Cougars Light Up the Sky

Andrea Ramirez belted one of BYU's homers. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ST. GEORGE -- Thanks to a second-inning offensive drive started by Amanda Vance-Kellum, and two multi-run homers from Andrea Ramirez and Angie Quiocho, BYU (3-0) beat UC Santa Barbara 13-3 in five innings of play.

“We have a solid team, and a solid lineup which are definitely capable of great things,” said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. “I am extremely proud of our team and how we came alive there in the second inning. We need to do a better job at starting off strong as a team instead of gradually gaining momentum as the game goes on.”

Although the Gauchos were first to score at the top of the second inning, BYU came to bat ready to play. Vance-Kellum kicked off the scoring drive with a double, followed with a single from Caschjen Davis-Atagi single to centerfield which brought in Vance-Kellum.

After Alexandra Hudson walked, Kristin Delahoussaye doubled to right centerfield which drove Davis-Atagi, and Hudson home. J.C. Clayton stepped up to the plate and shot a single down the left field line which brought Delahoussaye home. Quiocho came up next and sent a single to the exact same spot Clayton’s went.

With two outs and two Cougars on base, Ramirez powered a three run homered to left field bringing the score to 7-1.

While the Cougars were busy lighting up the sky, and the field with hits and home runs, Paige Affleck was pitching a great defensive game.

“Paige was excellent today,” Eakin said. “She is really maturing in her game and is becoming a great pitcher. She understands her role and gives her all every game."

Affleck faced 15 UCSB batters in four innings, giving up one run and only three hits.

“I always try to get better each inning I pitch, and today was no exception,” Affleck said. “I know there is room for improvement. I need to be more consistent and get better at placing the ball where I want it.”

BYU showed more of that same offensive fire in the bottom of the third inning as it scored a total of six runs thanks to two separate three run bombs hit by Quiocho and Whitney Thomas-Nix.

In the end, BYU tallied 13 runs off 15 hits from 11 different players in five innings.

The Cougars head back to the field tomorrow to finish their tournament play with one last doubleheader against Maine and Tulsa. The games will be played at 1:30 and 4 p.m.


UC Santa Barbara at Brigham Young Univ.

Feb 12, 2010 at St George (Canyon Softball Complex)

UC Santa Barbara

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Ziegler, J. 1b........... 3 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 0

Adishian lf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Jennings ss.............. 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0

Beristianos 3b........... 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

McDonald dh.............. 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2

Sweet 2b................. 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

DePompa c................ 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 3

Ziegler, A. cf........... 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

Putich, B. rf............ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Cobb p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Liepman p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Matsumoto p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 20 2 4 2 5 6 12 4 8

Brigham Young Univ. 13 (3-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 3 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0

HICKS, Krista 2b........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 1

QUICHO, Angeline 3b...... 2 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 0

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 3 1 1 0 0 0 8 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 2

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

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dh.. 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen lf.. 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

PRICE, Amber lf......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

HUDSON, Alexandra cf..... 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

HOLT, Amy cf............ 1 0 1 0 0 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................... 27 13 15 13 1 3 15 3 4

Score by Innings R H E

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UC Santa Barbara.... 010 01 - 2 4 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 076 0X - 13 15 2

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E - Jennings; CLAYTON 2. LOB - Gauchos 8; Cougars 4. 2B - DELAHOUSSAYE;

VANCE-KELLUM; PRICE. HR - QUICHO; RAMIREZ; WILLARD. HBP - QUICHO. SB -

Ziegler, J..

UC Santa Barbara IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Cobb................ 1.1 5 5 5 1 0 9 11

Liepman............. 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 4 4

Matsumoto........... 2.1 7 6 5 0 3 14 14

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 4.0 3 1 1 3 4 15 18

HOWELL, Hannah...... 1.0 1 1 0 2 2 5 7

Win - AFFLECK (2-0). Loss - Cobb. Save - None.

HBP - by Cobb (QUICHO). PB - DePompa; PURCELL-FITU.

Umpires - HP: Dan Ringsby 1B: Willy Newman 3B: Clair McBride

Start: 4:00 Time: 1:27 Attendance: 127

Weather: clear and sunny...55 degrees

Game: BY-UBSC

UC Santa Barbara 1st - Ziegler, J. struck out swinging. Adishian struck

out swinging. Jennings struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss. CLAYTON

singled to center field. QUICHO hit by pitch; CLAYTON advanced to second.

PURCELL-FITU flied out to cf. QUICHO advanced to second on a passed ball;

CLAYTON advanced to third on a passed ball. RAMIREZ grounded out to p. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Santa Barbara 2nd - Beristianos walked. McDonald singled; Beristianos

advanced to second. Sweet grounded out to 3b, bunt; McDonald advanced to

second; Beristianos advanced to third. DePompa singled, RBI; McDonald out at

third ss to 3b, advanced to third on a fielder's choice; Beristianos scored.

Ziegler, A. singled; DePompa advanced to second. Putich, B. popped up to c.

1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - WILLARD flied out to 1b. VANCE-KELLUM doubled

to center field. DAVIS-ATAGI singled to right center, RBI; VANCE-KELLUM scored.

HUDSON walked; DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to center

field, 2 RBI; HUDSON scored; DAVIS-ATAGI scored. CLAYTON singled to left field,

RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. Liepman to p for Cobb. QUICHO singled to left field;

CLAYTON advanced to third. PURCELL-FITU lined out to ss. RAMIREZ homered to

left field, 3 RBI; QUICHO scored; CLAYTON scored. WILLARD singled to center

field. Matsumoto to p for Liepman. VANCE-KELLUM struck out swinging. 7 runs,

7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Santa Barbara 3rd - Ziegler, J. reached on an error by ss. Ziegler,

J. advanced to second on a passed ball. Adishian flied out to cf. Ziegler, J.

stole third. Jennings walked. Beristianos grounded out to 1b unassisted.

McDonald infield fly to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DAVIS-ATAGI struck out looking. HUDSON

singled. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field; HUDSON advanced to second. CLAYTON

struck out looking. QUICHO homered to right center, 3 RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE scored;

HUDSON scored. PURCELL-FITU singled. RAMIREZ reached on an error by ss;

PURCELL-FITU advanced to second. WILLARD homered to center field, 3 RBI;

RAMIREZ scored, unearned; PURCELL-FITU scored. VANCE-KELLUM popped up to p.

6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

UC Santa Barbara 4th - Sweet walked. DePompa reached on a fielder's

choice; Sweet out at second ss to 2b. Ziegler, A. struck out swinging. Putich,

B. fouled out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HICKS to 2b for DELAHOUSSAYE. PRICE to lf for

DAVIS-ATAGI. HOLT to cf for HUDSON. PRICE doubled to left center. HOLT singled

to center field; PRICE advanced to third. HICKS grounded out to 1b unassisted;

HOLT out at second 1b to ss. CLAYTON grounded out to p. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UC Santa Barbara 5th - HOWELL to p for AFFLECK. DELAHOUSSAYE to 2b for

HICKS. DAVIS-ATAGI to lf for PRICE. HUDSON to cf for HOLT. Ziegler, J. reached

on an error by ss. Adishian fouled out to 2b. Jennings walked; Ziegler, J.

advanced to second. Beristianos struck out looking. McDonald singled to center

field, RBI; Jennings advanced to second; Ziegler, J. scored, unearned. Sweet

walked; McDonald advanced to second; Jennings advanced to third. DePompa struck

out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

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