CaneFires bring out the bats
Ian Gac drove in four runs and Chad Tracy added three as the West Oahu CaneFires roughed up the Waikiki Beach Boys 8-2 in Hawaii Winter Baseball last night at Hans L'Orange Field.
Tracy hit his second home run of the season with a pair of runners on in the second inning and Gac put one out in the sixth with one runner on. Kenley Jansen added three hits for the CaneFires.
Keisaku Itokazu earned the win for West Oahu by pitching into the sixth inning and allowing only one earned run. Tyler Chambliss held Waikiki hitless the rest of the way to earn his first save of the season.
» Brad Corley scored Stephen Chapman with a single off Ryan Ouellette with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the North Shore Honu over the Honolulu Sharks in the second game last night.
The Honu won despite getting only four hits because Bud Norris limited Honolulu to a run over five innings and Charles Benoit threw the final 1 1/3 innings without allowing a hit.
Andrew Cruse blew a save for the Honu when Austin Jackson and Brandon Snyder drove in a pair of runs in the sixth inning.
Wie's agent quits after a year
The losses for Michelle Wie keep piling up even though her LPGA Tour season is over. The latest came yesterday when her agent resigned after less than a year on the job.
Greg Nared, a former Nike business manager whom the William Morris Agency hired a year ago to manage Wie, resigned as vice president of golf. His announcement came one day after Wie finished 19th in a 20-player field at the Samsung World Championship.
"After careful consideration for my future, I have resigned effective immediately," Nared said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press. "I'm very grateful to the William Morris Agency for the opportunity to work with world-class athletes. It has been an invaluable experience and I'll forever cherish (it)."
Ako and Lu earn WAC soccer honors
Hawaii's Ambree Ako and Kori Lu earned Western Athletic Conference soccer honors yesterday.
They were picked as the WAC's offensive and defensive players of the week.
Ako scored three goals and had one assist in two wins over Nevada and Fresno State last week.
Lu earned her third solo shutout of the season in last Friday's 3-0 win.
Wahine in second place in California
Hawaii shot an opening-round 13-over 301 to take second place at the San Diego State Aztec Fall Classic in Chula Vista, Calif., yesterday.
The Rainbow Wahine trail UC Irvine by four shots, heading into today's final round.
Lisa Kajihara shot an even-par 72 for Hawaii and is tied for second individually. She's two shots behind leader Patty Chawalitmetha of the Anteaters.
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Sea Warriors deny Otters in soccer
Hawaii Pacific topped Cal State Monterey Bay 1-0 in a men's college soccer match yesterday at Seaside, Calif.
After playing most of the match in a scoreless tie, the Sea Warriors' Max Anton dribbled through the Otters' defense and put a shot into the back of the net in the 79th minute for the victory.
The Sea Warriors improved to 5-6, and the Otters dropped to 6-6-2.
» Hawaii-Hilo defeated Mills College 13-0 in a women's soccer match yesterday in Oakland, Calif.
Jani Carmona and Carissa Robertson scored three goals apiece for the Vulcans (8-5). Grace Hedemann added four assists.