Hudson and Zinanti Help Beat Seattle

Zinnanti Keeps Redhawks at Bay (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ST. GEORGE -- After a quiet start, some spectacular pitching by Christie Zinanti, and a two-run double from freshman Alexandra Hudson, BYU beat Seattle University 3-2.

"This was a game where our freshman really came out and lite a fire under us," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We played flat until Hudson stepped up, and then our bats came alive. We need to make the win happen every game and not just expect it."

The first, second, and third innings went by quickly and quietly for both teams as they retired one, two, three for the most part.

Seattle threatened in the bottom of the second with bases loaded and two out. The Cougars managed to pull it out in the end and keep the Redhawks at bay and keep them scoreless.

At the top of the fourth, the Cougars began to make their offensive push. Kristin Delahoussaye walked, and then was advanced by Jessica Dugas with a well- placed sacrifice bunt down the third-base line. After Delahoussaye successfully stole third base, she was tagged out at home trying to steal after a passed ball.

In the top of the fifth, BYU picked up right where they left off with Jessica Purcell-Fitu first at bat. After taking a 2-1 count, she sent a blooper into short centerfield just out of reach of the fielder. Immediately following Purcell-Fitu, Andrea Ramirez shot a single right up the middle advancing Purcell-Fitu to second.

After a sac-fly from Delaney Willard, Hudson made her official collegiate appearance and powered a two-run double right to the gap in left-center field. This brought home Purcell-Fitu and Ramirez and gave Hudson her first two RBI of the season and of her career.

"When I stepped up, I knew the situation I was in. I told myself I just need to get on base," Hudson said. "My success with this team is, and always will be, becuase of the support I get from my teammates. We are all equal on this team and that really encourages me."

In the bottom of the sixth, BYU’s untested freshman right-handed pitcher, Hannah Howell, came in and finished the inning, and the game. Coach Eakin is excited to see the improvements Howell makes this year.

The Cougars will have a quick turnaround today as they face UC Santa Barbara for their second opponent of their doubleheader. The game will start at 4 p.m.


Brigham Young Univ. at Seattle Univ.

Feb 12, 2010 at St. George

Brigham Young Univ. 3 (2-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

DUGAS, Jessica lf........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

QUICHO, Angeline 3b...... 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 3 1 2 0 0 1 7 1 0

HOLT, Amy c............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 1 2 1 0 0 6 0 0

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

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dh.. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLAYTON, J.C. dh........ 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

HUDSON, Alexandra cf..... 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0

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

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen ss. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ZINANTI, Christie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

Totals................... 25 3 6 3 3 4 21 7 4

Seattle Univ. 2 (0-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Katie Antich rf.......... 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3

Katie Peterson cf........ 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0

Megan MacIsaac ss........ 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0

Lauren Berin 1b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1

Jessica Ulrich dh....... 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

Hannah Klein dh/1b....... 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 2

Theresa Clark 2b......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

Sandra Hernandez 3b...... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0

Allegra Wilde 3b........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Katie Gould lf........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

Caitlin Melnychenko c.... 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0

Jessica Amador c........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1

Kelsey Reynolds p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Totals................... 24 2 4 2 8 7 21 10 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 021 0 - 3 6 0

Seattle Univ........ 000 000 2 - 2 4 0

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LOB - Cougars 4; Red Hawks 9. 2B - HUDSON. HR - Ulrich. SB - DELAHOUSSAYE;

RAMIREZ. CS - DELAHOUSSAYE; PURCELL-FITU; Gould.

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 5.0 1 0 0 8 6 15 23

HOWELL, Hannah...... 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 9 9

Seattle Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Kelsey Reynolds..... 7.0 6 3 3 3 4 25 28

Win - ZINANTI (1-0). Loss - Reynolds (). Save - Howell (1).

WP - HOWELL.

Umpires - HP: Clair McBride 1B: Dan Ringsby 3B: Willy Newman

Start: 1:53 Time: 2:10 Attendance: 67

Weather: Sunny and clear...50 degrees

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to lf. DUGAS grounded

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

Seattle Univ. 1st - Antich grounded out to 2b. Peterson grounded out to

ss. MacIsaac walked. Berin struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - PURCELL-FITU struck out looking. RAMIREZ

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

LOB.

Seattle Univ. 2nd - Klein walked. Clark popped up to c. Hernandez

walked; Klein advanced to second. Gould struck out swinging. Melnychenko

walked; Hernandez advanced to second; Klein advanced to third. Antich grounded

out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - Ulrich to dh for Berin. Klein to 1b.

VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to ss. HUDSON struck out swinging. HICKS struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 3rd - Peterson struck out swinging. MacIsaac struck out

looking. Ulrich walked. Klein walked; Ulrich advanced to second. Clark flied

out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. DUGAS grounded out to 3b,

bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. QUICHO flied out to cf. DELAHOUSSAYE

stole third. DELAHOUSSAYE out at home c unassisted, caught stealing. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 4th - Hernandez struck out swinging. Gould singled to

third base. Amador to c for Melnychenko. Amador infield fly to p. Gould out at

second c to 2b, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - PURCELL-FITU singled to center field. RAMIREZ

singled to center field; PURCELL-FITU advanced to second. WILLARD grounded out

to 3b; RAMIREZ advanced to second; PURCELL-FITU advanced to third. CLAYTON to

dh for VANCE-KELLUM. CLAYTON fouled out to 3b. HUDSON doubled to left field, 2

RBI; RAMIREZ scored; PURCELL-FITU scored. HICKS grounded out to p. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 5th - Antich walked. Peterson walked; Antich advanced to

second. MacIsaac struck out looking. Ulrich lined out to ss. Klein popped up to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to lf. DUGAS struck out

looking. QUICHO walked. PURCELL-FITU singled to shortstop; QUICHO advanced to

second. RAMIREZ singled to center field, RBI; PURCELL-FITU advanced to third;

QUICHO scored. RAMIREZ stole second; PURCELL-FITU out at home 2b to c, caught

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

Seattle Univ. 6th - HOLT to c for PURCELL-FITU. HOWELL to p for ZINANTI.

Clark singled to right field. Hernandez flied out to rf. Gould infield fly to

2b. Clark advanced to second on a wild pitch. Amador grounded out to 3b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - Wilde to 3b for Hernandez. WILLARD walked.

CLAYTON singled to third base; WILLARD advanced to second. DAVIS-ATAGI to ss

for HICKS. HUDSON out at first p to 3b, bunt, reached on a fielder's choice;

CLAYTON advanced to second; WILLARD out on the play. DAVIS-ATAGI flied out to

cf; CLAYTON advanced to third. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 2 LOB.

Seattle Univ. 7th - HICKS to ss for DAVIS-ATAGI. Antich grounded out to

2b. Peterson singled to center field. MacIsaac struck out looking. Ulrich

homered to center field, 2 RBI; Peterson scored. Klein grounded out to ss. 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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