Cougars Win Sixth Straight

Senior Paige Affleck won her second-straight game, shutting out LMU in 4.1 innings pitched. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAS -- BYU pitchers Paige Affleck and Hannah Howell didn't give up a run for the third-straight game to lead the Cougar softball team to a 4-0 win over Loyola Marymount on Friday.

Neither Affleck nor Howell have given up a run in the Cougars' last three games, all wins by a combined score of 22-1.

Affleck earned the her 11th win of the year, pitching 4.1 innings with four strikeouts. Howell came on in the fifth, giving up just one hit with no walks and two strikeouts to earn her first save of the year.

The Cougars took some time getting their bats warm in the first of three games in Las Vegas this weekend. Finally in the fourth, sophomore JC Clayton and senior Jessica Fitu led off the inning with base hits. Three batters later with two outs, junior Krista Hicks singled to bring in Clayton.

In the ensuing inning, BYU tacked on three more runs with the offense again starting with two singles, this time by junior Tiffany Messerschmidt and senior Kristin Delahoussaye. Clayton followed with a single up the middle to score Messerschmidt before senior Caschjen Atagi's fly ball was dropped by an LMU fielder, enabling Delahoussaye and Clayton to score.

Clayton finished with two hits, two runs and one RBI. Messerschmidt went 2-for-2 with one run and a walk for the Cougars.

BYU will play Seattle at 10 a.m. MT and Loyola Marymount for the second time at 12:15 p.m. MT on Saturday.


Loyola Marymount vs BYU

04-01-11 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media Stadium)

Loyola Marymount 0 (14-17)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SMITH, D. cf............. 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

CHARPENTIER 2b........... 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0

FISCHER, S. ss........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2

SARGINSON, K 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 14 1 2

ALVAREZ, O. c............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0

HARMAN, M. 3b............ 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0

AHLO, K. lf.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

NELSON, S. dh............ 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3

NAYUDU, J. rf............ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRADY, E. p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 25 0 5 0 3 6 18 14 8

BYU 4 (18-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 3 2 2 1 0 1 3 4 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0

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

DUCKWORTH,Carly rf....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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

WILLARD, Delaney ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2

MILLETT,Lacey ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa lf.. 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

HUDSON,Alexandra lf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 25 4 7 2 1 3 21 11 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Loyola Marymount.... 000 000 0 - 0 5 2

BYU................. 000 130 X - 4 7 3

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E - FISCHER, S. 2; DELAHOUSSAYE; HICKS 2. LOB - LMU 8; BYU 5. SH - ALVAREZ,

O.; ATAGI. SB - DELAHOUSSAYE; HICKS. CS - NELSON, S.; MESSERSCHMID.

Loyola Marymount IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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GRADY, E............ 6.0 7 4 2 1 3 25 27

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 4.1 4 0 0 3 4 16 20

HOWELL,Hannah....... 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 9 9

Win - AFFLECK (11-9). Loss - GRADY, E. (1-1). Save - HOWELL (3).

WP - AFFLECK.

Umpires - HP: Willie Newman 1B: Dani Carson 3B: Anthony Lewis

Start: 5:15 pm Time: 1:45 Attendance:

Weather: 87, sunny & light breeze

Loyola Marymount starters: 55/cf SMITH, D.; 21/2b CHARPENTIER; 52/ss FISCHER,

S.; 18/1b SARGINSON, K; 4/c ALVAREZ, O.; 0/3b HARMAN, M.; 25/lf AHLO, K.; 12/dh

NELSON, S.; 1/rf NAYUDU, J.; 11/p GRADY, E.;

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

ATAGI; 3/rf DUCKWORTH; 22/3b HICKS; 21/1b GRAHAM; 20/lf MESSERSCHMID; 12/p

AFFLECK;

Loyola Marymount 1st - SMITH, D. grounded out to 3b. CHARPENTIER out at first 3b to ss to 1b. FISCHER, S. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss. DUGAS grounded out to 3b. CLAYTON struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 2nd - SARGINSON, K singled to third base. ALVAREZ, O. out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; SARGINSON, K advanced to second. HARMAN, M. struck out looking. AHLO, K. grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - FITU grounded out to 2b. ATAGI grounded out to ss. DUCKWORTH grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 3rd - NELSON, S. walked. NELSON, S. out at second c to ss, caught stealing. NAYUDU, J. singled to center field. SMITH, D. walked; NAYUDU, J. advanced to second. CHARPENTIER lined out to ss. FISCHER, S. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - HICKS grounded out to 3b. GRAHAM grounded out to 2b. MESSERSCHMID singled to catcher. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a throwing error by ss; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third. DELAHOUSSAYE stole second. DUGAS struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 4th - SARGINSON, K grounded out to ss. ALVAREZ, O. struck out swinging. HARMAN, M. singled up the middle. AHLO, K. singled to left center; HARMAN, M. advanced to second. NELSON, S. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - CLAYTON singled to first base. FITU singled to shortstop; CLAYTON advanced to second. ATAGI out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; FITU advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to third. DUCKWORTH fouled out to 1b. HICKS singled to shortstop, RBI; FITU advanced to third; CLAYTON scored. HICKS stole second. GRAHAM grounded out to p. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 5th - NAYUDU, J. reached on a fielding error by 2b. NAYUDU, J. advanced to second on a wild pitch. SMITH, D. grounded out to ss. CHARPENTIER walked. HOWELL to p for AFFLECK. FISCHER, S. reached on a fielding error by 3b; CHARPENTIER advanced to second; NAYUDU, J. advanced to third, out at home ss to c. SARGINSON, K struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - MESSERSCHMID singled up the middle. DELAHOUSSAYE singled through the left side; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. DUGAS grounded out to p; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third. CLAYTON singled to second base, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; MESSERSCHMID scored. FITU grounded out to ss; CLAYTON advanced to second. ATAGI reached on a dropped fly by ss; CLAYTON scored, unearned; DELAHOUSSAYE scored, unearned. DUCKWORTH grounded out to 1b unassisted. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 6th - ALVAREZ, O. fouled out to rf. HARMAN, M. singled to third base, advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b. AHLO, K. popped up to ss. NELSON, S. popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - WILLARD pinch hit for HICKS. WILLARD grounded out to 2b. MILLETT pinch hit for GRAHAM. MILLETT struck out swinging. MESSERSCHMID walked. MESSERSCHMID out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 7th - HICKS to 3b for WILLARD. GRAHAM to 1b for MILLETT. HUDSON to lf for MESSERSCHMID. NAYUDU, J. grounded out to 2b. SMITH, D. struck out swinging. CHARPENTIER flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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