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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 […]

Day 5 practice … remembering Manny Relator

By Stephen Tsai on August 1, 2018

There were mixed results for the Warriors’ fifth practice of training camp. Quarterbacks Jeremy Moussa, Chevan Cordeiro, Cole McDonald and Kolney Cassel took turns in situational and scrimmage-like sessions. Moussa, a freshman, directed the only scoring drive. He completed a 56-yard pass to JoJo Ward to set up a 17-yard TD strike to a leaping Devan Stubblefield. “In the huddle, they were expecting the ball coming my way,” Ward recalled. “We had a connection coming my way.” In the past […]

Respected administrative assistant leaving UH

By Stephen Tsai on July 9, 2018

UCLA is at it again. This time, it’s one of UH’s most valuable staffers — Courtney Chai — heading to Westwood. Chai has that wordy title of assistant to the associate athletic director/administrative services at UH. But she also has handled administrative work for the UH baseball and men’s volleyball teams. She has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount and a master’s from Long Beach State. “I think she’s the best,” baseball coach Mike Trapasso said. “We’ll miss her. It’s […]

Dylan Thomas returning to UH for junior year

By Stephen Tsai on July 6, 2018

The University of Hawaii baseball team’s top pitcher — Dylan Thomas — is returning to the Manoa campus for his junior season. Thomas was the Minnesota Twins’ 38th-round pick in last month’s Major League Baseball Draft for First-Year Players. They could not reach agreement on a contract before today’s signing deadline. “I’m excited to come back,” Thomas told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “It was a cool experience, if anything, to get (drafted) this year.” NCAA Division I players are eligible for […]