Hawai'i's Gonzales, Duran receive WAC's weekly softball honors
University of Hawai'i's Natalie Gonzales and Desiree Duran have been named the Western Athletic Conference's Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for their play against No. 18 Pacific and No. 15 Fresno State last week.
Gonzales, a junior second basemen from Stockton, Calif., led Hawai'i with a .526 (10-for-19) batting average against Pacific and .700 (7-for-10) against Fresno State.
Gonzales is currently tied for first in the WAC in hits (55) and triples (3), is second in total bases (66) and third in batting average (.350).
Duran, a senior left-hander from San Bernardino, Calif., went 3-0 in three appearances, including two complete-game shutouts against Fresno State. In 21 innings, she allowed nine hits, struck out seven and yielded two earned runs for a 0.67 ERA.
Duran pitched a one-hitter as UH beat Fresno State, 2-0, for its first win in 19 games at Bulldog Diamond.
She ranks fifth in the WAC in wins (11) and strikeouts (84), and sixth in ERA (1.60).
The Wahine will play Portland State on Friday at Rainbow Wahine Stadium.
UHH's Vega honored: Hawai'i-Hilo shortstop Nancy Vega has been selected the Pacific West Conference Player of the Week.
Vega, a freshman from Mililani, led the Vulcans to three wins in four games over conference leader Hawai'i Pacific last weekend.
She batted .416 (5-for-12), including a three-run homer in a 7-0 victory in the opener of a doubleheader on Sunday. She also drove in the winning run in the ninth inning of the second game, a 3-2 triumph.
UHH advance sale: The University of Hawai'i-Hilo athletic department will introduce a $75 All-Sports Pass during an advance ticket promotion tomorrow at the UHH gym from 5 to 7 p.m.
The pass provides general admission to volleyball, basketball and baseball home games. Besides regular season home games, the volleyball package includes the KTA Super Stores/Bank of Hawai'i Hawaiian Style Classic, and the basketball package includes the City Bank/Aloha Airlines Big Island Invitational Basketball Tournament and the AmeriSports International Coconut Classic.
Season tickets for all sports will also be on sale. Prices for volleyball are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Basketball prices are $75 for adult reserved, $50 for adult general admission, $45 for seniors/students reserved and $30 for seniors/students general admission. Prices for baseball are $30 for adults and $15 for seniors.
Single-event prices are $4 for adults and $2 for seniors/students. Only reserved seating for basketball remains the same at $6 for adults.
For questions, or more information, call (808) 974-7606.