Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Hawaii volleyball player Scott Wong carried the American
flag at the University Games opening ceremony
in Beijing yesterday.

Carll tips Kaneko for
assistant pro title

Star-Bulletin staff

Hapuna Golf Course's Kevin Carll captured his second consecutive Aloha Section PGA event yesterday by firing a final-round 69 in the TaylorMade/adidas Assistant Professional Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club.

Carll, who shot a 72 on Tuesday for a 141 total, finished one shot ahead of Scotty Kaneko of the Waikele Golf Club.

Lance Takata of Hilo Municipal Golf Course and Frank Sanchez of Golf Action Academy tied for third at 146.

Carll won't be able to represent Hawaii in the national assistants tournament in October, because he is taking a job as teaching professional at the Koolau Golf Club.

Kaneko will go to the national tournament in his place.

West Oahu wins 1 after 3 close losses

VINCENNES, Ind. >> After dropping three consecutive one-run decisions, West Oahu finally won one at the Babe Ruth Cal Ripken World Series at Vincennes, Ind.

West Oahu's 11- to 12-year-olds scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to overcome a 3-2 deficit and defeat Eugene, Ore., 4-3.

Michael Sanchez, T.J. Esclito and Evander Ledward came through with consecutive singles to spur the winning rally.

Winning pitcher Tracy Yoshioka allowed only one earned run in four innings of relief, while striking out seven and walking none.

Yoshioka also cracked a two-run double to tie the game at 2-2.

Bown helps USA to victory over Korea

MACAU, China >> Former University of Hawaii middle blocker Heather Bown had 16 kills as the USA Women's National Volleyball Team beat Korea in the final round of the 2001 FIVB World Grand Prix last night.

The 27-25, 18-25, 25-16, 25-14 victory was the first of three pool-play matches for Team USA, which faces Cuba today and Brazil tomorrow.

Hula Bowl invites Arkansas State's Adams

JONESBORO, Ark. >> Arkansas State running back Jonathan Adams has been invited to participate in the 2002 Hula Bowl.

"This is a great honor for Jonathan and for the university," coach Joe Hollis said yesterday. "You can't be nominated for this game, you have to be selected, so the fact they asked him to participate is a wonderful thing for him."

The Hula Bowl features the top seniors of college football each year. Adams is the second Indian in the last two seasons to be invited. Receiver Robert Kilow, now with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, went last season. The bowl will be played at Maui's War Memorial Stadium on Feb. 2.

For his career, Adams has rushed for 2,001-yards on 435 carries and has scored 12 touchdowns.

Hawaii's Own

Benny Agbayani, Mets: The St. Louis and Hawaii Pacific alumnus did not start but delivered a single as a pinch hitter.

With the Mets up 2-1 in the eighth and looking for insurance, manager Bobby Valentine sent Agbayani to the plate in the pitcher's spot to face Rockies starter Mike Myers. With two down and Rey Ordonez on first, Agbayani singled, sending Ordonez to third. Both were stranded, however, as Matt Lawton, the man who has stolen much of Agbayani's playing time, struck out looking.

New York closer Armando Benitez was able to close out Colorado in the ninth, securing the Mets' fourth straight win.

Mike Fetters, Pirates: The Iolani graduate did not pitch in Pittsburgh's 6-0 loss to Arizona.

Chris Truby, Astros: The former Damien standout did not play in Houston's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia, which cut the team's National League Central lead over the Chicago Cubs to two games.

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