Cougars Split First Day in Desert

Quiocho helps Cougar offense with a double and a two-run shot. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TEMPE -- No. 23 ranked BYU (16-5) ended its first day of play at the Arizona State Tournament after beating Nebraska, 5-1, and losing to No. 10 ASU, 1-9.

The Cougars' first game against Nebraska highlighted the team's defensive abilities mingled with offensive explosions.

"We played a solid game against Nebraska who is a very impressive team," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "This game showed what we are capable of."

Paige Affleck held the Huskers to just six hits in seven innings, giving up only one run which came at the top of the third.

"Paige continues to throw great and today's game against Nebraska was no exception," Eakin said. "Her pitch count was right and she met our pitching goals which are to to give up two walks or less."

Affleck met that goal by only walking two Huskers.

This week’s Mountain West Conference Player of the Week, Angie Quiocho gave the Cougars an offensive lift as she tallied two hits during the game consisting of a double and a two-run homer.

Quiocho has nine doubles and six home runs now on the season, and leads BYU offensively with a .516 batting average.

Six other Cougars got a hit against Nebraska including Andrea Ramirez, 2, Alexandra Hudson, 1, J.C. Clayton, 1, Amanda Kellum, 1, Delaney Willard, 1 and Caschjen Atagi, 1.

Willard picked up two RBI in the bottom of the second with a single to mid-centerfield bringing Kellum and Ramirez home.

Kristin Delahoussaye brought in BYU’s fifth and last run of the game in the bottom of the sixth after grounding out to second which allowed Jessica Dugas to score on a fielder’s choice.

In their second game against No. 10 Arizona St., the Cougars were held just one run off of five hits.

Due to day-to-day injuries with senior pitcher Christie Zinanti, Affleck stepped to the mound again.

"Paige gave it her all and we definitely appreciate that," Eakin said. "Arizona State is a great team. We need better execution in the short game, better placement of balls with runners in position and limit walks if we are compete with them tomorrow and win."

Zinanti has been suffering from rib and back pain which was aggravated at the end of last season and has progressively gotten worse.

"Christie is a fighter and she will give her all to this team," Eakin said. "However, what is more important to us is that she gets the rest she needs to make a full recovery."

BYU’s lone run came at the top of the fourth when Hudson shot a single right up the middle sending Quiocho home to score.

"We are playing well so far and our confidence is still high. We are not discouraged from this loss by any means. Instead, we are optimistic for tomorrow's challenges and look forward to competing against two great teams," Eakin said.

In the end, Arizona St. proved too much as it scored nine runs off seven hits.

All five Cougar loses have come from ranked teams this season.

BYU returns to the field Saturday to close their Diamond Devil Invitational with a doubleheader against Pacific at 10 a.m. and Arizona St. at 3 p.m.

Live stats will be provided on www.byucougers.com.


Nebraska vs #23 BYU

Mar 12, 2010 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Nebraska 1 (12-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Foland 1b................ 3 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 0

Haget rf................. 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

Guile c.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1

Brechtel 2b.............. 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1

Mackin dh................ 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

Hupp lf.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Thomason cf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

Banda 3b................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0

Barrett ss............... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2

Wright ph............... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Hagemann p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 26 1 6 1 2 5 18 6 6

BYU 5 (16-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 5 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 1 4

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 1

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 1 2 0 0 0 11 0 0

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

HUDSON, Alexandra cf..... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

DUGAS, Jessica pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen lf.. 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0

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

AFFLECK, Paige p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 27 5 9 5 3 9 21 12 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Nebraska............ 001 000 0 - 1 6 0

BYU................. 022 001 X - 5 9 0

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DP - Cougars 1. LOB - Huskers 6; Cougars 7. 2B - QUIOCHO; RAMIREZ; HUDSON.

HR - QUIOCHO. SB - Haget(7); CLAYTON; DAVIS-ATAGI; WILLARD.

Nebraska IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Hagemann............ 6.0 9 5 5 3 9 27 30 110

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 6 1 1 2 5 26 28 112

Win - AFFLECK (11-3). Loss - Hagemann (5-7). Save - None.

WP - Hagemann(6). Pitches/strikes: Hagemann 110/69; AFFLECK 112/69.

Umpires -

Start: 3:29 pm Time: 1:57 Attendance: 274

Game: BY-NU

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Nebraska vs #23 BYU - Play-by-Play

Mar 12, 2010 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Nebraska............ 001 000 0 - 1 6 0

BYU................. 022 001 X - 5 9 0

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Nebraska starters: 2/1b Foland; 55/rf Haget; 5/c Guile; 6/2b Brechtel; 19/dh

Mackin; 25/lf Hupp; 18/cf Thomason; 77/3b Banda; 20/ss Barrett; 8/p Hagemann;

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 16/ss CLAYTON; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 10/c

PURCELL-FITU; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 6/dh VANCE-KELLUM; 5/cf HUDSON; 9/lf DAVIS-ATAGI;

28/rf WILLARD; 12/p AFFLECK;

Nebraska 1st - Foland singled to right center (2-2 FKBBF). Haget struck

out swinging (3-2 KFFBFBBS). Guile popped up to 1b (2-2 BBKK). Brechtel out at

first p to 2b to 1b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss (1-1 BK). CLAYTON struck out

swinging (2-2 KBBFS). QUIOCHO doubled to center field (0-0). PURCELL-FITU

reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 K); QUIOCHO out at third 3b unassisted. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nebraska 2nd - Mackin singled up the middle (0-1 K). Hupp grounded out

to ss (0-0); Mackin advanced to second. Thomason singled to right field (1-1

FB); Mackin advanced to third. Banda grounded out to ss (3-1 BBBK); Thomason

advanced to second; Mackin no advance. Barrett flied out to lf (1-2 BKF). 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - RAMIREZ singled to left field (0-1 S). VANCE-KELLUM singled

through the left side (1-2 KFB); RAMIREZ advanced to second. VANCE-KELLUM

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

HUDSON struck out swinging (3-2 FBBBFS). DAVIS-ATAGI struck out swinging (1-2

BKKS). WILLARD singled up the middle, 2 RBI (0-2 KF); VANCE-KELLUM scored;

RAMIREZ scored. WILLARD stole second. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out swinging (2-2

SBKBS). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nebraska 3rd - Foland walked (3-1 BFBBB). Haget grounded out to 3b

(0-0); Foland advanced to second. Guile grounded out to 2b (1-0 B); Foland

advanced to third. Brechtel singled to center field, RBI (3-2 KBBBF); Foland

scored. Mackin grounded out to 2b (2-2 FKBBFFF). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 3rd - CLAYTON singled to catcher, bunt (1-1 BF). QUIOCHO homered to

left center, 2 RBI (1-1 BF); CLAYTON scored. PURCELL-FITU struck out swinging

(2-2 BSBFFS). RAMIREZ doubled to right center (2-1 BBF). VANCE-KELLUM flied out

to rf (0-1 F). HUDSON grounded out to 2b (0-0). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Nebraska 4th - Hupp grounded out to ss (0-0). Thomason grounded out to

2b (2-2 FKBB). Banda struck out swinging (1-2 BFKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - DAVIS-ATAGI walked (3-1 KBBBB). WILLARD struck out swinging

(2-2 KBFBFS). DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking (3-2 KSFBBBK); DAVIS-ATAGI stole

second. CLAYTON walked (3-2 FBFBFBB). QUIOCHO grounded out to ss (0-1 K). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Nebraska 5th - Barrett struck out swinging (3-2 BBFBFFS). Foland flied

out to lf (2-1 KBB). Haget singled to center field (0-2 SF). Haget stole

second. Guile flied out to lf (2-1 BBF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - PURCELL-FITU struck out swinging (2-2 BFBFFS). RAMIREZ

grounded out to ss (0-0). VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to 3b (1-2 KBF). 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Nebraska 6th - Brechtel grounded out to p (2-2 KBBF). Mackin singled

down the lf line (0-1 K). Hupp reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Mackin out

at second ss to 2b. Thomason struck out swinging (3-2 BFBBKS). 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - HUDSON doubled to left field (1-0 B). DUGAS pinch ran for

HUDSON. DAVIS-ATAGI singled down the lf line, advanced to second on the throw

(1-2 BFF); DUGAS advanced to third. WILLARD popped up to 3b (0-0). DELAHOUSSAYE

grounded out to 2b, RBI (0-0); DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to third; DUGAS scored.

CLAYTON walked (3-0 BBBB). CLAYTON stole second. QUIOCHO struck out swinging

(3-2 SFBBBS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Nebraska 7th - HUDSON to cf for DUGAS. Banda struck out swinging (0-2

SKFS). Wright pinch hit for Barrett. Wright walked (3-1 BSBBB). Barrett to ss

for Wright. Foland grounded into double play ss to 1b (2-1 BBF); Barrett out on

the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

#23 BYU at #8 Arizona State

Mar 12, 2010 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

BYU 1

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0

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

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

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 2 0 1 0 0 1 5 1 2

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0

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

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

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

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

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

Totals................... 19 1 5 1 2 5 12 7 5

Arizona State 9 (20-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Rogers cf................ 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Boyd ss.................. 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0

Castillo c............... 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 2

Donnenwirth 3b........... 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Lockwood rf.............. 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

Crabb 1b................. 2 2 1 1 1 0 7 0 0

Parlich 2b............... 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 2

Muenz dh................. 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

Carlson lf............... 2 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0

Bach p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 19 9 7 7 7 2 15 8 5

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 10 - 1 5 2

Arizona State....... 204 3X - 9 7 0

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E - CLAYTON; HUDSON. DP - ASU 1. LOB - BYU 5; ASU 5. 2B - Crabb(3). HR -

Carlson(3). SB - Rogers 2(11).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 3.2 7 9 6 7 2 18 25 105

ZINANTI, Christie... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Bach................ 5.0 5 1 1 2 5 19 21 76

Win - Bach (9-0). Loss - AFFLECK (). Save - None.

Pitches/strikes: AFFLECK 105/53; ZINANTI 4/3; Bach 76/49.

Umpires - HP: Geri Magwire 1B: Tracy Hart 3B: Dick Foote

Start: 5:00 Time: 1:26 Attendance: 876

Weather: Delectably sunny...

Game: ASU-BY

Play-by-Play

#23 BYU at #8 Arizona State - Play-by-Play

Mar 12, 2010 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 10 - 1 5 2

Arizona State....... 204 3X - 9 7 0

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BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 16/ss CLAYTON; 6/dh VANCE-KELLUM; 33/3b

QUIOCHO; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 10/c PURCELL-FITU; 5/cf HUDSON; 9/lf DAVIS-ATAGI; 28/rf

WILLARD; 12/p AFFLECK;

Arizona State starters: 8/cf Rogers; 17/ss Boyd; 27/c Castillo; 11/3b

Donnenwirth; 88/rf Lockwood; 15/1b Crabb; 20/2b Parlich; 99/dh Muenz; 2/lf

Carlson; 10/p Bach;

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE singled down the rf line (1-1 KB). CLAYTON

singled to shortstop (3-2 KBBKB); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. VANCE-KELLUM

grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2 FBF); CLAYTON out on the play;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. QUIOCHO walked (3-0 BBBB). RAMIREZ struck out

looking (0-2 KFFK). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Arizona State 1st - Rogers singled to shortstop (1-1 BK). Rogers stole

second. Boyd walked (3-2 BKBBKB). Boyd out at second c to ss, picked off;

Rogers stole third. Castillo walked (3-2 BKBBKB). Donnenwirth walked (3-0

BBBB); Castillo advanced to second. Lockwood grounded out to ss, RBI (2-2

KBBK); Donnenwirth advanced to second; Castillo advanced to third; Rogers

scored. Crabb reached on an error by ss, RBI (3-2 KSBBB); Donnenwirth advanced

to third; Castillo scored, unearned. Parlich grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB). 2

runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - PURCELL-FITU fouled out to 1b (3-2 BKBBSFFF). HUDSON grounded

out to p (1-1 BS). DAVIS-ATAGI singled to right field (0-0). WILLARD struck out

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

Arizona State 2nd - Muenz struck out swinging (2-2 KBBKFS). Carlson

struck out swinging (3-2 BKKBBS). Rogers walked (3-2 KBBKFBFB). Boyd walked

(3-2 BFKBBB); Rogers advanced to second. Castillo flied out to lf to left

center (2-1 BKB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to rf to right center (0-0). CLAYTON

struck out looking (3-2 KKBBBFK). VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to 2b (0-0). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona State 3rd - Donnenwirth flied out to lf to left center (2-0 BB).

Lockwood singled through the right side (2-0 BB). Crabb doubled to left field

(0-2 KK); Lockwood advanced to third. Parlich reached on a fielder's choice

(3-2 BBBKK); Crabb advanced to third; Lockwood out at home 1b to c. Muenz

walked (3-1 KBBBB); Parlich advanced to second. Carlson homered to left field,

4 RBI (0-1 S); Muenz scored; Parlich scored; Crabb scored. Rogers grounded out

to ss (0-0). 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - QUIOCHO walked (3-2 BBKFBB). RAMIREZ singled up the middle;

QUIOCHO advanced to second. PURCELL-FITU reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 K);

RAMIREZ out at second 2b to ss; QUIOCHO advanced to third. HUDSON singled up

the middle, RBI (2-2 KBKBF); PURCELL-FITU advanced to second; QUIOCHO scored.

DAVIS-ATAGI struck out looking (0-2 FFK). WILLARD grounded out to p (1-1 SB).

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

Arizona State 4th - Boyd flied out to rf to right field (2-2 BBKF).

Castillo grounded out to 3b (0-0). Donnenwirth singled up the middle (0-2 FF).

Lockwood singled to center field (1-2 KKB); Donnenwirth advanced to second.

Crabb walked (3-1 BBBKB); Lockwood advanced to second; Donnenwirth advanced to

third. Parlich singled up the middle, advanced to second on an error by cf,

advanced to third, RBI (0-0); Crabb scored, unearned; Lockwood scored,

unearned; Donnenwirth scored. ZINANTI to p for AFFLECK. Muenz grounded out to

ss (1-2 KBF). 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking (2-2 KBBKK). CLAYTON grounded

out to 2b (2-1 BBS). VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

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