HONOLULU (Feb. 1, 2014) – The BYU-Hawaii softball team gave up runs late to drop both its opening games 5-1 and 6-0 to Western Washington on Saturday.
In game one, BYU-Hawaii trailed 2-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning.
In the top of the seventh however, Western Washington picked up some insurance and then some. With two outs, the Vikings tacked on three runs, all sparked behind a catcher's interference call going against BYU-Hawaii.
The call gave Western Washington two runners on when a double to left brought them home. Another single added one more to make it 5-1. The Seasiders couldn't make up the difference in the bottom half and dropped game one.
Starting pitcher Alvarez took the loss on the mound, giving up four unearned runs, striking out six over 6.2 innings. She also went 1 for 3 at the plate with an RBI.
The second game took a similar swing, with the Vikings scoring late to make it tough on BYU-Hawaii.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the top the seventh, BYU-Hawaii looked to be in good position to strike but a four-run burst from Western Washington did them in again, falling 6-0.
Alvarez went 1 for 3 from the plate again in the second game.
BYU-Hawaii hosts Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade on Saturday, Feb. 8 in Laie.