BYU Takes Down East Carolina at NCAA Regional

BYU beat East Carolina 1-0 in the NCAA Regional (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

AUSTIN -- Taking advantage of the opportunity given, BYU defeated East Carolina 1-0 in the first game of the NCAA Regionals on Thursday.

BYU (44-11) advances to play at 2:30 p.m. CDT on Friday against the host, No. 7 Texas.

Kristin Delahoussaye and JC Clayton began the fourth inning with back-to-back singles for the Cougars’ first hits of the game. After Angeline Quiocho and Andrea Ramirez popped out, Caschjen Atagi was hit by a pitch.

With the bases loaded and two outs, East Carolina pitcher Toni Paisley again hit a BYU batter, this time beaning Jessica Fitu to send home Delahoussaye and give BYU a 1-0 lead.

"East Carolina is a good team," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. "They play scrappy and don't give up a lot of runs. We just stayed with it."

BYU starting pitcher Paige Affleck, a 30-game winner in the regular season, struck out five batters in the second through fourth innings, eventually finishing with six strikeouts in a four-hit shutout.

East Carolina threatened to score in the top of the sixth, putting runners on second and third with the Pirates’ star hitter Marina Gusman-Brown at the plate. Brown sent a low hopper to left which the shortstop Clayton bobbled, but the East Carolina base runner was called for interference, ending the inning with no runs for the Pirates.

Clayton, the MWC Freshman of the Year, finished the game as the only Cougar with two hits, going 2-for-3. A number of other hits went long and to the warning track, but the Texas air kept the ball in the park.

"We hit the ball well, it just didn't go anywhere with this humidity," Eakin said. "But the fact that we've played in a regional before and been here before was really the key to staying with it and winning the game."


East Carolina vs Brigham Young Univ.

May 20, 2010 at Austin, Texas (McCombs Field)

East Carolina 0 (42-17)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Sumner 2b................ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Merrida cf............... 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

Moreno rf................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Gusman-Brown lf.......... 3 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0

Aona 3b.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Jimenez 1b............... 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0

Tom ss................... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Velasquez dp............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Clark c.................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0

Jordan ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Paisley p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 23 0 4 0 1 6 18 3 5

Brigham Young Univ. 1 (44-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 0

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

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

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

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

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 2 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 0

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

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

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

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

Totals................... 23 1 5 1 0 5 21 9 6

Score by Innings R H E

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East Carolina....... 000 000 0 - 0 4 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 100 X - 1 5 1

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E - PURCELL-FITU(1). DP - BYU 1. LOB - E. Carolina 5; BYU 6. 2B -

Sumner(12). 3B - PURCELL-FITU(3). HBP - Tom; Velasquez; DAVIS-ATAGI;

PURCELL-FITU. SB - Gusman-Brown(29); DUGAS(6).

East Carolina IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Paisley............. 6.0 5 1 1 0 5 23 25 85

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 4 0 0 1 6 23 26 96

Win - AFFLECK (31-8). Loss - Paisley (30-10). Save - None.

HBP - by AFFLECK (Velasquez); by Paisley (DAVIS-ATAGI); by Paisley

(PURCELL-FITU); by AFFLECK (Tom). Inherited runners/scored: None.

Pitches/strikes: Paisley 85/63; AFFLECK 96/60.

Umpires - HP: Terri Rosenwald 1B: Patti Gunst 3B: Terry Holt

Start: 5:01 PM Time: 1:28 Attendance:

Weather: 91, Sunny, Wind S 10 MPH

East Carolina 1st - Sumner grounded out to ss (1-1 BS). Merrida grounded

out to ss (2-0 BB). Moreno lined out to p (0-1 F). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE lined out to 3b (2-2 BKBK).

CLAYTON grounded out to ss (1-2 BKFFF). QUIOCHO flied out to cf (0-0). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

East Carolina 2nd - Gusman-Brown struck out swinging (1-2 BKKS). Aona

grounded out to 2b (0-0). Jimenez struck out looking (2-2 KSBBK). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - RAMIREZ flied out to cf (3-2 KKBBB).

DAVIS-ATAGI flied out to rf (1-1 BK). PURCELL-FITU flied out to rf (1-1 BF).

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

East Carolina 3rd - Tom struck out swinging (1-2 SBFFS). Velasquez hit

by pitch (2-0 B). Clark struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). Sumner popped up to 3b

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WILLARD fouled out to lf (0-2 FF).

VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to 2b (0-0). DUGAS struck out looking (1-2 FBFFFFK).

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

East Carolina 4th - Merrida struck out looking (2-2 BFBSK). Moreno

grounded out to 2b (2-2 KKBB). Gusman-Brown singled up the middle (3-2 BBFBF).

Gusman-Brown stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c. Aona

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left center (0-0).

CLAYTON singled, bunt (0-0); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. QUIOCHO flied out

to lf (3-2 BFBKB). RAMIREZ fouled out to 1b (1-0 B). DAVIS-ATAGI hit by pitch

(1-1 K); CLAYTON advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third.

PURCELL-FITU hit by pitch, RBI (1-2 FS); DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to second;

CLAYTON advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. WILLARD flied out to lf (0-1

F). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

East Carolina 5th - Jimenez lined out to ss (1-1 FB). Tom hit by pitch

(3-2 SKFFBFBB). Velasquez grounded into double play 1b to ss (3-2 BFBBF); Tom

out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - VANCE-KELLUM flied out to rf (1-2 BKF). DUGAS

singled to shortstop (2-2 FKBB). DELAHOUSSAYE struck out swinging (0-2 KKFS).

DUGAS stole second. CLAYTON singled to third base (1-1 BK); DUGAS advanced to

third. QUIOCHO struck out looking (0-2 FFK). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

East Carolina 6th - Jordan pinch hit for Clark. Jordan struck out

looking (0-2 KSK). Sumner doubled to left center (2-0 BB). Merrida walked (3-0

BBBB). Moreno grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0); Merrida advanced to second;

Sumner advanced to third. Gusman-Brown singled (0-0); Merrida out at second ss

unassisted, interference. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - Clark to c for Jordan. RAMIREZ struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2 BFBF). DAVIS-ATAGI struck out looking (1-2

BFKK). PURCELL-FITU tripled to right field (0-0). WILLARD fouled out to lf (0-2

FF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

East Carolina 7th - Aona grounded out to 2b (0-0). Jimenez singled

through the right side (3-2 BBFFB). Tom reached on a fielder's choice (0-0);

Jimenez out at second ss to 2b. Velasquez grounded out to 2b (0-2 KK). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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