Win Finishes Cathedral City Classic

Delaney Willard hit her (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

CATHEDRAL -- Home runs by Jessica Fitu and Delaney Willard highlighted No. 25 BYU softball's 5-1 win against Ohio State in the Cougars' final game at the Cathedral City Classic on Saturday.

Junior Stacie Graham also went 3-for-3 and senior pitcher Paige Affleck allowed three hits with five strikeouts for her fourth win on the year.

Willard's third home run of the year came on a solo shot in the fourth, giving BYU a little extra breathing room by extending the Cougars' lead to 3-1. Fitu's homer, a two-run shot in the seventh, gave her five for the year.

The Buckeyes helped BYU on its first two runs, bringing in Cougar shortstop JC Clayton after an illegal pitch by Ohio State in the top of the first. BYU added another run in the second when freshman Katie Manuma scored from third after an errant throw by the Ohio State catcher.

Ohio State scored its lone run unearned in the third inning but never seriously threatened, advancing only one other runner as far as third the remainder of the game.

BYU will be back in action on Thursday, Mar. 3, taking on Houston and Long Beach State before taking on three other California squads over the next two days at a tournament in San Diego, Calif.


#25 BYU vs Ohio State

Feb 26, 2011 at Cathedral City, CA (Pawtucket)

BYU 5 (7-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

FITU,Jessica c........... 4 1 1 2 0 0 5 0 0

ATAGI,Caschjen lf/dh..... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

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

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

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

GRAHAM, Stacie dh/lf..... 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 27 5 8 3 4 1 21 7 6

Ohio State 1 (4-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Hillman lf............... 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Herron ss................ 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0

Carrillo 1b.............. 3 0 1 1 0 0 10 0 0

Gresham dh............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Goodchild rf............. 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

Longworth c.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Coletta 3b............... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3

Pecina 2b................ 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2

Spears cf................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0

Mills ph................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Medrano p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Plant p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 25 1 3 1 3 5 21 12 6

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 110 100 2 - 5 8 3

Ohio State.......... 001 000 0 - 1 3 1

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E - CLAYTON; ATAGI; ROBB; Longworth. DP - B. Young 1. LOB - B. Young 6; OSU

6. 2B - MANUMA. HR - FITU; WILLARD. SH - DELAHOUSSAYE. CS - GRAHAM.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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AFFLECK,Paige....... 7.0 3 1 0 3 5 25 28

Ohio State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Medrano............. 0.1 0 1 1 2 0 0 3

Plant............... 6.2 8 4 4 2 1 27 29

Win - AFFLECK (4-5). Loss - Plant (0-1). Save - None.

WP - Plant.

Umpires - HP: Fred Barker 1B: James Bertuzzi III 3B: Chris Martinez

Start: 11:08 am Time: 1:58 Attendance:

Weather: Rainy, 50 degrees

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;

Ohio State starters: 2/lf Hillman; 24/ss Herron; 36/1b Carrillo; 41/dh Gresham;

3/rf Goodchild; 51/c Longworth; 27/3b Coletta; 9/2b Pecina; 18/cf Spears; 8/p

Medrano;

BYU 1st - CLAYTON walked. DUGAS walked; CLAYTON advanced to second.

DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; DUGAS advanced to second; CLAYTON

advanced to third. DUGAS; CLAYTON. Plant to p for Medrano. FITU grounded out to

p. ATAGI popped up to ss. 1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State 1st - Hillman popped up to 1b. Herron walked. Carrillo

grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; Herron out on the play. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 2nd - MANUMA doubled to left center. WILLARD struck out looking.

ROBB flied out to rf; MANUMA advanced to third. MANUMA scored on an error by c.

GRAHAM singled up the middle. CLAYTON flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Ohio State 2nd - Gresham singled. Goodchild popped up to 3b. Longworth

flied out to lf. Coletta walked; Gresham advanced to second. Pecina struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU 3rd - DUGAS walked. DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to cf. FITU grounded out

to ss; DUGAS advanced to second. ATAGI flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State 3rd - Spears struck out swinging. Hillman grounded out to 1b

unassisted. Herron reached on an error by lf, advanced to second. Carrillo

singled, RBI; Herron scored, unearned. Gresham lined out to 3b. 1 run, 1

hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

BYU 4th - MANUMA grounded out to ss. WILLARD homered to center field,

RBI. ROBB flied out to lf. GRAHAM singled to pitcher. CLAYTON singled to third

base; GRAHAM advanced to second. DUGAS walked; CLAYTON advanced to second;

GRAHAM advanced to third. DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Ohio State 4th - Goodchild singled to left field. ATAGI to dh. GRAHAM to

lf. Goodchild picked off. Goodchild picked off. Longworth grounded out to p;

Goodchild out at first p to 1b, picked off. Coletta popped up to 3b. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 5th - FITU grounded out to 3b. ATAGI grounded out to ss. MANUMA

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

Ohio State 5th - Pecina out at first 1b to 2b. Spears struck out

looking. Hillman grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU 6th - WILLARD grounded out to 2b. ROBB grounded out to 3b. GRAHAM

singled to left field. GRAHAM out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State 6th - Herron reached on an error by ss. Carrillo grounded out

to 1b unassisted; Herron advanced to second on a fielder's choice. Gresham

popped up to 2b. Goodchild walked. Longworth reached on an error by 3b;

Goodchild advanced to second; Herron advanced to third. Coletta grounded out to

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

BYU 7th - CLAYTON grounded out to p. DUGAS singled. DELAHOUSSAYE reached

on a fielder's choice; DUGAS out at second 3b to 2b. DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

second on a wild pitch. FITU homered down the rf line, 2 RBI; DELAHOUSSAYE

scored. ATAGI flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State 7th - HUDSON to lf for GRAHAM. Pecina struck out looking.

Mills pinch hit for Spears. Mills struck out swinging. Hillman popped up to 2b.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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