Williams goes on disabled list
WASHINGTON » The Washington Nationals put right-handed starter Jerome Williams of Waipahu on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle and activated left-handed reliever Ray King off the DL before yesterday's game against the New York Mets.
Williams hurt his ankle while swinging during an at-bat in the sixth inning of Washington's 6-2 loss to New York in 12 innings Saturday night. He singled in that at-bat and tweaked the ankle again when he wound up sliding hard into second base to try to break up a double play.
Until departing, Williams (0-4, 6.11 ERA) was enjoying by far his best start of 2007. He held the Mets without a hit for 5 1/3 innings.
"I felt like I was finally going to go forward and get out of this funk that I was in," Williams said. "And now this."
Rainbow Wahine finish fourth
The No. 4 Hawaii women's water polo team finished in fourth place at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship yesterday after falling to third-ranked USC 14-7 at Arizona State's Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.
Lisa van Raalte and Amy Logan led the Rainbow Wahine with two goals apiece, while Brittany Hayes led the Trojans with a match-high three goals.
Hawaii (17-10) will find out today whether it will be selected as one of three at-large teams to compete for the NCAA Championship tournament slated for May 11-13.
Hilo softball team sweeps HPU
The Hawaii-Hilo softball team swept a doubleheader against visiting HPU, 1-0 and 7-1 yesterday afternoon.
The Vulcans (40-11) won the first game in walk-off fashion when, with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, pinch runner Chelsea Osborne came home on third baseman Casey Sugihara's error. Sarah Weisskopf boosted her record to 18-5 after tossing two innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory.
Leo Sing Chow (10-2) picked up the win in the second game after giving up one run on two hits and one walk. Catcher Meghan Jost collected a game-high three RBIs for the Vulcans.
Sea Warriors steal 1 in extra innings
The HPU baseball team used a 10th-inning rally to earn a 12-11 victory over visiting Dixie State College yesterday afternoon at Central Oahu Regional Park.
After scoring four runs in the ninth to send the game into extras, the Sea Warriors (22-28) loaded the bases in their half of the 10th frame. With one out, Dixie State (24-20) reliever Cory Imel uncorked a wild pitch, allowing catcher Andrew Sramek to come home with the deciding run.
Both squads combined for 36 hits in the game, while five players each drove in two runs for HPU.
» Hawaii-Hilo (12-32) fell to New Mexico 12-2 on the road yesterday afternoon at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, N.M.
Vulcans reliever Karl Maas gave up 11 hits and surrendered nine runs to the Lobos in four innings. In defeat, right fielder Dane Ogawa went 2-for-3 with a solo home run.
Nunokawa at Quarterback Club
Jill Nunokawa, a civil rights specialist at the University of Hawaii, will be among the speakers at the Honolulu Quarterback Club's weekly luncheon today at the Pagoda Hotel's Ballroom.
Nunokawa has advocated moving high school girls basketball from the spring to winter, a move that will be made for the 2008-09 season.
Also former Hawaii high school track standouts and current coaches Lauren Dignam (Iolani) and Todd Iacovelli (Punahou) are scheduled to appear.
The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. with the program to begin at noon.