On Fire in Hawaii

BYU head coach Gordon Eakin and the Cougars defeated 8-0 on Wednesday in Honolulu (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

HONOLULU -- The BYU softball team came out hot in its first two games at the Hawaii Spring Fling Classic, beating Iona and Cleveland State by identical 8-0 scores on Wednesday.

In BYU's first game against Iona, all nine starters reached base at least once and eight Cougars had one or more hits, led by senior Kristin Delahoussaye's three singles.

Senior pitcher Paige Affleck went the distance for the shutout, allowing four hits and collecting five strikeouts to improve her record to 6-9.

BYU scored at least one run in five innings and could have added more to its final total, but left runners on base every inning.

Two walks and a hit by pitch loaded the bases early in the first inning before another walk drawn by freshman Katie Manuma scored BYU's initial run.

Junior Delaney Willard and senior Jessica Fitu each hit RBI-doubles in the third and fourth innings, respectively, as BYU took a 3-0 lead after four.

The Cougars tacked up multiple runs in the fifth. Junior Krista Hicks singled right back at the Gael pitcher to bring in Lacey Millett at third base. Delahoussaye matched Hicks as the ensuing batter, bringing home Willard.

Iona came nearest to scoring in the bottom of the fifth inning, loading the bases with one out, but Affleck struck out the last out of inning.

Singles by Delahoussaye and Dugas and an error by Iona again put three runners on for the Cougars, setting up a single by Fitu that scored two runs. Freshman JC Clayton scored from third a batter later on a ground out by senior Caschjen Atagi.

Dugas added two hits and a game-high three runs for BYU while Willard had two walks, one hit, one run and one RBI.

Game 2

BYU’s torrential hitting and shutout pitching continued in the Cougars’ second game of the day, an 8-0 win over Cleveland State behind seven hits, including two home runs.

The Cougar lineup picked up where it left off against Iona while getting added help from freshman Carly Duckworth who entered the starting lineup for the first time since Mar. 4 against Fresno State. Duckworth responded with a two-run homer in the bottom of the second and added an RBI-single in the third as part of a four-run inning. Duckworth finished the day 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run.

Fitu added a 2-for-3 day with two runs and an RBI, including the senior’s sixth home run of the year.

From the circle, freshman pitcher Tori Almond continued her impressive run of innings, pitching a complete game, two-hit shutout. Almond has pitched 14 scoreless innings and drawn 20 strikeouts in the last three games, including last week’s victories over Long Beach State and then-No. 9 UCLA.

After Duckworth’s home run gave BYU a 2-0 lead, the Cougars scored four runs in the third. Junior Stacie Graham led off the third with a single, then stole second. After Delahoussaye walked, the two runners scored on a throwing error by the Cleveland State catcher.

Dugas scored the third run of the inning on a Clayton steal attempt, and Willard finished up the scoring on Duckworth’s single.

Needing one more run to end the game early in the bottom of the fifth after Fitu’s solo homer, freshman Jenna Engel drew a walk. In the final at bat of the game, freshman Madisen Robb put the ball in play. Two fielding errors by the Vikings enabled Engel to round the bases and score the game-ending run.


BYU vs Iona

Mar 16, 2011 at Honolulu, HI (RWSS)

BYU 8 (11-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b.. 5 1 3 1 0 2 4 2 0

DUGAS,Jessica cf......... 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 4 0 2 3 0 0 5 2 3

ATAGI,Caschjen dh........ 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 3 0 1 1 1 0 9 0 1

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

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

HUDSON,Alexandra lf...... 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2

HICKS, Krista 3b......... 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1

AFFLECK,Paige p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 32 8 12 8 7 5 21 12 13

Iona 0 (5-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Petersen cf.............. 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1

Earley 2b................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1

Kann ph................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Gettins dh............... 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

Maiese p/3b.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0

James 1b................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1

Jansson rf............... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

McCann lf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

Kyle lf................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Duncan c................. 2 0 1 0 1 1 5 0 0

Anderson pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Newman 3b................ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Algeo p................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sheehan ss............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0

Totals................... 25 0 4 0 4 5 21 7 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 101 120 3 - 8 12 1

Iona................ 000 000 0 - 0 4 1

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E - MANUMA; Jansson. LOB - BY 13; ION 8. 2B - FITU; WILLARD. HBP - FITU. SH

- MANUMA; HUDSON. SB - DUGAS; FITU; ATAGI; MILLETT.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 4 0 0 4 5 25 29

Iona IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Maiese.............. 5.0 8 5 5 6 5 21 30

Algeo............... 2.0 4 3 1 1 0 11 12

Win - AFFLECK (6-9). Loss - Maiese (1-5). Save - None.

HBP - by Maiese (FITU).

Umpires - HP: Rob Hough 1B: Walter Yamatsuka 3B: John Park

Start: 12:00pm Time: 1:58 Attendance:

Weather: blustery w/passing showers

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 19/cf DUGAS; 16/ss CLAYTON; 10/c FITU; 9/dh

ATAGI; 31/1b MANUMA; 28/rf WILLARD; 5/lf HUDSON; 22/3b HICKS; 12/p AFFLECK;

Iona starters: 37/cf Petersen; 24/2b Earley; 8/dh Gettins; 20/p Maiese; 2/1b

James; 17/rf Jansson; 11/lf McCann; 7/c Duncan; 23/3b Newman; 18/ss Sheehan;

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. DUGAS walked. CLAYTON walked;

DUGAS advanced to second. FITU hit by pitch; CLAYTON advanced to second; DUGAS

advanced to third. ATAGI struck out looking. MANUMA walked, RBI; FITU advanced

to second; CLAYTON advanced to third; DUGAS scored. WILLARD struck out

swinging. 1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Iona 1st - Petersen grounded out to 3b. Earley grounded out to ss.

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

BYU 2nd - HUDSON walked. HICKS struck out looking. DELAHOUSSAYE singled

to center field; HUDSON advanced to second. DUGAS lined out to ss. CLAYTON

singled to left field; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; HUDSON advanced to

third. FITU flied out to cf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Iona 2nd - Maiese grounded out to p. James grounded out to ss. Jansson

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

BYU 3rd - ATAGI walked. MANUMA out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; ATAGI

advanced to second. WILLARD doubled to left field, RBI; ATAGI scored. HUDSON

flied out to lf. HICKS grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Iona 3rd - McCann struck out swinging. Duncan walked. Anderson pinch ran

for Duncan. Newman reached on a fielding error by 1b; Anderson advanced to

second. Anderson out at second c to 2b, picked off. Petersen grounded out to

3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - Duncan to c for Anderson. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking.

DUGAS singled to shortstop. DUGAS stole second. CLAYTON grounded out to p;

DUGAS advanced to third. FITU doubled to right center, RBI; DUGAS scored. ATAGI

popped up to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Iona 4th - Earley flied out to lf. Gettins singled through the left

side. Sheehan to ss for Gettins. / for Sheehan. Maiese grounded out to 2b;

Sheehan advanced to second. James popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU 5th - Gettins to dh for Sheehan. Sheehan to ss. MANUMA singled to

left center. MILLETT pinch ran for MANUMA. MILLETT stole second. WILLARD

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

MILLETT advanced to third. HICKS singled to pitcher, RBI; WILLARD advanced to

third; MILLETT scored. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to catcher, bunt, RBI; HICKS

advanced to second; WILLARD scored. DUGAS reached on a fielder's choice to

third base; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; HICKS out at second 3b to ss.

CLAYTON lined out to cf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Iona 5th - MANUMA to 1b for MILLETT. Jansson walked. McCann out at first

c to 2b; Jansson advanced to second. Duncan singled to right center; Jansson

advanced to third. Newman grounded out to p; Duncan advanced to second.

Petersen walked. Kann pinch hit for Earley. Kann struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 6th - Earley to 2b for Kann. Maiese to 3b. Kyle to lf for McCann.

Algeo to p for Newman. FITU flied out to cf. ATAGI singled up the middle.

MANUMA popped up to 2b. ATAGI stole second. WILLARD walked. HUDSON reached on a

fielder's choice to second base; WILLARD out at second 2b unassisted. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Iona 6th - Gettins walked. Maiese singled to right field; Gettins

advanced to third. James fouled out to lf. Jansson popped up to 2b. McCann to

lf for Kyle. McCann reached on a fielder's choice to second base; Maiese out at

second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 7th - HICKS lined out to ss. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to center field.

DUGAS singled to second base; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON reached

on a fielding error by rf; DUGAS advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

third. FITU singled to pitcher, 2 RBI; CLAYTON advanced to third; DUGAS scored,

unearned; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. FITU stole second. ATAGI grounded out to 2b,

RBI; FITU advanced to third; CLAYTON scored, unearned. MANUMA grounded out to

ss. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Iona 7th - Duncan struck out swinging. Algeo grounded out to ss.

Petersen singled to first base. Earley grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Cleveland State vs BYU

Mar 16, 2011 at Honolulu, HI (RWSS)

Cleveland State 0 (9-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BURT lf.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

NAGY ss.................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

SITO p/2b................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

TOMAN 1b................. 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0

GILLILAN 3b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

POWELL c................. 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0

ALLRED, K dh............. 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

SHEPPARD rf.............. 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

BASHAK 2b................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

ALLRED, A 2b............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BATE p.................. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

NICHOLS cf............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Totals................... 17 0 2 0 2 6 14 8 4

BYU 8 (12-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b/c 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

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

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

FITU,Jessica c/dh........ 3 2 2 1 0 1 4 0 0

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

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0

ENGEL, Jenna 1b......... 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

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

HICKS, Krista 3b......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2

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

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

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

Totals................... 20 8 7 4 4 3 15 4 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Cleveland State..... 000 00 - 0 2 3

BYU................. 024 02 - 8 7 0

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Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - BURT; GILLILAN; POWELL. LOB - CSU 4; BY 4. 2B - CLAYTON. HR - FITU;

DUCKWORTH. SH - DUGAS; WILLARD. SB - DUGAS 2; GRAHAM.

Cleveland State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SITO................ 3.0 6 6 2 2 2 13 17

BATE................ 1.2 1 2 1 2 1 7 9

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ALMOND,Tori......... 5.0 2 0 0 2 6 17 19

Win - ALMOND (4-2). Loss - SITO (7-4). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Richard Hausvik 1B: Clyde Torigoe 3B: Jed Sasaki

Start: 4:10pm Time: 1:29 Attendance:

Weather: BREEZY

Cleveland State starters: 10/lf BURT; 18/ss NAGY; 15/p SITO; 1/1b TOMAN; 13/3b

GILLILAN; 23/c POWELL; 8/dh ALLRED, K; 0/rf SHEPPARD; 24/2b BASHAK; 55/cf

NICHOLS;

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 19/cf DUGAS; 16/ss CLAYTON; 10/c FITU; 28/rf

WILLARD; 31/1b MANUMA; 3/lf DUCKWORTH; 22/3b HICKS; 21/dh GRAHAM; 8/p ALMOND;

Cleveland State 1st - BURT grounded out to 3b. NAGY grounded out to 3b.

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

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to cf. DUGAS grounded out to p. CLAYTON

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

Cleveland State 2nd - TOMAN flied out to rf. GILLILAN lined out to 3b.

POWELL walked. ALLRED, K struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 2nd - FITU singled through the left side. WILLARD grounded out to

3b, SAC, bunt; FITU advanced to second. MANUMA struck out swinging, out at

first c to 1b. DUCKWORTH homered to left field, 2 RBI; FITU scored. HICKS

popped up to 1b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cleveland State 3rd - SHEPPARD walked. BASHAK fouled out to c, bunt.

BURT struck out swinging. NAGY grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - GRAHAM singled to shortstop. GRAHAM stole second. DELAHOUSSAYE

walked. DUGAS reached on a throwing error by c, SAC, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE scored,

unearned; GRAHAM scored, unearned. DUGAS stole second. CLAYTON doubled to left

center; DUGAS advanced to third. FITU struck out swinging. CLAYTON out at third

c to 2b to ss to 1b; DUGAS scored, unearned. ALLRED, A to 2b for BASHAK.

WILLARD walked. MANUMA singled up the middle; WILLARD advanced to second.

DUCKWORTH singled up the middle, RBI; MANUMA advanced to second; WILLARD

scored, unearned. HICKS flied out to cf. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Cleveland State 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE to c. FITU to dh. GRAHAM to 2b. SITO

fouled out to 3b. TOMAN grounded out to 3b. GILLILAN struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - SITO to 2b. BATE to p for ALLRED, A. GRAHAM walked.

DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to cf. DUGAS reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop;

GRAHAM out at second ss to 2b. DUGAS stole second. CLAYTON struck out swinging.

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

Cleveland State 5th - ENGEL to 1b for MANUMA. ROBB to 3b for HICKS.

POWELL struck out swinging. ALLRED, K singled to left field. SHEPPARD struck

out swinging. BATE singled up the middle; ALLRED, K advanced to second. BURT

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

BYU 5th - FITU homered to left center, RBI. WILLARD flied out to cf.

ENGEL walked. DUCKWORTH popped up to 1b. ROBB reached on a fielding error by

3b; ENGEL advanced to second, advanced to third on a fielding error by lf,

scored, unearned. 2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

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