Fielding miscues cost Seasiders in losses to Dominican

Fielding miscues cost Seasiders in losses to Dominican

HONOLULU (Mar. 10, 2014) - After dropping a close one 1-0 in game one of a double header, the BYU-Hawaii softball team suffered some fielding woes in game two in a 9-1 loss to Dominican on Monday afternoon.

Game one went to the top of the fifth with a scoreless tie before a leadoff single from the Penguins (9-6, 3-1) got things started.

A sac bunt moved the runner over to second and a two-out single to left was enough to bring her around for the only run of the ballgame.

BYU-Hawaii (2-12, 2-10) couldn't get anything going and dropped game one 1-0, despite a solid outing from Gabby Hawkins, scattering seven hits over seven innings.

The second game didn't go the Seasiders way early.

After a one-out error put a Penguin on first, the bases quickly became full for Dominican. A line drive to left was misplayed by Maria Micheli, the ball bounced passed her and rolled to the fence, bringing in three runs to make it 3-0 in the top of the second.

The woes continued in bottom of the third when a grounder got past Kalynn Latu for another error and then got by the left fielder again, allowing another run to score.

Dominican strung together four singles after to tack on two more runs, giving them a 6-0 lead.

BYU-Hawaii got one back in the bottom of the fifth when Keagan Hanny picked up a leadoff double and Rebecca Mawson brought her around with a two-out single. The Penguins added three more in the sixth and shut down the Seasiders in the bottom half for a 9-1 win.

Both teams are back in action Tuesday in Laie at 1 and 3 p.m.

Box score game 1
Box score game 2

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