Seventh Inning Rally Gives BYU the Win

Krisitn Delahoussaye led off the seventh inning with a solo shot. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE -- Despite falling behind early in the game, the BYU women's softball team (38-16, 11-4) rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning off of two home runs to defeat Utah (26-22, 9-6) on Ute Field. The BYU softball team now leads Utah two-games-to-one in the Deseret First Duel rivlary series.

"I'm proud of our girls for not giving up when we put ourselves in deficit situation," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "It has been the hallmark of our team during this conference season."

Daniela Snow went 3-for-4, including the game-winning homer, while Krisitin Delahoussaye added to the offensive effort with a solo shot.

The Cougars took an aggressive opportunity to score early in the first inning when Dani Snow singled to the centerfielder with Amanda Vance at second. Vance safely reached third and was thrown out at home by Utah centerfielder Diana Phillips on a controversial call.

In the second inning Utah allowed three runners on with one hit batter and two walks. Yet the Cougars were unable to capitalize off of the three baserunners when Delahoussaye hit a ground ball to third base to end the inning.

The Cougars continued to play aggressively in the fourth inning. A walk allowed Angeline Quiocho on base and a bunt single put runners on first and second. Caschjen Davis laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners but reached on a throwing error that allowed Quiocho to score the first run of the game.

After three perfect innings, Gwyn-Trice allowed two runs to score off of four hits before Paige Affleck game in to relieve the hurler in the middle of the fourth inning. Affleck closed the inning without allowing any more damage to the Cougars.

In the top of the sixth Snow led off with a single just shy of the leftfielder. Quiocho reached first base on a walk and Purcell ground out to the shortstop to put both the tying and go-ahead run in scoring position with one out.

Davis knocked a slow-moving ball into the middle of the infield, bringing in Snow to tie the game 1-1. Utah retired the next two batters to leave the game tied at two runs apiece.

After walking Utah's leadoff batter in the sixth inning, Affleck gave up a two-run homer to give the Utes a 4-2 lead to end the sixth.

Delahoussaye led off the top of the seventh inning with a long ball over the right-center fence to spark a Cougar scoring rally. Vance singled to bring Snow to the plate. The BYU slugger went deep with the ball, down the left field line, to put the Cougars up 5-4.

"I was expecting the pitch so I sat back and went for it," Snow said. "We were thinking every one this inning and Delahoussaye hit a home run, which was huge and gave us momentum."

Gwyn-Trice re-entered the game in the seventh inning to try to close the contest for BYU. She allowed a leadoff single to put the tying run on first. A ground out advance the runner to second and a wild pitch put the runner on third with two outs. A fly ball to right field ended the game to give the Cougars the 5-4 victory.

BYU leads Utah 31 to 27 points overall in the Deseret Fist Duel. The Cougars will meet the Utes on the diamond again on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Ute Field.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah

May 02, 2008 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Ute Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (38-16,11-4 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

GONZALES, Monica cf...... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

VANCE, Amanda dp......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

SNOW, Daniela 1b......... 4 2 3 2 0 0 8 0 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 4 0

PURCELL, Jessica ss...... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

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

WILLING, Emi c........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

NIX, Whitney rf......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

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

AFFLECK, Paige p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 28 5 8 4 4 6 21 9 7

Utah 4 (26-22,9-6 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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PHILLIPS, Diana cf....... 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0

FONOTI, Sharee ss........ 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 0

QUINTERO, Devina 3b...... 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1

MATTHEWS, Kelly pr...... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FOSTER, Kara 1b.......... 3 1 1 2 0 0 6 0 0

BOARDMAN, Angie dp....... 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

KELLER, Kristie lf....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOFFMAN, Andrea c........ 1 0 0 0 2 1 8 1 0

HEMINGWAY, Staci 2b...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4

CROUSE, Meghan rf........ 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

SMUDA, Ashley p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 27 4 6 4 3 8 21 10 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 101 3 - 5 8 0

Utah................ 000 202 0 - 4 6 1

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E - QUINTERO. LOB - BYU 7; Utah 5. 2B - PHILLIPS. HR - DELAHOUSSAYE; SNOW;

FOSTER. HBP - PURCELL. SB - VANCE; PURCELL.

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

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TRICE, Christina.... 4.1 5 2 2 0 6 18 18

AFFLECK, Paige...... 2.2 1 2 2 3 2 9 12

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SMUDA, Ashley....... 7.0 8 5 4 4 6 28 33

Win - AFFLECK (10-2). Loss - SMUDA (17-10). Save - TRICE (2).

WP - TRICE 2. HBP - by SMUDA (PURCELL).

Umpires - HP: Dan Ringsby 1B: Clair McBride 3B: Robert Marcialis

Start: 4:00 pm Time: 2:38 Attendance: 300

Game: UTAH3

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah - Play-by-Play

May 02, 2008 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Ute Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 101 3 - 5 8 0

Utah................ 000 202 0 - 4 6 1

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 24/cf GONZALES; 6/dp VANCE;

22/1b SNOW; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 10/ss PURCELL; 9/lf DAVIS; 18/c WILLING; 5/rf

HOPKINS; 11/p TRICE;

Utah starters: 20/cf PHILLIPS; 1/ss FONOTI; 33/3b QUINTERO; 12/1b FOSTER; 16/dp

BOARDMAN; 5/lf KELLER; 13/c HOFFMAN; 19/2b HEMINGWAY; 3/rf CROUSE; 10/p SMUDA;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 3b. GONZALES

struck out looking. VANCE singled to right center. VANCE stole second. SNOW

singled to left center; VANCE advanced to third, out at home cf to c. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 1st - PHILLIPS grounded out to 1b unassisted. FONOTI struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - QUIOCHO popped up to p. PURCELL hit by pitch.

PURCELL stole second. DAVIS walked. WILLING popped up to ss. HOPKINS walked;

DAVIS advanced to second; PURCELL advanced to third. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a

fielder's choice; HOPKINS advanced to second; DAVIS out at third 3b unassisted.

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

Utah 2nd - FOSTER popped up to 2b. BOARDMAN struck out. KELLER grounded

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - GONZALES grounded out to 3b. VANCE grounded

out to 2b. SNOW flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 3rd - HOFFMAN struck out. HEMINGWAY struck out. CROUSE struck out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - QUIOCHO walked. PURCELL singled, bunt; QUIOCHO

advanced to second. DAVIS reached on a throwing error by 3b, bunt, advanced to

second; PURCELL advanced to third; QUIOCHO scored, unearned. WILLING fouled out

to 1b. HOPKINS struck out looking; DAVIS advanced to third; PURCELL out at home

c to 3b to c. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Utah 4th - NIX to rf for HOPKINS. PHILLIPS doubled down the lf line.

FONOTI singled to right field; PHILLIPS advanced to third. QUINTERO singled

through the left side, RBI; FONOTI advanced to second; PHILLIPS scored.

QUINTERO advanced to second on a wild pitch; FONOTI advanced to third. MATTHEWS

pinch ran for QUINTERO. FOSTER reached on a fielder's choice; MATTHEWS advanced

to third; FONOTI out at home 3b to c. BOARDMAN singled up the middle, RBI;

FOSTER advanced to second; MATTHEWS scored. AFFLECK to p for TRICE. KELLER

grounded out to p; BOARDMAN advanced to second; FOSTER advanced to third.

HOFFMAN walked. HEMINGWAY grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - QUINTERO to 3b for MATTHEWS. DELAHOUSSAYE

struck out looking. GONZALES struck out looking. VANCE grounded out to ss. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 5th - CROUSE grounded out to p. PHILLIPS struck out. FONOTI struck

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

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - SNOW singled to left field. QUIOCHO walked;

SNOW advanced to second. PURCELL out at first ss to 2b; QUIOCHO advanced to

second; SNOW advanced to third. DAVIS singled to shortstop, RBI; QUIOCHO

advanced to third; SNOW scored. WILLING flied out to cf; DAVIS advanced to

second on the throw. NIX struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah 6th - QUINTERO walked. FOSTER homered to left field, 2 RBI;

QUINTERO scored. BOARDMAN grounded out to 3b. KELLER grounded out to 2b.

HOFFMAN walked. HEMINGWAY reached on a fielder's choice; HOFFMAN out at second

ss to 2b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - DELAHOUSSAYE homered to center field, RBI.

GONZALES out at first p to 2b, bunt. VANCE singled up the middle. SNOW homered

to left field, 2 RBI; VANCE scored. QUIOCHO struck out. PURCELL grounded out to

p. TRICE to p for AFFLECK. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 7th - CROUSE singled to right field. PHILLIPS popped up to 3b,

bunt. FONOTI grounded out to 3b; CROUSE advanced to second. CROUSE advanced to

third on a wild pitch. QUINTERO flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

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