Robinson, Tausaga help boost 'Bows, 9-2
Kate Robinson and Tyleen Tausaga homered, and Jessica Morton pitched 3 1/3 innings of two-hit relief as the University of Hawai'i softball team defeated host San Jose State, 9-2, yesterday in the finale of a Western Athletic Conference series.
Alana Power batted 3 for 3, including two doubles, and drove in two runs for the Rainbow Wahine (35-8, 8-1), who won the series 2-1.
Robinson's two-run homer gave UH a brief 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth.
The Spartans (16-18, 1-5) tied it with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, chasing starter Robinson with three straight singles after two were out. Morton gave up a run-scoring single and walk, but got Elizabeth Perez to ground out to third with the bases loaded.
Morton (8-1) then retired nine of the next 10 batters to earn the victory.
Tausaga's solo homer ignited a five-run sixth inning. Power doubled in two runs and pinch-hitter Audrey Andrade singled in two to make it 7-2.
HILO FALLS IN SEMIFINALS
Jessica Gaumnitz pitched a five-hitter and Cal State Stanislaus scored three runs in the top of the first en route to a 4-1 victory over Hawai'i-Hilo in a semifinal game of the 20-team NCAA Division II Mizuno Tournament of Champions at Turlock, Calif.
Rita Argott had three hits and an RBI, and Jennifer Arnold doubled in two runs in the first to lead the Warriors (35-8). Gaumnitz, who struck out three and walked three, improved to 18-1.
Miki Asamura had two hits, including an RBI double, for the Vulcans (28-7).
Cal State Stanislaus fell to third-ranked Humboldt State in the title game, 2-0.
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Vanessa Badosa added two hits and Asamura had an RBI single for the Vulcans.
Allison Smith had two hits and an RBI for the Wildcats (12-24).
HPU's Sherise Musquiz also pitched the distance, allowing the go-ahead run to score in the top of the 12th on an infield single that brought home Nancy Harbeson from third.
Jessica Adolph had two hits, including an RBI double in the third, for the Sea Warriors (22-8).
TICKETS ON SALE
'Ahahui Koa Anuenue, a non-profit fundraising partner of the University of Hawai'i athletic department, is selling ticket packages for the 2007-08 year.
"More than 85 percent of those individuals who purchased the $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000 packages last year have renewed for the 2007-08 academic year," 'Ahahui Koa Anuenue president Vince Baldemor said. "We are now turning our attention to selling these packages to additional fans."
Baldemor said packages include season tickets in premium locations for multiple sports, parking passes, invitations to special events, and other amenities.
"Our members also receive tax deductions for the donation portion of their package," he added.
Proceeds from the sales go toward helping to fund scholarships for student-athletes.
For more information, contact Baldemor at 956-4319 or email@example.com.