Oregon State punishes Hawaii-Hilo twice
Defending national champion Oregon State defeated Hawaii-Hilo in both games of a doubleheader yesterday at Wong Stadium.
In the first game, a 17-4 Oregon State win, the Vulcans (0-3) matched the Beavers' hit total with 12 -- a vast improvement after being no-hit on Thursday -- but issued 12 walks to Oregon State's one. Joe Paterson earned the win with no earned runs over five innings with seven strikeouts. Clayton Uyechi took the loss for UHH.
Leadoff hitter Darwin Barney drove in three runs in both games to lead Oregon State (3-0) at the plate.
In the nightcap, the Beavers won 9-3 behind solid pitching from Daniel Turpen (one run, five strikeouts over four innings), while Joe Davis took the loss. Catcher Matt Haasenritter went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Vulcans.
8 from Kamehameha declare intent
Kamehameha announced the oral commitments of athletes to colleges yesterday.
Volleyball players Alexis Robins, Kealohilani Kea, and Jordan Inafuku have committed to Portland, Pepperdine, and Stanford, respectively.
Softball player Hoku Nohara will play for Hawaii-Hilo, while soccer athletes Kekoa Osorio, Kylee Ann Ah Choy, Jennifer Eugenio, and Mari Punzal are headed to Southern Methodist, Pacific, Idaho, and Hawaii, respectively.
Seasiders drop Sea Warriors in hoops
Paul Peterson had career-highs of 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii team over Hawaii Pacific 74-70 yesterday in men's basketball.
Trenson Akana hit two crucial free throws with 13 seconds to play to seal the win for the Seasiders (14-5, 6-1 PacWest). BYUH also got 12 points from Eric Boyce, all on 3-pointers.
Mickey Wheeler scored 18 points and Kamron Alborz added 17 to lead HPU (1-6 PacWest, 7-11).
BYUH hit 25 of 27 free throws in the game.
» Latoya Wily scored 27 points and pulled down 17 rebounds as the BYUH women's team destroyed HPU 76-55 last night at the Kilauea Recreation Center.
Wily hit 11 of her 15 attempts from the field and five of her eight shots from the line while coming up with three steals. Kanani Thomas led HPU with 12 points.
UH's Wichmann captures pentathlon
Annett Wichmann, a junior at the University of Hawaii, won the pentathlon yesterday at the season-opening Washington Invitational. The Jena, Germany, native posted a score of 4,039.
Wichmann is the reigning Western Athletic Conference heptathlon champion.
McLachlin signs on with Waikoloa
PGA Tour rookie Parker McLachlin has struck a deal with Waikoloa Beach & Golf Resort to be the touring golf pro for the resort. The 27-year-old Punahou graduate holds the course record on Waikoloa's Beach Course -- a 59. McLachlin will be registered on the PGA Tour as playing from the resort and will participate in two golf events at Waikoloa during the year. McLachlin is tied for eighth at the Buick Invitational this week, six strokes back.