HILO, Hawaii (Feb. 22, 2014) - Runs were hard to come by Saturday as the BYU-Hawaii softball team was shutout twice in a doubleheader at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, 4-0 and 8-0 on Saturday.
The Vulcans got on the board early with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.
A walk and a steal put Hilo in scoring position and a double to center made it 1-0. The home team added one more with a sacrafice fly and a wild pitch to bring the second run in for a 2-0 lead after the first.
BYU-Hawaii had runners on base in the third, fifth and sixth innings but couldn't get the big hit it needed to drive them in.
Hilo added two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth and closed things out in the seventh to win game one 4-0.
Alexa Barrett went 2 for 3, collecting two of the four hits for the Seasiders in the game.
The hits still didn't come in game two as BYU-Hawaii managed just three base knocks.
The Seasiders threatened in the first inning with a single from Jasey Walker and when Pitisi Tualau was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. With two outs though a strikeout ended any chance.
In the second, BYU-Hawaii got the leadoff hitter on with a single from Rebecca Mawson and got her to second but no further.
The Vulcans struck first in the bottom of the third with a one-out double to get the rally started. A walk put two on base and another double brought both runners in to make it 2-0 Hilo.
Three more in the bottom of the fifth and two in the sixth put things out of reach for BYU-Hawaii in the 8-0 loss.
The Seasiders will take on Hawaii Pacific on March 1.