Zinanti Records 11 K's

Junior Christie Zinanti struck out a season-high 11 batters, tying her career best. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PALM SPRINGS -- The BYU softball team combined for 18 hits during a Friday double header, but the 18 hits were not enough to over come Texas in nine innings, 5-4, or Kansas, 3-1.

The losses extend the Cougars’ losing streak to a season-high five games as they dropped to 6-9 on the season.

Against Kansas BYU’s three defensive errors allowed all three unearned runs to score, while the team struggled with getting timely hits against Texas.

Junior pitcher Christie Zinanti received the loss against Kansas. The right-hander struck out a season-high 11 batters, tying her career best, and was charged with three hits and three unearned runs.

Sophomore Jessica Purcell got the Cougars on the board first with a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning, her sixth homer on the season.

The Jayhawks answered right back in the top of the fourth. An error allowed a runner on and she advanced to second on the same error, when another fielding error on the following at-bat allowed the runner to score.

With a tied score, Zinanti walked two batters and a single advanced both runners, when an error allowed the lead runner to advance from third to home. Then with runners on first and third, a double steal allowed the runner on third to advance, giving Kansas a 3-1 lead.

Freshman Delaney Willard hit a single to left field in the sixth inning, but was left stranded when Kansas managed to grab the last outs of the inning. Sophomore Kristin Delahoussaye hit a leadoff single in the seventh, which was followed with freshman Tiffany Messerschmidt’s bunt single. Despite having two runners on base, the three, four and five-hole hitters were unable to produce any runs, ending the inning and the game.

Sophomore Paige Affleck threw the complete nine innings against Texas, allowing four earned runs off of five hits, striking out five batters.

Affleck gave up a two-run homer in the top of the second inning, putting the Cougars in a 2-0 deficit. BYU answered back in the bottom of the fifth inning. Purcell hit a deep sacrifice ball in center field, which was caught but the centerfielder tripped and allowed two runners to score.

With the game tied, senior Stephanie Hopkins blasted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Cougars a 4-2 lead heading into the top of the seventh inning. Affleck walked a batter, but struck out at Longhorn and forced a ground out, before the nine-hole hitter blasted a home run over the left-center field wall to tie the game.

The Cougars were unable to generate a run in the bottom half of the inning, leaving junior Whitney Nix-Thomas, who pinch ran for freshman Coreen Lopez, on first base.

In the eighth inning the international tiebreaker was enacted, placing a base runner on second base. Affleck walked the first batter, but a sacrifice bunt advanced both runners, but recorded an out. The lead runner was caught in a run-down between third and home, and was tagged out by Purcell at the plate.

Another walk left the Longhorns with two runners on before a ground ball to third baseman junior Angeline Quiocho ended the Texas scoring threat. In the bottom half of the eighth BYU was stopped by three quick outs, leaving the game tied.

With a runner in scoring position, a ground ball stopped the leadoff batter but advanced the runner. A fielder’s choice conceded the run and gave Texas a 5-4 lead. Despite a sacrifice bunt and a hit batsman giving the Cougars runners on the corners, two pop outs ended the innings giving Texas a 5-4 win.

The Cougars look to snap their losing streak when they take on Tennessee Tech at 10 a.m. (PST) Saturday. Livestats are available at www.byucougars.com.

Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Texas vs Brigham Young Univ.

Feb 20, 2009 at Cathedral City,Calif (Big league Dreams Pk)

Texas 5 (7-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Williams, D. 1b.......... 4 0 2 1 1 0 6 3 1

Bennett ss............... 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 2

Johnson, L. 2b........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 2

Melone pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Taylor 3b................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1

Thrasher ph/dp.......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Hooks c.................. 3 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0

Chalk lf/rf.............. 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

Barnhill dp/p............ 4 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 2

Cook, K. lf............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gaskin cf................ 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

Saenz rf/3b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Savony ph............... 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

Tresselt p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Craig, C. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 5 7 5 4 5 27 10 8

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (6-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi ss.. 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

WILLARD, Delaney ph/dp.. 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

QUIOCHO, Angeline 3b..... 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 6 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 2 0 0 2 1 0 6 1 3

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 5

DAVIS, Caschjen lf....... 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

LOPEZ, Coreen 2b......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 2 0

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

HOPKINS, Stephanie rf.... 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1

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

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

Totals................... 35 4 11 4 2 5 27 11 13

Score by Innings R H E

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Texas............... 020 000 201 - 5 7 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 022 000 - 4 11 0

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LOB - Texas 8; BYU 13. 2B - Gaskin(2); QUIOCHO. HR - Barnhill(2); Savony(2);

HOPKINS. HBP - DELAHOUSSAYE; PURCELL. SH - Bennett(1); Hooks(1); QUIOCHO;

LOPEZ. SF - PURCELL.

Texas IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Tresselt............ 5.0 8 3 3 1 0 22 24

Craig, C............ 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 2 4

Barnhill............ 3.2 1 0 0 1 5 11 14

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

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AFFLECK, Paige...... 9.0 7 5 4 4 5 32 38

Win - Barnhill (4-1). Loss - AFFLECK (3-4). Save - None.

HBP - by Craig, C. (DELAHOUSSAYE); by Barnhill (PURCELL).

Umpires - HP: Michael Hoffman 1B: Tracy Hart 3B: Oscar Segura

Start: 10 a.m. Time: 2:20 Attendance:

Weather: Clear mountain sky

Tresselt faced 1 batter in the 6th.

Game: TEX1

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

Texas vs Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Feb 20, 2009 at Cathedral City,Calif (Big league Dreams Pk)

Score by Innings R H E

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Texas............... 020 000 201 - 5 7 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 000 022 000 - 4 11 0

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Texas starters: 44/1b Williams, D.; 51/ss Bennett; 17/2b Johnson, L.; 88/3b

Taylor; 10/c Hooks; 3/lf Chalk; 16/dp Barnhill; 35/cf Gaskin; 7/rf Saenz; 5/p

Tresselt;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 4/ss DELAHOUSSAYE; 20/dp MESSERSCHMID; 33/3b

QUIOCHO; 10/c PURCELL; 31/1b RAMIREZ; 9/lf DAVIS; 7/2b LOPEZ; 5/rf HOPKINS;

24/cf GONZALES; 12/p AFFLECK;

Texas 1st - Williams, D. singled through the right side. Bennett out at

first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Williams, D. advanced to second. Johnson, L. lined

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

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 3b. MESSERSCHMID

singled to second base. QUIOCHO singled to left field; MESSERSCHMID advanced to

second. PURCELL grounded out to 3b; QUIOCHO advanced to second; MESSERSCHMID

advanced to third. RAMIREZ grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

Texas 2nd - Hooks singled to center field. Chalk popped up to 3b, bunt.

Barnhill homered to right center, 2 RBI; Hooks scored. Gaskin doubled to left

center. Saenz popped up to 3b. Williams, D. flied out to cf. 2 runs, 3 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - DAVIS singled up the middle. LOPEZ fouled out

to c, bunt. HOPKINS popped up to 2b. GONZALES grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas 3rd - Bennett popped up to 2b. Johnson, L. grounded out to 2b.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to 2b. MESSERSCHMID

out at first 1b to 2b. QUIOCHO doubled to left center. PURCELL walked. RAMIREZ

reached on a fielder's choice; PURCELL out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Texas 4th - Hooks struck out swinging. Chalk grounded out to 1b

unassisted. Barnhill struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - DAVIS flied out to cf. LOPEZ flied out to cf.

HOPKINS lined out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas 5th - Gaskin popped up to ss. Saenz struck out swinging. Williams,

D. walked. Bennett flied out to cf to left center. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - GONZALES singled to shortstop. DELAHOUSSAYE

singled through the left side; GONZALES advanced to second. MESSERSCHMID

singled, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second; GONZALES advanced to third.

QUIOCHO popped up to 2b. PURCELL flied out to cf, SF, 2 RBI; MESSERSCHMID

advanced to second; DELAHOUSSAYE scored; GONZALES scored. RAMIREZ grounded out

to 2b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas 6th - Johnson, L. grounded out to ss. Thrasher pinch hit for

Taylor. Thrasher flied out to cf. Hooks flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - Thrasher to dp. Chalk to rf. Cook, K. to lf

for Barnhill. Saenz to 3b. DAVIS singled up the middle. Craig, C. to p for

Tresselt. LOPEZ out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; DAVIS advanced to second.

HOPKINS homered down the lf line, 2 RBI; DAVIS scored. GONZALES singled, bunt.

DELAHOUSSAYE hit by pitch; GONZALES advanced to second. Thrasher to rf. Chalk

to lf. Barnhill to p for Cook, K.. / for Craig, C.. WILLARD pinch hit for

MESSERSCHMID. WILLARD singled down the rf line; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

second; GONZALES advanced to third. QUIOCHO struck out swinging. PURCELL popped

up to ss. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Texas 7th - Chalk walked. Barnhill struck out swinging. Gaskin grounded

out to 3b; Chalk advanced to second. Savony pinch hit for Saenz. Savony homered

to left center, 2 RBI; Chalk scored. Williams, D. singled down the lf line.

Bennett singled through the left side; Williams, D. advanced to second.

Johnson, L. popped up to 3b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - Saenz to 3b for Savony. RAMIREZ struck out

swinging. DAVIS popped up to ss. LOPEZ walked. NIX-THOMAS pinch ran for LOPEZ.

HOPKINS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas 8th - LOPEZ to 2b for NIX-THOMAS. Johnson, L. placed on second.

Melone pinch ran for Johnson, L.. Thrasher walked. Hooks out at first 3b to 2b,

SAC, bunt; Thrasher advanced to second; Melone advanced to third. Thrasher

advanced to third; Melone picked off, out at home c to 3b to c. Chalk walked.

Barnhill grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - Johnson, L. to 2b for Melone. HOPKINS placed

on second. GONZALES popped up to 3b, bunt. DELAHOUSSAYE struck out looking.

WILLARD to dp. WILLARD struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Texas 9th - Barnhill placed on second. Gaskin grounded out to 2b;

Barnhill advanced to third. Saenz reached on a fielder's choice. Williams, D.

reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Saenz out at second ss to 2b; Barnhill

scored. Bennett grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - MESSERSCHMID to dp for WILLARD. MESSERSCHMID

placed on second. QUIOCHO out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; MESSERSCHMID

advanced to third. PURCELL hit by pitch. RAMIREZ popped up to 2b. DAVIS popped

up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

University of Kansas vs Brigham Young Univ.

Feb 20, 2009 at Palm Springs, Calif. (Big League Dreams)

University of Kansas 3 (5-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Crisosto ss.............. 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 0

McCaulley cf............. 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1

Jobe 1b.................. 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

Chapple 3b............... 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1

Clark dp................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Kocon rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

Pottorf c................ 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0

Hile lf.................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2

Ramirez 2b............... 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0

George p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 25 3 3 0 2 11 21 4 5

Brigham Young Univ. 1 (6-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DELAHOUSSAYE, Kristi ss/2 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1

MESSERSCHMIDT, Tiffa dp.. 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

QUIOCHO, Angeline cf..... 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

PURCELL, Jessica c....... 2 1 1 1 2 0 11 0 0

VANCE, Amanda 1b......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 3

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

GONZALES, Monica lf..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

LOPEZ, Coreen 2b......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

RAMIREZ, Andrea ss...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HICKS, Krista 3b......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

ZINANTI, Christie p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 27 1 7 1 3 5 21 3 10

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Kansas 000 120 0 - 3 3 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 000 0 - 1 7 3

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E - DELAHOUSSAYE; LOPEZ; RAMIREZ. LOB - KU 5; BYU 10. 2B - QUIOCHO. HR -

PURCELL. HBP - Pottorf; HICKS. SH - Chapple; LOPEZ. SB - McCaulley; Chapple.

University of Kansas IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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George.............. 7.0 7 1 1 3 5 27 32

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 7.0 3 3 0 2 11 25 29

Win - George (4-4). Loss - ZINANTI (3-5). Save - None.

WP - ZINANTI. HBP - by ZINANTI (Pottorf); by George (HICKS). PB - PURCELL.

Umpires - HP: Mike Banda 1B: Ed Cooper 3B: Eric Hawthorne

Start: 12:42 pm Time: 1:46 Attendance: 127

Weather: Sunny, Lower 70's

Game: KU1

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University of Kansas vs Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Feb 20, 2009 at Palm Springs, Calif. (Big League Dreams)

Score by Innings R H E

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University of Kansas 000 120 0 - 3 3 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 000 0 - 1 7 3

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University of Kansas starters: 8/ss Crisosto; 2/cf McCaulley; 22/1b Jobe; 17/3b

Chapple; 5/dp Clark; 9/rf Kocon; 10/c Pottorf; 12/lf Hile; 24/2b Ramirez; 32/p

George;

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

QUIOCHO; 10/c PURCELL; 6/1b VANCE; 9/lf DAVIS; 11/rf WILLARD; 7/2b LOPEZ; 22/3b

HICKS; 14/p ZINANTI;

University of Kansas 1st - Crisosto grounded out to 1b unassisted.

McCaulley struck out swinging. Jobe singled through the right side. Chapple

struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE singled up the middle.

MESSERSCHMID flied out to cf. QUIOCHO doubled, ground-rule; DELAHOUSSAYE

advanced to third. PURCELL intentionally walked. VANCE flied out to cf. DAVIS

popped up to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

University of Kansas 2nd - Clark struck out swinging. Kocon grounded out

to p. Pottorf struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - WILLARD walked. LOPEZ grounded out to 1b

unassisted, SAC, bunt; WILLARD advanced to second. HICKS struck out swinging.

DELAHOUSSAYE singled through the left side; WILLARD advanced to third.

MESSERSCHMID grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

University of Kansas 3rd - Hile grounded out to 1b unassisted. Ramirez

struck out swinging. Crisosto singled to left field. McCaulley grounded out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - QUIOCHO flied out to rf. PURCELL homered, RBI.

VANCE struck out swinging. DAVIS struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

University of Kansas 4th - GONZALES to lf for DAVIS. Jobe reached on an

error by ss. Chapple out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Jobe advanced to second.

Clark reached on an error by 2b, advanced to second; Jobe scored, unearned.

Clark advanced to third on a passed ball. Kocon struck out swinging. Pottorf

hit by pitch. Hile struck out swinging. 1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WILLARD popped up to 2b. LOPEZ struck out

swinging. HICKS hit by pitch. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a fielder's choice to

shortstop; HICKS out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

University of Kansas 5th - DELAHOUSSAYE to 2b. RAMIREZ to ss for LOPEZ.

Ramirez popped up to 2b. Crisosto walked. Crisosto advanced to second on a wild

pitch. McCaulley walked. Jobe struck out looking. Chapple singled; McCaulley

advanced to third; Crisosto advanced to third, scored on an error by ss,

unearned. Chapple stole second; McCaulley stole home, unearned. Clark flied out

to cf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - MESSERSCHMID grounded out to p. QUIOCHO struck

out swinging. PURCELL walked. VANCE reached on a fielder's choice; PURCELL out

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

University of Kansas 6th - Kocon flied out to cf. Pottorf flied out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - GONZALES out at first 3b to 2b, bunt. WILLARD

singled to left field. RAMIREZ popped up to 2b. HICKS flied out to rf. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

University of Kansas 7th - Ramirez struck out swinging. Crisosto struck

out swinging. McCaulley grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - DELAHOUSSAYE singled through the left side.

MESSERSCHMID singled, bunt; DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to second. QUIOCHO popped up

to 2b. PURCELL flied out to lf. VANCE flied out to rf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

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