Cougars Win Home Opener

Freshman Carly Duckworth had a three-run homer against Weber State. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)


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PROVO -- In the first home game of the 2011 season the BYU softball team dominated Weber State, winning 9-1 in five innings on Thursday.

Freshman Carly Duckworth led the Cougars at the plate, recording a home run and three RBI. Jessica Fitu had one hit in three at-bats and recorded two RBI.

The combination of pitchers Paige Affleck, Hannah Howell and Tori Almond recorded nine strikeouts while holding the Wildcats to two hits in the game.

Both offenses struggled to start off the game with neither team getting a hit through the first two-and-a-half innings. Stacie Graham singled early in the third inning to give the Cougars their first base runner.

Graham’s hit sparked a third inning rally for BYU (16-14) that led to six runs in the bottom half of the inning. Fitu drove in two runners with a single to left to start the scoring and Caschjen Atagi followed Fitu with an RBI double.

Duckworth finished off the rally with her third-career home run. The homer brought in three runs and extended the BYU lead to 6-0.

The Cougar scoring continued into the fourth inning as Kristin Delahoussaye and JC Clayton drove in one run each to stretch the lead to 8-0.

Weber State (3-16) snagged their first hits of the day in the bottom of the fifth inning and scored their first run on a two-out single to left. The Cougars finished the game in the bottom of the fifth with a single by Graham to push the lead back to eight and end the game early.

BYU will be back at home on Tuesday, March 29 as they face off against the Utah State Aggies. The game begins at 4:00 pm MT and can be heard on BYU Radio.


Weber State at BYU

Mar 24, 2011 at PROVO, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Weber State 1 (3-16)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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RIVERS, Shaila lf........ 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

JAMES, Erika cf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

MINNIEAR, Symbree ss..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

MINNICH, Lyndsey 3b...... 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0

HARDINE, Britinie dh/p... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

CHRISTOPHER, Brandi c/p.. 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0

JACKSON, Heather 2b/ph... 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 1

SILVA, Brooke 2b/rf..... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

CLARKE, London rf........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

VALLIES, Kelsie p/dh..... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

HUDDLESTON, Ashley 1b.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0

Totals................... 15 1 2 1 3 9 14 5 2

BYU 9 (16-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

WILLARD, Delaney cf/rf.. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

ATAGI,Caschjen dh........ 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2

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

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

ROBB, Madisen ph........ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

MILLETT,Lacey pr/lf..... 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

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

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

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

Totals................... 20 9 8 8 7 0 15 3 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Weber State......... 000 01 - 1 2 1

BYU................. 006 21 - 9 8 1

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Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - RIVERS, S.; DUGAS. DP - Weber State 1. LOB - Weber State 2; BYU 4. 2B

- ATAGI. HR - DUCKWORTH. SB - MILLETT 2. CS - MINNIEAR, S.; DUGAS.

Weber State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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VALLIES, Kelsie..... 2.1 1 2 2 6 0 5 11

HARDINE, Britinie... 2.1 7 7 6 1 0 15 16

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 5 7

HOWELL,Hannah....... 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 6 6

ALMOND,Tori......... 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 4 5

Win - HOWELL (3-2). Loss - HARDINE, B. (2-1). Save - None.

PB - CHRISTOPHER; FITU.

Umpires - HP: Ray Meibos 1B: Brett Higgins 3B: Jason Bluemel

Start: 4:05 pm Time: 1:34 Attendance: 225

Weather: Cloudy, 45 degrees

Weber State starters: 3/lf RIVERS, S.; 5/cf JAMES, E.; 18/ss MINNIEAR, S.;

23/3b MINNICH, L.; 8/dh HARDINE, B.; 6/c CHRISTOPHER; 1/2b JACKSON, H.; 13/rf

CLARKE, L.; 10/p VALLIES, K.; 14/1b HUDDLESTON; BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 19/cf DUGAS; 16/ss CLAYTON; 10/c FITU; 9/dh ATAGI; 3/lf DUCKWORTH; 22/3b HICKS; 31/1b MANUMA; 21/rf GRAHAM; 12/p AFFLECK;

Weber State 1st - RIVERS, S. walked. JAMES, E. popped up to p; RIVERS, S. advanced to second on a passed ball. RIVERS, S. out at second c to ss. MINNIEAR, S. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b. DUGAS walked. DUGAS out at second c to 3b, caught stealing. CLAYTON walked. CLAYTON left early, out at first 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Weber State 2nd - MINNICH, L. walked. HARDINE, B. flied out to lf. CHRISTOPHER struck out looking. JACKSON, H. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - FITU flied out to cf. ATAGI walked. DUCKWORTH walked; ATAGI advanced to second. HICKS grounded into double play 2b to 1b; DUCKWORTH out on the play. ATAGI out at second 2b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Weber State 3rd - HOWELL to p for AFFLECK. CLARKE, L. struck out swinging. VALLIES, K. struck out swinging. RIVERS, S. flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - MANUMA grounded out to 1b unassisted. GRAHAM singled to second base. GRAHAM advanced to second, advanced to third on a passed ball. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. DUGAS walked; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. VALLIES, K. to dh. HARDINE, B. to p. DUGAS out at second 2b unassisted. CLAYTON reached on a fielder's choice. FITU singled down the lf line, 2 RBI; CLAYTON advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE scored; GRAHAM scored. ATAGI doubled to left field, RBI; FITU advanced to third; CLAYTON scored. DUCKWORTH homered to left field, 3 RBI; ATAGI scored; FITU scored. HICKS popped up to cf. 6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Weber State 4th - JAMES, E. struck out swinging. MINNIEAR, S. reached on an error by cf. MINNIEAR, S. advanced to second. MINNIEAR, S. out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. MINNICH, L. struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - MANUMA walked. MILLETT pinch ran for MANUMA. MILLETT stole second. GRAHAM flied out to cf; MILLETT advanced to third. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; MILLETT scored. WILLARD singled to right field; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. CLAYTON singled to center field, RBI; WILLARD advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. FITU flied out to cf. ATAGI flied out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Weber State 5th - WILLARD to rf. MILLETT to lf for DUCKWORTH. DUCKWORTH to cf for MILLETT. GRAHAM to 1b. ALMOND to p for HOWELL. HARDINE, B. struck out swinging. JACKSON, H. pinch hit for CHRISTOPHER. SILVA, B. to 2b for JACKSON,

H.. CHRISTOPHER to p for HARDINE, B.. HARDINE, B. to p for CHRISTOPHER. CHRISTOPHER pinch hit for JACKSON, H.. JACKSON, H. to 2b for SILVA, B. SILVA, B. to rf for CLARKE, L.. CHRISTOPHER walked. JACKSON, H. singled to left field;

CHRISTOPHER advanced to third. SILVA, B. singled to left field, RBI; JACKSON,

H. out at second lf to 2b; CHRISTOPHER scored. VALLIES, K. struck out swinging.

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

BYU 5th - CHRISTOPHER to c. DUCKWORTH to cf for MILLETT. ROBB pinch hit for HICKS. MILLETT to lf for DUCKWORTH. DUCKWORTH grounded out to 3b. ROBB singled to left field. MILLETT reached on a fielder's choice; ROBB out at second 3b to 2b. MILLETT stole second. GRAHAM singled to left field; MILLETT advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by lf, unearned. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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