Warrior Beat: Fogel likely to miss rest of season

Center fielder Adam Fogel is expected to miss the rest of the baseball season because of a shoulder injury. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

The UH baseball team received more discouraging news when an MRI showed center fielder Adam Fogel suffered significant damage to his right (throwing) shoulder.

Fogel suffered the injury during an eighth-inning slide a week ago. The hope was the injury was not too serious, and that he eventually would feel good enough to be used as a designated hitter, at the least. But the pain did not subside, and Friday’s MRI confirmed the worst-case scenario.

It appears Fogel will need surgery that would end his 2019 season after 41 at-bats.

“It’s bad news for Adam,” coach Mike Trapasso said. “I feel terrible for him.”

The Rainbow Warriors have endured several medical setbacks. Left-hander Kyle Hatton and second baseman Dustin Demeter underwent underwent offseason surgeries that ended their 2019 season before it began. Catcher Dallas Duarte has missed the past three games because of a sprained ankle. Right-hander Aaron Davenport is expected to not pitch for at least another week because of an arm strain.

But Fogel’s absence will be the most impactful. He has the best range among the outfielders, a key asset to combating Les Murakami Stadium’s crosswinds. He also was a true middle-of-the-order hitter. Last year, 27 of his 58 hits went for extra bases. For most juniors, the draft stock and negotiation leverage are the highest after the third season of college ball.


  1. islandman March 9, 2019 10:09 am

    1st or ___
    Too bad

  2. islandman March 9, 2019 10:12 am

    for Fogel. Others will get chances to play now.
    The captcha images to click on to post on the blog are dim and hard to see, for me.

  3. suckkabooya March 9, 2019 10:30 am

    Yep, sad to hear. Good slugger, good arm, consistent numbers. Too bad for Trepasso. Get healed.

  4. NorthShoreFan March 9, 2019 12:07 pm

    Maybe a silver lining…stay in school, get the degree, then go major.
    Speedy recovery to Adam.

  5. burro sabio March 9, 2019 12:13 pm

    Very unfortunate for Adam as this is his money year.

  6. cappie the dog March 9, 2019 3:39 pm


  7. islandman March 9, 2019 9:07 pm

    6. Wahine WBB did good . Lauren bothered Channon.

  8. Akamai Okole March 10, 2019 3:13 am

    Great Morning All.

    If not for bad luck…

    Best wishes Mr. Fogel.

  9. cappie the dog March 10, 2019 5:40 am

    islandman- Lauren Rewers put Hawaii up 69-66 with that 15-foot jumper from the baseline. When the ball left her hands, I knew it was going in. (She had a block on Fluker. I think Fluker’s foot grazed the line when she hit that 3.)

    On Hawaii’s final possession, up 69-68, I was shouting at my laptop: “Call a timeout! Call a timeout!” And then one of the guards threw up an air ball 3.

    Amy Atwell had her third Sue Bird-esque game.

    Hawaii matched their 29 point total around the six-and-a-half minute mark in the second quarter. I was at that game. Some guy kept shouting: “Shoot the ball. Shoot the ball.” I mean, the game was out of reach. It’s better to run their offense instead of hoisting up threes. They ran their offense yesterday. They played their best game when it mattered the most. Good for them. Because they looked terrifying at certain junctures of the season.

    2 games.


  10. cappie the dog March 10, 2019 6:05 am

    Brocke Calvin Murphy Stepteau.


    Brocke Ron Baker Stepteau.

    Did Coach Ganot take Stepteau out of the starting lineup mid-season or was it just a dream?

    His older brother, I mean, father, must be so proud of him.

  11. Hank March 10, 2019 6:52 am

    Rarely a day goes by that i don’t check in with your blog. Congratulations ST on your NMSA award.

  12. islandman March 10, 2019 7:18 am

    9. Also Leah Salanoa, 4 for 5 or 80% on 3PT FG’s. Her shots looked like they had radar on them to the basket.
    Congrats to Stephen on the NSMA Hawaii 2018 Sportswriter of the Year, the hardest working one too.

  13. islandman March 10, 2019 7:51 am

    Hail to Roosevelt ’78 and UH ’83 .

  14. tommui March 10, 2019 8:50 am

    Congratulations to Stephen on the NSMA Hawaii 2018 Sportswriter of the Year

  15. islandman March 10, 2019 9:06 am

    12…. Leah played all 40 minutes of the game, no rest. Lauren 34 minutes.

  16. Inyoface March 10, 2019 4:31 pm

    I see the basketball team staying on the mainland for the tournament?

  17. Matt March 10, 2019 5:04 pm

    It kills me, listening to the ESPN 1420 because just right now, Hawaii loses AGAIN to Oregon, and couldn’t hold onto the lead TWICE! I just don’t know if at that point, could coach Trapasso be at the end of the line because not only have injuries snake-bit this program, losing Maaki Yamazaki in the final Oregon game, Duarte not back from an ankle sprain, Fogel, Demeter and Hatton done for the season, Davenport with a sore arm, and DeMeiro with some concern with arm fatigue. I don’t know how much steam could Matlin build anymore because with the way this program is going. Under Coach Trap, they’ve gone 8 seasons without a post-season. I mean, you could argue in the same sense with Bob Coolen and his softball squad going 5 seasons without a post-season, but it seems like something just hasn’t gone the right way for Coach Trapasso in the big stay. People have wanted him to be fired from the program, but in what sense could they bring in in Coach Trapasso’s place? I think that they gotta figure out what to do in this situation, because with the way they’re playing, how can they prepare for BWC play? This might as well extend to 9 seasons not making it to the post-season because with this team being incomplete, it’s hurting their depth on the pitching and hitting, and Matlin’s gotta find a different direction to go to. Norm Chow reference anybody?

  18. cappie the dog March 10, 2019 11:01 pm

    islandman- Yes. Leah Salanoa was clutch in the most important game of the season. I suspect that Salanoa and the whole time are locked in. I wish the missing player was still with the program, but just like with the men’s team from three years back, and the time the women’s star player skipped the NIT, a team will bond in the face of adversity. This is different, of course. Life takes precedence over a game.

    Matt- My gripe for the time being is that I thought Colin Ashworth established himself as the closer on Friday night. I can’t argue with objective facts. Yes. They haven’t been to the post-season for eight seasons and counting. And key players are injured.

  19. boolakanaka March 11, 2019 6:44 am

    Kudos to the most prolific and gracious host ST; an award that is at once well deserved and overdue!

  20. islandman March 11, 2019 9:37 am

    Leah and Middap HM and Tia named 2nd Team All- Conference.
    Jack 2nd Team and Buggs HM for MBB

  21. Inyoface March 11, 2019 10:27 am

    Oops is not I see

  22. cappie the dog March 11, 2019 8:23 pm

    I am losing it. I went to the University of Hawaii women’s basketball roster to figure out who HM is. Oh, man. Time for a physical.

    I think Brocke Stepteau deserved HONORABLE MENTION, but the Big West is a guard-oriented league. I am happy for Drew Buggs. His game is not not interesting. I like the dribble dribble kick it out, and the dribble dribble shoot, but not the dribble dribble dribble…

    The Big West just made Brocke mad. Show ’em, little man, so says the guy who is 5’3″.

  23. islandman March 11, 2019 8:45 pm

    Today, Brocke was named BW Player of the Week (the last regular season week of his career, which was last week )

  24. islandman March 12, 2019 4:42 am

    No choice- Dylan back to the pen

  25. burro sabio March 12, 2019 8:44 am

    Trap does have a choice (Ashworth), and he said he doesn’t want to over-react but he is. When conference games start, Trap will make Thomas a starter again when he finds himself blown out of games and no opportunity to use his best pitcher.

  26. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2019 5:04 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49113

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