Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, June 23, 2001

New Rainbow baseball
assistant hired

Josh Sorge, a former assistant at Georgia Tech, will rejoin his former head coach at the University of Hawaii.

Sorge was hired by new Rainbow coach Mike Trapasso as the batting and infield coach. Sorge, 28, was a volunteer assistant for the Bulldogs the past two seasons.

Trapasso has one full-time assistant's spot to fill and is expected to do so by the end of the month.

Metzger, Wong advance in FIVB beach doubles

Seventh-seeded Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong of Hawaii defeated teams from Italy and Portugal yesterday to advance to today's fourth round of the $360,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stop in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Metzger and Wong face second-seeded Martin and Paul Laciga of Switzerland today.

Hamamoto wins USGA junior amateur qualifier

Jarrett Hamamoto carded a 5-under 139 to win the USGA Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the Waikoloa Kings' Golf Course yesterday.

Also qualifying for the regional event in San Antonio was runner-up Henry Liaw of California, who finished at 142.

Hilo's Gabriel Wilson (144) is the first alternate, followed by Chaz Inouye (147) of Maui, Japan's Masaki Nakanishi (147) and Hilo's Brett Furutani (150).

Bodybuilding contest scheduled for today

World champion Gunter Schlierkamp and national fitness champion Beth Horn are among the guest posers at today's Hawaiian Island Bodybuilding Championships at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Tickets are $21-$41. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the contest starting at 6:30 p.m.

Last-inning rally lifts U.S. over China in softball

Team USA scored four runs in the top of the seventh to rally past China, 4-1, in yesterday's second game of the U.S. Cup women's softball tournament at the University of Hawaii.

The U.S., the only unbeaten team in the four-team field, secured a spot in tomorrow's 3 p.m. gold-medal game at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

The U.S. scored their runs on a single by Jessica Mendoza, a hit batter and a two-run error.

In the first game, Yukiko Ueno threw a complete game two-hitter and Japan scored in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Australia, 2-1.

Japan and China are both 1-1. Australia is 0-2.

Play continues today with Japan taking on China at 3 p.m. and the United States facing Australia at 5 p.m.

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

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