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.
- T. Williamson allowed only one hit during the first four innings to keep the Seasiders within striking distance.
- Jimenez walked and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch before scoring on Erinn Jaramillo's sacrifice fly for the first run of the game.
- In the top of the sixth Jimenez doubled the Cougar lead with a homer to right field.
- BYU-Hawaii battled back in the bottom of the sixth. Captain singled and Brittany Vasquez reached safely on an error to put runners to score one and put two runs in scoring position.
- With two outs, Anderson singled up the middle and Talataina and Brittany Vasquez touched the plate to take the 3-2 lead.
- With runners on first and second in the top of the seventh, T. Williamson got out of the jam with two fly outs for the victory.
BYU-Hawaii will host Concordia Irvine Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at noon HST. Live stats will be available online.