BYU 5, Providence 2

    March 6, 2009

    FRESNO, Calif. - The BYU softball team defeated Providence, 5-2, in the first of two Friday afternoon games at the Bayor Cropscience Classic. The Cougars are now 12-10 on the season.

    Sophomore Paige Affleck (7-5) got the win for the Cougars, allowing two runs off of four hits. From the offensive side, junior Angeline Quiocho was 2-for-2 with a solo homer and an RBI triple.

    After freshman Tiffany Messerschmidt walked, Quiocho hit a triple to the right-center gap to bring in Messerschmidt for an early 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the third inning, Quiocho increased the Cougars to a 2-0 with a long ball over the right field fence.

    Providence fought back in the top of the fourth as Affleck allowed two runs off of three hits, including a triple and double. BYU came back in the bottom half of the inning, as a bases loaded walk gave Quiocho her third RBI of the game.

    With two out and the bases loaded, the Providence right fielder was charged with an error after dropping a foul ball. The error proved costly as sophomore Jessica Purcell singled to left to bring in two runners to give BYU a 5-2 lead.

    The Cougars will compete later against Northern Illinois at 5 p.m. (PST).



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