field, RBI

(1-0 B); Del Ponte scored. Arriola popped up to 1b (2-1 BKB). Haack pinch hit

for Kirker. Haack struck out swinging (1-2 KKFBS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - Kirker to 1b for Haack. DELAHOUSSAYE singled

to center field (1-1 BF). CLAYTON reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop

(1-2 SFB); DELAHOUSSAYE out at second ss to 2b. QUIOCHO struck out swinging

(2-2 FKBFBFS). RAMIREZ lined out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

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