Seasiders drop two against Eagles

Seasiders drop two against Eagles

IRVINE, Calif. – BYU-Hawaii softball dropped 12-1 and 7-4 contests Saturday to Concordia University Irvine at Eagles Field.

Pitisi Tualau gave the Seasiders (9-31, 5-25 PacWest) a chance for a comeback pitching 3.2 innings of relief and allowing one run and four hits during the second game. Makaela Williamson went 1-for-4 hitting in the second game with two RBI and a run scored. Rebecca Mawson added two RBI of her own over the two games on .333 hitting.

Megan Fuererstein led the Eagles (40-11, 21-7 PacWest) at the plate hitting 2 of 5 with five RBI.

Game one

Sarah Captain reached first on a fielder's choice early in top of the second inning before Rebecca Mawson doubled through the right side to bring Captain home and put the Seasiders up 1-0 early.

Jasmin Dresser walked and stole second to get into scoring position. Two more sacrifice bunts, including a squeeze from Feuerstein, brought her home to tie up the game. Concordia took the lead when Nicole Chavez doubled to left center and Lauren Rodriquez singled to right to make it 2-1.

The third inning was the game decider for the Eagles as they scored 10 runs. Jasmin Dresser highlighted the inning with a grand slam over the left field wall to make it 12-1 in favor of the Eagles.

BYU-Hawaii was unable to get any more offense going and the game ended in the fifth inning.

Game two

Lizabelle Talataina started the Seasiders off strong in the second game on a bunt single and advanced to second when Captain reached on a throwing error. Mawson grounded out to second base, but successfully advanced both her teammates into scoring position. Williamson stepped to the plate and sent a shot back up the middle to bring home both runners and give BYU-Hawaii the 2-0 lead.

T. Anu Memea singled down the left field line and Brittany Vasquez walked to load the bases. Alexa Barrett singled to left field to score Williamson and put the Seasiders up 3-0 going into the bottom of the frame.

After Chelsie Childs Lambert held the Eagles scoreless in the bottom of the first, BYU-Hawaii added to its lead in the second. Tiffany Smith doubled to left and advanced to third on a sacrifice. Mawson singled to first base bring home Smith for the 4-0 advantage.

The Eagles broke through in the bottom of the third for the second consecutive game with seven runs. Kaylee Dalgarn singled through the right side and Ferguson was hit by a pitch before a sacrifice bunt from Yglesias advanced both runners.

Foster walked to load the bases and Eilefson also walked to score Dalgarn. Dresser and Howell each singled to bring in two runs and Chavez was hit by a pitch to score pinch runner Kristen Romero and tie up the game at 4.

Feuerstein added a 2-RBI single to right center and Dalgarn doubled down the right field line to send Chavez home for Concordia's final run of the game.

Smith reached third in the top of the fourth after singling through the left side and stole second, but she was stranded at third. It was closes BYU-Hawaii would get to scoring the remainder of the game.

The Seasiders conclude their season Monday at Dixie State in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. MDT. Live stats will be available online.

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