March 13, 2013
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HONOLULU, Hawaii- East Carolina's softball team (8-15) was shutout and lost its fourth-straight game by a 4-0 score to No. 20/23 Hawai'i (18-5) on Monday evening at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. The Pirates scoreless streak is now at 26 straight regular season innings dating back to the sixth inning of the contest against North Dakota in the Wilson/DeMarini Invitational. Hawai'i has now won seven games in a row.
Sarah Christian (6-7) started for the Pirates and allowed four runs (none earned) in throwing all six innings with seven hits allowed and four strikeouts. Kaia Parnaby (16-2) earned the win with seven-shutout innings and 12 strikeouts.
The Pirates were outhit in the contest seven to four and also committed two miscues on defense.
ECU picked up its first hit of game as junior Jordan Lewis ripped a single back through the box in the second, but the next three were retired in order to keep the game scoreless.
Christian had a strong frame in the second, as she struck out a pair of batters and got a sharp ground out to junior Alex Fieldhouse at third.
The Pirates picked up another two-out base hit in the third as junior Jill Jelnick pushed a single into centerfield, but first base was as far as she could get in the frame.
Christian pitched out of a two-out, runners on first and second jam in the third inning with a called strike out of Jessica Iwata.
The Rainbow Wahine broke the game open with four runs in the fifth inning. Kaile Nakao reached on a fielder's choice. The next two hitters, Kelly Majam and Kayla Wartner, were hit by pitches to load the bases. Keiki Carlos then delivered a single to center to score pinch runner Brynne Buchanan. The ball momentarily got away from the ECU center fielder allowing Majam to score. Iwata then delivered a single to score the third run. The fourth run, Iwata, scored on Leisha Li'ili'I single to right field.
The Pirates now head back to the mainland and start conference play with three contests against UAB in Birmingham, Ala. from March 16-17. ECU is slated to start play on Saturday, March 16, with a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. (ET)