LAIE, Hawaii (Mar. 13, 2014) - The BYU-Hawaii softball team is starting to come alive, sweeping Upper Iowa in a doubleheader Thursday to make it three in a row.
The Seasiders took game one 2-0 and edged the Peacocks 2-1 in the second game.
Pitcher Gabby Hawkins picked up a win in game one and closed out game two for BYU-Hawaii. In her complete-game shutout, she struck out seven and allowed just four hits and walked no one. She pitched the last 1.1 innings of game two, earning the save and striking out two.
Alexa Barrett scored BYU-Hawaii's first run of the first game in the bottom of the fourth after she was hit by a pitch to get on base. Barrett made it to third on a throwing error trying to get Makaela Williamson at first and then scored on Kalynn Latu's sacrifice fly to center.
Barrett drove in Josey Walker in the sixth with a single.
Hawkins kept the Peacocks quiet the rest of the way and BYU-Hawaii took game one.
Keagan Hanny took the mound in game two and went 5.2 innings, scattering four hits and allowed one run while striking out two to get the win. She also went 2 for 2 at the plate.
Walker led off the bottom of the first with a single, stole second and moved to third on a single from Barrett. Williamson brought Walker in with a sac fly to center to give the Seasiders an early 1-0 lead.
BYU-Hawaii got a second run in the third inning with the help of some Upper Iowa errors and balls in the dirt to help Whitney Gustafson make it 2-0.
A leadoff single in the sixth for the Peacocks led to a run to make it 2-1 but Hawkins came on in relief and shut down any comeback to seal the win.
BYU-Hawaii hosts Chaminade at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.