Clutch Hitting Sends Utes Packing

Andie Ramirez's three-run homer kept Cougars in the game. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)


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PROVO -- Kristin Delahoussaye’s walk-off one-run single gave BYU the 6-5 edge Saturday afternoon over in-state rival Utah for the second day in a row.

“You have to win at home in this conference and these two wins were imperative for us,” said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. “This was a very entertaining game for the community which came down to the wire and we hope that they will continue to support us as our season goes on.”

After losing the day before, Utah came out swinging, scoring three runs during its first at-bat.

BYU bounced right back in the bottom of the first when freshman J.C. Clayton doubled to right field, Angie Quiocho walked and then Andrea Ramirez sent a three-run shot over the right field wall to tie the game up at three.

Ramirez currently leads the teams with 43 RBI and 14 homers for the season. Ramirez’s season high for RBI came last year with 47, and with almost half of the season left to play, she is well on her way of breaking her own record.

Utah went on to score one run in both the third and fourth inning to give them a two run lead.

In the bottom of the fourth, BYU tied the game once again at five a piece after Clayton blasted a two-run double to deep center field.

The game stayed tied at five until the bottom of the seventh when Delahoussaye stepped to the plate and hit a walk-off one-run single ending the game.

Paige Affleck was one strikeout away from tieing her single game record of 12. This record was set on February 14, 2008 against Northwestern State.

With 11 strikeouts today against Utah, Affleck ties one of her past season high set on April 11, 2008 against SDSU.

This second win against Utah puts BYU ahead in the Deseret First Duel 40-14 and earns BYU the trophy for the softball season of 2010.

The Cougars are currently in a six-game winning streak which is their second longest streak for the season.

BYU returns to the field Tuesday, April 13 to play to play UVU in Orem at 5 p.m.

Live stats will be provided at www.byucougars.com.


Utah at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 10, 2010 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Utah 5 (17-20,0-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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OLSON, Brooke c.......... 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 0 0

CLEMENTS, Hannah lf...... 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1

HOOPIIAINA, Kelsi ss..... 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 8 1

FOSTER, Kara cf.......... 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

PALAUNI, Tia 2b.......... 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 2

HOLM, Whitney 3b......... 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 3 0

JENSEN, Jasey rf/pr...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

COOK, Joni ph........... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

MEDINA, Tori dh.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

PALMER, Lindsey 1b....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0

SMUDA, Ashley p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PARKER, Brittany p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 5 6 5 4 11 19 12 6

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (26-9,2-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1

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

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 2 1 1 3 2 1 4 0 0

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 4 0 2 0 0 0 11 1 6

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen rf/l 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dh.. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiff. lf.. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HUDSON, Alexandra ph/rf. 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 29 6 10 6 8 4 21 6 12

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 301 100 0 - 5 6 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 300 200 1 - 6 10 1

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Note: 1 out, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - DAVIS-ATAGI(1). LOB - Utes 6; Cougars 12. 2B - CLEMENTS(13); HOLM(6);

CLAYTON 3(6); DAVIS-ATAGI(4). HR - RAMIREZ(14). HBP - HOOPIIAINA. SB -

OLSON(8); DUGAS(4). CS - JENSEN(2).

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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SMUDA, Ashley....... 5.2 9 5 5 5 4 26 31 123

PARKER, Brittany.... 0.2 1 1 1 3 0 3 6 17

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 6 5 4 4 11 27 32 146

Win - AFFLECK (20-6). Loss - SMUDA (14-9). Save - None.

HBP - by AFFLECK (HOOPIIAINA). PB - PURCELL-FITU(4). Pitches/strikes: SMUDA

123/72; PARKER 17/7; AFFLECK 146/96.

Umpires - HP: Brett Higgins 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Dan Ringsby

Start: 2 p.m. Time: 2:36 Attendance: 921

Weather: 53 degrees, overcast

SMUDA faced 1 batter in the 7th.

Utah 1st - OLSON singled to left field (3-2 BBBKKF). CLEMENTS struck out

looking (1-2 KFBK). OLSON stole second. HOOPIIAINA hit by pitch (1-1 KB).

FOSTER flied out to rf (0-0); OLSON advanced to third. PALAUNI walked (3-2

BKBBKB); HOOPIIAINA advanced to second. HOLM singled, 3 RBI, advanced to

second; PALAUNI scored; HOOPIIAINA scored; OLSON scored. . JENSEN grounded out

to 2b (0-2 KK). 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss (1-2 BKK).

CLAYTON doubled to left field (2-2 KBFB). QUIOCHO walked (3-1 BBFBB). RAMIREZ

homered to left field, 3 RBI (0-1 F); QUIOCHO scored; CLAYTON scored.

PURCELL-FITU singled to right field (1-2 BFF). DAVIS-ATAGI reached on a

fielder's choice (0-0); PURCELL-FITU out at second ss to 2b. VANCE-KELLUM

reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); DAVIS-ATAGI out at second 3b to 2b. 3

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 2nd - MEDINA walked (3-2 BBKBKFB). PALMER out at first 3b to 2b

(0-0); MEDINA advanced to second. OLSON grounded out to 3b (0-2 KFF). CLEMENTS

grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1 K). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - DUGAS grounded out to ss (1-0 B). MESSERSCHMID

struck out swinging (1-2 FKFBS). DELAHOUSSAYE walked (3-1 BBBKB). CLAYTON

grounded out to ss (3-1 BBBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 3rd - HOOPIIAINA struck out looking (2-2 KBKFBK). FOSTER reached on

an error by rf, advanced to second (2-2 FFBB). PALAUNI struck out looking (0-2

KKK). HOLM doubled to right field, RBI (2-1 FBB); FOSTER scored, unearned. HOLM

advanced to third on a passed ball. JENSEN struck out swinging (2-2 BFBKS).

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - QUIOCHO infield fly to ss (3-2 FBBFFFBF).

RAMIREZ struck out swinging (2-2 FKBBS). PURCELL-FITU singled to right field

(2-2 KBFB). DAVIS-ATAGI grounded out to 3b (1-0 B). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Utah 4th - MEDINA struck out swinging (2-2 FBKFBFFS). PALMER struck out

looking (2-2 FBBFK). OLSON singled to left field (3-2 BKBBK). CLEMENTS doubled

to left field, RBI (0-0); OLSON scored. HOOPIIAINA struck out swinging (1-2

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to ss (1-1 KB).

DUGAS singled, bunt (1-0 B). HUDSON pinch hit for MESSERSCHMID. HUDSON singled

to left field (2-0 BB); DUGAS advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE walked (3-2

FBKBBB); HUDSON advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third. CLAYTON doubled to

center field, 2 RBI (0-0); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; HUDSON scored; DUGAS

scored. QUIOCHO struck out looking (1-2 FBFK). RAMIREZ intentionally walked

(3-0 BBBB). PURCELL-FITU flied out to cf (1-2 FKBFF). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Utah 5th - DAVIS-ATAGI to lf. HUDSON to rf. FOSTER struck out swinging

(2-2 BBKKFFFS). PALAUNI grounded out to 3b (3-2 BKBKBF). HOLM fouled out to 3b

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - DAVIS-ATAGI grounded out to p (1-2 BKFF).

VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to ss (1-2 KFBF). DUGAS fouled out to lf (3-1 BKBB).

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

Utah 6th - COOK pinch hit for JENSEN. COOK singled to right field (2-2

BKKB). JENSEN pinch ran for COOK. MEDINA infield fly to 3b (0-1 K). PALMER out

at first p to 2b (2-2 BBKF); JENSEN advanced to second. JENSEN out at third c

to 3b, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - JENSEN to rf. HUDSON struck out swinging (3-2

BBKBKFFS). DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss (1-1 KB). CLAYTON doubled to center

field (0-1 K). QUIOCHO intentionally walked (3-0 BBB). PARKER to p for SMUDA.

RAMIREZ walked (3-0 BBBB); QUIOCHO advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to

third. PURCELL-FITU grounded out to ss (2-2 BFKBF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

3 LOB.

Utah 7th - OLSON struck out swinging (2-2 BBKKS). CLEMENTS struck out

looking (1-2 BKFK). HOOPIIAINA walked (3-2 FBBSBFB). FOSTER walked (3-0 BBBB);

HOOPIIAINA advanced to second. PALAUNI struck out looking (0-2 KKFK). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - DAVIS-ATAGI doubled to center field.

VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to 3b (0-0); DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to third. DUGAS

walked. DUGAS stole second. HUDSON walked (3-1 BBKBB). SMUDA to p for PARKER.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled to right field, RBI (0-0); HUDSON advanced to second;

DUGAS advanced to third; DAVIS-ATAGI scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

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