The Hawaii softball team dropped its first two games in the Arizona Wildcat Classic at Tucson yesterday, losing to South Florida, 7-2, and Tennessee, 5-2.
Wahine drop two
in Arizona tourney
A five-run third inning chased UH starter Kelly Gentle and carried South Florida past the Wahine. Desiree Duran was the second-game loser.
UH's Kristin Anderson went 3-for-3 at the plate in each game.
BYUH, UH-HILO SPLIT: BYU-Hawaii edged UH-Hilo, 3-2, in eight innings before bowing, 9-3, to the Vulcans in the second game of a softball doubleheader at Laie yesterday.
Freshman Michelle Gibson drove in the winning run for the Seasiders in the first game. Michelle LaRose and Melanie Hipwell homered for UH-Hilo in the third inning of the nightcap.
COACHES WILD AT QB CLUB: Coach Jeff Yamamoto of Mililani's OIA boys' soccer championship team, new Punahou football coach Kale Ane and Hawaii Pacific basketball coach and athletic director Tony Sellitto will be the guest speakers at the Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon-meeting Monday at the Pagoda hotel.
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Vaiete Soccer Club of Hawaii plays Latin Hawaii Futbol Club and Shipley's Lanikai Tuesday takes on Hanapa'a Hui of Kauai at 4 p.m. today in Hawaii State Cup matches on the Kapiolani Park soccer fields.
The event winds up tomorrow with matches at 1:15 and 3:15 p.m.
The tournament winner will earn a spot in the U.S. Soccer Federation's regional competition May 20-23 at Los Angeles.
RUN FOR BETTER EDUCATION: More than 1,000 youngsters are expected to participate in Foodland's Shop for Better Education 10K Teen Run and 3K Keiki Run tomorrow.
The 10K Teen Run begins at Aloha Tower Market Place at 7 a.m. and finishes in Kapiolani Park. The 3K Keiki Run will circle Kapiolani Park.
All finishers will earn Maika'i Bonus Points for the schools of their choice (redeemable for computers, software and books) and top finishers in each age division will earn valuable computer equipment for their schools.