Thrashing CS Northridge Following Stanford Loss

Junior Kristin Delahoussaye had three hits and two RBI in BYU's game vs. Stanford. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAS -- No. 23 BYU came away empty against No. 18 Stanford, 7-4, before romping past Cal State Northridge, 11-0 behind Jessica Fitu's grand slam at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic on Saturday.

"It was a much improved weekend from last weekend," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. "Our bats came alive this weekend. Going 4-1 is nice, but obviously our pitching hasn’t been what it’s capable of being."

Falling behind 5-1 midway through game one, BYU capitalized on two Cardinal errors and a two-run single by senior Kristin Delahoussaye to score three runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Delahoussaye picked up where she left off on Friday's games, hitting 3-for-4 with two RBI.

But with the bases loaded and two outs in the third and fourth and only one out with the bases full in the sixth inning, the Cougars couldn't post more runs to the scoreboard.

Stanford was content to intentionally walk senior Fitu, a .536 hitter coming into the game, twice to load the bases, but the Cougars couldn't make the Cardinal pay, leaving a total of 11 runners on base in all.

Two Stanford home runs in the first two innings off of BYU senior pitcher Paige Affleck jump-started Stanford out to a 3-1 lead early. The Cardinal scored in all but two innings of the game and never trailed.

Game 2

Catcher Fitu hit a grand slam in the sixth inning, her fourth home run of the season, as BYU shutout Cal State Northridge (4-4).

Up 2-0, Fitu's long ball to right center buried Northridge and made Fitu BYU's all-time leader in career grand slams with four while moving her into a tie for third all-time for most grand slams in a career in the NCAA record books. Fitu finished a monstrous game by hitting 5-for-5 with six RBI and a run for the Cougars.

"She had a great weekend with a lot of RBI," Eakin said of Fitu. "It’s what she’s capable of. When she gets on a roll she’s a pretty tough hitter to deal with."

JC Clayton, Tiffany Messerschmidt and Delahoussaye added two hits apiece for BYU in the team's first shutout of the year.

Freshman pitcher Tori Almond went the distance for the Cougars to earn her first-career win, allowing no runs on three hits and six strikeouts.

The Cougars scored five more runs for good measure in the seventh off of a two-run single by Fitu, a single by Delahoussaye and an error by Northridge.

BYU is now 6-4 and will play in what could be its toughest tournament yet next weekend, Feb. 24-26 at the Cathedral City Classic in California against Florida State, Virginia, Nebraska, Tennessee and Ohio State.


#18 Stanford vs #23 BYU

Feb 19, 2011 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC Park)

Stanford 7 (7-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hassman cf............... 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0

Hansen ss................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

Rich 2b.................. 3 2 3 2 0 0 2 2 0

Miller dh................ 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Koutz 1b................. 1 1 0 0 2 0 5 2 1

Edwards pr.............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gerhart, T. p............ 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 0

Burns c.................. 3 0 2 1 1 1 8 0 0

Becerra 3b............... 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 3

Millwood ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hanewich lf.............. 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0

Prong ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

Breen rf/pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 25 7 8 6 7 5 21 9 8

BYU 4 (5-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CLAYTON, JC ss........... 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa lf.. 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 1 0 1 1 3 0 5 3 0

ATAGI,Caschjen dh........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7

DUCKWORTH,Carly ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 3

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0

ROBB, Madisen 3b......... 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

DUGAS,Jessica cf......... 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1

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

Totals................... 30 4 10 3 4 8 21 9 11

Score by Innings R H E

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Stanford............ 121 100 2 - 7 8 2

BYU................. 100 300 0 - 4 10 1

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E - Hansen; Hanewich; CLAYTON. DP - BY 1. LOB - STAN 8; BY 11. 2B -

DELAHOUSSAYE; MANUMA; WILLARD. HR - Rich 2; Gerhart, T.. HBP - Hansen. SH -

Rich; Koutz; Hanewich; MESSERSCHMID 2. SB - Gerhart, T.. CS - Burns.

Stanford IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Gerhart, T.......... 7.0 10 4 1 4 8 30 36

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 8 7 6 7 5 25 36

Win - Gerhart, T. (4-1). Loss - AFFLECK (3-3). Save - None.

HBP - by AFFLECK (Hansen).

Umpires - HP: Kevin Davis 1B: Jeff Sloam 3B: Traci Stoelding

Start: 9:30 am Time: 2:10 Attendance: 115

Weather: 46 degrees, windy

Stanford starters: 4/cf Hassman; 3/ss Hansen; 2/2b Rich; 21/dh Miller; 5/1b

Koutz; 15/p Gerhart, T.; 25/c Burns; 1/3b Becerra; 14/lf Hanewich; 11/rf Breen;

BYU starters: 16/ss CLAYTON; 20/lf MESSERSCHMID; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/c FITU;

9/dh ATAGI; 31/1b MANUMA; 28/rf WILLARD; 33/3b ROBB; 19/cf DUGAS; 12/p AFFLECK;

Stanford 1st - Hassman grounded out to 3b. Hansen popped up to ss. Rich

homered to right center, RBI. Miller grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - CLAYTON grounded out to 3b. MESSERSCHMID singled to shortstop.

DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to right center; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third. FITU

singled to center field, RBI, out at second 2b to p to 1b to ss; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to third; MESSERSCHMID scored. ATAGI struck out looking. 1 run, 3

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Stanford 2nd - Koutz walked. Gerhart, T. homered to center field, 2 RBI;

Koutz scored. Burns walked. Becerra fouled out to rf. Hanewich struck out

swinging; Burns out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - MANUMA grounded out to 2b. WILLARD struck out swinging. ROBB

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Stanford 3rd - Hassman walked. Hansen hit by pitch; Hassman advanced to

second. Rich out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt; Hansen advanced to second;

Hassman advanced to third. Miller reached on an error by ss; Hansen advanced to

third; Hassman scored, unearned. Breen pinch ran for Miller. / for Breen.

Koutz popped into double play p to 3b; Hansen out on the play. 1 run, 0

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 3rd - Breen to rf. DUGAS struck out swinging. CLAYTON singled to

left field. MESSERSCHMID out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; CLAYTON advanced to

second. DELAHOUSSAYE singled up the middle; CLAYTON advanced to third. FITU

walked; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. ATAGI struck out swinging. 0 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Stanford 4th - Gerhart, T. singled to left field. Gerhart, T. stole

second. Burns struck out swinging. Becerra walked. Hanewich singled to third

base, SAC, bunt; Becerra advanced to second; Gerhart, T. advanced to third.

Hassman grounded out to ss, RBI; Hanewich advanced to second; Becerra advanced

to third; Gerhart, T. scored. Hansen flied out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 4th - MANUMA doubled down the lf line. WILLARD popped up to 3b. ROBB

reached on a fielding error by lf, advanced to second; MANUMA advanced to

third. DUGAS walked. CLAYTON reached on an error by ss; DUGAS advanced to

second; ROBB advanced to third; MANUMA scored, unearned. MESSERSCHMID struck

out looking. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to right field, 2 RBI; CLAYTON advanced to

third; DUGAS scored, unearned; ROBB scored, unearned. FITU walked; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to second. ATAGI reached on a fielder's choice; FITU advanced to

second; DELAHOUSSAYE out at third 3b unassisted. 3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 3

LOB.

Stanford 5th - Miller to dh for Breen. Breen to rf. Rich singled through

the left side. Miller flied out to lf. Koutz out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt;

Rich advanced to second. Gerhart, T. walked. Burns singled to shortstop;

Gerhart, T. advanced to second; Rich advanced to third. Becerra reached on a

fielder's choice; Burns advanced to second; Gerhart, T. out at second ss

unassisted. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 5th - MANUMA grounded out to ss. WILLARD doubled to right center.

ROBB struck out swinging. DUGAS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Stanford 6th - Hanewich struck out swinging. Hassman grounded out to 3b.

Hansen out at first c to 2b, bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - CLAYTON singled through the left side. MESSERSCHMID singled,

SAC, bunt; CLAYTON advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE popped up to 2b. FITU

walked; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to third. DUCKWORTH

pinch hit for ATAGI. DUCKWORTH flied out to cf. MANUMA flied out to lf. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Stanford 7th - Rich homered to center field, RBI. Miller struck out

swinging. Koutz walked. Edwards pinch ran for Koutz. Gerhart, T. walked;

Edwards advanced to second. Burns singled to left center, RBI; Gerhart, T.

advanced to second; Edwards scored. Millwood pinch hit for Becerra. Millwood

flied out to cf. Prong pinch hit for Hanewich. Prong struck out swinging. 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 7th - Koutz to 1b for Edwards. Becerra to 3b for Millwood. Hanewich

to lf for Prong. WILLARD struck out swinging. ROBB flied out to ss. DUGAS

grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

#23 BYU vs Cal State Northridge

Feb 19, 2011 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC Park)

BYU 11 (6-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CLAYTON, JC ss........... 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 1

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dh.. 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 5 1 5 6 0 0 6 1 0

MILLETT,Lacey pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

DUGAS,Jessica cf........ 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

DUCKWORTH,Carly lf/rf.... 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

ROBB, Madisen 3b......... 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 3

HUDSON,Alexandra cf/lf... 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0

ATAGI,Caschjen ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 4 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 4

ALMOND,Tori p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 33 11 13 9 10 0 21 6 13

Cal State Northridge 0 (4-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Mosier lf................ 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1

Sloniker rf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Allen 3b................. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0

Thielges c............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1

Mihm cf.................. 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

Carlsen 2b............... 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 4 0

Sale dh.................. 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bindi 1b................. 2 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 0

Lopez ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Chaparro ss.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2

Wade p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Aratow p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fraijo p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 24 0 3 0 2 6 21 12 5

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 000 114 5 - 11 13 0

Cal State Northridge 000 000 0 - 0 3 2

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E - Mihm; Bindi. LOB - BY 13; CSUN 5. 2B - CLAYTON; DUCKWORTH. HR - FITU. SH

- MESSERSCHMID; DUCKWORTH. SB - GRAHAM; Carlsen.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ALMOND,Tori......... 7.0 3 0 0 2 6 24 26

Cal State Northridge IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Wade................ 5.0 6 2 2 7 0 19 27

Aratow.............. 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 2 3

Fraijo.............. 2.0 4 6 4 3 0 12 15

Win - ALMOND (1-0). Loss - Wade (1-2). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Jeff Sloan 1B: Traci Stoelting 3B: Kevin Davis

Start: 12:05 pm Time: 2:07 Attendance: 112

Weather: Sunny and brisk

Aratow faced 3 batters in the 6th.

BYU starters: 16/ss CLAYTON; 20/dh MESSERSCHMID; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/c FITU;

28/rf WILLARD; 3/lf DUCKWORTH; 33/3b ROBB; 5/cf HUDSON; 21/1b GRAHAM; 8/p

ALMOND;

Cal State Northridge starters: 25/lf Mosier; 26/rf Sloniker; 7/3b Allen; 9/c

Thielges; 17/cf Mihm; 14/2b Carlsen; 15/dh Sale; 2/1b Bindi; 21/ss Chaparro;

22/p Wade;

BYU 1st - CLAYTON grounded out to 3b. MESSERSCHMID walked. DELAHOUSSAYE

flied out to rf. FITU singled up the middle; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second.

WILLARD walked; FITU advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID advanced to third.

DUCKWORTH reached on a fielder's choice; WILLARD out at second ss to 2b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Cal State Northridge 1st - Mosier struck out looking. Sloniker flied out

to ss. Allen struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - ROBB walked. HUDSON popped up to 1b, bunt; ROBB out at second

1b to 2b. GRAHAM walked. GRAHAM stole second. CLAYTON grounded out to p. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal State Northridge 2nd - Thielges fouled out to 2b. Mihm flied out to

cf. Carlsen grounded out to c unassisted, bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 3rd - MESSERSCHMID flied out to ss. DELAHOUSSAYE walked. FITU

singled to left field; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. WILLARD walked; FITU

advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. DUCKWORTH reached on a

fielder's choice; WILLARD advanced to second; FITU advanced to third;

DELAHOUSSAYE out at home 3b to c. ROBB flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Cal State Northridge 3rd - Sale singled to left field. Bindi popped up

to 1b, bunt. Chaparro flied out to cf. Mosier struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - HUDSON popped up to ss. GRAHAM grounded out to 2b. CLAYTON

doubled through the right side. MESSERSCHMID singled up the middle, RBI,

advanced to second on a fielding error by cf; CLAYTON scored. DELAHOUSSAYE

flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Cal State Northridge 4th - Sloniker popped up to 2b. Allen grounded out

to 3b. Thielges grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - FITU singled, bunt. MILLETT pinch ran for FITU. WILLARD

grounded out to 1b unassisted; MILLETT advanced to second. DUCKWORTH out at

first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; MILLETT advanced to third. ROBB singled to left

field, RBI; MILLETT scored. FITU to c for MILLETT. HUDSON walked; ROBB advanced

to second. GRAHAM grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Cal State Northridge 5th - Mihm flied out to cf. Carlsen walked. Carlsen

stole second. Sale singled to third base. Bindi struck out swinging. Chaparro

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

BYU 6th - Aratow to p for Wade. CLAYTON singled up the middle.

MESSERSCHMID singled to third base, SAC, bunt; CLAYTON advanced to second.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field; MESSERSCHMID advanced to second; CLAYTON

advanced to third. Fraijo to p for Aratow. FITU homered to right center, 4 RBI;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored; MESSERSCHMID scored; CLAYTON scored. WILLARD grounded out

to 2b. DUCKWORTH doubled to left center. ROBB popped up to 2b. ATAGI pinch hit

for HUDSON. ATAGI grounded out to 3b. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal State Northridge 6th - DUGAS to cf for WILLARD. DUCKWORTH to rf.

HUDSON to lf for ATAGI. Mosier out at first p to 2b, bunt. Sloniker struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. Allen singled to left center. Thielges grounded

out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - GRAHAM popped up to 2b. CLAYTON walked. MESSERSCHMID walked;

CLAYTON advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE singled to right field; MESSERSCHMID

advanced to second; CLAYTON advanced to third. FITU singled up the middle, 2

RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID scored; CLAYTON scored.

DUGAS walked; FITU advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third.

DUCKWORTH reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; DUGAS advanced to second; FITU

advanced to third; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. ROBB reached on a fielder's choice;

DUCKWORTH advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third; FITU out at home 3b to

c. HUDSON reached on a fielding error by 1b; ROBB advanced to third; DUCKWORTH

scored, unearned; DUGAS scored, unearned. GRAHAM grounded out to 2b. 5 runs,

2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Cal State Northridge 7th - Mihm walked. Carlsen flied out to cf. Sale

flied out to cf. Lopez pinch hit for Bindi. Lopez struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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