Bauer, Sansaver
named UH captains

Senior first baseman Andrew Sansaver and junior right-hander Ricky Bauer understand that responsibility comes with being elected a captain by their teammates, but do not see their role as being difficult.

UH vs. alumni

When: Today, 1 p.m.
Where: Murakami Stadium
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Tickets: $5 adults. $4 Senior citizens. $3 students. Open seating.
Parking: $3

"We have to kind of keep the team in check and make sure no one is slacking when something has to be done," Bauer said. "But that isn't a problem with this year's team because everyone knows what their responsibilities are and they get it done."

Traditionally captains lend a helping hand or a word of advice to the younger players and the junior college transfers making their transition into the Rainbow program smoother.

"For me, it's not like I feel any change. We all respect each other," Sansaver said. "I just know a little more about the program. You can teach the younger players but it is more like interpreting what the coaches say. All the seniors do this. It kind of helps to reinforce some things, make it stick in the memory."

Sansaver, from Tracy, Calif., says he is still learning every day.

Bauer said, "I looked upon it as an opportunity to grow and take on more responsibility.

"We have a great group of freshmen and help to make us better. Everyone is pushing each other to work harder. There is a lot of competition on this team."

Bauer was 3-5 with a 3.12 earned run average last year. The Mid-Pacific Institute graduate walked just seven batters in 83 2/3 innings while striking out 47.

Sansaver hit .281 with 11 doubles, two triples, a home run and 31 runs batted in.


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