'Bows outlast San Jose State
SAN JOSE, Calif. » Landon Hernandez and Vinnie Catricala each hit RBI singles during a four-run 15th inning to give the Hawaii baseball team a 10-8 victory over San Jose State last night in the opener of a four-game Western Athletic Conference series at Municipal Stadium.
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The Rainbows scored all four runs with two outs after an error by the Spartans kept the inning alive.
Hawaii won its second straight and snapped a six-game conference losing streak to improve to 11-19 overall and 3-6 in WAC play.
Kevin Macdonald finished 4-for-6 with three runs and three RBIs and Derek DuPree scored twice and had three hits to extend his hitting streak to seven games.
Hawaii will have to go the rest of the series without its top two relievers, as Jayson Kramer and Matt Daly each threw at least four innings.
Daly gave up a two-run single in the bottom of the 15th inning, but closed out the game for his fourth victory of the season.
Ching among MLS' highest-paid
Brian Ching of Haleiwa is the 25th-highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, according to numbers released by the MLS Players Union.
Ching, a forward for the Houston Dynamo, earns $231,000 per year, and is the second-highest-paid player on his team. Midfielder Dwayne DeRosario makes $325,000.
Midfielder David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy is the league's highest-paid player, at $6.5 million per year.
Punahou honors Hall of Famers
Punahou honors 15 its 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame classs tomorrow with a ceremony starting at 6 p.m. at the Pacific Club.
Clint Albao, Norm Chow, Chris Duplanty, Glenn Goya, Tracy Kunichika, Walter Macfarlane, Ralph Martinson, Norbert Mendes, Susie Mills Suttich, Kim Pennington Roll, Nolan Ramirez, 'Ia Saipaia, Kathy Shipman, Cynthia Stehouwer and Chris Woo are the new inductees.
For information, contact Nedra Manson at Nedkailua@aol.com or 735-4479.
Warrior tennis tops UC Irvine
The Hawaii men's tennis team completed its three-match road trip with a 5-2 win over No. 66 UC Irvine at the Anteater Tennis Stadium yesterday.
In singles play, No. 115 Sascha Heinemann overpowered No. 111 Victor Lamm for a 6-3, 6-1 victory while No. 107 Andreas Weber defeated Trevor Dobson in three after a tight first set. Hawaii's Dennis Lajola captured the victory at the No. 1 singles position with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Alex Sundling. The Rainbow Warriors (3-8) received their final point of the day with a Spencer Mendoza win.
UH water polo team closes home slate
The No. 4 Hawaii Rainbow Wahine water polo team successfuly overcame No. 8 UC Irvine, 13-9, in their final home match of the season. Fueled by a dominant second quarter that produced five goals, UH improved to 14-5 overall and 7-2 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Junior Kelly Mason led the match with five goals while freshman goalie Sara Gralitzer had a season-high 14 saves, only three shy of the prgram's single-match record.
AOP graduate Higgins joins Galaxy
Goalkeeper Vito Higgins, a graduate of Academy of the Pacifici, has signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
Higgins made the team after an open tryout in February. He has yet to see playing time.
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HPU sweeps softball against BYUH
Nicole Kalakau had five hits, including two doubles in the second game, as Hawaii Pacific swept a doubleheader from Brigham Young-Hawaii, 4-3 and 8-0.
Sherise Musquiz pitched a five-inning one-hitter in the nightcap, as HPU improved to 28-5 and 13-1 in the Pacific West Conference. BYUH is now 8-27 and 5-13.
BYUH women's tennis climbs to 20-0
Brigham Young-Hawaii knocked off Valdosta State 7-1 in Pensacola, Fla., yesterday to improve to 20-0.
The top-ranked Seasiders swept the three doubles matches on the way to extending their winning streak to 80 matches.
Valdosta State came into the match ranked fourth in the nation.
Elwen Li, Maggie Deng, Ramona Husaru, Becky Lu and Jenny Chin were all singles and doubles winners for BYUH.
Valdosta St. tops BYUH men's tennis
No. 2 ranked Valdosta State beat Brigham Young-Hawaii 8-1 in men's tennis yesterday in Pensacola, Fla.
Valdosta State swept the singles matches. BYUH's Rong Ma and Marvin So'onalole upset fifth-ranked Leos Jelinek and Joerg Ekkenga in No. 1 doubles.