Seasiders split doubleheader with Hawks (Game 1)

Lizabelle Talataina sends a ball over the left field wall against Simon Fraser for her second home run of the year.
Lizabelle Talataina sends a ball over the left field wall against Simon Fraser for her second home run of the year.

HAYWARD, Calif. – BYU-Hawaii softball split its final doubleheader against Holy Names, winning the first game 19-8 before dropping a 4-2 decision in the night cap.

Lizabelle Talataina went 4 for 6 at the plate for the Seasiders (4-10, 3-1 PacWest) with three RBI and five runs. Brittany Vasquez added four RBI on 5 for 8 hitting.

Courtney Tarbat led the Hawks (1-8, 1-5 PacWest) to a victory in the second game allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings pitched.

Game One

  • Mattea Carveiro homered in the bottom of the first inning to open the scoring for Holy Names to bring in three runs and the Hawks added three more to their lead in the second for the 6-0 lead after a fielding error prolonged the inning.
  • With two outs in the third inning and bases loaded, Alanna Anderson singled through the left side bringing Talataina and Katie Didonna home to jump-start BYU-Hawaii's offense. Brittany Vasquez followed with a double to left center to bring in two more and make it a 6-4 game.
  • Abigail Doney took advantage of a throwing error by the Hawks in the fourth inning to score, while Sarah Captain advanced to third. Didonna walked on the at bat and Talataina was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Makaela Williamson. Williamson singled through the left side to score one and Didonna came home on an illegal pitch to give BYU-Hawaii its first lead of the game. Talataina came in on a ground out for the final run of the inning to make it 8-6.
  • The Seasiders continued to ride the offensive momentum, as Talataina homered to center field to bring in two of BYU-Hawaii's five runs in the fifth inning to build a 13-6 lead.
  • Holy Names cut the lead to five with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but the Seasiders responded with six runs on four hits in the seventh for the final margin of victory.

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