Delaney Takes Control

Delaney Willard stole the show, driving home all four BYU runs. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Sophomore Delany Willard brought in all four of BYU’s runs off a home run and a triple as BYU defeated San Diego State 4-0 on Saturday at Gail Miller Field.

The win gives BYU a 1-1 split with the Aztecs in the season series and puts the Cougars back on top of the Mountain West Conference standings with a 31-10, 6-2 record.

Willard hit a three-run homer to left centerfield in the fourth inning after Andrea Ramirez and Jessica Fitu both reached base. The home run was Willard’s seventh of the year, tied for third-most on the team.

“I just wanted to do anything I could to get the team going,” Willard said of the home run.

The sophomore rightfielder tacked on the game’s final run by knocking a triple into the deep rightfield corner late in the sixth inning. Fitu rounded the diamond from first base after reaching on an error to score her second run of the game.

“I couldn’t be prouder,” Eakin said of Willard. “She had two huge hits. That’s a big-time game, especially as a sophomore in our program.”

As a team the Cougars tallied seven hits and three earned runs against San Diego State pitcher Samantha Beasley, arguably the MWC’s best pitcher who came into the game with a 0.78 ERA with a 22-6 record.

“You face one of the best pitchers in America and it’s going to be tough, but over the last two days collectively we have hit better against her than anyone in the country,” Eakin said.

The Cougar pitching was stellar itself. Paige Affleck went all seven innings for the complete game shutout, scattering five hits with three strikeouts to improve to 22-8.

Willard finished 2-for-3 with four RBI and one run. Ramirez went 2-for-3 and Fitu added a 1-for-2 day with two runs. Kristin Delahoussaye and JC Clayton also had one hit apiece with Tiffany Messerschmidt getting a run.

BYU will continue its home stand with a doubleheader against Idaho State on Tuesday, April 27, with games starting at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.


San Diego Stat Univ. at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 24, 2010 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

San Diego Stat Univ. 0 (27-12,5-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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REIFSCHNEIDER, F. lf..... 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0

CAMELLO, Jessica 2b...... 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 3

KNUDSEN, Brittany cf..... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

MAEVA, Justeen 3b/dp..... 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

Stefanie Qui pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QUICHOCHO, Stefanie pr.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JACKSON, Patrice pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ALNES, Monica 1b......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

MAY, Kristin c........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1

WOLF, Traci rf........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

ROSE, Ashley dp/3b....... 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

SAHATDJIAN, Eva ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MAY, Kamerin ph......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

LAVERY, Roshana pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WISNESKI, Jen ss......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

BEASLEY, Samantha p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 0 5 0 5 3 18 4 8

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (31-10,6-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 4 0

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

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 0 2 0 0 0 11 0 1

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiff. pr. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen lf.. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 2 2 1 0 0 0 5 1 0

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 3 1 2 4 0 1 0 0 0

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dp.. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

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

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

Totals................... 26 4 7 4 1 7 21 13 6

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego Stat Univ. 000 000 0 - 0 5 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 301 0 - 4 7 1

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E - BEASLEY, S.; QUIOCHO. LOB - Aztecs 8; Cougars 6. 3B - WILLARD. HR -

WILLARD. HBP - PURCELL-FITU. SB - REIFSCHNEIDE; CLAYTON; DUGAS. CS -

CAMELLO; ROSE.

San Diego Stat Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BEASLEY, Samantha... 6.0 7 4 3 1 7 26 28 122

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 5 0 0 5 3 24 29 139

Win - AFFLECK (22-8). Loss - BEASLEY, S. (22-7). Save - None.

HBP - by BEASLEY, S. (PURCELL-FITU). PB - PURCELL-FITU. Inherited

runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: BEASLEY, S. 122/78; AFFLECK 139/78.

Umpires - HP: Anthony Lewis 1B: Patrick Kime 3B: Brett Higgins

Start: 2 p.m. Time: 2:18 Attendance: 809

Weather: Sunny and Clear 55 degrees

Game: BY-SD2

Play-by-Play

BYU COUGAR SOFTBALL 2010

San Diego Stat Univ. at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Apr 24, 2010 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego Stat Univ. 000 000 0 - 0 5 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 301 0 - 4 7 1

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San Diego Stat Univ. starters: 4/lf REIFSCHNEIDE; 11/2b CAMELLO; 39/cf KNUDSEN;

21/3b MAEVA; 9/1b ALNES; 2/c MAY, Kr.; 10/rf WOLF; 20/dp ROSE; 24/ss WISNESKI;

7/p BEASLEY, S.;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 16/ss CLAYTON; 33/3b QUIOCHO;

31/1b RAMIREZ; 9/lf DAVIS-ATAGI; 10/c PURCELL-FITU; 28/rf WILLARD; 6/dp

VANCE-KELLUM; 19/cf DUGAS; 12/p AFFLECK;

San Diego Stat Univ. 1st - MAEVA to dp. ROSE to 3b. REIFSCHNEIDE struck

out swinging (2-2 KBBFS). CAMELLO walked (3-2 KBFBFBFFB). KNUDSEN flied out to

cf (2-2 KBBF). CAMELLO out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss (3-2 BKBBK).

CLAYTON struck out swinging (1-2 KFBK). QUIOCHO struck out swinging (2-2

KBFBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego Stat Univ. 2nd - MAEVA walked (3-0 BBBB). Stefanie Qui pinch

ran for MAEVA. QUICHOCHO pinch ran for Stefanie Qui. ALNES grounded out to 3b

(1-0 B); QUICHOCHO advanced to second. MAY, Kr. grounded out to ss (1-0 B);

QUICHOCHO advanced to third. WOLF grounded out to p (3-2 BBFFB). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - RAMIREZ singled to center field (2-2 BFFB).

DAVIS-ATAGI flied out to lf (3-2 KBBFB). PURCELL-FITU singled to center field

(1-0 B); RAMIREZ advanced to second. WILLARD struck out swinging (2-2 FKBBS).

VANCE-KELLUM reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 BK); PURCELL-FITU out at second

ss to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego Stat Univ. 3rd - ROSE singled to right field (3-2 BBBKFF).

WISNESKI grounded out to 3b (1-0 B); ROSE advanced to second. REIFSCHNEIDE

reached on an error by 3b (1-2 BFF); ROSE advanced to third. REIFSCHNEIDE

advanced to second on a fielder's choice, stole third; ROSE out at home ss to

c, caught stealing. CAMELLO grounded out to 2b (2-2 BFFB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DUGAS struck out looking (2-2 KKBBK).

DELAHOUSSAYE fouled out to 1b (0-1 F). CLAYTON singled to center field (0-0).

CLAYTON stole second. QUIOCHO grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 KBKB). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego Stat Univ. 4th - KNUDSEN struck out looking (3-2 BFFFBBK).

MAEVA to dp for QUICHOCHO. MAEVA grounded out to 2b (3-2 FBBBKF). ALNES singled

to shortstop (1-2 KKB). MAY, Kr. fouled out to 1b (2-0 BB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - RAMIREZ singled to center field (0-0).

MESSERSCHMID pinch ran for RAMIREZ. DAVIS-ATAGI infield fly to 3b (0-0).

PURCELL-FITU hit by pitch (2-2 BFKBF); MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. WILLARD

homered to left center, 3 RBI (0-1 F); PURCELL-FITU scored; MESSERSCHMID

scored. VANCE-KELLUM flied out to lf (3-2 BKBBK). DUGAS grounded out to 3b (3-2

FFBFBFBF). 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego Stat Univ. 5th - RAMIREZ to 1b for MESSERSCHMID. WOLF walked

(3-0 BBBB). SAHATDJIAN pinch hit for ROSE. SAHATDJIAN lined out to 2b (1-1 FB).

WISNESKI fouled out to c (0-0). REIFSCHNEIDE singled to third base (2-2 BKKB);

WOLF advanced to second. CAMELLO singled to left field (1-2 KBK); REIFSCHNEIDE

advanced to second; WOLF advanced to third. KNUDSEN reached on a fielder's

choice (1-0 B); CAMELLO out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - ROSE to 3b for SAHATDJIAN. DELAHOUSSAYE

singled to third base (2-1 KBB). CLAYTON struck out swinging (3-2 BKKBFBF).

QUIOCHO struck out swinging (0-2 KFF). RAMIREZ flied out to lf (1-0 B). 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego Stat Univ. 6th - MAEVA walked (3-1 BKBBB). JACKSON pinch ran

for MAEVA. ALNES grounded out to ss (1-0 B); JACKSON out at second ss

unassisted. MAY, Kr. grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - DAVIS-ATAGI infield fly to 2b (2-0 BB).

PURCELL-FITU reached on an error by p (0-0). WILLARD tripled to right field,

RBI; PURCELL-FITU scored, unearned. VANCE-KELLUM struck out swinging (3-2

KFBBBFFS). DUGAS walked (3-2 BKBBKFFB). DUGAS stole second. DELAHOUSSAYE

grounded out to ss (2-2 BKKB). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

San Diego Stat Univ. 7th - WOLF grounded out to 2b (0-0). MAY, Ka. pinch

hit for ROSE. MAY, Ka. singled to third base (3-2 KBFBBF). LAVERY pinch ran for

MAY, Ka.. LAVERY advanced to second on a passed ball. WISNESKI grounded out to

3b (2-1 BKB); LAVERY advanced to third. REIFSCHNEIDE walked (3-2 BBKBKB).

CAMELLO struck out looking (2-2 FBBKFFK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - MAEVA to 3b for JACKSON. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

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