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Hawaii softball: Losing streak extends to 6 on Rainbow Wahine Classic opening day

By Jonathan Chen on March 11, 2020

Offense was nowhere to be found for the Hawaii softball team on opening day of the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic. Facing stiff challenges in back-to-back games against visiting Texas Tech and Minnesota, the Rainbow Wahine mustered a total of 11 hits, driving in just two runs across both games to lose 5-0 to the Red Raiders and 3-2 to the Gophers. UH dropped to 9-15 with its sixth straight loss. Texas Tech took command of Game 1 from […]

Hawaii baseball: Early bullpen appearance yields career day for Cade Smith as ‘Bows clinch series in dramatic fashion

By Jonathan Chen on March 7, 2020

Needing just one game to clinch a series win over the Oregon Ducks, Game 3 began disastrously for the Hawaii baseball team. In relief of a starting pitcher who couldn’t hit the strike zone, junior Cade Smith was called into duty early in the 7-6 walk-off victory for the Rainbow Warriors (11-5) on Saturday night. “Obviously I wasn’t expecting to go in in the first,” Smith said. “It was just all about giving the team the best chance to win. […]

Hawaii baseball: Aaron Davenport, Bows’ bats ignite to take 2-game series lead against Oregon

By Jonathan Chen on March 7, 2020

A perfect storm of dominant pitching and active bats put the Hawaii baseball team over the Oregon Ducks in Game 2 of the nonconference series at Les Murakami Stadium on Friday night. The Rainbow Warriors scored 13 runs on 15 hits, both season highs. Starting pitcher Aaron Davenport capitalized on the offensive fireworks, working through seven dominant innings on the mound to pick up the 13-5 win, his fourth of the season. “It was good,” Davenport said of his performance. […]

Hawaii baseball: Rainbow Warriors hang tough against Oregon, rewarded with big sixth-inning explosion

By Jonathan Chen on March 5, 2020

After trailing for five inning with no real sense of offensive production, the Hawaii baseball team came roaring back with a sixth-inning offensive eruption to take down the Oregon Ducks 6-4. Three Rainbow Warriors picked up RBIs in the three-hit and five-run inning, giving the ‘Bows (9-5) their first lead of the series. Hawaii would go on to hold on to the lead with a five-pitcher relay, capped off by a dominant relief performance by Jeremy Wu-Yelland. The junior lefty […]

Hawaii softball: Late heroics by “Mama” Rivera not enough as plate troubles sink Rainbow Wahine in doubleheader

By Jonathan Chen on February 29, 2020

Junior pinch hitter Merilis “Mama” Rivera announced her presence Saturday night at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. With the Hawaii softball team trailing late against the Seattle Redhawks, Rivera sent the first pitch she saw over the left-field wall. The clutch home run plated a pair of runs for Hawaii, putting them in within a shout of a come-from-behind victory. The homer was the first hit of the season for Rivera, a career .088 hitter. It was also her first […]

Hawaii softball: Rainbow Wahine offense takes down Nevada, but bats go quiet vs. Oregon State

By Jonathan Chen on February 28, 2020

After a tournament-opening loss to Oregon State on Thursday night, the Hawaii softball team didn’t have to wait long for a second shot at the Beavers. But first the Rainbow Wahine had to get through Nevada in the first part of a Friday night doubleheader. Hawaii took care of business against the Wolf Pack, notching nine hits in an 11-3 win. The ‘Bows’ second game against Oregon State didn’t go quite so well. The active bats from the earlier game […]

Hawaii softball: Rainbow Wahine fall to Oregon State on late home run

By Jonathan Chen on February 27, 2020

The Hawaii softball team fell just shy of a Power Five win to open the Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament, as a late Oregon State home run undid five shutout innings by the Rainbow Wahine in a 2-1 affair on Thursday night. Sophomore Ashley Murphy got the start in the circle, and despite giving up the late go-ahead home run, she pitched through to the end of the game. With five straight scoreless innings to her name, […]

Hawaii baseball: Brandon Ross’s near-perfect outing wasted in series-tying loss to Washington State

By Jonathan Chen on February 23, 2020

After leading for seven innings in the series finale, the Hawaii baseball team gave up six runs in the final two innings to lose a 6-5 heartbreaker to the Washington State Cougars. Washington State narrowly avoided the series defeat to the Rainbow Warriors (7-3), as the come-from-behind victory tied up the series at 2-2. The loss came in spite of a near-perfect performance for starting pitcher Brandon Ross (1-0). Making his second start of the season, the junior college transfer […]