Fitu Sets RBI Record as Cougars Crush Seattle, LMU

Senior Jessica Fitu broke the BYU and MWC career RBI record in BYU's win over Seattle (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAS VEGAS -- BYU senior Jessica Fitu broke the BYU and MWC record for most RBI in a career in a 14-0 rout of Seattle and the BYU softball team continued its recent dominance with a 10-4 win over Loyola Marymount in two games on Saturday.

One of the fiercest hitters in BYU history, it was Fitu's simple sacrifice fly to left field that brought in sophomore JC Clayton for the senior's 212th career RBI in the first inning against Seattle.

BYU (20-14) dominated the Redhawks from start to finish, racking up 16 hits while freshman pitcher Tori Almond gave up no runs with six strikeouts with three hits and two walks for her fifth win.

Junior Delaney Willard hit two home runs, finishing with three runs and two RBI while Clayton was a home run short of a cycle, totaling three RBI and two runs.

The Cougars scored four runs in the second inning thanks to home runs by Willard and freshman Madisen Robb. The home run the first of Robb's career, a two-run shot to left field.

Willard homered again the following inning and BYU closed out the game with a seven-run fourth. Clayton and freshman Jenna Engel led off the inning with singles, setting up senior Caschjen Atagi who hit the Cougars' fourth home run of the game.

Later in the inning with the bases loaded, senior Kristin Delahoussaye singled, bringing in two more runs. A pop fly by Clayton scored another run before Engel rounded out the inning with a final RBI single.

Engel's hits were the first of her career. The freshman was one of six Cougars with multiple hits. Delahoussaye went 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI while Robb had two hits, two runs and two RBI. Junior Tiffany Messerschmidt also had two hits.

Game 2

BYU notched its second double-digit hit game against Loyola Marymount with senior pitcher Paige Affleck and sophomore pitcher Hannah Howell combining to defeat the Lions for the second time in as many days.

Willard hit her third home run of the day and added a double versus LMU, finishing 2-for-3 with four RBI, three runs and a walk. Atagi added a home run in her second-straight game, going 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs and a walk.

The Cougars found themselves down by a run through the first three innings until junior Krista Hicks hit an RBI-double. Junior Jessica Dugas came right back in the next BYU at bat by hitting her first-career triple, enabling two more runs to score and give BYU a 3-1 lead.

Loyola Marymount attempted to stay close, scoring three total runs in the next two innings, but a three-run fifth and four-run sixth by the Cougars put the game out of reach.

Atagi and Willard hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning and in the sixth Willard hit a double with the bases full, bringing in all three runners. A final double by junior Stacie Graham scored Willard for the game's final run.

BYU has now won eight-straight and 12 of its last 13 games. The Cougars next play at home in a doubleheader against Southern Utah on Wednesday, Apr. 6, with the first game set to begin at 5 p.m.


Seattle vs BYU

04-02-11 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media Stadium)

Seattle 0 (3-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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PETOSA, S. cf............ 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

WILDE, A. ss............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0

KLEIN, H. 3b............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

ULRICH, J. dh............ 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMYTH, K. rf............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

GUERRERO, B. 2b.......... 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0

ZENDER, K. c............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

GOULD, K. 1b............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2

CLARK, T. lf............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3

ASHBURN, R. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 18 0 3 0 2 6 12 3 6

BYU 14 (19-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi c... 4 3 3 2 0 0 4 3 0

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

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 3 2 3 3 0 0 3 0 0

FITU,Jessica dh.......... 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

ENGEL, Jenna dh......... 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

HICKS, Krista ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

DUCKWORTH,Carly cf....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HUDSON,Alexandra ph..... 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

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

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 0

THORSON,April 1b........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

ALMOND,Tori p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 27 14 16 14 3 1 15 8 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Seattle............. 000 00 - 0 3 1

BYU................. 241 7X - 14 16 2

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E - ASHBURN, R.; DELAHOUSSAYE; ALMOND. LOB - Seattle 6; BYU 6. 2B - CLAYTON.

3B - CLAYTON. HR - ATAGI; WILLARD 2; ROBB. SF - CLAYTON; FITU. Reached on CI

- SMYTH, K..

Seattle IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ASHBURN, R.......... 3.1 14 14 11 3 1 24 28

ULRICH, J........... 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 3 4

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ALMOND,Tori......... 5.0 3 0 0 2 6 18 21

Win - ALMOND (5-3). Loss - ASHBURN, R. (2-10). Save - None.

CI - DELAHOUSSAYE.

Umpires - HP: Dani Carson 1B: Willie Newman 3B: John Baca

Start: 9:00 am Time: 1:27 Attendance:

Seattle starters: 5/cf PETOSA, S.; 1/ss WILDE, A.; 17/3b KLEIN, H.; 24/dh

ULRICH, J.; 10/rf SMYTH, K.; 27/2b GUERRERO, B.; 21/c ZENDER, K.; 3/1b GOULD,

K.; 9/lf CLARK, T.; 8/p ASHBURN, R.;

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

9/3b ATAGI; 3/cf DUCKWORTH; 28/rf WILLARD; 31/1b MANUMA; 33/2b ROBB; 8/p

ALMOND;

Seattle 1st - PETOSA, S. struck out swinging. WILDE, A. grounded out to p. KLEIN, H. fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE singled to right field. MESSERSCHMID flied out to lf. CLAYTON tripled to center field, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. FITU flied out to lf, SF, RBI; CLAYTON scored. ATAGI flied out to lf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Seattle 2nd - ULRICH, J. singled through the left side. SMYTH, K. reached on catcher's interference; ULRICH, J. advanced to second. SMYTH, K. advanced to second; ULRICH, J. out at third c to 3b. GUERRERO, B. struck out swinging. ZENDER, K. walked. GOULD, K. walked; ZENDER, K. advanced to second; SMYTH, K. advanced to third. CLARK, T. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

BYU 2nd - DUCKWORTH struck out looking. WILLARD homered to center field, RBI. MANUMA walked. ROBB homered to left field, 2 RBI; MANUMA scored. DELAHOUSSAYE singled through the right side. MESSERSCHMID singled to third base, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON doubled to left center, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. FITU popped up to 3b. ATAGI walked. HUDSON pinch hit for DUCKWORTH. HUDSON reached on a fielder's choice to second base; ATAGI out at second 2b to ss. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Seattle 3rd - HUDSON to cf. PETOSA, S. struck out looking. WILDE, A. struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. KLEIN, H. grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - WILLARD homered to right field, RBI. MANUMA grounded out to ss. ROBB singled through the left side. DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 2b. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Seattle 4th - ULRICH, J. singled to center field. SMYTH, K. reached on a fielder's choice to pitcher; ULRICH, J. out at second p to ss. GUERRERO, B. singled to left field; SMYTH, K. advanced to second. ZENDER, K. grounded out to 2b; GUERRERO, B. advanced to second; SMYTH, K. advanced to third. GOULD, K. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - CLAYTON singled through the right side. ENGEL to dh for FITU. ENGEL singled to left field; CLAYTON advanced to third. ATAGI homered to left center, 3 RBI; ENGEL scored; CLAYTON scored. HUDSON singled through the right side. WILLARD reached on a fielding error by p; HUDSON advanced to second. MANUMA popped up to 2b to right field; HUDSON advanced to third. ROBB walked; WILLARD advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to right center, 2 RBI; ROBB advanced to third; WILLARD scored, unearned; HUDSON scored. ULRICH, J. to p. ASHBURN, R. to dh. MESSERSCHMID singled to third base; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON flied out to cf, SF, RBI; ROBB scored, unearned. ENGEL singled to right field, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE scored, unearned. HICKS pinch hit for ATAGI. HICKS flied out to rf. 7 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Seattle 5th - HICKS to 3b. THORSON to 1b for MANUMA. CLARK, T. popped up to ss. PETOSA, S. fouled out to ss. WILDE, A. reached on a fielding error by p. KLEIN, H. struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU vs Loyola Marymount

04-02-11 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media Stadium)

BYU 10 (20-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

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

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

ROBB, Madisen dh........ 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 2 0 0 0 1 9 1 2

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

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

DUCKWORTH,Carly 1b....... 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b....... 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0

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

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

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

HOWELL,Hannah p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 32 10 12 10 4 5 21 10 8

Loyola Marymount 4 (14-18)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SMITH, D. cf............. 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

CHARPENTIER 2b........... 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 1

FISCHER, S. ss........... 3 1 1 2 1 1 3 3 0

SARGINSON, K dh/1b....... 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 0

ALVAREZ, O. 1b/c......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 3

AHLO, K. lf.............. 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

HARMAN, M. 3b............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1

DUTTON, K. c............. 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 0

OLIVARES, J. pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NELSON, S. pr/dh........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

NAYUDU, J. rf............ 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

MEDEIROS, M. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

WALDUSKY, D. p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GOODMAN, C. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 26 4 6 4 3 9 21 10 7

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 334 0 - 10 12 2

Loyola Marymount.... 100 120 0 - 4 6 2

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E - DUCKWORTH; HICKS; ALVAREZ, O.; HARMAN, M.. LOB - BYU 8; LMU 7. 2B -

WILLARD; GRAHAM; HICKS; AHLO, K.. 3B - DUGAS. HR - ATAGI; WILLARD; FISCHER,

S.. HBP - FITU; DUCKWORTH. SH - MESSERSCHMID; SMITH, D.; CHARPENTIER;

ALVAREZ, O.. SB - MILLETT; FITU. CS - HICKS.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 4.0 5 4 4 2 6 18 21

HOWELL,Hannah....... 3.0 1 0 0 1 3 8 11

Loyola Marymount IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MEDEIROS, M......... 4.0 8 6 6 2 3 19 24

WALDUSKY, D......... 1.2 4 4 4 1 1 9 10

GOODMAN, C.......... 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 4 5

Win - AFFLECK (12-9). Loss - MEDEIROS, M. (7-5). Save - HOWELL (4).

WP - WALDUSKY, D.; GOODMAN, C.. HBP - by MEDEIROS, M. (DUCKWORTH); by MEDEIROS,

M. (FITU).

Umpires - HP: Anthony Lewis 1B: John Baca 3B: Dana Carson

Start: 11:05 am Time: 2:17 Attendance:

MEDEIROS, M. faced 3 batters in the 5th.

AFFLECK faced 2 batters in the 5th.

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

9/dh ATAGI; 28/rf WILLARD; 3/1b DUCKWORTH; 22/3b HICKS; 19/cf DUGAS; 12/p

AFFLECK;

Loyola Marymount starters: 55/cf SMITH, D.; 21/2b CHARPENTIER; 52/ss FISCHER,

S.; 18/dh SARGINSON, K; 4/1b ALVAREZ, O.; 25/lf AHLO, K.; 0/3b HARMAN, M.; 27/c

DUTTON, K.; 1/rf NAYUDU, J.; 17/p MEDEIROS, M.;

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE singled to right field. MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging. CLAYTON walked; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. FITU struck out swinging. ATAGI grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 1st - SMITH, D. singled to pitcher. CHARPENTIER out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; SMITH, D. advanced to second. FISCHER, S. grounded out to 2b; SMITH, D. advanced to third. SARGINSON, K singled to third base, RBI; SMITH, D. scored. ALVAREZ, O. struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - WILLARD walked. DUCKWORTH fouled out to c, bunt. HICKS reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; WILLARD out at second ss to 2b. HICKS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 2nd - AHLO, K. struck out swinging. HARMAN, M. flied out to lf. DUTTON, K. reached on a throwing error by 3b. OLIVARES, J. pinch ran. NAYUDU, J. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DUTTON, K. to c for OLIVARES, J.. DUGAS singled up the middle. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to rf. MESSERSCHMID lined out to 3b. CLAYTON singled up the middle; DUGAS advanced to second. FITU reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; CLAYTON advanced to second; DUGAS out at third ss to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 3rd - SMITH, D. struck out swinging. CHARPENTIER grounded out to ss. FISCHER, S. walked. SARGINSON, K reached on an error by 1b, assist by 3b; FISCHER, S. advanced to third. ALVAREZ, O. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - ATAGI singled to third base. WILLARD reached on a fielder's choice to third base, bunt; ATAGI out at second 3b to ss. DUCKWORTH hit by pitch; WILLARD advanced to second. HICKS doubled to center field, RBI; DUCKWORTH advanced to third; WILLARD scored. DUGAS tripled to left field, 2 RBI; HICKS scored; DUCKWORTH scored. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a throwing error by 3b. MESSERSCHMID out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON struck out swinging. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 4th - ROBB to dh for CLAYTON. ATAGI to 3b. HICKS to ss. AHLO, K. doubled to center field. HUDSON to lf for MESSERSCHMID. HARMAN, M. struck out swinging. DUTTON, K. singled up the middle, RBI; AHLO, K. scored. NELSON, S. pinch ran for DUTTON, K.. NAYUDU, J. fouled out to 3b. SMITH, D. popped up to c, bunt. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - SARGINSON, K to 1b. ALVAREZ, O. to c. FITU hit by pitch. FITU stole second. ATAGI homered to center field, 2 RBI; FITU scored. WILLARD homered to center field, RBI. WALDUSKY, D. to p for MEDEIROS, M.. DUCKWORTH popped up to ss to left field. HICKS flied out to cf. DUGAS grounded out to 3b. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 5th - GRAHAM to 1b for DUCKWORTH. CHARPENTIER walked. FISCHER, S. homered to left field, 2 RBI; CHARPENTIER scored. HOWELL to p for AFFLECK. SARGINSON, K walked. ALVAREZ, O. out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; SARGINSON, K advanced to second. AHLO, K. grounded out to 3b. HARMAN, M. grounded out to p. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. HUDSON singled to center field. ROBB singled to right field; HUDSON advanced to second. FITU reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; ROBB out at second ss to 2b; HUDSON advanced to third. FITU advanced to second on a wild pitch. ATAGI walked. WILLARD doubled to center field, 3 RBI; ATAGI scored; FITU scored; HUDSON scored. WILLARD advanced to third on a throwing error by c. GRAHAM doubled to left center, RBI; WILLARD scored. GOODMAN, C. to p for WALDUSKY, D.. GRAHAM advanced to third on a wild pitch. HICKS flied out to lf. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 6th - NELSON, S. to dh. NELSON, S. struck out looking. NAYUDU, J. singled down the lf line. SMITH, D. grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; NAYUDU, J. advanced to second. CHARPENTIER flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - DUGAS grounded out to 2b. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MILLETT pinch ran for DELAHOUSSAYE. MILLETT stole second. HUDSON grounded out to 3b; MILLETT advanced to third. ROBB struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Loyola Marymount 7th - DELAHOUSSAYE to 2b for MILLETT. FISCHER, S. struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. SARGINSON, K struck out looking. ALVAREZ, O. grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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