Cougars Drop Second Pitcher's Duel at SDSU

Senior Paige Affleck gave up no earned runs in a 1-0 loss to SDSU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SAN DIEGO -- A day after the BYU softball team defeated San Diego State in extra innings, it was SDSU that pulled out the late-game heroics for a 1-0 win in eight innings on Saturday.

Senior pitcher Paige Affleck started for the third time in three days for BYU and again held San Diego State without an earned run after shutting out SDSU on Friday and UNLV on Thursday.

Affleck went 7.2 innings with no earned runs, five strikeouts, five hits and three walks before the Aztecs managed to finally bring a runner around in the bottom of the eighth.

With one out in the inning, Jessica Camello blooped a single over BYU first baseman Stacie Graham's head and into right field where Delaney Willard had trouble collecting the ball, enabling Camello to reach second.

Affleck forced the second out of the inning, but SDSU's Justeen Maeva singled up the middle, bringing around Camello for the win.

As a team, BYU had five hits scattered over five different players. SDSU's Bailey Micetich also pitched for the second-consecutive day, allowing the Cougars to reach third twice in the game, once in the first inning and another time in the second.

Junior Tiffany Messerschmidt also hit a double with two outs in the top of the eighth, but was left stranded to end the Cougars' chances.

The loss halts a 12-game win streak for BYU, tied for third longest in school history, and drops the Cougars to 24-15, 2-1.

BYU returns home on Tuesday, Apr. 19, to face Utah Valley at 6 p.m. MT at Gail Miller Field, the first game in a nine-game homestand over the next two weeks.


Brigham Young at San Diego State

04-16-11 at San Diego, Calif. (SDSU SB Stadium)

Brigham Young 0 (24-15,2-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Avg.

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b.. 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 0 .294

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .352

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 .359

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .377

ATAGI,Caschjen 3b........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 .275

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .213

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 13 1 1 .288

DUGAS,Jessica cf......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286

AFFLECK,Paige p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -

Totals................... 29 0 5 0 1 8 23 13 6

San Diego State 1 (28-16,4-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Avg.

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MARQUEZ, Lindsey 2b...... 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 .290

CAMELLO, Jessica rf...... 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .331

MILES, Hayley cf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .315

MAEVA, Justeen 1b........ 3 0 1 1 1 1 8 1 1 .361

LAVERY, Roshana pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

WISNESKI, Jen ss......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 3 .333

KLOPP, Lorena lf/dp...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .259

MAY, Kamerin dp.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .286

REIFSCHNEIDER, F. pr/lf. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071

SAHATDJIAN, Eva c....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231

MAY, Kristin c........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 .200

GRAY, Devin pr/lf....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200

ROSE, Ashley 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 .216

MICETICH, Bailey p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Totals................... 27 1 5 1 3 5 24 10 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 00 - 0 5 2

San Diego State..... 000 000 01 - 1 5 1

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Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - DELAHOUSSAYE(6); WILLARD(2); MARQUEZ, L.(4). DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 6;

SDSU 7. 2B - MESSERSCHMID(1). SH - MILES(6). SB - CLAYTON(5); WILLARD(1).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP ERA

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.2 5 1 0 3 5 27 31 122 2.22

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP ERA

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MICETICH, Bailey.... 8.0 5 0 0 1 8 29 30 112 1.53

Win - MICETICH (16-9). Loss - AFFLECK (15-10). Save - None.

Pitches/strikes: AFFLECK 122/79; MICETICH 112/76.

Umpires - HP: Rick Hausvik 1B: Steve McCown 3B: Rick Cowan

Start: 12:58 PM Time: 2:12 Attendance: 290

Weather: 88 deg., 6 mph out to RF

Brigham Young starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp 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;

San Diego State starters: 22/2b MARQUEZ, L.; 11/rf CAMELLO; 0/cf MILES; 21/1b

MAEVA; 24/ss WISNESKI; 14/lf KLOPP; 1/dp MAY, Ka.; 2/c MAY, Kr.; 20/3b ROSE;

16/p MICETICH;

Brigham Young 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked (3-2 KFBBBB). MESSERSCHMID

grounded out to 3b (1-0 B); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON reached on

a fielding error by 2b (0-0); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. CLAYTON stole

second. FITU struck out swinging (3-2 SFBBFFBS). ATAGI grounded out to 3b (1-0

B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - MARQUEZ, L. singled to third base (3-2 FKBBB).

CAMELLO grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 FSFFFBBF); MARQUEZ, L. advanced to

second. MILES struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSFFS). MAEVA struck out swinging (2-2

BBFKS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - WILLARD singled to right field (2-0 BB). DUCKWORTH

flied out to cf (1-2 FKFB). GRAHAM lined out to ss (0-2 FF). WILLARD stole

second. DUGAS singled to second base (1-0 B); WILLARD advanced to third, out at

home 2b to 1b to c. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - WISNESKI walked (3-2 BBBKFFB). KLOPP grounded into

double play 2b to ss to 1b (0-0); WISNESKI out on the play. MAY, Ka. struck out

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

Brigham Young 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 2b (0-0). MESSERSCHMID

struck out swinging (2-2 BBKFS). CLAYTON flied out to lf (0-0). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - MAY, Kr. grounded out to 3b (0-0). ROSE grounded

out to 2b (0-2 KKF). MARQUEZ, L. grounded out to 3b (3-2 KKFBBB). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - FITU struck out swinging (2-2 KBFFBS). ATAGI singled

through the right side (3-2 BKBSBF). WILLARD popped up to ss (0-2 FF).

DUCKWORTH popped up to ss (1-1 BK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - CAMELLO grounded out to p (0-0). MILES grounded

out to 1b unassisted (2-2 BBFF). MAEVA walked (3-1 BBBKB). WISNESKI popped up

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

Brigham Young 5th - GRAHAM grounded out to 2b (2-1 FBB). DUGAS grounded

out to ss (1-1 KB). DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking (2-2 BKKBK). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - KLOPP grounded out to 2b (2-2 KBBK). MAY, Ka.

singled up the middle (2-1 BKB). REIFSCHNEIDE pinch ran for MAY, Ka.. MAY, Kr.

struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). ROSE struck out swinging (1-2 BKKFS). 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - KLOPP to dp. REIFSCHNEIDE to lf. MESSERSCHMID struck

out looking (0-2 KFK). CLAYTON grounded out to ss (2-2 KFBFBF). FITU grounded

out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - MARQUEZ, L. grounded out to p (1-1 SB). CAMELLO

walked (3-2 BBBKFFB). MILES out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); CAMELLO

advanced to second. MAEVA reached on a fielding error by 2b (1-0 B); CAMELLO

advanced to third. LAVERY pinch ran for MAEVA. WISNESKI grounded out to 2b (2-1

BKB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - MAEVA to 1b for LAVERY. ATAGI grounded out to 3b

(1-0 B). WILLARD struck out looking (2-2 KKFBBFK). DUCKWORTH singled through

the left side (1-1 FB). GRAHAM struck out swinging (1-2 SFFBS). 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - KLOPP grounded out to 2b (3-2 SBSFBB). KLOPP to

lf. MAY, Ka. to dp for REIFSCHNEIDE. MAY, Ka. grounded out to 1b unassisted

(0-0). MAY, Kr. singled to left field (0-1 F). GRAY pinch ran for MAY, Kr..

ROSE reached on a fielder's choice to second base (1-2 KFBF); GRAY out at

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

Brigham Young 8th - KLOPP to dp. SAHATDJIAN to c for MAY, Ka.. GRAY to

lf. DUGAS grounded out to 3b (3-2 KFBBB). DELAHOUSSAYE lined out to 3b (0-1 K).

MESSERSCHMID doubled down the lf line (0-1 K). CLAYTON struck out looking (0-2

KSK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 8th - MARQUEZ, L. grounded out to 2b (0-0). CAMELLO

singled, advanced to second on a fielding error by rf (0-0). MILES fouled out

to 3b (1-2 SBF). MAEVA singled up the middle, RBI (0-0); CAMELLO scored,

unearned. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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