Cougar Bats Strike Again

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE -- Angeline Quiocho fueled a 10-3 BYU softball victory over New Mexico, as she was a double shy of the cycle with five RBI Saturday night.

With the win the Cougars advance to 26-14 on the season, going a perfect 3-0 in conference play. BYU has also scored at least 10 runs in each of its last four games.

The Cougars took an early lead in the first inning. Freshman Kristin Delahoussaye scored on a Quiocho ground-out before junior Jessica Purcell hit an RBI double to centerfield.

BYU righthander Christie Zinanti kept the Lobos scoreless through one inning, but New Mexico nibbled at the BYU lead and tied the score at 2-2 after three complete innings. A pair of RBI singles gave the Lobos two runs.

The score remained deadlock, as both teams managed to put runners in scoring position but were unable to push runners home.

In the sixth inning Delahoussaye singled to left field to bring in a run, before Quiocho launched her seventh homer of the season. The slugger has now homered in four of her last five games.

Purcell followed with a double down the left field line and scored on freshman Coreen Lopez’ double to left field.

With a 6-2 lead the Cougars fought to maintain a safe distance over New Mexico. Sophomore pitcher Paige Affleck came in to relieve Zinanti after she walked back-to-back batters. Another walk loaded the bases with only one out.

A ground ball back up to the pitcher kept the runner from scoring on the force out. The Lobos recorded a run as their Affleck walked in a run, before a ground out ended the inning.

BYU grabbed four insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Caschjen Davis hit a leadoff homer to spark the scoring rally. Quiocho hit her fourth triple of the season to bring in two runs, and she scored on an error during the following at bat, giving BYU a 10-4 lead.

The Cougars are slated for a set of in-state games beginning on Tuesday against cross-town foe Utah Valley in Orem. Then BYU will play the first two of a three-game Deseret First Duel matchup against Utah in Salt Lake City Friday and Saturday.

Box Score

New Mexico Softball

Brigham Young at New Mexico

Apr 04, 2009 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Lobo Field)

Brigham Young 10 (26-14,3-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE 2b.......... 3 2 1 1 2 0 3 2 0

MESSERSCHMID dh.......... 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

VANCE dh................ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

QUIOCHO 3b............... 5 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 2

PURCELL c................ 4 1 2 1 1 0 9 0 0

LOPEZ 1b................. 3 0 2 1 0 1 7 1 1

DUGAS pr................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOPKINS rf............... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

DAVIS lf................. 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

HICKS ss................. 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 0

NIX-THOMAS pr........... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES cf.............. 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0

ZINANTI p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AFFLECK p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 33 10 14 9 5 3 21 7 10

New Mexico 3 (10-25,1-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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ANDERSON, Cristin 2b..... 3 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 1

LUJAN-DRESSLAR, Jess rf.. 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0

HUGHES, Samantha cf...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

HODGINS, Kerry cf....... 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 3

RUBALCAVA, Analise dh/p.. 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

GILMORE, Katie 1b........ 3 0 1 1 0 0 5 1 5

COX, Shenise lf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

DUARTE, Shaunte 3b....... 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1

GEORGE, Tianna ss........ 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 3 0

BRANDOW, Erin c.......... 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0

CASTRO, Danielle p/dh.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 25 3 4 3 8 8 21 8 11

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 200 004 4 - 10 14 0

New Mexico.......... 011 001 0 - 3 4 2

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E - ANDERSON; GEORGE. LOB - Cougars 10; Lobos 11. 2B - PURCELL 2(13);

GONZALES(2). 3B - QUIOCHO(4). HR - QUIOCHO(7); DAVIS(2). HBP - RUBALCAVA;

GILMORE. SH - MESSERSCHMID; LOPEZ. SF - LOPEZ. SB - ANDERSON(4);

DRESSLAR(4); DUARTE(2); BRANDOW(3).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI............. 5.1 4 3 2 6 7 20 28

AFFLECK............. 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 5 7

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CASTRO, Danielle.... 6.0 13 7 6 3 2 28 34

RUBALCAVA, Analise.. 1.0 1 3 2 2 1 5 7

Win - ZINANTI (13-7). Loss - CASTRO (3-10). Save - AFFLECK (2).

WP - RUBALCAVA. HBP - by ZINANTI (RUBALCAVA); by ZINANTI (GILMORE). PB -

PURCELL.

Umpires - HP: Scott Sparks 1B: Winn Garrett 3B: Steve McCown

Start: 7 p.m. Time: 2:33 Attendance: 597

Weather: Windy, Partly Cloudy

CASTRO faced 1 batter in the 7th.

Game: BY-NM2

Play-by-Play

New Mexico Softball

Brigham Young at New Mexico - Play-by-Play

Apr 04, 2009 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Lobo Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 200 004 4 - 10 14 0

New Mexico.......... 011 001 0 - 3 4 2

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Brigham Young starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dh MESSERSCHMID; 33/3b QUIOCHO;

10/c PURCELL; 7/1b LOPEZ; 5/rf HOPKINS; 9/lf DAVIS; 22/ss HICKS; 24/cf

GONZALES; 14/p ZINANTI;

New Mexico starters: 1/2b ANDERSON; 12/rf DRESSLAR; 4/cf HUGHES; 2/dh

RUBALCAVA; 24/1b GILMORE; 23/lf COX; 22/3b DUARTE; 7/ss GEORGE; 16/c BRANDOW;

15/p CASTRO;

Brigham Young 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID reached on an

error by 2b, SAC, bunt, advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third.

QUIOCHO grounded out to ss, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE

scored. PURCELL doubled to center field, RBI; MESSERSCHMID scored, unearned.

LOPEZ flied out to rf, SF; PURCELL advanced to third. HOPKINS flied out to cf.

2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 1st - ANDERSON struck out looking. DRESSLAR walked. HUGHES

struck out swinging; DRESSLAR stole second. RUBALCAVA hit by pitch. GILMORE

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

Brigham Young 2nd - HODGINS to cf for HUGHES. DAVIS flied out to cf.

HICKS singled to left field. GONZALES singled to left field; HICKS advanced to

second. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to cf. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - COX struck out swinging. DUARTE struck out swinging.

GEORGE singled to center field. GEORGE advanced to second on a passed ball.

BRANDOW singled to right center, RBI; GEORGE scored, unearned. ANDERSON struck

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

Brigham Young 3rd - QUIOCHO singled, bunt. PURCELL flied out to cf.

LOPEZ singled to right center; QUIOCHO advanced to second. HOPKINS reached on a

fielder's choice; LOPEZ advanced to second; QUIOCHO out at third 3b unassisted.

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

New Mexico 3rd - DRESSLAR singled to right center. HODGINS reached on a

fielder's choice; DRESSLAR out at second ss to 2b. RUBALCAVA grounded out to 1b

unassisted; HODGINS advanced to second. GILMORE singled down the rf line, RBI;

HODGINS scored. COX out at first 1b to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - HICKS struck out swinging. GONZALES singled to

center field. DELAHOUSSAYE walked; GONZALES advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID

reached on a fielder's choice; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; GONZALES out at

second 3b to ss. QUIOCHO reached on a fielder's choice; MESSERSCHMID out at

second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - DUARTE walked. DUARTE stole second. GEORGE flied out to

cf. BRANDOW walked. ANDERSON grounded out to ss; BRANDOW advanced to second;

DUARTE advanced to third. DRESSLAR walked. HODGINS grounded out to 1b

unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - PURCELL walked. LOPEZ out at first 1b to 2b, SAC,

bunt; PURCELL advanced to second. HOPKINS grounded out to ss. DAVIS flied out

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

New Mexico 5th - RUBALCAVA flied out to rf. GILMORE hit by pitch. COX

struck out looking. DUARTE grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - HICKS singled to left field. NIX-THOMAS pinch ran

for HICKS. GONZALES doubled to right center; NIX-THOMAS advanced to third.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field, RBI; GONZALES advanced to third; NIX-THOMAS

scored. HICKS to ss for NIX-THOMAS. MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging;

DELAHOUSSAYE runner left early, out at first 1b unassisted. QUIOCHO homered, 2

RBI; GONZALES scored. PURCELL doubled down the lf line. LOPEZ singled to left

field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; PURCELL scored. DUGAS pinch ran

for LOPEZ. HOPKINS fouled out to ss. 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 6th - LOPEZ to 1b for DUGAS. GEORGE struck out looking.

BRANDOW walked. ANDERSON walked; BRANDOW advanced to second. AFFLECK to p for

ZINANTI. ANDERSON stole second; BRANDOW stole third. DRESSLAR walked. HODGINS

reached on a fielder's choice; DRESSLAR advanced to second; ANDERSON advanced

to third; BRANDOW out at home p to c. RUBALCAVA walked, RBI; HODGINS advanced

to second; DRESSLAR advanced to third; ANDERSON scored. GILMORE grounded out to

1b unassisted. 1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - DAVIS homered to left center, RBI. RUBALCAVA to p.

CASTRO. HICKS walked. GONZALES popped up to ss. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a

fielder's choice; HICKS out at second cf to 2b. VANCE to dh for MESSERSCHMID.

VANCE walked; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID to dh for VANCE.

QUIOCHO tripled to left field, 2 RBI; MESSERSCHMID scored; DELAHOUSSAYE scored.

PURCELL reached on an error by ss; QUIOCHO scored, unearned. PURCELL advanced

to second on a wild pitch. LOPEZ struck out looking. 4 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 7th - COX grounded out to ss. DUARTE grounded out to 2b.

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

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