Huskies beat Wahine for title
No. 22 Washington scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to upset No. 15 Hawaii 8-6 and claim the title of the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament yesterday at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Hawaii (17-6) had taken a 6-5 lead with a five-run fifth, highlighted by Kaulana Gould's two-run double. The Rainbow Wahine couldn't hold on as the Huskies (16-6-1) used four hits and two UH errors to retake the lead for good.
The Wahine advanced to the title game via a 1-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky. Pitcher Kate Robinson earned the win with a four-hit, six-strikeout complete-game performance.
The Rainbow Wahine host the Chevron Spring Fling, Wednesday through Saturday. Also in the field are North Carolina, Texas, Texas Tech and Maine.
Mihova leads Hawaii Pacific
Freshman Nina Mihova won both her matches at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles to help No. 22 Hawaii Pacific top Emory 6-3 in a women's tennis contest played yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.
The Sea Warriors (6-1) won four singles and two doubles matches against the Eagles (2-4).
Vulcans fall to Blazers in baseball
Cody McMurray drove in two runs to highlight a three-run fourth inning as Alabama-Birmingham pulled away to an 11-3 victory over Hawaii-Hilo yesterday at Wong Stadium.
Sea Warriors sweep weekly honors
Hawaii Pacific outfielder Krystal Plunkett was named player of the week and teammate Sherise Musquiz pitcher of the week yesterday by the Pacific West Conference.
Plunkett, a sophomore outfielder, helped the Sea Warriors (12-0) go 6-0 last week by going 7-for-18 and driving in six runs
Musquiz, a sophomore right-hander, went 3-0, all complete-game victories, giving up just two earned runs over 21 innings.
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Warriors 14th in Las Vegas golf
The Hawaii men's golf team finished 14th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate yesterday in Las Vegas.
The Warriors carded an aggregate 954, well off the winning pace of host UNLV (869) in the 15-team event.