Hawaii left-hander Troy Yoshimasu, who held powerhouse Wichita State to just one run Sunday, was rewarded yesterday by being named pitcher of the week in the Western Athletic Conference.
WAC weekly honor
Yoshimasu improved to 4-0 while giving up one run on two hits in 523 innings during the Rainbows' 9-1 win over the Shockers.
Yoshimasu is a senior from Kaneohe who pitched at Castle High School.
His victory Sunday capped a three-game sweep of Wichita State that propelled the Rainbows higher in the national rankings and dropped the Shockers lower.
Hawaii (13-2) was ranked No. 14 by Collegiate Baseball magazine and No. 21 by Baseball America in polls released yesterday.
HPU'S PARKER HONORED: Robert Parker of the Hawaii Pacific basketball team was named the Pacific Division Player of the Week in the Pacific West Conference yesterday.
Parker, a senior from Sacramento, Calif., scored 37 points in HPU's victory at BYU-Hawaii after tallying 23 in a road win over Chaminade.
The Sea Warriors (20-6) were ranked 23rd in the final Division II poll released yesterday.
They are seeded second in the PacWest Tournament that begins Thursday at Blaisdell Arena. Seeded first in the tourney is Central Washington (21-4), which is ranked No. 14 nationally.