AZUSA, Calif. (April 21, 2014) - Despite getting on the board first, the BYU-Hawaii softball team lost both games of the doubleheader to Azusa Pacific on Monday.
The Seasiders (10-22, 6-20) had a one-run ball game heading into the fifth but the Cougars picked up an insurance run and took game one 3-1. In game two, APU scored five runs in the third to take a 7-0 lead and finished off BYU-Hawaii in the end.
Whitney Gustafson was hit by a pitch to lead off and took second on an error. Alvarez stroked a single up the middle to bring in Gustafson for a 1-0 lead after the top half of the first.
Azusa Pacific answered with a run in the second inning, putting together a single and a double to tie it up. A leadoff triple in the third for the Cougars and an RBI groundout put the Cougars back on top 2-1 after three innings.
The Cougars made it 3-1 after a five-hit fifth inning. They would hold on to win game one 3-1 despite another two-out rally from the Seasiders to load the bases with two outs.
In game two, APU got a big five-run inning, aided by two triples, four singles and a walk. They led 7-0 after four innings.
Madeline Johnson singled to lead off in the fifth and later scored on an illegal pitch to get BYU-Hawaii on the board, trailing 7-1. The Cougars added a run in the bottom of the fifth and the sixth to win it 9-1 in six innings.
BYU-Hawaii will play Cal Baptist tomorrow before returning to Hawaii.