Cougars Run Past Wolverines

Senior Jessica Fitu hit a solo home run at Utah Valley on Tuesday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

OREM, Utah -- In a final prep before taking its last conference road trip this weekend, the BYU softball team defeated Utah Valley 11-0 in five innings at Wolverine Field on Tuesday.

The Cougars have won nine games in a row and 22 of their last 24 games, the most wins in the last 24 games of any team in the nation. BYU improved to 33-15 on the season.

Senior Jessica Fitu hit 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run. Senior Kristin Delahoussaye also added two hits along with one run, one RBI and a walk while junior Delaney Willard had a home run with two RBI and two runs.

Senior Paige Affleck improved to 21-10 with a four-inning, five-strikeout performance, allowing no walks and only two hits.

Fitu and Willard both hit home runs in the top of the third inning. Fitu led off the third inning with a solo shot to center field. Not to be outdone, Willard sent another one over the fence two batters later, a two-run shot after Atagi reached on a walk one at bat before.

BYU ensured the game would end early with a five-run fifth with all five runs coming with two outs. Junior Stacie Graham walked, stole second, then scored when sophomore Alexandra Hudson reached on a UVU fielding error. Three-straight singles followed, bringing in two more runs.

Graham had two runs, one hit, one RBI, one stolen base and a walk on the day.

Freshman pitcher Tori Almond came on for the final inning for BYU, striking out two Wolverines and giving BYU its fifth shutout in the last seven games.

BYU travels to play Colorado State at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, before playing a two-game series May 6-7 at New Mexico.


BYU at Utah Valley

May 03, 2011 at Orem, UT (Wolverine Field)

BYU 11 (33-15)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b/c 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dh/l 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

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

HICKS, Krista pr/ss..... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FITU,Jessica c/dh........ 3 1 2 2 0 0 5 1 1

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

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 4 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 2

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ROBB, Madisen 2b........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 2 2 1 1 1 1 5 0 0

DUGAS,Jessica cf......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

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

AFFLECK,Paige p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

ALMOND,Tori p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 11 9 10 5 6 15 5 7

Utah Valley 0 (18-25)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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YOCOM, Meghan cf......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

CISNEROS, Charlee dh..... 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

ROBINSON, Amanda lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

RUSSELL, Deianna c....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1

PEREZ, Amanda 1b......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

TANIELU, Mairaea rf...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

CHRISTIANSON, Maggie ph. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TAPIA, Mandy 2b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0

PRESTGARD, Lyndi ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TELARROJA, Samantha ss... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

COATES, Korryn 3b........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

SUMMERS, Josi p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 16 0 2 0 0 7 15 4 1

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 033 05 - 11 9 0

Utah Valley......... 000 00 - 0 2 4

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E - PEREZ, A.(5); TELARROJA, S 2(20); COATES, K.(16). LOB - BY 7; Utah

Valley 1. HR - FITU(10); WILLARD(11). HBP - FITU. SB - GRAHAM(5). CS -

TELARROJA, S(4).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 4.0 2 0 0 0 5 13 13

ALMOND,Tori......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Utah Valley IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SUMMERS, Josi....... 5.0 9 11 4 5 6 27 33

Win - AFFLECK (21-10). Loss - SUMMERS, J. (12-13). Save - None.

HBP - by SUMMERS, J. (FITU). PB - DELAHOUSSAYE(1).

Umpires - HP: Brett Higgins 1B: Ray Meibos 3B: Ed Mondragon

Start: 4:57 pm Time: 1:29 Attendance: 274

Weather: 60 degrees and breezy

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dh 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;

Utah Valley starters: 4/cf YOCOM, M.; 24/dh CISNEROS, C.; 15/lf ROBINSON, A.;

8/c RUSSELL, D.; 9/1b PEREZ, A.; 14/rf TANIELU, M.; 2/2b TAPIA, M.; 7/ss

TELARROJA, S; 6/3b COATES, K.; 12/p SUMMERS, J.;

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE singled down the lf line. MESSERSCHMID out at

first p to 2b; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON grounded out to 2b;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. FITU popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 1st - YOCOM, M. struck out looking. CISNEROS, C. struck out

swinging. ROBINSON, A. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 2nd - ATAGI walked. WILLARD reached on a fielding error by 1b; ATAGI

advanced to second. DUCKWORTH struck out swinging. GRAHAM singled up the

middle, RBI; WILLARD advanced to second; ATAGI scored. DUGAS walked; GRAHAM

advanced to second; WILLARD advanced to third. DELAHOUSSAYE walked, RBI; DUGAS

advanced to second; GRAHAM advanced to third; WILLARD scored, unearned.

MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 2b, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; DUGAS

advanced to third; GRAHAM scored, unearned. CLAYTON struck out swinging. 3

runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley 2nd - RUSSELL, D. popped up to 1b. PEREZ, A. flied out to

cf. TANIELU, M. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - FITU homered to center field, RBI. ATAGI walked. WILLARD

homered to center field, 2 RBI; ATAGI scored. DUCKWORTH reached on a fielding

error by 3b. GRAHAM struck out swinging. DUCKWORTH runner left early, out at

first 1b unassisted. DUGAS lined out to 3b. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0

LOB.

Utah Valley 3rd - HUDSON to cf for DUGAS. TAPIA, M. grounded out to p.

TELARROJA, S singled to second base. COATES, K. struck out swinging; TELARROJA,

S out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to

2b. CLAYTON reached on a fielding error by ss. FITU hit by pitch; CLAYTON

advanced to second. ATAGI lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Utah Valley 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE to c. MESSERSCHMID to lf. FITU to dh.

ROBB to 2b for DUCKWORTH. YOCOM, M. grounded out to 3b. CISNEROS, C. singled to

second base. ROBINSON, A. reached on a fielder's choice to second base;

CISNEROS, C. out at second 2b unassisted. ROBINSON, A. advanced to second on a

passed ball. RUSSELL, D. popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 5th - WILLARD flied out to rf. ROBB struck out looking. GRAHAM

walked. GRAHAM stole second. HUDSON reached on a fielding error by ss; GRAHAM

scored, unearned. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to center field; HUDSON advanced to

third. MESSERSCHMID singled to shortstop, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second;

HUDSON scored, unearned. CLAYTON singled up the middle, RBI; MESSERSCHMID

advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE scored, unearned. HICKS pinch ran for CLAYTON.

FITU singled to left field, RBI; HICKS advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID scored,

unearned. ATAGI singled to pitcher, RBI; FITU advanced to third; HICKS scored,

unearned. WILLARD struck out looking. 5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley 5th - HICKS to ss. ALMOND to p for AFFLECK. PEREZ, A.

grounded out to 3b. CHRISTIANSON pinch hit for TANIELU, M.. PRESTGARD, L pinch

hit for TAPIA, M.. CHRISTIANSON struck out swinging. PRESTGARD, L struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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