Wood strikes out 12 in victory
Blake Wood struck out 12 batters yesterday to lead West Oahu to a 4-3 victory over Honolulu in a Hawaii Winter Baseball game at Hans L'Orange Field.
Wood, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Kansas City Royals prospect, threw 65 of his 99 pitches for strikes. He improved to 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA, surrendering two runs on six hits in five innings.
Ken Miyamoto pitched the final two innings, notching his third save and lowering his league-leading ERA to 0.33.
» Shinya Nakayama allowed one hit and struck out six in five innings to improve to 3-1 and lead North Shore to an 8-0 win over Waikiki last night.
Brad Corley had a solo home run and went 2-for-5 to lead the Honu at the plate.
Lajola, Weber, Tribler advance
Three singles players with Hawaii ties advanced to the second round of the Honolulu Futures tennis tournament main draw with victories yesterday at the University of Hawaii Tennis Complex.
UH's Andreas Weber defeated former Kauai High standout Brad Lum-Tucker 6-3, 6-1, while Dennis Lajola of Aiea beat UH's Sascha Heinemann 6-2, 6-1.
Jan-Axel Tribler, a former Hawaii Pacific player, was leading Tinotenda Chanakira 3-6, 6-3, 2-0 when Chanakira retired.
In doubles, Lum-Tucker and partner Ikaika Jobe, a former Punahou player, advanced by beating Daniel Chu and Whit Livingston.
Seben makes Pacific Region team
Hawaii-Hilo middle blocker Fabiane Seben was picked to the Daktronics All-Pacific Region volleyball first team, the school announced yesterday.
Seben led the Vulcans to the PacWest title with a 14-0 mark. She finished the season first on the team in total blocks (113), solo blocks (89) and attack percentage (.307).