Strong offensive performance powers Seasiders to doubleheader sweep (Game 1)

Meghan Wantz only allowed two hits in her first shutout victory of the season.
Meghan Wantz only allowed two hits in her first shutout victory of the season.

HAYWARD, Calif. – BYU-Hawaii softball earned its first doubleheader sweep of the season with 9-0 and 13-12 wins Monday over Holy Names at Pioneer Softball field.

Makaela Williamson continued her hot hitting, finishing 4 for 6 on the day with seven RBI, two doubles and a triple. Lizabelle Talataina added five RBI on .714 hitting, while Katie Didonna went 4 for 7 with three RBI and a home run for the Seasiders (3-9, 2-0 PacWest).

Meghan Wantz moved to 2-4 in the circle this year with the second shutout of her BYU-Hawaii career. Roxane Dennis (1-1) collected the win in the second game pitching 4.1 innings in relief and allowing three earned runs.

Kiana Evans led the Hawks (0-7, 0-4 PacWest) with a perfect 6 for 6 performance at the plate with five RBI and two runs.

Game One

  • In the first inning, Sarah Captain advanced to third after Katie Didonna doubled to center field and scored on a wild pitch to get things started in the top of the first for the Seasiders. Alanna Anderson then grounded out to second baseman to allow Didonna to come home from third for the 2-0 lead.
  • With two outs in the top of the third, Anderson reached first on a dropped fly by centerfield and advanced to second. Talataina singled to bring Anderson home and advanced to second on the throw.
  • On the next at bat, Makaela Williamson doubled to center field allowing Talataina to score and increase the Seasider lead 4-0.
  • With the bases loaded in the top of the fourth, Didonna singled to center to bring in Brittany Vasquez and Anderson walked in the next at bat to make it 6-0. Talataina scored Captain on a sacrifice fly and M. Williamson doubled to right field to score two more for the nine run lead.
  • Meghan Wantz stranded runners on second and third in the bottom of the fourth and retired the side in the fifth to preserve the win. She only gave up two hits in the game.

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