LAIE, Hawaii (Mar. 4, 2014) - The pitching was solid and the bats came alive for the BYU-Hawaii softball team in a doubleheader sweep of Holy Names Tuesday afternoon.
The Seasiders (2-8, 2-6) first wins of the regular season came in a 3-1 opening game win and an 8-2 triumph in game two.
With the bases loaded, Pitisi Tualau drew a walk to bring in another run, giving BYU-Hawaii a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
The Seasiders got out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the fifth when pitcher Taylor Alvarez got Holy Names to hit a comebacker to set up a 1-2-3 double play. Alzvarez finished with a complete game, allowing seven hits and one run, striking out four in the win.
BYU-Hawaii cashed in the bottom half with an insurance run on Haimin's RBI double to score Alexa Barrett. Haimin finished 2 for 3 with two RBI.
The Hawks had the start of a comeback in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out rally to get on the board but the Seasiders shut them down to preserve the 3-1 victory.
Holy Names took an early 2-0 lead but BYU-Hawaii exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take control.
Barrett led off with a double and scored on Latu's long single. Latu took second on the throw to home. Barrett finished the game 2 for 4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI.
Later in the inning with two outs, the doubles parade for the Seasiders got going.
Makaela Williamson just missed a grand slam but had to settle for a bases clearing double to the fence to make it 4-2 BYU-Hawaii.
Gabby Hawkins and Maria Micheli hit consecutive doubles to make it back-to-back-to-back two baggers, driving in two more for the Seasiders to lead it 6-2 at the end of the fourth. Hawkins also pitched a gem, allowing one earned run and struck out seven in a complete-game win.
The Seasiders got two more in the bottom of the sixth and went on to secure the 8-2 win in game two.
BYU-Hawaii will play an exhibition game tomorrow against visiting Spokane Community College at 1 p.m. and then be back in regular-season action Saturday vs. Notre Dame de Namur.