Homers power UH softball
The University of Hawai'i softball team hit four home runs, including a grand slam by Traci Yoshikawa, to trounce Cal State Fullerton, 12-3, yesterday at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas.
Jenna Rodriguez, Jessica Iwata and Kelly Majam also homered for the Rainbow Wahine (7-3), who finished the tournament with a 4-1 record. They outscored their opponents 52-25 behind 16 home runs, 22 doubles and 49 RBIs.
UH freshman Kaia Parnaby (5-0) gave up first-inning runs to the Titans before settling down, yielding five hits while striking out five and walking three in seven innings.
Rodriguez batted 3 for 5 for the Bows, who play at Loyola Marymount tomorrow.
LOW WINS IN HILO
Jacob Low shot a 1-under-par 70 yesterday to win the 13th Hilo Invitational by one stroke over fellow pros David Kim (72) and Ryan Perez (69) at the Hilo Municipal course.
Low finished at 5-under 137.
Chris Igawa won amateur honors after being Niel Cabico and Alika Bell in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff after each finished at 2-under 140.
Micah Takahashi pitched a seven-inning two-hitter as Hawai'i Pacific beat Pacific (Ore.), 6-1, yesterday to complete a doubleheader sweep at Hans L'Orange Park.
Takahashi, who struck out one and walked none, had a no-hitter for four innings and a shutout until Nate Rasmussen hit an RBI double with two outs in the top of the seventh for Pacific (1-4).
Jordan Inamasu had three hits and two RBIs for the Sea Warriors (9-2).
In the first game, Kale Sumner hit a two-out, RBI single in the seventh to win it for HPU, 6-5.
Blake Amaral hit a solo homer for the Sea Warriors.
Simon Fraser (Canada) swept Chaminade, 10-0 and 7-0, yesterday in a non-conference doubleheader at Central O'ahu Regional Park.
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