Hitchcock earns a win for Puerto Rico

Rainbow Wahine pitcher Brittany Hitchcock earned a win in relief for Puerto Rico on Monday in the World Cup of Softball in Irvine, Calif.

Hitchcock gave up two runs on five hits over three innings and Puerto Rico rallied to a 6-5 win over Venezuela in the second game of a doubleheader at Deanna Manning Stadium. The UH sophomore struck out three and walked none.

Hitchcock made her debut with Team Puerto Rico in the fifth inning of a 3-3 game. She retired the side in order in the fifth, but surrendered two runs on three hits in the sixth. Puerto Rico got the lead back in the top of the seventh on Sahvanna Jaquish’s two-run homer and an RBI single. Hitchcock struck out the first batter in the bottom of the seventh, then gave up consecutive singles. She escaped with a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.

Puerto Rico (2-0) shut out Argentina 2-0 in the World Cup’s opening game on Monday and next faces the U.S. national team on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Hawaii time.


  1. Cruisecontrol June 29, 2015 3:18 pm

    Nice job by Brittany in relief.
    And Sarah McAndrew doing the color commentary during the live stream of the US Jr. National team vs. Argentina, mentioning UH softball several times. UH nicely represented there!

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