Seven Unanswered Runs Beat UVU

Carly Duckworth hit a 3-run home run for BYU in the Cougars' win over UVU (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- Solid relief pitching and timely extra-base hitting fueled seven unanswered runs to give the BYU Cougars a 7-3 victory over Utah Valley University at Gail Miller Field on Tuesday.

"I was disappointed with how we came out today," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. "We'll come back tomorrow to practice and hopefully be more ready for the games this weekend."

With the win, BYU is now 25-15 on the year and a perfect 5-0 at home, while UVU falls to 12-22 overall and 6-14 on the road. BYU’s Tori Almond pitched the final four innings to improve her record to 7-3 on the year, while UVU’s Josi Summers (9-11) took the loss in relief.

BYU right fielder Delaney Willard and catcher Jessica Fitu both went 2-for-3 at the plate while left fielder Carly Duckworth and pinch-hitter Madisen Robb each hit home runs for the Cougars. Willard and second baseman Kristin Delahoussaye also sparked the BYU offense with triples while second baseman Stacie Graham added a double to the attack.

While the Cougars got rolling later in the game, Utah Valley wasted no time getting on the scoreboard at its outset, jumping to a 2-0 lead with three hits in top of the first. Making only her second start of the year, BYU pitcher Hannah Howell limited the damage by striking out UVU’s Korryn Coates to end the inning with two Wolverines still on base.

UVU added another run in its next at-bat thanks to a two-out triple by shortstop Samantha Telarroja. Trailing 3-0, the Cougars responded in the bottom of the inning with two runs on three hits to reduce the deficit to one run. Duckworth knocked in all three runs on her fifth home run of the season, blasting a pitch over the left field wall to also bring home Fitu and Willard, both having reached on singles.

After Howell retired the Wolverines in order in the top of the third, BYU evened the score at 3-3 when Jessica Dugas slapped a line drive into left center to send Delahoussaye home from third. Delahoussaye put herself in scoring position with her team-leading fourth triple of the season.

Almond became the pitcher of record after entering the game in the fourth and took full advantage, allowing only 13 UVU batters over the final four innings with three 1-2-3 frames to her credit. Meanwhile, the BYU bats got going as the Cougars scored three times in the fourth and once more in the sixth for the 7-3 victory.

In the fourth, Willard drove a two-RBI triple to right field, scoring Fitu and third baseman Caschjen Atagi, and then crossed the plate herself on a Duckworth grounder to short. Entering the game as a pinch hitter in the sixth, Robb delivered the final run for the Cougars on a two-out solo homer, her second round-tripper of the season.

The Cougars will play three more games at home this week when they host New Mexico on Thursday and Colorado State on Friday and Saturday. BYUtv will televise the games Thursday and Friday, with both games starting at 6 p.m. Saturday's game begins at 2 p.m.


Utah Valley at BYU

Apr 19, 2011 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

Utah Valley 3 (12-22)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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TELARROJA, Samantha ss... 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 1 0

CISNEROS, Charlee ph/ss. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TAPIA, Mandy 2b.......... 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0

ROBINSON, Amanda cf...... 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1

PEREZ, Amanda 1b......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1

RUSSELL, Deianna dh...... 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

CHRISTIANSON, Maggie c... 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 0

COATES, Korryn 3b........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2

TANIELU, Mairaea rf...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

PRESTGARD, Lyndi lf...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FLANARY, Kyli p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

SUMMERS, Josi p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 26 3 5 3 1 5 18 7 4

BYU 7 (25-15)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

DUGAS,Jessica cf......... 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 1 2 0 0 0 7 0 0

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

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf....... 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

HUDSON,Alexandra lf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HICKS, Krista ss......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0

ROBB, Madisen ss........ 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

MANUMA, Katie dh......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 26 7 9 7 1 2 21 8 2

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah Valley......... 210 000 0 - 3 5 2

BYU................. 021 301 0 - 7 9 0

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E - TELARROJA, S; PEREZ, A.. LOB - UVU 4; BYU 2. 2B - GRAHAM. 3B -

TELARROJA, S; DELAHOUSSAYE; WILLARD. HR - DUCKWORTH; ROBB. HBP - TELARROJA,

S. SB - DUCKWORTH. CS - DUGAS; GRAHAM; FITU.

Utah Valley IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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FLANARY, Kyli....... 3.0 6 3 3 0 0 12 12

SUMMERS, Josi....... 3.0 3 4 4 1 2 14 15

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HOWELL,Hannah....... 3.0 5 3 3 0 2 14 15

ALMOND,Tori......... 4.0 0 0 0 1 3 12 13

Win - ALMOND (7-3). Loss - SUMMERS, J. (9-11). Save - None.

HBP - by HOWELL (TELARROJA, S).

Umpires - HP: Ray Mybus 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Steve Poulsen

Start: 6 p.m. Time: 1:37 Attendance:

Weather: Partly cloudy, cool

Utah Valley starters: 7/ss TELARROJA, S; 2/2b TAPIA, M.; 15/cf ROBINSON, A.;

9/1b PEREZ, A.; 8/dh RUSSELL, D.; 11/c CHRISTIANSON; 6/3b COATES, K.; 14/rf

TANIELU, M.; 21/lf PRESTGARD, L; 23/p FLANARY, K.;

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 19/cf DUGAS; 21/1b GRAHAM; 10/c FITU; 9/3b

ATAGI; 28/rf WILLARD; 3/lf DUCKWORTH; 22/ss HICKS; 31/dh MANUMA; 11/p HOWELL;

Utah Valley 1st - TELARROJA, S hit by pitch. TAPIA, M. struck out looking. ROBINSON, A. singled to shortstop; TELARROJA, S advanced to second. PEREZ, A. singled to shortstop; ROBINSON, A. advanced to second; TELARROJA, S advanced to third. RUSSELL, D. grounded out to ss, RBI; PEREZ, A. advanced to second; ROBINSON, A. advanced to third; TELARROJA, S scored. CHRISTIANSON singled to third base, RBI; PEREZ, A. advanced to third; ROBINSON, A. scored. COATES, K. struck out looking. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to p. DUGAS grounded out to 3b. GRAHAM doubled to left field. GRAHAM out at third c to 3b to p, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 2nd - TANIELU, M. flied out to 3b. PRESTGARD, L grounded out to 3b. TELARROJA, S tripled. TAPIA, M. singled to shortstop, RBI; TELARROJA, S scored. ROBINSON, A. grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - FITU singled to right field. FITU out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. ATAGI flied out to cf. WILLARD singled to center field. DUCKWORTH homered to center field, 2 RBI; WILLARD scored. HICKS grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 3rd - PEREZ, A. grounded out to 2b. RUSSELL, D. grounded out to ss. CHRISTIANSON popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - MANUMA flied out to 2b. DELAHOUSSAYE tripled to right field. DUGAS singled to left field, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. GRAHAM popped up to rf. DUGAS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 4th - ALMOND to p for HOWELL. COATES, K. grounded out to ss. TANIELU, M. flied out to cf. PRESTGARD, L popped up to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - SUMMERS, J. to p for FLANARY, K.. FITU singled to left field. ATAGI walked; FITU advanced to second. WILLARD tripled to right field, 2 RBI; ATAGI scored; FITU scored. DUCKWORTH reached on an error by 1b, RBI; WILLARD scored. HICKS struck out looking. MANUMA flied out to ss. DUCKWORTH stole second. DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to p. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 5th - TELARROJA, S popped up to 1b. TAPIA, M. lined out to 3b. ROBINSON, A. walked. PEREZ, A. grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - DUGAS struck out swinging. GRAHAM flied out to cf. FITU reached on an error by ss. ATAGI flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 6th - RUSSELL, D. popped up to ss. CHRISTIANSON struck out swinging. COATES, K. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - WILLARD popped up to ss. DUCKWORTH lined out to 2b. ROBB to ss for HICKS. ROBB homered to center field, RBI. MANUMA flied out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 7th - HICKS to ss for ROBB. HUDSON to lf for DUCKWORTH. TANIELU, M. struck out swinging. PRESTGARD, L popped up to c. CISNEROS, C. pinch hit for TELARROJA, S. CISNEROS, C. grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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