Eight-Run Win Over Tennessee Tech

Freshman Coreen Lopez hit an two-RBI double. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PALM SPRINGS -- Solid pitching led the way for the BYU softball team that finished the Cathedral Classic with an 8-0 win over Tennessee Teach Saturday.

The win snapped a five-game slump the Cougars fell into and leaves the team 7-9 on the season.

Both BYU pitchers made appearances in the game, throwing a combined two-hitter with six strikeouts.

The runs came in doubles as three Cougars totaled two RBI apiece. Junior Andrea Ramirez finished the day 2-for-2 with a 2-RBI single, sophomore Caschjen Davis added an RBI single and freshman Coreen Lopez hit a 2-RBI double.

Sophomore Jessica Purcell got the Cougars going in the first inning with a two-out RBI single through the right side, to bring in junior Angeline Quiocho who stole second.

The single run was all BYU need to maintain a lead as junior Christi Zinanti commanded the game from the circle. The right-hander allowed one hit in the second inning, but was otherwise flawless through 3.1 innings.

The defense backed up pitchers’ performances with their first-errorless game of the season, while the offense furthered the lead in the top of the third. Purcell walked and a double from Ramirez left two runners on for Davis. Davis singled to center field to bring about both runners.

Sophomore Paige Affleck came in to relieve Zinanit with one out in the fourth inning. She finished the day allowed one hit over 2.2 innings with two strikeouts.

Back-to-back singles from Quiocho and Pucell made way for a two-RBI single up the middle from Ramirez in the top of the fourth inning. Davis walked to put two runners on for Lopez, who doubled to bring in both runners.

Quiocho hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning to give the Cougars their eighth run. Affleck held Tennessee Tech scoreless in the bottom half of the inning, for the eight-run rule to be enacted, giving BYU a 8-0 win after six innings.

The Cougars continue play on Feb. 27 when they take on Iowa State and Wisconsin in a doubleheader at the Long Beach State Tournament.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs Tennessee Tech

Feb 21, 2009 at Cathedral City, CA (Big League Dreams)

Brigham Young Univ. 8 (7-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi ss.. 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie ph... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 2 2 2 1 1 0 6 0 0

ALLEN, Cydney ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 2 2 2 2 1 0 4 1 0

JENKINS, Shaylyn ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

DAVIS, Caschjen rf....... 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 2

LOPEZ, Coreen 2b......... 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 1

WILLARD, Delaney dp...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

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

PRICE, Amber pr......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 27 8 10 8 4 4 18 4 6

Tennessee Tech 0 (5-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SKEEN cf................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CUTLIP cf............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

COQUERILLE 2b............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0

CUMMINGS 1b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0

THOMAS dp................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

BETRY 3b................. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0

SCHMISSRA, M p........... 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

HORTERT p............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

SCHMIDT c................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 1

EVERETT ss............... 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0

BASTEN rf................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

GATES rf................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LEFF lf.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WHITE lf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

HORSEMAN lf............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 19 0 2 0 0 6 18 10 1

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 102 041 - 8 10 0

Tennessee Tech...... 000 000 - 0 2 2

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E - COQUERILLE; SCHMIDT. DP - Cougars 1. LOB - Cougars 6; GoldenEagles 1. 2B

- RAMIREZ(4); LOPEZ(3). SF - QUIOCHO(1). SB - QUIOCHO(3); PURCELL(3);

MESSERSCHMID(2).

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 3.1 1 0 0 0 4 11 11

AFFLECK, Paige...... 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 8 8

Tennessee Tech IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SCHMISSRA, M........ 4.1 7 5 5 3 3 19 22

HORTERT............. 1.2 3 3 2 1 1 8 10

Win - AFFLECK (4-4). Loss - SCHMISSRA, M (). Save - None.

PB - SCHMIDT.

Umpires - HP: Mike Banda 1B: Tracy Hart 3B: Vergil Jocson

Start: 9:58 am Time: 1:46 Attendance:

Weather: 67, high, high clouds

Game: UTT1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. vs Tennessee Tech - Play-by-Play

Feb 21, 2009 at Cathedral City, CA (Big League Dreams)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 102 041 - 8 10 0

Tennessee Tech...... 000 000 - 0 2 2

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/ss DELAHOUSSAYE; 24/cf GONZALES; 33/3b QUIOCHO;

10/c PURCELL; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 9/rf DAVIS; 7/2b LOPEZ; 11/dp WILLARD; 20/lf

MESSERSCHMID; 14/p ZINANTI;

Tennessee Tech starters: 15/cf SKEEN; 2/2b COQUERILLE; 3/1b CUMMINGS; 10/dp

THOMAS; 5/3b BETRY; 18/p SCHMISSRA, M; 23/c SCHMIDT; 1/ss EVERETT; 7/rf BASTEN;

27/lf LEFF;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 3b. GONZALES

singled to pitcher, bunt. QUIOCHO reached on a fielder's choice to second base;

GONZALES out at second 2b to ss. QUIOCHO stole second. PURCELL singled through

the right side, RBI; QUIOCHO scored. PURCELL stole second. RAMIREZ walked.

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

Tennessee Tech 1st - SKEEN popped up to 2b. COQUERILLE grounded out to

ss. CUMMINGS popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - LOPEZ grounded out to 3b. WILLARD struck out

looking. MESSERSCHMID singled to center field. MESSERSCHMID stole second. PRICE

pinch ran for MESSERSCHMID. DELAHOUSSAYE walked; PRICE out at second c to ss,

picked off. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Tennessee Tech 2nd - DAVIS to lf. WILLARD to rf. THOMAS struck out

looking. BETRY lined out to rf. SCHMISSRA, M singled up the middle. SCHMIDT

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - GONZALES grounded out to 3b. WHITE to lf for

LEFF. QUIOCHO struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. PURCELL walked.

RAMIREZ doubled down the lf line; PURCELL advanced to third. DAVIS singled to

center field, 2 RBI; RAMIREZ scored; PURCELL scored. LOPEZ reached on a

fielder's choice to shortstop; DAVIS out at second ss unassisted. 2 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Tennessee Tech 3rd - EVERETT popped up to 2b. BASTEN struck out

swinging. SKEEN out at first 1b to 2b, bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WILLARD lined out to p. PRICE to dp. PRICE

grounded out to 2b. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Tennessee Tech 4th - COQUERILLE struck out swinging. AFFLECK to p for

ZINANTI. CUMMINGS grounded out to 2b. THOMAS struck out looking. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - GONZALES lined out to lf. QUIOCHO singled up

the middle. PURCELL singled through the left side; QUIOCHO advanced to second.

HORTERT to p for SCHMISSRA, M. PURCELL advanced to second on a passed ball;

QUIOCHO advanced to third on a passed ball. RAMIREZ singled up the middle,

advanced to second on the throw, 2 RBI; PURCELL scored; QUIOCHO scored. DAVIS

walked. LOPEZ doubled to right center, 2 RBI; DAVIS scored; RAMIREZ scored.

WILLARD grounded out to 2b; LOPEZ advanced to third. MESSERSCHMID pinch hit for

PRICE. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to ss. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Tennessee Tech 5th - BETRY singled to left field. HORTERT struck out

swinging. SCHMIDT lined into double play 3b to 1b; BETRY out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - HORSEMAN to lf for WHITE. HOPKINS pinch hit

for GONZALES. ALLEN pinch hit for PURCELL. CUTLIP to cf for SKEEN. GATES to rf

for BASTEN. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a fielding error by 2b. HOPKINS singled to

catcher; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second, advanced to third on a throwing error

by c. QUIOCHO flied out to cf, SF, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE scored, unearned. ALLEN

struck out looking. JENKINS pinch hit for RAMIREZ. JENKINS popped up to ss.

1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Tennessee Tech 6th - HOPKINS to cf. ALLEN to c. RAMIREZ to 1b for

JENKINS. EVERETT fouled out to 3b. GATES lined out to ss. CUTLIP fouled out to

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

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