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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, February 8, 2000

UH-Hilo pitcher
gets WAC honor

UH-Hilo's Thomas Ford was named the Western Athletic Conference baseball Pitcher of the Week yesterday after hurling a seven-inning, 2-0 shutout against Tennessee on Sunday.

Ford gave up just two hits and three walks while striking out six. The shutout was the first against Tennessee in 220 games.

Ford is 2-0 on the season with a 1.59 ERA in four appearances. He leads the WAC in strikeouts with 15.

HSGA opens membership

The Hawaii State Golf Association is opening its membership to individuals for the first time.

Previously, amateur golfers in Hawaii had to belong to a golf club with at least 10 members in order to join the state association. Now, individuals are eligible for associate membership, with many of the same privileges of general membership, the HSGA said in an announcement.

The HSGA is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 to promote and serve the interests of golf in Hawaii. It is the governing body for amateur golf in Hawaii, the official U.S. Golf Association representative for Hawaii, and the official provider for golf handicapping.

Tennessee strikes back

Leadoff batter Chris Burke had four hits, stole two bases and scored twice to lead Tennessee past Hawaii-Hilo, 11-3, in a college baseball game last night at Hilo's Wong Stadium.

The Volunteers, shut out by the Vulcans on Sunday, pounded 15 hits to improve their record to 4-1. Hilo fell to 7-8.

The teams meet again today and tomorrow at Wong Stadium.

HPU, Western Oregon split

Scott Suraci had two hits, including a run-scoring double, and also scored a run as Hawaii Pacific defeated Western Oregon, 3-2, in the first game of a college baseball doubleheaders yesterday at Hans L'Orange Field.

Western Oregon (7-2) won the second game, 7-4, as Ryan Suyama had three hits against the Sea Warriors (6-6).

HPU tennis teams win

The Hawaii Pacific University men's and women's tennis teams posted a pair of 7-2 victories over Sonoma State yesterday.

The HPU men were led by No. 1 singles player Jan Tribler, a freshman from Denmark, who took a 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Nestor Bernabe.

The Sea Warriors' No. 1 woman, Bianca Barreto, topped Michelle Jovez, 6-0, 6-3.

The fifth-ranked Sea Warrior men are 5-3 on the season, The No. 13 HPU women are 4-3.

Warriors football game

The Hawaiian Warriors minor league football team, featuring former NFL running back Nuu Faaola, Danny Crowell and Kale Cockett, will play the USA All-Star Team, with quarterback Major Harris, Saturday at 7 p.m. at Kaiser Stadium.

Ticket donation is $5 in advance and $7 at the gate.

HSJGA workshop scheduled

The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association will sponsor a free "Train the Trainers" workshop Feb. 19-20 at the Koolau Golf Club. Renowned golf instructors Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott will conduct the workshop.

For more information, call 532-0559.

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