Fitu's Slam Slugs BYU to 16-0 Senior Night Win

Senior Jessica Fitu hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs in BYU's 16-0 win on Friday night. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- Senior Jessica Fitu hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs as the Cougars beat UNLV 16-0 on Friday at Gail Miller Field on Senior Night.

With the win BYU improves to 31-15 overall and a conference-best 7-1 in the Mountain West. The Rebels fall to 22-18 and 4-5 in league play.

Fitu’s grand slam gives her five for her career, putting her third all-time in the NCAA record book. Senior Caschjen Atagi also hit a solo home run on Senior Night, while senior Kristin Delahoussaye added two hits, three runs, three RBI and two walks and senior Paige Affleck pitched four shutout innings for the win.

After scoring six runs in the first inning, the Cougars tacked on seven more in the fourth after hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs. Fitu started the streak with her grand slam before Atagi hit a line-drive shot over the left field fence. Sophomore Alexandra Hudson followed with a shot to center, her first home run of the season.

BYU didn’t have to put a ball in play to pick up an early lead in the first inning. The Cougars loaded the bases in the first on a leadoff walk to Delahoussaye, junior Tiffany Messerschmidt was hit by a pitch and freshman JC Clayton walked.

Fitu took the third walk of the inning to score a run. After a strikeout, back-to-back walks to junior Delaney Willard and freshman Carly Duckworth forced in Messerscmidt and Clayton for two more runs.

Junior Jessica Dugas picked up the first hit of the game on an infield single to second base to bring home Fitu. With two outs in the inning Delahoussaye came up for the second time and singled to left to score two more to give BYU a 6-0 lead on just two hits.

In the bottom of the third Duckworth reached on an infield single and Dugas laid down a perfect bunt to get on and move Duckworth to second. Delahoussaye walked to load the bases. After a force out at home Clayton hit another infield single to score Dugas.

Fitu came to the plate later in the inning with the bases loaded again and delivered, hitting a single to right field to drive in two runs and give the Cougars a 9-0 lead.

Up next the Cougars face UNLV on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Gail Miller Field.


UNLV at BYU

Apr 29, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

UNLV 0 (22-18,4-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MONTOYA, Christina cf... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

BRADSHAW, Rayna ph/2b... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ALEMAN, Tayler ss........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HENRY, Samantha ph/ss... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WAGNER, Kylie dh/p....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2

VALENTINO, Stefany rf.... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

PETERSEN, Amber rf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MONREAL, Pauline lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

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

CUICO, Korin ph/1b...... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

HARRISON, Heather c...... 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0

BALILEA, Jaexie 3b....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3

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

ODEGARD, Traci p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 17 0 2 0 5 6 12 4 7

BYU 16 (31-15,7-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3

HICKS, Krista ph/ss..... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 2 2 7 1 0 6 1 0

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

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

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

HUDSON,Alexandra rf..... 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

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

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

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

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

Totals................... 23 16 11 16 8 3 15 5 6

Score by Innings R H E

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UNLV................ 000 00 - 0 2 0

BYU................. 603 70 - 16 11 0

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LOB - LV 7; BYU 6. HR - FITU(9); ATAGI(10); HUDSON(1). HBP - MESSERSCHMID;

ATAGI; DUCKWORTH. SB - EMERSON, P.(6).

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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OLIVETO, Amanda..... 0.1 0 6 6 5 1 1 7

WAGNER, Kylie....... 3.1 8 6 6 2 2 18 22

ODEGARD, Traci...... 0.1 3 4 4 1 0 4 5

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 4.0 1 0 0 5 4 13 18

HOWELL,Hannah....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 4

Win - AFFLECK (20-10). Loss - OLIVETO, A. (19-10). Save - None.

HBP - by OLIVETO, A. (MESSERSCHMID); by WAGNER, K. (ATAGI); by WAGNER, K.

(DUCKWORTH). PB - FITU(8).

Umpires - HP: Tom Topping 1B: Steve McCown 3B: Geri Magwire

Start: 6:05 pm Time: 2:03 Attendance: 310

Weather: Cold and cloudy

UNLV starters: 21/cf EMERSON, P.; 7/2b HOLLAND, A.; 6/ss ALEMAN, T.; 24/dh

WAGNER, K.; 32/rf VALENTINO, S; 10/lf MONREAL, P.; 14/1b VAN ACKER, T; 25/c

HARRISON, H.; 8/3b BALILEA, J.; 31/p OLIVETO, A.;

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 1st - EMERSON, P. walked. HOLLAND, A. struck out looking. ALEMAN,

T. flied out to cf. EMERSON, P. stole second. WAGNER, K. walked. VALENTINO, S

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

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID hit by pitch; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to second. CLAYTON walked; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. FITU walked, RBI; CLAYTON advanced to second;

MESSERSCHMID advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. ATAGI struck out swinging.

WILLARD walked, RBI; FITU advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to third;

MESSERSCHMID scored. DUCKWORTH walked, RBI; WILLARD advanced to second; FITU

advanced to third; CLAYTON scored. WAGNER, K. to p. / for OLIVETO, A.. GRAHAM

flied out to lf. DUGAS singled to second base, RBI; DUCKWORTH advanced to

second; WILLARD advanced to third; FITU scored. DELAHOUSSAYE singled through

the left side, 2 RBI; DUGAS advanced to second; DUCKWORTH scored; WILLARD

scored. MESSERSCHMID walked; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to

third. CLAYTON grounded out to p. 6 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

UNLV 2nd - MONREAL, P. lined out to ss. VAN ACKER, T grounded out to 1b

unassisted. HARRISON, H. walked. BALILEA, J. grounded out to c. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - FITU grounded out to p. ATAGI grounded out to 3b. WILLARD

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

UNLV 3rd - EMERSON, P. singled, bunt. HOLLAND, A. reached on a fielder's

choice; EMERSON, P. out at second ss to 2b. ALEMAN, T. grounded out to 3b;

HOLLAND, A. advanced to second. WAGNER, K. grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DUCKWORTH singled to second base. GRAHAM struck out looking.

DUGAS singled, bunt; DUCKWORTH advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE walked; DUGAS

advanced to second; DUCKWORTH advanced to third. MESSERSCHMID reached on a

fielder's choice; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third;

DUCKWORTH out at home p to c. CLAYTON singled to third base, RBI; MESSERSCHMID

advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; DUGAS scored. FITU singled

through the right side, 2 RBI; CLAYTON advanced to third; MESSERSCHMID scored;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored. ATAGI hit by pitch; FITU advanced to second. WILLARD flied

out to lf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

UNLV 4th - VALENTINO, S walked. MONREAL, P. struck out looking. CUICO,

K. pinch hit for VAN ACKER, T. CUICO, K. walked; VALENTINO, S advanced to

second. CUICO, K. advanced to second on a passed ball; VALENTINO, S advanced to

third. HARRISON, H. struck out looking. BALILEA, J. struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - PETERSEN, A. to rf for VALENTINO, S. CUICO, K. to 1b.

DUCKWORTH hit by pitch. GRAHAM popped up to 2b. DUGAS singled to second base;

DUCKWORTH advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE singled up the middle, RBI; DUGAS

advanced to second; DUCKWORTH scored. WAGNER, K. to dh. ODEGARD, T. to p.

MESSERSCHMID flied out to lf. HICKS pinch hit for CLAYTON. HICKS walked;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third. FITU homered to

center field, 4 RBI; HICKS scored; DELAHOUSSAYE scored; DUGAS scored. ATAGI

homered to left field, RBI. HUDSON to rf for WILLARD. HUDSON homered to center

field, RBI. WAGNER, K. to p. / for ODEGARD, T.. DUCKWORTH struck out swinging.

7 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV 5th - HICKS to ss. ROBB to 3b for ATAGI. ENGEL to 1b for GRAHAM.

HOWELL to p for AFFLECK. MONTOYA, C. to cf for EMERSON, P.. MONTOYA, C. struck

out looking. BRADSHAW, R. pinch hit for HOLLAND, A.. BRADSHAW, R. struck out

swinging. HENRY, S. pinch hit for ALEMAN, T.. HENRY, S. singled to center

field. WAGNER, K. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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