Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Monday, April 27, 2009

WAC baseball tourney tickets on sale

Ticket packages for the 2009 Western Athletic Conference baseball tournament, ranging from $25 (upper section) to $35 (lower and mid-level seats) are on sale beginning today and are good for all four days.

The top six WAC teams will compete in the double-elimination tournament May 21-24.

Tickets can be purchased online at HawaiiAthletics.com, at the Stan Sheriff Center box office, or by calling 944-2697.

No. 20 Hawaii is tied with Nevada for the league lead.


Early registration for marathon

The Honolulu Marathon will continue to offer early registration in May at a fraction of the regular price.

Runners registering on May 23 and 24 at the Sports Authority in Waikele will pay $30 for the opportunity to run in December's race. The regular fee begins at $85 for Hawaii residents and increases as the year goes by.

The hours for early registration are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.


Hawaii sailors on to nationals

The Hawaii sailing team finished in second place at the Pacific Coast Sailing Championship at Santa Barbara, Calif., yesterday.

The Rainbow Wahine earned a trip to the national regatta with their performance, their 10th appearance at the elite event. The national championship will be held May 26-28.

Stanford took first place in yesterday's regatta.



HPU takes 2 from Hawaii-Hilo

Hawaii Pacific swept a baseball doubleheader from Hawaii-Hilo yesterday at Hans L'Orange Park.

Blake Amaral paced the Sea Warriors in the first game, going 4-for-5 in a 15-12 victory.

Keoni Manago went 4-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs to lead the Vulcans.

In the second game, Micah Takahashi pitched five effective innings for the win in a 10-1 rout.

Jonah Hobson and Cheynne Hirota both went 4-4 to lead HPU (25-16) at the plate.


UHH sweeps Chaminade in softball

Hawaii-Hilo swept a doubleheader from Chaminade in softball yesterday at Hualani Field in Hilo.

In the first game, Christina Pedroza pitched a four-hitter in a mercy rule-shortened, five-inning 8-0 win.

Christina Pedroza led the way at the plate for the Vulcans with three RBIs.

In the second game, Amber Waracka hurled an eight-hitter in an 8-1 win.

Sierra Green led UHH (25-20) on offense with three hits.

Chaminade fell to 9-39.