Hitting Stifled on First Day of Cathedral Classic

Senior catcher Jessica Fitu had two hits and an RBI against Florida State (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

CATHEDRAL CITY -- Mustering only four hits in each game, No. 25 BYU softball dropped its first two games of the Cathedral City Classic, 6-4 to Florida State and 9-3 against Virginia, on Thursday.

Senior catcher Jessica Fitu had half of the Cougars' hit total, including two-straight singles to start the game before fouling out in her third at bat, ending a streak of seven-straight plate appearances with a hit and 11-straight appearances resulting in the senior reaching a base.

Down 3-0 in the top of the third, BYU built a short-lived lead by scoring all of its runs in the inning. Junior Stacie Graham scored on a throwing error by the Seminole catcher, then junior Jessica Dugas reached home from third after Florida State attempted to stop sophomore JC Clayton from stealing second base.

After junior Tiffany Messerschmidt reached base on a single, senior Kristin Delahoussaye sent in the Cougars' third run of the inning with her own base hit. Fitu capped off the scoring with another RBI-single, bringing in Messerschmidt.

Florida State answered right back in the bottom of the same inning with two runs thanks to a home run by Jen Lapicki with two outs.

Senior Paige Affleck had a season-high eight strikeouts.

Game 2

Against Virginia, the Cougars held the lead through four innings, but a sudden eight-run fifth for the Cavaliers doomed BYU in its second game of the day.

Fitu again had half of BYU's hits, going 2-for-4 with one RBI and a stolen base.

Freshman Lacey Millett hit a single in the fourth inning to score freshman Carly Duckworth, then stole second base, setting her up to come home when Clayton reached on a Virginia fielding error, taking a 3-1 lead.

The Cougars had previously scored one run in the first due to two errors by Virginia that brought in Clayton.

But the Cavaliers ran out in front with eight runs on four hits, including two doubles.

BYU goes against two ranked teams on Friday, facing No. 18 Nebraska at 10:30 a.m. PT and No. 8 Tennessee at 1 p.m. PT.


BYU Softball 2011

#25 BYU vs Florida State

Feb 24, 2011 at Palm Springs, Calif. (Wrigley Field)

BYU 4 (6-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

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

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

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 1

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

GRAHAM, Stacie dh........ 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3

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

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

Totals................... 25 4 4 2 2 7 18 8 5

Florida State 6 (8-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Senas, C cf.............. 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0

Brown, T 3b.............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 1

Ahrberg, R dh............ 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

Hensley, K lf............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Hamilton, B lf.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lapicki, J 1b............ 2 2 1 2 1 0 9 0 0

Jackson, S rf............ 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

Gomez, C c............... 2 1 1 1 0 0 9 0 0

Stanley, B ph........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Borden, M 2b............. 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Bryant, A ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Hamilton, S p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 26 6 7 6 1 8 21 9 3

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 004 000 0 - 4 4 2

Florida State....... 032 010 X - 6 7 1

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E - DELAHOUSSAYE; FITU; Gomez, C(1). LOB - BY 5; FSU 3. 2B - Jackson, S(3).

3B - Brown, T(4). HR - Lapicki, J(1). HBP - WILLARD. SH - CLAYTON; ATAGI. SB

- CLAYTON; DELAHOUSSAYE; FITU; GRAHAM; Senas, C(7); Lapicki, J(1); Jackson,

S(1); Gomez, C(1).

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 6.0 7 6 6 1 8 26 27

Florida State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hamilton, S......... 7.0 4 4 2 2 7 25 30

Win - Hamilton, S (4-3). Loss - AFFLECK (4-3). Save - None.

HBP - by Hamilton, S (WILLARD).

Umpires - HP: John Bennett 1B: Calvin Walker 3B: Vince Price

Start: 9:58am Time: 1:50 Attendance: 215

Weather: Sunny

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

9/3b ATAGI; 31/1b MANUMA; 28/rf WILLARD; 21/dh GRAHAM; 19/cf DUGAS; 12/p

AFFLECK;

Florida State starters: 8/cf Senas, C; 6/3b Brown, T; 35/dh Ahrberg, R; 9/ss

Stager, A; 23/lf Hensley, K; 16/1b Lapicki, J; 14/rf Jackson, S; 0/c Gomez, C;

22/2b Borden, M; 25/p Hamilton, S;

BYU 1st - CLAYTON lined out to 1b. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to p.

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

Florida State 1st - Senas, C struck out swinging. Brown, T reached on a

fielding error by 2b. Ahrberg, R grounded out to 2b; Brown, T advanced to

second. Brown, T advanced to third on a throwing error by c. Stager, A struck

out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - FITU singled through the left side. ATAGI grounded out to p,

SAC, bunt; FITU advanced to second. MANUMA fouled out to c. WILLARD struck out

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

Florida State 2nd - Hensley, K grounded out to p. Lapicki, J walked.

Lapicki, J stole second. Jackson, S singled to shortstop; Lapicki, J advanced

to third. Gomez, C singled to pitcher, RBI; Jackson, S advanced to second;

Lapicki, J scored. Gomez, C stole second; Jackson, S stole third. Borden, M

grounded out to ss, RBI; Gomez, C advanced to third; Jackson, S scored. Senas,

C singled to shortstop, RBI; Gomez, C scored. Senas, C stole second. Brown, T

grounded out to c unassisted. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - GRAHAM walked. GRAHAM stole second. DUGAS reached on a

fielder's choice. CLAYTON reached on a throwing error by c, SAC, bunt; DUGAS

advanced to third; GRAHAM scored. CLAYTON stole second; DUGAS scored on the

throw, unearned. MESSERSCHMID singled to second base; CLAYTON advanced to

third. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to center field, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to

second; CLAYTON scored, unearned. FITU singled to right field, RBI;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; MESSERSCHMID scored. FITU stole second. ATAGI

reached on a fielder's choice; FITU advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE out at home

3b to c. MANUMA struck out swinging. WILLARD hit by pitch; ATAGI advanced to

second. GRAHAM popped up to ss. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Florida State 3rd - Ahrberg, R singled, bunt. Stager, A struck out

looking. Ahrberg, R advanced to second. Hensley, K struck out swinging.

Lapicki, J homered to left field, 2 RBI; Ahrberg, R scored. Jackson, S out at

first 3b to ss to 1b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - DUGAS grounded out to p. CLAYTON grounded out to p.

MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Florida State 4th - Gomez, C grounded out to 1b unassisted. Borden, M

grounded out to p. Senas, C struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 5th - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. FITU fouled out to 3b. ATAGI flied out to

rf. DELAHOUSSAYE stole second. MANUMA grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Florida State 5th - Brown, T tripled down the rf line. Ahrberg, R struck

out swinging. Stager, A grounded out to 2b, RBI; Brown, T scored. Hensley, K

lined out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - Hamilton, B to lf for Hensley, K. WILLARD struck out swinging.

GRAHAM struck out looking. DUGAS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Florida State 6th - Lapicki, J grounded out to 3b. Jackson, S doubled

down the rf line. Stanley, B pinch hit for Gomez, C. Stanley, B struck out

looking. Bryant, A pinch hit for Borden, M. Bryant, A struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - Gomez, C to c for Stanley, B. Borden, M to 2b for Bryant, A.

CLAYTON struck out swinging. MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging. DELAHOUSSAYE

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

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