Davis Hits a Walkoff Home Run for Win

Caschjen Davis claimed her first collegiate home run to win the game. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

STANFORD, Calif. (March, 21, 2008) -- A walkoff home run from freshman Caschjen Davis in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the BYU women's softball team a 7-6 win over East Carolina on Friday at the Stanford Invitational II, and improved the Cougars to a 17-11 record.

Davis, batting in the seventh hole, came up to bat with the score tied at six all. Her lead off homer is her first home run on the season, and the first walk-off bomb for BYU this year.

The Cougars started the game with a large lead over the Pirates. Freshman pitcher Paige Affleck controlled the early innings, giving BYU an opportunity to take the lead.

In the bottom of the second inning three hits brought in one run for BYU, while the third inning was more fruitful with three runs off of three hits. BYU leading batter Daniela Snow knocked in the first run of the inning, and Emi Snow-Willing and Stephanie Platt-Hopkins followed with RBI of their own.

Affleck started the fourth inning with a comfortable lead and had a no hitter going into the top of the fifth inning. A double put a runner in scoring position and a botched fielder's choice gave East Carolina its first run.

Christie Zinanti came in to relieve Affleck and she gave up triple with the bases loaded and a wild pitch allowed another runner to reach home, giving the Pirates a 6-4 lead. Christina Gwyn-Trice relieved Zinanti at the top of the sixth and allowed no runs.

Daniela Snow hit a two-RBI double down the left field line to tie the game 6-6. Snow had led the Cougars with three RBI. Gwyn-Trice retired three straight Pirate batters, bringing BYU to the bottom of the seventh with a tied ball game. Davis' home run gave the Cougars the one run needed to prevent the game from going into extra innings.

Riding on a five-game winning streak, the Cougars play a double header on Saturday at the Stanford Invitational II. They face No. 5 Stanford at 4 p.m. and Wisconsin at 6 p.m. Livestats for both games are available at www.byucougars.com, while live video for the Stanford game will be available.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

East Carolina vs BYU

Mar 21, 2008 at Stanford, CA (Smith Faily Stadium)

East Carolina 6 (21-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Sumner rf................ 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0

Merrida cf............... 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0

Jimenez ph.............. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Johnson 1b............... 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2

St. Ledger 2b............ 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0

Gallagher pr............ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Andrews lf............... 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

Aona 3b.................. 4 1 1 3 0 1 0 3 0

Barrella dp.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Moreno c................. 2 1 1 0 1 0 5 1 0

Tom ss................... 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Swann p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Howell p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 26 6 3 3 5 7 18 4 6

BYU 7 (17-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

VANCE, Amanda ss......... 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0

SNOW, Daniela 1b......... 4 2 3 3 0 0 8 0 1

NIX, Whitney pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

WILLING, Emi c........... 4 0 2 1 0 0 6 1 1

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 3 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0

TOKUNAGA, Brittany dp.... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5

PURCELL, Jessica dp..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

ZINANTI, Christie p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TRICE, Christina p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 28 7 11 7 4 4 21 7 9

Score by Innings R H E

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East Carolina....... 000 060 0 - 6 3 0

BYU................. 013 002 1 - 7 11 2

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E - AFFLECK; ZINANTI. LOB - E. Carolina 6; BYU 9. 2B - Sumner; Moreno;

VANCE; SNOW; WILLING. 3B - Aona. HR - DAVIS. HBP - Johnson; Andrews; VANCE.

SH - GONZALES. SB - Sumner 2; GONZALES; WILLING.

East Carolina IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Swann............... 5.0 8 4 4 3 4 22 27

Howell.............. 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 6 7

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 4.0 1 2 0 3 4 14 18

ZINANTI, Christie... 1.0 1 4 0 1 1 5 7

TRICE, Christina.... 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 7 8

Win - TRICE (7-3). Loss - Howell (4-2). Save - None.

WP - Swann; ZINANTI 3. HBP - by AFFLECK (Johnson); by Swann (VANCE); by ZINANTI

(Andrews).

Umpires - HP: Randy Goudy 1B: Vincent Price 3B: Ed Cooper

Start: 12 pm Time: 2:12 Attendance:

Game: ECU1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

East Carolina vs BYU - Play-by-Play

Mar 21, 2008 at Stanford, CA (Smith Faily Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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East Carolina....... 000 060 0 - 6 3 0

BYU................. 013 002 1 - 7 11 2

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East Carolina starters: 14/rf Sumner; 7/cf Merrida; 3/1b Johnson; 6/2b St.

Ledger; 8/lf Andrews; 17/3b Aona; 15/dp Barrella; 2/c Moreno; 4/ss Tom; 9/p

Swann;

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 24/cf GONZALES; 6/ss VANCE; 22/1b SNOW; 33/3b

QUIOCHO; 18/c WILLING; 9/lf DAVIS; 5/rf HOPKINS; 8/dp TOKUNAGA; 12/p AFFLECK;

East Carolina 1st - Sumner walked. Sumner stole second. Merrida struck

out swinging. Johnson hit by pitch. St. Ledger struck out swinging. Andrews

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

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 3b. GONZALES struck out swinging.

VANCE grounded out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

East Carolina 2nd - Aona grounded out to 2b. Barrella grounded out to

3b. Moreno walked. Tom out at first 3b to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 2nd - SNOW singled to shortstop. QUIOCHO singled down the lf line;

SNOW advanced to second. WILLING fouled out to c. DAVIS fouled out to lf.

HOPKINS singled up the middle, RBI; QUIOCHO advanced to second; SNOW scored.

TOKUNAGA struck out swinging. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

East Carolina 3rd - Sumner grounded out to 1b unassisted. Merrida struck

out swinging, out at first c to 1b. Johnson struck out looking. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. GONZALES out at first 3b to 2b, SAC,

bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. VANCE hit by pitch. SNOW singled to left

field, RBI; VANCE advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. QUIOCHO popped up to

2b. WILLING singled to right field, RBI; SNOW advanced to third; VANCE scored.

WILLING stole second. DAVIS walked. HOPKINS singled to shortstop, RBI; DAVIS

advanced to second; WILLING advanced to third; SNOW scored. TOKUNAGA struck out

swinging. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

East Carolina 4th - St. Ledger walked. Andrews fouled out to rf. Aona

reached on a fielder's choice; St. Ledger out at second ss unassisted. Barrella

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. GONZALES singled to left

center. GONZALES stole second. VANCE grounded out to 3b; GONZALES advanced to

third. SNOW flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

East Carolina 5th - Moreno doubled to right center. Tom reached on a

fielder's choice, advanced to second on the throw; Moreno advanced to third on

an error by p, scored, unearned. ZINANTI to p for AFFLECK. Sumner grounded out

to 2b; Tom advanced to third. Jimenez pinch hit for Merrida. Jimenez walked.

Merrida to cf for Jimenez. Merrida advanced to second on a wild pitch. Johnson

struck out swinging. St. Ledger reached on an error by p; Merrida advanced to

third; Tom scored, unearned. Gallagher pinch ran for St. Ledger. Gallagher

advanced to second on a wild pitch. Andrews hit by pitch. Aona tripled down the

rf line, 3 RBI; Andrews scored, unearned; Gallagher scored, unearned; Merrida

scored, unearned. Aona scored on a wild pitch, unearned. Barrella grounded out

to 1b unassisted. 6 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - St. Ledger to 2b for Gallagher. QUIOCHO lined out to cf.

WILLING doubled to left center. DAVIS walked. HOPKINS flied out to cf. PURCELL

to dp for TOKUNAGA. DAVIS advanced to second on a wild pitch; WILLING advanced

to third on a wild pitch. PURCELL flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

East Carolina 6th - TRICE to p for ZINANTI. Moreno popped up to 2b. Tom

flied out to rf. Sumner doubled to left center. Merrida walked; Sumner stole

third. Johnson popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 6th - Howell to p for Swann. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to rf. GONZALES

walked. VANCE doubled to right field; GONZALES advanced to third. SNOW doubled

down the lf line, 2 RBI; VANCE scored; GONZALES scored. NIX pinch ran for SNOW.

QUIOCHO flied out to rf; NIX advanced to third. WILLING lined out to 2b. 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

East Carolina 7th - SNOW to 1b for NIX. St. Ledger flied out to lf.

Andrews struck out swinging. Aona struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - DAVIS homered to center field, RBI. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

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