Colorado State No Problem for BYU

Freshman Carly Duckworth became the 10th player in BYU history to score four or more runs in a game at Colorado State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The BYU softball team scored a season-high 18 runs, extending its win streak to double-digits, with a 18-5 victory over Colorado State on Thursday.

The win is BYU's 10th in a row, giving the Cougars two double-digit win streaks for the first time in school history after the team won 12 straight earlier this season. The Cougars have now won 22 of their last 23 games to improve to 34-15 overall and 8-1 in the Mountain West Conference.

BYU swept the season series with Colorado State thanks to big days at the plate up and down the lineup. The Cougars totaled 13 hits, including two home runs, two triples and two doubles.

Left fielder Carly Duckworth scored four runs, becoming the 10th player in BYU history to score four or more runs in a single game. The freshman went 2-for-2 with a home run and a double, adding two RBI and two walks.

Right fielder Delaney Willard had a team-high three hits, including a double, with three runs and two RBI and catcher Jessica Fitu hit her third home run in four games to finish with four RBI.

Up 1-0 in after one inning, BYU scored sixth in the second started by a double by Willard to lead off the inning. After Duckworth walked and Stacie Graham was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Jessica Dugas drew a walk to send in the inning's first run.

Two batters later, junior Tiffany Messerschmidt singled up the middle for two RBI before Fitu added three more on a shot over the fence to give BYU a commanding 7-0 lead after two innings.

In the fifth and final inning, junior Krista Hicks began the inning with her first-career triple, setting her up to score along with pinch runner Lacey Millett when Willard singled to bring both runners home. After two more walks by the Cougars, Delahoussaye hit a two-run single of her own to finish the scoring.

Starting pitcher Paige Affleck pitched 4.2 innings with three strikeouts and one earned run, improving to 22-10.

BYU travels to face New Mexico on Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m. MT. The Cougars will also play the Lobos on Saturday at 1 p.m. MT, a game which will be televised live by The Mtn.


BYU at Colorado State

May 05, 2011 at Fort Collins, Colo. (Ram Field)

BYU 18 (34-15,8-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 4 1 1 4 0 1 3 0 1

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

ROBB, Madisen ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

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

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 4 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 1

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 2 4 2 2 2 0 2 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

ENGEL, Jenna ph/1b...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

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

HOWELL,Hannah p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 28 18 13 18 9 2 15 6 7

Colorado State 5 (7-39,0-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DOUGHTY, Morghan cf/rf... 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0

ROBERTS, Lyssa rf/ph..... 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

ALLEN, Ivory cf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

STEM, Caitlan ss......... 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 0

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

GROY, Kelli pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

POHL, Emily c............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5

PALISH, Brittany dh...... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

BUTTERFIELD, Kendal pr/r 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DONAHUE, Brianna lf...... 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0

GRECKEL, Alysa 1b........ 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

MOSSER, Cassandra 2b..... 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2

CASH, Alexa p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

LASWELL, Desiree p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

O'BRIEN, Kelsey Jo p.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 20 5 5 5 6 3 15 4 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 163 35 - 18 13 0

Colorado State...... 001 40 - 5 5 4

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E - BIGLOW, Chel 3(19); MOSSER, Cass(2). DP - CSU 1. LOB - BYU 7; CSU 7. 2B - WILLARD(7); DUCKWORTH(5); STEM, Caitla(11); BIGLOW, Chel(7). 3B - CLAYTON(2); HICKS(1). HR - FITU(11); DUCKWORTH(6). HBP - GRAHAM; GRECKEL, Aly. SH - MESSERSCHMID(11). SF - DELAHOUSSAYE(2). SB - MILLETT(12); DUGAS(13); DOUGHTY, Mor(7).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 4.2 4 1 1 4 3 18 22

HOWELL,Hannah....... 0.1 1 4 4 2 0 2 5

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CASH, Alexa......... 1.0 2 4 4 3 0 4 9

LASWELL, Desiree.... 3.0 10 13 8 3 2 20 24

O'BRIEN, Kelsey Jo.. 1.0 1 1 1 3 0 4 7

Win - AFFLECK (22-10). Loss - CASH, Alexa (1-18). Save - None.

WP - CASH, Alexa(25); LASWELL, Des(22). HBP - by CASH, Alexa (GRAHAM); by HOWELL

(GRECKEL, Aly).

Umpires - HP: Jeff Sloan 1B: James "Scott" Sparks 3B: Matt Johnson

Start: 3 p.m. Time: 2:23 Attendance: 127

Weather: 64, sunny, SE 11mph

CASH, Alexa faced 4 batters in the 2nd.

LASWELL, Des faced 4 batters in the 5th.

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;

Colorado State starters: 7/cf DOUGHTY, Mor; 22/rf ROBERTS, Lys; 23/ss STEM,

Caitla; 2/3b BIGLOW, Chel; 85/c POHL, Emily; 18/dh PALISH, Brit; 9/lf DONAHUE,

Bri; 29/1b GRECKEL, Aly; 21/2b MOSSER, Cass; 14/p CASH, Alexa;

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID out at first p to 2b, SAC;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON singled, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced

to third. FITU reached on an error by 2b, RBI; CLAYTON advanced to second;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored. ATAGI popped up to p; CLAYTON out at third p to 3b. 1

run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 1st - DOUGHTY, Mor walked. ROBERTS, Lys lined out to ss.

STEM, Caitla grounded out to 2b; DOUGHTY, Mor advanced to second. BIGLOW, Chel

walked; DOUGHTY, Mor stole third. POHL, Emily struck out looking. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - WILLARD doubled to left center. WILLARD advanced to third on a

wild pitch. DUCKWORTH walked. GRAHAM hit by pitch; DUCKWORTH advanced to

second. DUGAS walked, RBI; GRAHAM advanced to second; DUCKWORTH advanced to

third; WILLARD scored. LASWELL, Des to p for CASH, Alexa. DELAHOUSSAYE lined

into double play ss unassisted; GRAHAM out on the play. DUGAS stole second.

MESSERSCHMID singled up the middle, 2 RBI; DUGAS scored; DUCKWORTH scored.

CLAYTON walked; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. FITU homered, 3 RBI; CLAYTON

scored; MESSERSCHMID scored. ATAGI walked. ATAGI advanced to second on a wild

pitch. WILLARD struck out swinging. 6 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - PALISH, Brit flied out to lf. DONAHUE, Bri walked.

GRECKEL, Aly reached on a fielder's choice; DONAHUE, Bri out at second 3b to

2b. MOSSER, Cass struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DUCKWORTH homered, RBI. GRAHAM reached on an error by 3b.

DUGAS flied out to lf. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a fielder's choice; GRAHAM out

at second ss to 2b. MESSERSCHMID singled to third base; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced

to second. CLAYTON tripled down the rf line, 2 RBI; MESSERSCHMID scored,

unearned; DELAHOUSSAYE scored, unearned. FITU struck out swinging. 3 runs, 3

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - DOUGHTY, Mor flied out to rf. ROBERTS, Lys walked.

STEM, Caitla flied out to lf. BIGLOW, Chel doubled to right field, RBI;

ROBERTS, Lys scored. GROY, Kelli pinch ran for BIGLOW, Chel. POHL, Emily

grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - BIGLOW, Chel to 3b for GROY, Kelli. DOUGHTY, Mor to rf. ALLEN,

Ivory to cf for ROBERTS, Lys. ATAGI reached on an error by 3b, advanced to

second. WILLARD singled to pitcher; ATAGI advanced to third. DUCKWORTH doubled

to center field, RBI; WILLARD advanced to third; ATAGI scored, unearned. GRAHAM

fouled out to 1b. DUGAS singled to shortstop, RBI; DUCKWORTH advanced to third;

WILLARD scored. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; DUGAS advanced to

second; DUCKWORTH scored, unearned. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to p. 3 runs,

3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 4th - HICKS to ss for CLAYTON. HOWELL to p for AFFLECK.

PALISH, Brit singled to left center. BUTTERFIELD, pinch ran for PALISH, Brit.

DONAHUE, Bri walked; BUTTERFIELD, advanced to second. GRECKEL, Aly hit by

pitch; DONAHUE, Bri advanced to second; BUTTERFIELD, advanced to third. MOSSER,

Cass lined out to 2b. DOUGHTY, Mor walked, RBI; GRECKEL, Aly advanced to

second; DONAHUE, Bri advanced to third; BUTTERFIELD, scored. AFFLECK to p for

HOWELL. ROBERTS, Lys pinch hit for ALLEN, Ivory. DOUGHTY, Mor to cf. ROBERTS,

Lys to rf. ROBERTS, Lys singled to left field, RBI; DOUGHTY, Mor advanced to

second; GRECKEL, Aly advanced to third; DONAHUE, Bri scored. STEM, Caitla

doubled to left center, 2 RBI; ROBERTS, Lys advanced to third; DOUGHTY, Mor

scored; GRECKEL, Aly scored. BIGLOW, Chel grounded out to 2b. POHL, Emily

grounded out to 2b. 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - ROBERTS, Lys to dh. BUTTERFIELD, to rf. HICKS tripled to right

center. FITU reached on an error by 3b. MILLETT pinch ran for FITU. MILLETT

stole second. ATAGI walked. WILLARD singled to right field, advanced to second

on the throw, 2 RBI; ATAGI advanced to third; MILLETT scored, unearned; HICKS

scored. O'BRIEN, Kel to p for LASWELL, Des. ENGEL pinch hit for GRAHAM.

DUCKWORTH walked. ENGEL popped up to 2b. DUGAS walked, RBI; DUCKWORTH advanced

to second; WILLARD advanced to third; ATAGI scored. DELAHOUSSAYE singled,

advanced to second on the throw, 2 RBI; DUGAS advanced to third; DUCKWORTH

scored; WILLARD scored. MESSERSCHMID walked. HICKS lined out to 3b. ROBB pinch

hit for MILLETT. ROBB popped up to ss. 5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Colorado State 5th - FITU to c for ROBB. ENGEL to 1b. ROBERTS, Lys to

rf. PALISH, Brit to dh for BUTTERFIELD,. PALISH, Brit struck out looking.

DONAHUE, Bri singled through the left side. GRECKEL, Aly popped up to 2b.

MOSSER, Cass grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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