Freshmen Clinch Seventh Inning Comeback Victory

ST. GEORGE -- Down 2-1 with bases loaded at the bottom of the seventh inning, Coreen Lopez hit a walk-off single to help the BYU women’s softball team stage a come-from-behind win to claim a 3-2 victory over San Jose State Saturday evening. Including her game-winning RBI, Lopez led the team hitting 2-for-3. With the win the Cougars improve to 4-2 on the season.

Sophomore Paige Affleck led the Cougars from the circle throwing 7 innings allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, off of 3 hits, improving to 2-1 on the season.

“As the weather fell in during the second game it was frustrating, but it was nice to see our team come back and win, especially with the effort of the freshmen,” said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin.

After trailing SJSU through six inning, freshman Krista Hicks’ single-base hit RBI tied the score 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh. A SJSU pitching change preceded Lopez’s game-winning hit.

Earlier in the afternoon the Cougars lost a hard-fought pitchers duel, falling to No.12 Tennessee in 10 innings, 4-0.

Junior Christie Zinanti led the team from the circle throwing 9 innings giving up 4 runs, 3 earned, off of nine hits. The hurler received the loss for the game after batting through nine-plus innings. Zinanti worked her way out of jam after jam, inning after inning, forcing Tennesse to leave 11 runners on base.

Sophomore Jessica Purcell led BYU from the plate going 2-for-4 with a double and a single. She accounted for two of BYU's three hits in the game.

“We played against Tennessee well with a lot of opportunity, but we couldn’t bring a run across,” said Eakin.

After seven scoreless innings Lopez hit a double to right-center threatening to score. Tennessee intentionally walked Stephanie Hopkins put two runners on for the Cougars, but a strikeout ended the inning.

During the top of the ninth, Tennessee mounted a big threat with a no-out single. Two sacrifice bunts advanced the baserunner to third and a diving play to catch a line drive in foul territory from Lopez ended the scoring threat.

With two outs sophomore Jessica Purcell hit a ground-rule double down the left field line. Following suit with the previous inning, sophomore Caschjen Davis was intentionally walked, before junior Amanda Vance hit a routine groundball to the shortstop to end the inning.

Leading off the top of the ninth inning, a bunt single followed by a throwing error put an orange and white runner on second base. After a walked batter and a single, the bases were loaded for Tennessee. Lopez fielded a groundball at third, and returned a hard throw at home to get the force out that was beat by the base runner.

With the bases still loaded, a single off the right field wall made way for two runs to score and a third scored on the throw from right field. After eight-plus inning, Affleck came in to relieve Zinanti, who had battled Tennessee for 162 pitches. Affleck struck out three straight batters to make way for BYU’s last at-bat with a 4-0 deficit.

The Cougars have a week to prepare for the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas on Feb. 12-14.

Box Score

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#12 Tennessee Lady Vols vs Brigham Young Univ.

Feb 07, 2009 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons SB Cmpx.)

Tennessee Lady Vols 4 (4-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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K. Grieve cf............. 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

L. Hammond lf............ 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0

T. Huff c................ 2 1 2 0 2 0 8 0 0

J. Spigner 3b............ 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 4 1

N. Weissinge pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E. Webb 2b............... 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 3

S. Burchell rf........... 5 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 2

N. Kajitani pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

D. Fryer dp.............. 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0

H. Baker pr............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

J. Lapicki 1b............ 3 0 0 0 1 1 11 0 0

A. Andrews ss............ 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2

D. Pieroni p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C. Hosfield p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 37 4 9 3 4 6 30 10 11

Brigham Young Univ. 0 (3-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b.. 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

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

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0

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

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

VANCE, Amanda 1b......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 3

LOPEZ, Coreen 3b......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0

WILLARD, Delaney pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1

ZINANTI, Christie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0

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

Totals................... 33 0 3 0 4 8 30 21 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Tennessee Lady Vols. 000 000 000 4 - 4 9 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 000 0 - 0 3 4

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E - RAMIREZ 2; HOPKINS; ZINANTI. LOB - Lady Vols 11; Cougars 7. 2B - J.

Spigner(1); PURCELL; LOPEZ. HBP - L. Hammond. SH - T. Huff(1); J.

Lapicki(1); A. Andrews(1). SB - L. Hammond(4); T. Huff(2). CS - L.

Hammond(1); N. Kajitani(1).

Tennessee Lady Vols IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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D. Pieroni.......... 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 7 7

C. Hosfield......... 8.0 2 0 0 4 6 26 30

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 9.0 9 4 3 4 3 34 42

AFFLECK, Paige...... 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3

Win - C. Hosfield (3-1). Loss - ZINANTI (2-1). Save - None.

WP - ZINANTI. HBP - by ZINANTI (L. Hammond).

Umpires -

Start: 1:30 pm Time: 2:59 Attendance: 376

Game: TN1

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The Automated ScoreBook

#12 Tennessee Lady Vols vs Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Feb 07, 2009 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons SB Cmpx.)

Score by Innings R H E

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Tennessee Lady Vols. 000 000 000 4 - 4 9 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 000 000 0 - 0 3 4

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Tennessee Lady Vols starters: 2/cf K. Grieve; 17/lf L. Hammond; 52/c T. Huff;

9/3b J. Spigner; 14/2b E. Webb; 28/rf S. Burchell; 23/dp D. Fryer; 16/1b J.

Lapicki; 22/ss A. Andrews; 5/p D. Pieroni;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 24/cf

GONZALES; 31/ss RAMIREZ; 10/c PURCELL; 9/lf DAVIS; 6/1b VANCE; 7/3b LOPEZ; 5/rf

HOPKINS; 14/p ZINANTI;

Tennessee Lady Vols 1st - K. Grieve grounded out to p. L. Hammond hit by

pitch. L. Hammond stole second. T. Huff walked. J. Spigner flied out to rf; L.

Hammond advanced to third. T. Huff stole second. E. Webb popped up to ss. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to cf. MESSERSCHMID

struck out swinging. GONZALES grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 2nd - S. Burchell struck out swinging. D. Fryer

reached on a fielding error by ss, advanced to second. J. Lapicki walked; D.

Fryer advanced to third on a wild pitch. A. Andrews grounded out to p; J.

Lapicki advanced to second. K. Grieve grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - RAMIREZ grounded out to 3b. PURCELL singled to

shortstop. DAVIS struck out swinging. VANCE popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 3rd - L. Hammond singled to shortstop. T. Huff out

at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; L. Hammond advanced to second. J. Spigner grounded

out to 2b; L. Hammond advanced to third. E. Webb grounded out to p. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - C. Hosfield to p for D. Pieroni. LOPEZ struck

out swinging. HOPKINS struck out swinging. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID

lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 4th - S. Burchell grounded out to 2b. D. Fryer

walked. J. Lapicki reached on a fielder's choice; D. Fryer out at second 2b

unassisted. A. Andrews grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - GONZALES grounded out to p. RAMIREZ struck out

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

Tennessee Lady Vols 5th - K. Grieve grounded out to 3b. L. Hammond

singled to shortstop. L. Hammond out at second c to ss, caught stealing. T.

Huff singled to right center. J. Spigner grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - DAVIS walked. VANCE flied out to lf. LOPEZ

popped up to ss. HOPKINS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 6th - E. Webb struck out swinging. S. Burchell

singled to right field. N. Kajitani pinch ran for S. Burchell. D. Fryer struck

out looking; N. Kajitani out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - N. Kajitani to rf. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out

to 3b. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to p. GONZALES struck out swinging. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 7th - J. Lapicki grounded out to 2b. A. Andrews

grounded out to p. K. Grieve grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - RAMIREZ lined out to ss. PURCELL grounded out

to 3b. DAVIS popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 8th - L. Hammond grounded out to 2b. T. Huff singled

to left field. J. Spigner doubled down the lf line; T. Huff advanced to third.

N. Weissinge pinch ran for J. Spigner. E. Webb grounded out to 3b. S. Burchell

to rf for N. Kajitani. S. Burchell grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - J. Spigner to 3b for N. Weissinge. VANCE

grounded out to 3b. LOPEZ doubled to right field. HOPKINS intentionally walked.

WILLARD pinch ran for LOPEZ. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a fielder's choice;

HOPKINS advanced to second; WILLARD out at third 3b unassisted. HICKS pinch hit

for MESSERSCHMID. HICKS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 9th - LOPEZ to 3b for WILLARD. D. Fryer reached on a

throwing error by ss. H. Baker pinch ran for D. Fryer. J. Lapicki out at first

p to 2b, SAC, bunt; H. Baker advanced to second. A. Andrews out at first p to

2b, SAC, bunt; H. Baker advanced to third. K. Grieve fouled out to 3b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - GONZALES flied out to lf. RAMIREZ grounded out

to ss. PURCELL doubled down the lf line. DAVIS intentionally walked. VANCE

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 10th - L. Hammond singled to pitcher, bunt, advanced

to second on a throwing error by p. T. Huff walked. J. Spigner singled to right

field; T. Huff advanced to second; L. Hammond advanced to third. E. Webb

reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; J. Spigner advanced to second; T. Huff

advanced to third; L. Hammond scored. S. Burchell singled to right field,

advanced to second on the throw, 2 RBI; E. Webb advanced to third, scored on a

throwing error by rf, unearned; J. Spigner scored; T. Huff scored. AFFLECK to p

for ZINANTI. D. Fryer to dp for H. Baker. D. Fryer struck out swinging. J.

Lapicki struck out looking. A. Andrews struck out swinging, out at first c to

1b. 4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 10th - LOPEZ grounded out to ss. HOPKINS flied out

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

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Box Score

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San Jose State vs Brigham Young Univ.

Feb 07, 2009 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons)

San Jose State 2 (1-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Taylor, Sarah cf......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Fangonilo, Kelli 2b...... 2 1 1 0 2 0 3 2 0

Sulay, Alyssa pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Aiello, Julianne 2b..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hayes, Kayla rf.......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

McConnell, Brittany c.... 4 0 0 1 0 2 3 4 3

Lopez, Ursula 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

Hawkins, Natasha 1b...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0

Bair, Mallory dp......... 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

Otto, Morgan ss.......... 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 3 2

Bott, Andrea lf.......... 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

Ames, Jennifer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Pridmore, Amanda p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 26 2 3 1 5 8 20 15 8

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (4-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss....... 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0

VANCE, Amanda pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 3 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 3

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0

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

NIX-THOMAS, Whitney pr.. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LOPEZ, Coreen 1b......... 3 0 2 1 1 0 13 0 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

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

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

Totals................... 27 3 10 3 6 5 21 11 11

Score by Innings R H E

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San Jose State...... 001 010 0 - 2 3 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 001 2 - 3 10 3

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Note: 2 outs, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - Lopez, U; HICKS; WILLARD; AFFLECK. DP - Spartans 1. LOB - Spartans 8;

Cougars 11. SH - MESSERSCHMID. SB - MESSERSCHMID. CS - DAVIS.

San Jose State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Ames, Jennifer...... 6.2 8 3 1 6 5 25 32

Pridmore, Amanda.... 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 3 2 1 5 8 26 31

Win - AFFLECK (2-1). Loss - Ames, J (). Save - None.

WP - Ames, J; AFFLECK.

Umpires - HP: Brett Higgins 1B: Claire McBride 3B: Willie Newman

Start: 4:52 Time: 1:56 Attendance: 700

Weather: Windy, Cold

Pridmore, A faced 2 batters in the 7th.

Game: SJS1

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San Jose State vs Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Feb 07, 2009 at St. George, Utah (The Canyons)

Score by Innings R H E

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San Jose State...... 001 010 0 - 2 3 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 001 2 - 3 10 3

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San Jose State starters: 22/cf Taylor, S; 42/2b Fangonilo, K; 4/rf Hayes, K;

19/c McConnell, B; 15/3b Lopez, U; 5/1b Hawkins, N; 12/dp Bair, M; 38/ss Otto,

M; 24/lf Bott, A; 33/p Ames, J;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 31/ss

RAMIREZ; 10/c PURCELL; 9/lf DAVIS; 22/3b HICKS; 7/1b LOPEZ; 5/rf HOPKINS; 24/cf

GONZALES; 12/p AFFLECK;

San Jose State 1st - Taylor, S grounded out to 2b. Fangonilo, K grounded

out to p. Hayes, K walked. McConnell, B struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE singled up the middle.

MESSERSCHMID reached on a fielder's choice; DELAHOUSSAYE out at second c to ss.

RAMIREZ singled up the middle; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. RAMIREZ

advanced to second on the throw; MESSERSCHMID stole third. PURCELL walked.

DAVIS struck out swinging. HICKS grounded out to p. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

San Jose State 2nd - Lopez, U grounded out to ss. Hawkins, N grounded

out to 2b. Bair, M singled to third base. Otto, M struck out looking. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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

to 2b. GONZALES grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Jose State 3rd - Bott, A struck out swinging. Taylor, S struck out

looking. Fangonilo, K singled up the middle. Hayes, K reached on an error by p;

Fangonilo, K advanced to third. Hayes, K advanced to third; Fangonilo, K scored

on a wild pitch, unearned. McConnell, B struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field.

MESSERSCHMID walked; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. RAMIREZ reached on a

fielder's choice; MESSERSCHMID out at second p to 2b; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

third. PURCELL hit into double play ss to 2b to 1b; RAMIREZ out on the play.

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

San Jose State 4th - Lopez, U grounded out to 1b unassisted. Hawkins, N

struck out looking. Bair, M walked. Otto, M struck out looking. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - DAVIS struck out looking. HICKS walked. LOPEZ

walked; HICKS advanced to second. HOPKINS struck out looking. HICKS out at

second c to 2b, picked off. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Jose State 5th - Bott, A walked. Taylor, S grounded out to 3b; Bott,

A advanced to second. Fangonilo, K walked. Hayes, K reached on an error by 3b;

Fangonilo, K advanced to second; Bott, A advanced to third. McConnell, B

grounded out to ss, RBI; Hayes, K advanced to second; Fangonilo, K advanced to

third; Bott, A scored. Lopez, U grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error,

2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - GONZALES singled to pitcher. DELAHOUSSAYE

walked; GONZALES advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b, SAC;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; GONZALES advanced to third. RAMIREZ struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. PURCELL grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

San Jose State 6th - WILLARD to rf for HOPKINS. Hawkins, N grounded out

to 2b. Bair, M struck out looking. Otto, M singled, advanced to second on an

error by rf. Bott, A grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - DAVIS struck out swinging, reached first on a

wild pitch. DAVIS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. HICKS singled up the

middle. NIX-THOMAS pinch ran for HICKS. LOPEZ singled to shortstop; NIX-THOMAS

advanced to second. WILLARD singled to right field, RBI; LOPEZ advanced to

third; NIX-THOMAS scored. GONZALES lined out to ss; WILLARD out at first ss to

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

San Jose State 7th - HICKS to 3b for NIX-THOMAS. Taylor, S grounded out

to 3b. Fangonilo, K walked. Sulay, A pinch ran for Fangonilo, K. Hayes, K

grounded out to 2b; Sulay, A advanced to second. McConnell, B fouled out to 1b.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - Aiello, J to 2b for Sulay, A. DELAHOUSSAYE

lined out to 1b. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b. RAMIREZ singled up the

middle. PURCELL reached on an error by 3b; RAMIREZ advanced to second. VANCE

pinch ran for RAMIREZ. DAVIS walked; PURCELL advanced to second; VANCE advanced

to third. Pridmore, A to p for Ames, J. HICKS singled to second base, RBI;

DAVIS advanced to second; PURCELL advanced to third; VANCE scored, unearned.

LOPEZ singled to shortstop, RBI; HICKS advanced to second; DAVIS advanced to

third; PURCELL scored, unearned. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

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