Coogan pulls double duty
to silence Golden Hurricane
Melissa Coogan shut out Tulsa in the first game of a doubleheader at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium yesterday, then put out a fire in the second game to give Hawaii a sweep of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
Hawaii won the first game 2-0 and the second game 2-1.
Coogan entered the second game for Shannon Tabion in the sixth inning with the go-ahead run on first base and no outs. She got out of the inning when she forced Stephanie Sliepen to ground into a fielder's choice and Crissy Strimple to line the ball to Marie Jackson in center field. Jackson caught the ball on the fly and tossed to Ashley Ruff to double off Heather Hiar at second base.
The Wahine gave Coogan the win in the next inning when Tricia Ramos scored Hanna Butler on a sacrifice fly to right field. Coogan set the Golden Hurricane down on four batters in the top of the seventh.
Coogan won the first game when Stacey Porter led off the sixth inning with a home run to center field and Ruff singled to drive in Erica Bonilla. The two wins made Coogan 23-9 and improved Hawaii's record to 29-16 overall and 10-2 in the Western Athletic Conference. Tulsa dropped to 29-22, 4-6.
Porter put together four hits in the two games, scoring two runs.
Toros sweep Sea Warriors
CARSON, Calif. >> The Cal State San Bernardino baseball team pounded out 28 hits in two games to sweep Hawaii Pacific 13-9, 7-1 yesterday.
Mike Roux paced the Toros with a pinch-hit triple with the bases loaded in the fifth inning of the first game and Tony Marquez went 3-for-4 in the second game to beat HPU's Blane Maruoka. Maruoka allowed only three earned runs in six innings. HPU committed four errors in the second game after making two in the first game.
The Sea Warriors dropped to 22-20 while the Toros improved to 25-23.
Hunter headlines Quarterback Club
Former Hawaii offensive lineman Wayne Hunter will lead a long list of speakers at tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.
Hunter, who is expected to be selected in the NFL Draft, will join Kahuku football coach Siuaki Livai and new athletic director Joe Whitford, and former professional wrestler Neff Miava.
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Restaurant in Honolulu with the program to follow at noon.
Lunch costs $7.50 for club members and $8 for non-members.
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