Nationals put Williams on DL
WASHINGTON » The Washington Nationals shuffled their rotation again yesterday, putting right-hander Jerome Williams back on the disabled list with a tear in his shoulder and moving Micah Bowie from the bullpen into Williams' starting spot.
Williams, 0-5 with a 7.20 ERA this season, had an MRI exam yesterday after shoulder problems forced him out of Tuesday night's 6-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the third inning. He has a partially torn labrum and won't throw for 10-14 days.
"I woke up this morning and it was sore. Went to the doctor -- sore," said Williams, a Waipahu alumnus . "A real tired feeling and real sore."
He had been on the disabled list with a left ankle injury but was activated so he could start Tuesday.
"It's like, 'What else is going to happen?' But I really can't think that way," Williams said.
Tatsuno to throw out first ball
Future National College Baseball Hall of Famer Derek Tatsuno will throw out the first ball in Sunday's baseball game between Hawaii and Fresno State at Les Murakami Stadium beginning at 1:05 p.m.
The left-handed Tatsuno, who compiled an amazing 40-6 record for the Rainbows, shares the single-season win mark with 20 and holds the national strikeout record with 234.
The UH-Fresno State game is the second in a three-game series this weekend. The finale and regular-season-ending game is Monday at 6:35 p.m.
4 Rainbow Wahine honored
Hawaii's Kate Robinson, Justine Smethurst, Tyleen Tausaga and Clare Warwick were named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-West Region team yesterday.
It is the most players UH has placed on the first team.
Bode, Weber are West rookies of year
Two college tennis players in Hawaii were named as Intercollegiate Tennis Association West Region rookies of the year yesterday.
Hawaii's Andreas Weber won the Division I honor and Hawaii Pacific's Hendrik Bode won the Division II honor.
The Rainbow Warriors' Weber is the first UH player to earn an invitation to the NCAAs, which are slated for May 23-28 in Athens, Ga.
Weber went 24-6 overall and 15-2 in dual-match play.
The Sea Warriors' Bode went undefeated at No. 1 singles in the regular season, going 13-0. He dropped just two sets.
Bode finished the season ranked 20th nationally.
Both Weber and Bode are natives of Germany.
Hawaii finishes 10th in volleyball poll
The Hawaii volleyball team wound up at No. 10 in the Molten/Volleyball magazine final Top 10 poll, which was released Tuesday.
The Warriors finished their season 13-14.
UC Irvine, Pepperdine and IPFW finished at Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
» The Hawaii water polo team finished at No. 4 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's final poll, which was released yesterday.
UCLA, Stanford and USC finished at Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
Irons loses in quarters at Teahupoo
Kauai's Andy Irons, a three-time world champion, lost his Billabong Pro Tahiti quarterfinal match to Joel Parkinson of Australia 17.53 to 12.00 yesterday.
The loss eliminated Irons from the ASP World Championship Tour surf event.
Damien Hobgood went on to win the title yesterday on clean 4- to 6-foot waves at Teahupoo.
Blomberg, Morgado earn SCIAC honors
Andrew Blomberg (Moanalua '05) and Matt Morgado (Kamehameha '03) have been named to the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference baseball second team.
Blomberg a sophomore at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, hit .364, third best for the Stags. The first baseman, who also saw action at third, led the team with three triples, 10 home runs and 54 runs. He was second in RBIs with 48.
Morgado (Kamehameha '03), a senior outfielder/designated hitter at Whittier, topped the Poets with a .395 batting average. He had 12 doubles, one triple, four homers and 24 RBIs. He was successful on all six stolen-base attempts.
» Noelle Heise (Iolani '03), a senior utility player for the Pomona-Pitzer water polo team, is an All-SCIAC first-team member. She scored her last collegiate goal in the Sagehens' 7-6 victory over Wagner in the seventh-place game at the NCAA tournament.
» Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletes Mikey Lim (Punahou '06) and Jessica Nagasako (Lahainaluna '03) were named to the All-SCIAC men's and women's tennis teams, respectively.