LAIE, Hawaii (Mar. 20, 2014) -Though its seven game winning streak came to an end, the BYU-Hawaii softball team hopefully started another one with a win in game two of a doubleheader vs. Academy of Art.
After falling in game one 8-7, the Seasiders (10-14, 6-12) used a six-run fifth inning in game two to propel a 9-7 victory.
Academy of Art took a 3-0 lead with one big swing on a three-run homer over the left field wall in the top of the first. Academy of Art added two more the next inning to take an early 5-0 lead but BYU-Hawaii would keep at it.
The Urban Knights answered with an RBI double in the top half of the fourth but Makaela Williamson picked that run back up with a solo shot to center to lead off the bottom half of the inning, making it a 6-3 deficit.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, back-to-back walks brought in two more runs for the Seasiders to make it a one-run ballgame and Madeline Johnson singled to score Rebecca Mawson and tie it up at 6-6.
In the same inning, Hawkins walked with the bases full to bring in Kalynn Latu, giving BYU-Hawaii a 7-6 lead.
Academy of Art picked up a run in the seventh but wouldn't be able to any more damage as the Seasiders held on to get back in the win column.
Earlier in game one, BYU-Hawaii had a five-run third inning to take a 5-2 lead but the Urban Knights came right back with five more in the top of the fourth to retake control.
The Seasiders got two in the sixth to make it interesting but fell short in the comeback attempt in an 8-7 loss.
BYU-Hawaii plays Hawaii Pacific on March 29.