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Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Sunday, March 6, 2005





Lee claims fourth EIWA title

Saint Louis graduate and Cornell senior Travis Lee won his fourth individual Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championship yesterday in Annapolis, Md. Lee defeated Lehigh's Matt Ciasulli in the 133-pound championship match, 13-4. He was one of three Cornell wrestlers to win individual championships, and led the Big Red to second place, 2.5 points behind Lehigh.

Lee, a three-time All-American, won the national championship in the 125-pound weight class in 2003. With the win, Lee advanced to the NCAA tournament in St. Louis on March 17-19.

Vulcans come close, fall to Seminoles

The University of Hawaii-Hilo baseball team blasted 18 hits off the visiting Florida State Seminoles, forcing 12 innings before losing 6-4 at Simmons Field in Kailua-Kona yesterday.

The Vulcans dropped to 1-24 for the season. FSU improved to 17-1.

Vulcan starter John Matson went 8 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and three runs while striking out seven batters and walking six.

Second baseman Michael Higa led the Vulcans, going 4-for-6 and scoring two runs. Left fielder David Chu drove in three runs, finishing 3-for-6 with a triple.

UH tennis squads come up short

The Hawaii men's and women's tennis teams each dropped their dual meets on the road yesterday by the identical score of 4-3.

The UH men's team lost at Santa Clara after dropping four of the six singles matches, though the Warriors won the doubles point by winning two out of three contests.

The Rainbow Wahine got singles wins from Lauren Fitzgerald, Kimberley Curtis and Kana Aikawa at Cal State Fullerton.

The Rainbow Warriors complete their road trip today with a game at San Francisco, while the Wahine gear up for a home match against Utah on March 16 at the UH Tennis Complex.

Hilo takes 2 from Notre Dame de Namur

The University of Hawaii-Hilo softball team (10-2) dominated visiting Notre Dame de Namur yesterday in a doubleheader at Central Oahu Regional Park. The Vulcans won the games by the scores of 11-0 and 9-1.

Hilo's Lisa Jackson went 5-for-8 in the two games, while teammate Laura Kimrorowicz went 4-for-6, driving in seven runs.

In the first game, Vulcans pitcher Britani Rodriguez fanned eight batters in a three-hit shutout of the Argos. Pitcher Miki Asamura followed Rodriguez's lead, allowing just four hits in the second game.

The Vulcans will play a doubleheader today at Hawaii Pacific starting at noon.

Cal outlasts 'Bows » In the nightcap of the Pepsi-Cola Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament on Friday, the California Golden Bears (14-1) shut out the Hawaii softball team (8-7), 2-0.

Rainbow Wahine pitcher Melissa Coogan (4-3) threw a complete game, giving up six hits while striking out five batters.

The tournament ends today, with bracket play beginning at 9 a.m. at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Prep coaches to speak at QB Club

Campbell boys basketball coach Sol Batoon, Kamehameha boys soccer coach Andrew Ah New and Saint Francis softball coach Mark Glushenko are the scheduled guest speakers at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club.

The program starts at noon following a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Hotel Ballroom. The public is invited.


See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.


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