Yellowjackets Swept at BYU-Hawaii (February 24, 2003)
LAIE, HI – The
MSU Billings women’s softball team lost two PacWest
Conference games Monday, falling to BYU-Hawaii 3-2
and 3-2. The Yellowjackets dropped to 1-7 overall
and 1-5 in the PacWest. The Seasiders improved to
put two runs on the board in the top of the first
inning of game one and led until the bottom of the
seventh when they gave up two runs. Megan McCrae
pitched 6 1/3 innings, striking out six and allowing
reached on a walk in the top of the first and was
driven home by a Sara Hanley triple. Theresa
Campbell hit safely behind Hanley to give the
Jackets a 2-0 lead in the first. The Seasiders put
together a run in the bottom half of the inning
before McCrae threw five scoreless innings.
rallied in the bottom of the seventh. Emily Lister
drove in Crystal Elton to tie the game at 2-2.
Michelle Gibson followed with the game-winning hit,
driving in Laura Nelson, who had reached on an
error. Lisa Hansen recorded her fifth win for the
fell behind early in game two, but again led by one
going into the bottom half of the seventh.
BYU-Hawaii took an early lead, scoring one run in
the second inning. MSUB tied the game in the top of
the fifth when Hanley drove in Stephanie Cochrun.
In the top of the seventh, the Jackets’ Christy
Wankel scored on Hanley’s single to tie the game at
2-2. Hanley was 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Elton led off the
bottom of the seventh with a double to centerfield.
Stephanie Grigg bunted for a base hit that moved
Elton to third. Nelson then walked to load the
bases with no outs. Yellowjackets pitcher Joey
Ehnes struck out Lister for one out. Gibson
followed with a groundball to third baseman Michelle
Falsken, who overthrew catcher Layne Pavey in an
attempt to force out Elton at home.
Ehnes allowed eight
hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings for the loss.
She struck out 2. Echo Hatch went the distance for
the win, allowing nine Yellowjacket hits and
striking out three.
and Seasiders will play another double-header on
Tuesday beginning at 1:00 p.m. HST. It will be the
final two games in Hawaii
for the Yellowjackets, who will travel to Richland, Wash., for
the Central Washington Invitational next weekend.