Cougars Drop Two in Doubleheader

Junior Amanda Vance blasted a solo homer in the top of the fifth inning. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS -- The BYU women’s softball team dropped both games of a Friday doubleheader at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, as the team fell to 5-4 on the season after losing to No. 6 Michigan, 4-2, and Louisville, 3-2.

Against Michigan BYU managed to come back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game before costly errors allowed the Wolverines to finish with a 4-2 win.

The Cougars totaled five hits off of the Michigan pitching staff that struck out a combined 13 BYU batters. Amanda Vance was 1-for-2 with a solo home run, while Kristin Delahoussaye went 1-for-3 with an RBI single.

Paige Affleck received the loss for the Cougars. The sophomore hurler dropped to 2-2 on the season. Affleck allowed four runs, two earned, off of six hits.

After a scoreless first inning, a hit batsman and a walk put two Michigan runners on base, and both scored off of a double, hit down the right field line.

With a 2-0 deficit the Cougars battled in the top of the third inning. Freshman Coreen Lopez led off the inning with a single to left field. Delahoussaye brought Lopez in with a single, before Michigan retired the Cougars.

In the fourth inning Michigan mounted a scoring threat with a leadoff single and a sacrifice bunt to advance the runner. Yet, the aggressive play of the Wolverines was cut short by the strong arm a sophomore catcher Jessica Purcell with a pick off down to second base.

Junior Amanda Vance evened out the score with a leadoff solo homer in the top of the fifth inning. The homer retired Michigan pitcher JordanTaylor who was relieved by Nikki Nemitz.

Two fielding errors in the top of the fifth inning gave Michigan two unearned runs before the Cougars retired the side.

Nemitz managed to control the game, receiving the win after tossing three hitless innings.

In the second game of the doubleheader Louisville got a single run in the first inning that the Cougars managed to match with an RBI single from Purcell to score Delahoussaye from third.

Junior Christie Zinanti allowed two doubles to leadoff the second inning that scored a run, and a solo homer in the third inning to give Louisville a two-run lead over BYU.

The Cougar offense was unable to generate runs, stranding three baserunners through four innings. Purcell managed to reach first after getting hit by a pitch, and a single to right field from Lopez brought Purcell around the base paths.

With two runners on base and only one out in the sixth inning Louisville managed to execute two quick outs to end the inning and the BYU scoring threat.

In the seventh inning Messerschmidt walked to reach based but she was left stranded by the final outs of the game.

The Cougars look to improve their play at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic when they face Southern Miss at 9 a.m. and UC Davis at 11:15 Saturday.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs Michigan

02-13-09 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC #1)

Brigham Young Univ. 2 (5-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b.. 3 0 1 1 1 2 5 2 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

HICKS, Krista ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 3

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

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

VANCE, Amanda 1b......... 2 1 1 1 1 0 8 1 0

NIX-THOMAS, Whitney pr.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

AFFLECK, Paige p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 26 2 5 2 3 13 18 14 6

Michigan 4 (5-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Evans lf................. 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

Ewing ss................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Findlay rf............... 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

Chidester dp............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Viefhaus 3b.............. 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Shaw 1b.................. 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 0

Gregory pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

St. Clair c.............. 2 0 1 2 0 0 13 0 3

Larsen pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kirkpatrick 2b........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Bausher cf............... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

J. Taylor p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Nemitz p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 22 4 6 2 3 3 21 3 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 001 010 0 - 2 5 2

Michigan............ 020 020 X - 4 6 0

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E - RAMIREZ 2. LOB - BYU 6; Michigan 6. 2B - Viefhaus; St. Clair. HR -

VANCE. HBP - Viefhaus. SH - St. Clair; Kirkpatrick. SB - PURCELL. CS -

Evans.

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 6.0 6 4 2 3 3 22 28

Michigan IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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J. Taylor........... 4.0 5 2 2 1 5 17 18

Nemitz.............. 3.0 0 0 0 2 8 9 11

Win - Nemitz (3-0). Loss - AFFLECK (2-2). Save - None.

WP - AFFLECK. HBP - by AFFLECK (Viefhaus).

Umpires - HP: Winn Garrett 1B: Bob Shelton 3B: Chris Drumm

Start: 9:00 am Time: 2:00 Attendance: 106

Weather: 40ish and cloudy

Game: MICH1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs Michigan - Play-by-Play

02-13-09 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC #1)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 001 010 0 - 2 5 2

Michigan............ 020 020 X - 4 6 0

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 31/ss

RAMIREZ; 10/c PURCELL; 9/lf DAVIS; 11/rf WILLARD; 7/3b LOPEZ; 6/1b VANCE; 24/cf

GONZALES; 12/p AFFLECK;

Michigan starters: 5/lf Evans; 8/ss Ewing; 22/rf Findlay; 3/dp Chidester; 15/3b

Viefhaus; 23/1b Shaw; 24/c St. Clair; 12/2b Kirkpatrick; 2/cf Bausher; 7/p J.

Taylor;

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

grounded out to p. RAMIREZ struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Michigan 1st - Evans struck out swinging. Ewing grounded out to 2b.

Findlay walked. Chidester struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - PURCELL struck out swinging. DAVIS grounded

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

Michigan 2nd - Viefhaus hit by pitch. Shaw walked; Viefhaus advanced to

second. St. Clair doubled down the rf line, 2 RBI; Shaw scored; Viefhaus

scored. Larsen pinch ran for St. Clair. Kirkpatrick out at first p to 2b, SAC,

bunt; Larsen advanced to third. Bausher grounded out to ss. Evans grounded out

to 3b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - St. Clair to c for Larsen. LOPEZ singled to

left field. VANCE popped up to ss. GONZALES grounded out to 1b unassisted;

LOPEZ advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to center field, RBI; LOPEZ

scored. MESSERSCHMID singled down the lf line; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second.

RAMIREZ struck out swinging. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Michigan 3rd - Ewing out at first p to ss to 1b. Findlay singled to

center field. Chidester reached on a fielder's choice; Findlay out at second ss

to 2b. Viefhaus grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - PURCELL singled through the left side. DAVIS

struck out swinging. WILLARD flied out to rf. PURCELL stole second. LOPEZ flied

out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Michigan 4th - Shaw singled through the left side. Gregory pinch ran for

Shaw. St. Clair out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Gregory advanced to second.

Gregory out at second c to 2b, picked off. Kirkpatrick popped up to ss. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - Shaw to 1b for Gregory. VANCE homered to left

field, RBI. GONZALES walked. Nemitz to p for J. Taylor. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out

looking. MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging. RAMIREZ struck out swinging. 1

run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Michigan 5th - Bausher singled to shortstop. Bausher advanced to second

on a wild pitch. Evans reached on a fielding error by ss, advanced to second;

Bausher advanced to third. Ewing grounded out to 2b. Findlay reached on a

throwing error by ss; Evans scored, unearned; Bausher scored, unearned.

Chidester popped up to 2b. Viefhaus doubled to left center; Findlay advanced to

third. Shaw walked. St. Clair grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors,

3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - PURCELL struck out swinging. DAVIS struck out

looking. WILLARD flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Michigan 6th - Kirkpatrick grounded out to p. Bausher struck out

swinging. Evans singled to left field. Evans out at second c to ss, caught

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - LOPEZ struck out swinging. VANCE walked.

NIX-THOMAS pinch ran for VANCE. GONZALES struck out swinging. DELAHOUSSAYE

walked; NIX-THOMAS advanced to second. HICKS pinch hit for MESSERSCHMID. HICKS

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Louisville vs Brigham Young Univ.

Feb 13, 2009 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC 1)

Louisville 3 (6-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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ROTH c................... 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0

JAMES dp................. 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

BEMIS 3b................. 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 2

CUNNINGHAM cf............ 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0

YORK lf.................. 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

WADWELL p................ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2

BIVINS pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ROESEL 2b................ 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 3 3

STANFILL 1b.............. 3 1 2 0 0 0 11 0 0

BARLOW rf................ 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2

AUSTIN ph............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WHERRY ss................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Totals................... 28 3 11 3 3 8 21 12 10

Brigham Young Univ. 2 (5-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b.. 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 3 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp/r 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

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

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

VANCE, Amanda ph/dp..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILLARD, Delaney rf/1b... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2

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

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

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

ZINANTI, Christie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 24 2 4 2 3 4 21 9 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Louisville.......... 111 000 0 - 3 11 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 100 001 0 - 2 4 0

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LOB - Cardinals 10; BYU 8. 2B - JAMES; ROESEL; STANFILL; WILLARD. HR -

CUNNINGHAM. HBP - WADWELL; DELAHOUSSAYE; PURCELL; HICKS. SH - YORK; AUSTIN;

MESSERSCHMID. SB - PURCELL. CS - JAMES.

Louisville IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WADWELL............. 7.0 4 2 2 3 4 24 31

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 5.1 9 3 3 3 5 22 28

AFFLECK, Paige...... 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 6 6

Win - WADWELL (4-0). Loss - ZINANTI (3-2). Save - None.

WP - WADWELL 2; ZINANTI 2. HBP - by ZINANTI (WADWELL); by WADWELL (HICKS); by

WADWELL (DELAHOUSSAYE); by WADWELL (PURCELL).

Umpires - HP: Bobby Shelton 1B: Christina Drumm 3B: Winn Garrett

Start: 11:25 am Time: 2:15 Attendance: 217

Game: LOUI1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Louisville vs Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Feb 13, 2009 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC 1)

Score by Innings R H E

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Louisville.......... 111 000 0 - 3 11 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 100 001 0 - 2 4 0

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Louisville starters: 22/c ROTH; 9/dp JAMES; 19/3b BEMIS; 21/cf CUNNINGHAM; 8/lf

YORK; 13/p WADWELL; 2/2b ROESEL; 23/1b STANFILL; 11/rf BARLOW; 0/ss WHERRY;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 24/cf

GONZALES; 10/c PURCELL; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 11/rf WILLARD; 7/3b LOPEZ; 9/lf DAVIS;

22/ss HICKS; 14/p ZINANTI;

Louisville 1st - ROTH grounded out to ss. JAMES doubled to left field.

BEMIS singled to left field; JAMES advanced to third. CUNNINGHAM struck out

looking. YORK singled to pitcher, RBI; BEMIS advanced to second; JAMES scored.

WADWELL struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

second on a wild pitch. MESSERSCHMID walked. GONZALES grounded out to 3b;

MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. PURCELL

singled to right field, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE

scored. PURCELL stole second. RAMIREZ struck out swinging. WILLARD grounded out

to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Louisville 2nd - ROESEL doubled down the lf line. ROESEL out at second c

to 2b, picked off. STANFILL doubled to center field. BARLOW walked. ROTH

grounded out to 1b unassisted; BARLOW advanced to second; STANFILL advanced to

third. JAMES walked, RBI; BARLOW advanced to third on a wild pitch; STANFILL

scored on a wild pitch. BEMIS struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - LOPEZ grounded out to p. DAVIS grounded out to

ss. HICKS grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Louisville 3rd - CUNNINGHAM homered to center field, RBI. YORK singled

to center field. WADWELL hit by pitch; YORK advanced to second. BIVINS pinch

ran for WADWELL. ROESEL struck out looking. STANFILL fouled out to 3b. BIVINS

advanced to second on a wild pitch; YORK advanced to third on a wild pitch.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - WADWELL to p for BIVINS. DELAHOUSSAYE singled

to right field. MESSERSCHMID reached on a fielder's choice; DELAHOUSSAYE out at

second ss to 2b. GONZALES reached on a fielder's choice; MESSERSCHMID out at

second 3b to 2b. PURCELL grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Louisville 4th - ROTH grounded out to 2b. JAMES grounded out to 2b.

BEMIS flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - VANCE pinch hit for RAMIREZ. VANCE lined out

to 2b. WILLARD grounded out to 2b. LOPEZ struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Louisville 5th - MESSERSCHMID to rf. VANCE to dp. WILLARD to 1b.

CUNNINGHAM walked. YORK out at first 3b to 2b, SAC; CUNNINGHAM advanced to

second. WADWELL lined out to 2b. ROESEL popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - DAVIS struck out looking. HICKS hit by pitch.

DELAHOUSSAYE hit by pitch; HICKS advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID out at first

p to 2b, SAC; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; HICKS advanced to third.

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

Louisville 6th - STANFILL singled to right field. AUSTIN pinch hit for

BARLOW. AUSTIN out at first 3b to 2b, SAC; STANFILL advanced to second. ROTH

singled to right field; STANFILL advanced to third. AFFLECK to p for ZINANTI.

JAMES reached on a fielder's choice; ROTH out at second 2b to ss. JAMES out at

second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - BARLOW to rf for AUSTIN. PURCELL hit by pitch.

NIX-THOMAS pinch ran for PURCELL. VANCE popped up to 2b. WILLARD doubled to

right field; NIX-THOMAS advanced to third. LOPEZ singled to right field, RBI;

NIX-THOMAS scored. DAVIS struck out looking. HICKS grounded out to 1b

unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Louisville 7th - PURCELL to c for NIX-THOMAS. BEMIS singled to left

field. CUNNINGHAM struck out looking. YORK singled to right field; BEMIS

advanced to second. WADWELL struck out looking. ROESEL struck out swinging.

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b. MESSERSCHMID

walked. MESSERSCHMID advanced to second on a wild pitch. GONZALES grounded out

to ss. PURCELL popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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