Rainbow Wahine sweep in softbal
Audrey Andrade had three hits, including a grand slam, and Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu and Amanda Tauali'i also homered as Hawai'i beat San Jose State, 11-4, yesterday to complete a sweep of a Western Athletic Conference softball doubleheader in San Jose, Calif.
Kanani Pu'u-Warren added two doubles and three RBIs, and Melissa Gonzalez, in her first game on the mound since Feb. 14, earned the victory after pitching three innings and allowing four hits and one run.
In the opener, Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu hit a pair of two-run homers and Dara Pagaduan added a solo shot as the Rainbow Wahine (22-21, 10-5) held on for a 6-5 victory over the Spartans (18-29, 5-10).
Stephanie Ricketts scattered six hits while striking out three and walking none to earn the victory for the 'Bows, who won the series 2-1 and will play a doubleheader at Santa Clara tomorrow.
HAWAI'I PACIFIC SWEEPS CHAMINADE
Courtney Kessell pitched a two-hitter and Tajia Acierto had two hits and three RBIs as Hawai'i Pacific beat Chaminade, 10-0, yesterday in the opener of a Pacific West Conference softball doubleheader shortened to 4 1/2 innings by the mercy rule at Howard A. Okita Field.
Kessell struck out three to boost her career strikeout total to 401.
In the second game, Sherise Musquiz allowed four hits over five innings and teamed with two relievers on a five-hitter, and Krystal Plunkett had three hits and an RBI as the Sea Warriors (36-10, 18-4) posted a 7-0 victory over the Silverswords (9-34, 8-14).
COLLEGE PREP SHOW ON OC 16 TONIGHT
OC 16 will debut a new show tonight called "GPA, Play it Smart," focusing on college preparation, the college experience itself and college graduates contributing to communities, featuring current and former Hawai'i student-athletes as role models.
The show, produced by non-profit group "Education 1st," will air at 8 p.m.
Tonight's show will feature Punahou School senior Manti Te'o, Brigham Young University-Hawai'i basketball senior Trenson Akana and Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann.
"We want to help motivate youths and their families to graduate with a college degree and contribute back to society while working in a career," said Asai Gilman, executive director for Education 1st.