HAYWARD, Calif. – BYU-Hawaii softball earned its first doubleheader sweep of the season with 9-0 and 13-12 wins Monday over Holy Names at Pioneer Softball field.
Makaela Williamson continued her hot hitting, finishing 4 for 6 on the day with seven RBI, two doubles and a triple. Lizabelle Talataina added five RBI on .714 hitting, while Katie Didonna went 4 for 7 with three RBI and a home run for the Seasiders (3-9, 2-0 PacWest).
Meghan Wantz moved to 2-4 in the circle this year with the second shutout of her BYU-Hawaii career. Roxane Dennis (1-1) collected the win in the second game pitching 4.1 innings in relief and allowing three earned runs.
Kiana Evans led the Hawks (0-7, 0-4 PacWest) with a perfect 6 for 6 performance at the plate with five RBI and two runs.
- Alexa Barrett singled to follow a fielding error that put Brittany Vasquez on base to get the Seasider offense started in the second game. Taiana Williamson then doubled to right center to bring in two runs. Two batters later, Talataina singled up the middle with the bases loaded to score two more and M. Williamson tripled to right field to plate runners on first and third to make it 6-0.
- BYU-Hawaii continued to roll in the third inning as Sarah Captain and Talataina each doubled and Williamson singled to bring in four more runs for the 10-0 lead.
- The Hawks finally got on the board in the bottom of the third as Jazmine Lewis singled to score one and several Seasider errors opened the way for five more runs to close the lead to 10-6.
- Dyemond Dye homered to right center to cut the BYU-Hawaii lead to three in the fifth inning, but Didonna answered with a two-run shot to left center to make it 12-7 heading to the bottom of the sixth.
- Errors again prolonged the bottom of the from for Holy Names and Evans took with a three-run homer to center to cut the lead to 12-10.
- Talataina led off the seventh with a double through the left side and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Abigail Doney allowed her to come home on a ground ball to second base to make it a three run game heading to the final frame.
- Evans doubled to right center with two outs and the bases loaded to score two, but BYU-Hawaii right fielder Marissa Harne threw to M. Williamson at home for the final out as Lewis was unable to plate the tying run.
The Seasiders will take on the Hawks in another doubleheader Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. PST at Pioneer Softball Field. Live stats will be available online.