Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, April 14, 2001

Hawaii's Megan Abubo slashed off the top of a glassy wave at
Bell's Beach, Australia, yesterday. Abubo surfed into today's
quarterfinals in the Sun Smart Classic.

Abubo, Ballard advance

Hawaii's Megan Abubo and Rochelle Ballard won their respective heats yesterday to advance to today's quarterfinals of the Sun Smart Classic at Bells Beach, Australia.

Abubo posted the highest heat score of the competition so far with a 23.8 out of a possible 30 points. Eliminated in that heat was Hawaii's Melanie Bartels.

Hawaii's Rochelle Ballard, the eighth-ranked women's surfer on
the Association of Surfing Professionals Tour, advanced to the
quarterfinals in the Sun Smart Classic at Bell Beach,
Australia, yesterday.

Komine, Huskers win

All-American right-hander Shane Komine struck out 11 and scattered nine hits in a complete-game win as fifth-ranked Nebraska defeated No. 9 Baylor, 6-2, yesterday in Lincoln, Neb.

Komine, a Kalani High graduate, improved to 8-1. The game was played in front of a record-setting crowd of 3,658.

HPU loses on road again

The Hawaii Pacific baseball team lost its fourth game in as many days, falling to Sonoma State, 10-1, yesterday at Rohnert Park.

Sea Warrior catcher Brandan Critchley went 3-for-4 and scored his team's lone run in the eighth inning. HPU (18-23) was held to six hits by the Cossacks (29-10).

The Sea Warriors finish their road trip today with a nonconference game at San Jose State.

Wahine win twice

The University of Hawaii women's water polo team broke a three-match losing streak yesterday, winning a pair of matches at the Long Beach State Invitational.

The Wahine (15-7) defeated Claremont-Mudd, 12-2, and Cal Baptist, 17-9. Hawaii's Rebecca Angus scored six goals in the two matches, including a career-high four goals against the Lady Lancers.

Quarterback club meets

University of Hawaii defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa and offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh are the headlining speakers for Monday's Honolulu Quarterback Club meeting at the Pagoda Hotel.

Also speaking will be Liz Chun, KGMB-TV sportscaster, and UH basketball player Carl English, who was the March Male Sportsperson of the Month.

Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. with the program at noon. The cost of the buffet lunch is $7.

Udagawa qualifies

Class 3 gymnast Geary Udagawa of the Hawaiian Island Twisters boys gymnastics team qualified for the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics National Championship to be held next month in Minneapolis.

The Kaiser High freshman became the first male gymnast from Hawaii to qualify for a national competition following last week's Junior Olympic Region 2 meet in California.

Hawaii's Own

How the three major leaguers from Hawaii fared yesterday:

Benny Agbayani, Mets: On the DL, out 2-4 weeks.

Mike Fetters, Dodgers: Did not pitch yesterday.

Chris Truby, Astros: Went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Houston's 4-2 win over St. Louis.

Ishii nine shots back

At Kawanishi, Japan, Masayuki Kawamura had a 9-under-par 63 to take a six-stroke lead after the second round of the Tsuruya Open. David Ishii carded his second consecutive round of 70 and trails by nine strokes.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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