Classic Ends In Split

Junior Andrea Ramirez led the team, going 3-for-3 against Southern Miss. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS -- The BYU women’s softball team concluded play at the Red Desert Classic in Las Vegas by defeating Southern Miss 10-4 before falling 5-0 to UC Davis. The Cougars are now 6-5 on the season.

BYU rebounded off of two losses on Friday to open Saturday with a win against Southern Miss. Paige Affleck received the decision, tossing seven innings, allowing four hits, two earned runs with seven strikeouts.

Junior Andrea Ramirez led the Cougars going 3-for-3 from the plate with a 2-RBI single and a home run.

Affleck stepped into the game with a comfortable 3-0 lead as the sophomore Jessica Purcell blasted a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to put BYU up early.

Ramirez extended the Cougar lead with a leadoff solo homer in the third inning. BYU furthered the lead in the top of the fourth inning when sophomore Kristin Delahoussaye hit an RBI single to left field, while senior Monica Gonzales scored on a bad throw on an attempted sacrifice bunt from freshman Tiffany Messerschmidt. Ramirez record two additional RBI off of a single to right field before a double play and a strikeout ended the top half of the inning.

Down 8-0 Southern Miss recorded its first hit off of Affleck in the bottom of the fourth. A double dropped into right-center field and a single brought around the runner before the Cougars could retire the side.

Looking to enact the eight-run rule, senior Stephanie Hopkins hit a solo shot in the top of the fifth inning to put BYU up 9-1. Yet Southern Miss fought to stay alive by scoring three runs in the fifth inning.

Affleck allowed the first batters to walk. The first scored off of a single and the second runner was unearned, when the team conceded the run on a fielder’s choice. Southern Miss cut the lead down to 9-4 when a runner reached home on a throwing error before BYU ended the inning with a ground out.

The Cougars answered back with a run in the sixth inning when sophomore Caschjen Davis hit an RBI single to left field to score freshman Amber Price.

The defense kept Southern Miss from scoring additional runs to finish the game 10-4 after a full seven innings.

Following the win the Cougars were shutout by UC Davis, 5-0, to finish the Classic.

BYU returns to the field on Thursday when the team travels to the Palm Spring, Calif. for the prestigious Palm Springs Classic. The Cougars will face No. 1 Alabama at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs Southern Miss

Feb 14, 2009 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC 2)

Brigham Young Univ. 10

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b/s 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 0

WILLARD, Delaney ph..... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa lf.. 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

NIX-THOMAS, Whitney lf.. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 3 3 3 2 0 5 2 0

PRICE, Amber pr/1b...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 4 1 1 3 0 1 8 2 0

VANCE, Amanda dp......... 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3

LOPEZ, Coreen 3b......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0

HOLT, Amy ph/3b......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

DAVIS, Caschjen rf/2b.... 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 2

HICKS, Krista ss......... 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie pr/rf 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0

AFFLECK, Paige p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 35 10 14 9 4 7 21 12 10

Southern Miss 4 (3-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SHIFLET, S lf............ 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

MATTHEWS, K dp........... 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

JONES, B ph............. 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

PILGRIM, K c............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0

ALONZO, B pr............ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HILL, M rf............... 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1

JAMES, L 1b.............. 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0

CASTELLVI, L 3b/2b....... 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2

THURMAN, C ss............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1

HILL, C ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DINELT, B 2b............. 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1

HURLEY, A ph/3b......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LEJUNE, L cf............. 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

DAVIS, S p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

RAMOS, C p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 4 4 3 4 7 21 7 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 301 411 0 - 10 14 3

Southern Miss....... 000 130 0 - 4 4 2

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E - DELAHOUSSAYE; PURCELL; HOLT; THURMAN, C(4); DINELT, B. DP - Southern Mis

1. LOB - BYU 10; Southern Mis 6. 2B - VANCE; HILL, M(3). HR - RAMIREZ;

PURCELL; HOPKINS. HBP - PURCELL. SH - MESSERSCHMID. SB - HOPKINS. CS -

PILGRIM, K(1).

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 4 4 2 4 7 27 31

Southern Miss IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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DAVIS, S............ 3.0 7 7 6 2 2 17 19

RAMOS, C............ 4.0 7 3 2 2 5 18 22

Win - AFFLECK. Loss - DAVIS, S. Save - None.

HBP - by RAMOS, C (PURCELL). PB - PURCELL.

Umpires -

Start: 9:02 am Time: 2:23 Attendance: 130

DAVIS, S faced 3 batters in the 4th.

Game: USM1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs Southern Miss - Play-by-Play

Feb 14, 2009 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC 2)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 301 411 0 - 10 14 3

Southern Miss....... 000 130 0 - 4 4 2

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/lf MESSERSCHMID; 31/1b

RAMIREZ; 10/c PURCELL; 6/dp VANCE; 7/3b LOPEZ; 9/rf DAVIS; 22/ss HICKS; 24/cf

GONZALES; 12/p AFFLECK;

Southern Miss starters: 12/lf SHIFLET, S; 2/dp MATTHEWS, K; 1/c PILGRIM, K;

22/rf HILL, M; 13/1b JAMES, L; 4/3b CASTELLVI, L; 15/ss THURMAN, C; 10/2b

DINELT, B; 7/cf LEJUNE, L; 16/p DAVIS, S;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss. MESSERSCHMID

reached on a fielding error by ss. RAMIREZ singled through the left side;

MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. PURCELL homered to left center, 3 RBI; RAMIREZ

scored; MESSERSCHMID scored, unearned. VANCE lined out to 2b. LOPEZ singled to

right center. DAVIS grounded out to 3b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Southern Miss 1st - SHIFLET, S walked. SHIFLET, S advanced to second on

a passed ball. MATTHEWS, K struck out looking. PILGRIM, K reached on a

fielder's choice; SHIFLET, S advanced to third. HILL, M flied out to rf.

PILGRIM, K out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - HICKS struck out looking. GONZALES struck out

looking. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Miss 2nd - JAMES, L walked. CASTELLVI, L fouled out to rf.

THURMAN, C out at first 1b to 2b; JAMES, L advanced to second. DINELT, B

grounded out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - RAMIREZ homered to center field, RBI. PURCELL

fouled out to rf. VANCE doubled to left center. LOPEZ popped up to ss. DAVIS

grounded out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Miss 3rd - LEJUNE, L grounded out to p. SHIFLET, S grounded out

to p. MATTHEWS, K struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HICKS walked. HOPKINS pinch ran for HICKS.

HOPKINS stole second. GONZALES singled to third base, bunt; HOPKINS advanced to

third. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field, RBI; GONZALES advanced to second;

HOPKINS scored. RAMOS, C to p for DAVIS, S. MESSERSCHMID reached on a fielding

error by 2b, SAC, bunt, advanced to second, assist by 1b; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced

to third; GONZALES scored. RAMIREZ singled to right field, 2 RBI; MESSERSCHMID

scored, unearned; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. PRICE pinch ran for RAMIREZ. PURCELL

grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; PRICE out on the play. VANCE struck

out swinging. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Southern Miss 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE to ss. PRICE to 1b. DAVIS to 2b.

HOPKINS to rf. PILGRIM, K flied out to cf. HILL, M doubled to right center.

JAMES, L grounded out to 3b. CASTELLVI, L singled to right field, RBI; HILL, M

scored. THURMAN, C struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - HOLT pinch hit for LOPEZ. HOLT flied out to

rf. DAVIS grounded out to ss. HOPKINS homered to center field, RBI. GONZALES

singled to left field. WILLARD pinch hit for DELAHOUSSAYE. WILLARD singled to

left field; GONZALES advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID flied out to lf. 1

run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Miss 5th - DELAHOUSSAYE to ss for WILLARD. NIX-THOMAS to lf for

MESSERSCHMID. HOLT to 3b. DINELT, B walked. LEJUNE, L walked; DINELT, B

advanced to second. SHIFLET, S struck out. JONES, B pinch hit for MATTHEWS, K.

JONES, B singled to left center, RBI; LEJUNE, L advanced to second; DINELT, B

scored. PILGRIM, K reached on a fielder's choice; JONES, B advanced to second;

LEJUNE, L advanced to third on a fielding error by 3b, assist by ss. ALONZO, B

pinch ran for PILGRIM, K. HILL, M reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; ALONZO, B

advanced to second on a fielding error by ss; JONES, B advanced to third;

LEJUNE, L scored, unearned. JAMES, L reached on a fielder's choice; HILL, M

advanced to third; ALONZO, B advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by

c, unearned; JONES, B out at home 3b to c. CASTELLVI, L grounded out to p. 3

runs, 1 hit, 3 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - PILGRIM, K to c for ALONZO, B. RAMIREZ to 1b

for PRICE. LOPEZ to 3b for HOLT. RAMIREZ walked. PURCELL struck out. VANCE

flied out to cf. LOPEZ singled to left field; RAMIREZ advanced to second. DAVIS

singled to left field, RBI; LOPEZ advanced to second; RAMIREZ scored. HOPKINS

struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Miss 6th - HILL, C pinch hit for THURMAN, C. HILL, C grounded

out to p. HURLEY, A pinch hit for DINELT, B. HURLEY, A struck out. LEJUNE, L

struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - CASTELLVI, L to 2b. THURMAN, C to ss for HILL,

C. HURLEY, A to 3b. GONZALES singled to pitcher, bunt. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out

looking. NIX-THOMAS struck out looking. RAMIREZ walked; GONZALES advanced to

second. PURCELL hit by pitch; RAMIREZ advanced to second; GONZALES advanced to

third. VANCE lined out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Southern Miss 7th - SHIFLET, S out at first 1b to 2b, bunt. MATTHEWS, K

to dp for JONES, B. MATTHEWS, K struck out looking. PILGRIM, K singled down the

lf line. HILL, M grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

UC Davis vs Brigham Young Univ.

Feb 14, 2009 at LAS VEGAS, Nevada (SLC Field 2)

UC Davis 5 (4-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Stauder, Julie 2b........ 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 1

Paine, Belinda cf........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Emde, Erin 1b............ 3 0 1 0 1 0 11 0 1

Miller, Rachel c......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 6 2 1

Low, Caitlin pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Menaoace, Deanna dp...... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Harman, Kelly ss......... 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 0

Axelson, Sarah rf........ 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0

Araujo, Marissa lf....... 4 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 1

Gonzales, Jessica 3b/pr.. 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 3

Zimmerman, Heather pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hancock, Jessica p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 31 5 10 5 3 6 21 12 10

Brigham Young Univ. 0 (6-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa lf.. 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 1

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 2

WILLARD, Delaney dp...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LOPEZ, Coreen 3b......... 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0

HICKS, Krista ss......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0

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

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 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

Totals................... 22 0 3 0 4 6 21 11 5

Score by Innings R H E

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UC Davis............ 000 301 1 - 5 10 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 0 - 0 3 2

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E - LOPEZ; HICKS. LOB - UC Davis 10; Cougars 5. 2B - Miller; Araujo. HR -

Harman. HBP - Axelson; Gonzales. SB - Gonzales; DELAHOUSSAYE. CS - GONZALES.

UC Davis IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hancock, Jessica.... 7.0 3 0 0 4 6 22 26

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 5.1 9 4 4 2 4 23 27

AFFLECK, Paige...... 1.2 1 1 0 1 2 8 9

Win - Hancock (2-1). Loss - ZINANTI (3-3). Save - None.

WP - ZINANTI. HBP - by ZINANTI (Axelson); by ZINANTI (Gonzales).

Umpires -

Start: 11:30 Time: 2:10 Attendance: 203

Weather: Sunny

Game: UCD1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

UC Davis vs Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Feb 14, 2009 at LAS VEGAS, Nevada (SLC Field 2)

Score by Innings R H E

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UC Davis............ 000 301 1 - 5 10 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 0 - 0 3 2

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UC Davis starters: 8/2b Stauder; 30/cf Paine; 5/1b Emde; 17/c Miller; 14/dp

Menapace; 10/ss Harman; 12/rf Axelson; 23/lf Araujo; 15/3b Gonzales; 16/p

Hancock;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/lf MESSERSCHMID; 31/1b

RAMIREZ; 10/c PURCELL; 11/dp WILLARD; 7/3b LOPEZ; 22/ss HICKS; 5/rf HOPKINS;

24/cf GONZALES; 14/p ZINANTI;

UC Davis 1st - Stauder grounded out to 1b unassisted. Paine grounded out

to 2b. Emde singled to right field. Miller flied out to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. MESSERSCHMID

struck out looking. RAMIREZ singled to center field. PURCELL struck out

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

UC Davis 2nd - Menapace struck out looking. Harman grounded out to 3b.

Axelson singled to right field. Araujo struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - WILLARD popped up to ss. LOPEZ walked. HICKS

out at first rf to 1b; LOPEZ advanced to second. HOPKINS grounded out to p.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 3rd - Gonzales struck out looking. Stauder walked. Paine

grounded out to p; Stauder advanced to second. Emde grounded out to ss. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - GONZALES grounded out to 2b. DELAHOUSSAYE

walked. DELAHOUSSAYE stole second. MESSERSCHMID walked. MESSERSCHMID out at

first c to 1b, picked off; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. RAMIREZ grounded out

to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Davis 4th - Miller doubled. Low pinch ran for Miller. Menapace

reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on the throw; Low out at

third p to 3b. Harman homered, 2 RBI; Menapace scored. Axelson singled to left

center. Araujo doubled to left center, RBI; Axelson scored. Araujo advanced to

third on a wild pitch. Gonzales walked. Zimmerman pinch ran for Gonzales.

Gonzales pinch ran. Gonzales stole second; Araujo out at third 2b to 3b.

Stauder struck out looking. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - Miller to c for Low. Gonzales to 3b. PURCELL

grounded out to 3b. WILLARD grounded out to 1b unassisted. LOPEZ flied out to

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

UC Davis 5th - Paine grounded out to 3b. Emde popped up to ss. Miller

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - HICKS struck out swinging. HOPKINS grounded

out to p. GONZALES singled to center field. GONZALES out at second c to ss,

caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Davis 6th - Menapace singled to left field. Harman singled to left

field; Menapace advanced to second. Menapace out at second c to ss, picked off.

Axelson hit by pitch; Harman advanced to second. Araujo singled; Axelson

advanced to second; Harman advanced to third. Gonzales hit by pitch, RBI;

Araujo advanced to second; Axelson advanced to third; Harman scored. AFFLECK to

p for ZINANTI. Stauder reached on a fielder's choice; Gonzales advanced to

second; Araujo advanced to third; Axelson out at home ss to c. Paine struck out

swinging. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 3b. MESSERSCHMID

grounded out to 2b. RAMIREZ singled to center field. PURCELL struck out

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

UC Davis 7th - Emde walked. Miller reached on a fielder's choice; Emde

advanced to second on an error by ss. Menapace lined out to 1b. Harman reached

on a fielder's choice; Miller advanced to second; Emde out at third ss to 3b.

Axelson reached on an error by 3b; Harman advanced to second; Miller advanced

to third. Araujo singled to left field, RBI; Axelson advanced to second; Harman

advanced to third; Miller scored, unearned. Gonzales struck out looking. 1

run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WILLARD struck out looking. LOPEZ walked.

HICKS reached on a fielder's choice; LOPEZ out at second ss to 2b. HOPKINS

grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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