NMSU baseball team pounds UH
LAS CRUCES, N.M. » Joseph Scaperotta hit a grand slam and New Mexico State continued to play long ball against Hawaii, hitting three more home runs in a 13-8 victory yesterday at Presley Askew Field.
Chris Auten added a solo shot and Bryan Marquez hit a two-run bomb over the fence in right field as the Aggies (26-27, 13-13 WAC) have hit six long balls in two days.
Scaperotta has four home runs and 12 RBIs in six games against the 'Bows (24-27, 16-14) this year.
Jon Hee hit two home runs and Jeff Van Doornum added a two-run homer in the ninth for Hawaii.
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Wie improves, but still misses cut
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. » The day wasn't so good for Hawaii's Michelle Wie at the Michelob Ultra Open at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa's River Course. She improved on her first-day performance, but not enough to play through this weekend. Competing in her first tournament since February's Fields Open in Hawaii, the Stanford freshman followed a 4-over 75 with a 71 yesterday to miss the cut by four strokes.
"I just feel really rusty," she said after making a birdie on the final hole to finish even for the day. "I feel like I just need to play more. ... I feel like I can get it back."
Beginning today's round on the back nine, Wie had three birdies and two bogeys to make the turn at 34. She gave two strokes back to the field with bogeys on Nos. 2 and 4, but got back into the groove with a birdie on the par-4 sixth hole. A bogey-birdie finish gave her a 37 on her closing nine.
Okino wins U.S. Open qualifier
Honolulu's Cyd Okino won the U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifier yesterday at Turtle Bay with an even-par 72 on the Fazio Course at Turtle Bay.
Joining her in sectional qualifiers were Aiea's Anna Jang and Kailua's Bridget Dwyer, who both shot 4-over 76. Okino and Jang selected to play in the sectional qualifier at Turtle Bay's Palmer Course on June 9. Dwyer will play at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill.
The U.S. Open qualifier for men was also held yesterday at Turtle Bay with Pierre-Henri Soero of New Caledonia advancing to the sectional qualifier at Jupiter Hills Country Club in Tequesta, Fla., on June 2 with a 2-under 70. Four men tied at 73, with Waimanalo's Damien Jamila moving on after winning a playoff on the second hole.
Warrior road game tickets on sale
Warrior football 2007 season-ticket holders can start placing ticket orders to attend Hawaii away games against Florida (Aug. 30) and Oregon (Sept. 13) beginning Monday.
The amount of tickets requested per season-ticket holder for both games can not exceed the number in their season-ticket account, capping at six. If the number of tickets requested exceeds the number of tickets UH has available, tickets will be allotted based on a priority system which includes premium seat contributions and number of years as a season-ticket holder.
Last years' season-ticket holders have exclusive rights to purchase the tickets until Friday, May 23. Any unpurchased tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday June 2.
Ibera places first in Pan Am judo
Farrington junior Taylor Ibera defeated Shirley Guerrero in consecutive matches to place first in the 44kg division at the Pan Am Judo Championships in Miami.
Hawaii's Melinda Swanson placed fifth in the open weight division, throwing Priscilla Marques to the mat in the first round.
Both Ibera and Swanson are members of Hawaii Tenri Judo.