Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, March 30, 2001



Baseball ’Bows
say: Let's win 2!

Hawaii sweeps a pair of Easter
Tournament games, plays White
Division leader Lewis-Clark State tonight

By Al Chase

The University of Hawaii moved to within a half game of first place in the Green Division by winning two Verizon Rainbow Easter Baseball Tournament games yesterday.

After defeating Centenary College, 12-3, in the afternoon, the Rainbows beat the University of Kita-Kyushu (Japan), 11-0, before 1,390 fans at Rainbow Stadium last night.

Hawaii plays Lewis-Clark State, the undefeated leader of the White Division with a 3-0 record tonight at 6:35.

The Rainbows (14-17 overall, 3-1 tournament) pecked away at Blue Storm starter Nobuaki Miumi with runs in four of the first six innings.

Danny Kimura cleared both fences with a leadoff home run to left in the second inning. The 'Bows scored three runs in the third on Patrick Scalabrini's RBI single, a bases-loaded wild pitch and a throwing error by shortstop Yuji Narisada.

Matt Purtell singled to center, stole second and third and scored on Gregg Omori's sacrifice fly to give UH a 5-0 lead after four innings.

The Rainbows knocked Miumi out with a four-run sixth inning. Purtell walked, Wilson singled and Purtell scored on Omori's single to right.

Scalabrini then lined a 1-1 pitch to the right-field alley for a two-run double. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Brian Bock's sacrifice fly.

Will Quaglieri, making his first start of the season, pitched seven strong innings. He scattered eight Kita-Kyushu hits, walked two and fanned five.

The University of Hawaii defeated Centenary, 12-1, to move into second place in the Green Division in the Verizon Rainbow Easter Baseball Tournament yesterday afternoon.

In the earlier win over Centenary, the Rainbows supplied left-hander Aaron Pribble with plenty of offrensive support. Pribble responded by pitching one-hit ball for eight innings before J.P. Gauthier relieved to pitch the ninth inning.

Freshman shortstop Cortland Wilson led Hawaii's 16-hit attack with two singles, two doubles and five runs batted in. The only hit off Pribble was Mike Hicks' inning-opening double in the third.

"It was a slider, not a bad pitch, but I shouldn't have thrown it in that situation," Pribble said. "I should have thrown a fastball inside or a change-up outside."

Pribble was in a good rhythm, mixed the change-up and slider well with the fastball and retired the Gents in the other seven innings he worked.

Wilson has found his zone at the plate since the Rainbows returned from their season-opening road trip.

"I'm seeing the pitches well and getting a good swing," Wilson said. "I think I was thinking too much early in the season about what the pitchers were going to do."

The Rainbows opened the scoring in the second inning when Patrick Scalabrini and Danny Kimura singled. They moved up a base on Chad Boudon's sacrifice bunt and came home on Cortland Wilson's high bouncer over third base that went for a double.

Hicks doubled to open the Gents third, took third on a fly out and scored on Pribble's wild pitch.

Wilson singled off Centenary third baseman Tony Cardone to open the fourth inning. He moved to third on a wild pickoff throw to first by Centenary starter Jeff Poulin and scored on Arthur Guillen's groundout.

The 'Bows built a comfortable lead, 7-1, with a four-run fifth inning.Gregg Omori and Scalabrini singled to left the start the inning. After two were out, Wilson lined a two-run double into the the left-field corner. Tim Montgomery singled Wilson home. Guillen's single to right advanced Montgomery to third and he scored on the front end of a double steal.

In the sixth inning, walks to Jacob Flick and Omori were followed by run-scoring singles from the bats of Scalabrini and Wilson.

Boudon finished the UH scoring by blasting a three-run homer over the left-field wall in the eighth inning.

UC Santa Barbara 13, Hawaii Pacific 2: The Gauchos (19-7 overall) improved to 3-0 atop the Green Division standings.

UCSB broke the game open with a seven-run fifth inning on six hits and three HPU errors. Donovan Warrecker had a two-run single in the inning.

Bryce Uegawachi and Tom Peters each had two hits for the Sea Warriors (16-15 overall, 0-4 tournament).

Lewis-Clark State 10, Wichita State 2: The Warriors (28-5 overall) took a commanding lead in the White Division with their third consecutive tournament victory.

L-C State scored two runs after two were out in the fourth inning. The Warriors scored five more after two were down in the fifth with Kurt Koshalnik's three-run homer the big blow.

Nick Gravelle and Ricky Bostick combined to hold the Shockers (16-11, 2-2) to five hits.

Hawaii 12, Centenary 3

Gilliam lf3100Purtell 2b4020
Duranski 2b4011Flick c3100
Winterer rf3001Anderson c0000
Grenda dh4000Omori dh4220
Hageman c3000Scalabrini 3b3331
Schick 1b3000Kimura 1b4110
Hicks ss3110 Gilbride 1b1110
Davenport cf2000Boudon lf4113
Wright ph1110Wilson ss5245
Cardone 3b2000Montgomery rf5111
Stephens ph1000Guillen cf4011
Poulin p0000Pribble p0000
Sessions p0000Gauthier p0000
Robertson p0000

Centenary001000002-- 331

2B--Hicks; Purtell; Omori; Wilson 2.
SB--Montgomery; Guillen. CS--Purtell
SH--Boudon. SF--Winterer.

Poulin (L,1-4)5.0129853

Pribble (W,4-0)8.011106

WP--Poulin; Pribble. BK--Poulin
Umpires--Tony Patch (plate), Jerry Pittman (first), Keoki Torres (third).
T--2:32. A--3,390.

Hawaii 11, Kita-Kyushu 0

Yokoyama c4020Purtell 2b4320
Sakamoto c1000Wilson ss5131
Yoshida 2b3000Omori dh3222
Imamura ph1000Honma ph 1000
Takeuchi 2b1000Scalabrini 3b5332
Ikeda rf3020Kimura 1b4121
Koga rf0000Gilbride 1b4121
Hatanka 1b4000Bock c1001
Imahyashi dh4010Anderson c1000
Hashimoto lf2000Boudon lf3110
Murata ph/cf3010Montgomery rf5000
Mitsutake cf/lf3010Guillen cf5000
Yamashita ph/lf1000Quaglieri p0000
Narisada ss/3b3000Sato p0000
Matsumoto 3b2000
Baba ph1010
Sato ss1010
Yanai p0000


Kita Kyushu000000000-- 094

2B--Murata; Wilson, Scalabrini.
SB--Purtell 2; Scalabrini. CS--Mitsutake
SF--Omori; Bock.



WP--Miumi 2; Yanai.
Umpires--Ken Allen (plate), Keoki Torres (first), Jerry Patch(third).
T--3:02. A--1,390.

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