Natalie Gonzales and April Crowell led the way at the plate as the University of Hawaii bounced back from two first-day setbacks to defeat Centenary and UC Santa Barbara yesterday in the Chevron Paradise Softball Classic at the UH field.
Wahine win two
in softball tourney
Gonzales and Crowell combined to go 8-for-13 with five RBIs in a 12-4 victory over Centenary and a 5-1 win over UCSB. They had two hits apiece in each game.
Sheri Oronez and Janelle Gonzales picked up their first pitching wins of the season. Oronez and reliever Felicity Witt held Centenary to five hits, and Gonzales fired a two-hitter against UCSB.
The wins improved UH to 8-4.
Cal State Fullerton, 9-3 overall and ranked 14th in the nation, ran its tournament record to 4-0 by defeating Auburn, 4-3, in 10 innings and blanking UCSB, 4-0.
Auburn (9-2, 3-1) routed Centenary, 15-1, in the day's other game.
Texas leads at WaikoloaThe University of Texas remained atop the leaderboard going into today's final round of the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate golf tournament on the Big Island.
The Longhorns carded a team 310--612 for a one-stroke lead over Oregon (305--613).
The University of Hawaii is at 651 and Hawaii-Hilo at 676 in the 22-team event.
Matt Brost of Texas and Brigham Young's Scott Miller shared the lead at 147. UCLA's Parker McLachlin, a Punahou graduate, was fifth at 150.
Cheer team to nationalsThe Hawaii Cheer Company's Na Alii All-Stars will represent the state at the National All-Star Cheerleading Championship, Feb. 23-25, in Dallas.
The squad consists of some 100 girls and boys, ages 5 through high school, from throughout the state.
Hawaii Cheer is sending three age-group teams to Dallas. The squads will also be competing at the USA Spirit Nationals Competition in Anaheim, Calif., March 30-April 1.
Coaches vs. CancerMurphy's Bar & Grill will again host the Coaches vs. Cancer fund-raising auction from 5:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday.
The event includes a basketball block party with a 3-point shot contest, music and silent auction from 5:30-7 p.m.
At 7 p.m., the event moves inside the restaurant for food and the main auction.
Tickets are $35 ($20 tax deductible). Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and its Honolulu Unit. For information, call the ACS at 595-7544.
Motocross canceledThe Kahuku Motocross Track will be closed beginning this weekend due to the investigation of the Army training accident last week involving two helicopters.