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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 13, 2002

UH splits softball doubleheader

Advertiser Staff

Sheri Oronoz pitched a three-hitter leading the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine to a 3-0 victory over Louisiana Tech in the first game of a Western Athletic Conference softball doubleheader at Ruston, La.

Sabra Warner scattered four hits in a complete-game performance as Louisiana Tech won the second game, 4-1.

Hawai'i is 27-17 overall and 8-2 in conference. Louisiana Tech is 19-14 and 3-8.

In the first game, Oronoz singled home Denise Dahlberg (3-for-3 with two runs scored) to put UH ahead 1-0 in the second.

Noelle Izumi scored on a wild pitch in the sixth to make it 2-0, and Dahlberg stole home, the front end of a double steal with Justine Kahaku taking second, for a 3-0 lead.

In the second game, Tracie Uchima scored on Stacie Hirano's sacrifice fly to give the Rainbows a 1-0 lead in the third inning. But the Bulldogs came back, scoring two runs each in the fourth and fifth innings off UH starter Melissa Coogan.


HPU road woes continue: The Hawai'i Pacific University baseball (18-29) team lost its sixth game in a row yesterday, losing twice to Cal Poly Pomona (22-17-1), 7-1 and 3-2, in a non-conference doubleheader at Scolinos Field in Pomona, Calif.

Tony Ortiz and Chris Sotro combined on a seven-inning three-hitter in the first game.

In the second game the Sea Warriors led 2-1 going into the bottom of the sixth when Cal Poly tied it on an RBI double by Andy Gonzales.

In the seventh, Victor Yoshida singled home Jason Marcus with the winning run.


HPU, BYUH in finals: The top-ranked Brigham Young-Hawai'i men's and women's tennis teams advanced to the finals of the Pacific West Conference tournament yesterday at the BYUH courts in La'ie.

The BYUH men and women defeated Chaminade by 7-0 scores.

Hawai'i Pacific's men and women also advanced to today's 11:30 a.m. finals by beating Hawai'i-Hilo — 8-1 in the men's and 5-2 in the women's.

In other matches, Montana State-Billings defeated Western New Mexico — 5-1 in the men's and 5-1 in the women's.


Summer camp: Former national freestyle champion Sam Chagolla of Arizona will be an instructor at Iolani School's camp June 3-7.

Clinic fee is $200. Telephone the Iolani Athletic Department at 943-2208 for information.

Chagolla was Arizona high school Coach of the Year from 1996-99 and was a four-time state champion.

"He is an outstanding clinician, sought after by many wrestling programs across the country." Iolani athletic director Carl Schroers said.