Robinson hurls another shutout for Wahine
Hawaii didn't get the ball out of the infield in the final inning, but managed to squeeze out the run it needed in a 1-0 win over New Mexico State yesterday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
NEXT UP: at LaTech on Saturday
Kate Robinson picked up her second shutout of the series and drove in the decisive run as UH claimed the rubber match of the Western Athletic Conference set. Robinson (11-3) struck out six and walked none while scattering four hits for the Wahine (26-11, 2-1 WAC), who dropped four places to No. 21 in this week's USA Today/NFCA poll.
NMSU's Kim Watson gave up nine hits and walked two, but kept the Wahine off the scoreboard until the bottom of the seventh.
Tanisha Milca reached base when Watson couldn't handle her liner. She then beat the throw to second on a sacrifice bunt by Kaulana Gould. Melissa Gonzalez also beat out a bunt to load the bases. Robinson's sharp grounder up the middle hit off Watson's glove, allowing Milca to score the winning run.
UH goes on the road for a three-game series at Louisiana Tech on Saturday and Sunday.