Cougars Split on Second Day of Kajikawa Classic

Senior Jessica Fitu hit two home runs to bring in all three Cougar runs against Portland State (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

TEMPE -- No. 16 BYU (1-3) dropped its second straight, extra-inning game, 5-3, to Portland State before rallying back from five runs down to defeat Ole Miss, 9-5, on Friday at the Kajikawa Classic.

BYU senior catcher Jessica Fitu hit two home runs, including a solo shot and a two-run homer in extra innings, but BYU gave up three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for its third-straight loss to start the season.

Tied 1-1 through seven innings, Fitu sent her second home run over the left field fence, scoring two runs, including junior Jessica Dugas who was on base due to international tiebreaker rules.

Fitu also hit a solo shot in the second inning for her first home run of the season.

Senior Paige Affleck no-hit the Vikings through seven innings, picking up five strikeouts while giving up no earned runs. But late in the eighth, Affleck walked and then advanced the runner on a wild pitch. The Vikings then hit three straight singles to bring in Meghann Lyons, on base due to the tiebreaker rules. With the bases loaded, Lacey Holm was hit by a pitch to bring in the game-tying run. Karmen Holladay finished the game, hitting a 1-0 pitch to the outfield to earn the winning RBI.

Sophomore Alexandra Hudson had two hits and freshman Katie Manuma added a single for BYU.

Game 2

Losing their first three games and falling behind Ole Miss by a 5-0 margin in the third inning, the Cougars showed heart, scored nine runs over the next three innings to claim their first victory of the young season.

Four BYU freshman led the way in lighting the fire under the Cougars. Carly Duckworth came on in the third inning to silence the Ole Miss hitters while Manuma, Lacey Millett and Madisen Robb hit well at the plate, accounting for five of the Cougars' nine runs.

Manuma hit 2-for-3 with two runs while Robb went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and Millett added one hit, one run and one RBI in her first career start.

Duckworth, who had previously only seen spot time as a pinch runner in two of BYU's earlier games, entered the circle as the third Cougar pitcher of the game late in the third inning. After helping get BYU out of the inning, Duckworth retired the side in the fourth, allowing the Cougars to get back in the game.

BYU cut the lead to 5-2 in the bottom of the third when Hudson scored off an RBI-single from Millett. Senior Kristin Delahoussaye followed the freshman, sending the freshman home on a deep double to right centerfield.

"Lacey put the ball in play and let her speed do the rest," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. "She came up in clutch situations for us. I put Lacey in because I am looking for people who want to step up and play the game."

With Duckworth calming the Ole Miss bats in the fourth, the bottom of the order came alive. A walk by Manuma and back-to-back singles from Robb and Hudson loaded the bases. The Cougars slowly chipped away from there, with Manuma scoring on a fielder's choice off a Stacie Graham at bat, then scoring another when Hudson came home after an illegal pitch.

"Everyone battled hard," Eakin said. "We got a couple breaks and made a couple of our own breaks and from then on we had the momentum."

BYU rounded out the scoring when Graham reached home after a fielding error by the Rebel third baseman.

Affleck entered as the fourth pitcher of the game for BYU, holding the Rebels scoreless over the final three innings. The Cougars played four pitchers in a game for the first time in school history.

A lead-off double by Fitu and singles from Manuma, junior Delaney Willard, Robb and sophomore JC Clayton put three insurance runs on the board in the bottom of the fifth to round out the scoring. Clayton returned to the line-up for both games on Friday after taking a cleat in the shin from an Oregon player on Thursday that required four stitches.

BYU will finish up at the Kajikawa Classic on Saturday at 9 a.m. MT, facing No. 21 Texas A&M.


#16 BYU vs Portland State

Feb 11, 2011 at Tempe, Ariz. (Tempe Sports Complex)

BYU 3 (0-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

DUGAS,Jessica cf......... 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 4 2 3 3 0 0 4 3 1

MANUMA, Katie dh......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

DUCKWORTH,Carly pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

ROBB, Madisen 3b........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1

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

HUDSON,Alexandra lf...... 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

MILLETT,Lacey pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2

AFFLECK,Paige p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 32 3 6 3 1 4 21 11 8

Portland State 4 (1-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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KROGH cf................. 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

WISER ss................. 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 1

HOLM 1b/c................ 3 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0

HOLLADAY dh/1b........... 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1

LOPEZ lf................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2

CONN 3b.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0

McEACHRAN 2b............. 2 0 0 0 1 2 5 3 0

NORRIE c................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

LYNN ph................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LYONS dh................ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAMPOS rf................ 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

LATHAM p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 25 4 4 3 5 5 24 7 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 010 000 02 - 3 6 2

Portland State...... 001 000 03 - 4 4 2

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Note: None out, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - FITU; AFFLECK; WISER 2(3). LOB - BYU 8; Portland St. 7. HR - FITU 2(3).

SH - DELAHOUSSAYE. SB - ROBB; KROGH(1). CS - McEACHRAN(2). Reached on CI -

HOLM.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 4 4 2 5 5 25 31

Portland State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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LATHAM.............. 8.0 6 3 2 1 4 32 34

Win - LATHAM (1-1). Loss - AFFLECK (0-2). Save - None.

CI - FITU.

Umpires - HP: Shelley Douma 1B: Laura Head 3B: Tracy Hart

Start: 8:57 am Time: 2:20 Attendance: 100

Weather: 56; Sunny

AFFLECK faced 5 batters in the 8th.

BYU starters: 16/ss CLAYTON; 19/cf DUGAS; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/c FITU; 31/dh

MANUMA; 9/3b ATAGI; 28/rf WILLARD; 5/lf HUDSON; 21/1b GRAHAM; 12/p AFFLECK;

Portland State starters: 1/cf KROGH; 7/ss WISER; 16/1b HOLM; 18/dh HOLLADAY;

14/lf LOPEZ; 24/3b CONN; 4/2b McEACHRAN; 13/c NORRIE; 2/rf CAMPOS; 8/p LATHAM;

BYU 1st - CLAYTON grounded out to 1b unassisted. DUGAS grounded out to

p. DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Portland State 1st - KROGH grounded out to p. WISER walked. HOLM

grounded out to p; WISER advanced to second. HOLLADAY walked. LOPEZ grounded

out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - FITU homered to left center, RBI. MANUMA grounded out to p.

ATAGI popped up to 2b. WILLARD walked. HUDSON singled to left center; WILLARD

advanced to second. GRAHAM lined out to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Portland State 2nd - CONN grounded out to ss. McEACHRAN walked. NORRIE

struck out looking. McEACHRAN out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - CLAYTON reached on a fielding error by ss. DUGAS lined out to

lf. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to cf to right center. FITU popped up to ss to left

field. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Portland State 3rd - CAMPOS lined out to cf. KROGH walked. KROGH stole

second. WISER grounded out to 3b. HOLM reached on a throwing error by p; KROGH

scored, unearned. HOLLADAY grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 0 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - MANUMA fouled out to 2b. ATAGI struck out looking. WILLARD

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Portland State 4th - ROBB to 3b for ATAGI. LOPEZ popped up to 2b. CONN

struck out swinging. McEACHRAN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - HUDSON grounded out to 2b. GRAHAM reached on a fielding error

by ss. CLAYTON reached on a fielder's choice; GRAHAM out at second 2b

unassisted. DUGAS grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Portland State 5th - NORRIE popped up to ss to left field. CAMPOS

walked. KROGH reached on a fielder's choice to third base; CAMPOS out at second

3b to 2b. WISER struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. FITU singled down the lf

line. MANUMA fouled out to 2b. ROBB flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Portland State 6th - HOLM flied out to cf to left center. HOLLADAY

grounded out to c. LOPEZ grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 7th - WILLARD grounded out to 3b, bunt. HUDSON singled to right

field. MILLETT pinch ran for HUDSON. GRAHAM reached on a fielder's choice to

first base; MILLETT advanced to second. CLAYTON flied out to lf. DUGAS struck

out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Portland State 7th - HUDSON to lf for MILLETT. CONN popped up to 3b.

McEACHRAN struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. LYNN pinch hit for NORRIE.

LYNN grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 8th - NORRIE to c for LYNN. DUGAS placed on second. DELAHOUSSAYE out

at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; DUGAS advanced to third. FITU homered to left

field, 2 RBI; DUGAS scored. MANUMA singled up the middle. DUCKWORTH pinch ran

for MANUMA. ROBB reached on a fielder's choice to second base; DUCKWORTH out at

second 2b to ss. ROBB stole second. WILLARD flied out to cf to left center.

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

Portland State 8th - HOLM to c. HOLLADAY to 1b. LYONS to dh for NORRIE.

LYONS placed on second. CAMPOS singled to right center; LYONS advanced to

third. KROGH singled to first base, bunt; CAMPOS advanced to second. WISER

singled to left field, RBI; KROGH advanced to second; CAMPOS advanced to third;

LYONS scored. HOLM reached on catcher's interference, RBI; WISER advanced to

second; KROGH advanced to third; CAMPOS scored. HOLLADAY singled to right

center, RBI; HOLM advanced to second; WISER advanced to third; KROGH scored.

3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Ole Miss vs BYU

Feb 11, 2011 at Tempe, Ariz. (Tempe Sports Complex)

Ole Miss 5 (0-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Doornberg 2b............. 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0

Broome lf................ 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0

Overbeck 3b.............. 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0

Barnhill 1b/p............ 2 0 0 1 1 1 7 0 0

Ladner dh................ 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Hubbard pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Perry dh................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cantillo cf.............. 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0

Parra ss................. 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0

Hutcheson rf............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Torres ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Nimmo ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

McNeal rf............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nolan c.................. 1 0 0 0 2 0 7 3 0

Wall pr................. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bruning p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Jayjohn 1b.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 20 5 5 5 9 3 18 11 7

BYU 9 (1-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CLAYTON, JC ss........... 4 0 1 2 0 1 2 5 0

MILLETT,Lacey lf......... 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

HICKS, Krista ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi c/2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1

FITU,Jessica dh/c........ 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 3 1

MANUMA, Katie 1b/dh...... 3 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0

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

ROBB, Madisen 3b......... 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 4 1

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

GRAHAM, Stacie 2b/1b..... 3 1 0 1 0 1 8 0 0

ALMOND,Tori p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

HOWELL,Hannah p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DUCKWORTH,Carly p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals................... 32 9 12 6 1 5 21 14 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Ole Miss............ 005 000 0 - 5 5 4

BYU................. 002 430 X - 9 12 2

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E - Broome; Overbeck 2; Parra; CLAYTON; DELAHOUSSAYE. DP - BYU 2. LOB - UM

7; BYU 7. 2B - Ladner; DELAHOUSSAYE; FITU. HBP - Overbeck; WILLARD. SH -

Ladner; Hutcheson. SF - Barnhill. SB - MILLETT 2. CS - MANUMA.

Ole Miss IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Bruning............. 5.2 10 5 2 0 5 28 29

Barnhill............ 0.1 2 4 2 1 0 4 5

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ALMOND,Tori......... 2.0 0 1 1 4 1 4 9

HOWELL,Hannah....... 0.1 3 4 4 1 0 3 6

DUCKWORTH,Carly..... 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 4 6

AFFLECK,Paige....... 3.0 1 0 0 3 1 9 12

Win - AFFLECK. Loss - Barnhill. Save - None.

WP - Bruning 2; ALMOND. HBP - by HOWELL (Overbeck); by Bruning (WILLARD). BK -

Bruning.

Umpires -

Start: 11:40 am Time: 2:26 Attendance:

Weather: 63 degrees, Sunny, Clear

ALMOND faced 1 batter in the 3rd.

Ole Miss starters: 3/2b Doornberg; 4/lf Broome; 5/3b Overbeck; 14/1b Barnhill;

22/dh Ladner; 23/cf Cantillo; 6/ss Parra; 12/rf Hutcheson; 25/c Nolan; 19/p

Bruning;

BYU starters: 16/ss CLAYTON; 1/lf MILLETT; 4/c DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/dh FITU; 31/1b

MANUMA; 28/rf WILLARD; 33/3b ROBB; 5/cf HUDSON; 21/2b GRAHAM; 8/p ALMOND;

Ole Miss 1st - Doornberg walked. Broome struck out swinging. Doornberg

runner left early, out at first 1b unassisted. Overbeck grounded out to ss.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - CLAYTON struck out swinging. MILLETT struck out looking.

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

Ole Miss 2nd - Barnhill walked. Ladner out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

Barnhill advanced to second. Barnhill advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Cantillo walked. Parra popped up to 2b. Torres pinch hit for Hutcheson. Torres

grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - Hutcheson to rf for Torres. FITU singled, bunt, advanced to

second on a throwing error by 3b. MANUMA flied out to cf; FITU advanced to

third. WILLARD lined out to ss. ROBB struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Ole Miss 3rd - Nolan walked. Wall pinch ran for Nolan. HOWELL to p for

ALMOND. Doornberg walked; Wall advanced to second. Broome singled to third

base; Doornberg advanced to second; Wall advanced to third. Overbeck hit by

pitch, RBI; Broome advanced to second; Doornberg advanced to third; Wall

scored. Barnhill flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Broome advanced to third; Doornberg

scored. Ladner doubled down the lf line, RBI; Overbeck advanced to third;

Broome scored. Cantillo singled to left field, RBI; Ladner advanced to third;

Overbeck scored. DELAHOUSSAYE to 2b. FITU to c. MANUMA to dh. GRAHAM to 1b.

DUCKWORTH to p for HOWELL. Parra singled through the right side, RBI; Cantillo

advanced to second; Ladner scored. Hutcheson grounded out to p, SAC, bunt;

Parra advanced to second; Cantillo advanced to third. Nolan to c for Wall.

Nolan walked. Parra out at second c to ss, picked off. 5 runs, 4 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - HUDSON reached on a fielding error by ss. HUDSON advanced to

second on a wild pitch. GRAHAM struck out swinging. CLAYTON grounded out to 2b;

HUDSON advanced to third. MILLETT singled to third base, RBI; HUDSON scored on

the error, unearned. MILLETT stole second. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to right

center, RBI; MILLETT scored. FITU grounded out to p. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Ole Miss 4th - Doornberg lined out to lf. Broome struck out swinging.

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

BYU 4th - Barnhill to p. Jayjohn to 1b for Bruning. MANUMA walked.

WILLARD flied out to lf. ROBB singled to right field; MANUMA advanced to

second. HUDSON singled to shortstop; ROBB advanced to second; MANUMA advanced

to third. GRAHAM reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; HUDSON advanced to second;

ROBB advanced to third; MANUMA scored. Barnhill to 1b. Bruning to p for

Jayjohn. CLAYTON grounded out to 2b, RBI; GRAHAM advanced to second; HUDSON

advanced to third; ROBB scored. GRAHAM advanced to third on an illegal pitch;

HUDSON scored on an illegal pitch, unearned. MILLETT reached on a fielding

error by 3b; GRAHAM scored, unearned. MILLETT stole second. DELAHOUSSAYE

grounded out to c. 4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Ole Miss 5th - AFFLECK to p for DUCKWORTH. Barnhill grounded out to 3b.

Ladner walked. Hubbard pinch ran for Ladner. Cantillo walked; Hubbard advanced

to second. Parra singled to right center; Cantillo advanced to second; Hubbard

advanced to third. Nimmo pinch hit for Hutcheson. Nimmo grounded into double

play 3b to c to 1b; Hubbard out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU 5th - Ladner to dh for Hubbard. McNeal to rf for Nimmo. FITU doubled

to right field. MANUMA singled to third base. WILLARD singled up the middle;

MANUMA advanced to second; FITU advanced to third, out at home cf to c. ROBB

singled to right field, RBI; WILLARD advanced to second; MANUMA scored. HUDSON

reached on a fielding error by lf; ROBB advanced to second; WILLARD advanced to

third. GRAHAM reached on a fielder's choice; HUDSON advanced to second; ROBB

advanced to third; WILLARD out at home 3b to c. CLAYTON singled to third base,

RBI; GRAHAM advanced to second; HUDSON advanced to third; ROBB scored,

unearned. HICKS pinch hit for MILLETT. CLAYTON advanced to second on a wild

pitch; GRAHAM advanced to third on a wild pitch; HUDSON scored on a wild pitch,

unearned. HICKS grounded out to 3b. 3 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Ole Miss 6th - MILLETT to lf for HICKS. Nolan grounded out to ss.

Doornberg grounded out to ss. Broome walked. Overbeck reached on a fielding

error by ss; Broome advanced to second. Broome out at third c to ss to 3b,

picked off. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to p. FITU singled through the right

side. MANUMA singled to left field; FITU advanced to second. WILLARD hit by

pitch; MANUMA advanced to second; FITU advanced to third. ROBB reached on a

fielder's choice; WILLARD advanced to second; MANUMA advanced to third; FITU

out at home ss to c. MANUMA out at home c to p, caught stealing. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Ole Miss 7th - Barnhill struck out swinging. Ladner reached on a

throwing error by 2b. DUGAS to cf for MILLETT. HUDSON to lf. Perry to dh for

Ladner. Cantillo grounded into double play ss to c; Perry out on the play. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

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