Rainy Day Win Against CSU

Senior Kristin Delahoussaye scored three runs in BYU's victory over Colorado State (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- Freshman pitcher Tori Almond pitched five innings of shutout softball as BYU defeated Colorado State 8-0 on Saturday at Gail Miller Field.

Almond improved her record to 8-3 after earning seven strikeouts to keep the Rams scoreless for the second-straight day.

Senior Kristin Delahoussaye scored three runs on two walks and one hit with one RBI and a stolen base. Sophomore JC Clayton added a 2-for-2 day with an RBI while senior Caschjen Atagi had a two-RBI single.

Colorado State pitcher Alexa Cash kept the Rams close a day after the Cougars scored nine runs in the first two innings on Friday. BYU scored two runs on only two hits through four innings on Cash, putting the game out of reach only when Cash was pulled to begin the fifth.

In the fifth, the Cougars’ first five batters of the inning reached safely. After two walks and a single loaded the bases, Delahoussaye hit a comebacker right at the CSU pitcher to bring in freshman Carly Duckworth.

A walk by junior Tiffany Messerschmidt and a single by Clayton brought in two more runs followed by Atagi’s deep hit to left field to give BYU a 7-0 lead. With just one run needed to end the game early, pinch runner Lacey Millett scored from third on a wild pitch to end the game.

Senior Jessica Fitu had an RBI-double in the first inning and Delahoussaye scored from third on a double-steal attempt in the third inning, reaching safely right before Clayton was tagged out between first and second base.

BYU improves to 4-1 in the Mountain West Conference and 28-15 overall after winning 16 of their last 17 games. The Cougars continue their home stand on Tuesday, Apr. 26, in a non-conference game against Idaho State starting at 6 p.m. MT.


Colorado State at BYU

Apr 23, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Colorado State 0 (7-36,0-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DOUGHTY, Morghan rf...... 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

STEM, Caitlan ss......... 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0

POHL, Emily c............ 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0

BIGLOW, Chelsea 3b....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

PALISH, Brittany dh/c.... 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2

MOSSER, Cassandra pr.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ROBERTS, Lyssa 2b........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

GRECKEL, Alysa 1b........ 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0

DONAHUE, Brianna lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

ALLEN, Ivory cf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

CASH, Alexa p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LASWELL, Desiree p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 20 0 4 0 1 7 14 6 6

BYU 8 (28-15,5-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi 2b/c 1 3 1 1 2 0 2 1 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dh.. 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

CLAYTON, JC ss........... 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

MILLETT,Lacey pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 2 0 1 1 0 0 7 1 0

ROBB, Madisen 2b........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

ATAGI,Caschjen 3b........ 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 1 0

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

ALMOND,Tori p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 16 8 6 6 5 4 15 5 2

Score by Innings R H E

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Colorado State...... 000 00 - 0 4 1

BYU................. 101 06 - 8 6 1

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Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - DONAHUE, Bri(4); CLAYTON(11). LOB - CS 6; BYU 2. 2B - FITU(10). SH -

MESSERSCHMID 2(10); CLAYTON(3). SB - DELAHOUSSAYE(7). CS - CLAYTON(2).

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CASH, Alexa......... 4.0 2 2 2 2 2 10 15

LASWELL, Desiree.... 0.2 4 6 6 3 2 6 9

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ALMOND,Tori......... 5.0 4 0 0 1 7 20 21

Win - ALMOND (8-3). Loss - CASH, Alexa (1-14). Save - None.

WP - LASWELL, Des(21).

Umpires - HP: Jason Bluemel 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Ray Meibos

Start: 2:05 Time: 1:50 Attendance: 363

Weather: 46 degrees and overcast

Colorado State starters: 7/rf DOUGHTY, Mor; 23/ss STEM, Caitla; 85/c POHL,

Emily; 2/3b BIGLOW, Chel; 18/dh PALISH, Brit; 22/2b ROBERTS, Lys; 29/1b

GRECKEL, Aly; 9/lf DONAHUE, Bri; 11/cf ALLEN, Ivory; 14/p CASH, Alexa;

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dh MESSERSCHMID; 16/ss CLAYTON; 10/c FITU;

9/3b ATAGI; 28/rf WILLARD; 3/lf DUCKWORTH; 21/1b GRAHAM; 19/cf DUGAS; 8/p

ALMOND;

Colorado State 1st - DOUGHTY, Mor walked. STEM, Caitla struck out

swinging. POHL, Emily singled through the left side; DOUGHTY, Mor advanced to

second. BIGLOW, Chel out at first 1b to 2b; POHL, Emily advanced to second;

DOUGHTY, Mor advanced to third. PALISH, Brit struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b, SAC,

bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON grounded out to 1b unassisted,

SAC; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. FITU doubled to center field, RBI;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored. ATAGI grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - ROBERTS, Lys grounded out to 1b unassisted.

GRECKEL, Aly struck out swinging. DONAHUE, Bri grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - WILLARD struck out swinging. DUCKWORTH grounded out to 1b

unassisted. GRAHAM popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - ALLEN, Ivory out at first c to 2b, bunt. DOUGHTY,

Mor singled to first base. STEM, Caitla singled to left center; DOUGHTY, Mor

advanced to second. POHL, Emily lined out to lf. BIGLOW, Chel grounded out to

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

BYU 3rd - DUGAS flied out to lf. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. MESSERSCHMID

grounded out to p, SAC; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. CLAYTON singled to

left field; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. CLAYTON out at first c to ss to 1b,

caught stealing; DELAHOUSSAYE stole home. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 4th - PALISH, Brit singled to left field. MOSSER, Cass

pinch ran for PALISH, Brit. ROBERTS, Lys struck out swinging. GRECKEL, Aly

struck out swinging. DONAHUE, Bri reached on an error by ss; MOSSER, Cass

advanced to second. ALLEN, Ivory struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1

error, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - FITU flied out to rf. ATAGI grounded out to 3b. WILLARD struck

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

Colorado State 5th - DOUGHTY, Mor popped up to ss. STEM, Caitla struck

out swinging. DELAHOUSSAYE to c. ROBB to 2b for FITU. POHL, Emily grounded out

to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - PALISH, Brit to c for POHL, Emily. LASWELL, Des to p for CASH,

Alexa. DUCKWORTH walked. GRAHAM walked; DUCKWORTH advanced to second. DUGAS

singled through the left side; GRAHAM advanced to second; DUCKWORTH advanced to

third. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to pitcher, RBI; DUGAS advanced to second; GRAHAM

advanced to third; DUCKWORTH scored. MESSERSCHMID walked, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third; GRAHAM scored. CLAYTON singled to

shortstop, RBI; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

third; DUGAS scored. ROBB struck out looking. ATAGI singled to left field,

advanced to second on a throwing error by lf, 2 RBI; CLAYTON advanced to third;

MESSERSCHMID scored; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. MILLETT pinch ran for CLAYTON.

WILLARD struck out swinging. MILLETT scored on a wild pitch. 6 runs, 4 hits,

1 error, 1 LOB.

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