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Savannah Stuns Seasiders
Courtesy: CBU  
Release: 03/12/2013
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LAIE, Hawaii --- A days' worth of rain delays couldn't slow down California Baptist University as it scored two more wins Tuesday on the team's Hawaiian road trip.

Behind Savannah Miller's hot day at the plate, the Lancers beat BYU-Hawaii 12-2 in the opener and then 5-1 in the late game to move to 5-1 on their 10-game road swing.

CBU scored its second mercy rule victory of the trip in the opener, using a six-run fifth inning to cruise to victory.

The Lancers got a two-run shot from Miller and a three-run bomb from Mara Rodriguez in the inning.

Jessica Avila threw all five innings in the win, gave up just three hits.

CBU then had to come back from a 1-0 deficit in the late game, getting four runs in the seventh inning to take the lead.

Miller evened the contest with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, before the Lancers poured it on in the seventh.

Fittingly it was Miller who would send two runners home with a fourth straight single for the Lancers in the seventh to give the visitors the lead. With one out CBU got three runners on with one-baggers and then Miller hit a ball down the right side to plate two.

Andie Banuelos followed with another RBI single and Kailey Willingham put the Lancers up 5-1 with a Sacrifice fly.

Avila, who threw her second straight game in the nightcap, pitched a perfect seventh to seal the win. The freshman pitcher went seven innings, giving up five hits and no walks. She is now 8-4 on the year.

Miller was 6 for 6 at the plate on the day, driving in six of CBU's 17 runs. As a team CBU had 25 hits and hit .431 in the doubleheader. Ashley DeVaere went 3 for 5 with two RBI.

The two wins move the Lancers to 13-8 overall, 7-5 PacWest. BYUH falls to 5-17, 2-4.

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