Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pitcher of week Ricketts wins again

Hawaii's Stephanie Ricketts was named the Western Athletic Conference softball pitcher of the week yesterday, and then she went out and pitched a complete-game 4-0 shutout against Grambling State in Grambling, La.

Ricketts scattered five hits and struck out seven.

Julie Franklin hit her second home run of the season for the Rainbow Wahine, who improved to 14-17 overall.

Last week, Ricketts went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA. She pitched a no-hitter and a one-hitter while giving up a total of three hits in two wins over Louisiana Tech.


UH tips Loyola Marymount in water polo

Saara Majuri scored with 2 minutes, 2 seconds left to give No. 4 Hawaii an 8-7 victory over No. 10 Loyola Marymount in water polo yesterday in Los Angeles.

Kelly Mason, Lisa van Raalte and Leonie Van Der Molen all scored two goals for the Rainbow Wahine (14-7).

The Lions dropped to 13-5.


'Bows to hold annual awards banquet

The Hawaii basketball team will host its annual awards banquet on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Ballroom.

Tickets are $100 each, and tables are also available for purchase. Order forms are available at

The Rainbows finished 13-17 under second-year coach Bob Nash.

For more information on the banquet, call Bobbie Omoto at 956-6501.


Kawaihalau wins Ewa Beach Classic

James Kawaihalau captured the Ewa Beach Classic golf tournament on Saturday with a 4-over 76 in the Championship/Palmer Flight of the Golf Channel's Amateur Tour of Hawaii. John Iyoki tried to keep pace, but finished a distant second at 9-over 81.

Craig Gallagher was the winner of the Hogan/Saranzen Flight with a 9-over 81 and William Brown won the Jones/Snead Flight with an 11-over 83. The tournament was held at the Ewa Beach Golf Club. The next event for the local tour is April 11 at the Coral Creek Golf Course. Registration is open until April 4 at 6 p.m.



Hawaii-Hilo sweeps Academy of Art

Matt Haasenritter homered twice and Keoni Manago swatted five hits as Hawaii-Hilo finished off a baseball doubleheader sweep with a 21-14 shelling of Academy of Art yesterday at Atherton, Calif.

Both Manago and Haasenritter drove in four runs for the Vulcans.

In the first game, Peter Rodgers led the way for UHH (12-9) with two hits and three RBIs in a 9-5 win.

The Urban Knights dropped to 0-17.

» Brett Adams had three hits and four RBIs to lead Dixie State past Hawaii Pacific 13-8 in the second game of a baseball doubleheader yesterday at St. George, Utah.

Aaron Asher had three hits and Blake Amaral had three RBIs for the Sea Warriors.

The Red Storm won the first game 4-3 after stopping short the Sea Warriors' two-run rally in the top of the seventh.

Adams had two hits and three RBIs in the second game to lead the Red Storm (14-8, 4-2 PacWest).

Cheynne Hirota had two of the eight hits for the Vulcans (18-6, 6-4) in the second game.


Hawaii Pacific beats UHH in tennis

Zora Vickova, Ingrid Cseh, Anastasiya Ageychik and Sandra Wickstrom all won singles and doubles matches to lead Hawaii Pacific to a 9-0 women's tennis victory over Hawaii-Hilo yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.

» In the men's match, Sebastian Bader, Daniel Luedi and Aleksandar Markov all won in singles and doubles to push HPU past UHH 7-2 at Central Oahu Regional Park.

Hendrik Bode and Nikola Petrov won singles matches for the Vulcans' two points.