PROVO, Utah (HawaiiNewsNow) —The No. 15/19 University of Hawai'i softball team (32-4, 6-2 WAC) split a double header with BYU (24-11, 4-3 WAC) Saturday.
In game 1, UH's Stephanie Ricketts fired a one-hit shutout to to earn her 20th win of the season. She became the first UH pitcher to ever earn 20 wins in all four seasons of her career.
For Ricketts, it was her eighth shut out of the season and 31st of her career which moves her to within one shut out of tying Brooke Wilkins' UH career record of 32 set in 1995. She threw 7.0 innings with three walks and five strike outs for her second one-hit shutout of the season.
The Rainbow Wahine posted the first and only run of the game in the top of the sixth inning. With the bases loade, Alex Aguirre grounded out to the pitcher but not before scoring Kelly Majam from third for the 1-0 lead.
The UH win snapped BYU's 29-home game win streak that dated back to the 2010 season.
In the second game, BYU over powered UH's Kaia Parnaby (12-2, 1-2 WAC) with a 6 run first inning as the Bows fell 7-3.
The 'Bows got a couple of runs in the sixth on a two-run home run by Jessica Iwata that sailed over the leftfield fence that drove in pinch runner Tara Anguiano who was in the game for Kayla Wartner who had earlier reached on an error. It was Iwata's seventh homer of the season and her 40th of her career.
Hawai'i returns home this week to host a three-game WAC series against Louisiana Tech. The two teams will face off in a single game on Friday, April 13 at 6:00 pm with a doubleheader starting at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 14.