BYU Makes Quick Work of Northern Colorado

Paige Affleck led the Cougars as they defeated Northern Colorado 9-0 on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Reminiscent of its previous meeting earlier this season, the BYU softball team made quick work of Northern Colorado, defeating the Bears 9-0 on Tuesday. With the win the Cougars improve to 37-16 on the season while the Bears fall to 13-35.

Pitcher Paige Affleck led BYU with seven strike outs in her 10th win on the season, while the pitching staff combined for the one-hit shutout.

"Our pitching was very dominant; only giving up one hit in five innings," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. "It's going to have to stay dominant in order for us to win the conference."

After a scoreless first inning, Emi Snow-Willing opened things up for the Cougars in the bottom of the second, as her hit up the left side brought Jessica Purcell home for the first run of the day. A single by Stephanie Hopkins and walk by Kristin Delahoussaye set Willing up on third base. The senior scored on a sacrifice fly by Monica Gonzales, putting BYU up 2-0.

The Cougars quickly earned three more runs after an error on Daniela Snow's hit to leftfield. Angelina Quiocho's hit up the middle brought Snow home as BYU ended the second inning up 6-0.

In the third inning the Cougars continued to dominate, holding Northern Colorado scoreless. At the bottom of the third, an error at third base set up another run for Willing. With the bases loaded, Amanda Vance walked, securing a run for Hopkins. Delahoussaye capitalized on Brittany Tokunaga's hit to right field, giving BYU a 9-0 advantage.

Up next, BYU heads to Salt Lake City to take on in-state rival Utah on Friday and Saturday. The meeting will mark the second between the two schools this season and will be part of the Deseret First Duel, in which BYU currently leads 29.5 points to Utah's 27.

"We're excited to play Utah," said Eakin. "If we play our game we should be hard to beat."

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Northern Colorado at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 29, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Northern Colorado 0 (13-35)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Schoepflin, Jessie cf.... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Henderson, Kelli dp...... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1

Van Otterloo, Hillar p... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

Barrett, Mackenzie ss.... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0

Maihi, Courtney rf....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Lovato, Jaycee c......... 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

Landorf, Katelyn 1b...... 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 1

James, Kaylyn lf......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

Dahlman, Morgan 3b....... 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0

Turner, Abby 2b.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Totals................... 17 0 1 0 3 9 12 7 5

Brigham Young Univ. 9 (37-16)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

NIX, Whitney ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

OLANDER, Erin cf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VANCE, Amanda dp......... 1 1 1 1 2 0 3 0 0

SNOW, Daniela 1b......... 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 1 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2

TOKUNAGA, Brittany ph... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica ss...... 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5

WILLING, Emi c........... 2 2 1 1 1 0 7 2 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

ZINANTI, Christie p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TRICE, Christina p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 21 9 11 8 5 0 15 7 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Northern Colorado... 000 00 - 0 1 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 063 0X - 9 11 1

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E - James, K; Dahlman, M; AFFLECK. LOB - UNCO 5; BY 7. 2B - SNOW. SH -

DAVIS. SF - GONZALES.

Northern Colorado IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Van Otterloo, Hillar 1.2 8 6 6 3 0 10 15

Henderson, Kelli.... 2.1 3 3 2 2 0 11 13

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 3.0 1 0 0 1 7 11 12

ZINANTI, Christie... 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4

TRICE, Christina.... 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4

Win - AFFLECK (10-2). Loss - Van Otterloo (5-13). Save - None.

PB - WILLING.

Umpires - HP: Terry Balser 1B: Brett Higgins 3B: Claire McBride

Start: 6:05 p.m Time: 1:33 Attendance: 234

Game: livegame

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Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Northern Colorado at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Apr 29, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Northern Colorado... 000 00 - 0 1 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 063 0X - 9 11 1

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Northern Colorado starters: 3/cf Schoepflin; 11/dp Henderson, K; 18/p Van

Otterloo; 2/ss Barrett, M; 10/rf Maihi, C; 4/c Lovato, J; 15/1b Landorf, K;

21/lf James, K; 8/3b Dahlman, M; 33/2b Turner, A;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 24/cf GONZALES; 6/dp VANCE;

22/1b SNOW; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 10/ss PURCELL; 9/lf DAVIS; 18/c WILLING; 5/rf

HOPKINS; 12/p AFFLECK;

Northern Colorado 1st - Schoepflin struck out swinging, out at first c

to 1b. Henderson, K struck out swinging. Van Otterloo struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. GONZALES reached on a

fielder's choice; DELAHOUSSAYE out at second 3b to 2b. VANCE singled; GONZALES

out at second 2b unassisted. SNOW singled to left field; VANCE advanced to

second. QUIOCHO grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Northern Colorado 2nd - Barrett, M out at first 1b to 2b. Maihi, C

struck out swinging. Lovato, J walked. Landorf, K singled to shortstop; Lovato,

J advanced to second. James, K grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - PURCELL singled up the middle. DAVIS out at

first 1b to 2b, SAC; PURCELL advanced to second. WILLING singled through the

right side, RBI; PURCELL scored. HOPKINS singled up the middle; WILLING

advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE walked; HOPKINS advanced to second; WILLING

advanced to third. GONZALES flied out to lf, SF, RBI; WILLING scored. VANCE

walked; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; HOPKINS advanced to third. SNOW

doubled, advanced to third on an error by lf, 2 RBI; VANCE scored; DELAHOUSSAYE

scored; HOPKINS scored. QUIOCHO singled to right field, RBI; SNOW scored.

PURCELL singled to left field; QUIOCHO advanced to second. Henderson, K to p.

Van Otterloo to dp. Van Otterloo to lf. James, K to dp. DAVIS flied out to cf.

6 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Northern Colorado 3rd - Dahlman, M struck out looking. Schoepflin

reached on a fielding error by p. Schoepflin advanced to second on a passed

ball. Henderson, K struck out looking. Van Otterloo struck out swinging, out at

first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WILLING walked. HOPKINS singled to shortstop;

WILLING advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE singled up the middle; HOPKINS

advanced to second; WILLING advanced to third. GONZALES reached on an error by

3b, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; HOPKINS advanced to third; WILLING

scored, unearned. VANCE walked, RBI; GONZALES advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to third; HOPKINS scored. SNOW popped up to 1b. TOKUNAGA pinch hit for

QUIOCHO. TOKUNAGA singled to right field, RBI; VANCE advanced to second;

GONZALES advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. PURCELL popped up to ss. DAVIS

grounded out to p. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Northern Colorado 4th - VANCE to 1b. SNOW to dp. TOKUNAGA to lf. DAVIS

to 3b. ZINANTI to p for AFFLECK. Barrett, M struck out looking. Maihi, C

grounded out to ss. Lovato, J walked. Landorf, K grounded out to 3b. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WILLING grounded out to ss. HOPKINS grounded

out to 3b. NIX pinch hit for DELAHOUSSAYE. NIX grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Northern Colorado 5th - NIX to 2b. OLANDER to cf for GONZALES. TRICE to

p for ZINANTI. James, K struck out looking. Dahlman, M walked. Schoepflin

popped up to ss. Henderson, K grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

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