Shuting Out Utah Valley

Freshman Jessica Purcell hit two home runs against Utah Valley. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- It's no April Fools' Day joke. In a impromptu women's softball game BYU shut out Utah Valley, 7-0, Tuesday afternoon in Orem.

The decision to play the game gave the two teams an opportunity to make up for weather related cancellations earlier in the season, and expected cancellations in the future.

Freshman Jessica Purcell led the Cougars, with back-to-back home runs and batted in six of BYU's seven runs. She led the team, going 2-for-3 on the day.

The game was tied at a deadlock until the third inning when Purcell began her offensive explosion with a sacrifice fly to bring Caschjen Davis from third. The score remained at 1-0 until the fifth inning when Purcell hit a two-run bomb over the right field fence to bring the score to 3-0.

In the seventh inning, Purcell launched a ball over the wall with two runners on base, totaling six RBI's on the day. Emi Snow-Willing brought in the final run with a single that brought in pinch runner Whitney Nix.

The BYU pitching staff gave up a combine two hits on the day. Christie Zinanti started the game and threw two innings, and recorded four strike outs before Paige Affleck relieved her.

Affleck went two innings without giving up a hit and recorded the win. Christina Gwyn-Trice recorded her first save of the season when she threw the last three innings of the game. She retired three straight batters before giving up a double, but quickly recovered and retired the last six batters of the game without allowing anyone on.

The Cougars open their conference schedule on Thursday when they host a doubleheader against New Mexico, beginning at 6 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on CBS College Sports.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah Valley

Apr 01, 2008 at Orem, Utah (MSTAR Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 7 (21-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

PURCELL, Jessica dp/ss... 3 2 2 6 0 0 1 0 0

VANCE, Amanda ss/1b...... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

SNOW, Daniela 1b/dp...... 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0

NIX, Whitney pr/1b...... 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

WILLING, Emi c/rf........ 4 0 2 1 0 0 7 0 0

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

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

JENKINS, Shaylyn c...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

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

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

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

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

Totals................... 29 7 11 7 3 1 21 8 5

Utah Valley 0 (5-20)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WOODWORTH, Meghan cf..... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0

Bramwell p/dp............ 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

MCGRAW, Cherylyn 1b...... 2 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 0

STOCKS, Heidi dp/p....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1

ANDERSON, Jessica 3b..... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2

STEADMAN, Kylie c........ 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1

BOWCUTT, Abby lf......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0

NIEMANN, Magan 2b........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1

AUGINO, Lauren rf........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1

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

Totals................... 23 0 2 0 4 7 21 12 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 001 020 4 - 7 11 0

Utah Valley......... 000 000 0 - 0 2 0

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LOB - BYU 5; UVU 6. 2B - DELAHOUSSAYE; SNOW; DAVIS; MCGRAW. HR - PURCELL 2.

SF - PURCELL. SB - DELAHOUSSAYE; WOODWORTH; BOWCUTT. CS - VANCE.

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 2.0 1 0 0 2 4 7 9

AFFLECK, Paige...... 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 6 8

TRICE, Christina.... 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 10 10

Utah Valley IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Bramwell............ 5.0 4 3 3 3 1 17 21

STOCKS, Heidi....... 2.0 7 4 4 0 0 12 12

Win - AFFLECK (6-2). Loss - Bramwell (4-7). Save - TRICE (1).

WP - AFFLECK; TRICE.

Umpires - HP: Greg Simental 1B: Steve Sorensen

Start: 2 p.m. Time: 2:03 Attendance: 97

Game: UVU1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

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

Apr 01, 2008 at Orem, Utah (MSTAR Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 001 020 4 - 7 11 0

Utah Valley......... 000 000 0 - 0 2 0

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/dp PURCELL; 6/ss VANCE;

22/1b SNOW; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 18/c WILLING; 9/lf DAVIS; 5/rf HOPKINS; 24/cf

GONZALES; 14/p ZINANTI;

Utah Valley starters: 4/cf WOODWORTH; 0/p Bramwell; 12/1b MCGRAW; 8/dp STOCKS;

15/3b ANDERSON; 18/c STEADMAN; 16/lf BOWCUTT; 1/2b NIEMANN; 3/rf AUGINO; 7/ss

TELARROJA;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. PURCELL reached on a

fielder's choice; DELAHOUSSAYE out at second ss to 2b. VANCE reached on a

fielder's choice; PURCELL out at second ss to 2b. VANCE out at second c to ss,

caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 1st - WOODWORTH singled up the middle. Bramwell struck out

looking. WOODWORTH stole second. MCGRAW walked. STOCKS struck out swinging.

ANDERSON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - SNOW grounded out to 3b. QUIOCHO struck out

looking. WILLING flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 2nd - STEADMAN walked. BOWCUTT popped up to 2b. NIEMANN

reached on a fielder's choice, bunt; STEADMAN out at second 3b to ss. AUGINO

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DAVIS doubled to left field. HOPKINS singled,

advanced to second on the throw; DAVIS advanced to third. GONZALES grounded out

to ss. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. PURCELL flied out to lf, SF, RBI; DAVIS scored.

VANCE flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley 3rd - AFFLECK to p for ZINANTI. WOODWORTH struck out

looking. Bramwell walked. MCGRAW grounded out to ss; Bramwell advanced to

second. STOCKS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - SNOW doubled to right center. QUIOCHO fouled

out to lf. WILLING flied out to lf. DAVIS flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 4th - ANDERSON grounded out to ss. STEADMAN out at first 1b

to 2b. BOWCUTT walked. BOWCUTT stole second. BOWCUTT advanced to third on a

wild pitch. NIEMANN grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - HOPKINS popped up to p. GONZALES grounded out

to 2b. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. DELAHOUSSAYE stole second. PURCELL homered to right

field, 2 RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. VANCE grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 5th - WILLING to rf. JENKINS to c for HOPKINS. TRICE to p

for AFFLECK. AUGINO out at first 3b to 2b. WOODWORTH flied out to lf. Bramwell

out at first 3b to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - Bramwell to dp. STOCKS to p. SNOW flied out to

rf. QUIOCHO flied out to cf. WILLING singled down the lf line. DAVIS grounded

out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 6th - PURCELL to ss. VANCE to 1b. SNOW to dp. MCGRAW

doubled. STOCKS popped up to 2b. ANDERSON flied out to rf. MCGRAW advanced to

third on a wild pitch. STEADMAN struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - JENKINS grounded out to ss. GONZALES singled

to left field. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled down the lf line; GONZALES advanced to

third. PURCELL homered to left center, 3 RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE scored; GONZALES

scored. VANCE flied out to rf. SNOW singled to right center. NIX pinch ran for

SNOW. QUIOCHO singled through the left side; NIX advanced to second. WILLING

singled, RBI; QUIOCHO advanced to second, out at third cf to 3b to 2b to p; NIX

scored. 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 7th - VANCE to dp. NIX to 1b. BOWCUTT popped up to c, bunt.

NIEMANN grounded out to 2b. AUGINO popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

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