UH softball team splits in the Desert
The University of Hawai'i bounced back from a loss to Georgia Tech earlier in the day to pound San Diego, 16-3, yesterday in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic at Las Vegas.
Amanda Tauali'i, Jessica Iwata and Melissa Gonzalez homered in support of freshman Kaia Parnaby, who spaced eight hits while striking out nine and walking none in a game that ended after 4 1/2 innings because of the eight-run mercy rule.
Gonzalez had a career-high five RBIs, and Kelly Majam batted 3 for 3 and scored four runs for the Rainbow Wahine (6-3).
Kristen Gensler hit a two-run homer for the Toreros (3-5).
In the first game, No. 10 Georgia Tech launched five home runs, including a three-run shot by Jessica Sinclair in the bottom of the sixth that ended the game by the eight-run mercy rule, 11-2.
Hope Rush of the Yellow Jackets (8-0) struck out four, walked none and gave up five hits, including a solo homer by Tauali'i in the second.
Keli-Grace Saniatan had three hits and four RBIs as Chaminade beat Brigham Young-Hawai'i, 5-4, yesterday to complete a doubleheader sweep at Central O'ahu Regional Park.
In the first game, Brandi Sasaki had two hits and an RBI as the Silverswords (3-3) beat the Seasiders (0-8), 5-4.
Chante Tesoro scored on Simon Fraser's third error in the eighth inning, lifting Hawai'i Pacific to a 2-1 victory and a sweep of a doubleheader at Howard A. Okita Field.
In the opener, Sherise Musquiz pitched a four-hitter to lead the Sea Warriors (8-0) to a 6-0 victory over the Clan (2-2).
KIM LEADS AT HILO
David Kim shot a 5-under 66 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow pro Jacob Low after the first round of the Hilo Invitational Pro-Am at the Hilo Municipal course.
Amateurs Alika Bell and Chris Igawa share third at 68.
Sean Winston and Alex Agortsas each had three hits and two RBIs, and Bas Nooij added two hits and three RBIs as Hawai'i Pacific (7-2) beat Pacific, 11-3, yesterday in the first game of a doubleheader at Hans L'Orange Field.
Mike Nagamine had four hits and Nate Rasmussen had three RBIs as Pacific (1-2) won the second game, 14-0.