Win Closes Out Kajikawa

Senior pitcher Paige Affleck won her second game of the weekend against No. 19 Texas A&M. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

TEMPE -- Led again by a mix of seniors and freshmen, No. 16 BYU (2-3) finished out the Kajikawa Classic with a 7-2 win against No. 19 Texas A&M (1-2) on Saturday.

Senior pitcher Paige Affleck went the distance, allowing two earned runs and three hits while gathering seven strikeouts. Fellow senior Jessica Fitu closed out a solid weekend, hitting 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. In the Classic's five games, Fitu hit 9-for-18 with two home runs, two doubles and four RBI.

But it was Lacey Millett's base running that changed the momentum of the game and Carly Duckworth's 2-for-4 day, including a solo home run in her first-career start, that broke open a tied game. Duckworth started in right field against the Aggies a day after pitching two shutout innings in the Cougars' previous game.

"I was glad to see our team show up and compete the way we're capable of competing," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "It would've been easy to stay down, but our players played with heart and passion today and played a complete game."

With the game tied at 2-2 entering the sixth, freshman Katie Manuma hit her second single of the game to lead off. With Millett in as a pinch runner for Manuma, senior Caschjen Atagi laid down a sac bunt. Instead of stopping at second, Millett raced all the way to third, sliding in under the tag. Millett reach home a batter later on a ground out by junior Delaney Willard.

"I took a look and no one was at third base so it became a footrace," Millett said, "and I'm going to win that footrace."

The Cougars took their one-run lead and ran away with the game in top of the final inning as Duckworth took the first pitch of the inning and sent it out of the park. BYU quickly loaded the bases, scoring one run off of an error before Willard doubled to right field, bringing in Fitu and junior Jessica Dugas.

BYU travels to Las Vegas Feb. 17-19, facing Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Thursday before taking on Cal Poly and Boise State on Friday and Stanford and Cal State Northridge on Saturday.


#16 BYU vs #19 Texas A&M

Feb 12, 2011 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

BYU 7 (2-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

ROBB, Madisen pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 4 1 2 1 0 0 7 0 1

MANUMA, Katie 1b......... 4 0 2 0 0 1 9 0 2

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

ATAGI,Caschjen 3b........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

WILLARD, Delaney dh...... 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1

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

DUCKWORTH,Carly rf....... 4 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 4

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

Totals................... 31 7 11 6 3 7 21 10 8

Texas A&M 2 (1-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Villarreal 2b............ 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0

Albus cf................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

May c.................... 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 1

Kliesing 1b.............. 3 0 1 0 0 2 10 0 0

Tovar pr................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Spittler lf.............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

Morgan dh................ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

Sisk p................... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

Schwirtlich pr.......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dumezich p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Siegel ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Garza 3b................. 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 2

Tysarczyk rf............. 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Walker ss................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0

Totals................... 24 2 3 2 3 7 21 11 4

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 002 001 4 - 7 11 1

Texas A&M........... 002 000 0 - 2 3 1

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E - MANUMA; Garza. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 8; Texas A&M 4. 2B - FITU; WILLARD.

HR - DUCKWORTH. SH - ATAGI; WILLARD. SB - DUCKWORTH; Tovar; Schwirtlich;

Garza.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 3 2 2 3 7 24 27

Texas A&M IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Sisk................ 6.2 11 7 4 2 6 30 34

Dumezich............ 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2

Win - AFFLECK (2-2). Loss - Sisk (1-1). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Burkhart 1B: Bartling 3B: Hawthorne

Start: 9a.m. Time: 2:00 Attendance: 277

Weather: Clear

BYU starters: 16/ss CLAYTON; 19/cf DUGAS; 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 10/c FITU; 31/1b

MANUMA; 9/3b ATAGI; 28/dh WILLARD; 5/lf HUDSON; 3/rf DUCKWORTH; 12/p AFFLECK;

Texas A&M starters: 16/2b Villarreal; 17/cf Albus; 13/c May; 22/1b Kliesing;

10/lf Spittler; 25/dh Morgan; 7/p Sisk; 4/3b Garza; 5/rf Tysarczyk; 23/ss

Walker;

BYU 1st - CLAYTON grounded out to ss. DUGAS grounded out to 3b.

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

Texas A&M 1st - Villarreal grounded out to 2b. Albus singled to third

base. May hit into double play 2b to ss to 1b; Albus out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - FITU grounded out to 3b. MANUMA singled through the left side.

ATAGI popped up to ss. WILLARD reached on a fielder's choice; MANUMA out at

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

Texas A&M 2nd - Kliesing struck out looking. Spittler grounded out to

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

BYU 3rd - HUDSON struck out swinging. DUCKWORTH singled to right field.

CLAYTON struck out swinging. DUCKWORTH stole second. DUGAS walked. DELAHOUSSAYE

singled to center field, RBI; DUGAS advanced to second; DUCKWORTH scored. FITU

doubled down the lf line, RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third; DUGAS scored.

MANUMA struck out swinging. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Texas A&M 3rd - Sisk walked. Schwirtlich pinch ran for Sisk. Garza

walked; Schwirtlich advanced to second. Garza stole second; Schwirtlich stole

third. Tysarczyk grounded out to 2b, RBI; Garza advanced to third; Schwirtlich

scored. Villarreal singled through the left side, RBI; Garza scored. Albus

grounded out to 3b; Villarreal advanced to second. May grounded out to p. 2

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - Sisk to p for Schwirtlich. ATAGI popped up to 3b. WILLARD

grounded out to p. HUDSON singled through the left side. DUCKWORTH struck out

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

Texas A&M 4th - Kliesing struck out looking. Spittler walked. Morgan

struck out swinging. Sisk reached on an error by 1b; Spittler advanced to

second. Garza struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU 5th - CLAYTON grounded out to 2b. DUGAS grounded out to p.

DELAHOUSSAYE walked. FITU grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Texas A&M 5th - Tysarczyk lined out to ss. Villarreal flied out to cf.

Albus fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - MANUMA singled down the lf line. MILLETT pinch ran for MANUMA.

ATAGI grounded out to 3b, SAC; MILLETT advanced to third. WILLARD grounded out

to 2b, SAC, RBI; MILLETT scored. HUDSON grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Texas A&M 6th - MANUMA to 1b for MILLETT. May struck out swinging.

Kliesing singled through the left side. Tovar pinch ran for Kliesing. Spittler

struck out swinging; Tovar stole second. Morgan grounded out to 3b. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU 7th - Kliesing to 1b for Tovar. DUCKWORTH homered to left field,

RBI. CLAYTON singled to left center. DUGAS singled through the left side;

CLAYTON advanced to second. ROBB pinch ran for CLAYTON. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out

swinging. FITU singled through the left side; DUGAS advanced to second; ROBB

advanced to third. MANUMA popped up to ss. ATAGI reached on an error by 3b;

FITU advanced to second; DUGAS advanced to third; ROBB scored, unearned.

WILLARD doubled to right field, 2 RBI; ATAGI advanced to third; FITU scored,

unearned; DUGAS scored, unearned. Dumezich to p for Sisk. HUDSON walked.

DUCKWORTH struck out swinging. 4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Texas A&M 7th - CLAYTON to ss for ROBB. Siegel pinch hit for Dumezich.

Siegel popped up to 1b. Garza lined out to rf. Tysarczyk out at first 3b to ss

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

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