HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Rainbow Wahine softball team dropped both games of their doubleheader against Cal State Fullerton Saturday afternoon, losing 9-8 in Game 1 followed by an 8-0 shutout loss.
Hawaii (27-13, 8-4 Big West) started Game 1 on the right foot by jumping out to an early 3-0 lead before the Titans picked up the scoring in the second inning on an RBI-single from Sam Kennedy.
Cal State Fullerton tied things up at 3-3 soon after before Pantastico drove in pinch-runner Tatum Satow from third followed by Gandia-Mak scoring on a wild pitch.
The Titans answered back in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four runs including a three-run homer to put the home side in striking distance. Three innings later, a two-out, two-run walkoff home run off the bat of Sam Kennedy gave Cal State Fullerton the 9-8 win.
Izzy Dino threw the first 5.1 innings, allowing six runs on 10 hits with a walk and a strikeout. Hitchcock suffered the loss in relief, dropping her record to 14-7 overall and 6-2 in the Big West. She allowed three runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning of work.
The Titans notched two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a solo home run by Deshea Hill and an RBI single by Irie Siofele.
Three runs later, the lead turned into 5-0 in the second inning on an RBI single by Alexa Neil which was followed later by a two-run home run hit by Ari Williams.
In the third, Kelsie Whitmore launched a three-run home run to increase their lead to 8-0 for what proved to be the final score.
Emily Klee suffered the loss, dropping her record to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in conference. She gave up five runs on six hits with no walks or strikeouts.
The Wahine return home to host a three-game conference series against UC Riverside. The two teams will square off in a single game on Friday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. followed by a doubleheader on Saturday, April 27 starting at 2:00 p.m. HT.
Maaki Yamazaki smacked a solo homer to break a 1-all tie en route to the Hawaii baseball team’s 3-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton today at Les Murakami Stadium.
A matinee crowd saw the Rainbow Warriors win the rubber match of this three-game series against the defending Big West champions.
Logan Pouelsen, who hit a walk-off homer in Friday’s UH victory, started for the ’Bows, allowing one run in five innings. Dylan Thomas pitched four scoreless innings to earn the victory.
Daylen Calicdan scored on Dallas Duarte’s squeeze to give the ’Bows an insurance run in the seventh.
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