Tournament Champions Again

Quiocho's three-run homer sparked the Cougar offense. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLLEGE STATION -- With five games played in three days, BYU completed its Texas A&M Invitational bout as the only undefeated team in the tournament after beating Monmouth, 9-6, and Northern Colorado, 9-0 in five innings on Saturday.

Although Monmouth was the first to score after a two-RBI double in the first, BYU was quick to answer at its first at-bat in the bottom of the inning.

Kristin Delahoussaye started the Cougars' offensive game with a lead-off single. She advanced to second when J.C. Clayton bunted. Clayton made it safe to first on a Monmouth throwing error which also allowed Delahoussaye to advance to third.

Angie Quiocho was next at the plate, and she walked. During Quiocho’s at-bat, Delahoussaye stole home on a passed ball, scoring the Cougars' first run.

Andrea Ramirez gave BYU its next run after she singled to left field which allowed Quiocho to score.

In the bottom of the third, the Cougars loaded the bases as Quiocho, Jessica Fitu and Ramirez all singled to left field. Amanda Kellum picked up an RBI with a sacrifice fly to left field which allowed Quiocho to tag and score.

Monmouth rallied scoring four runs and retook the lead, 6-3.

BYU got back within one in the bottom of the fourth after Delahoussaye doubled and then scored after Clayton singled to right field. Clayton rounded first but was called out at second. With the bases empty, Quiocho sent a one-run shot over the leftfield wall.

The Cougars struck again in the bottom of the fifth inning retaking the lead after Delaney Willard singled to left, bringing in two runs. Immediately following, Alexandra Hudson and Jessica Dugas both singled, leaving the bases loaded for Quiocho who picked up two more RBI off a single to deep centerfield.

All three pitchers threw during the Cougars' game against Monmouth. Christie Zinanti started and played for almost one full inning until she was replaced by Hannah Howell. Howell pitched until the top of the fifth inning, and then was replaced by Paige Affleck.

Combined, BYU’s pitching allowed seven hits off 31 batters faced.

In the second game of their doubleheader, against Northern Colorado, the Cougars picked up where they left off, against Monmouth, mentally, offensively and defensively.

In BYU’s first at-bat, Delahoussaye started with a walk, and then advanced to second when Clayton singled to left. Quiocho came up next, connected on her first pitch and hit a three-run homer.

Two batters later, Ramirez hit a one-run shot to right-center field bring the Cougars score to 4-0.

In the bottom of the second, both Willard and Dugas walked, and then Delahoussaye advanced both runners to second she bunted down the third base line. Both runners scored when Clayton doubled to center, picking up two RBI.

Fitu singled to right field which brought Clayton home, and then Fitu advanced to second after Northern. Colorado committed a throwing error. Ramirez picked up an RBI when she singled to center allowing Fitu to score.

In the bottom of the third, Amy Holt picked up her second RBI of the season after she hit a single to left field, bringing Quiocho home.

With these two wins earned today, BYU is the only team who leaves the Texas A&M Invitational undefeated.

The Cougars head home today to rest and prepare themselves for the Arizona State Tournament in Tempe, Ariz., which starts on Friday.


Monmouth vs BYU

Mar 06, 2010 at College Station, TX (Aggie Softball Complex)

Monmouth 6 (1-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELONG cf................ 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 0

DERER ss................. 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1

NICOLA c................. 4 0 3 2 0 0 5 0 0

MARTIN dh................ 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1

WEISER 1b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0

FERRARA 2b............... 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1

KUZMA rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

PALMS 3b................. 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0

SCHERR lf................ 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

MEHRER p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

SULICK p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 28 6 8 6 3 8 18 7 4

BYU 9 (14-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

CLAYTON, J.C. 3b......... 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1

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

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 4 0 2 0 0 1 7 2 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea dh....... 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

DUGAS, Jessica pr....... 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda 1b.. 2 1 1 1 0 0 7 0 0

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

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2

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

HUDSON, Alexandra ph.... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

HOWELL, Hannah p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 27 9 15 8 2 4 21 8 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Monmouth............ 200 400 0 - 6 8 0

BYU................. 201 240 X - 9 15 1

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E - HICKS(1). LOB - Monmouth 4; BYU 6. 2B - NICOLA(3); FERRARA(1);

DELAHOUSSAYE(5). HR - QUIOCHO(4). SH - CLAYTON(1); VANCE-KELLUM(1);

DAVIS-ATAGI(1). SF - VANCE-KELLUM(2). SB - NICOLA(1); DELAHOUSSAYE(7). CS -

FERRARA(1); CLAYTON(2).

Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MEHRER.............. 4.1 12 8 8 2 4 20 26

SULICK.............. 1.2 3 1 1 0 0 7 7

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI, Christie... 0.0 2 2 2 2 0 2 4

HOWELL, Hannah...... 4.0 5 4 3 1 3 16 17

AFFLECK, Paige...... 3.0 1 0 0 0 5 10 10

Win - AFFLECK (9-3). Loss - MEHRER (0-1). Save - None.

WP - MEHRER 2(3).

Umpires - HP: James Welford 1B: Patti Gunst 3B: Terry Hunt

Start: 10:00 AM Time: 1:56 Attendance:

Northern Colorado vs BYU

Mar 06, 2010 at College Station, TX (Aggie Softball Compelx)

Northern Colorado 0 (3-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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SCHOEPFLIN, Jessie dh.... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

GEDDIS, Erin rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

RYBA, Melisa cf.......... 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

WILKINSON, Erin c........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

HAMILTON, Megan 1b....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0

VESSEY, Kailee ss........ 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0

McNABB, Jessica 2b....... 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0

JUELFS, Jamie p.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

NEELY, Alex p........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1

WEES, Noel lf............ 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

BUOL, Melanie 3b......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 18 0 2 0 2 7 12 8 5

BYU 9 (15-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1

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

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 3 1 1 1 0 0 7 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 2 1 2 2 0 0 7 0 0

THOMAS, Whitney ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dh.. 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOLT, Amy ph............ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

HUDSON, Alexandra cf..... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

PRICE, Amber ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILLARD, Delaney rf...... 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

HICKS, Krista ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

DUGAS, Jessica lf........ 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 21 9 10 9 4 2 15 7 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Northern Colorado... 000 00 - 0 2 0

BYU................. 440 1X - 9 10 1

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E - CLAYTON(8). DP - N. Colorado 1. LOB - N. Colorado 5; BYU 5. 2B -

WEES(1); CLAYTON(1); VANCE-KELLUM(3). HR - QUIOCHO(5); RAMIREZ(8). SH -

DELAHOUSSAYE(3).

Northern Colorado IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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JUELFS, Jamie....... 1.1 5 7 7 3 0 7 11

NEELY, Alex......... 2.2 5 2 2 1 2 14 15

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 5.0 2 0 0 2 7 18 20

Win - AFFLECK (10-3). Loss - JUELFS (1-6). Save - None.

PB - WILKINSON(2).

Umpires - HP: Dora Martinez 1B: Glenn Crabtree 3B: Shelley Mangrum

Start: 12:25 PM Time: 1:16 Attendance:

Northern Colorado 1st - SCHOEPFLIN grounded out to p. GEDDIS grounded

out to ss. RYBA struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE walked. CLAYTON singled through the right side;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. QUIOCHO homered, 3 RBI; CLAYTON scored;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored. PURCELL-FITU popped up to 1b. RAMIREZ homered, RBI.

VANCE-KELLUM doubled down the lf line. HUDSON lined into double play 2b

unassisted; VANCE-KELLUM out on the play. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Northern Colorado 2nd - WILKINSON struck out swinging. HAMILTON grounded

out to 2b. VESSEY walked. McNABB singled to shortstop; VESSEY advanced to

second. JUELFS struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - WILLARD walked. DUGAS walked; WILLARD advanced to second.

DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; DUGAS advanced to second; WILLARD

advanced to third. CLAYTON doubled to right center, 2 RBI; DUGAS scored;

WILLARD scored. NEELY to p for JUELFS. QUIOCHO struck out swinging.

PURCELL-FITU singled to left center, advanced to second on the throw, RBI;

CLAYTON scored. RAMIREZ singled up the middle, advanced to second on the throw,

RBI; PURCELL-FITU scored. VANCE-KELLUM singled to pitcher; RAMIREZ advanced to

third. HUDSON out at first p to 2b to 1b. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Northern Colorado 3rd - WEES doubled to left center. SCHOEPFLIN grounded

out to 2b; WEES advanced to third. GEDDIS struck out swinging. RYBA walked.

WILKINSON grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - WILLARD grounded out to p. DUGAS grounded out to 3b.

DELAHOUSSAYE walked. CLAYTON reached on a fielder's choice; DELAHOUSSAYE out at

second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Northern Colorado 4th - HAMILTON popped up to 2b. VESSEY struck out

looking. McNABB reached on a fielding error by ss. NEELY struck out swinging.

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - QUIOCHO singled to shortstop. PURCELL-FITU flied out to cf;

QUIOCHO advanced to second. THOMAS pinch hit for RAMIREZ. THOMAS struck out

swinging, reached first on a passed ball; QUIOCHO advanced to third. HOLT pinch

hit for VANCE-KELLUM. HOLT singled to left field, RBI; THOMAS advanced to

second; QUIOCHO scored. PRICE pinch hit for HUDSON. PRICE reached on a

fielder's choice; HOLT advanced to second; THOMAS out at third ss to 3b. HICKS

pinch hit for WILLARD. HICKS grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Northern Colorado 5th - RAMIREZ to 1b for THOMAS. HUDSON to cf for

PRICE. WILLARD to rf for HICKS. WEES grounded out to 2b. SCHOEPFLIN struck out

swinging. GEDDIS grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Monmouth starters: 12/cf DELONG; 1/ss DERER; 7/c NICOLA; 27/dh MARTIN; 31/1b

WEISER; 3/2b FERRARA; 24/rf KUZMA; 18/3b PALMS; 10/lf SCHERR; 21/p MEHRER;

BYU starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 16/3b CLAYTON; 33/cf QUIOCHO; 10/c

PURCELL-FITU; 31/dh RAMIREZ; 6/1b VANCE-KELLUM; 9/lf DAVIS-ATAGI; 28/rf

WILLARD; 22/ss HICKS; 14/p ZINANTI;

Monmouth 1st - DELONG singled up the middle. DERER walked; DELONG

advanced to second. NICOLA doubled to left center, 2 RBI; DERER scored; DELONG

scored. MARTIN walked. HOWELL to p for ZINANTI. WEISER struck out swinging.

FERRARA reached on a fielder's choice; MARTIN advanced to second; NICOLA out at

third 3b unassisted. FERRARA out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 2 runs,

2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE singled through the left side. CLAYTON grounded

out to p, SAC, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

third on a wild pitch. QUIOCHO walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch;

DELAHOUSSAYE scored on a wild pitch. PURCELL-FITU singled to third base;

QUIOCHO advanced to third. RAMIREZ singled through the left side, RBI;

PURCELL-FITU advanced to second; QUIOCHO scored. VANCE-KELLUM out at first p to

2b, SAC, bunt; RAMIREZ advanced to second; PURCELL-FITU advanced to third.

DAVIS-ATAGI flied out to cf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Monmouth 2nd - KUZMA popped up to 2b. PALMS struck out swinging, out at

first c to 1b. SCHERR grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU 2nd - WILLARD flied out to 2b. HICKS grounded out to p. DELAHOUSSAYE

singled down the lf line. DELAHOUSSAYE stole second. CLAYTON struck out

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

Monmouth 3rd - DELONG popped up to cf. DERER grounded out to 3b. NICOLA

flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 3rd - QUIOCHO singled to right center. PURCELL-FITU singled through

the left side; QUIOCHO advanced to second. RAMIREZ singled down the lf line;

PURCELL-FITU advanced to second; QUIOCHO advanced to third. VANCE-KELLUM fouled

out to lf, SF, RBI; QUIOCHO scored. DAVIS-ATAGI struck out looking. WILLARD

struck out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Monmouth 4th - MARTIN walked. WEISER flied out to lf. FERRARA doubled to

right center; MARTIN advanced to third. KUZMA struck out swinging. PALMS

singled, RBI; FERRARA advanced to third; MARTIN scored. SCHERR singled to

pitcher, advanced to second on a throwing error by ss, RBI; PALMS advanced to

second, advanced to third on the error; FERRARA scored. DELONG singled, 2 RBI;

SCHERR scored, unearned; PALMS scored. DERER grounded out to ss. 4 runs, 4

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - HICKS grounded out to 3b. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to left center.

CLAYTON singled up the middle, out at second cf to 2b, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE

scored. QUIOCHO homered, RBI. PURCELL-FITU struck out looking. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Monmouth 5th - NICOLA singled up the middle. AFFLECK to p for HOWELL.

MARTIN struck out swinging. NICOLA stole second. WEISER popped up to cf.

FERRARA struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - RAMIREZ walked. DUGAS pinch ran for RAMIREZ. VANCE-KELLUM

singled through the left side; DUGAS advanced to second. DAVIS-ATAGI out at

first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; VANCE-KELLUM advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to

third. WILLARD singled down the rf line, 2 RBI; VANCE-KELLUM scored; DUGAS

scored. HUDSON pinch hit for HICKS. SULICK to p for MEHRER. HUDSON singled up

the middle; WILLARD advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to rf. CLAYTON

singled through the left side; HUDSON advanced to second; WILLARD advanced to

third. QUIOCHO singled up the middle, 2 RBI; CLAYTON advanced to third; HUDSON

scored; WILLARD scored. QUIOCHO advanced to second; CLAYTON out at home ss to

c, caught stealing. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Monmouth 6th - CLAYTON to ss. QUIOCHO to 3b. HUDSON to cf. KUZMA

grounded out to 3b. PALMS grounded out to p. SCHERR struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - PURCELL-FITU popped up to 3b. DUGAS lined out to cf.

VANCE-KELLUM flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Monmouth 7th - DELONG grounded out to 2b. DERER struck out swinging.

NICOLA singled through the right side. MARTIN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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