Wahine win softball tourney
Stephanie Ricketts spaced seven hits and Kelly Majam hit a solo homer as Hawai'i defeated DePaul, 4-1, yesterday to capture the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament title at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Ricketts (8-5), who struck out four and did not issue a walk, earned her third win of the tournament and was named Most Outstanding Pitcher.
Majam, whose opposite-field shot over the left-center field fence in the fourth gave UH a 1-0 lead, was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after batting .375 with three home runs.
The Rainbow Wahine (18-9) scored three runs in the fifth — spiced by RBI doubles from Kanani Pu'u Warren and Jessica Iwata — to make it 4-1.
Becca Heteniak (6-6) went the distance for DePaul (11-8), yielding four hits and striking out eight.
Kelly Korras and Kasy'e Lalau teamed on a seven-hitter as Chaminade beat Academy of Art, 7-0, yesterday in the second game of a Pacific West Conference doubleheader at Central O'ahu Regional Park.
Skye Virtudes had three hits, and Kori Berinobis and Kristine Mihara each had two RBIs for the Silverswords (13-11, 10-6).
In the first game, Sierrah Garcia scattered eight hits and Shampayne Clay had two hits and two RBIs as the Urban Knights (11-9, 2-2) won, 3-2.
Keli-Grace Kaowili-Sanatian had three hits and Chelsi Walls allowed just four hits and one earned run for the Silverswords.
HAWAI'I PACIFIC SPLITS
Bas Nooij batted 3 for 3, including a single that drove in the tie-breaking run in the top of the eighth, as Hawai'i Pacific beat Dixie State, 4-3, yesterday in the first game of a Pacific West Conference doubleheader at St. George, Utah.
Kale Sumner hit a three-run homer, Michael Greene (3-0) pitched 7 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts to earn the win and Danny March struck out the final batter with two runners on base to get the save for the Sea Warriors (14-4, 8-2).
Drew Oldfield hit a three-run homer for the Red Storm (11-7, 6-4).
Dixie won the second game, 3-2, despite three hits apiece from HPU's Sean Winston and Rylan Morihara.
YOUTH EVENT TODAY
Some 200 boys and girls 18 years of age will compete in the sixth annual Adult Friends for Youth Aloha Youth 7's Rugby Tournament, which will run from today through Wednesday at Kapi'olani Park.
The 7-a-side tournament will feature a team from Canada and 11 from Hawai'i. Games are seven minutes per half.
For information, contact McKay Schwenke at email@example.com
Today — Kick Off, 2 p.m.
Tomorrow — Matches, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday — Finals, 10 a.m. with awards ceremony at 5 p.m.