Penguins slide by Seasiders

Penguins slide by Seasiders

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – BYU-Hawaii softball fell to Dominican 3-2 in extra innings before a 4-0 loss in the second game of a doubleheader Friday at Penguin Field.

Makaela Williamson went 2 for 5 with a double, an RBI and a run to lead the Seasiders (6-12, 5-3 PacWest). Meghan Wantz (4-5) was strong in the circle in the first game, allowing six hits with only one walk and three earned runs in 8.1 innings pitched.

Katelyn Harden led the Penguins (4-8, 3-1 PacWest) with two wins in the circle to move to 4-1 on the year. She pitched a complete game shutout with nine strikeouts in the night cap.

Game one

  • Williamson doubled to left center to bring in Alanna Anderson from first base for the opening run of the game and Alexa Barrett singled through the left side to bring home Williamson for the 2-0 lead in the first inning. 
  • The Penguins responded in the bottom of the frame as McKenzie Schumacher singled to third to lead off the frame and promptly stole second. Catlyn Cavender then homered to right field to tie the game. 
  • Meghan Wantz allowed only one hit through the next seven innings in a pitcher's duel.
  • The best scoring chance before extra innings came in the third. Alanna Anderson walked and stole second, but was tagged out at third in an inning ending double play as Dominican got out of the jam.
  • Brittany Vasquez singled and advanced on a wild pitch to put a runner in scoring position with one out, but Harden struck out the next two batters to send it to the bottom of the ninth.
  • Harden then doubled to the right center gap and scored on the next at bat when Dahlen Dennis doubled down the left field line for the walk-off win.

BYU-Hawaii finishes its road trip Saturday at Academy of Art in a doubleheader beginning at 10 a.m. PST at Mission Blue Field. Live stats and video will be available online.

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