Quiocho Denies Utes

Quiocho's three-run blast gave BYU its edge over rival Utah, 4-1 on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Before the largest crowd in the history of Gail Miller Field, Angie Quiocho's three-run homer broke open a tie game, giving BYU a 4-1 win over Utah in the conference opener on Friday.

The crowd of 1,484 watched in person and others tuned in live on BYU-TV as the Cougars improved to 25-8 and 1-0 in the Mountain West Conference while sending the Utes to 17-19, 0-1.

“I’m not sure if tonight’s game was entertaining from an offensive standpoint, but it was entertaining because it was a rivalry,” said BYU head coach Gordon Eakins.

With one out in the bottom of the fifth and the score knotted at 1-1, Kristin Delahoussaye and JC Clayton each drew walks, bringing up Quiocho. The Cougar third baseman sent a 1-0 pitch easily over the fence in left field, providing what proved to be the game-winning hit.

The four-bagger is the first for Quiocho in six games and is the senior’s 12th home run this season, second-most on the team.

“I don’t plan on hitting home runs,” Quiocho said. “I don’t try to hit home runs. I just try to produce for my team, so I was glad I could get a big hit for them.”

Utah applied some pressure to the Cougars in the seventh and final inning, putting runners on second and third with the tying run at the plate after a BYU error. But Ute Hannah Clements sent a grounder to Delahoussaye who threw Clements out at first to close out the game.

Delahoussaye starred on defense for BYU, including a diving stop in the seventh inning.

BYU’s first run came off a home run by rightfielder Caschjen Atagi’s leadoff at-bat in the second inning, smacking the ball like a ping pong ball off a paddle to give BYU a 1-0 lead.

Quiocho, Atagi, Clayton and Amanda Kellum had one hit apiece for the Cougars.

“We usually have more fireworks,” Eakins said. “I don’t think we put the ball in play hard enough—especially with our big hitters up—enough times.”

Paige Affleck pitched a complete game for BYU, earning five strikeouts while scattering three hits and giving up just one run.

BYU and Utah will play again at Miller Field at 2 p.m. on Saturday.


Utah at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 09, 2010 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Utah 1 (17-19, 0-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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OLSON, Brooke c.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 2

CLEMENTS, Hannah lf/ph... 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2

BOWLES, Sandi lf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

HOOPIIAINA, Kelsi ss..... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

FOSTER, Kara cf.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

PALAUNI, Tia 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2

HOLM, Whitney 3b......... 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

JENSEN, Jasey rf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

MEDINA, Tori dh.......... 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0

PALMER, Lindsey 1b....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0

PARKER, Brittany p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Totals................... 24 1 3 1 5 5 18 6 7

Brigham Young UNiversity 4 (25-8,1-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE,Kristin 2b.. 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 5 0

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

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 4 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 0

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 4

PRICE, Amber pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen rf/l 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

DUGAS, Jessica rf/lf.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dh.. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

THOMAS, Whitney pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiff. lf.. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 23 4 4 4 2 9 21 11 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah................ 001 000 0 - 1 3 2

Brigham Young Univ.. 010 030 0 - 4 4 1

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E - PALAUNI(9); HOLM(13); RAMIREZ(6). LOB - Utes 7; Cougars 5. HR -

QUIOCHO(12); DAVIS-ATAGI(5). HBP - DELAHOUSSAYE; PURCELL-FITU. SB -

CLEMENTS(4). CS - THOMAS(1).

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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PARKER, Brittany.... 6.0 4 4 4 2 9 23 27 105

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 3 1 1 5 5 24 29 127

Win - AFFLECK (29-6). Loss - PARKER (2-6). Save - None.

WP - AFFLECK(7). HBP - by PARKER (DELAHOUSSAYE); by PARKER (PURCELL-FITU). PB -

PURCELL-FITU(3). Pitches/strikes: PARKER 105/70; AFFLECK 127/73.

Umpires - HP: Dan Ringsby 1B: Brett Higgins 3B: Clair McBride

Start: 6:04 pm Time: 2:06 Attendance: 1484

Weather: Sunny and clear...52 degrees

Utah 1st - OLSON struck out looking (1-2 BKKK). CLEMENTS singled to left

field (0-1 K). HOOPIIAINA out at first 3b to 2b (0-0); CLEMENTS advanced to

second. FOSTER walked (3-1 BBBKB). PALAUNI grounded out to ss unassisted (3-2

BKBKBF); CLEMENTS interference. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE hit by pitch (0-0). CLAYTON

grounded out to p (0-2 KK); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. QUIOCHO struck out

looking (1-2 KKBFK). RAMIREZ reached on an error by 3b (0-0). PURCELL-FITU

struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah 2nd - HOLM singled to shortstop (0-1 K). HOLM advanced to second on

a passed ball. JENSEN grounded out to 2b (1-2 BFK); HOLM advanced to third.

MEDINA struck out looking (2-2 BBKFK). PALMER walked (3-2 KBBKBB). OLSON

grounded out to 3b (1-2 BFK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - DAVIS-ATAGI homered to left field, RBI (1-2

BKF). VANCE-KELLUM singled to center field (0-2 KK). THOMAS pinch ran for

VANCE-KELLUM. HUDSON struck out swinging (0-2 FKS). MESSERSCHMID struck out

swinging (2-2 KBBKS). THOMAS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 1 run,

2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 3rd - CLEMENTS walked (3-1 KBBBB). HOOPIIAINA out at first 3b to 2b

(0-1 F); CLEMENTS advanced to second. FOSTER grounded out to 3b (3-2 KBBKB).

CLEMENTS stole third. PALAUNI walked (3-2 KBKBBB). HOLM singled to shortstop,

RBI (1-0 B); PALAUNI advanced to second; CLEMENTS scored. PALAUNI out at second

ss to 2b, picked off. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE infield fly to 2b (1-2 FBK).

CLAYTON singled to second base (1-0 B). QUIOCHO reached on an error by 2b (1-2

FBF); CLAYTON advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by 2b. RAMIREZ

struck out swinging (1-2 BKKS). PURCELL-FITU struck out swinging (0-2 FFS).

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah 4th - JENSEN infield fly to ss (0-2 KK). MEDINA struck out swinging

(3-2 FBBKBS). PALMER fouled out to 1b (3-2 BKBBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - VANCE-KELLUM to dh for THOMAS. DAVIS-ATAGI

grounded out to ss (3-2 BKBKB). VANCE-KELLUM struck out swinging (0-2 KKS).

HUDSON grounded out to p (3-2 KBBKB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 5th - OLSON grounded out to 2b (2-2 KBBKF). CLEMENTS lined out to

1b (2-1 BKB). HOOPIIAINA grounded out to 2b (1-1 BK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - MESSERSCHMID struck out swinging (1-2 BKKS).

DELAHOUSSAYE walked (3-0 BBBB). CLAYTON walked (3-1 BKBBB); DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to second. QUIOCHO homered to left field, 3 RBI (1-0 B); CLAYTON

scored; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. RAMIREZ struck out swinging (1-2 BKKFS).

PURCELL-FITU hit by pitch (2-2 BBFF). PRICE pinch ran for PURCELL-FITU.

DAVIS-ATAGI reached on a fielder's choice (3-0 BBB); PRICE out at second 3b to

2b. 3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 6th - PURCELL-FITU to c for PRICE. FOSTER struck out swinging (1-2

KBKS). PALAUNI grounded out to ss (2-2 KBBK). HOLM flied out to rf (0-0). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - DUGAS to rf for DAVIS-ATAGI. BOWLES to lf for

CLEMENTS. VANCE-KELLUM lined out to lf (1-2 BKF). HUDSON lined out to p (3-1

BBKB). DAVIS-ATAGI to rf for DUGAS. DUGAS to lf for MESSERSCHMID. DUGAS

grounded out to p (1-2 BKK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 7th - DAVIS-ATAGI to lf. DUGAS to rf. JENSEN struck out swinging

(1-2 KBFFS). MEDINA walked (3-0 BBBB). PALMER grounded out to 2b (1-2 BKK);

MEDINA advanced to second. OLSON reached on a muffed throw by 1b (3-2 BBKBK);

MEDINA advanced to third on an error by 1b. CLEMENTS pinch hit for BOWLES.

OLSON advanced to second on a wild pitch. CLEMENTS grounded out to 2b (3-2

BBBKF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - BOWLES to lf for CLEMENTS. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

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