Hawaii way back in golf tournament
The Hawaii men's golf team is in 14th place heading into today's final round of the 62nd Western Intercollegiate tournament in Santa Cruz, Calif.
The Warriors are at an aggregate 612 for two rounds, 45 strokes behind No. 25 Michigan State (567) at the Pasatiempo Golf Course.
Robert Berton and Travis Toyama are tied for 32nd with Santa Clara's Jimmy Cacho at 150.
St. Mary's Mike McRae leads the field at 135.
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Kessell, Hawaii Pacific keep rolling
Courtney Kessell tossed a two-hitter in the opener and Hawaii Pacific went on to sweep a conference softball doubleheader from Notre Dame de Namur, 4-0 and 10-1 in five innings, yesterday in Belmont, Calif.
In the second game, the Sea Warriors spotted the Argonauts a 1-0 lead before coming back with Nicole Kalakau's two-run homer to go ahead for good at 2-1. HPU broke open the game with five runs in the second, highlighted by Jessica Adolph's two-run double.
Kessell (13-0), ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II ERA at 0.40, struck out eight and walked one in the first game. Sherise Musquiz (11-1) picked up the victory in the shortened fifth game, giving up one hit and striking out three.
HPU improved to 24-1, 11-1 PWC. NDNU dropped to 15-20 and 7-9.
» Kessell yesterday was named the PacWest Pitcher of the Week. The junior right-hander went 2-0 in three appearances last week with two complete games and a save. She struck out 19 and allowed one earned run over 16.1 innings.
UHH falls to Washington in baseball
Catcher Peter Rodgers blasted a three-run homer in the third inning to help Hawaii-Hilo to a 5-1 lead, but the Vulcans couldn't hold on, falling to Washington 11-6 in a nonconference baseball game yesterday in Seattle.
Rodgers drove in Dayne Ogawa in the second as UHH took an early 1-0 lead. After the Huskies tied it in the bottom of the second, the Vulcans regained the lead with four runs with two outs in the third, highlighted by Rodgers' home run.
Kyle Conley's three-run homer in the third brought UW to within 5-4 and the Huskies took the lead for good at 8-5 with four runs in the fourth. A.J. Satele led off the fifth with a solo homer to make it 8-6, but the Vulcans (7-3) got no closer.
It was the 10th straight win for Washington (15-6). The teams finish their three-game series today.