BYU-Hawaii sweeps LCU, extends streak to seven games

BYU-Hawaii sweeps LCU, extends streak to seven games

LAIE, Hawaii (Mar. 17, 2014) - After sweeping Lubbock Christian, BYU-Hawaii softball has now extended its winning stream to seven games.

In game one, BYU-Hawaii picked up a 3-2 victory, snapping a 19-game win streak from the Chaps. The Seasiders battled back to a 7-6 win in game two to sweep the doubleheader.

BYU-Hawaii got in a jam in the top of the first after a triple by the Lady Chaps started things off. The bases got loaded later on and a walk brought in a run to make it 1-0 LCU in the top of the first.

The Seasiders took advantage of some LCU miscues in the bottom of the second inning.

Kalynn Latu was hit by a pitch to start things off and took second on a foul out to left. Whitney Gustafason was hit by another pitch to put two on and an errant throw by the pitcher to first trying to throw out Madeline Johnson's sac bunt attempt allowed both runners to score to make it 2-1 BYU-Hawaii.

Johnson reached third on the play. The third batter of the inning was hit by a pitch when Rebecca Mawson took one on the leg. Mawson was caught stealing but the diversion allowed Johnson to take home on the play to give the Seasiders a 3-1 edge.

The Lady Chaps answered back with a run right away in the top of the third but Taylor Alvarez was solid through 5.2 innings to keep LCU off the board and earn the win.

Keagan Hanny came in for the final 1.2 innings to post a save.

Hanny relieved Gabby Hawkins in game two and earned the win with 3.1 innings of work, allowing no runs and three hits.

Alvarez got the Seasiders on the board in the bottom of the first with a solo homerun to make it 1-0. Another throwing error on a bunt led to the second run in the bottom of the second when Josey Walker scored for a 2-0 lead.

Alvarez scored on a fly ball from Latu in the bottom of the third and a ball got past the LCU second baseman on Walker's ground ball, scoring Corallee Alexander. Hawkins singled up the middle to bring Walker around to build up a 5-0 lead.

The Lady Chaps put together a six-run fourth inning to retake the lead. A two-run homer got it started and a two-run double followed by a two-run single put LCU back on top.

The Seasiders were quick to answer in the bottom half of the fourth. Alexa Barrett singled and Maria Micheli doubled to put two on. Latu singled down the left field line to bring both of them in for the go-ahead runs, making it 7-6.

Hanny had the right stuff down the stretch to finish off the Lady Chaps.

BYU-Hawaii will host Academy of Art on Thursday at 1 and 3 p.m.

Box score game 1
Box score game 2

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