Cougars Upset No. 7 Cal

Affleck recorded her second win against a top-25 opponent. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SACRAMENTO -- Jessica Purcell’s RBI triple in the bottom of the fourth inning broke a scoreless game against No. 7 Cal, and led to a 4-0 shutout win by the BYU softball team (18-13).

Sophomore Pitcher Paige Affleck (9-7, 1.65) limited the Golden Bears to five hits, while striking out seven batters. The game marks Affleck’s second complete-game shutout, and her second win against a top-25 opponent.

Following a bunt single from the speedy junior Angeline Quiocho in the top of the fourth, Purcell’s triple to right field brought in the first run of the game. Senior Stephanie Hopkins followed with a single to centerfield to bring in Purcell.

In the fifth BYU furthered its lead after two Cal errors extended the inning. Senior Monica Gonzales led off with a single, and was brought in on a double from Quiocho. Quiocho scored on a single from junior Andrea Ramirez.

Cal mounted its greatest threat at a comeback attempt in the sixth inning when a walk and a single put two runners on. The lead runner was tagged out on a scoring attempt, and Affleck ended the inning with a strikeout with two runners on.

Again in the seventh inning the Golden Bears put two runners on, but Affleck took care of business and quickly worked out of a jam.

Both Purcell and Quiocho finished the day 2-for-4 with an RBI apiece. Gonzales also grabbed two hits as BYU won its second game against a top-25 opponent this season.

The Cougars also exacted revenge on the Golden Bears, who defeated the Cougars 4-2 at the Bayer Cropscience Classic. BYU is now 2-7 against ranked opponents.

The Cougars continue play at the Capitol Classic on Saturday when they face Dartmouth at 9 a.m. (PT) and Cal Poly at 3 p.m. Livestats for both games are available at www.byucougars.com.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs Cal

Mar 20, 2009 at Sacramento, CA (Shea Stadium)

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (18-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b.. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline lf..... 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 4 1 2 1 0 0 8 1 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 0 1 1 0 0 7 0 0

LOPEZ, Coreen 3b......... 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

NIX-THOMAS, Whitney pr.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3

HICKS, Krista ss......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

AFFLECK, Paige p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 28 4 8 4 2 4 21 9 6

Cal 0 (21-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Arioto dp/1b............. 2 0 1 0 1 0 5 1 0

Thomas 2b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2

Reid, J. cf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Leomiti lf............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

Masaniai 1b/dp........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0

Kekahuna c............... 3 0 1 0 0 1 6 1 0

Schrey pr............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kelly ss................. 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 0

Sevilla 3b............... 3 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 0

Houston, Sh. pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Reid, E. rf.............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2

Drewrey p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 0 5 0 3 7 21 10 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 220 0 - 4 8 0

Cal................. 000 000 0 - 0 5 3

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E - Leomiti; Kelly; Sevilla. DP - Cougars 1; Golden Bears 1. LOB - Cougars

6; Golden Bears 6. 2B - QUIOCHO. 3B - PURCELL. SH - DELAHOUSSAYE. CS -

Kelly.

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 5 0 0 3 7 24 27

Cal IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Drewrey............. 7.0 8 4 3 2 4 28 31

Win - AFFLECK (9-7). Loss - Drewrey (13-5). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Ron Adkins 1B: Rudy Aguillio 3B: Burt Corral

Start: 11 a.m. Time: 1:56 Attendance: 157

Weather: Sunny, Clear

Game: CAL2

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs Cal - Play-by-Play

Mar 20, 2009 at Sacramento, CA (Shea Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 220 0 - 4 8 0

Cal................. 000 000 0 - 0 5 3

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 33/lf

QUIOCHO; 10/c PURCELL; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 7/3b LOPEZ; 5/rf HOPKINS; 22/ss HICKS;

24/cf GONZALES; 12/p AFFLECK;

Cal starters: 20/dp Arioto; 24/2b Thomas; 3/cf Reid, J.; 45/lf Leomiti; 21/1b

Masaniai; 25/c Kekahuna; 23/ss Kelly; 12/3b Sevilla; 5/rf Reid, E.; 11/p

Drewrey;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE fouled out to 3b. MESSERSCHMID

struck out swinging. QUIOCHO grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Cal 1st - Arioto grounded out to 2b. Thomas struck out swinging. Reid,

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - PURCELL singled to right field. RAMIREZ fouled

into double play c to 1b; PURCELL out on the play. LOPEZ out at first 1b to 2b.

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

Cal 2nd - Leomiti grounded out to p. Masaniai grounded out to ss.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - HOPKINS popped up to ss. HICKS flied out to

rf. GONZALES singled to third base, advanced to second on a throwing error by

3b. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Cal 3rd - Kelly singled up the middle. Kelly out at second c to ss,

caught stealing. Sevilla singled to left field. Reid, E. struck out looking.

Arioto walked; Sevilla advanced to second. Thomas popped up to ss. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - Arioto to 1b. Masaniai to dp. MESSERSCHMID

grounded out to ss. QUIOCHO singled, bunt. PURCELL tripled to right field, RBI;

QUIOCHO scored. RAMIREZ grounded out to ss. LOPEZ walked. NIX-THOMAS pinch ran

for LOPEZ. HOPKINS singled to center field, RBI; NIX-THOMAS advanced to second;

PURCELL scored. HICKS grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Cal 4th - LOPEZ to 3b for NIX-THOMAS. Reid, J. struck out swinging.

Leomiti grounded out to 2b. Masaniai popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - GONZALES singled to center field. DELAHOUSSAYE

out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; GONZALES advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID

reached on a fielding error by ss; GONZALES advanced to third. QUIOCHO doubled

to right center, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third; GONZALES scored. PURCELL

reached on a fielder's choice; MESSERSCHMID out at home 3b to c. RAMIREZ

singled to left field, advanced to second on a throwing error by lf, RBI;

PURCELL advanced to third; QUIOCHO scored, unearned. LOPEZ walked. HOPKINS

struck out looking. 2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

Cal 5th - Kekahuna singled to third base. Schrey pinch ran for Kekahuna.

Kelly grounded into double play 2b to 1b; Schrey out on the play. Sevilla

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - Kekahuna to c for Masaniai. HICKS struck out

swinging. GONZALES popped up to ss. DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cal 6th - Reid, E. walked. Arioto singled to left field; Reid, E.

advanced to second. Thomas grounded out to p; Arioto advanced to second; Reid,

E. advanced to third. Reid, J. reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to

second on the throw; Arioto advanced to third; Reid, E. out at home ss to c.

Leomiti struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 2b. QUIOCHO

struck out looking. PURCELL popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Cal 7th - Kekahuna flied out to cf. Schrey popped up to p. Kelly walked.

Sevilla singled up the middle; Kelly advanced to second. Houston, Sh. pinch ran

for Sevilla. Reid, E. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

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