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H A W A I I _ S P O R T S


Wednesday, February 23, 2000



vs. HPU & Chaminade
in Hawaii Aina Classic

Bullet Where: Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium, 6 p.m. tomorrow against Hawaii Pacific University; 6 p.m. Friday against Chaminade.

Bullet Coaches: Hawaii: Bob Coolen. HPU: Howard Okita. Chaminade: Alison Nihi.

Bullet Season records: No. 20 Hawaii: 4-2. HPU: 8-3. Chaminade: 0-0.

Bullet Probable starting pitchers: Hawaii: Janelle Gonzales (1-0, 2.39), Desiree Duran (1-0, 3.00). HPU: Jennifer (Monzon) Woodard (6-1, 1.25), Susie Schoales (2-2, 2.48). Chaminade: Melissa Marquez (9-16, 2.13 in 1999).

Bullet Hot bats: Hawaii: Tyree Woodruff (.563). HPU: Lyrissa Sagawa (.452 in '99). Chaminade: Kimberly Balles (.333 in'99).

Bullet Switch: Former Hawaii players Christine Pascua and Shanelle Yamane are now on Chaminade's roster.

Bullet Sorry about that: UCLA coach Sue Enquist called Coolen to apologize for throwing into a garbage can the fourth-place trophy from the Chevron Paradise Classic on Feb. 13. The UCLA administration also sent UH an official apology letter.

Bullet Quotable: "(Local teams) play unbelievable when they play us. It would make their season if they beat us. These are the girls that we look at but don't sign." -- Hawaii coach Bob Coolen.

Bullet Night and day: Coolen had the Wahine practice under the lights last night and will again tonight to prepare for tomorrow and Friday's 6 p.m. starts. "When we hit during the daytime against Texas (12 hits), it was lights out," Coolen said. "But we didn't hit well at night in other games."

Bullet On the air: Tomorrow's game against HPU will be televised live by KFVE.

By Dave Reardon, Star-Bulletin

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