Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, February 16, 2002

Rainbow Wahine split pair
of Paradise games

Hawaii defeated Mercer 5-0 but lost to Long Beach State 4-2 yesterday in the 6th Chevron Paradise Classic.

Melissa Coogan tossed a five-hit shutout and Stacey Porter went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs to lead UH (7-4) to the first-game victory over Mercer (4-9).

Natalie Gonzales chipped in with two hits, including a double.

In the second game, Long Beach State broke a 2-2 tie on Arleigh Thorp's two-run double in the fifth for the win.

Meredith Cervenka pitched a four-hitter for the 49ers (11-4).

Porter continued her hot hitting, cranking a two-run homer to left field for the Rainbow Wahine's only runs in the first inning.

Hawaii starter Sheri Oronoz allowed seven hits in 4 2/3 innings before being relieved by Shannon Tabion.

UH is 2-1 in the tournament.

Vulcans tie for 20th in Waikoloa tourney

Hawaii-Hilo faded at the end, but still shot well enough to finish ahead of Hawaii at the Taylor MadeWaikoloa Golf Tournament yesterday at Waikoloa.

Georgia Tech won the tournament outright on the strength of overall winner Troy Matteson's 210 score, including an opening round 67.

Garrett Okamura led the scoring for the Vulcans, finishing tied for 20th with a 3-round score of 219. Fellow Vulcan Adam Hagen was the only other Hawaii golfer to finish in the top 50, shooting a 222 for 37th place.

Hawaii finished 21st as a team, with Matthew Kodama and Norman-Ganin Asao tied for 50th individually at 224. Kodama shot a 78 on the final round while Asao shot a 77. Kellen-Floyd Asao shot a 225.

Komine reaches strikeout milestone

Nebraska pitcher Shane Komine struck out the 400th batter of his college career yesterday but did not get a decision in his first start of the season.

Komine went six innings and gave up two runs while striking out six and walking only one.

He left the game tied 2-2 and watched his Huskers and New Mexico play six scoreless innings before Nebraska won it on a single by Jeff Leise in the bottom of the 13th inning.

Sailing canoe series starts tomorrow

The first race of the Aston Sailing Canoe Race Series will be run tomorrow with the leaders expected to arrive at the Lanikai Boat Ramp on Oahu between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

The Aston Pelekunu Challenge is a sailing canoe race from Molokai to Oahu and was postponed last month due to high winds.

Lockett locks up Vulcans' second win

Daniel Lockett tossed a shutout to lead Hawaii-Hilo to a 1-0 victory over Pepperdine yesterday as the Vulcans ended a 10-game losing streak.

Lockett gave up five hits over nine innings, striking out five and walking two.

The Vulcans (2-20-1) scored the winning run in the fifth on Johnny Dudoit's single. Kaliko Oligo singled and stole second to set up Dudoit's RBI.

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