Softball Rainbows beat DePaul for tourney crown
Stephanie Ricketts won her third tournament game, and Kelly Majam hit a home run to lead Hawai‘i to the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha title with a 4-1 victory over DePaul today at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
The Rainbow Wahine improved to 18-9, while DePaul dropped to 11-8.
Ricketts spaced seven hits over seven innings, struck out four and walked none for her 11th complete game of the season.
Majam hit a homer to left field to start the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie. After DePaul scored a run in the bottom of the inning, the Rainbows added three runs in the top of the fifth. Kanani Pu‘u-Warren and Jessica Iwata had run-scoring doubles in the inning.
Ricketts was named outstanding pitcher and Majam most outstanding player for the tournament.
PEPSI MALIHINI KIPA ALOHA ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
P - Becca Heteniak, DePaul
INF - Kala Moore, Troy
INF - Jessica Iwata, Hawai`i
INF - Tara Voss, DePaul
INF - Melissa Gonzalez, Hawai`i
INF - Darci Pagnini, Loyola Marymount
OF - Sarah Harris, Troy
OF - Alex Morocco, DePaul
OF - Samantha Dodd, DePaul
UTL - Jenna Rodriguez, Hawai`i
Most Outstanding Pitcher: Stephanie Ricketts, Hawai`i
Most Valuable Player: Kelly Majam, Hawai`i