BYU Ends Season at Tucson Super Regional

Jessica Fitu and the Cougars end their season after game two in Arizona. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TUCSON -- The most successful season in BYU softball history ended on Saturday as BYU lost 10-2 to Arizona in the elimination game of the NCAA Tucson Super Regional.

BYU finishes the season with a 46-13 record, the most wins in a season in Cougar history, advancing to an NCAA Super Regional for the first time in the program's history.

Second baseman Kristin Delahoussaye went 2-for-3 and scored BYU first run from third in the opening inning off a wild pitch. The Cougars had two runners on base with Arizona ace Kenzie Fowler out of the game after BYU freshman J.C. Clayton sent a laser right back at Fowler, hitting her in the throwing arm.

BYU would get no more out of the inning, however, after Andrea Ramirez and Jessica Fitu both struck out swinging.

After giving up one run in the first, the Cougars watched as the Wildcats ran up four runs in the third and five in the fourth. Four singles and two doubles in the fifth inning gave Arizona double-digit runs.

The Cougars would add one other run in the bottom of the fifth after a Delahoussaye single up the middle scored pinch runner Krista Hicks and put runners on first and second. After Clayton grounded out, Angeline Quiocho flied out to deep right for the game's final out.

Clayton’s single in the first made her just the fourth player in BYU history to reach 80 hits in a season, tying the MWC Freshman of the Year for third on the list with 80 hits while Delahoussaye’s double gave her 17 on the season, tied for second-most in a season by any Cougar player.

Jessica Dugas added two hits in two at bats while Amanda Kellum also had a hit for BYU.


#3 Arizona at Brigham Young Univ.

May 29, 2010 at Tucson, Ariz. (Hillenbrand Stadium)

Arizona 10 (48-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Lastrapes lf............. 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

Arredondo ss............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 0

Chambers c............... 1 1 0 0 3 0 5 0 0

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

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

Arriola 2b............... 3 1 2 4 0 0 1 5 3

Kirker 1b................ 3 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0

Tikey pr................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Buchanan rf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

Akamine p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 23 10 9 8 9 1 15 8 7

Brigham Young Univ. 2 (46-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0

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

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

THOMAS, Whitney rf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

HICKS, Krista pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiff. lf.. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

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

ZINANTI, Christie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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................... 21 2 6 1 0 5 15 8 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Arizona............. 104 50 - 10 9 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 100 01 - 2 6 2

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E - QUIOCHO; WILLARD. DP - BYU 1. LOB - Arizona 7; BYU 4. 2B - Lastrapes;

Arriola; DELAHOUSSAYE. SB - Schutzler.

Arizona IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Fowler.............. 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 3

Akamine............. 5.0 4 1 1 0 5 19 19 45

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 2.1 1 5 4 7 1 8 15 39

AFFLECK, Paige...... 1.1 7 5 5 1 0 10 11 20

HOWELL, Hannah...... 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 5 6 22

Win - Akamine (14-5). Loss - ZINANTI (11-3). Save - None.

WP - Akamine. Inherited runners/scored: Akamine 2/1; AFFLECK 3/3; HOWELL 1/0.

Pitches/strikes: Fowler 3/2; Akamine 45/32; ZINANTI 39/20; AFFLECK 20/12; HOWELL

22/14.

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

Start: 1:35 Time: 2:05 Attendance: 2896

Weather: 89, sunny, 8 mph wind

Fowler faced 2 batters in the 1st.

Arizona 1st - Lastrapes singled to third base (1-1 BK). Schutzler struck

out looking (1-2 BFKK). Arredondo lined out to 3b (1-1 BS). Chambers walked

(3-1 BKBBB); Lastrapes advanced to second. Del Ponte walked (3-1 KBBBB);

Chambers advanced to second; Lastrapes advanced to third. Koria walked, RBI

(3-2 BBBKFB); Del Ponte advanced to second; Chambers advanced to third;

Lastrapes scored. Arriola grounded out to p (1-2 FBK). 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE doubled down the lf line (1-0 B).

CLAYTON singled to pitcher (0-0). Akamine to p for Fowler. QUIOCHO reached on a

fielder's choice to shortstop (1-0 B); CLAYTON out at second ss to 2b;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. RAMIREZ struck out swinging (2-2 BSKFBS).

QUIOCHO advanced to second on a wild pitch; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. PURCELL-FITU

struck out swinging (2-2 KBSBS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona 2nd - Kirker flied out to cf (1-0 B). Buchanan grounded out to p

(2-2 KBBF). Lastrapes grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - WILLARD struck out swinging (1-2 SBFS).

VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to ss (0-0). MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging (2-2

BBSKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona 3rd - Schutzler walked. Arredondo grounded out to c unassisted.

Schutzler stole second. Chambers walked. Del Ponte walked; Chambers advanced to

second; Schutzler advanced to third. Koria walked, RBI; Del Ponte advanced to

second; Chambers advanced to third; Schutzler scored. AFFLECK to p for ZINANTI.

Arriola singled up the middle, out at second cf to c to 2b, 2 RBI; Koria

advanced to third; Del Ponte scored; Chambers scored. Kirker reached on a

fielding error by 3b; Koria scored, unearned. Buchanan fouled out to c. 4

runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DUGAS singled to third base. DELAHOUSSAYE

reached on a fielder's choice to second base; DUGAS out at second 2b to ss.

CLAYTON reached on a fielder's choice to second base; DELAHOUSSAYE out at

second 2b to ss. QUIOCHO reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop (0-0);

CLAYTON out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona 4th - Lastrapes doubled to left field (1-1 KB). Schutzler

singled to pitcher (1-2 FKFB). Arredondo singled to left field (0-1 K);

Schutzler advanced to second; Lastrapes advanced to third, scored on a fielding

error by rf. Chambers grounded into double play 2b to 1b; Arredondo out on the

play; Schutzler advanced to third. Del Ponte singled up the middle, RBI;

Schutzler scored. Koria walked (3-0 BBBB); Del Ponte advanced to second.

Arriola doubled to left center, 2 RBI (2-2 FKFBB); Koria scored; Del Ponte

scored. Kirker singled to center field, RBI; Arriola scored. HOWELL to p for

AFFLECK. Tikey pinch ran for Kirker. Buchanan grounded out to 2b (1-1 BS). 5

runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - Kirker to 1b for Tikey. RAMIREZ grounded out

to ss (0-0). PURCELL-FITU grounded out to 2b (0-0). WILLARD grounded out to 2b

(1-2 FFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona 5th - THOMAS to rf for WILLARD. Lastrapes lined out to 2b (0-2

KK). Schutzler singled to first base (0-0). Arredondo grounded out to ss (2-1

BBF); Schutzler advanced to second. Chambers walked (3-2 BKKBBB). Del Ponte

fouled out to 1b (1-2 BKK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - VANCE-KELLUM singled up the middle (0-0).

HICKS pinch ran for VANCE-KELLUM. MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS).

DUGAS singled to pitcher (0-0); HICKS advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE singled

up the middle, RBI (1-0 B); DUGAS advanced to second; HICKS scored. CLAYTON

grounded out to 2b (2-1 KBB); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; DUGAS advanced

to third. QUIOCHO flied out to lf (0-1 K). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

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