Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

UH baseball postponed

The opening game of a three-game Western Athletic Conference baseball series between Hawaii and San Jose State last night at Les Murakami Stadium was postponed until today.

The coaches, UH's Mike Trapasso and SJSU's Sam Piraro, and the umpires agreed the field was not in playable condition and possibility of improvement was slim with more rain in the forecast.

The Rainbows and Spartans will play two nine-inning games today starting at 1 p.m.

Ticket stubs from last night's game and today's tickets will be honored for both games.

Rainbow Wahine softball game rained out

Last night's scheduled opener of a three-game Western Athletic Conference softball series between Hawaii and No. 18 Fresno State was postponed due to rain.

The Rainbow Wahine (20-17, 1-2 WAC) and Bulldogs (21-8, 0-0) will play the regularly scheduled doubleheader today, weather permitting, at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium starting at 2 p.m. The final game of the series will be played tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

» UH Hilo (22-4) split a doubleheader yesterday at the Easton Tournament of Champions in Modesto, Calif. The Vulcans dropped the first game 5-4 against Grand Canyon University, before routing Cal State Bakersfield 14-5.

Former Kaiser player signs baseball contract

Lance Rankin, a 1998 graduate of Kaiser High School, was signed to a 2005 Central Baseball League Contract. He will report to the Coastal Bend Aviators for spring workouts on April 25. The season begins May 5.

Rankin was an OIA East All-Star catcher for Kaiser, where he also played varsity football. He attended the Virginia Military Institute, and later transferred to the University of Northern Colorado.

Sea Warriors swept: Cal State Dominguez Hills scored 33 runs over two games to sweep a doubleheader against the visiting Hawaii Pacific baseball team yesterday in Carson, Calif.

With the losses, HPU fell to 19-10 for the season, while the Toros improved to 14-17.

BYUH rolls to capture 118th consecutive win

The top-ranked Brigham Young University-Hawaii women's tennis team defeated No. 11 Georgia College 6-0 yesterday in Pensacola, Fla. The win was the 118th consecutive dual match victory for the Seasiders, an NCAA record.

The BYUH men had their match with No. 7 Rollins suspended due to darkness and will complete it today prior to facing 24th-ranked St. Edward's. Meanwhile, the BYUH women will take on Ouachita Baptist.

See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.

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