At least 47 alumni are expected to attend the annual University of Hawaii varsity-Alumni baseball game, 3 p.m. Saturday at Rainbow Stadium.
The players and alumni will test their batting skills against an outfield wall 15 feet closer to home plate. It also will be two feet shorter than the original wall, which had dimensions of 340 feet down the foul lines, 380 to the alleys and 400 to center.
WHAT: Hawaii varsity vs. UH Alumni
WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Rainbow Stadium
TICKETS: Blue/orange sections $6. Red section: $5 adults, $4 ages 4-18 and 65-over.
Hawaii has set its 36-player roster, 32 of whom
may suit up for home games and 25 who are allowed to make road trips.
Alumni expected to attend are pitchers Mark Johnson and Paul Ah Yat, but will not play, according to a UH press release. Johnson made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers last season. He pitched in nine games, making three starts. Ah Yat spent the 2000 season at Triple-A Nashville, the Pittsburgh Pirates farm team. In five minor league seasons, Ah Yat is 37-27 with a 3.38 earned run average.
Other alumni attending are Tim Albert, Jamie Aloy, Lance Belen, Gerald Briones, Scott Craven, Chris Dugger, Kenny Harrison, Randy Inaba, Nelson Inabata, June Jones, Rich Maltby, Wade Mauricio, Colin Miyabara, Mario Monico, Steve Otani, Sean Takamori, Craig Tucker, Randy Weinstein, Rob Williams, Troy Yoshimasu and Franz Yuen.
|Carl Furutani is the acting head coach for the Rainbows.
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The 2001 season is the final under coach Les Murakamis regime. He announced he would retire after the season. But he suffered a stroke Nov. 2 and is in rehabilitation. Assistant Carl Furutani is serving as acting head coach.
The Rainbows season opener is against Sacramento State. A three-game series starts Jan. 25.
Before the alumni game, the UH junior varsity will play Sacramento State at noon.
Meanwhile, UH continues with the selection process for a successor for Murakami. Lewis-Clark coach Ed Cheff told The Advertiser last night he has withdrawn his application. He said having been with the program 25 years "cutting ties was harder than I thought."
University of Hawaii Baseball Schedule
25-Sacramento State, 6:35 p.m. 26-Sacramento State, 6:35 p.m. 27-Sacramento State, 1:05 p.m.
1-UCLA, 6:35 p.m. 2-UCLA, 6:35 p.m. 3-UCLA, 12:05 p.m. 9-Louisville, 6:35 p.m. 10-Louisville, 1:05 p.m. 11-Louisville, 2:05 p.m. 15-*Nevada, 6:35 p.m. 16-*Nevada, 6:35 p.m. 17-*Nevada, 1:05 p.m. 21-at Sacramento State, noon. 24-at *Fresno State, 5 p.m. 25-at *Fresno State, 11 a.m. 26-at *Fresno State, 5 p.m.
8-*Rice, 6:35 p.m. 9-*Rice, 6:35 p.m. 10-*Rice, 1:05 p.m. 17-*Texas Christian, 12:05 p.m. 17-*Texas Christian, 2:05 p.m. 18-*Texas Christian, 6:35 p.m. 23-*San Jose State, 6:35 p.m. 24-*San Jose State, 2:05 p.m. 25-*San Jose State, 2:05 p.m.
Rainbow Easter Baseball Tournament: 26-Wichita State vs. UC Santa Barbara, 9 a.m.; Lewis-Clark State vs. Hawaii Pacific, noon; Hawaii Pacific vs. Kita-Kyushu, 3 p.m.; Centenary vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. 27-Wichita State vs. Hawaii Pacific, 9 a.m.; Kita-Kyushu vs. Wichita State, noon; Centenary vs. Lewis-Clark State, 3 p.m.; UC Santa Barbara vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. 28-Kita-Kyushu vs. Centenary, 9 a.m.; Centenary vs. UC Santa Barbara, noon; Lewis-Clark State vs. Hawaii Pacific, 3 p.m.; Wichita State vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. 29-UC Santa Barbara vs. Hawaii Pacific, 9 a.m.; Lewis-Clark State vs. Wichita State, noon; Centenary vs. Hawaii, 3 p.m.; Kita-Kyushu vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m.. 30-Hawaii Pacific vs. Centenary, 9 a.m.; Wichita State vs. UC Santa Barbara, noon; UC Santa Barbara vs. Kita-Kyushu, 3 p.m.; Lewis-Clark State vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. 31-Centenary vs. Wichita State, 9 a.m.; Kita-Kyushu vs. Lewis-Clark State, noon; Lewis-Clark State vs. UC Santa Barbara, 3 p.m.; Hawaii Pacific vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m.
Easter Tournament (continued) 1-White Division semifinal #3 seed vs. #2 seed, 9 a.m.; White Division championship, #2/#3 seed winner vs. #1 seed, noon; Green Division consolation, #4 seed vs. #3 seed, 3 p.m.; Green Division championship, #2 seed vs. #1 seed, 6:30 p.m.
7-*Fresno State, 12:05 p.m. 8-*Fresno State, 2:05 p.m. 9-*Fresno State, 6:35 p.m. 14-at *Texas Christian, 8:05 a.m. 15-at *Texas Christian, 8:05 a.m. 16-at *Texas Christian, 10:35 a.m. 19-at *Rice, 2 p.m. 20-at *Rice, 2 p.m. 21-at *Rice, 8 a.m. 27-Oregon State, 6:35 p.m. 28-Oregon State, 6:35 p.m. 29-Oregon State, 2:05 p.m.
3-at *Nevada, 10 a.m. 4-at *Nevada, 9 a.m. 5-at *Nevada, 9 a.m. 11-at *UH-Hilo, 6 p.m. 12-at *UH-Hilo, 1 p.m. 13-vs. *UH-Hilo at Kailua-Kona, 1 p.m. 17-*UH-Hilo, 6:35 p.m. 18-*UH-Hilo, 6:35 p.m. 19-*UH-Hilo, 2:05 p.m. 25-27-NCAA Regionals, TBA.
1-3-NCAA Super Regionals, TBA. 8-16-College World Series, Omaha, Neb.
* Western Athletic Conference game
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