LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii softball dropped a doubleheader 9-6 and 5-1 Tuesday to Hawaii Pacific at BYU-Hawaii Softball Field.
Sierra Dias led the Sharks (27-19, 16-14 PacWest) with a 3 for 8 performance to go with three RBI and a run. Jordan Curry (6-7) and Emiliee Leonard (9-7) earned the victories from the circles.
- Hawaii Pacific took advantage of Seasider errors when Kiana Wolfe singled with two outs and two on base to score one and Dias brought in two more unearned runs with a single up the middle two batters later to put Hawaii Pacific ahead 3-0 in the second inning.
- The Seasiders responded on the bottom of the third as Anderson singled to center field to score Meghan Wantz from third.
- Roxane Dennis then scored on a throwing error by the pitcher after to close the gap to one.
- Makaela Williamson tied the game with a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Anderson from third.
- Sarah Captain finished the offensive flurry by scoring on a passed ball to give BYU-Hawaii the 4-3 lead.
- The Sharks responded in the top of the sixth with two more runs to retake the lead as Sienna Santiago singled up the middle to bring Mari Kajiwara and came home on a throwing error after stealing second and third.
- Hawaii Pacific extended their lead to 9-4 in the top of the seventh off of five hits.
- In the bottom of the seventh, Dennis capitalized on a wild pitch and added another run for the Seasiders and Anderson scored on a fielding error by the first baseman to end the game 9-6 in favor of Hawaii Pacific.
- The Sharks drew first blood in the second game when Dias singled through the right side in the top of the second to allow Gabriella Fordiani to score from second.
- Noelani Boyer added two more runs for the Sharks in the top of the third with a 2-run home run to right center to make it 3-0.
- In the bottom of the third, Anderson walked and stole second before two wild pitches allowed her to cross the plate and cut the lead to two.
- The Sharks widened their lead to 5-1 in the seventh on a pinch-hit double from Leonard and a Kayla Sanchez single to right field allowing Kajiwara to come home.
BYU-Hawaii will return to the diamond Saturday for its final regular season doubleheader against Chaminade at noon and 2 p.m. HST. Live stats will be available online.