Cougars Swing Away to Beat CSU

Freshman Madisen Robb hit her second home run of the week on Friday vs. CSU (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- The bats came out in full force for the BYU softball team as the Cougars defeated Colorado State 15-0 on 12 hits Friday at Gail Miller Field.

A day after hitting two home runs against New Mexico, senior Caschjen Atagi hit a three-run homer for BYU to highlight an eight-run second inning that put the game away for the Cougars, pushing their record to 27-15 overall and 3-1 in Mountain West Conference play.

Atagi totaled four RBI, two runs and two walks to pace BYU. Freshman Madisen Robb and senior Kristin Delahoussaye also each had a home run.

“We asked them to come out and compete hard and they did that tonight,” said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. “When they do that we’re tough to beat.”

Senior Paige Affleck claimed her second win in as many days to go 17-10 on the year, combining with freshman pitcher Tori Almond for a one-hit shutout. Affleck pitched three innings with four strikeouts before Almond came on in relief, striking out one with no hits, no runs and no walks allowed.

After freshman JC Clayton stole home on a double-steal attempt in the first inning, BYU pushed its lead to 9-0 after a big second inning. A double by freshman Carly Duckworth brought home junior Delaney Willard and Atagi to begin the scoring.

Senior Jessica Fitu hit a single deep to right field for another RBI one batter before Atagi’s line-drive shot to left center, her team-leading ninth home run of the season.

BYU tacked on three more runs in both the third and fourth innings, including back-to-back home runs by Robb and Delahoussaye. Robb’s two-run shot in the fourth was her second round-tripper of the week, while Delahoussaye’s solo home run was her fourth of the year.

BYU will look to go 4-0 on the week when the Cougars play game two against Colorado State on Saturday at 2 p.m. MT.


Colorado State at BYU

Apr 22, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Colorado State 0 (7-35,0-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DOUGHTY, Morghan rf...... 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 0

STEM, Caitlan ss......... 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0

POHL, Emily c............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2

BIGLOW, Chelsea 3b....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

PALISH, Brittany dh...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ROBERTS, Lyssa 2b........ 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

GRECKEL, Alysa 1b........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0

DONAHUE, Brianna lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ALLEN, Ivory cf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LASWELL, Desiree p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

O'BRIEN, Kelsey Jo p.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 16 0 1 0 2 5 12 10 3

BYU 15 (27-15,4-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b/c 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 5 0

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

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dh. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FITU,Jessica c/ss........ 3 1 2 1 1 0 3 2 0

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

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

HICKS, Krista 3b........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2

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

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

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

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

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

Totals................... 20 15 12 12 9 0 15 8 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 000 00 - 0 1 3

BYU................. 183 3X - 15 12 3

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E - DOUGHTY, Mor(3); POHL, Emily(5); BIGLOW, Chel(15); FITU(4); GRAHAM 2(3).

LOB - CS 3; BYU 5. 2B - DUCKWORTH(4); ROBB(1). 3B - FITU(2). HR -

DELAHOUSSAYE(4); ATAGI(9); ROBB(3). HBP - WILLARD. SH - DUGAS(2). SF -

DELAHOUSSAYE(1). SB - DELAHOUSSAYE(6); DUGAS(11).

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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LASWELL, Desiree.... 1.0 2 5 3 3 0 4 8

O'BRIEN, Kelsey Jo.. 3.0 10 10 8 6 0 16 24

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 3.0 1 0 0 2 4 10 12

ALMOND,Tori......... 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 6 6

Win - AFFLECK (17-10). Loss - LASWELL, Des (1-7). Save - None.

WP - LASWELL, Des(20); O'BRIEN, Kel 2(31). HBP - by LASWELL, Des (WILLARD). PB -

POHL, Emily(9).

Umpires - HP: Ray Meibos 1B: Jason Bluemel 3B: Clair McBride

Start: 6:05 pm Time: 1:50 Attendance: 425

Weather: Cold and sunny

LASWELL, Des faced 4 batters in the 2nd.

Colorado State starters: 7/rf DOUGHTY, Mor; 23/ss STEM, Caitla; 85/c POHL,

Emily; 2/3b BIGLOW, Chel; 18/dh PALISH, Brit; 22/2b ROBERTS, Lys; 29/1b

GRECKEL, Aly; 9/lf DONAHUE, Bri; 11/cf ALLEN, Ivory; 19/p LASWELL, Des;

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 19/cf DUGAS; 16/ss CLAYTON; 10/c FITU; 9/dh

ATAGI; 28/rf WILLARD; 3/lf DUCKWORTH; 21/1b GRAHAM; 33/3b ROBB; 12/p AFFLECK;

Colorado State 1st - DOUGHTY, Mor singled to pitcher. STEM, Caitla

struck out swinging. POHL, Emily grounded out to 2b; DOUGHTY, Mor advanced to

second. BIGLOW, Chel struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to rf. DUGAS walked. CLAYTON singled to

second base; DUGAS advanced to third. FITU popped up to ss. CLAYTON out at

first c to 2b to 1b to ss to 1b; DUGAS stole home. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - PALISH, Brit grounded out to ss. ROBERTS, Lys

walked. GRECKEL, Aly reached on an error by 1b; ROBERTS, Lys advanced to

second, out at third 2b to 3b. GRECKEL, Aly out at first c to 1b, picked off.

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

BYU 2nd - ATAGI walked. WILLARD hit by pitch; ATAGI advanced to second.

WILLARD advanced to second; ATAGI advanced to third on a passed ball. DUCKWORTH

doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; WILLARD scored; ATAGI scored. DUCKWORTH

advanced to third on a wild pitch. GRAHAM walked. O'BRIEN, Kel to p for

LASWELL, Des. GRAHAM advanced to third; DUCKWORTH scored on an error by c,

unearned. ROBB walked. ROBB advanced to third; GRAHAM scored on a wild pitch,

unearned. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. DELAHOUSSAYE stole second; ROBB out at third c

to p to 3b. DUGAS grounded out to p, SAC; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third.

CLAYTON walked. FITU singled to right field, advanced to second, RBI; CLAYTON

advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by rf; DELAHOUSSAYE scored.

ATAGI homered to left center, 3 RBI; FITU scored; CLAYTON scored. WILLARD

singled to left center. DUCKWORTH singled up the middle; WILLARD advanced to

second. GRAHAM grounded out to 1b unassisted; DUCKWORTH advanced to second;

WILLARD advanced to third. 8 runs, 5 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - MESSERSCHMID to dh for CLAYTON. ATAGI to 3b. ROBB

to ss. DONAHUE, Bri grounded out to 2b. ALLEN, Ivory reached on an error by 1b.

DOUGHTY, Mor walked; ALLEN, Ivory advanced to second. DOUGHTY, Mor advanced to

second; ALLEN, Ivory advanced to third on an error by c. STEM, Caitla struck

out swinging. POHL, Emily struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs,

0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - ROBB doubled to right field. ROBB advanced to third on a wild

pitch. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to rf, SF, RBI; ROBB scored. DUGAS singled to

left field. MESSERSCHMID reached on an error by 3b; DUGAS advanced to third.

FITU intentionally walked; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. ATAGI walked, RBI;

FITU advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third; DUGAS scored,

unearned. WILLARD singled to right field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI;

ATAGI advanced to third; FITU advanced to third, out at home rf to c;

MESSERSCHMID scored, unearned. DUCKWORTH popped up to ss. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

Colorado State 4th - HUDSON to lf for DUCKWORTH. ALMOND to p for

AFFLECK. BIGLOW, Chel flied out to lf. PALISH, Brit flied out to lf. ROBERTS,

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

BYU 4th - GRAHAM walked. ROBB homered to center field, 2 RBI; GRAHAM

scored. DELAHOUSSAYE homered to right center, RBI. DUGAS grounded out to 3b.

MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 2b. FITU tripled to right center. ENGEL pinch hit

for ATAGI. ENGEL flied out to rf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 5th - DELAHOUSSAYE to c. FITU to ss. HICKS to 3b for

ENGEL. ROBB to 2b. GRECKEL, Aly fouled out to 1b. DONAHUE, Bri fouled out to

3b. ALLEN, Ivory struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

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