Posted: Apr 21, 2017
HONOLULU – BYU-Hawaii softball fell 7-5 to Hawaii Hilo in a darkness delayed game finished Saturday at Sand Island Park.
- The game started like the first game on Friday with the Vulcans getting their first two batters safely on base. After Cristina Menjivar was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Billi Dereleth singled up the middle to bring in Ishii for the 1-0 lead.
- Katie Didonna homered to tie the game in the bottom of the third and Alanna Anderson doubled to right center and Roxane Dennis was awarded home on an obstruction call against the catcher to give the Seasiders a 2-1 lead.
- Lizabelle Talataina doubled to center to bring in Anderson and give BYU-Hawaii the two run lead.
- Danielle Pulido doubled down the left-field line and came home on a throwing error two batters later to close the gap to 3-2 after the top of the fourth.
- Brittany Vasquez and Taiana Williamson led off the bottom of the frame with back-to-back singles and both advanced into scoring position on a passed ball. Dennis brought in Vasquez with a deep fly ball to right and Anderson singled home Williamson for the 5-2 lead.
- After the Vulcans pulled within two on a throwing error, Brinell Kaleikini doubled to left field with two outs and the bases loaded to tie the game in the top of the seventh.
- Talataina walked and stole second with one out in the bottom of the frame. Makaela Williamson moved her to third with a sacrifice bunt, but Cyanne Fernandez was able to get the strike out to send the game to extra innings.
- The game was called due to darkness in the top of the ninth and resumed Saturday afternoon with a runner on first and one out. Williamson retired the next two batters to keep the game tied.
- Playing international tie-breaker rules in the top of the 10th, Kaleikini homered to straightway center brought in two runs and the Fernandez retired the side in the bottom of the frame to seal the victory.