All-America honors for two from HPU
Hawai'i Pacific pitcher Sherise Musquiz was named to the first team and designated hitter Maile Kim earned third-team honors of the 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II All-American Team.
The announcement was made last night at the NCAA Banquet of Champions on the eve of the Division II College World Series in St. Joseph, Mo.
The Sea Warriors open against Wayne State today at noon Hawai'i time.
Musquiz and Kim became the first Sea Warriors named to the All-America Team since HPU became an NCAA program in 1999.
Musquiz, the PacWest Pitcher of the Year and Daktronics West Region Co-Pitcher of the Year, has a 30-3 record and 1.05 ERA.
Kim has a .583 slugging percentage with nine home runs and 45 RBIs.
UH HOPES WIPED OUT
The University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine sailing team was denied a chance to compete for a national title when Mother Nature halted competition at the ICSA Women's National Championship semifinals at Lake Mendota, Wis.
Due to thunderstorms and a lack of wind, no races went off during the first two days of competition. The ICSA women's nationals is a four-day event with the first two days dedicated to semifinal round qualifying. The Rainbow Wahine were one of 18 teams set to compete for nine spots in the finals. Nine other schools had already qualified for the finals by placing at the top of their respective district championships.
Weather conditions scrapped the semifinals, and instead the top 18 teams were slotted for the championship round. The Pacific Coast Sailing Conference is allotted two spots and based on their fourth-place finish in the PCCSC Championship, the Rainbow Wahine failed to qualify for the final two days of competition.
Hawai'i still has a shot at a title when it competes in the ICSA Team Race Championship, beginning Saturday. Wahine sailors Tahnee Allman, Darla Baldwin, Lani Johnson, Jaclyn McLoughlin and Hannah Tuson-Turner will be joined by Zachary Hester, William Petersen and Ryan Wild for the three-day event.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
OSHIRO DEBUTS TODAY
Mark Oshiro of Pearl City will face Nik Mamalis of Wyoming in a televised bout at a Bellator Fighting Championships mixed martial arts event today at San Antonio, Texas.
Oshiro recently signed a contract with Bellator, and today will be his debut bout with the organization. His fight with Mamalis will be in the bantamweight (135 pounds) division.
It is scheduled to be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net. The televised bouts will start at 7:30 p.m. in Hawai'i on Oceanic digital channel 226.
Oshiro has a professional record of 12-2; Mamalis is 3-3.
Oshiro is also expected to participate in a bantamweight championship tournament with the Bellator organization later this year.
The following Kalani High athletes received honorable mention honors on the O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red East all-star baseball team:
Kiel Odo, Cal Sumida, Matthew Murakami, Gavin Okada, Joey Asuncion, Ryan Ige, Spencer Shiroma, Sean Nii, Chase Sumida and Devin Lee.
A different list was published in yesterday's Advertiser.