Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Vulcans drop doubleheader
to Western New Mexico

SILVER CITY, N.M. >> The top two softball pitchers in the Pacific West Conference squared off yesterday with Hawaii-Hilo's Leo Sing Chow coming up on the short end of a 1-0 contest in the opener of a doubleheader against Western New Mexico and ace Angela Slaugh.

The Vulcans then dropped the second game, 3-0, at the WNMU Softball Field. Hilo (26-15, 10-4) and WNSU (43-6, 13-1) meet in another twinbill today.

Slaugh, last season's PWC Pitcher of the Year, improved to 23-3 with a 13-strikeout, one-hit outing. Sing Chow (13-3) gave up four hits and struck out two.

The game's lone run came in the fourth on Debbie Yescas' RBI single.

Sea Warriors sweep: The Hawaii Pacific softball team beat Biola 4-0 and 9-3 yesterday at Kaneohe.

Kristin Fujii broke HPU's career home run record with a grand slam in the second game.

Wahine win WAC awards: The Hawaii softball team followed up last week's four-game sweep of Tulsa with a sweep of Western Athletic Conference honors yesterday.

Junior first baseman Stacey Porter picked up her first Player of the Week honor this season and sophomore Melissa Coogan her second Pitcher of the Week award.

Porter hit .818 last week against the Golden Hurricane, helping the Wahine take a three-game lead in the conference race. She went 9-for-11 and leads the WAC in hits (57), batting average (.456) and doubles (13).

Coogan (23-9) allowed just three earned runs over 24 innings and went 4-0, including her ninth and 10th shutouts of the year.

WAC honors for Cook after beating Bulldogs

Hawaii senior third baseman Brent Cook was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week yesterday after helping the Rainbows to their first-ever sweep of Fresno State.

Cook hit .636 (7-for-11) on the week, which also included a win over Hawaii-Hilo. Against the Bulldogs, he was 4-for-8 with a triple and two runs scored.

UH water polo team opens against Pacific

STANFORD, Calif. >> The seventh-ranked Hawaii women's water polo team has been seeded sixth in this week's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship Tournament at Avery Aquatic Complex.

The Wahine (10-12, 4-6 MPSF) will face 11th-seeded Pacific (7-20, 0-10) at 9:30 a.m. HST Thursday. A win sends UH into Thursday's second-round match with top-seeded UCLA; a loss drops UH into the consolation bracket.

Vulcans suffer sweep at Washington

SEATTLE, Wash. >> The Hawaii-Hilo baseball team dropped to 8-32 this year after getting swept by Washington 13-1 and 9-2 yesterday .

Daniel Lockett lost the first game for the Vulcans when he gave up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings and Robert Shimabuku yielded nine runs in his three innings to start the second game.

The Vulcans and Huskies hook up one more time today.

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