Janelle Gonzales and Felicity Witt combined on a three-hitter and the University of Hawaii Wahine softball team scratched out a run in the top of the ninth inning to defeat Florida Atlantic, 3-2, yesterday in the South Florida Louisville Slugger Tournament at Tampa, Fla.
The Wahine improved to 3-0 in the tournament. Rain forced the postponement of their second game with Northwestern. Hawaii and Northwestern will play a make-up game today. The Wahines scheduled game against No. 3 ranked Arizona today was canceled.
Gonzales worked the first six innings, allowing three hits and two runs. Witt finished with three strikeouts and allowed an inherited run to score in the seventh.
"Janelle Gonzales pitched a great game, a no-hitter through five innings," said UH coach Bob Coolen. "Felicity Witt came on and shut the door after Janelle gave off a lead-off hit in seventh."
Kristin Anderson had two hits, including a two-run double in the top of the sixth that gave the Wahine a 2-0 lead. Florida Atlantic rallied with a run in the bottom of the sixth, then forced extra innings with a run in the seventh.
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Leading hitters: UH-Kristin Anderson 2-4, 2-run double; Jennifer Tandarich 2-3, double.
Marymount sweeps UHH: C.J. Wilson had four hits and drove in four runs as Loyola Marymount defeated Hawaii-Hilo, 11-6, to complete a doubleheader sweep last night at Wong Stadium in Hilo.
In the seven-inning first game, the Lions rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to beat the Vulcans, 6-4. Loyola Marymount is 3-0. UH-Hilo fell to 1-5.
David Maffel, Jonathan Higashi and Mark Carroll each had two hits for the Lions, who pounded out 15 hits in the nightcap. Kaliko Oligo had two hits and drove in two runs for the Vulcans.
Chris Gray, in relief of Joshua Muecke, pitched 31/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out three to earn the victory in the first game.
Last nights first game
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Joshua Muecke, Chris Gray (4) and Kris Zacuto. Ben Stiff, Brian Unger (5), Clay Daugherty (6), Shaun Suzuki (6) and Nalei Sooto. WP-Gray, 1-0. LP-Daugherty, 0-1. Leading hitters: LM-Robert Hirsh 2-3, RBI, UHH-Ryan Petersen 3-4, 3 RBIs, Brian Rooke 2-4.
Last nights second game
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Brian Felton, Matt Gruber (5), C.J. Wilson (6), Joshua (7), Kova (8) and Brady Koch. Robert Shimabuku, Shaun Suzuki (7), Brian Unger (8), Clay Daugherty (9) and Todd Jinbo, Bryce Watanabe. WP-Gruber, 1-0, L-Shimabuku, 0-2.
Leading hitters: LM-Robert Hirsh 1-3, 2 RBIs, C.J. Wilson 4-5, double, 4 RBIs, Jonathan Higashi 2-4, RBI, Mark Carroll 2-3, RBI, David Maffel 2-3. UHH-Kaliko Oligo 2-3, double, 2 RBIs; Ryan Petersen 2-4; Brian Rooke solo homer.
Golf Hawaii tees off: A new Golf Hawaii show will premier nationally on the Golf Channel (Oceanic 25) today at 1:30 p.m.
Mark Rolfing will be the host of the half-hour show, which will feature an interview with PGA Tour professional Billy Andrade and a "Rules of the Game" segment with Tom Lehman.
The new show will air twice a month and showcases golf interviews, features and a Hawaii golf resort and golf course segment with local club professionals.
Each biweekly segment of Golf Hawaii is followed by four re-airs in a two-week period. The Golf Channel is found on channel 25 on Oahu, channel 20 in West Maui, channel 28 in Kona, channel 51 in Hilo and channels 37 and 53 on Kauai.
Guest speakers: Larry Price, Chairman of the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame and Chris Day, president and co-founder of Hawaii Sports Network, will be the featured speakers at tomorrows weekly meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.
Also, Ipo Chang and the National Champion St. Louis School cheerleaders will give a demonstration.
The luncheon-meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Restaurant. The public is invited.
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