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Star-Bulletin Sports

Thursday, March 9, 2000

R A I N B O W _ B A S E B A L L


Playbook vs. Texas Christian
Horned Frogs

By Al Chase


Bullet First pitch: Tomorrow and Saturday, 6:35 p.m.; Sunday, 3:05 p.m., Rainbow Stadium.

Bullet Coaches: Hawaii, Les Murakami, 30th season (1,061-553-4, .657); Texas Christian, Lance Brown, 3rd season (405-382, .515).

Bullet Season: Hawaii (10-11, 2-1 WAC); Texas Christian (7-14, 2-1 WAC).

Bullet Series record: TCU leads the series, 7-1. The Horned Frogs swept the series in Fort Worth, Texas, last season, 6-5, 10-0 and 8-7 in 11 innings and beat the Rainbows twice at the WAC tournament, 9-5 and 12-10.

Bullet Probable starting pitchers: TCU, Shawn Thompson (Sr., RH, 2-1, 3.60); Chris Bradshaw (Jr. RH, 1-2, 5.52); Chris Frazier (Jr.. RH, 1-3, 6.75) ... UH, Jamie Aloy (Sr. LH, 2-1, 4.46); Randon Ho (Sr., LH, 2-3, 7.39), Rich Snider (Sr., RH, 3-3, 4.40).

Bullet Top players: TCU, Mark Hamilton(Sr., OF.425, 3 HR, 19 RBIs); Tom Bates (Jr. OF, .408, 2 HR, 19 RBIs); Levi Groomer (Sr., 3B,.403, 8 RBIs); Jason Price (Jr. C,.362, 15 RBIs);Ramon Moses (Fr., 1B,.347) ... UH, Scooter Martines (Jr. LF,.356, 9 RBIs); Kenn Wakakuwa, (Sr. C, .345, 17 RBIs), Jamie Aloy (Sr., 1B, .333, 4 RBIs), Danny Kimura (Jr., DH,.313, 22 RBIs).

Bullet Interesting facts: Derek Honma is 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts. Sean Takamori and Nate Jackson are 8-for-10 ... Winning the series from Rice marked the first time since 1993 that the Rainbows won their opening WAC series ... In TCU's first 21 games, just three have lasted longer than three hours. The 'Bows have played 10 games that went past the three-hour mark ... The Horned Frogs are coming off a 17-15 loss to No. 4-ranked Texas in which they led 5-0 in the first and 12-7 after five innings.

Bullet On the air: All live on KCCN (1420 AM); Sunday live on KFVE (Channel 5).

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