Robinson leads Hawaii to softball rout
Junior pitcher Kate Robinson tossed a one-hit shutout and hit two two-run homers to lead Hawaii to a 16-0 victory in five innings over Southern Utah on the final day of the Louisville Slugger-Desert Classic softball tournament in Las Vegas yesterday.
Robinson retired the first nine Thunderbirds and took a no-hitter into the bottom of the fifth. SUU first baseman Bobbie Jo Merrill broke up the no-hitter with a double to left-center to open the fifth, but Robinson ended the threat by striking out the final three batters.
Hawaii (10-2) also had outstanding plate performances from sophomore third baseman Clare Warwick, who was 4-for-4 yesterday and 13-for-21 for the tournament. Senior second baseman Alana Power added her first career grand slam.
The Rainbow Wahine conclude their road trip with a doubleheader tomorrow at Loyola Marymount.
» Sophomore shortstop Krystal Plunkett drove in four runs to help the Hawaii Pacific softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Chaminade yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.
The Sea Warriors (5-1) won 11-2 and 9-1. The Silverswords (0-5) struggled at the plate, managing just a combined eight hits, but got on the scoreboard in Game 2 on sophomore Brandi Sasaki's solo home run.
Weekly WAC honors for Wahine Tambini
Hawaii forward Pam Tambini earned player of the week honors for Western Athletic Conference women's basketball yesterday.
Tambini averaged 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals per game in helping the Rainbow Wahine to two victories last week. Hawaii (13-12, 7-6 ), riding a six-game winning streak, closes out its home schedule Saturday against San Jose State at 7 p.m.
It's senior night for Tambini, Cassidy Chretien, Brittany Grice, Amber Lee and Janevia Taylor, who will be honored after the game.