WAIPIO, Hawaii (Feb. 15, 2014) - The BYU-Hawaii softball team dropped two close ones, including an extra innings affair to Chaminade on Saturday afternoon.
A pitchers duel took game two to extras after seven scoreless frames.
BYU-Hawaii's (0-4, 0-2) Gabby Hawkins pitched 7.2 innings of three-hit ball with nine strikeouts but small ball from Chaminade and some defensive miscues by the Seasiders in the bottom of the eighth squeaked out a win for the Silverswords.
Hawkins also went 1 for 2 at the plate with a walk.
IAfter Chaminade singled and sacraficed a runner over to second, Hawkins picked up a swinging strikeout but on a third-strike-swinging wildpitch, allowing the batter to reach first safely and stay alive in the bottom of the eighth.
With that the Silverswords had runners on first and third. A pop fly sent the runner at third home trying to tag but an error on the throw denied any chance for BYU-Hawaii to extend the game. Chaminade took game two 1-0 to sweep the doubleheader.
A late rally wasn't enough in the first game of the doubleheader.
The Seasiders had a chance in the first inning with just one out but couldn't get anyone home after a pop out and a fielder's choice play.
Chaminade struck first in the bottom of the third, picking up an unearned run after getting the first runner on with a single but made it around with the help of a fielding error later on.
Another unearned run for the Silverswords made it 2-0 after the bottom of the fifth.
BYU-Hawaii picked up a run in the top of the sixth inning when Kalynn Latu hit the first home run of the Seasiders' 2014 season to left field to cut the lead to 2-1.
Chaminade got some insurance in the bottom half of the sixth with another run to hang on to a 3-1 win.