Pitchers Pull Through

Zinanti allowed four hits and one run against Drake. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TEMPE -- The BYU Women's softball swept its opening games of the Wilson/Demarini Invitational in Tempe Ariz., defeating Drake, 2-1, and Creighton, 1-0. The Cougars are now 11-5 on the season.

Both games featured solid pitching performances from BYU. Christina Gwyn Trice (4-1) threw a five-hit shut out against Creighton. She recorded 10 strike outs in the hard-fought defensive battle.

Chrisite Zinanti (3-3) received the first win of the day when the right-hander threw a complete game against Drake. She commanded the strike zone with 11 strike outs, a season-game high, and gave up one unearned run off of four hits.

"It is nice to have the ability to win the close games," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "Both pitchers did a good job today and our defense was strong. That is what it takes to continue winning on this level."

Against Creighton, the score remained at a dead lock until the top of the sixth inning when Angeline Quiocho belted a solo shot to score the Cougars' lone run. Quiocho leads BYU with nine homeruns.

Against Drake the Cougars struck earlier in the game, scoring both runs in the bottom of the second inning. With two outs Kristin Delahoussaye shot the ball down the right field line for a triple. Stephanie Platt Hopkins walked to put runners on the corners and Caschjen Davis doubled to bring in both runners.

BYU gave up one run in the top of the fifth inning when a walk and an error put a Drake baserunner in scoring position and a singled knocked in the run. The Cougars ended the inning and managed to hold their 2-1 lead during the remainder of the game.

BYU plays two more games Saturday at the Wilson Demarini Invitational. The Cougars face Creighton again at 3:30 p.m. and No. 2 Arizona State at 5:30 p.m.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

BYU at Creighton

02-29-08 at Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa CC)

BYU 1 (11-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

VANCE, Amanda ss......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

SNOW, Daniela 1b......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

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

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2

WILLING, Emi rf.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

OLANDER, Erin dp......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TRICE, Christina p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 26 1 3 1 2 4 21 5 6

Creighton 0 (10-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Jadlowski lf............. 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0

Dawson ss................ 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1

Eadus c.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 2

Kratochvil dp............ 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

Stigge pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sinkler 3b............... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2

Graner 1b................ 2 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 0

Chang rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

Wakasugi cf.............. 2 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0

McKewon 2b............... 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

Hess p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 24 0 5 0 3 11 21 7 8

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 001 0 - 1 3 1

Creighton........... 000 000 0 - 0 5 2

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E - QUIOCHO; Dawson; Sinkler. LOB - BYU 6; Creighton 8. HR - QUIOCHO(9). SH

- Dawson; McKewon. SB - Stigge; Wakasugi.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TRICE, Christina.... 7.0 5 0 0 3 11 24 29

Creighton IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hess................ 7.0 3 1 1 2 4 26 28

Win - TRICE (4-1). Loss - Hess (2-2). Save - None.

Umpires -

Start: 3:30 pm Time: 1:45 Attendance: 25

Game: CU1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

BYU at Creighton - Play-by-Play

02-29-08 at Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa CC)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 001 0 - 1 3 1

Creighton........... 000 000 0 - 0 5 2

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BYU starters: 9/lf DAVIS; 24/cf GONZALES; 6/ss VANCE; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 22/1b

SNOW; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/c PURCELL; 18/rf WILLING; 20/dp OLANDER; 11/p

TRICE;

Creighton starters: 20/lf Jadlowski; 8/ss Dawson; 4/c Eadus; 24/dp Kratochvil;

1/3b Sinkler; 9/1b Graner; 2/rf Chang; 11/cf Wakasugi; 3/2b McKewon; 17/p Hess;

BYU 1st - DAVIS walked. GONZALES popped up to 3b, bunt. VANCE flied out

to cf. QUIOCHO struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Creighton 1st - Jadlowski singled. Dawson reached on a fielding error by

3b, SAC, bunt; Jadlowski advanced to second. Eadus popped up to c, bunt.

Kratochvil struck out swinging. Sinkler struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit,

1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - SNOW grounded out to ss. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out swinging.

PURCELL grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Creighton 2nd - Graner grounded out to 3b. Chang grounded out to 3b,

bunt. Wakasugi singled. Wakasugi stole second. McKewon struck out swinging.

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

BYU 3rd - WILLING walked. OLANDER popped up to ss. DAVIS flied out to

lf. GONZALES grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Creighton 3rd - Jadlowski struck out looking. Dawson grounded out to 3b.

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

BYU 4th - VANCE singled. QUIOCHO flied out to rf. SNOW flied out to lf.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled; VANCE advanced to second. PURCELL grounded out to ss.

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

Creighton 4th - Kratochvil singled. Stigge pinch ran for Kratochvil.

Sinkler struck out swinging. Stigge stole second. Graner struck out swinging.

Chang grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - WILLING grounded out to 3b. OLANDER grounded out to p. DAVIS

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

Creighton 5th - Wakasugi struck out looking. McKewon walked. Jadlowski

singled; McKewon advanced to second. Dawson singled to center field; Jadlowski

advanced to second; McKewon advanced to third, out at home cf to c. Eadus

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

BYU 6th - GONZALES struck out looking. VANCE flied out to cf. QUIOCHO

homered, RBI. SNOW flied out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Creighton 6th - Kratochvil to dp for Stigge. Kratochvil struck out

swinging. Sinkler flied out to lf. Graner walked. Chang struck out looking.

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

BYU 7th - DELAHOUSSAYE lined out to 3b. PURCELL reached on a fielding

error by ss. WILLING reached on a fielding error by 3b; PURCELL advanced to

second. OLANDER struck out looking. DAVIS fouled out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 2

errors, 2 LOB.

Creighton 7th - Wakasugi walked. McKewon out at first p to 2b, SAC,

bunt; Wakasugi advanced to second. Jadlowski flied out to 3b. Dawson struck out

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

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Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Drake vs BYU

Feb 29, 2008 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Drake 1 (4-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Leon, E ss............... 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4

Birocci, K cf............ 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

Bly, E lf/dp............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Slycord, S c............. 2 0 0 0 1 2 8 0 0

Faidley, J 2b............ 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 1

Shields, B dp/lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Hatfield, C 3b........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Mollohan, E ph.......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

DeLong, J pr............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Buss, M 1b............... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

Kahler, K rf............. 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

Osborn, M ph............ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Dordel, B p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 24 1 4 1 4 11 18 2 6

BYU 2 (10-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

VANCE, Amanda ss......... 3 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 0

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

SNOW, Daniela 1b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 2

WILLING, Emi rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 11 2 0

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

HOPKINS, Stephanie dp.... 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 24 2 6 1 3 8 21 6 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Drake............... 000 100 0 - 1 4 0

BYU................. 020 000 X - 2 6 1

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E - DELAHOUSSAYE. LOB - DU 6; BYU 7. 2B - DAVIS. 3B - DELAHOUSSAYE. SB -

GONZALES; QUIOCHO; DELAHOUSSAYE. CS - Leon, E.

Drake IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Dordel, B........... 6.0 6 2 2 3 8 24 27

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI, Christie... 7.0 4 1 0 4 11 24 28

Win - ZINANTI. Loss - Dordel, B. Save - None.

Umpires -

Start: 11:00 Time: 1:51 Attendance: 196

Game: DRA1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Drake vs BYU - Play-by-Play

Feb 29, 2008 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Drake............... 000 100 0 - 1 4 0

BYU................. 020 000 X - 2 6 1

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Drake starters: 21/ss Leon, E; 14/cf Birocci, K; 30/lf Bly, E; 9/c Slycord, S;

24/2b Faidley, J; 4/dp Shields, B; 20/3b Hatfield, C; 17/1b Buss, M; 8/rf

Kahler, K; 23/p Dordel, B;

BYU starters: 9/lf DAVIS; 24/cf GONZALES; 6/ss VANCE; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 22/1b

SNOW; 18/rf WILLING; 10/c PURCELL; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 5/dp HOPKINS; 14/p

ZINANTI;

Drake 1st - Bly, E to dp. Shields, B to lf. Leon, E singled to pitcher.

Birocci, K struck out looking. Leon, E out at second c to ss, caught stealing.

Bly, E struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - DAVIS struck out swinging. GONZALES singled through the left

side. GONZALES stole second. VANCE struck out looking. QUIOCHO intentionally

walked. SNOW flied out to cf to center field. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Drake 2nd - Slycord, S struck out swinging. Faidley, J popped up to 2b.

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

BYU 2nd - WILLING struck out swinging. PURCELL struck out swinging.

DELAHOUSSAYE tripled to right field. HOPKINS walked. DELAHOUSSAYE stole home.

DAVIS doubled to right center, RBI; HOPKINS scored. GONZALES popped up to 2b.

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

Drake 3rd - Hatfield, C popped up to 2b. Buss, M grounded out to 2b.

Kahler, K struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - VANCE singled up the middle. QUIOCHO reached on a fielder's

choice; VANCE out at second 2b unassisted. SNOW struck out swinging; QUIOCHO

stole second. WILLING flied out to cf to center field. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Drake 4th - Leon, E struck out swinging. Birocci, K walked. Bly, E

reached on an error by 2b; Birocci, K advanced to second. Slycord, S struck out

looking. Faidley, J singled through the left side, RBI; Bly, E advanced to

second, out at second c to ss, picked off; Birocci, K scored, unearned. 1

run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - PURCELL popped up to p. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. HOPKINS struck

out swinging. DAVIS flied out to rf to right field. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Drake 5th - Shields, B grounded out to 1b unassisted. Hatfield, C struck

out swinging. Buss, M singled, bunt. Kahler, K walked; Buss, M advanced to

second. Leon, E reached on a fielder's choice; Kahler, K advanced to second;

Buss, M out at third 3b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - GONZALES struck out swinging. VANCE singled to shortstop.

QUIOCHO singled to shortstop; VANCE advanced to second. SNOW reached on a

fielder's choice; QUIOCHO out at second 2b to ss; VANCE advanced to third.

WILLING flied out to rf to right field. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Drake 6th - Birocci, K grounded out to p. Bly, E struck out looking.

Slycord, S walked. Faidley, J grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

BYU 6th - PURCELL struck out swinging. DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 2b.

HOPKINS grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Drake 7th - Shields, B struck out swinging. Mollohan, E pinch hit for

Hatfield, C. Mollohan, E singled to left field. Hatfield, C to 3b for Mollohan,

E. Buss, M struck out swinging. Osborn, M pinch hit for Kahler, K. Osborn, M

walked; Hatfield, C advanced to second. Kahler, K to rf for Osborn, M. DeLong,

J pinch ran for Hatfield, C. Leon, E struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.