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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

UH loses big, wins big in softball

Advertiser Staff

After being dominated by California earlier in the evening, the University of Hawai'i women's softball team bounced back to trounce Lipscomb, 8-0, in the Chevron Spring Fling Tournament at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Kelly Majam and Melissa Gonzalez each hit solo and two-run homers, and Kaia Parnaby pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for the Rainbow Wahine (20-10) in a game shortened to 4 1/2 innings due to the mercy rule.

Abby Keese had two hits for the Lady Bison (20-5).

Earlier, Valerie Ariotio pitched a four-hitter with a season-high 17 strikeouts and no walks, and also hit a two-run homer as 13th-ranked Cal (21-5) thumped UH, 5-0.

The Golden Bears also beat Lipscomb, 3-0, behind Jolene Henderson's four-hit, 11-strikeout pitching.



Hawai'i's Tadd Fujikawa moved into third place yesterday, shooting a 2-under-par 70 in the second round of the eGolf Professional Tour's Cabarrus Classic in North Carolina.

He trails co-leaders Joe Daley and David Robinson by three.

Fujikawa, 19, played his second round at Cabarrus Country Club in Concord, N.C., after shooting the low round at River Run in Davidson, N.C., a day earlier. He shares third with five others at 6-under 138 after bogeying the par-5 18th. He had four birdies, including three in a four-hole span around the turn.

The tournament ends tomorrow.



Hawai'i Pacific scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Academy of Art, 8-7, yesterday in a non-conference game at Moraga, Calif.

Kiley Kawazoe's pinch-hit, two-run double was the lone hit of the ninth for the Sea Warriors (16-5), who took advantage of five walks, including one to Sean Winston that scored the go-ahead run.

Reliever Danny March pitched one-hit ball over the final six innings, striking out seven, to help beat the Urban Knights (2-15).