UH sweeps Santa Clara in softball
No. 24 Hawaii swept a softball doubleheader from Santa Clara yesterday at Marsalli Park in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine won the first game 9-3 as Courtney Baughman went the distance for her 14th victory.
Kate Robinson went 3-for-4 and Kaulana Gould went 2-for-5 with three RBIs to lead the offense.
In the second-game, a 3-0 win, Robinson went the distance for Hawaii (33-14, 4-1), her 18th complete game and eighth shutout.
Brandi Peiler hit a two-run double to pace the offense.
Santa Clara dropped to 9-43.
Wahine golf team takes third in WAC
The Hawaii women's golf team placed third at the Western Athletic Conference Championships yesterday with a three-round team score of 53-over 917 at Fresno, Calif.
UH's Corie Hou tied for fourth with a 224, while first-team All-WAC selection Xyra Suyetsugu (230) tied for 11th.
Fresno State (41-over 905) won the tournament title to advance to the NCAA Regional.
Westmoreland, Lim take ILH titles
Island Pacific Academy's Matthew Westmoreland and Punahou's Kristin Lim won the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Clay Benham Postseason Tournament boys and girls singles tennis championships yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.
Westmoreland knocked off Punahou's Doug Ho 6-2, 6-2, while Lim defeated Iolani's Nikki Castel of Iolani.
The Buffanblu's Ashley Ohira and Ashley Nakaoka defeated Kelsey Daguio and Kelly Domingo of Sacred Hearts 6-1, 6-0 for the girls doubles title, while Punahou's Alex Ching and Erik Shoji ousted Iolani's Devin Anderson and Marco Kobayashi 6-4, 6-3 on the boys side.
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UHH men take PacWest golf title
An 80-yard eagle by Zady Ari capped off a successful day for Hawaii-Hilo in the Hawaiian Airlines Pacific West Conference Men's Golf Tournament yesterday at Turtle Bay's Palmer Course.
Zady beat Grand Canyon's Terence Daniels on the third playoff hole after both tied in regulation with three-round totals of 6-over 222.
The Vulcans outlasted GCU by six strokes overall, 902 to 908, for the PacWest title. Dixie State was a distant third at 932.
Host Brigham Young-Hawaii took fifth at 969.
Hawaii-Hilo falls to SJSU in baseball
Hawaii-Hilo gave up single runs in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings to fall, 3-2, at San Jose State's Municipal Stadium yesterday in San Jose, Calif.
The Vulcans' Joe Davis pitched 8 1/3 strong innings, but gave up the tying run to the Spartans in the bottom of the ninth. SJSU's Corey Valine earned a walk against reliever Emil DeAndreis with the bases loaded in the 10th to score the winning run.
The Spartans (23-16) won their seventh straight game.
UHH (13-23) came up empty in the two-game nonconference series.
Hawaii Pacific sweeps Chaminade
Hawaii Pacific dealt Chaminade losses of 5-4 and 7-0 in a twinbill yesterday at Sea Warrior Field in Kaneohe.
Kozy Toriano hit a walk-off double in the first game and HPU (39-5-1) survived behind the pitching of Courtney Kessell, who improved to 21-2.
Sherise Musquiz pitched a one-hit shutout in the second game and was backed by a three-run homer by Krystal Plunkett and a two-run single by Samantha Hopper.
The Silverswords fell to 12-32.
UH-Hilo banquet slated for next week
Hawaii-Hilo will hold its annual all-sports banquet Tuesday at Aunty Sally's Luau Hale in Hilo. Individual and team awards will be handed out.
The program begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and reservations can be made by calling 974-7520.