Zinanti Spins One-Hitter on Senior Day

Christie Zinanti improved her BYU career win record to 61 games.


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PROVO -- Senior Christie Zinanti went the distance Saturday, giving up one hit as BYU (36-10, 9-2 MWC) recorded a 6-1 victory over New Mexico (11-33, 1-10) on Senior Day at Gail Miller Field.

“I’m really proud of her (Zinanti) for picking it up after the first inning,” said head coach Gordon Eakin. “She came back and pitched six very solid innings.”

Zinanti (9-1) was able to minimize damage in the first inning after yielding one run, recording two consecutive strikeouts with the bases loaded. The shift in momentum carried the Cougars for the rest of the game en route to their ninth conference win of the season.

After New Mexico jumped out to an early first-inning lead, junior Jessica Fitu put the Cougars back on top in the bottom half of the frame with a bases-clearing, three-run triple. The extra-base hit was her second triple of the season and the Cougars’ fourth on the year.

Zinanti went on to record six straight hitless innings while striking out seven and yielding no earned runs in her last home conference start at Miller Field.

Honored along with Zinanti were catcher Amy Holt, first baseman Andrea Ramirez, third baseman Angeline Quiocho, utility player Whitney Thomas and designated player Amanda Kellum.

“They’re tremendous young women,” Eakin said. “In my mind, talent without character is empty, and they have both.”

In her last home conference start as a Cougar, Quiocho blasted her league-leading 20th home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning with two outs. Quiocho was 1-for-3 with two RBI in the victory.

The Cougars return to action Friday (May 7) against Southern Utah in Cedar City.


New Mexico at Brigham Young Univ.

May 1, 2010 at Provo, Utah (Gail Miller Field)

New Mexico 1 (11-33,1-10 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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ANDERSON 2b.............. 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 2 0

GARCIA c................. 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1

BRANDOW dp............... 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

CARRAMUSA cf............. 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

KALAPSA lf............... 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

DUARTE 3b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0

TRACY rf................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3

BLEDSOE ss............... 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0

HODGINS 1b............... 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 1

DEBROECK p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Totals................... 20 1 1 1 6 7 18 12 5

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (36-10,9-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

CLAYTON, J.C. ss......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0

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

RAMIREZ, Andrea 1b....... 4 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2

DAVIS-ATAGI,Caschjen lf.. 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0

PURCELL-FITU, Jess. c.... 4 0 2 3 0 0 8 0 2

STEPHENSON, Maggie pr... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HOLT, Amy c............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

VANCE-KELLUM, Amanda dp.. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

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

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

Totals................... 27 6 11 6 5 1 21 8 9

Score by Innings R H E

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New Mexico.......... 100 000 0 - 1 1 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 320 010 X - 6 11 1

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E - HODGINS(1); CLAYTON(17). LOB - NM 5; Cougars 9. 2B - DAVIS-ATAGI(7). 3B

- PURCELL-FITU(2). HR - QUIOCHO(17). SH - BLEDSOE(3); DELAHOUSSAYE(7). SB -

BRANDOW(4); CLAYTON(9).

New Mexico IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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DEBROECK............ 6.0 11 6 6 5 1 27 33 115

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

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ZINANTI, Christie... 7.0 1 1 1 6 7 20 27 103

Win - ZINANTI (9-1). Loss - DEBROECK (6-18). Save - None.

PB - GARCIA(7). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: DEBROECK

115/61; ZINANTI 103/58.

Umpires - HP: Anthony Lewis 1B: Bob Marcialis 3B: Ray Meibos

Start: 2:07 pm Time: 1:53 Attendance: 365

Weather: 45 degrees, overcast

New Mexico 1st - ANDERSON walked (3-1 BSBBB). GARCIA walked (3-2

KSBBFBB); ANDERSON advanced to second. BRANDOW singled down the rf line, RBI

(3-2 BSKBB); GARCIA advanced to third; ANDERSON scored. BRANDOW stole second;

GARCIA out at home 2b to c. CARRAMUSA walked (3-1 BFBBB). KALAPSA walked (3-1

BKBBB); CARRAMUSA advanced to second; BRANDOW advanced to third. DUARTE struck

out looking (2-2 BSFBK). TRACY struck out looking (0-2 KFK). 1 run, 1 hit, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - DELAHOUSSAYE singled to left field (3-2

KBBKB). CLAYTON singled up the middle (1-1 BF); DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to

second. QUIOCHO struck out swinging (2-2 KBBFS). RAMIREZ fouled out to c (2-1

BBK). DAVIS-ATAGI walked (3-2 KBBFBFB); CLAYTON advanced to second;

DELAHOUSSAYE advanced to third. PURCELL-FITU tripled to right center, 3 RBI

(1-1 FB); DAVIS-ATAGI scored; CLAYTON scored; DELAHOUSSAYE scored. WILLARD

walked (3-1 BKBBB). STEPHENSON pinch ran for PURCELL-FITU. VANCE-KELLUM

grounded out to 2b (0-2 KF). 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - HOLT to c for STEPHENSON. PURCELL-FITU to c for HOLT.

BLEDSOE struck out swinging (3-2 KBBSBS). HODGINS struck out swinging (0-2

KFS). ANDERSON walked (3-1 BBFBB). GARCIA grounded out to ss (0-1 K). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - DUGAS flied out to lf (1-0 B). DELAHOUSSAYE

singled to shortstop (0-0). CLAYTON fouled out to ss (2-1 KBB). QUIOCHO homered

to center field, 2 RBI (0-0); DELAHOUSSAYE scored. RAMIREZ grounded out to 3b

(3-1 BBBK). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - BRANDOW walked (3-2 KBBBKB). CARRAMUSA popped up to 2b

(0-0); BRANDOW out at first 2b to 1b. KALAPSA struck out looking (2-2 KBBKK).

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - DAVIS-ATAGI grounded out to 3b (2-0 BB).

PURCELL-FITU lined out to lf (0-2 KF). WILLARD walked (3-0 BBBB). VANCE-KELLUM

flied out to cf (2-2 FBFBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - DUARTE grounded out to ss (0-0). TRACY reached on an

error by ss (0-2 KS). BLEDSOE grounded out to p, SAC (0-1 F); TRACY advanced to

second. HODGINS grounded out to ss (2-2 KBSB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - DUGAS singled to third base (0-0).

DELAHOUSSAYE grounded out to c, SAC (0-1 K); DUGAS advanced to second. CLAYTON

reached on an error by 1b (1-2 KKB); DUGAS advanced to third. CLAYTON stole

second; DUGAS out at third 2b to c to 3b. QUIOCHO walked (3-2 KSBBBB). RAMIREZ

grounded out to p (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - ANDERSON popped up to p (1-0 B). GARCIA grounded out to

2b (1-2 BFK). BRANDOW grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - DAVIS-ATAGI doubled to center field (3-0 BBB).

PURCELL-FITU singled to right field, out at second rf to 1b to 2b (1-1 FB);

DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to third. WILLARD singled to center field, RBI (2-2 BKBK);

DAVIS-ATAGI scored. VANCE-KELLUM popped up to p (0-0). DUGAS singled up the

middle (0-0); WILLARD advanced to second. DELAHOUSSAYE reached on a fielder's

choice (3-1 BBBK); DUGAS out at second ss to 2b. 1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2

LOB.

New Mexico 6th - CARRAMUSA fouled out to 1b (2-1 BFB). KALAPSA grounded

out to 1b unassisted (0-0). DUARTE flied out to cf (2-2 KSBB). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - CLAYTON singled to second base (0-0). QUIOCHO

flied out to cf (1-0 B). RAMIREZ reached on a fielder's choice (2-0 BB);

CLAYTON out at second ss to 2b. DAVIS-ATAGI walked (3-1 BKBBB); RAMIREZ

advanced to second. DAVIS-ATAGI advanced to second on a passed ball; RAMIREZ

advanced to third on a passed ball. PURCELL-FITU grounded out to p (2-1 BSB).

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

New Mexico 7th - TRACY grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-0 B). BLEDSOE

struck out swinging (1-2 FBKS). HODGINS struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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