Graham's Homer Beats SDSU

Junior Stacie Graham's first-career home run was the was the game-winner for BYU (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SAN DIEGO -- Junior Stacie Graham's home run to deep center field in the top of the eighth inning gave the BYU softball team a 1-0 win at San Diego State on Friday.

Graham's solo shot to deep center was the first home run of the junior's BYU career and broke a scoreless tie through the game's first seven innings.

"It was a fun game to be a part of," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. "Pitching was great on both sides. I couldn't be prouder of our pitchers and our defense played strong the whole game."

A pitchers' duel between BYU's Paige Affleck and San Diego State's Bailey Micetich effectively bottled up any offense by either team. Affleck pitched all but one out before sophomore Hannah Howell entered the game with runners on the corners for the Aztecs in the bottom of the eighth.

With two outs, Howell drew a ground out to end the game and strand the runners, earning her fourth save of the year.

Affleck threw eight strikeouts with three walks and five hits scattered over 7.2 innings pitched for her 15th win. Affleck, the BYU and Mountain West Conference all-time leader in wins, has won each of her last six decisions.

Sophomore JC Clayton had the only hit for BYU in the first seven innings. Micetich forced the Cougars to stay in the infield, earning just three strikeouts but using a a good Aztec defense to keep BYU off the bases.


BYU at San Diego State

04-15-11 at San Diego, Calif. (SDSU SB Stadium)

BYU 1 (24-14,2-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 8 2 1

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

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

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

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

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 3 1 1 1 0 0 7 2 0

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

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

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

Totals................... 27 1 3 1 1 3 24 9 4

San Diego State 0 (27-16,3-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MARQUEZ, L. 2b........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1

CAMELLO rf............... 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

MILES cf................. 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2

MAEVA 1b................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 2

WISNESKI ss.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 0

KLOPP lf................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

MAY, Ka. dh.............. 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

REIFSCHNEIDE pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LAVERY pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SAHATDJIAN c............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1

ROSE 3b.................. 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 0

MATHIS ph............... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

GRAY pr................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MICETICH p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 26 0 5 0 3 8 24 12 6

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 000 01 - 1 3 1

San Diego State..... 000 000 00 - 0 5 0

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E - FITU(3). LOB - BYU 4; SDSU 6. HR - GRAHAM(1). HBP - FITU. SH -

SAHATDJIAN(2). SB - WISNESKI(4). CS - MILES(4); LAVERY(2).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.2 5 0 0 3 8 25 29

HOWELL,Hannah....... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MICETICH............ 8.0 3 1 1 1 3 27 29

Win - AFFLECK (15-9). Loss - MICETICH (14-9). Save - HOWELL (4).

HBP - by MICETICH (FITU).

Umpires - HP: Rick Cowan 1B: Rick Hausvik 3B: Steve McCown

Start: 5:57 PM Time: 2:02 Attendance: 382

Weather: 79 deg., 3 mph in from RF

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;

San Diego State starters: 22/2b MARQUEZ, L.; 11/rf CAMELLO; 0/cf MILES; 21/1b

MAEVA; 24/ss WISNESKI; 14/lf KLOPP; 1/dh MAY, Ka.; 8/c SAHATDJIAN; 20/3b ROSE;

16/p MICETICH;

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to ss. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b.

CLAYTON singled up the middle. FITU popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - MARQUEZ, L. struck out swinging. CAMELLO struck

out swinging. MILES singled to left center. MILES out at second c to ss, caught

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

BYU 2nd - ATAGI struck out looking. WILLARD grounded out to 1b

unassisted. DUCKWORTH grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - MAEVA grounded out to 1b unassisted. WISNESKI

grounded out to ss. KLOPP struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 3rd - GRAHAM lined out to lf. DUGAS grounded out to 3b. DELAHOUSSAYE

flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - MAY, Ka. walked. REIFSCHNEIDE pinch ran for MAY,

Ka.. SAHATDJIAN out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; REIFSCHNEIDE advanced to

second. ROSE struck out swinging. MARQUEZ, L. grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - KLOPP to dh. REIFSCHNEIDE to lf. MESSERSCHMID struck out

looking. CLAYTON flied out to cf. FITU struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - CAMELLO grounded out to ss. MILES out at first 1b

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

LOB.

BYU 5th - ATAGI grounded out to 3b. WILLARD grounded out to 1b

unassisted. DUCKWORTH grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

San Diego State 5th - WISNESKI singled to left field. KLOPP struck out

swinging; WISNESKI stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c.

KLOPP to lf. MAY, Ka. to dh for REIFSCHNEIDE. MAY, Ka. lined out to 2b.

SAHATDJIAN struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 6th - GRAHAM grounded out to p. DUGAS grounded out to 3b.

DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop;

DELAHOUSSAYE out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - MATHIS pinch hit for ROSE. MATHIS singled up the

middle. MARQUEZ, L. fouled out to 1b. CAMELLO singled to third base; MATHIS

advanced to second. MILES flied out to cf. MAEVA struck out swinging. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 7th - ROSE to 3b for MATHIS. CLAYTON lined out to 3b. FITU hit by

pitch. MILLETT pinch ran for FITU. ATAGI reached on a fielder's choice, bunt;

MILLETT out at second p to 2b. WILLARD popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - FITU to c for MILLETT. WISNESKI popped up to ss.

KLOPP lined out to cf. MAY, Ka. walked. LAVERY pinch ran for MAY, Ka.. LAVERY

out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 8th - DUCKWORTH grounded out to 2b. GRAHAM homered to center field,

RBI. DUGAS singled to shortstop. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to p; DUGAS advanced

to second. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

San Diego State 8th - HUDSON to rf for WILLARD. SAHATDJIAN struck out

swinging. ROSE walked. GRAY pinch ran for ROSE. MARQUEZ, L. out at first 1b to

2b; GRAY advanced to second. CAMELLO singled to second base; GRAY advanced to

third. HOWELL to p for AFFLECK. MILES grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

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