HONOLULU – Alanna Anderson singled home two runs in the bottom of the sixth to give BYU-Hawaii softball a 3-2 win in the second game with Azusa Pacific after losing the first game 18-9 Friday at Sand Island Softball field.
Anderson finished 3 for 6 with four RBI and one run to lead the Seasiders (9-16, 6-6 PacWest) at the plate. Lizabelle Talataina added a 4 for 7 performance at the plate with an RBI and four runs. Taiana Williamson moved to 3-7 on the year holding the Cougars (16-7, 8-2 PacWest) to two runs in the night cap.
Kayla Jimenez hit .500 with four RBI and four runs for Azusa Pacific on the day. Nicki Sprague had a fantastic first game with six RBI on 3 for 4 hitting, but was held in check by T. Williamson in the second game.
- Azusa Pacific broke things open in the first inning scoring 11 runs on eight hits spearheaded by Nicki Sprague who singled to the pitcher on a bunt bringing in the first runner and brought home two more runs with her second single of the inning.
- Jimenez came home in the third inning on Erinn Jaramillo's sacrifice fly to make it 12-0 in favor of the Cougars.
- In the bottom of the fourth Anderson singled home Talataina home to put the Seasiders on the board.
- Alexa Barrett singled on a blooper just over the first baseman's head to score another and Anderson came home on Roxane Dennis' ground out to third to make it 12-3.
- Makaela WIlliamson reached safely on an error with runners on first and second to allow one run to score and Talataina came home on a ground out to make it 12-5 and avoid the run rule ending in the fifth inning.
- In the next inning, Sprague doubled to center field to bring three runners in and then Jimenez followed up with a double to right center to bring Sprague in for the 16-5 lead.
- The Seasiders answered with four runs of their own. Barrett scored on a throwing error to begin the inning followed by Dennis stealing third and then scoring on a throwing error by the catcher.
- With two outs, Sarah Captain scored when two outfielders collided and M. Williamson then singled to left field to bring Talataina home to make it 16-9 and send the game to the seventh.
- Abry Moreno singled to bring in two more for Azusa Pacific in the seventh for the final runs of the game.