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Hawaii softball: 2020 schedule officially released

By Brian McInnis on December 4, 2019

Hawaii softball’s official 47-game 2020 schedule was officially released. Thirty of those games take place at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium, with the highlight the inclusion of Women’s College World Series team Minnesota of the Big Ten in the Rainbow Wahine Classic. UH will face the Gophers on March 11 and 13, just prior to the start of Big West play. The opener is against Northern Colorado on Feb. 6 in the Paradise Classic. Notably, UH is not participating in UNLV’s […]

VIDEO: Hawaii softball alumna Jazmine Zamora hits it long in golf, too

By Warrior World on July 19, 2019

In case you missed it, check out Jason Kaneshiro’s story on Hawaii softball alumna Jazmine Zamora, who’s picked up an interesting new hobby in her post-UH career. Here’s the accompanying video interview with Zamora, the 2013 All-Big West first-teamer who can now blast drives 250-plus yards off the tee. She’s taken to participating in national long drive competitions. Here’s Zamora in her UH softball days:

Local fastpitch softball leader Warren Okinaka’s life to be celebrated

By Dave Reardon on July 13, 2019

The life of Warren Okinaka, a leader in the fastpitch softball community, will be celebrated Sunday, July 21 at Pearl Harbor. He died July 7 of natural causes at age 71. Okinaka was a civil engineer at he Pearl Harbor Shipyard. Okinaka was especially known as a coach, for organizing the Oahu Junior Olympic Softball Program in 1987 and also as an umpire and a mentor for many other umpires. “He was even a one-man grounds crew, dragging the fields […]

Hawaii soccer: Raisa Strom-Okimoto, Addie Steiner meet on the NWSL field

By Brian McInnis on June 29, 2019

Last weekend, former Hawaii soccer standouts Raisa Strom-Okimoto and Addie Steiner made their respective debuts in the National Women’s Soccer League. On Friday, the two former Rainbow Wahine met on the field of play as opponents, marking the first time two UH alumna played in a game in the NWSL (the women’s equivalent of MLS). Steiner’s Seattle Reign came to Salt Lake City to take on Strom-Okimoto’s Utah Royals FC. Both came on as reserves in the Reign’s 2-0 road […]

Hawaii softball: 8 Rainbow Wahine pick up Big West postseason awards

By Brian McInnis on May 14, 2019

The 2019 postseason awards haul was respectable for a Hawaii softball team that put together its best season in six years. Per UH, it was the most Rainbow Wahine players honored in total since 2013, which was the same year UH rejoined the Big West in softball. First baseman/catcher Callee Heen, third baseman Nicole Lopez and pitcher Brittany Hitchcock were named to the All-Big West first team. Catcher Heather Cameron was named to the second team, and Cheeks Ramos (utility) […]

Hawaii softball: 7 seniors get a surprise in final game

By Brian McInnis on May 11, 2019

Bob Coolen figured the time for some lineup trickery was at hand. In his 28 years as Hawaii softball coach, only a handful of times has he had as large a senior class as the seven of 2019. And in those past instances, there’d typically be some kind of conference positioning or overall win-loss consideration that superseded a luxury such as starting every member of a large crop of seniors on senior night. Not this year. This time, UH knew […]

Hawaii softball: UH splits doubleheader with Davis, NCAA berth out of reach

By Brian McInnis on May 10, 2019

It was going to take a lot for the Hawaii softball team to pick up an NCAA tournament berth at the conclusion of this week. For starters, the Rainbow Wahine needed to sweep Thursday’s doubleheader against UC Davis to keep hope of an outright Big West regular-season title alive into Friday’s senior night. Sweeping Davis in three games and having Cal State Fullerton lose out at UC Riverside in three games Friday and Saturday was the only combination that would […]

Hawaii softball: 7 seniors look to make final week count

By Brian McInnis on May 7, 2019

Despite taking its final road series by a count of two games to one, the road to a Big West championship got considerably tougher for the Hawaii softball team. Heading into its final series of the season, at home against UC Davis this week, UH (32-14, 13-5 Big West) trails first-place Cal State Fullerton (35-16, 15-3) by two games with three to play. It actually amounts to a 2.5-game lead for the Titans, who swept UH in a series at […]