BYU softball makes history advancing to NCAA Super Region tourney

by | May 24, 2010

Saints & Sports

Ten years in the making, BYU advanced to its first-ever NCAA Super Regional in school history, romping past East Carolina 8-3 in the championship game of the NCAA Austin Regional at McCombs Field on Saturday.

JC Clayton finished an outstanding weekend, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs. Clayton went 8-for-11 (.727), in the Cougars' three games, adding the game-winning sac fly against Texas on Friday. Jessica Fitu went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run while junior Paige Affleck earned the win with four strikeouts and two earned runs.

BYU (46-11) scored one run in the first four innings on a hopping ground ball by Jessica Dugas that brought in Caschjen Atagi, but the Cougars left two on base in the inning after ending the third inning empty-handed despite loading the bases with one out.

The Cougars did not make the same mistake again in the top of the fifth. Clayton extended her team-high hit streak to 13 straight games and senior Angeline Quiocho reached base each on singles to start the inning. After Andrea Ramirez flied out, Atagi loaded the bases on a walk.

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