Hopkins Leads BYU Arsenal

Stephanie Hopkins lead the BYU brigade with a three-run homer, her fifth on the season. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE -- The Cougar offense came out swinging against New Mexico in a 13-4 win Friday night. The BYU softball team advanced to 25-14 overall and 2-0 in Mountain West Conference play.

Senior outfielder Stephanie Hopkins led the team with a three-run homer, going 2-for-3. Andrea Ramirez hit two doubles as the junior finished the night 3-for-4.

The Cougars took a definitive four-run lead before the Lobos were able to record an out. Both Kristin Delahoussaye and Tiffany Messerschmidt set the table for Angeline Quiocho who tripled to centerfield. Clean-up hitter Jessica Purcell singled to bring around Quiocho, and Coreen Lopez also singled to bring in a run before the first out occurred.

BYU took a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the inning as Lopez eventually scored on a wild pitch before the third out.

After giving up a bases-loaded single in the second inning, BYU answered back with a run in the fourth. Quiocho hit an RBI grounder to bring the Cougar lead to 6-1. Lopez hit an RBI double in the top of the fifth before a wild pitch scored another BYU runner to take an 8-1 lead.

In the bottom half of the frame the Lobos rallied against BYU’s pitcher, Paige Affleck. They scored two runs off of two hits as Affleck walked two and hit another.

The Cougars answered back, protecting their pitcher with five runs in the top of the sixth, highlighted by Hopkins; three-run home. Purcell and Ramirez also grabbed an RBI apiece in the BYU rally.

After the Lobos singled, junior righthander Christie Zinanti came in for relief in a non-save situation. Zinanti’s ability to close the inning ended the game, as the eight-run rule was enacted.

Affleck received the winning decision, improving to 13-7 on the season. She was charged with all four runs, allowing six hit and striking out four batters.

BYU looks improve its season-best six-game win streak as the Cougars are slated to face New Mexico again Saturday at 7 p.m. Livestats and video are available at www.byucougars.com.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at New Mexico

Apr 03, 2009 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Lobo Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 13 (25-14,2-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

DAVIS, Caschjen ph...... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

DUGAS, Jessica ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

QUIOCHO, Angeline cf..... 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 1 2

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 4 2 3 1 0 1 5 2 0

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

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

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

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

GONZALES, Monica lf...... 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

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

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

Totals................... 30 13 15 11 6 3 18 9 7

New Mexico 4 (10-24,1-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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ANDERSON 2b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0

HODGINS rf/p............. 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0

HUGHES cf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

RUBALCAVA dp/p........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

GILMORE 1b............... 1 1 1 1 2 0 3 1 0

GARCIA c................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 3

DRESSLAR lf.............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

DUARTE 3b/rf............. 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0

GEORGE ss................ 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 4 2

CASTRO p/dp.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 23 4 7 4 5 4 18 9 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 500 125 - 13 15 0

New Mexico.......... 010 021 - 4 7 1

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E - GEORGE. DP - Cougars 1; Lobos 2. LOB - Cougars 7; Lobos 8. 2B - DAVIS;

RAMIREZ 2; LOPEZ 2; GEORGE. 3B - QUIOCHO. HR - HOPKINS. HBP - HOPKINS;

ANDERSON; HUGHES. SH - LOPEZ. CS - QUIOCHO; ANDERSON.

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 5.1 6 4 4 4 4 20 26

ZINANTI, Christie... 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 3 4

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CASTRO.............. 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RUBALCAVA........... 2.0 10 10 9 3 0 15 20

HODGINS............. 4.0 5 3 3 3 3 15 18

Win - AFFLECK (13-7). Loss - RUBALCAVA (5-13). Save - None.

WP - HODGINS 2. HBP - by RUBALCAVA (HOPKINS); by AFFLECK (ANDERSON); by AFFLECK

(HUGHES). BK - AFFLECK. PB - PURCELL.

Umpires - HP: Steve McCown 1B: Scott Sparks 3B: Winn Garrett

Start: 7 p.m. Time: 2:03 Attendance: 674

Weather: Partly Cloudy, Windy

RUBALCAVA faced 7 batters in the 1st.

HODGINS faced 3 batters in the 5th.

Game: NM1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at New Mexico - Play-by-Play

Apr 03, 2009 at Albuquerque, N.M. (Lobo Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 500 125 - 13 15 0

New Mexico.......... 010 021 - 4 7 1

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 33/cf

QUIOCHO; 10/c PURCELL; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 7/3b LOPEZ; 5/rf HOPKINS; 22/ss HICKS;

24/lf GONZALES; 12/p AFFLECK;

New Mexico starters: 1/2b ANDERSON; 21/rf HODGINS; 4/cf HUGHES; 2/dp RUBALCAVA;

24/1b GILMORE; 18/c GARCIA; 12/lf DRESSLAR; 22/3b DUARTE; 7/ss GEORGE; 15/p

CASTRO;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - RUBALCAVA to p. CASTRO. DELAHOUSSAYE walked.

MESSERSCHMID singled to shortstop; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. QUIOCHO

tripled to center field, 2 RBI; MESSERSCHMID scored; DELAHOUSSAYE scored.

PURCELL singled to center field, RBI; QUIOCHO scored. RAMIREZ doubled to center

field; PURCELL advanced to third. LOPEZ doubled to center field, RBI; RAMIREZ

advanced to third; PURCELL scored. HOPKINS hit by pitch. HODGINS to p.

RUBALCAVA to 3b. DUARTE to rf. HICKS reached on a fielder's choice to third

base; HOPKINS advanced to second; LOPEZ advanced to third; RAMIREZ out at home

3b to c. HICKS advanced to second on a wild pitch; HOPKINS advanced to third on

a wild pitch; LOPEZ scored on a wild pitch. GONZALES lined into double play ss

unassisted; HICKS out on the play. 5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 1st - ANDERSON hit by pitch. HODGINS struck out swinging.

HUGHES popped up to 2b. ANDERSON out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. MESSERSCHMID

walked. QUIOCHO reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; MESSERSCHMID out at

second ss to 2b. QUIOCHO out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - RUBALCAVA grounded out to 2b. GILMORE singled to right

field. GARCIA singled to right field; GILMORE advanced to second. GARCIA

advanced to second on an illegal pitch; GILMORE advanced to third on an illegal

pitch. DRESSLAR walked. DUARTE singled to left field, RBI; DRESSLAR advanced to

second; GARCIA advanced to third; GILMORE scored. GEORGE grounded into double

play 2b to 1b; DUARTE out on the play. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - PURCELL walked. RAMIREZ struck out looking.

LOPEZ out at first 1b to 2b; PURCELL advanced to second. HOPKINS flied out to

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

New Mexico 3rd - ANDERSON out at first 1b to 2b. HODGINS grounded out to

ss. HUGHES struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - HICKS walked. GONZALES singled, bunt; HICKS

advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE singled up the middle; GONZALES advanced to

second; HICKS advanced to third. MESSERSCHMID struck out looking. QUIOCHO

reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE out at second ss

to 2b; GONZALES advanced to third; HICKS scored. PURCELL grounded out to ss.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - RUBALCAVA grounded out to p. GILMORE walked. GARCIA

flied out to rf. DRESSLAR reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; GILMORE

out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - RAMIREZ doubled down the rf line. LOPEZ

doubled to right center, RBI; RAMIREZ scored. NIX-THOMAS pinch ran for LOPEZ.

HOPKINS singled to left field; NIX-THOMAS advanced to third. HOPKINS advanced

to second on a wild pitch; NIX-THOMAS scored on a wild pitch. LOPEZ to 3b for

NIX-THOMAS. HODGINS to rf. RUBALCAVA to p. DUARTE to 3b. HICKS walked. GONZALES

popped up to ss. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded into double play 2b to 1b; HICKS out on

the play. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - DUARTE struck out looking. GEORGE doubled to right

field. ANDERSON grounded out to 3b; GEORGE advanced to third. HODGINS singled

to pitcher, RBI; GEORGE scored. HUGHES hit by pitch; HODGINS advanced to

second. HUGHES advanced to second on a passed ball; HODGINS advanced to third

on a passed ball. RUBALCAVA walked. GILMORE walked, RBI; RUBALCAVA advanced to

second; HUGHES advanced to third; HODGINS scored. GARCIA out at first 1b to 2b.

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - MESSERSCHMID reached on a throwing error by

ss. QUIOCHO singled to third base; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. PURCELL

singled to left field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; QUIOCHO advanced

to third; MESSERSCHMID scored, unearned. RAMIREZ singled to center field, RBI;

QUIOCHO scored. LOPEZ out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; RAMIREZ advanced to

second; PURCELL advanced to third. HOPKINS homered to left field, 3 RBI;

RAMIREZ scored; PURCELL scored. HICKS popped up to cf. GONZALES walked. DAVIS

pinch hit for DELAHOUSSAYE. DAVIS doubled to left center; GONZALES advanced to

third. DUGAS pinch hit for MESSERSCHMID. DUGAS grounded out to ss. 5 runs, 5

hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 6th - DELAHOUSSAYE to 2b for DAVIS. DRESSLAR struck out

looking. DUARTE singled down the rf line. ZINANTI to p for AFFLECK. GEORGE

walked; DUARTE advanced to second. ANDERSON reached on a fielder's choice to

second base; GEORGE out at second 2b to ss; DUARTE advanced to third. HODGINS

singled up the middle, RBI; ANDERSON advanced to second; DUARTE scored. HUGHES

popped up to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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