LAIE, Hawaii – Lizabelle Talataina scored the walk-off run on an error to lift BYU-Hawaii Softball to a 2-1 victory over No. 13 Dixie State in the first game Friday, but the Trailblazers took the second game 9-0 at the BYU-Hawaii softball field.
Brittany Vasquez led the Seasiders (10-18, 7-9 PacWest) at the plate, hitting 3 for 6 with a run. Alexa Barrett added a 2 for 5 performance at the plate to go with the lone RBI of the day for BYU-Hawaii. Taina Williamson improved her record to 4-7 after allowing one run over seven innings in the first game.
Mallory Paulson hit 2 for 5 for Dixie State (25-6, 11-3 PacWest) with two home runs and four RBI on the day. Alexis Barkwell (4-0) allowed four hits to earn the shutout in the second game.
- Dani Bartholf singled home a run in the top of the second to open the scoring in the second game for Dixie State.
- Paulson made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly to bring home Bassett in the third inning.
- After the Trailblazers added a run off a throwing error, Paulson homered in the top of fifth inning to straightway center field to bring home two more runs and make it 4-0.
- Dixie State loaded the bases with a walk and two singles and took advantage of several defensive miscues by the Seasiders to add five more runs for the 9-0 run rule victory.
BYU-Hawaii will return to the diamond to face Cal Baptist Friday in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. HST at the BYU-Hawaii Softball Field. Live stats will be available online.