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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Sunday, February 13, 2005

Hawai'i Pacific, Hilo split baseball twinbill

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i Pacific scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning to rally past Hawai'i-Hilo, 10-6, yesterday in the second game of a baseball doubleheader at Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo.

Bryan Daguio, Greg Benoit, Jherell Miller and Chase Nakamura had two hits apiece for the Sea Warriors, who improved to 5-2 by salvaging a split.

Gary Ahu batted 3 for 4 to pace Hilo (1-12), which squandered a 5-3 lead in a game that was scheduled for seven innings.

In the opener, Ryan Olszewski, Eddie Gutierrez and Kyle Neuberger teamed on a three-hitter as the Vulcans prevailed, 3-1, to win their first game of the season.

Alika Kuraoka had two hits, including a home run, for HPU.


Hawai'i-Hilo wins, Chaminade loses

Osadonor Esene scored 27 points and Brian Graham 20 as Hawai'i-Hilo routed Western New Mexico, 92-72, in a Pacific West Conference men's basketball game yesterday in Silver City, N.M.

Alex Cabagnot added 12 points and Steven McMaryion 11 for the Vulcans, who improved to 22-3 overall and 8-3 in the PacWest.

Mike Sells scored 22 points for Western New Mexico (6-16, 1-10).

Elsewhere in the Pac-West, Cameron Munoz sank seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead Montana State-Billings to a 102-95 victory over Chaminade at Billings, Mont.

Justin Hassell added 25 points for Montana State-Billings (15-6, 7-4).

Zack Whiting scored 23 points and Corey Campbell 22 for Chaminade (14-10, 7-6).


Rainbow Wahine swept in desert

The University of Hawai'i softball team was overpowered yesterday — by pitching in the first game and hitting in the second — in losing twice at the UNLV Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.

Freshman Marjorie Johnson pitched a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts as Oklahoma State blanked UH, 3-0.

Senior right-fielder Tracie Uchima had both UH hits, including a double.

Later, Brigham Young blasted five home runs, including a towering shot by Iolani School graduate Ianeta Le'i, to beat the Rainbow Wahine, 10-3.

Uchima and Tyleen Tausaga hit RBI doubles for UH.


Rainbow Wahine edged at Stanford

Indiana defeated the University of Hawai'i, 8-7, yesterday on the opening day of the Stanford Invitational.

Monika Kruszona, a freshman from Krefeld, Germany, scored four goals for the Rainbow Wahine.

Audrey Harrer contributed two goals and Beth Novick one to complete the UH scoring.