Zinanti Earns Record Win

Zinanti earned the win, making her the all-time BYU wins leader with 46. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE -- The Cougars continued to dominate in Mountain West Conference play on Friday when they defeated Utah, 11-2. Junior Christie Zinanti earned her 46th career win, placing her top the BYU softball all-time career wins list.

Zinanti increased to 14-7 on the season. She was charged with two runs on a pair of solo homers, allowing six hits and striking out seven.

Coreen Lopez hit a three-run homer and Kristin Delahoussaye hit a solo bomb followed by a two-run double. The Cougars are a perfect 4-0 in conference play, increasing to 28-14 overall.

“We continue to put together all aspects of the game,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “It was a complete team effort. We pitched well, we hit well, we defended well and we played the way we are capable of.”

Krista Hicks’ standup double in the second inning brought in two runs to get the momentum swinging. Jessica Purcell reached base on an error before Stephanie Hopkins walked to set the table for Hicks, who launched a ball in the left-center gap.

Delahoussaye’s leadoff homer in the top of the third inning gave way to a 3-0 lead. The long ball marked her second homer of the season. In 2008 she hit a similar homer in the seventh inning on the May 2, 2008, matchup between the Cougars and the Utes that sparked BYU’s come-from-behind rally.

After throwing three scoreless innings, Zinanti gave up a leadoff homer just inside of the left field foul line. After fanning the following batter the Utes got a hold of another ball, this time taking to the opposite side cutting the BYU lead to one run.

A six-run fifth inning sealed the BYU lead. Highlighted by Lopez’ three-run homer to right-center, the Cougars batted through the lineup, totaling six hits, including an RBI double from Andrea Ramirez and a two-run double from Delahoussaye.

The Cougars grabbed two insurance runs in the top if the seventh. Quiocho brought in a run on an infield single, while Gonzales beat out a bunt to reach base and scored on a fielding error.

Christie Zinanti retired the side, with the final out made at the plate to secure an 11-2 victory.

The Cougars continue MWC play on Saturday at 1 p.m. when they face the Utes in Salt Lake City. The game will be the second in a three-game Deseret Frist Duel series.

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Box Score

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah

Apr 10, 2009 at SALT LAKE CITY (Ute Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 11 (28-14,4-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

DAVIS, Caschjen dp...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QUIOCHO, Angeline cf..... 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 4 2 1 1 0 0 8 0 2

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 4 1 1 1 0 1 8 2 1

LOPEZ, Coreen 3b......... 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2

HICKS, Krista ss......... 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 2 0

NIX-THOMAS, Whitney pr.. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GONZALES, Monica lf...... 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

ZINANTI, Christie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals................... 36 11 15 11 2 2 21 13 8

Utah 2 (16-22,0-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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OLSON, Brooke dp......... 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

FOSTER, Kara cf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

HEMINGWAY, Staci 1b...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2

BOARDMAN, Angie rf....... 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1

HOLM, Whitney 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0

CLEMENTS, Hannah lf...... 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

PALAUNI, Tia 2b.......... 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 0

HOFFMAN, Andrea c........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1

FONOTI, Sharee ss........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0

SMUDA, Ashley p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

COOK, Joni p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PALMER, Lindsey p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 26 2 6 2 2 7 21 9 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 021 060 2 - 11 15 0

Utah................ 000 200 0 - 2 6 4

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E - HOLM 3(9); FONOTI(14). DP - Utes 1. LOB - Cougars 8; Utes 5. 2B -

DELAHOUSSAYE(2); QUIOCHO(7); RAMIREZ(12); HICKS(3). HR - DELAHOUSSAYE(2);

LOPEZ(2); BOARDMAN(5); CLEMENTS(3). HBP - PURCELL. SH - DELAHOUSSAYE(4). SB

- QUIOCHO(9); PURCELL(6). CS - MESSERSCHMID(1).

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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ZINANTI, Christie... 7.0 6 2 2 2 7 26 28

Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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SMUDA, Ashley....... 4.1 9 7 5 2 2 22 24

COOK, Joni.......... 1.2 4 2 2 0 0 9 10

PALMER, Lindsey..... 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 5 6

Win - ZINANTI (14-7). Loss - SMUDA (16-8). Save - None.

HBP - by COOK (PURCELL).

Umpires - HP: Dani Carson 1B: Willie Newman 3B: Brett Higgins

Start: 3:59 Time: 2:11 Attendance: 538

Weather: Partly Cloudy

Game: UT1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young Univ. at Utah - Play-by-Play

Apr 10, 2009 at SALT LAKE CITY (Ute Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 021 060 2 - 11 15 0

Utah................ 000 200 0 - 2 6 4

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/2b DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 33/cf

QUIOCHO; 10/c PURCELL; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 7/3b LOPEZ; 5/rf HOPKINS; 22/ss HICKS;

24/lf GONZALES; 14/p ZINANTI;

Utah starters: 7/dp OLSON; 12/cf FOSTER; 19/1b HEMINGWAY; 16/rf BOARDMAN; 33/3b

HOLM; 5/lf CLEMENTS; 18/2b PALAUNI; 13/c HOFFMAN; 1/ss FONOTI; 11/p SMUDA;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to lf. MESSERSCHMID

reached on an error by ss. QUIOCHO popped up to 1b. MESSERSCHMID out at second

c to 2b, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Utah 1st - OLSON singled down the lf line. FOSTER struck out swinging.

HEMINGWAY grounded out to 3b; OLSON advanced to second. BOARDMAN grounded out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - PURCELL reached on a throwing error by 3b.

RAMIREZ popped up to 2b. LOPEZ popped up to 1b, bunt. HOPKINS walked; PURCELL

advanced to second. HICKS doubled to left center, 2 RBI; HOPKINS scored,

unearned; PURCELL scored, unearned. GONZALES popped up to 3b. 2 runs, 1 hit,

1 error, 1 LOB.

Utah 2nd - HOLM struck out looking. CLEMENTS struck out swinging.

PALAUNI walked. HOFFMAN popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE homered to left center, RBI.

MESSERSCHMID singled to third base. QUIOCHO singled, bunt; MESSERSCHMID

advanced to second. PURCELL grounded into double play 3b to 1b; QUIOCHO

advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID out on the play. RAMIREZ struck out swinging.

1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 3rd - FONOTI singled down the lf line. OLSON out at first 1b to 2b;

FONOTI advanced to second. FOSTER struck out swinging. HEMINGWAY grounded out

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - LOPEZ grounded out to ss. HOPKINS singled to

pitcher. HICKS singled to right field; HOPKINS advanced to second. GONZALES

grounded out to 2b; HICKS advanced to second; HOPKINS advanced to third.

DELAHOUSSAYE flied out to rf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah 4th - BOARDMAN homered down the lf line, RBI. HOLM struck out

swinging. CLEMENTS homered to right field, RBI. PALAUNI struck out swinging.

HOFFMAN grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - MESSERSCHMID struck out looking. QUIOCHO

walked. PURCELL singled up the middle; QUIOCHO advanced to second. RAMIREZ

doubled down the lf line, RBI; PURCELL advanced to third; QUIOCHO scored. LOPEZ

homered to right center, 3 RBI; RAMIREZ scored; PURCELL scored. COOK to p for

SMUDA. HOPKINS grounded out to p. HICKS singled to left field. GONZALES

singled, bunt; HICKS advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE doubled to left center, 2

RBI; GONZALES scored; HICKS scored. MESSERSCHMID lined out to ss. 6 runs, 6

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 5th - FONOTI grounded out to 2b. OLSON walked. FOSTER out at first

1b to 2b; OLSON advanced to second. HEMINGWAY lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - QUIOCHO doubled to right field. PURCELL hit by

pitch. RAMIREZ flied out to rf; QUIOCHO advanced to third. LOPEZ flied out to

cf. PURCELL stole second. HOPKINS grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Utah 6th - BOARDMAN struck out swinging. HOLM grounded out to 2b.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - PALMER to p for COOK. HICKS reached on an

error by 3b. NIX-THOMAS pinch ran for HICKS. GONZALES singled, bunt; NIX-THOMAS

advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE out at first 3b to 2b, SAC; GONZALES advanced

to second; NIX-THOMAS advanced to third. DAVIS to dp for MESSERSCHMID. DAVIS

fouled out to 1b. QUIOCHO singled up the middle, RBI; GONZALES advanced to

third; NIX-THOMAS scored, unearned. QUIOCHO stole second. PURCELL reached on an

error by 3b, RBI; QUIOCHO advanced to third, out at home ss to 3b to c;

GONZALES scored, unearned. 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 7th - HICKS to ss for NIX-THOMAS. PALAUNI singled to right field.

HOFFMAN reached on a fielder's choice; PALAUNI out at second ss to 2b. FONOTI

grounded out to p; HOFFMAN advanced to second. OLSON singled to left field,

advanced to second; HOFFMAN advanced to third, out at home lf to ss to 2b to c.

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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