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Rainbow Wahine start countdown to opening day

By Jason Kaneshiro on January 12, 2017

Even with opening day still four weeks away, Kanani Aina Cabrales can sense the clock ticking. “I’ve really thought about it this semester, that this will be my last semester playing college softball with all my girls and I just feel I need to give it 100 percent with every pitch, every swing and every play in practice and in games,” Aina Cabrales said. The Rainbow Wahine opened practice for the spring season on Monday, one month ahead of their […]

Busy weekend on deck for UH softball

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 4, 2016

Right from the start, the Rainbow Wahine softball team’s lineup will have a new look to open its fall exhibition schedule. UH coach Bob Coolen plans to turn in a lineup card with five newcomers in the batting order when the Wahine open the two-day Kama’aina Tournament Friday with a doubleheader against Chaminade and BYU-Hawaii starting at 5 p.m. The ’Bows face the Silverswords and Seasiders again in a Saturday tripleheader that ends with the UH alumnae game. The Wahine […]

UH announces 2017 softball schedule

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 21, 2016

Eight teams that played in the NCAA tournament last spring highlight the University of Hawaii softball team’s 2017 schedule. The Rainbow Wahine open their 56-game regular season schedule — which includes 39 home games — with a Feb. 9 doubleheader against Sacramento State and Boise State in the Hawaii Paradise Classic. UH will host five nonconference tournaments with NCAA tournament participants Oregon State, Oregon, Utah and Marist among those visiting Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Utah and Oregon advanced to the […]

Rainbow Wahine open fall practice

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 10, 2016

Just about year ago, Nicole Lopez was one of the promising freshmen stepping onto Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium’s dirt infield for her first Division I practice. On Monday, she was one of the returnees eager to welcome another group of newcomers to the field. “Pretty stoked actually,” Lopez said of the opening day of fall practice, “especially because we have a bunch of new girls.” The Rainbow Wahine opened practice with 11 new players — six freshmen and five transfers […]

Transfers bolster Wahine softball roster

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 20, 2016

With the additions of six freshmen and five transfers, newcomers make up nearly half of the Rainbow Wahine softball team’s 24-player roster going into fall practice. The Wahine signed six freshmen last fall in catcher/shortstop Callee Heen, infielders Laura Jaquez, Chardonnay Pantastico and Angelique “Cheeks” Ramos, outfielder Bree Soma and right-handed pitcher Briana Wheeler. The summer additions include two Division I transfers in outfielder Danielle Garcielita (North Carolina) and Justine Garner (Santa Clara). Garcielita is projected to compete in center […]

Wahine softball fall schedule set

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 9, 2016

The Rainbow Wahine softball team’s fall practice schedule will again be headlined in early November by the two-day Kama’aina Tournament, which includes the alumnae game this year. BYU-Hawaii and Chaminade will both play three games in the tournament set for Nov. 4 and 5 while UH is scheduled to play five games in two days. The Wahine face Chaminade in the opener at 5 p.m. on Nov. 4 with a game against BYUH to follow. The Silverswords and Seasiders meet […]

Hitchcock throws one-hitter for Puerto Rico

By Jason Kaneshiro on July 17, 2016

Rainbow Wahine junior Brittany Hitchcock held Ecuador to one hit in Puerto Rico’s 7-0 win in five innings on Sunday in the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Hitchcock struck out seven and walked none in the complete-game victory. She retired the first 13 batters she faced before giving up a one-out single in the top of the fifth inning. Puerto Rico improved to 3-0 in the round-robin Pool E and faces Italy on Monday. Australia, […]

UH represented at softball world championship

By Jason Kaneshiro on July 13, 2016

The Rainbow Wahine softball program will be prominently represented in the World Baseball Softball Confederation 15th Women’s World Softball Championship in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. UH junior Brittany Hitchcock is pitching for Puerto Rico again this summer and Australia’s roster includes five former Rainbow Wahine standouts. Australia is ranked third in the 31-nation field and is in Pool C with Mexico, Serbia and Switzerland. No. 11 Puerto Rico is in Pool E with India, Chinese Taipei and Ecuador. The tournament […]