LAIE, Hawaii (Mar. 15, 2014) – For the first time since 2005, the BYU-Hawaii softball team won its fifth game in a row after defeating Chaminade in both games of a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Seasiders (7-13, 5-11) took game one 3-1 and game two 7-1. Gabby Hawkins was the winning pitcher in both games, now winning her last four decisions.
An unconventional way to get on the board helped BYU-Hawaii start a rally to win game one 3-1.
With the bases loaded, an illegal pitch from Chaminade advanced the Seasiders around the bags, bringing in Corallee Alexander to make it 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
During the same at bat, Keagan Hanny singled to left center to score two more runs, giving BYU-Hawaii a 3-1 lead.
Hawkins allowed one base runner the next two innings and finished off the win with her fifth strikeout of the day. She pitched all seven innings and allowed three hits, walking three.
Hanny started game two and put in 3.2 innings of work and allowed one run on three hits, striking out one.
Rebecca Mawson put BYU-Hawaii on the scoreboard early with a solo shot over the wall in left center field in the second inning.
Hanny handed the game over to Hawkins with two outs in the fourth after a double and triple put Chaminade on the board to tie things up 1-1. Hawkins got a groundout to end the inning.
In the bottom half of the fourth, the Seasiders bats came alive.
After two walks, it was Mawson again to do damage, this time with a single to bring in Walker to add to the lead.
Hanny walked and with two outs and the bases loaded, Chaminade's third baseman's throwing error to first on Alexa Barrett's slow grounder brought two more Seasiders around for a 5-1 lead for the home team.
Not done yet, Taylor Alvarez made the Silverswords pay again with a double to bring in Barrett and Hanny, putting BYU-Hawaii up by six.
Hawkins and Alvarez finished it out on the mound for the Seasiders who closed it down for the fifth straight victory. Hawkins pitched 2.1 innings, allowed two hits and struck out three to earn the win.
BYU-Hawaii hosts Lubbock Christian on Monday at 1 and 3 p.m.