Cougars See Double, Beat SIUE

BYU junior Tiffany Messerschmidt had three hits, two RBI and two runs in BYU's victory over SIUE (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAS -- No. 23 BYU softball saw double all over the scoreboard at the Desert Classic, doubling up Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 10-5, on Thursday.

The Cougars, facing the Cougars of SIUE for the first time, used a slew of doubles to stay within reach of SIUE and eventually take the lead after six runs in the fourth inning and career performance from sophomore pitcher Hannah Howell.

"I'm proud of them for battling and coming out on top," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin, "but we can't keep starting out spotting runs to the other team."

Howell entered the game for BYU in the second inning after SIUE had jumped out to a 5-2 lead with no outs. The sophomore ended the inning with no more runs and the Cougars would never threaten again. Howell held SIUE scoreless for the remainder of the game, allowing three hits and striking out a career-high nine batters, including the SIUE side in the seventh inning.

"She came in and did a really good job for us, holding them while we chipped away and took control," Eakin said.

At the plate, the first BYU double resulted in two Cougars runs in the first inning. Senior catcher Jessica Fitu's shot to center field scored sophomore JC Clayton and junior Tiffany Messerschmidt.

Another double by junior Delaney Willard started off the second inning for BYU. With the bases loaded three batters later, it was Messerschmidt's turn to bring teammates in, jolting a two-run single to bring BYU within a run, 5-4.

BYU took the lead and then pulled away with a six-run fourth inning. With the bases loaded and one out, senior Caschjen Atagi doubled down the left-field line, bringing in Messerschmidt and sophomore JC Clayton. Junior Stacie Graham and Clayton would add RBI singles later in the inning.

Fitu went 3-for-3 with two RBI and one run. Messerschmidt also finished with three hits, adding two RBI and two runs.

BYU faces Cal Poly at 11:15 a.m. PT and Boise State at 1:30 p.m. PT on Friday.


SIU Edwardsville vs #23 BYU

02-17-11 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media Stadium)

SIU Edwardsville 5 (2-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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YANKOLOVICH, Chelsea ss.. 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0

BARRON, Lindsey lf....... 3 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0

COONROD, Rachel dp....... 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

FULGINITI, Brianna pr/dp 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

DAVIS, Whitney 1b........ 4 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 1

SHEEDER, Paige rf........ 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

TOOLEY, Taylor 2b........ 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 2 0

SCHLAFKE, Kasey 3b....... 4 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 2

STANICEK, Samantha c..... 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 1 0

RIGGS, Kayla ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

MURPHY, Megan cf......... 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4

DOWNING, A. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

COLEMAN, Lindsey p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TAYLOR, Erika p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 5 6 4 7 10 18 7 9

BYU 10 (3-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CLAYTON, JC ss........... 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa lf.. 5 2 3 2 0 1 2 0 0

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 1 3 2 0 0 9 2 0

ATAGI,Caschjen 3b........ 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 3

MANUMA, Katie 1b/dp...... 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1

MILLETT,Lacey dp........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

GRAHAM, Stacie dp/1b..... 4 0 2 1 0 0 6 0 2

DUGAS,Jessica cf......... 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1

ENGEL, Jenna ph......... 0 0 0 0 1 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 2 0

Totals................... 32 10 13 8 5 3 21 7 10

Score by Innings R H E

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SIU Edwardsville.... 320 000 0 - 5 6 2

BYU................. 220 600 X - 10 13 1

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E - YANKOLOVICH 2; ATAGI. LOB - SIUE 9; BYU 10. 2B - STANICEK, S.; FITU;

ATAGI; WILLARD; GRAHAM. HBP - FITU. SH - BARRON, L.. SB - BARRON, L.. CS -

MESSERSCHMIDT.

SIU Edwardsville IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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DOWNING, A.......... 3.1 9 8 7 2 0 20 23 68

COLEMAN, Lindsey.... 0.0 1 2 2 3 0 1 4 18

TAYLOR, Erika....... 2.2 3 0 0 0 3 11 11 31

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 1.0 4 5 3 4 1 7 12 49

HOWELL,Hannah....... 6.0 2 0 0 3 9 20 23 102

Win - HOWELL (1-1). Loss - DOWNING, A. (1-1). Save - None.

WP - COLEMAN, L.. HBP - by DOWNING, A. (FITU). BK - DOWNING, A.; COLEMAN, L.. PB

- FITU. Pitches/strikes: DOWNING, A. 68/40; COLEMAN, L. 18/6; TAYLOR, E. 31/23;

AFFLECK 49/21; HOWELL 102/63.

Umpires - HP: Kevin Davis 1B: Bob Shelton 3B: Steve McCown

Start: 4:00 pm Time: 2:15 Attendance:

Weather: 58*, breezy to North

AFFLECK faced 3 batters in the 2nd.

COLEMAN, L. faced 4 batters in the 4th.

SIU Edwardsville starters: 7/ss YANKOLOVICH; 26/lf BARRON, L.; 16/dp COONROD,

R.; 15/1b DAVIS, W.; 2/rf SHEEDER, P.; 0/2b TOOLEY, T; 11/3b SCHLAFKE, K.; 4/c

STANICEK, S.; 5/cf MURPHY, M.; 18/p DOWNING, A.;

BYU starters: 16/ss CLAYTON; 20/lf MESSERSCHMID; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/c FITU;

9/3b ATAGI; 31/1b MANUMA; 28/rf WILLARD; 21/dp GRAHAM; 19/cf DUGAS; 12/p

AFFLECK;

SIU Edwardsville 1st - YANKOLOVICH walked (3-0). BARRON, L. reached on a

fielder's choice to catcher (1-2); YANKOLOVICH out at second c to ss. BARRON,

L. stole second. COONROD, R. grounded out to 3b (3-1). DAVIS, W. singled to

third base (1-0); BARRON, L. advanced to third. SHEEDER, P. walked (3-0);

DAVIS, W. advanced to second. TOOLEY, T singled through the right side, RBI

(0-0); SHEEDER, P. advanced to second; DAVIS, W. advanced to third; BARRON, L.

scored. SCHLAFKE, K. singled up the middle, 2 RBI (1-1); TOOLEY, T advanced to

second; SHEEDER, P. scored; DAVIS, W. scored. SCHLAFKE, K. advanced to second

on a passed ball; TOOLEY, T advanced to third on a passed ball. STANICEK, S.

walked (3-0). MURPHY, M. struck out swinging (2-2). 3 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 1st - CLAYTON walked (3-1). CLAYTON advanced to second on an illegal

pitch. MESSERSCHMID reached on a throwing error by ss (2-1). DELAHOUSSAYE

fouled out to c (0-0). FITU doubled to right center, 2 RBI (0-0); MESSERSCHMID

scored, unearned; CLAYTON scored. ATAGI flied out to lf (0-0). MANUMA grounded

out to 3b (0-1). 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

SIU Edwardsville 2nd - YANKOLOVICH walked (3-2). BARRON, L. reached on a

fielding error by 3b, SAC, bunt (2-1); YANKOLOVICH advanced to second. MANUMA

to dp. GRAHAM to 1b. COONROD, R. singled up the middle, advanced to second on

the throw, RBI (2-1); BARRON, L. advanced to third; YANKOLOVICH scored,

unearned. HOWELL to p for AFFLECK. DAVIS, W. grounded out to 1b unassisted

(1-1); BARRON, L. scored, unearned. FULGINITI, B pinch ran for COONROD, R..

SHEEDER, P. flied out to lf (0-2). TOOLEY, T walked (3-1). SCHLAFKE, K. flied

out to lf (2-2). 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - WILLARD doubled to left center (0-0). GRAHAM flied out to lf

(0-1). DUGAS singled to third base (2-2); WILLARD advanced to third. CLAYTON

singled to shortstop (1-0); DUGAS advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID singled up

the middle, 2 RBI (0-0); CLAYTON advanced to second; DUGAS scored; WILLARD

scored. DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to p (1-2). FITU singled up the middle (1-0);

MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to third. ATAGI grounded out

to ss (1-1). 2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

SIU Edwardsville 3rd - STANICEK, S. struck out looking (3-2). MURPHY, M.

struck out swinging (1-2). YANKOLOVICH flied out to cf (1-0). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - MANUMA flied out to lf (0-0). WILLARD grounded out to 2b

(2-2). GRAHAM doubled to right center (0-1). DUGAS flied out to lf (3-2). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

SIU Edwardsville 4th - BARRON, L. struck out swinging (1-2). FULGINITI,

B to dp. FULGINITI, B singled to center field (0-0). DAVIS, W. grounded out to

p (1-2); FULGINITI, B advanced to second. SHEEDER, P. flied out to cf (2-0).

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

BYU 4th - CLAYTON walked (3-1). MESSERSCHMID singled to third base

(3-2); CLAYTON advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to p (2-2);

MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to third. FITU hit by pitch

(2-0). ATAGI doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI (0-0); FITU advanced to third;

MESSERSCHMID scored; CLAYTON scored. COLEMAN, L. to p for DOWNING, A.. ATAGI

advanced to third on a wild pitch; FITU scored on a wild pitch. MANUMA walked

(3-1). MILLETT to dp for MANUMA. WILLARD walked (3-0); MILLETT advanced to

second. GRAHAM singled to shortstop, RBI (0-2); WILLARD advanced to second;

MILLETT advanced to third; ATAGI scored. ENGEL pinch hit for DUGAS. GRAHAM

advanced to second on an illegal pitch; WILLARD advanced to third on an illegal

pitch; MILLETT scored on an illegal pitch. ENGEL walked (3-2). DUGAS to cf for

ENGEL. TAYLOR, E. to p for COLEMAN, L.. CLAYTON singled to second base, RBI

(0-2); DUGAS advanced to second; GRAHAM advanced to third; WILLARD scored.

MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging (1-2). DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss (0-0).

6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

SIU Edwardsville 5th - MANUMA to dp for MILLETT. TOOLEY, T grounded out

to 3b (3-2). SCHLAFKE, K. struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2).

STANICEK, S. doubled down the lf line (0-2). MURPHY, M. struck out swinging

(0-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - FITU singled to center field (1-0). ATAGI reached on a

fielding error by ss (1-0); FITU advanced to second. MANUMA popped up to 2b

(1-0). WILLARD grounded out to 2b (0-0); ATAGI advanced to second; FITU

advanced to third. GRAHAM flied out to cf (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2

LOB.

SIU Edwardsville 6th - YANKOLOVICH grounded out to 3b (2-2). BARRON, L.

struck out swinging (0-2). FULGINITI, B walked (3-2). DAVIS, W. grounded out to

p (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - DUGAS struck out looking (0-2). CLAYTON struck out looking

(2-2). MESSERSCHMID singled to shortstop (1-0). MESSERSCHMID out at second c to

2b, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

SIU Edwardsville 7th - SHEEDER, P. struck out looking (1-2). TOOLEY, T

walked (3-1). SCHLAFKE, K. struck out swinging (2-2). RIGGS, K. pinch hit for

STANICEK, S.. RIGGS, K. struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

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