Cougars Explode In Cross-Town Matchup


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OREM -- Back-to-back homers in the seventh inning sealed a 9-2 win for the BYU softball team against Utah Valley on Tuesday night. The Cougars, 27-14 overall, extended their winning streak to eight games.

Both Stephanie Hopkins and Caschjen Davis hit roundtrippers in the game that was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday, but was moved because of weather. The homers came from the seven and eight-hole hitters, Davis led the team going 2-for-4 with 4 RBI and Hopkins finished 2-for-3.

“Stephanie has been on fire during the last month,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “Caschjen has capitalized on every opportunity she has gotten. It’s nice to be able to have hitters all over the lineup who produce.”

After three innings the score was tied 2-2. The Cougars scored two runs on a single from Jessica Purcell that hit just beyond the infield dirt. The Wolverines countered with an RBI single and a wild pitch that brought around a runner.

BYU broke the tie with a double in the left-center gap from Davis that scored two runs and added to its lead with Kristin Delahoussaye’s single to left field that brought in Davis.

After Utah Valley's three-consecutive singles to load the bases, Christie Zinanti came in to relive starting pitcher Paige Affleck . Zinanti retired three-straight batters to keep the Wolverines off the board in the bottom of the fourth.

BYU took a 7-2 lead in the fifth inning scoring on a ground out from Davis, that brought in a runner on third, and taking another base on a throwing error on the same play to score another runner.

With back-to-back homers in the top of the seventh inning, the Cougars took a 9-2 lead.

“They started slowed but this is a team that stays after it until they explode,” Eakin said. “We’ve been able to string together complete ball games. We are where we need to be – the key is to maintain it.”

The Cougars take their 3-0 Mountain West Conference record to Salt Lake City, where they will face Utah on Friday and Saturday. The games will be the first two of a three-game Deseret First Duel series.

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Box Score

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah Valley

Apr 07, 2009 at OREM, Utah (MSTAR FIELD)

Brigham Young Univ. 9 (27-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

DUGAS, Jessica ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

WILLARD, Delaney rf..... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline cf..... 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 4 0 1 2 0 0 5 1 3

ALLEN, Cydney c......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

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

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

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf/dp. 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1

HICKS, Krista ss......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 2 0

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

ZINANTI, Christie p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 30 9 9 8 5 2 21 7 7

Utah Valley 2 (14-19)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WOODWORTH, Meghan cf..... 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

AUGINO, Lauren lf........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

NIEMANN, Magan 2b........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 1

SACKETT, Amber rf........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

JARRELL, Courtney rf.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

STEADMAN, Kylee c........ 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0

MCGRAW, Cherylyn 1b...... 2 0 1 0 1 0 6 1 0

ANDERSON, Jessica 3b..... 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 5 0

PEREZ, Amanda dp......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

WARREN, Katelynn ph..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TELARROJA, Samantha ss... 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 4 3

KISNER, Megan ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARTIN, Jessica p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 2 7 1 2 6 21 11 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 002 320 2 - 9 9 0

Utah Valley......... 002 000 0 - 2 7 4

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E - Augino; Niemann; Anderson; Telarroja. DP - Cougars 1. LOB - Cougars 7;

UVU 6. 2B - HOPKINS; DAVIS; Anderson. HR - HOPKINS; DAVIS. HBP - Warren. SH

- DELAHOUSSAYE; HOPKINS; Augino; Perez. SB - QUIOCHO 2. CS - McGraw.

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 3.0 7 2 2 0 1 13 15

ZINANTI, Christie... 4.0 0 0 0 2 5 11 14

Utah Valley IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MARTIN, Jessica..... 7.0 9 9 6 5 2 30 37

Win - ZINANTI (14-7). Loss - Martin (8-10). Save - None.

WP - AFFLECK; Martin 2. HBP - by ZINANTI (Warren).

Umpires - HP: Tod Johnson 1B: Russ Carter 3B: Claire McBride

Start: 2:58 Time: 2:08 Attendance: 352

Weather: Sunny

AFFLECK faced 3 batters in the 4th.

Game: UVU1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah Valley - Play-by-Play

Apr 07, 2009 at OREM, Utah (MSTAR FIELD)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 002 320 2 - 9 9 0

Utah Valley......... 002 000 0 - 2 7 4

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 33/cf

QUIOCHO; 10/c PURCELL; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 7/3b LOPEZ; 5/rf HOPKINS; 9/lf DAVIS;

22/ss HICKS; 12/p AFFLECK;

Utah Valley starters: 4/cf Woodworth; 3/lf Augino; 1/2b Niemann; 13/rf Sackett;

18/c Steadman; 12/1b McGraw; 15/3b Anderson; 9/dp Perez; 7/ss Telarroja; 22/p

Martin;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID reached on a

fielder's choice; DELAHOUSSAYE out at second 3b to 2b. QUIOCHO reached on a

fielder's choice; MESSERSCHMID out at second 3b to 2b. QUIOCHO stole second.

PURCELL grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 1st - Woodworth struck out looking. Augino flied out to rf.

Niemann grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - RAMIREZ struck out swinging. LOPEZ walked.

HOPKINS flied out to rf. DAVIS grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Utah Valley 2nd - Sackett grounded out to ss. Steadman singled to

shortstop. McGraw grounded into double play ss to 1b; Steadman out on the play.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - HICKS singled to left field. HICKS advanced to

second on a wild pitch. DELAHOUSSAYE out at first 1b to 2b, SAC; HICKS advanced

to third. MESSERSCHMID walked. QUIOCHO grounded out to 3b; MESSERSCHMID

advanced to second. PURCELL singled to center field, 2 RBI; MESSERSCHMID

scored; HICKS scored. RAMIREZ grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Utah Valley 3rd - Anderson doubled to right center. Perez out at first

3b to 2b, SAC; Anderson advanced to third. Telarroja singled to left field,

RBI; Anderson scored. Woodworth singled; Telarroja advanced to second. Augino

out at first 3b to 2b, SAC; Woodworth advanced to second; Telarroja advanced to

third. Woodworth advanced to third; Telarroja scored on a wild pitch. Niemann

grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - LOPEZ reached on an error by ss. HOPKINS

doubled to right field; LOPEZ advanced to third. DAVIS doubled to left center,

2 RBI; HOPKINS scored; LOPEZ scored, unearned. HICKS fouled out to c.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field, advanced to second on a fielding error by

lf, RBI; DAVIS scored. MESSERSCHMID lined out to 3b. DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

third on a wild pitch. QUIOCHO singled, bunt. QUIOCHO stole second. PURCELL

popped up to ss. 3 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley 4th - Sackett singled to left field. Steadman singled down

the lf line; Sackett advanced to second. McGraw singled up the middle; Steadman

advanced to second; Sackett advanced to third. ZINANTI to p for AFFLECK.

Anderson infield fly to 2b. Perez struck out swinging. Telarroja struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - RAMIREZ reached on an error by 3b. Jarrell to

rf for Sackett. LOPEZ walked; RAMIREZ advanced to second. HOPKINS out at first

3b to 2b, SAC; LOPEZ advanced to third; RAMIREZ advanced to third, scored on an

error by 2b, unearned. DAVIS grounded out to ss, RBI; LOPEZ scored, unearned.

HICKS flied out to rf. 2 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 5th - WILLARD to rf for MESSERSCHMID. VANCE to 1b for

RAMIREZ. HOPKINS to dp. Woodworth walked. Augino popped up to p. Niemann struck

out swinging. Sackett to rf for Jarrell. Sackett popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - DELAHOUSSAYE lined out to 3b. WILLARD walked.

QUIOCHO singled to right field; WILLARD advanced to second. PURCELL out at

first ss to 2b; QUIOCHO advanced to second; WILLARD advanced to third. VANCE

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley 6th - Steadman lined out to 3b. McGraw walked. McGraw out at

second c to ss, caught stealing. Anderson struck out looking. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - LOPEZ flied out to rf. HOPKINS homered to

center field, RBI. DAVIS homered to left field, RBI. HICKS popped up to ss.

DUGAS pinch hit for DELAHOUSSAYE. DUGAS grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 7th - DELAHOUSSAYE to 2b for DUGAS. ALLEN to c for PURCELL.

Warren pinch hit for Perez. Warren hit by pitch. Kisner pinch hit for

Telarroja. Kisner reached on a fielder's choice; Warren out at second rf to ss.

Woodworth reached on a fielder's choice; Kisner out at second 2b to ss. Augino

struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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