Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Saturday, October 04, 2008

Trigg beats Vitale in Denver

Frank Trigg defeated Waipahu's Falaniko Vitale by unanimous decision in one of the featured bouts during the StrikeForce: Payback event last night in Denver.

Trigg, now 18-6, was ahead 29-28 on two scorecards and 30-27 on the third.

Vitale (26-9) was manhandled in the early going, but had a strong third round, catching Trigg with a powerful left counter in the final minutes.


Brackman bounces back in HWB

Yankees prospect Andrew Brackman was much better in his second start in Hawaii Winter Baseball, throwing five shutout innings to help Waikiki beat the North Shore Honu 3-1 last night at Hans L'Orange Park in Waipahu.

Brackman struck out five batters in five innings, allowing only three hits and a walk. He lowered his ERA to 7.36 after being shelled by the Honolulu Sharks in his first start.

Waikiki improved to 2-4 while North Shore dropped to 1-4.

» Satoshi Nagai allowed two hits over five innings to lead the Honolulu Sharks over the West Oahu CaneFires 9-1 at Les Murakami Stadium.


Rainbows to host alumni game

The Hawaii baseball team will host its annual alumni game on October 18 at 1 p.m. at Les Murakami Stadium.

The game, traditionally played in the spring, has been moved to the fall because of this year's shortened schedule.

The Rainbows return 10 position players and six pitchers this season. The game will be free to the public.


Gusman scores for Scarlet Knights

Hawaii native Caycie Gusman scored her career-high sixth goal of the season as Rutgers defeated Pittsburgh 1-0 in a soccer game yesterday in Piscataway, N.J.

The junior from Honolulu scored in the 82nd minute. Her six goals lead the Scarlet Knights, who are 8-3 for the season.

Waipahu's Ashley Medcalf also saw time for Rutgers.



Sea Warriors prevail in 4

Junior outside hitter Julia Gruszecka slammed a match-high 13 kills as Hawaii Pacific overcame a sluggish game three to defeat Notre Dame de Namur in four sets 25-17, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21 yesterday in Belmont, Calif.

Hawaii Pacific (4-10, 0-4) benefited from 11 service aces, including four from senior Antje Buskies.

» Chaminade fell to Grand Canyon in five sets yesterday in Phoenix. Courtney Lorusso led the Silverswords with 12 kills and Trina Kauliakamoa added 10 kills and 14 digs.

» Losaline Fakaosi put down a match-high 18 kills to lead BYU-Hawaii to a 12-25, 25-18, 25-22, 18-25, 15-11 victory over Hawaii-Hilo.


DeMello tapped to serve on committee

Hawaii-Hilo associate athletic director and women's golf coach Jim DeMello were selected to the NCAA Division II Women's golf legislation committee.

Committee members are expected to attend annual meetings, chair respective regional committees and staff regional tournaments, among other duties.

DeMello's appointment expires in September 2009, at which time he will be eligible for reappointment.