Seasiders split with nationally ranked Trailblazers (Game 2)

Alexa Barrett singles up the middle to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh before Lizabelle Talataina scored on an error for the win.
Alexa Barrett singles up the middle to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh before Lizabelle Talataina scored on an error for the win.

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.

Game two

  • 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.

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