Two Ranked Foes Get Past Cougars

Sophomore JC Clayton collected four hits in BYU's two games on Friday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

CATHEDRAL -- Hanging close in both games, No. 25 BYU softball ultimately couldn't pull of an upset in its two games on Friday, losing 4-3 to No. 18 Nebraska before falling 4-1 to No. 8 Tennessee at the Cathedral City Classic.

"We played better today," said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. "We're playing against top-level competition where you have to play very good softball to come out on top."

In the first game of the day, BYU tied the game at two runs apiece in the third inning before taking the lead on Nebraska when senior Caschjen Atagi homered to center field, putting the Cougars ahead, 3-2.

But the Cougars couldn't hold on. Multiple short hits by the Cornhuskers brought around two runs. Senior Paige Affleck avoided further damage, drawing the last out on a grounder with the bases loaded to get out of the inning.

Needing one run to at least force extra innings, JC Clayton, Jessica Dugas and Kristin Delahoussaye helped BYU load the bases for senior Jessica Fitu, who came into the game batting over .500 on the season. Fitu got a bat on the ball, but the pop fly was caught in right field to give Nebraska the win.

"We played a lot better today than we have in our other losses this year in terms of pitching, fielding and hitting," Eakin said, "we just couldn't get the big hit at the right time with runners on base to pull through."

Game 2

BYU rattled Tennessee for seven hits but could only earn one run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Freshman Madisen Robb had one hit and one RBI. Fitu and Clayton contributed two hits apiece.

Sophomore Hannah Howell started for the first time this season and third time in her career, holding down the Volunteers through the first three innings. Tennessee found a rhythm in the fourth, scoring three of its runs in the top of the inning.

The Cougars kept it close, scoring a run to answer, but that was all BYU could muster. Fitu doubled to center and Atagi put two runners in scoring position with a double. Robb followed with a bunt, enabling Fitu to score, but Tennessee forced the final out before BYU could add any more runs.

BYU closes out the Classic against Ohio State at 10 a.m. PT on Saturday.


#18 Nebraska vs #25 BYU

Feb 25, 2011 at Cathedral City, Cali (Big League Dreams)

Nebraska 4 (11-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Haget cf................. 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 5

Brechtel 2b.............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3

Edwards, Tay c........... 3 1 1 0 1 0 8 0 0

Wright, S. pr........... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Guile dh................. 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

McCann pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Edwards, Tat 1b.......... 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 0

Thomason rf.............. 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0

Foland 3b................ 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0

Southworth lf............ 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3

Banda ss................. 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 2 0

Hagemann p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 28 4 7 4 9 5 21 6 12

BYU 3 (6-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 5

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

HUDSON,Alexandra lf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0

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

DUCKWORTH,Carly rf...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

GRAHAM, Stacie dh........ 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 25 3 5 2 5 8 21 10 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Nebraska............ 011 000 2 - 4 7 1

BYU................. 002 001 0 - 3 5 1

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E - Foland(3); CLAYTON. DP - Huskers 1. LOB - Huskers 12; Cougars 7. 2B -

CLAYTON. HR - ATAGI. SH - GRAHAM. SB - Haget(5); Edwards, Tat(1); DUGAS. CS

- Haget(2).

Nebraska IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Hagemann............ 7.0 5 3 1 5 8 25 31

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 7 4 4 9 5 28 37

Win - Hagemann (8-1). Loss - AFFLECK (3-5). Save - None.

WP - AFFLECK 3.

Umpires - HP: David Hardage 1B: Christina Drumm 3B: Dave Long

Start: 10:25 am Time: 2:28 Attendance:

Nebraska starters: 55/cf Haget; 6/2b Brechtel; 12/c Edwards, Tay; 5/dh Guile;

21/1b Edwards, Tat; 18/rf Thomason; 2/3b Foland; 0/lf Southworth; 77/ss Banda;

8/p Hagemann;

BYU starters: 16/ss CLAYTON; 19/cf DUGAS; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/c FITU; 9/lf

ATAGI; 31/1b MANUMA; 28/rf WILLARD; 33/3b ROBB; 21/dh GRAHAM; 12/p AFFLECK;

Nebraska 1st - Haget walked. Brechtel struck out swinging. Haget stole

second. Edwards, Tay out at first p to 2b to 1b; Haget advanced to third. Guile

grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 1st - CLAYTON struck out swinging. DUGAS walked. DELAHOUSSAYE flied

out to lf. DUGAS stole second. FITU flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Nebraska 2nd - Edwards, Tat singled to third base. Edwards, Tat stole

second. Thomason grounded out to 3b. Foland singled to center field, RBI;

Edwards, Tat scored. Southworth walked; Foland advanced to second. Banda struck

out swinging. Haget struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 2nd - ATAGI popped up to 2b. MANUMA struck out swinging. WILLARD

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

Nebraska 3rd - Brechtel lined out to ss. Edwards, Tay singled through

the left side. Edwards, Tay advanced to second on a wild pitch. Wright, S.

pinch ran for Edwards, Tay. Guile walked. McCann pinch ran for Guile. McCann

advanced to second on a wild pitch; Wright, S. advanced to third on a wild

pitch. Edwards, Tat walked. Thomason singled to left field, RBI; Edwards, Tat

advanced to second; McCann advanced to third; Wright, S. scored. Foland reached

on a fielder's choice; Thomason advanced to second; Edwards, Tat advanced to

third; McCann out at home ss to c. Southworth grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 3rd - Edwards, Tay to c for Wright, S.. Guile to dh for McCann. ROBB

walked. GRAHAM singled to third base; ROBB advanced to second. CLAYTON reached

on a fielder's choice; GRAHAM advanced to second; ROBB advanced to third on a

fielding error by 3b, assist by ss. DUGAS walked, RBI; CLAYTON advanced to

second; GRAHAM advanced to third; ROBB scored, unearned. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded

into double play 2b to 1b; DUGAS out on the play; CLAYTON advanced to third;

GRAHAM scored, unearned. FITU struck out swinging. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Nebraska 4th - Banda struck out swinging. Haget walked. Haget out at

second c to ss, caught stealing. Brechtel grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 4th - ATAGI popped up to ss. MANUMA struck out looking. WILLARD

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

Nebraska 5th - Edwards, Tay popped up to ss. Guile flied out to lf.

Edwards, Tat grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - GRAHAM popped up to ss. CLAYTON doubled down the lf line.

DUGAS struck out looking. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Nebraska 6th - Thomason singled up the middle. Foland popped up to 2b.

Southworth struck out swinging. Thomason advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Banda walked. Haget walked; Banda advanced to second; Thomason advanced to

third. Brechtel flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU 6th - FITU grounded out to 3b. ATAGI homered to center field, RBI.

MANUMA popped up to ss. WILLARD struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Nebraska 7th - HUDSON to lf for ATAGI. DUCKWORTH to rf for WILLARD.

Edwards, Tay walked. Guile flied out to cf. Edwards, Tat singled to shortstop;

Edwards, Tay advanced to second, advanced to third on a throwing error by ss.

Thomason reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Edwards, Tat advanced to second;

Edwards, Tay scored. Foland singled down the lf line, RBI; Thomason advanced to

second; Edwards, Tat scored. Southworth grounded out to ss; Foland advanced to

second; Thomason advanced to third. Banda walked. Haget grounded out to p. 2

runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

BYU 7th - ROBB singled through the left side. MILLETT pinch ran for

ROBB. GRAHAM grounded out to p, SAC; MILLETT advanced to second. CLAYTON

singled to shortstop. DUGAS reached on a fielder's choice; CLAYTON advanced to

second; MILLETT out at third lf to 3b. DELAHOUSSAYE walked; DUGAS advanced to

second; CLAYTON advanced to third. FITU flied out to rf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

#8 Tennessee Lady Vols vs BYU

Feb 25, 2011 at Cathedral City, CA (Big League Dreams)

Tennessee Lady Vols 4 (12-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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R. Chavanne lf........... 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

C. O'Connor lf.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

K. Grieve cf............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

K. Dotson rf............. 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2

H. Baker rf............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S. Burchell 1b........... 4 0 1 0 0 2 7 0 0

L. Gibson 2b............. 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0

J. Spigner 3b............ 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1

M. Brown 3b............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

M. Shipman ss............ 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 1

A. Andrews c............. 2 1 1 1 1 0 11 0 0

T. Lewis dh.............. 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

E. Renfroe p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

I. Renfroe p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 27 4 8 3 5 8 21 7 7

BYU 1

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 3 1 2 0 0 1 7 2 0

DUCKWORTH,Carly pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

MANUMA, Katie dh......... 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0

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

HUDSON,Alexandra rf...... 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3

GRAHAM, Stacie 1b........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1

WILLARD, Delaney ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HOWELL,Hannah p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

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

Totals................... 28 1 7 1 2 11 21 7 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Tennessee Lady Vols. 000 310 0 - 4 8 0

BYU................. 000 100 0 - 1 7 0

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LOB - Lady Vols 7; Cougars 8. 2B - K. Grieve(1); FITU. HR - K. Dotson(3). SB

- A. Andrews(1); T. Lewis(2). CS - A. Andrews(1).

Tennessee Lady Vols IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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E. Renfroe.......... 4.0 4 1 1 1 6 16 17

I. Renfroe.......... 3.0 3 0 0 1 5 12 13

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HOWELL,Hannah....... 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 18 20

ALMOND,Tori......... 3.0 2 1 1 3 5 9 12

Win - E. Renfroe (5-1). Loss - HOWELL (). Save - I. Renfroe (1).

Umpires - HP: John Bennett 1B: Ken Buchmiller 3B: Christina Drumm

Start: 1:10 pm Time: 2:14 Attendance: 401

Tennessee Lady Vols starters: 88/lf R. Chavanne; 2/cf K. Grieve; 33/rf K.

Dotson; 28/1b S. Burchell; 27/2b L. Gibson; 9/3b J. Spigner; 44/ss M. Shipman;

22/c A. Andrews; 7/dh T. Lewis; 13/p E. Renfroe;

BYU starters: 16/ss CLAYTON; 19/cf DUGAS; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/c FITU; 9/lf

ATAGI; 31/dh MANUMA; 33/3b ROBB; 5/rf HUDSON; 21/1b GRAHAM; 11/p HOWELL;

Tennessee Lady Vols 1st - R. Chavanne grounded out to p. K. Grieve

grounded out to p. K. Dotson struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

BYU 1st - CLAYTON singled to third base. DUGAS walked; CLAYTON advanced

to second. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a fielder's choice; DUGAS advanced to

second; CLAYTON out at third ss to 3b. FITU struck out swinging. ATAGI grounded

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

Tennessee Lady Vols 2nd - S. Burchell singled up the middle. L. Gibson

reached on a fielder's choice; S. Burchell out at second p to ss to 2b. J.

Spigner struck out looking. M. Shipman popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 2nd - MANUMA struck out swinging. ROBB singled to right field.

HUDSON struck out swinging. GRAHAM grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 3rd - A. Andrews popped up to 2b. T. Lewis walked.

R. Chavanne singled to pitcher, bunt; T. Lewis advanced to second. K. Grieve

grounded out to 3b; R. Chavanne advanced to second; T. Lewis advanced to third.

K. Dotson flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - CLAYTON fouled out to ss. DUGAS struck out swinging.

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

Tennessee Lady Vols 4th - S. Burchell flied out to cf. L. Gibson struck

out looking. J. Spigner singled to left field. M. Shipman walked; J. Spigner

advanced to second. A. Andrews singled down the lf line, RBI; M. Shipman

advanced to second; J. Spigner scored. T. Lewis singled up the middle, RBI; A.

Andrews advanced to third; M. Shipman scored. T. Lewis stole second; A. Andrews

stole home. R. Chavanne flied out to cf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

BYU 4th - FITU doubled to left center. ATAGI singled up the middle; FITU

advanced to third. MANUMA struck out swinging. ROBB grounded out to 1b

unassisted, bunt, RBI; ATAGI advanced to second; FITU scored. HUDSON struck out

swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 5th - K. Grieve doubled to right center. ALMOND to p

for HOWELL. K. Grieve out at second 2b unassisted, runner left early. K. Dotson

homered to right field, RBI. S. Burchell struck out swinging. L. Gibson walked.

J. Spigner reached on a fielder's choice; L. Gibson out at second ss

unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 5th - I. Renfroe to p for E. Renfroe. GRAHAM struck out swinging.

CLAYTON singled down the lf line. DUGAS grounded out to 3b; CLAYTON advanced to

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

Tennessee Lady Vols 6th - M. Shipman struck out swinging, out at first c

to 1b. A. Andrews walked. A. Andrews out at second c to ss, caught stealing. T.

Lewis walked. R. Chavanne singled to left field; T. Lewis advanced to second.

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

BYU 6th - C. O'Connor to lf for R. Chavanne. M. Brown to 3b for J.

Spigner. FITU singled through the right side. DUCKWORTH pinch ran for FITU.

ATAGI reached on a fielder's choice; DUCKWORTH out at second ss unassisted.

MANUMA walked; ATAGI advanced to second. ROBB grounded out to ss; MANUMA

advanced to second; ATAGI advanced to third. HUDSON struck out swinging. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Tennessee Lady Vols 7th - FITU to c for DUCKWORTH. K. Dotson flied out

to rf. S. Burchell struck out swinging. L. Gibson struck out swinging. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 7th - WILLARD pinch hit for GRAHAM. WILLARD struck out swinging. H.

Baker to rf for K. Dotson. CLAYTON struck out swinging. DUGAS singled to

shortstop. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

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