Shutting out Northwestern St.

Dani Snow led the team with two doubles. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS -- In five cold and windy innings the BYU women's softball defeated Northwestern State 14-0, at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic Thursday, in Las Vegas. BYU remains undefeated with a 6-0 record, while NSU is now 0-3 on the season.

The Cougars recorded 14 hits, including four doubles and one home run. They were led by Dani Snow who went 2-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI, and by freshman Jessica Purcell who also went 2-for-3, including a three-run homer.

Freshman pitcher Paige Affleck's complete game performance gave her another win. She leads the team with three wins. Affleck gave up one hit during five innings and struck out 12 of the 16 batters she faced.

"The weather was windy and cold, so I'm really proud of the girls for battling through the elements," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We came out extremely strong and never let the other team have a chance to come back."

Purcell started out the Cougars' hitting rally in the first inning with a three-run homer over the center field wall. It is her second home run and seventh RBI on the season.

Another freshman, Caschjen Davis, scored two more runs for the Cougars with a single to left field to bring in Angeline Quiocho from second and Snow from third.

Dixie State transfer Amanda Vance and Junior Monica Gonzales each claimed a RBI to end the first inning with a 7-0.

After finishing the top of the second inning by retiring three straight Northwestern State batters, the second inning became a similar story for BYU.

Purcell doubled and was brought in by a double from Snow. Then, a double from Quiocho brought in Snow from second base.

When the score was 9-0, Leigh Appenfeller came in for NSU to relieve Sara Domelas. Appenfeller walked three straight batters to bring in two more runs for the Cougars.

Gonzales' at-bat brought in Stephanie Platt Hopkins from third, and another walk brought in a run. Purcell and Emi Snow Willing, both fouled out the end the second inning 12-0.

NSU got on base for the first time during the fourth inning when Carly Bruno reached first. She struck out but reached first on a wild pitch. Bruno stole second but was left on base when Affleck retired the next two batters.

NSU walked in another Cougar run during the fourth inning. A single by Whitney Nix brought in Gonzales and extended BYU's lead to 14-0 before the end of the inning.

Hopes for Affleck's first no-hitter ended in the fifth inning when NSU singled with one out, but BYU ended the inning before allowing any damage.

With the Cougars' 14-0 lead, the NCAA eight-run rule was applied after the fifth inning.

BYU continues play at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic on Friday against No. 9 Oklahoma and against Missouri, at noon and 3 p.m. PST, respectively.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Northwestern St. vs BYU

02-14-08 at LAS VEGAS (Eller Media)

Northwestern St. 0 (0-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Stuard, R rf............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Bruno, C lf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

Jameson, A 1b............ 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0

Corliss, K c............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Stech, S 3b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0

Card, B cf............... 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Pellerin, A 2b........... 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0

Thornton, M dp........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Morales, R ss............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0

Dornelas, S p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Appenfeller p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 16 0 1 0 0 12 12 3 2

BYU 14 (6-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

PURCELL, Jessica ss...... 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 0

OLANDER, Erin ph/dp..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILLING, Emi c........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 3

TOKUNAGA, Brittany c.... 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0

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

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

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

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

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

VANCE, Amanda dp/ss...... 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

JENKINS, Shaylyn ph..... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 26 14 14 14 7 0 14 3 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Northwestern St..... 000 00 - 0 1 1

BYU................. 750 2X - 14 14 0

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

E - Pellerin, A. DP - N'western St 1. LOB - N'western St 2; BYU 7. 2B -

PURCELL; SNOW 2; QUIOCHO. HR - PURCELL. SB - Bruno, C; Card, B; QUIOCHO;

DAVIS.

Northwestern St. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Dornelas, S......... 1.1 10 10 9 1 0 14 15

Appenfeller......... 2.2 4 4 4 6 0 12 18

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 4.2 1 0 0 0 12 16 16

Win - AFFLECK (3-0). Loss - Dornelas, S (0-2). Save - None.

WP - AFFLECK 2.

Umpires - HP: Rob Hough 1B: Ray Meibos 3B: Anthony Lewis

Start: 5:00 pm Time: 1:45 Attendance:

Game: NSU1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Northwestern St. vs BYU - Play-by-Play

02-14-08 at LAS VEGAS (Eller Media)

Score by Innings R H E

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Northwestern St..... 000 00 - 0 1 1

BYU................. 750 2X - 14 14 0

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Northwestern St. starters: 13/rf Stuard, R; 4/lf Bruno, C; 11/1b Jameson, A;

24/c Corliss, K; 16/3b Stech, S; 21/cf Card, B; 7/2b Pellerin, A; 15/dp

Thornton, M; 5/ss Morales, R; 23/p Dornelas, S;

BYU starters: 24/cf GONZALES; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/ss PURCELL; 18/c WILLING;

22/1b SNOW; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 5/rf HOPKINS; 9/lf DAVIS; 6/dp VANCE; 12/p AFFLECK;

Northwestern St. 1st - Stuard, R struck out looking. Bruno, C struck out

looking. Jameson, A struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 1st - GONZALES singled, bunt. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to pitcher;

GONZALES advanced to second. PURCELL homered to center field, 3 RBI;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored; GONZALES scored. WILLING popped up to ss to second base.

SNOW doubled down the rf line. QUIOCHO singled to right field; SNOW advanced to

third. QUIOCHO stole second. HOPKINS walked. DAVIS singled to left field, 2

RBI; HOPKINS advanced to second; QUIOCHO scored; SNOW scored. HOPKINS advanced

to third on a fielding error by 2b. DAVIS stole second. VANCE grounded out to

1b unassisted, RBI; DAVIS advanced to third; HOPKINS scored. GONZALES singled

to shortstop, RBI; DAVIS scored, unearned. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 3b.

7 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Northwestern St. 2nd - Corliss, K grounded out to 3b. Stech, S struck

out swinging. Card, B struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 2nd - PURCELL doubled to left center. WILLING flied out to lf. SNOW

doubled to center field, RBI; PURCELL scored. QUIOCHO doubled down the lf line,

RBI; SNOW scored. Appenfeller to p for Dornelas, S. HOPKINS walked. DAVIS

walked; HOPKINS advanced to second; QUIOCHO advanced to third. VANCE walked,

RBI; DAVIS advanced to second; HOPKINS advanced to third; QUIOCHO scored.

GONZALES reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; VANCE advanced to second; DAVIS

advanced to third; HOPKINS scored. DELAHOUSSAYE walked, RBI; GONZALES advanced

to second; VANCE advanced to third; DAVIS scored. PURCELL fouled out to 1b.

WILLING fouled out to ss. 5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Northwestern St. 3rd - Pellerin, A struck out swinging. Thornton, M

struck out swinging. Morales, R grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - SNOW fouled out to ss. QUIOCHO singled to first base, bunt.

HOPKINS lined into double play 2b to 1b; QUIOCHO out on the play. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Northwestern St. 4th - TOKUNAGA to c for WILLING. Stuard, R struck out

swinging. Bruno, C struck out swinging, reached first on a wild pitch. Bruno, C

stole second. Jameson, A struck out looking. Corliss, K grounded out to 2b.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - JENKINS pinch hit for VANCE. DAVIS singled up the middle.

JENKINS walked; DAVIS advanced to second. GONZALES reached on a fielder's

choice; JENKINS advanced to second; DAVIS out at third ss to 3b. DELAHOUSSAYE

singled to center field; GONZALES advanced to second; JENKINS advanced to

third. OLANDER pinch hit for PURCELL. OLANDER lined out to ss. TOKUNAGA walked,

RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; GONZALES advanced to third; JENKINS

scored. NIX pinch hit for SNOW. NIX singled to left field, RBI; TOKUNAGA

advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; GONZALES scored. QUIOCHO

popped up to 3b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Northwestern St. 5th - OLANDER to dp. NIX to 1b. VANCE to ss for

JENKINS. Stech, S struck out swinging. Card, B singled to second base. Card, B

advanced to second on a wild pitch. Card, B stole third. Pellerin, A struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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