Hilo gives coach Perreira 501st win
Leo Sing Chow pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts as Hawai'i-Hilo beat Chaminade, 4-1, yesterday to complete a sweep of a Pacific West Conference doubleheader at the UHH Softball Field.
Sing Chow also batted 2 for 3 with an RBI as the Vulcans improved to 26-15 and 8-0.
Brandi Sasaki hit an RBI single for the Silverswords (10-24, 5-7).
In the opener, Haunani Haasenritter hit a solo homer in the second and an RBI single during a three-run fifth as Hilo won, 4-1.
Hilo's Sarah Steele and Sarah Weisskopf teamed to space eight hits, including three by Frances Mabasa.
The sweep allowed Hilo's Callen Perreira to reach 500 victories in his 17-year coaching career. His record is now 501-288-2.
HPU TAKES TWO
Freshman Courtney Kessell pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts as Hawai'i Pacific defeated Azusa Pacific, 3-0, yesterday to complete a non-conference doubleheader sweep at Sea Warrior Field.
Kessell, who gave up singles in the fourth and sixth, did not allow a runner to reach second base as HPU improved to 20-17.
Krystal Plunkett, Jennifer Baron and Nicole Kalakau drove in HPU's runs.
In the opener, Baron hit a solo homer with one out in the seventh to send the game into extra innings, then Casey Taylor scored the winning run on an error in the eighth as the Sea Warriors won, 2-1.
Jessica Adolph, who relieved for Dayna Berry in the sixth, pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings for the win. Courtney Cleaves and Cassie Sweeney each had two hits for Azusa Pacific (19-18).
HPU, UH-HILO SPLIT
Michael Kealoha's two-run single capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh as Hawai'i Pacific beat Hawai'i-Hilo, 10-9, yesterday at Hans L'Orange Park.
Ryson Mauricio had three RBIs for HPU (23-15) and Tyler Curtis drove in three runs for Hilo (14-28).
The Vulcans won the nightcap, 6-5, holding off another closing surge by the Sea Warriors.
Chris Campbell batted 3 for 3 for Hilo, which led 5-2 before prevailing.
NO. 1 USC ROUTS UH
Anna Pardo and Kami Craig each scored three goals and top-ranked Southern California broke up a tightly contested match to trounce fifth-ranked Hawai'i, 14-7, yesterday in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play at Los Angeles.
The Trojans (23-0, 11-0 MPSF) led 5-4 in the second quarter, then scored eight unanswered goals to take a 13-4 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Freshman Kelly Mason scored four goals for the Rainbow Wahine (12-9, 5-5).
TRACK AND FIELD
GILBERT JUMPS TO 8TH
University of Hawai'i sophomore Mallory Gilbert high-jumped 5 feet 5 to tie for eighth yesterday in the Mt. SAC Relays at Walnut, Calif.
Rainbow Wahine freshman Thalia Amanakis ran a season-best 1:03.87 to place 11th in the 400 hurdles, while sophomore Candace Rosenthal clocked a personal-best 1:06.36.
At the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in Claremont, Calif., UH junior Ku'ulei Karratti overcame rain and cold to throw the hammer 166-6 1/2.