Early Deficits Lead to Two Losses

Senior Caschjen Atagi hit a solo home run against Fresno State (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SAN -- The BYU softball team kept both games close, but early deficits led to a 7-3 loss to No. 23/25 Fresno State and a 5-2 defeat against No. 6 UCLA on Friday at the Campbell/Cartier Classic.

Against Fresno State, BYU feel behind by seven runs before senior second baseman Kristin Delahoussaye ripped a single to right center, scoring junior Tiffany Messerschmidt and sophomore JC Clayton for BYU's first runs of the day in the fifth inning.

The following inning, senior third baseman Caschjen Atagi led off with her second home run of the season, a solo shot that brought the Cougars to within four runs. Freshman Lacey Millett singled and Clayton walked later in the inning hoping to further cut into Fresno State's lead, but after a Bulldog pitching change Clayton struck out to end the inning.

Fresno State took control with a six-run fourth inning on four hits against starting pitcher Tori Almond and pitcher Hannah Howell.

Game 2

UCLA scored four runs in the top of the first inning and an additional run in the second before the Cougars could get on the board.

Mistakes by the Bruin pitcher helped Messerschmidt advance to third before a double by senior Jessica Fitu brought in BYU's first run.

After UCLA's early initial runs, BYU pitchers Paige Affleck, Howell and Almond held the Bruins scoreless, giving up four hits over the final five innings.

BYU (7-12) scored its final run in the seventh after loading the bases with two outs. A Clayton single brought in one run, but with the bases loaded once again, Fitu's ground ball led to the third and final out of the game.

Delahoussaye went 2-for-2 with two walks while Clayton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base.


BYU vs #23 Fresno State

Mar 04, 2011 at San Diego, Calif. (SDSU SB Stadium)

BYU 3 (7-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b.. 3 0 1 2 1 0 5 0 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 2

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

ATAGI,Caschjen 3b........ 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1

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

HICKS, Krista rf........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

DUCKWORTH,Carly dh....... 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2

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

MILLETT,Lacey 1b........ 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

ALMOND,Tori p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

Totals................... 27 3 6 3 5 10 18 3 8

Fresno State 7 (7-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Gilleland, H ss.......... 3 1 3 2 1 0 3 0 0

Ortiz, B 3b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2

Moses, M p............... 4 1 2 1 0 2 3 0 1

Moore, C dh.............. 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0

Runge, D pr............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Stiglich, C c............ 3 1 1 0 1 0 9 1 2

Ortega, A lf............. 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 1

Walker, D cf............. 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Angene, N 1b............. 3 0 2 0 1 0 3 1 2

Pollard, K pr........... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hall, R rf............... 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3

Walker, R 2b............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Oakes, M p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 29 7 11 7 6 7 21 5 11

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 021 0 - 3 6 2

Fresno State........ 010 600 X - 7 11 1

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E - ATAGI; GRAHAM; Ortiz, B. LOB - BY 8; FS 11. 2B - Gilleland, H. 3B -

DELAHOUSSAYE. HR - ATAGI; Ortega, A. SH - Ortiz, B. SB - MESSERSCHMID;

Gilleland, H.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ALMOND,Tori......... 3.2 8 6 6 3 5 18 22

HOWELL,Hannah....... 2.1 3 1 1 3 2 11 14

Fresno State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Moses, M............ 5.2 5 3 3 5 8 22 27

Oakes, M............ 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 5 5

Win - Moses, M (3-1). Loss - ALMOND (1-2). Save - Oakes, M (1).

Umpires - HP: Smokey Edds 1B: Richard Hausvik 3B: Sandy Leak

Start: 9 a.m. Time: 2:10 Attendance: 223

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 56.9 degrees

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

9/3b ATAGI; 28/rf WILLARD; 3/dh DUCKWORTH; 21/1b GRAHAM; 19/cf DUGAS; 8/p

ALMOND;

Fresno State starters: 11/ss Gilleland, H; 10/3b Ortiz, B; 25/p Moses, M; 4/dh

Moore, C; 3/c Stiglich, C; 31/lf Ortega, A; 5/cf Walker, D; 14/1b Angene, N;

15/rf Hall, R; 6/2b Walker, R;

BYU 1st - CLAYTON popped up to ss. MESSERSCHMID walked. DELAHOUSSAYE

popped up to 2b. MESSERSCHMID stole second. FITU struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 1st - Gilleland, H singled to center field. Ortiz, B struck

out swinging. Moses, M singled to first base; Gilleland, H advanced to second.

Moore, C popped up to ss. Stiglich, C popped up to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - ATAGI struck out swinging. WILLARD fouled out to ss. DUCKWORTH

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

Fresno State 2nd - Ortega, A homered to center field, RBI. Walker, D

grounded out to 3b. Angene, N singled to left field. Hall, R struck out

swinging. Gilleland, H singled to center field; Angene, N advanced to second.

Ortiz, B grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - GRAHAM struck out swinging. DUGAS walked. CLAYTON flied out to

cf. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 3rd - Dropped foul ball, E3. Moses, M struck out swinging.

Moore, C struck out swinging. Stiglich, C singled to shortstop. Ortega, A

struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. FITU fouled out to 1b. ATAGI singled

through the left side; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. WILLARD struck out

swinging. DUCKWORTH struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Fresno State 4th - Walker, D out at first p to 2b. Angene, N walked.

Hall, R walked; Angene, N advanced to second. Pollard, K pinch ran for Angene,

N. Gilleland, H doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; Hall, R scored; Pollard, K

scored. Ortiz, B out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Gilleland, H advanced to

third. Moses, M singled through the right side, RBI; Gilleland, H scored.

Moore, C walked; Moses, M advanced to second. HOWELL to p for ALMOND. Angene, N

to 1b for Pollard, K. Stiglich, C walked; Moore, C advanced to second; Moses, M

advanced to third. Runge, D pinch ran for Moore, C. Ortega, A singled down the

rf line, 2 RBI; Stiglich, C advanced to third; Runge, D scored; Moses, M

scored. Walker, D singled up the middle, RBI; Ortega, A advanced to second;

Stiglich, C scored. Angene, N flied out to rf. 6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

BYU 5th - MILLETT to 1b for GRAHAM. MILLETT grounded out to 3b. DUGAS flied out to lf. CLAYTON singled through the left side. MESSERSCHMID walked; CLAYTON advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE tripled to right center, 2 RBI; MESSERSCHMID scored; CLAYTON scored. FITU popped up to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 5th - DELAHOUSSAYE to c. ROBB to 2b for FITU. HICKS to rf

for WILLARD. Hall, R grounded out to 1b unassisted. Gilleland, H walked.

Gilleland, H stole second. Ortiz, B fouled out to 3b. Moses, M struck out

looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - ATAGI homered to left field, RBI. HICKS struck out swinging.

DUCKWORTH struck out swinging. MILLETT singled to third base, advanced to third

on a throwing error by 3b. DUGAS walked. Ortiz, B to 2b. Moses, M to 1b.

Angene, N to 3b. Oakes, M to p for Walker, R. CLAYTON struck out looking. 1

run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Fresno State 6th - Moore, C to dh for Runge, D. MILLETT to 1b. Moore, C

struck out swinging. Stiglich, C flied out to cf. Ortega, A walked. Walker, D

reached on an error by 3b; Ortega, A advanced to second. Angene, N singled

through the left side; Walker, D advanced to second; Ortega, A advanced to

third. Hall, R reached on a fielder's choice; Angene, N advanced to second;

Walker, D advanced to third; Ortega, A out at home c unassisted. 0 runs, 1

hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

BYU 7th - MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b. ROBB singled to pitcher. ATAGI grounded out to

3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

#6 UCLA vs BYU

Mar 04, 2011 at San Diego, Calif. (SDSU SB Stadium)

UCLA 5 (14-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Schroeder cf............. 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0

Bates rf................. 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5

DiSalvatore 3b........... 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 3 0

Harrison, A. 1b.......... 2 1 1 3 1 0 8 0 0

Fox ss................... 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 0

Tiumalu c................ 4 0 3 1 0 1 7 0 0

Crawford pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yudin dh................. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Hall p................... 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1

Macon p................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Lindvall lf.............. 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

Snow 2b/pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

Totals................... 30 5 11 5 6 8 21 10 11

BYU 2 (7-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi c... 2 0 2 0 2 0 9 0 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa lf.. 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

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

FITU,Jessica dh.......... 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

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

ROBB, Madisen 2b......... 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0

MILLETT,Lacey pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HICKS, Krista rf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

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

AFFLECK,Paige p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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................... 27 2 6 2 4 7 21 4 8

Score by Innings R H E

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UCLA................ 410 000 0 - 5 11 0

BYU................. 001 000 1 - 2 6 1

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E - AFFLECK(2). LOB - Bruins 11; Cougars 8. 2B - Fox(6); Tiumalu(2);

FITU(6); MANUMA(3). 3B - DELAHOUSSAYE(2). HR - Harrison, A.(6). HBP -

Harrison, A.. SB - CLAYTON(2).

UCLA IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hall................ 4.0 3 1 1 2 3 15 17

Macon............... 3.0 3 1 1 2 4 12 14

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 4.1 9 5 5 4 3 21 26

HOWELL,Hannah....... 1.2 2 0 0 2 3 6 8

ALMOND,Tori......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Win - Hall (8-3). Loss - AFFLECK (4-8). Save - Macon (1).

WP - Hall(5). HBP - by AFFLECK (Harrison, A.). PB - Tiumalu(8).

Umpires - HP: Kevin Davis 1B: Rick Hausvik 3B: Smokey Edds

Start: 4:19 pm Time: 2:25 Attendance:

Weather: 65, clear

UCLA starters: 29/cf Schroeder; 19/rf Bates; 3/3b DiSalvatore; 8/1b Harrison,

A.; 27/ss Fox; 34/c Tiumalu; 44/dh Yudin; 15/p Hall; 42/lf Lindvall; 9/2b Snow;

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

9/3b ATAGI; 33/2b ROBB; 31/1b MANUMA; 22/rf HICKS; 19/cf DUGAS; 12/p AFFLECK;

UCLA 1st - Schroeder struck out looking. Bates singled to second base.

DiSalvatore singled to pitcher; Bates advanced to second. Harrison, A. homered

to left field, 3 RBI; DiSalvatore scored; Bates scored. Fox doubled to center

field. Tiumalu doubled to right field, RBI; Fox scored. Yudin struck out

swinging. Hall grounded out to ss. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE singled to right center. MESSERSCHMID grounded

out to 3b; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON singled to second base;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. FITU flied out to lf. CLAYTON stole second.

ATAGI walked. ROBB struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

UCLA 2nd - Lindvall grounded out to 1b unassisted. Schroeder walked.

Bates flied out to lf. DiSalvatore singled to left field; Schroeder advanced to

second. Harrison, A. hit by pitch; DiSalvatore advanced to second; Schroeder

advanced to third. Fox walked, RBI; Harrison, A. advanced to second;

DiSalvatore advanced to third; Schroeder scored. Tiumalu singled to first base;

Fox out at first 1b unassisted, interference. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

BYU 2nd - MANUMA grounded out to ss. HICKS grounded out to 2b. DUGAS

flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UCLA 3rd - Yudin grounded out to ss. Hall singled to left field.

Lindvall grounded out to 1b unassisted; Hall advanced to second. Schroeder

walked. Bates flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID reached on a fielder's

choice to third base; DELAHOUSSAYE out at second 3b to 2b. MESSERSCHMID

advanced to second on a passed ball. CLAYTON struck out swinging. MESSERSCHMID

advanced to third on a wild pitch. FITU doubled down the lf line, RBI;

MESSERSCHMID scored. ATAGI flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

UCLA 4th - DiSalvatore fouled out to lf. Harrison, A. fouled out to ss.

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

BYU 4th - ROBB struck out swinging. MANUMA grounded out to 2b. HICKS out

at first p to 2b to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UCLA 5th - Tiumalu singled to pitcher, advanced to second on a throwing

error by p. Crawford pinch ran for Tiumalu. Yudin flied out to cf. Hall walked.

HOWELL to p for AFFLECK. Snow pinch ran for Hall. / for Snow. Lindvall struck

out looking. Schroeder walked; Snow advanced to second; Crawford advanced to

third. Bates grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

BYU 5th - Tiumalu to c for Crawford. Macon to p for Snow. Snow to 2b.

DUGAS grounded out to 3b. DELAHOUSSAYE tripled to right center. MESSERSCHMID

grounded out to ss. CLAYTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

UCLA 6th - DiSalvatore struck out looking. Harrison, A. walked. Fox

singled to third base; Harrison, A. advanced to second. Tiumalu struck out

swinging. Yudin singled through the right side; Fox advanced to second;

Harrison, A. advanced to third, out at home rf to c. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 6th - FITU grounded out to 2b. ATAGI flied out to cf. ROBB struck

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

UCLA 7th - ALMOND to p for HOWELL. Macon struck out swinging. Lindvall

struck out swinging. Schroeder flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 7th - MANUMA doubled down the lf line. MILLETT pinch ran for MANUMA.

HICKS struck out looking. DUGAS struck out looking. DELAHOUSSAYE walked.

MESSERSCHMID walked; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; MILLETT advanced to

third. CLAYTON singled to third base, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; MILLETT scored. FITU reached on a fielder's

choice to third base; CLAYTON advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID out at third 3b

unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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