Vulcans rally to defeat Falcons
Hawaii-Hilo scored five runs in the eighth inning to shoot down Air Force 9-3 in college baseball yesterday in Hilo.
Lars Knepper gave up two runs over seven innings while fanning five batters to pick up the win for the Vulcans (6-23). Michael Higa and David Chu had two RBIs apiece to lead the way at the plate.
The Falcons dropped to 5-21.
Weber is WAC Player of the Week
Hawaii tennis freshman Andreas Weber was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week yesterday for the March 19-25 period.
Weber, of Huenfeld, Germany, is ranked 60th in the nation and posted three singles and two doubles victories at the No. 1 courts against opponents from Nevada, Washington and California. On the year, he is 19-6 in singles.
Seasiders sweep Argonauts
Brigham Young-Hawaii swept Notre Dame de Namur in a Pacific West Conference softball doubleheader yesterday, 3-1 and 11-1, in Belmont, Calif.
First baseman Jana Dewey hit her 11th homer of the season and Crystal De La Cruz struck out four in a complete game to boost the Seasiders (14-14) in the first game.
BYUH broke a scoreless tie with nine runs in the fourth inning of the nightcap to bring the team back to .500 on the season. Clairissa Bruce and Rachelle Wade collected three hits apiece, and Austin Long pitched all five innings for the win.
Hawaii-Hilo golf team places 10th
Hawaii-Hilo wrapped up the Grand Canyon University Invitational women's golf tournament in 10th place yesterday at Goodyear, Ariz.
Randi Ono posted the team's best score with an 11-over-par 155, good for 13th place individually.
» The Hawaii-Hilo men's team took 15th place in the University of Colorado Stevinson Ranch Invitational yesterday in Stevinson, Calif.
Stephen Zane led the Vulcans with a 21-over-par 237 to finish in 50th place.
BYU-Hawaii women still unbeaten
The Division II top-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team downed No. 5 West Florida 8-1 yesterday in Pensacola, Fla., to improve to 19-0 on the season.
The Seasiders swept all six singles matches and took two of three doubles frames in the dominant win.
» The 14th-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii men's team lost to Division II top-ranked West Florida yesterday, 7-2, in Pensacola.
Seasiders players Jakub Huza and Chris Rice prevailed on the No. 4 and 6 courts, respectively, but BYUH (9-1) was swept in doubles play and didn't seriously challenge on the other singles courts.