Rainbow Wahine win two in softball
Valana Manuma batted 4 for 4 and Tyleen Tausaga hit two three-run home runs to lead Hawai'i's 17-hit attack in a 16-1 victory over Mississippi Valley State in the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium yesterday.
UH's Justine Smethurst pitched a three-hitter in a 4-1 victory over Florida International in the Rainbow Wahine's second game yesterday.
UH improved to 9-7.
In UH's first game, Jessica Morton pitched a five-inning complete game, allowing a run and five hits. She struck out seven and walked none.
Tausaga hit three-run homers in the first and second innings to help UH to a 7-0 lead. Clare Warick hit a three-run homer in a seven-run third to give UH a 14-1 lead.
UH's Brandi Peiler hit a solo home run in the second inning.
KESSELL PITCHES 1-HITTER
Courtney Kessell pitched a one-hitter to lift Hawai'i Pacific to a 1-0 victory in the second game of a doubleheader with Concordia (Calif.) yesterday at Kailua field.
Concordia won the first game, 6-2.
Kessell struck out four and walked five to hand Concordia (18-1) its first loss of the season. HPU is 8-4.
TEMPLE SHUTS OUT HILO
Dan Brady had a two-run homer and a run-scoring single, and Arshwin Asjes and Rob Licata combined on a four-hitter to lead Temple to a 5-0 victory over Hawai'i-Hilo at Wong Stadium in Hilo.
Temple is 2-3. UH-Hilo is 3-13.
Asjes struck out four, walked one and allowed three hits in six innings. Licata struck out three and walked none.
Michael Higa batted 2 for 3 for the Vulcans.
HPU LOSES, WINS
Ryson Mauricio hit a double to score pinch-runner Jordan Mikami in the sixth inning to lift Hawai'i Pacific to a 4-3 victory over Grand Canyon (Ariz.) in the second game of a doubleheader at Hans L'Orange Park.
In the first game, Tristan Blalock hit an RBI double in the top of the 10th inning to lead Grand Canyon to a 5-4 victory.
HPU is 11-2. Grand Canyon is 8-11.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
PENN LOSES IN UFC
Hilo's BJ Penn lost a split decision to Canada's Georges St. Pierre in the co-main event of the UFC 58: USA vs. Canada mixed martial arts card Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Two judges scored the fight 29-28 in favor of St. Pierre, and the third judge had it 29-28 in favor of Penn.
Both fighters weighed 170 pounds for the non-title bout. St. Pierre improved to 12-1; Penn dropped to 10-3-1.
University of Hawai'i golfer Jarett Hamamoto shot a final-round 1-under-par 70 yesterday to edge Kevin Hayashi by a stroke to win the Hilo Invitational at Hilo Municipal Golf Course.
Hamamoto, a Waiakea High alum, finished at 137. Hayashi shot 69-69—138.
MILILANI CAPTURES OIA
Mililani scored 330.5 points to win the O'ahu Interscholastic Association cheerleading championship at Leilehua High School on Saturday.
Moanalua won the junior varsity title.