Six-Run Surge Leads to Win

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS -- A six-run second inning yielded a 6-1 win for the BYU softball team over UNLV Thursday evening. With the win the Cougars remain perfect in Mountain West Conference play at 8-0, 35-14 overall.

The victory increased BYU's winning streak to 16 games, tying the programs’ longest winning streak set in 2007. The current Cougar win streak dates back to March 24, giving way to a perfect April.

UNLV held BYU scoreless over six innings, but could only produce one run to counter the Cougars’ six scored in the second inning.

Sophomore righthander Paige Affleck received the winning decision, her 17th of the season. Affleck allowed one run on four hits, while striking out eight batters.

Angeline Quiocho led the team from the plate going 3-for-4 with an RBI. She increased her team-leading total stolen bases to 10, taking one bag in the first inning.

BYU capitalized on the Rebel’s errors to bring in four runs in the second inning. Jessica Purcell, Krista Hicks and Andrea Ramirez all reached base on an error that brought in runs. Kristin Delahoussaye hit an RBI ground out, and Angeline Quiocho hit an RBI single.

UNLV scored its lone run in the third inning when the nine-hole batter reached on an fielding error and eventually scored.

After the Cougars left the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning, the Rebels tried to rally in the bottom half of the frame with a leadoff double. Purcell, the BYU catcher, picked off the baserunner at second base and Affleck struck out two straight batters to end the game.

The Cougars look to stay atop of the conference when they travel to San Diego State for a three-game series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. The Aztecs trail BYU by 1 1/2games in the MWC standings.

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Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at UNLV Rebels

04-30-09 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media)

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (35-14,8-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 2

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 5

LOPEZ, Coreen 3b......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

DUGAS, Jessica pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

HICKS, Krista ss......... 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 3 1

DAVIS, Caschjen ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica lf...... 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 1

AFFLECK, Paige p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 32 6 11 2 1 6 21 8 8

UNLV Rebels 1 (29-18,5-7 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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NICHOLS, Marissa lf...... 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

BOLINGER, Brittany cf.... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

HULL, Jaci ss............ 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0

FEARN, Kendall 1b........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 8 1 2

HOLLAND, Ashli 2b........ 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 5 0

DE LA TORRE, Alyssia rf.. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3

BRIONES, Laura c......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0

MEADE, Brittany 3b....... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1

FATA, Elena 3b.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

BENDT, Tara dp........... 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FARLEY, Chey dp......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

O'CONNOR, Jessica p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BREGANTE, Stephanie p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 1 4 1 4 8 21 9 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 060 000 0 - 6 11 1

UNLV Rebels......... 001 000 0 - 1 4 3

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E - AFFLECK; HOLLAND; MEADE 2. LOB - BYU 8; UNLV 7. 2B - FARLEY. SH -

DELAHOUSSAYE; LOPEZ; BOLINGER. SB - QUIOCHO; NICHOLS. CS - FARLEY.

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 7.0 4 1 0 4 8 24 29 122

UNLV Rebels IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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O'CONNOR, Jessica... 5.1 10 6 1 1 4 26 29 108

BREGANTE, Stephanie. 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 6 6 26

Win - AFFLECK (17-7). Loss - O'CONNOR (11-7). Save - None.

Pitches/strikes: AFFLECK 122/71; O'CONNOR 108/65; BREGANTE 26/20.

Umpires - HP: Greg Fowler 1B: Dale Reed 3B: Thayne Brewster

Start: 5:00 pm Time: 2:10 Attendance: 296

Weather: 83*, sunny, great day for ball

Game: LV3

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at UNLV Rebels - Play-by-Play

04-30-09 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 060 000 0 - 6 11 1

UNLV Rebels......... 001 000 0 - 1 4 3

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 33/cf

QUIOCHO; 10/c PURCELL; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 7/3b LOPEZ; 5/rf HOPKINS; 22/ss HICKS;

24/lf GONZALES; 12/p AFFLECK;

UNLV Rebels starters: 23/lf NICHOLS; 18/cf BOLINGER; 21/ss HULL; 37/1b FEARN;

7/2b HOLLAND; 30/rf DE LA TORRE; 27/c BRIONES; 6/3b MEADE; 3/dp BENDT, T.; 1/p

O'CONNOR;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b (3-2).

MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b (3-2). QUIOCHO singled up the middle (3-2).

QUIOCHO stole second. PURCELL grounded out to 2b (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV Rebels 1st - NICHOLS walked (3-1). BOLINGER out at first 3b to 2b,

SAC, bunt (0-1); NICHOLS advanced to second. HULL grounded out to 2b (0-0);

NICHOLS advanced to third. FEARN grounded out to ss (2-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - RAMIREZ singled through the right side (1-0).

LOPEZ out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-1); RAMIREZ advanced to second.

HOPKINS singled to pitcher (1-0); RAMIREZ advanced to third. HICKS reached on a

fielding error by 3b (0-0); HOPKINS advanced to second; RAMIREZ scored.

GONZALES singled to third base; HICKS advanced to second; HOPKINS advanced to

third. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI (0-0); GONZALES advanced

to second; HICKS advanced to third; HOPKINS scored, unearned. MESSERSCHMID

walked (3-2). QUIOCHO singled up the middle, RBI (0-0); MESSERSCHMID advanced

to second; GONZALES advanced to third; HICKS scored, unearned. PURCELL reached

on a fielding error by 2b, advanced to second on the throw (0-2); QUIOCHO

advanced to second, advanced to third on the throw; MESSERSCHMID scored,

unearned; GONZALES scored, unearned. RAMIREZ reached on a fielding error by 3b

(2-1); PURCELL advanced to third, out at home ss to c; QUIOCHO scored,

unearned. 6 runs, 4 hits, 3 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV Rebels 2nd - HOLLAND walked (3-2). DE LA TORRE reached on a

fielder's choice to third base (0-1); HOLLAND out at second ss to 2b. BRIONES

flied out to lf (0-0); DE LA TORRE advanced to second. MEADE struck out

swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - LOPEZ singled to pitcher (0-0). DUGAS pinch

ran for LOPEZ. HOPKINS popped up to 1b, bunt (0-1). HICKS struck out swinging

(2-2). GONZALES reached on a fielder's choice to third base (3-1); DUGAS out at

second 3b to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV Rebels 3rd - QUIOCHO to 3b. DUGAS to cf. BENDT, T. reached on a

fielding error by p (1-2). QUIOCHO to cf. LOPEZ to 3b for DUGAS. NICHOLS flied

out to lf (2-1). BOLINGER singled through the left side (2-1); BENDT, T.

advanced to second. HULL walked (3-1); BOLINGER advanced to second; BENDT, T.

advanced to third. FEARN struck out swinging (3-2). HOLLAND singled to first

base, RBI (2-2); HULL advanced to second; BOLINGER advanced to third; BENDT, T.

scored, unearned. DE LA TORRE flied out to lf (3-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error,

3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - DELAHOUSSAYE struck out swinging (3-2).

MESSERSCHMID singled through the left side (2-2). QUIOCHO reached on a

fielder's choice to second base (0-0); MESSERSCHMID out at second 2b to ss.

PURCELL grounded out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV Rebels 4th - BRIONES struck out swinging (1-2). MEADE struck out

swinging (1-2). BENDT, T. grounded out to p (2-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - FATA to 3b for MEADE. RAMIREZ struck out

looking (2-2). LOPEZ grounded out to 2b (1-1). HOPKINS singled to center field

(3-1). HICKS struck out looking (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UNLV Rebels 5th - NICHOLS singled through the left side (2-2). BOLINGER

popped up to ss (0-1). NICHOLS stole second. HULL grounded out to 2b (1-0);

NICHOLS advanced to third. FEARN struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - GONZALES singled to third base (0-2).

DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 1b unassisted, SAC, bunt (2-1); GONZALES advanced

to second. MESSERSCHMID singled to left field (3-2); GONZALES advanced to

third. BREGANTE to p for O'CONNOR. QUIOCHO singled to pitcher, bunt (0-1);

MESSERSCHMID advanced to second. PURCELL popped up to ss (0-2). RAMIREZ struck

out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

UNLV Rebels 6th - HOLLAND walked (3-0). DE LA TORRE struck out swinging

(0-2). BRIONES popped up to 2b (2-2). FATA reached on a fielder's choice to

shortstop (1-1); HOLLAND out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - LOPEZ struck out looking (2-2). HOPKINS lined

out to 2b (1-2). DAVIS pinch hit for HICKS. DAVIS fouled out to rf (1-2). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UNLV Rebels 7th - HICKS to ss for DAVIS. FARLEY to dp for BENDT, T..

FARLEY doubled down the rf line (3-1). NICHOLS struck out swinging (2-2).

FARLEY out at second c to ss, caught stealing. BOLINGER struck out swinging

(2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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