Dugas Leads BYU to 14-0 Rout of UNLV

Junior Jessica Dugas hit 4-for-4 with three RBI and stolen bases at UNLV. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS VEGAS -- The hitting game came out in full force for the BYU softball team, giving the Cougars an undefeated start to Mountain West Conference play in a 14-0 win over UNLV on Thursday at Eller Media Stadium.

Senior pitcher Paige Affleck shut out the Rebels, collecting five strikeouts and allowing three hits and three walks for her 14th win of the season.

Junior Jessica Dugas set career highs with four hits and three RBI in addition to two stolen bases and a run scored to lead BYU. Junior Stacie Graham had three runs, three RBI and two hits while senior Caschjen Atagi hit a solo home run.

After taking a 5-0 lead through three innings, the Cougars blew the game open with a nine-run fifth, going once through the lineup and then some. Highlights included a two-RBI double deep down the right field line by senior Kristin Delahoussaye and another double with the bases loaded by Graham that brought in all three BYU runners.

Early in the game, BYU (23-14, 1-0) turned UNLV (20-15, 2-2) around in circles in a three-run second inning with a collection of infield hits. Graham and freshman Carly Duckworth hit back-to-back singles before Dugas' chopper to the shortstop scored Graham.

With the bases loaded later in the inning, junior Tiffany Messerschmidt singled for another RBI. A ground out by sophomore JC Clayton scored Dugas for the final run of the inning.

Atagi's homer to lead off the third inning was the senior's third straight in Las Vegas after hitting two in the Cougars' previous two games at Eller Media Field in a pre-conference tournament. Atagi was 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and a walk on the day.

BYU immediately boarded the bus after the game to travel to San Diego where the Cougars will face San Diego State on Friday, Apr. 15, at 6 p.m. PT. The two teams will face off for a second time on Apr. 16 at 1 p.m. PT.


BYU at UNLV

04-14-11 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 14 (23-14,1-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dh.. 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2

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

HICKS, Krista ss........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

ROBB, Madisen 2b........ 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

ATAGI,Caschjen 3b........ 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 2

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

HUDSON,Alexandra rf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 3 3 2 3 0 1 6 1 0

DUGAS,Jessica cf......... 4 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 26 14 13 14 7 4 15 8 9

UNLV 0 (20-15,2-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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HOLLAND, Ashli 2b........ 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0

EMERSON, Paige cf........ 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

PETERSEN, Amber ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ALEMAN, Tayler ss........ 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

VAN ACKER, Tayler 1b..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3

WAGNER, Kylie dh......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

MONREAL, Pauline lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

BALILEA, Jaexie 3b....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

BRADSHAW, Rayna ph...... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

HARRISON, Heather c...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1

CUICO, Korin ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

VALENTINO, Stefany rf.... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WOODALL, Tara ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

OLIVETO, Amanda p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

O'CONNOR, Jessica p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 17 0 3 0 3 5 15 9 5

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 032 09 - 14 13 0

UNLV................ 000 00 - 0 3 0

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DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 9; UNLV 5. 2B - DELAHOUSSAYE; GRAHAM. HR - ATAGI. HBP

- ROBB; WILLARD; GRAHAM. SH - DUCKWORTH. SF - WILLARD. SB - CLAYTON; FITU;

DUGAS 2.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 5.0 3 0 0 3 5 17 20

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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OLIVETO, Amanda..... 2.2 7 5 4 2 2 14 18

WAGNER, Kylie....... 1.2 4 7 7 3 1 9 14

O'CONNOR, Jessica... 0.2 2 2 2 2 1 3 6

Win - AFFLECK (14-9). Loss - OLIVETO, A. (17-7). Save - None.

WP - AFFLECK. HBP - by OLIVETO, A. (WILLARD); by WAGNER, K. (GRAHAM); by WAGNER,

K. (ROBB). PB - HARRISON, H. 2.

Umpires - HP: Tom Topping 1B: Chris Drumm 3B: Dan Ringsby

Start: 6:00 pm Time: 1:47 Attendance: 216

Weather: 72*, sunny, NNW wind at 15mph

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dh MESSERSCHMID; 16/ss CLAYTON; 10/c FITU;

9/3b ATAGI; 28/rf WILLARD; 3/lf DUCKWORTH; 21/1b GRAHAM; 19/cf DUGAS; 12/p

AFFLECK;

UNLV starters: 7/2b HOLLAND, A.; 21/cf EMERSON, P.; 6/ss ALEMAN, T.; 14/1b VAN

ACKER, T; 24/dh WAGNER, K.; 10/lf MONREAL, P.; 8/3b BALILEA, J.; 25/c HARRISON,

H.; 32/rf VALENTINO, S; 31/p OLIVETO, A.;

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID singled to third base;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON struck out swinging. FITU reached on a

fielder's choice to second base; MESSERSCHMID out at second 2b to ss;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. FITU stole second. ATAGI flied out to cf. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 1st - HOLLAND, A. walked. EMERSON, P. popped up to 3b, bunt.

ALEMAN, T. grounded out to 2b; HOLLAND, A. advanced to second. HOLLAND, A.

advanced to third on a wild pitch. VAN ACKER, T grounded out to 3b. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - WILLARD out at first p to 2b to 1b. DUCKWORTH singled to pitcher. GRAHAM singled to center field, advanced to second on the throw; DUCKWORTH advanced to third. DUGAS singled to shortstop, RBI; GRAHAM advanced to third; DUCKWORTH scored. DUGAS stole second. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID singled to shortstop, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third; GRAHAM scored. CLAYTON grounded out to 2b, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; DUGAS scored. FITU grounded out to ss. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 2nd - WAGNER, K. singled through the left side. MONREAL, P. struck

out swinging. BALILEA, J. struck out looking. HARRISON, H. out at first 1b to

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

BYU 3rd - ATAGI homered to left field, RBI. WILLARD hit by pitch.

DUCKWORTH out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; WILLARD advanced to second. WILLARD

advanced to third on a passed ball. GRAHAM struck out swinging. DUGAS singled

to second base, RBI; WILLARD scored, unearned. WAGNER, K. to p. OLIVETO, A. to

dh. DUGAS stole second. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to p. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE to c. ROBB to 2b for FITU. VALENTINO, S singled

to center field. HOLLAND, A. flied out to lf. EMERSON, P. singled through the

left side; VALENTINO, S advanced to second. ALEMAN, T. walked; EMERSON, P.

advanced to second; VALENTINO, S advanced to third. VAN ACKER, T grounded into

double play ss to c to 1b; ALEMAN, T. advanced to second; EMERSON, P. advanced

to third; VALENTINO, S out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - MESSERSCHMID out at first p to 2b, bunt. CLAYTON walked. ROBB

struck out swinging. CLAYTON stole second. ATAGI walked. WILLARD flied out to

cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 4th - WAGNER, K. grounded out to 2b. MONREAL, P. grounded out to

ss. BRADSHAW, R. pinch hit for BALILEA, J.. BRADSHAW, R. walked. CUICO, K.

pinch hit for HARRISON, H.. CUICO, K. grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - BALILEA, J. to 3b for BRADSHAW, R.. HARRISON, H. to c for

CUICO, K.. DUCKWORTH singled to right field. GRAHAM hit by pitch; DUCKWORTH

advanced to second. DUGAS singled to third base; GRAHAM advanced to second;

DUCKWORTH advanced to third. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled down the rf line, 2 RBI;

DUGAS advanced to third; GRAHAM scored; DUCKWORTH scored. MESSERSCHMID walked.

CLAYTON reached on a fielder's choice to first base; MESSERSCHMID advanced to

second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; DUGAS out at home 1b to c. ROBB hit by

pitch, RBI; CLAYTON advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored. ATAGI singled through the left side, RBI; ROBB advanced to

second; CLAYTON advanced to third; MESSERSCHMID scored. WAGNER, K. to dh.

O'CONNOR, J. to p for OLIVETO, A.. WILLARD flied out to lf, SF, RBI; CLAYTON

scored. ATAGI advanced to second on a passed ball; ROBB advanced to third on a

passed ball. DUCKWORTH walked. GRAHAM doubled to center field, 3 RBI; DUCKWORTH

scored; ATAGI scored; ROBB scored. DUGAS singled to left field, advanced to

second on the throw, RBI; GRAHAM scored. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID

struck out swinging. 9 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UNLV 5th - HICKS to ss for CLAYTON. HUDSON to rf for WILLARD. WOODALL,

T. pinch hit for VALENTINO, S. WOODALL, T. struck out swinging. HOLLAND, A.

struck out swinging. PETERSEN, A. pinch hit for EMERSON, P.. PETERSEN, A.

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

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