Kellum's Grand Slam Ends Game in Six

Amanda Kellum hit a game-ending grand slam to beat Colorado State 12-4. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Amanda Kellum led BYU (34-10, 7-2) to a 12-4 victory over Colorado State (26-17, 4-5) with a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning on Thursday at Gail Miller Field.

“We competed for the entire game today,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “We were consistent from start to finish and I am very satisfied with our effort and the result.”

The senior's home run was the sixth of the season for Kellum and was the third Cougar homer of the game. This is the 10th game this season BYU has ended the game early due to the mercy rule.

Caschjen Atagi drove in the sixth inning's first run for BYU with a deep sacrifice fly to centerfield to give BYU a 7-4 lead. After Jessica Fitu hit an RBI single, Kellum came to the plate sent the ball over the centerfield fence for the game-ending home run, her only hit of the game.

“Amanda is always asking questions in the dugout before her at-bats,” Eakin said. “This time she went up there, executed very well and got the job done.”

Angeline Quiocho went 2-for-3, including a home run, adding two RBI and two runs for the Cougars while Kristin Delahoussaye went a 2-for-4 day at the plate with two RBI and one run.

Jessica Dugas began the scoring in the second inning with an infield single that drove in Caschjen Atagi to put the Cougars up 1-0.

BYU pitcher Paige Affleck continued to deal through the third inning, recording her fourth and fifth strikeouts of the night in the top half of the inning. Quiocho opened the game up in the bottom of the third with her 19th home run of the season, a two-run monster shot that careened off the left centerfield lights and pushed the Cougars ahead 3-0.

BYU exteneded its lead in the bottom half of the fourth, with a triple by Delahoussaye, her first of the season, driving in two runs to put the Cougars up 5-0. Colorado State pitcher Kel Eubanks then allowed the bases to fill up and walked in Andrea Ramirez for the sixth BYU run.

The Cougars’ defensive dominance ended in the top of the fifth after Affleck gave up a single and two walks to load the bases. Ram senior Allison Majam followed up with a and slam off Affleck to bring Colorado State within two at 6-4.

No Cougars were able to cross the plate in the bottom half of the fifth, but Affleck regained her composure in the sixth and shut down the Rams again with her ninth and 10th strikeouts ending the inning.

Eakin and the Cougars continue their season Friday when MWC rival New Mexico comes to Provo for a 6:00 p.m. game. The game will be broadcast live on BYUtv.


Colorado State at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 29, 2010 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Colorado State 4 (26-17,4-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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STEM, Caitla ss.......... 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

KROGH, Jenna cf.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

SULLIVAN, Sa ph/lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1

THOMSEN, Chr 1b.......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0

PENLAND, Reb dp/p........ 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

MAJAM, Allis 3b.......... 3 1 1 4 0 2 0 4 4

MUNOZ, Ashle c........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0

MASK, Robyn 2b........... 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0

DONAHUE, Bri rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ALLEN, Ivory lf/cf....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2

EUBANKS, Kel p/dp........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

O'BRIEN, Kel p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 22 4 4 4 6 10 16 7 7

Brigham Young Univ. 12 (34-10,7-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 0

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

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

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

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 3 1 1 1 0 1 10 0 3

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

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dp.. 4 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 26 12 12 12 5 4 18 4 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 000 040 - 4 4 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 012 306 - 12 12 1

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Note: 1 out, 0 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - STEM, Caitla(17); KROGH, Jenna(3); CLAYTON(18). LOB - CSU 7; Cougars 7.

2B - DAVIS-ATAGI(7); WILLARD(5). 3B - DELAHOUSSAYE(2). HR - MAJAM, Allis(5);

QUIOCHO(18); VANCE-KELLUM(6). HBP - WILLARD. SH - KROGH, Jenna(6);

PURCELL-FITU(8); DUGAS(4). SF - DAVIS-ATAGI(1). SB - WILLARD(4).

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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EUBANKS, Kel........ 3.1 7 6 6 2 3 16 19 81

PENLAND, Reb........ 1.2 3 1 0 2 1 7 10 41

O'BRIEN, Kel........ 0.1 2 5 5 1 0 3 6 -

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 6.0 4 4 4 6 10 22 29 126

Win - AFFLECK (24-8). Loss - EUBANKS, Kel (19-11). Save - None.

HBP - by O'BRIEN, Kel (WILLARD). Inherited runners/scored: PENLAND, Reb 1/1;

O'BRIEN, Kel 1/1. Pitches/strikes: EUBANKS, Kel 81/49; PENLAND, Reb 41/22;

AFFLECK 126/68.

Umpires - HP: Bob Marcialis 1B: Ray Meibos 3B: Anthony Lewis

Start: 6:07 pm Time: 2:08 Attendance: 280

Weather: 45 degrees, cloudy

PENLAND, Reb faced 1 batter in the 6th.

Colorado State 1st - STEM, Caitla singled to left field (1-0 B). KROGH,

Jenna grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt (0-0); STEM, Caitla advanced to second.

THOMSEN, Chr reached on an error by ss (2-0 BB); STEM, Caitla advanced to

third. PENLAND, Reb struck out looking (1-2 KFFBSK). MAJAM, Allis struck out

swinging (2-2 BKBKS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

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

to second on a muffed throw by cf (1-2 KBK). . CLAYTON flied out to cf (1-1

BK). QUIOCHO grounded out to p (0-1 F); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. RAMIREZ

popped up to 2b (0-1 F). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - MUNOZ, Ashle grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1

BBK). MASK, Robyn walked (3-1 BBSBB). DONAHUE, Bri lined out to 3b (1-0 B).

ALLEN, Ivory struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - DAVIS-ATAGI doubled to left field (2-1 KBB).

PURCELL-FITU out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-2 FK); DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to

third. WILLARD walked (3-1 BBBKB). VANCE-KELLUM struck out looking (2-2

BFFBFK). WILLARD stole second. DUGAS singled to shortstop, RBI (3-2 BBKSBF);

WILLARD advanced to third; DAVIS-ATAGI scored. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 3b

(0-0). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - STEM, Caitla singled to right center (1-1 BK).

KROGH, Jenna struck out looking (2-2 BKKBK). THOMSEN, Chr grounded out to 3b

(0-1 K); STEM, Caitla advanced to second. PENLAND, Reb walked (3-1 KBBBB).

MAJAM, Allis struck out swinging (2-2 KBKFBS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CLAYTON walked (3-2 BBBKKB). QUIOCHO homered

to left center, 2 RBI (2-2 SKFBFB); CLAYTON scored. RAMIREZ struck out swinging

(2-2 BKBSS). DAVIS-ATAGI struck out looking (3-2 BBKFBK). PURCELL-FITU grounded

out to 2b (0-0). 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 4th - MUNOZ, Ashle walked (3-2 BBKFBFB). MASK, Robyn

flied out to cf (2-2 BBKKF). DONAHUE, Bri struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS).

ALLEN, Ivory grounded out to 2b (2-2 BSBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WILLARD doubled to left field (2-1 KBB).

VANCE-KELLUM grounded out to 3b (0-0); WILLARD advanced to third. DUGAS singled

to third base (3-2 KSBFBB). DELAHOUSSAYE tripled to right field, 2 RBI (3-2

BBKBK); DUGAS scored; WILLARD scored. PENLAND, Reb to p. EUBANKS, Kel to dp.

CLAYTON singled to shortstop (1-2 BSKFF). QUIOCHO walked (3-2 BKFBBFB); CLAYTON

advanced to second. RAMIREZ walked, RBI (3-1 BBFBB); QUIOCHO advanced to

second; CLAYTON advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. DAVIS-ATAGI reached on

a fielder's choice (3-2 KBFBB); RAMIREZ advanced to second; QUIOCHO advanced to

third; CLAYTON out at home 3b to c. PURCELL-FITU struck out swinging (1-2

KFBS). 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Colorado State 5th - STEM, Caitla singled to second base (2-1 BBF).

SULLIVAN, Sa pinch hit for KROGH, Jenna. SULLIVAN, Sa struck out swinging (3-2

BFBBFS). THOMSEN, Chr walked (3-1 BBBKB); STEM, Caitla advanced to second.

PENLAND, Reb walked (3-1 KBBBB); THOMSEN, Chr advanced to second; STEM, Caitla

advanced to third. MAJAM, Allis homered to right center, 4 RBI (2-1 FBB);

PENLAND, Reb scored; THOMSEN, Chr scored; STEM, Caitla scored. MUNOZ, Ashle

grounded out to ss (2-2 BFBK). MASK, Robyn struck out swinging (2-2 SBKBS).

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - SULLIVAN, Sa to lf. ALLEN, Ivory to cf.

WILLARD singled to shortstop (3-2 KKBBB). VANCE-KELLUM flied out to cf (0-0).

DUGAS grounded out to c, SAC, bunt (0-0); WILLARD advanced to second.

DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to lf (3-1 BBBK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 6th - DONAHUE, Bri flied out to ss (0-1 K). ALLEN, Ivory

struck out looking (2-2 BKKBFK). STEM, Caitla walked (3-0 BBBB). SULLIVAN, Sa

struck out swinging (2-2 KBFBFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - CLAYTON singled to shortstop. PENLAND, Reb to

dp. O'BRIEN, Kel to p for EUBANKS, Kel. QUIOCHO reached on a fielder's choice;

CLAYTON advanced to second on a throwing error by ss. RAMIREZ walked; QUIOCHO

advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to third. DAVIS-ATAGI flied out to cf,

SAC, RBI; QUIOCHO advanced to third; CLAYTON scored, unearned. PURCELL-FITU

singled to left field, RBI; RAMIREZ advanced to second; QUIOCHO scored. WILLARD

hit by pitch; PURCELL-FITU advanced to second; RAMIREZ advanced to third.

VANCE-KELLUM homered to center field, 4 RBI; WILLARD scored; PURCELL-FITU

scored; RAMIREZ scored. 6 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

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