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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 16, 2010

HPU wins NCAA softball regional, will host Super Regional

Advertiser Staff

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KANE'OHE The Hawai'i Pacific softball team rallied today to win the NCAA Division II West Regional at its Howard A. Okita Field.

Top-seeded HPU beat No. 8 Central Washington, 1-0, in the tournament final this afternoon and will host a Super Regional this week. Nicole Morrow's RBI single scored Casey Sugihara in the top of the first inning and Sherise Musquiz threw a six-hitter with four strikeouts.

Central Washington defeated HPU earlier in the day, 3-2 in nine innings, to force the take-all game in the double-elimination tournament. Musquiz threw all nine innings and gave up nine hits. She also drove in both runs for the Sea Warriors.

The Sea Warriors (44-7) will meet No. 6 Chico State in the Super Regional Friday and Saturday in the best-of-three series.

Chico State (32-19) won the other West Regional that ended today at Sonoma State.

Central Washington ends the season 40-15. Hawai'i-Hilo was eliminated from the regional yesterday.