NCAA grants Kuroda sixth season
BY Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer
University of Hawai'i pitcher Harry Kuroda has been cleared by the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility, coach Mike Trapasso said.
Kuroda missed his first two seasons with UH because of a shoulder injury. He was declared a redshirt his true freshman season in 2005. When he missed 2006, he had to apply for the sixth season of eligibility this year.
Kuroda made 15 appearances, primarily out of the bullpen, going 4-1 with a 7.98 earned run average last season.
Hawai'i opens the season Feb. 19 against No. 10 Oregon State at Les Murakami Stadium.
The alumni game is set for 1 p.m. Feb. 13.
The eighth annual UH Baseball Grand Slam Celebration will be held Feb. 15 at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The event, a fundraiser for the baseball program, includes food by local restaurants, beverages, live and silent auctions, and entertainment. It also gives fans a chance to meet the players and coaches.
For information, call 956-6247.