BYU Wins at New Mexico

Senior Caschjen Atagi hit a two-run double at New Mexico on Friday (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M -- The BYU softball team scored six runs in the second inning for the second game in a row to defeat New Mexico 8-3 and maintain first place in the Mountain West Conference on Friday.

BYU went to 9-1 in the conference and 35-15 overall, winning 23 of its last 24 games including a current 11-game win streak.

Senior Caschjen Atagi and junior Delaney Willard each hit RBI-doubles and senior Jessica Fitu added a two-run single to pace the Cougars.

Tiffany Messerschmidt scored the game's first run in the top of the first on a hit by Atagi to get BYU off to a quick start.

The lead jumped out to seven runs the following inning. Carly Duckworth, Stacie Graham and Jessica Dugas lead off the inning by reaching base. Kristin Delahoussaye grounded out to bring in Duckworth. Later in the inning again with the bases loaded Fitu singled up the middle for two RBI before Atagi immediately followed with a single, scoring another run for the Cougars.

Willard continued the scoring with BYU's second double of the inning for two RBI, putting BYU up 7-0.

Pitcher Paige Affleck retired the side in both the second and third innings in maintaining the lead, earning three of her eight strikeouts on the day. Affleck pitched a complete game for her 23rd win of the year.

New Mexico scored three runs midway through the game to cut BYU's lead to four, but the Cougars held on, scoring one more run in the top of the seventh when pinch runner Lacey Millett came in on a single by Duckworth.

BYU and New Mexico will face off again on Saturday at 1 p.m. MT in a live, televised game by the mtn.


BYU at New Mexico

May 06, 2011 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Lobo Field)

BYU 8 (35-15,9-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 4 1 1 2 0 2 8 0 1

ATAGI,Caschjen 3b........ 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 4 1

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2

MILLETT,Lacey pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1

HUDSON,Alexandra lf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 31 8 11 8 4 3 21 10 6

New Mexico 3 (18-23,4-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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INGRAM, Kaity 3b......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1

HODGINS, Kerry cf........ 2 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0

GARCIA, Jessica c........ 3 1 1 2 0 1 4 2 0

CASTRO, Danielle 1b...... 3 0 1 1 0 1 8 0 1

CARRAMUSA, Stefanie ss... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 0

ANAYA, Chelsea 2b........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1

COX, Shenise rf.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

KALAPSA, Cassandra dh.... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LUJAN-DRESSLAR, Jess lf.. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

GUTIERREZ, Kari p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 27 3 7 3 0 8 21 11 4

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 160 000 1 - 8 11 0

New Mexico.......... 000 201 0 - 3 7 2

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E - ANAYA, Chels 2. DP - Lobos 1. LOB - BYU 6; Lobos 4. 2B - ATAGI; WILLARD;

HODGINS, Ker; CASTRO, Dani. HR - GARCIA, Jess. SH - HODGINS, Ker. SB -

MILLETT. CS - DUCKWORTH; DUGAS.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 7 3 3 0 8 27 28

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GUTIERREZ, Kari..... 7.0 11 8 8 4 3 31 35

Win - AFFLECK (23-10). Loss - GUTIERREZ, K (9-10). Save - None.

WP - GUTIERREZ, K. PB - FITU.

Umpires - HP: Dale Reed 1B: Chris Drumm 3B: Steve McCown

Start: 6 p.m. Time: 2:01 Attendance: 1156

Weather: Sunny, 84 degrees

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;

New Mexico starters: 1/3b INGRAM, Kait; 21/cf HODGINS, Ker; 18/c GARCIA, Jess;

15/1b CASTRO, Dani; 9/ss CARRAMUSA, S; 16/2b ANAYA, Chels; 23/rf COX, Shenise;

7/dh KALAPSA, Cas; 12/lf LUJAN-DRESSL; 4/p GUTIERREZ, K;

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss. MESSERSCHMID singled to third

base. CLAYTON walked; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. FITU struck out looking.

ATAGI singled to right field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; CLAYTON

advanced to third; MESSERSCHMID scored. WILLARD grounded out to 1b unassisted.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 1st - INGRAM, Kait singled up the middle. HODGINS, Ker

grounded out to ss, SAC; INGRAM, Kait advanced to second. GARCIA, Jess struck

out swinging. INGRAM, Kait advanced to third on a passed ball. CASTRO, Dani

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - DUCKWORTH walked. GRAHAM singled to shortstop; DUCKWORTH

advanced to second. DUGAS singled, bunt; GRAHAM advanced to second; DUCKWORTH

advanced to third. DELAHOUSSAYE out at first p to ss to 1b, RBI; DUGAS advanced

to second; GRAHAM advanced to third; DUCKWORTH scored. MESSERSCHMID walked.

CLAYTON reached on a fielder's choice to third base; MESSERSCHMID advanced to

second; DUGAS advanced to third; GRAHAM out at home 3b to c. FITU singled up

the middle, 2 RBI; CLAYTON advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third,

scored; DUGAS scored. ATAGI doubled to center field, RBI; FITU advanced to

third; CLAYTON scored. WILLARD doubled down the rf line, 2 RBI; ATAGI scored;

FITU scored. DUCKWORTH flied out to cf. 6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - CARRAMUSA, S struck out swinging. ANAYA, Chels grounded

out to ss. COX, Shenise struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 3rd - GRAHAM grounded out to 2b. DUGAS singled, bunt. DELAHOUSSAYE

flied out to rf. DUGAS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - KALAPSA, Cas flied out to 2b. LUJAN-DRESSL struck out

looking. INGRAM, Kait flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - MESSERSCHMID singled, bunt. CLAYTON walked; MESSERSCHMID

advanced to second. FITU struck out swinging. ATAGI fouled into double play ss

to 2b; MESSERSCHMID out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - HODGINS, Ker doubled to left field. GARCIA, Jess

homered to right field, 2 RBI; HODGINS, Ker scored. CASTRO, Dani grounded out

to 3b. CARRAMUSA, S singled to left field. ANAYA, Chels grounded out to 3b;

CARRAMUSA, S advanced to second. COX, Shenise grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - WILLARD reached on a fielding error by 2b. DUCKWORTH flied out

to 1b. GRAHAM flied out to cf. WILLARD advanced to second on a wild pitch.

DUGAS grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - KALAPSA, Cas struck out swinging. LUJAN-DRESSL grounded

out to 3b. INGRAM, Kait grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 6th - DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to cf. MESSERSCHMID struck out looking.

CLAYTON reached on an error by 2b, advanced to second. FITU flied out to cf.

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 6th - HODGINS, Ker singled to shortstop. GARCIA, Jess

grounded out to ss; HODGINS, Ker advanced to second. CASTRO, Dani doubled to

left field, RBI; HODGINS, Ker scored. CARRAMUSA, S grounded out to ss; CASTRO,

Dani advanced to third. ANAYA, Chels struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - ATAGI grounded out to 2b. WILLARD singled to right field.

MILLETT pinch ran for WILLARD. MILLETT stole second. DUCKWORTH singled to

center field, RBI; MILLETT scored. DUCKWORTH out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. GRAHAM grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 7th - WILLARD to rf for MILLETT. HUDSON to lf for DUCKWORTH.

COX, Shenise singled to shortstop. KALAPSA, Cas grounded out to 2b; COX,

Shenise advanced to second. LUJAN-DRESSL struck out swinging. INGRAM, Kait

flied out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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