NCAA D1 REGIONALS THURSDAY MAY 20 2010
Ultimate College Softball Scoreboard
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Region 7–Austin, Texas Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 93
Game 1–5:00 PM
#2 BYU 1, #3 East Carolina 0
WP Paige Affleck 4H LP Toni Paisley 5H
Junior pitcher Paige Affleck tossed a complete-game four-hit shutout to pace the BYU softball team to a 1-0 victory against East Carolina in the opening game of the NCAA Austin Regional on Thursday night at Red and Charline McCombs Field. BYU improved to 44-11 overall, while the East Carolina fell to 42-17. With Thursday’s win, BYU advances to Friday’s winner’s bracket game at 2:30 p.m. Central against the winner of Thursday night’s Texas-Iona contest. East Carolina will play in an elimination game on Friday at 5 p.m. Central against the loser of Thursday night’s Texas-Iona contest.
Affleck improved to 31-8 with her complete-game effort, adding six strikeouts against just one walk. Junior Toni Paisley (30-10) took the loss for the Pirates, allowing one run on five hits while striking out five without a walk in 6.0 innings of work.
BYU scored the only run of the contest in the bottom of the fourth inning. Kristin Delahoussaye led off the frame with a single to left field, and J.C. Clayton followed with a bunt single. With two outs, Caschjen Davis-Atagi was hit-by-pitch to load the bases. The Cougars plated their run when Jessica Purcell-Fitu was hit-by-pitch on a 1-2 count to bring home Delahoussaye.
Affleck limited the Pirates to just two quality scoring chances during the game. In the top of the fourth, Marina Gusman-Brown singled up the middle with two outs. Gusman-Brown then stole second and advanced to third base on a throwing error by BYU catcher Jessica Purcell-Fitu, but Cristen Aona grounded out to third to end the frame. In the top of the sixth, Charina Sumner hit a one-out double to left center and Christina Merrida followed with a walk. A Vanessa Moreno groundout advanced Sumner to third and Merrida to second. Gusman-Brown then hit a ground ball sharply to BYU’s Clayton at short, and Merrida was called out on the play for runner’s interference.
Game 2–7:30 PM
#1 Texas 6, #4 Iona 0
WP Blaire Luna 1-hitter, 14K, LP Sarah Jackson
The Horns took full advantage of their eight hits. Jackson hit a one-out homer, bottom 2nd. Top 3rd: Sheehan registered Iona’s sole hit, a single to right field. Bottom 3rd: Craig and Hoagland led off with consecutive home runs. After Luna struck out the side in the 5th, the Horns scored three. Hoagland doubled, Thrasher walked. Malese relieved Jackson. With one out, pinch runner Cook and Hoagland advanced on a wild pitch, Hoagland scoring on a passed ball. Taylor slugged a 2-run homer which closed out the scoring. Tomorrow, Texas plays BYU, while Iona meets East Carolina in an elimination game.