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Warrior Beat: Pacheco is the new “Voice”

By Stephen Tsai on January 17, 2019

Announcer/host Josh Pacheco will be the play-by-play announcer for ESPN 1420’s broadcasts of UH baseball game this season. “I would say Josh is a consummate pro,” said Chris Hart, the station’s sales director and co-host of the “Sports Animals” talk show. “He prepares feverishly for all his play-by-play.” Pacheco succeeds UH Circle of Honor inductee Jim Leahey, who announced his retirement from broadcasting last year. Don Robbs, who was the baseball “voice” for 40 years, and Leahey have been the […]

VIDEO: Baseball ‘Bows begin 2019 practices

By Brian McInnis on January 14, 2019

The first full baseball practice of the 2019 preseason took place Monday at Les Murakami Stadium. UH was 27-24 in 2018, and 11-13 in the Big West. The Rainbows were hit hard by injuries down the stretch and lost eight of their final 11 BWC games to finish in sixth. Here are interviews on the prospects of the coming season with 2018 closer (and now possible starter) Dylan Thomas, first baseman/outfielder Adam Fogel, and head coach Mike Trapasso, now in […]

Day of the dedications

By Brian McInnis on January 9, 2019

It was a 2-for-1 special Wednesday morning at the Manoa lower campus. Two brand-new facilities upgrades received Native Hawaiian blessings and dedications essentially at the same time (they were back-to-back). Hawaii baseball got its new locker room — re-branded a clubhouse — at Les Murakami Stadium, and the UH basketball teams can say their Gym II practice facility is officially open for business. Check out the new #HawaiiBSB locker room. 😶 pic.twitter.com/PzIgVvA8mx — Brian McInnis (@Brian_McInnis) January 9, 2019 The […]

Warrior Beat: Greenwald was voice of a generation

By Stephen Tsai on October 24, 2018

Before Al Michaels and Ken Wilson and the first two broadcasting Leaheys and Allan Elconin and “The General,” there was Hank Greenwald. It was at the old “Termite Palace” — Honolulu Stadium — where Greenwald narrated Hawaii Islander games (and occasional UH football games) in the mid-1960s. He kept his broadcasts fun and funny. And then he was off to the mainland, where he notably had two memorable stints as the San Francisco Giants’ play-by-play announcer. Don Robbs described Greenwald […]

Warrior Beat: Kitamura joins baseball staff / MBB Tip-Off Event photos

By Stephen Tsai on October 19, 2018

Pi‘ikea Kitamura, a versatile player during his UH career, has joined the Rainbow Warriors’ baseball staff as a volunteer assistant. Kitamura is a Kamehameha-Kapalama alumnus who was valued at UH as an infielder, backup catcher and leader. Jerry Kleman, an assistant coach last year, departed the program this summer. Mike Brown was hired to fill a coaching position that was initially vacated when Rusty McNamara and his family decided to move to Italy last year. * * * * * […]

Baseball schedule includes return of the Ducks

By Billy Hull on October 3, 2018

The 2019 University of Hawaii baseball schedule was released on Tuesday with one marquee series returning to Les Murakami Stadium after a four-year absence. UH and Oregon will renew a series that began the season for five consecutive years from 2011 to 2015. The Ducks visited the islands six consecutive seasons overall before the teams took a three-year hiatus in 2016. The UH-Oregon series will be March 7-10 with three night games before a Sunday day game. The Ducks were […]

Baseball ‘Bows announce 2019 schedule

By Stephen Tsai on October 2, 2018

The baseball ‘Bows announced a 50-game schedule that includes hosting Iowa and Oregon, and traveling to Ohio State. Saturday, Feb. 9 — Alumni game Friday, Feb. 15 — Portland Saturday, Feb. 16 — Portland (doubleheader) Sunday, Feb. 17 — Portland Friday, Feb. 22 — Iowa Saturday, Feb. 23 — Iowa (doubleheader) Sunday, Feb. 24 — Iowa Friday, March 1 — Longwood Saturday, March 2 — Longwood Sunday, March 3 — Longwood Tuesday, March 5 — Longwood Thursday, March 7 — […]

Thomas wins baseball award

By Stephen Tsai on August 9, 2018

Dylan Thomas’ summer of fun resulted in being named the top relief pitcher in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer League. Thomas, who is returning to UH for his junior season, was 3-0 with a 1.19 earned-run average and nine saves for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. In 22 2/3 innings, he struck out 33 and walked two. He had a 0.88 WHIP. “Not surprised at all he received the award because of how his numbers were and how he did,” UH […]