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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 […]

Hawaii -Washington State baseball: Game 4

By Stephen Tsai on February 23, 2020

There was anger and disappointment in the UH dugout following today’s 6-5 loss to Washington State. Instead of winning the four-game series, the ‘Bows settled for a split as the Cougars rallied for three runs in the eight and three in the ninth against UH’s bullpen. Three takeaways: 1. It was just one of those days for the relievers, who entered with a 1.43 ERA. They gave up seven hits and six runs in two innings. Vince Reilly, who had […]

Hawaii athletics: Ups and downs of a busy Saturday

By Brian McInnis on February 23, 2020

A lot happened in the realm of University of Hawaii athletics on Saturday, the 22nd of February. Some of it was excellent, some so-so, and some UH fans would probably sooner forget. Just about every spring sport was in action in form or fashion, with the notable exception being the No. 1 UH men’s volleyball team, which had a bye week. UH tennis also did not play Saturday. The singular greatest achievements were had by the men’s and women’s swimming […]

Hawaii baseball: Tyler Best embraces new role in lineup in victory over Washington State

By Jonathan Chen on February 22, 2020

For the first time in over 50 games, the Hawaii baseball team saw a new face leading off the batting order. Outfielder Tyler Best jumped from No. 9 to No. 1 in the lineup, hitting 2-for-3 for two runs on two doubles to lead the Rainbow Warriors (7-2) to a 4-3 victory over the Washington State Cougars. “It was a good team win. Before the game I was talking to Dustin (Demeter),” Best said. “I was a little amped. He […]

Hawaii-Washington State baseball: Game 3

By Stephen Tsai on February 22, 2020

Three takeaways from Hawaii baseball’s 4-3 victory over Washington State: > Jeremy Wu-Yelland is tough and athletic. He pitched on Friday, then came back to get the final four outs tonight. Wu-Yelland mixed his pitches — sliders against lefties, change-ups against righties. He also made the play of the game when he fielded Collin Montez‘s drag bunt and out-raced him to first. “He could have cartwheeled to first,” first baseman Alex Baeza said of Wu-Yelland’s athleticism. > Tyler Best was […]

Hawaii baseball: Late mistakes keep game interesting, but ‘Bows even series against Washington State

By Jonathan Chen on February 21, 2020

Winning ugly was the name of the game Friday night at Les Murakami Stadium, as the Rainbow Warriors won an error-filled three-hit affair over the Washington State Cougars 4-2 to even the series at one win apiece. “Winning ugly is an interesting way to putting it,” head coach Mike Trapasso said. “You’re not going to win many games when you get outhit 11-3, but we did that because we played good defense, and we didn’t walk anybody.” A staple for […]

Hawaii baseball: Rainbow Warriors continue to struggle in series openers

By Billy Hull on February 20, 2020

Throw strikes and let the defense play behind you. It’s the philosophy Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso has used with his pitchers for his nearly 20 years on the job and it was exactly what starter Logan Pouelsen did in the opener of a four-game series against Washington State on Thursday night at Les Murakami Stadium. Unfortunately for Pouelsen, the Cougars, led by first-year coach Brian Green — the former UH assistant who turned around New Mexico State over the past […]

Rainbow Forecast: Washington State to test Hawaii baseball; women’s basketball has first-place showdown; SandBows begin

By Brian McInnis on February 17, 2020

With the exception of the top-ranked Hawaii men’s volleyball team, just about every other spring sport is in action this week. That includes beach volleyball, which opens its 2020 season in the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic at Queen’s Beach. The SandBows begin at No. 5. Scout the smorgasbord below and pick your spots, because there’s an absolute ton going on — though much of it takes place on the mainland for sports like water polo, swimming and women’s tennis. The […]