Kazz

Congrats to the Rainbow Wahine Softball team on their victory against Utah State! Regular season champions New Mexico State earned a bye and will face off against the Rainbow Wahine today at 8am HAWAII TIME.

Fresno State’s home field is a classic “pitcher’s park”. On paper this favors the Rainbow Wahine as they boast the best pitching in the conference. Probably will see Stephanie Ricketts start today as Kaia Parnaby was feeling a bit under the weather a few days ago. However, let’s not forget that Jenna Rodriguez said “aloha” to the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium as a Rainbow Wahine on senior night in stellar fashion as she clinched two back to back wins against the WAC’s most potent offense this season in the pitching circle.

Some believe that today’s game between NMSU and UH will serve as some sort of “play in” game with regards to the WAC’s at large NCAA bid for the tournament. UH’s RPI is at 55 and NMSU is at 56. It might. Both Hawaii and New Mexico State are represented at the “table” as Rainbow Wahine head coach Bob Coolen is on the West Region Advisory Committee along with Maria Roth (women’s administrator) of New Mexico State. Roth is also on the 10 person NCAA Division I Softball Selection Committee.

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Stephanie Ricketts has had a heck of a week. Not only did she win the WAC Pitcher of the Week honor, but she won her 3rd overall WAC year-end honor and her 2nd WAC Pitcher of the Year honor as well!

That’s pretty much it, oh WAIT!!! With her four strikeouts in yesterday afternoon’s 6-1 victory against Utah State, Stephanie Ricketts made a historic mark on the Rainbow Wahine Softball program by becoming the all time career strikeout leader with 587 strikeouts. Former Rainbow Wahine, the All-American Brooke Wilkins held the record at 585 strikeouts. Long time Rainbow Wahine fans will forever remember Wilkins as an iconic figure in Rainbow Wahine Softball despite her short time in Hawaii, but now Stephanie Ricketts has made left her “signature” on the program’s history as well.

Sitting out there in 2009 and seeing the slow but gradual maturity of a then-freshman pitcher thrown into the mix due to injuries to other pitchers was quite an experience and honestly I am NOT surprised to see where Ricketts is today.

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I couldn’t think of just one thing to write about, but considering that many on this blog are active in supporting UH athletics in multiple ways, I figured I’d share my experiences with regards to the first year of  Na Wahine Softball Booster Club.

From what started as another attempt in raising funds for another “round” of championship bracelets for the Wahine Softball Program, to getting to know the various people that have been the “behind the scenes” supporters of Wahine Softball for years and years, it has been a satisfying and sometimes “educational” ride.


But through it all, it has been a successful year for the softball booster club. We have ended the 2011 regular season with 70+ members, tripling what it was in the previous season. I give the credit to the Rainbow Wahine themselves for this achievement. They are the ones generating the success and attention and going back to what they did in 2010, it only helped make things easier for us in terms of gaining more members.

The outright cash donations we received during home games was a success as well and we surpassed our goal of raising $1,000.00 just off this alone. Another source of funds have come from proceeds received from our exclusive “Na Wahine Softball Booster Club” Under Armour polo shirts.

After we reviewed the money raised for the program thru membership fees, outright donations, proceeds from polo shirts, etc… the REAL satisfaction, for me at least, has been getting to know the parents of the players, the coaching staff, training staff and field crew, etc…

This program, as successful as it has been on a national level, is run differently. From a head coach that does everything under the sun and moon to the various others that assist with post game meals, it’s all amazing to see a program of this level being held together in a manner that is more functional for necessity than luxury.

With that being said, I’d like to acknowledge ALL of those that we have met and “worked” alongside this past regular season:

Bob and Nanci Coolen, Dee Wisneski, Kaulana Williams, John Nakamura, Dickie and Dale Titcomb, Ralph and Bobbie Omoto, Andrew Lee, Kyle Tengan, Associate AD Carl Clapp, Don Weir, Gwen Nakamura, Mark Takai, Debra Lee Goto, Kara Nishimura, Kara Romersa, Noelani Agunoy, Stanley Ching, John McNamara, Alvin Katahara, Bob Suphan, Joyce Lum, Rowland Fujii, Robin Gomes, Jason Kaneshiro and AD Jim Donovan.


If I forgot anybody, I apologize.

sb

COMMENTS

  1. Kazz May 12, 2011 12:25 am

    ERROR!!! MY FAULT.

    CATCH THE RAINBOW WAHINE vs new mexico state at 8:30am HAWAII TIME.


  2. SteveM May 12, 2011 12:34 am

    Geeev ’em, Kazz!

    (old 60’s expression) 🙂


  3. Ralph May 12, 2011 12:50 am

    Follow the Na Wahine on WAC TV (subscription required), ESPN 1420 or UH Athletics live stats. Game is 8:30 a.m. HST today, Thursday.


  4. ai-eee-soos May 12, 2011 1:02 am

    mornin’


  5. Hawaiianbod May 12, 2011 1:08 am

    good post, kazz!

    pearl city REPRESENT!


  6. Ralph May 12, 2011 1:12 am

    Fresno Bee sports headline: Bulldog softball gets a mulligan 🙂 🙂

    http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/05/11/2385280/bulldogs-softball-team-gets-a.html


  7. Ralph May 12, 2011 1:18 am

    Kudos to Meghan Krieg of La Tech, she fired a two hitter and only one bulldog reached second base.

    Erin Kipp who hit the pinch hit 2 run homer in the sixth batted for the clean up hitter, that is a gutsy move by the coach, Kipp has a season average of .171 and she is a freshman.


  8. 808ike May 12, 2011 1:22 am

    VII


  9. roygbivs[TerenceTwkWong] May 12, 2011 1:47 am

    top 10?


  10. roygbivs[TerenceTwkWong] May 12, 2011 1:48 am

    After this weekends baseball games, I will miss KFVE the Home Team!!


  11. 808ike May 12, 2011 2:11 am

    Kazz,

    Big Island Kurt, ColomaOhana and jm2375 did a brief personal introduction of themselves. The

    post is already done. I’m marveling what your brief personal intro would be.

    May 12th, 2011 at 1:02 am

    mornin’

    or

    May 12th, 2011 at 1:22 am

    VII

    Haha :-);):D


  12. Eagle May 12, 2011 2:15 am

    XI

    Breakfast With Na Wahine …

    PUT NMSU in their Place, SoftBows; i think some beliefs like “byes” for higher seeding don’t always work to the higher seed’s favor … Na Wahine probably feeling good on this field, maybe like owning Fresno Stadium (versus NMSU) esp. after the Home Team gets shut down …

    Pitcher’s Park with thw WAC’s Best (ERA) Pitching AND Best Defense: EX: Great Defense Yesterday nailing TWO USU Runners @ The Plate trying to Score …

    Real Good Timing for Na Wahine to be getting into their swing of things …


  13. Michigan Warrior May 12, 2011 2:43 am

    Morning, everyone!

    Good stuff, Kazz!!!

    Go, Wahine!

    Go, ‘Bows!


  14. wafan May 12, 2011 3:00 am

    Good morning, Tsai-koland!


  15. wafan May 12, 2011 3:02 am

    The string of good posts continues!!!

    Nice.


  16. wafan May 12, 2011 3:03 am

    Trying to figure out how to justify listening to the titas during the school day.


  17. Satch May 12, 2011 3:05 am

    Win or lose, the Rainbow Wahine softball team has shown great perseverance and fortitude in making the playoffs despite the loss of key players from last year’s team and I have nothing but admiration for Kelly Majam et co for the way they play the game as it should be played……with heart.


  18. Garret May 12, 2011 3:12 am

    Article from April that has a long update on Greg Alexander.

    This Thursday at Stanford Alexander, 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, will undergo his 10th operation on that knee.

    Alexander isn’t sure exactly what the surgeons will find. Neither are the docs. Bone spurs appear to be in there.

    It should take six to eight months to completely rehab. That Alexander is frustrated beyond words is an understatement. “It could turn into reconstruction,” he said.

    http://www.petaluma360.com/article/20110418/COMMUNITY/110419444/1371/COMMUNITY02?p=2&tc=pg


  19. mctruck May 12, 2011 3:48 am

    Good morning all……man!, GA sure got a lot of damage to that knee, never heard of required ten surgery’s up until now?!, Ooooouch!!

    Have a greatday, KAZZ.


  20. mctruck May 12, 2011 3:50 am

    is knee reconstruction like, knee transplant??


  21. mctruck May 12, 2011 3:51 am

    GO!! Wahine softballers.


  22. Pomai May 12, 2011 4:02 am

    Good write up Kazz.


  23. LizKauai -iPad May 12, 2011 4:47 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka, Kazz!

    Thanks for all you do behind the scenes as well as up front as a fearless and enthusiastic UHAD supporter!

    Blessings and Healing for Alexander the Greg and all who ail.

    Back to sleep…


  24. CoolEthan May 12, 2011 4:52 am

    Geronimo!

    Go Wahine!

    USA!


  25. bb May 12, 2011 5:09 am

    Who is the guy doing the softball play by play on 1420? Is it the same guy as last year?

    IMHO…he does his homework and actually sounds pretty good.


  26. Annoddah Dave May 12, 2011 5:25 am

    Kazz-man & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Thanks to you and Pomai, the Wahine SB Team gets the needed help to keep the program viable. Have you guys started the process for a 501(c)3 application? When did last year’s team receive their bracelets? I remember sending in money for that.


  27. d1shima May 12, 2011 5:56 am

    Great Morning All!

    Great blog entry Kazz. 🙂

    Go Wahine!

    Go BaseBows!


  28. d1shima May 12, 2011 5:56 am

    Go

    …HiHo!


  29. gmahoney May 12, 2011 5:58 am

    Kazz, good blog post. And thanks to you and the Wahine Softball Booster Club for bringing us all together to support the girls.

    One thing about blogs, your opinion is your opinion and mine is mine. Glad we can agree to disagree. So I will go with my “Sistahs of Swat” comment. Go Wahine, be da titas!


  30. jm2375 May 12, 2011 6:09 am

    Good morning!

    I was about to wish everyone a good night last night but my ‘puter started acting up.

    Thanks everyone, especially ST, for allowing me to be the guest host yesterday. It was great fun and thankfully, the lead slippah was not needed.

    Kazz – great post. Thanks to you, Pomai, Slugger, SJ, myki, Ralph and all the other Club officers for your tireless support of the team, esp manning the booth (and missing games).

    Speedy healing to Greg Alexander.

    GO WAHINE!!


  31. jm2375 May 12, 2011 6:11 am

    Annodah Dave – IIRC, the bracelets were presented during intermission of a Wahine vb game in November.


  32. Stretch May 12, 2011 6:42 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Thanks Kazz for the write up.

    #16 – wafan – be like your students, stick in an earbud, run the cord behind the ear, down the back of your neck under your shirt. Put on a sweatshirt and pull over the hood. Don’t worry, it’s not obvious, nobody will know what you are doing. Just don’t cheer when they hit a nhomerun.


  33. Shoko May 12, 2011 6:44 am

    Morning folks!

    Go get em Kazz, my young braddah!

    Everyone have a great day! 🙂


  34. Slugger May 12, 2011 6:44 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Great softball write-up, Kazz!

    Think I’ll go sign up for WAC.tv. Wanted to see the game. Yesterday’s sounded exciting.

    kope time…


  35. Slugger May 12, 2011 6:48 am

    Prayers for Greg Alexander. He’s such a nice young man.


  36. Kekoa May 12, 2011 6:51 am

    Kazz ~ When it comes to outspoken individuals, you are my #1 choice. The important thing about you is that your passion for UH athletics makes what you say spot on. What’s even more important is your ability to defend your position on any issue.

    Have a good time driving the ‘Caddy’ today. You look *sporty* with the top down as you cruise the Ko’olau’s. 😎

    Shoots, they may end up adding a video clip of that to the Five-O intro!


  37. haka May 12, 2011 7:00 am

    Go Wahine!

    Go Warriors!


  38. NYUH May 12, 2011 7:29 am

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/698033-college-footballs-25-most-prestigious-records-and-will-they-ever-fall#/articles/698033-college-footballs-25-most-prestigious-records-and-will-they-ever-fall/page/9

    Colt

    Who could throw 58 touchdown passes in 2011?

    Here is the short list (including the number of TD passes they threw last season): Bryant Moniz (Hawaii, 39), Landry Jones (Oklahoma, 38), Dominique Davis (East Carolina, 37), Kellen Moore (Boise State, 35) and Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State, 34).


  39. (Jesse)James May 12, 2011 7:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…Hope everyone has a great day!!!!

    Go get ’em Wahine….

    Great job KAZZ and all the others involved in Na Wahine Softball…..!!!!


  40. Kazz May 12, 2011 7:56 am

    A-Dave,

    We are with the UH Foundation, like the other booster clubs so the non-profit status is already handled.

    Also UH decided to award the team with their bracelets at the halftime of the men’s basketball game against Montana State (bball opening night) back.in the fall.


  41. Kazz May 12, 2011 7:59 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JORI JASPER!

    If you guys have gotten the chance to see the Wahine celebrate the birthday of one of their own, it’s quite the tradition.

    I assume they refer to it as “crawling the gauntlet..”


  42. Kazz May 12, 2011 8:01 am

    Kekoa,

    I dont drive with the top down. Im kama’aina

    Not a tourist.

    More importantly, my car is not a convertable. 😆


  43. Kazz May 12, 2011 8:04 am

    wafan: May 12th, 2011 at 3:03 am Trying to figure out how to justify listening to the titas during the school day.

    “Cuz can.”


  44. Kazz May 12, 2011 8:11 am

    That was Kyle Doperalski of News New Mexico.

    He is quite good.

    He pronounced Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu correctly but stumbled on “Kapolei”.

    Eh, HE gets a mulligan!

    Sheesh some locals cant even pronounce Makani’s name corrrectly.


  45. gigi-hawaii May 12, 2011 8:11 am

    Good to see you here, Kazz! Keep up the good work.


  46. koakane May 12, 2011 8:12 am

    gooda morning warrior country

    sun burning, humidity getting up there so heading for some ac establishment to list sball wahines game and drink some goooood kope

    go wahines and esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


  47. koakane May 12, 2011 8:12 am

    kden 50


  48. papajoe2 May 12, 2011 8:15 am

    Way to go Kazz. Good job so far. Will only get better.


  49. Slugger May 12, 2011 8:18 am

    Happy birthday, Jori!

    GO WAHINE!!!


  50. bowsfan May 12, 2011 8:25 am

    Games just started.


  51. Da Punchbowl Kid May 12, 2011 8:44 am

    Kazz –

    Written like a pro! Great job.

    The passion you bring to RWSB and all other UH sports is simply phenomenal. I enjoy the hell outta your comments, rants, raves, insults and praises, depending on who you are speaking to on the WB.

    Had a great time on senior night and will be back next season to watch more.

    Until then, I am the number one fan of UH sports’ number one fan – the incomparable, the indomitable… Kazz! 😆


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  53. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:01 am

    Kazz ~ Given the keys to the Caddy for the day is supposed to be an open experience to connect with your adoring fans.

    Ya Whoo UH is up 1 – 0 with bases left loaded in the top of the 3rd.


  54. al May 12, 2011 9:06 am

    kazz…one word.

    nice


  55. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:06 am

    Top of 4 with UH still leading 1-0.


  56. LizKauai May 12, 2011 9:09 am

    http://tinyurl.com/3j44bbz

    Softball gametracker


  57. LizKauai May 12, 2011 9:12 am

    Best thing about Kazz – he can be himself all of the time- rabid fan can be channeled into creative poet when the opportunity arises- and mature reporter when he has a job to do.

    Tsai-kos are truly exemplary citizens.


  58. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:14 am

    Rgr dat Liz @#60.

    Bottom 4, still 1-0.


  59. tommui May 12, 2011 9:18 am

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Great job KAZZ!


  60. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 9:19 am

    👿


  61. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 9:20 am

    Come on Wahine


  62. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:22 am

    Majam makes a valiant effort to catch a HR ball. It bounced off her glove and went over. Score tied 1-1 with another runner in scoring position.


  63. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:24 am

    Ricketts pulled by coach C. Still bottom 4, score tied @ 1. Jenna in to pitch.


  64. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 9:26 am

    It’s a dark time.


  65. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 9:27 am

    Careful!


  66. duffer May 12, 2011 9:28 am

    Way to go Kazz!

    GO WAHINE!


  67. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 9:30 am

    Whew!


  68. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:31 am

    Going into the top of 5 with the score still tied at 1. Aggies left the bases loaded.


  69. jm2375 May 12, 2011 9:32 am

    WTG Jenna!! Bases loaded, 1 out and she gets out of the jam!! 1-1 Top 5th.


  70. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:34 am

    Runners at the corners and no outs…


  71. Pride. May 12, 2011 9:35 am

    Great job Kazz.


  72. Slugger May 12, 2011 9:36 am

    GooOOOOO WAHINE!!!


  73. Ralph May 12, 2011 9:37 am

    SEC Tournament: Tennessee over Kentucky 4-1; Auburn up on Florida 3-0 top 4 Auburn at bat


  74. Ralph May 12, 2011 9:38 am

    we answered New Mexico State, up 3-1 top fifth and we are still batting with one out and Iwata on second


  75. jm2375 May 12, 2011 9:41 am

    Good baserunning by the Wahine. 2 runs score on errors by NaMaSU!! 3-1 top 5th!


  76. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:41 am

    Now 4-1 UH, still top of 5, Aggies making a pitching change now.


  77. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 9:43 am

    As Koakane says, (kind of) “Keep banging!”

    😆


  78. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:44 am

    Alex grounds out to end the 5th. Goin to bottom 5 with a 3 run lead. (4-1 UH).


  79. Ralph May 12, 2011 9:45 am

    Auburn pitcher throwing heat, fastballs and risers in the 66-68 range and she’s been consistent through 4 innings. How you figure, so as I do a write up they change pitchers, can they have someone throwing harder or better. Auburn up 3-0. Jenee Loree was the pitcher for 3+ innings.


  80. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:46 am

    D-1 ~ KK wearing his Freudian slip today?


  81. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:52 am

    No – no…score remains goin to top 6.


  82. Ralph May 12, 2011 9:53 am

    good job Na Wahine, we’re up 4-1 into the 6th


  83. Ralph May 12, 2011 9:54 am

    Auburn reliever comes in and fires it up, hitting 66-67 consistently and one racked up a 75, can it be, 75!


  84. Kekoa May 12, 2011 9:57 am

    Going to bottom 6 with no change.


  85. Da Punchbowl Kid May 12, 2011 9:58 am

    GO WAHINE!!!


  86. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 9:59 am

    Kekoa,

    I eagerly anticipate his next utterance.


  87. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:05 am

    Jessica started the inning with a throwing error to first. Runners at 1st& 2nd. Force choice made at 3rd and 2 outs.


  88. bigislandkurt May 12, 2011 10:05 am

    Howzit Kekoa! Mahalo for the updates.

    By the way, Maika’i recently had her last piece of her mint chocolate ice cream cake from the freezer from Aunty and Unko. Needless to say, your kindness (and ice cream cake) left a “lasting” impression!

    BIK


  89. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:07 am

    D-1 😎


  90. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:08 am

    Bottom falls out. The bases are cleared with a triple to deep center. 4-3 UH stiill bottom 6.


  91. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:09 am

    Very ‘cool’ BIK!


  92. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:12 am

    Running catch made, going to the final inning with the score, 4-3, UH.


  93. Kazz May 12, 2011 10:13 am

    Got no fingernails left soon.

    It’s hot in here right?


  94. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:15 am

    Jessica Iwata up with Kelly on 1st with 1 out.


  95. Kazz May 12, 2011 10:15 am

    The outfield fence at RWSS is about 6 feet tall. Apparently the outfield fence in Fresno is just about waist-high as Kyle Doperalski on ESPN radio describes it.

    Too many times, even last year, Majam throws herself at the fence in an attempt to field homers. Valiant effort but especially at RWSS, I keep getting worried she’d snag her arm or a cleat in that thing causing injury.


  96. bigislandkurt May 12, 2011 10:16 am

    Yikes. C’mon girls! I sure hope our Hawaii girls beat New Mexico’s Hawaii girls.

    BIK


  97. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:17 am

    Iwata hits one deep…2 outs!


  98. Kazz May 12, 2011 10:19 am

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  99. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:19 am

    No score…now we gotta hold on to the lead! C’mon Ladies…Finish Strong!


  100. GRM May 12, 2011 10:21 am

    GO WAHINE!! HOLD ON!!


  101. Ralph May 12, 2011 10:21 am

    crunch time, let’s go Na Wahine, let’s go Jenna.


  102. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:24 am

    Lead runner walks, Hoku up and blasts a HR!

    Groan…..


  103. bowsfan May 12, 2011 10:24 am

    UH lost 5-4


  104. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 10:24 am

    Dam


  105. Kazz May 12, 2011 10:26 am

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    UKININAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  106. Slugger May 12, 2011 10:26 am

    Still got chance.

    GO WAHINE!!!


  107. Kekoa May 12, 2011 10:28 am

    Excuse me while I throw some chairs around, kick the neighbors dog and scream myself hoarse! BBL.


  108. al May 12, 2011 10:28 am

    ouch.


  109. kruzen May 12, 2011 10:28 am

    Go Wahine!

    Beat Fresno!


  110. Kazz May 12, 2011 10:29 am

    da hui can be heard smiling.


  111. Slugger May 12, 2011 10:30 am

    Isn’t this a double elimination tournament?

    GO WAHINE!!!


  112. Blue Powder May 12, 2011 10:31 am

    That was “clutch” by NMSU.

    I hope we see them again tomorrow and beat them twice.

    First things first though, beat FSU.


  113. warriorsun May 12, 2011 10:32 am

    in tournament play, you play to win each game like there is no tomorrow. idk why coolen held back parnaby–and if he was holding her back for another day and she was healthy, strategically, it was a bad move. parnaby is seasoned with the best era in the wac. if kaia relieved and was beat, no second guessing….


  114. papajoe2 May 12, 2011 10:33 am

    not this hui:((((


  115. ai-eee-soos May 12, 2011 10:36 am

    re: #116: AGREED.

    “… in tournament play, you play to win each game like there is no tomorrow …”


  116. Kazz May 12, 2011 10:37 am

    Parnaby was not feeling better earlier in the week.


  117. Kazz May 12, 2011 10:38 am

    Re-phrase that.

    Parnaby was not feeling well earlier in the week.


  118. Kazz May 12, 2011 10:40 am

    Not much to second guess.

    Parnaby was ill a few days ago and Jenna Rodriguez won TWO games in relief against NMSU earlier.

    Not much to second guess.


  119. jm2375 May 12, 2011 10:40 am

    Good game Wahine!

    BEAT DA FRESNECKS!!

    1:30 pm HST


  120. bowsfan May 12, 2011 10:41 am

    Kaia’s sick.


  121. Ralph May 12, 2011 10:43 am

    I think in this double elimination format the Na Wahine must now win 5 in a row to win the WAC championship.


  122. Ralph May 12, 2011 10:44 am

    Auburn eliminates Florida in the SEC tournament, single elimination. Bracketed with Tennessee, winner over Kentucky.


  123. Stretch May 12, 2011 10:48 am

    Jenna won two games against NMSU this season. She was effective against them. Why wouldn’t you use her against them again since Kaia is not 100%?? I don’t think it was a bad move.


  124. Warrior Dave May 12, 2011 10:49 am

    Hey Kazz,

    Do you agree with me that Coach Coolan should have vrought in Kaia to pitch the 7th? Jenna was ahead of the batters but they seem to battle and draw walks.

    GO WAHINE!!!!


  125. papajoe2 May 12, 2011 10:53 am

    I’m soooo bummed I quit my job.


  126. papajoe2 May 12, 2011 10:54 am

    OK, sorry. I forgot I’m retired. But I’m still bummed. Gotta win today. Go Wahine!!!!!


  127. haka May 12, 2011 10:56 am

    If you second guess one thing, then you open the door to second guess anything and everything. IMHO, you don’t second guess. It is what it is because “what if” scenarios are unending and unproductive. JMHO.


  128. warriorsun May 12, 2011 10:57 am

    plenty to second guess. for starters, what was parnaby’s status today, not earlier in the week. JR pitched 13.2 innings all year–hardly stellar to relieve in a momentous game at a crucial time with 3-run lead. she gave up 4 runs in 3 inning–not good!

    secondly, in ur intro you called bulldog diamond a pitcher’s park. it is 205 down the lines and 220 to straight-away-center, leaving gaps in lcf and rcf for hitters. most pundits characterize this softball venue as a hitter’s park, including coolen….


  129. haka May 12, 2011 10:58 am

    Go Wahine!

    One pitch and clear!


  130. al May 12, 2011 10:58 am

    wd…ditto.


  131. Hilo Moon May 12, 2011 10:59 am

    Second guessing … so easy. Just saying.

    Go Coach Coolen the gang –BEAT FRESNO!


  132. Kazz May 12, 2011 11:00 am

    Warrior Dave:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Hey Kazz,

    Do you agree with me that Coach Coolan should have vrought in Kaia to pitch the 7th? Jenna was ahead of the batters but they seem to battle and draw walks.

    GO WAHINE!!!!

    No. Parnaby was feeling ill earlier in the week.


  133. bigislandkurt May 12, 2011 11:02 am

    Gunfunnit.

    BIK


  134. jm2375 May 12, 2011 11:02 am

    Sheesh. PEOPLE!! Wahine lose by 1 run to the regular season conference champ and a national leader in hitting. Wahine won all 3 games in the series by 1 run and they were at home. GIVE IT A REST!!

    On to beat the Fresnecks.


  135. LizKauai May 12, 2011 11:03 am

    Get well soon, Kaia…

    Go Wahine!

    Get Fresno!!

    hiho!


  136. Stretch May 12, 2011 11:05 am

    If someone comes out before the outcome is known and makes a comment, fine. I am not a fan of second guessing AFTER the fact.


  137. haka May 12, 2011 11:07 am

    shoulda changed the pitcher…

    shoulda thrown a drop instead of a riser…

    shoulda called a timeout…

    shoulda walked her…

    shoulda had spam instead of bacon this morning…

    a coach makes a call and sticks with it because second guessing would drive one nuts. in one decision you can look like a genius and in another, a geniass. it all depends on what happens. unless there is a pattern of decisions that produce the same negative result, i’d say there is no second guessing at all. again…in my opinion.


  138. warriorsun May 12, 2011 11:09 am

    second guessing is not a real issue–it is an irrelevant diversion which has nothing to do with coolen’s decision to use JR rather than parnaby. ad hominen dribble.

    however, if parnaby was not available bc she was ill, coolen had no choice….”earlier in the week (parnaby was allegedly ill)” is not sustainable. jmo.


  139. haka May 12, 2011 11:14 am

    double dribble 🙂


  140. Pomai May 12, 2011 11:14 am

    Tough one to lose, but still get chance, with these young ladies they are never out of it.


  141. LizKauai May 12, 2011 11:15 am

    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/41855/vote-non-aq-offensive-poy

    Opportunity to vote support for Moniz as Non-AQ Offensive Player of the Year!


  142. Blue Powder May 12, 2011 11:16 am

    I too would have liked to have seen Kaia pitch in relief of Ricketts. But it all comes down to who gives you the best chance to win at that particular moment in time. Obviously Cool felt J-rod was that person. None of us on this board knows exactly how Kaia was feeling at that particular moment. I’m pretty sure Cool had the best and most current info on Kaia’s status at that time and made the best decision trying to win the game.

    Will be interesting to see if Kaia feels better in about 2 or 3 hours from now if she is needed.


  143. ColomaOhana May 12, 2011 11:19 am

    Howzit, Kazz and da rest of da Tsaiko ohana!


  144. warriorsun May 12, 2011 11:19 am

    amusing how some peeks get constructive comment confused with clairvoyance.


  145. tommui May 12, 2011 11:23 am

    Life is hard!

    Go WAHINE – beat Fresno.


  146. Kazz May 12, 2011 11:25 am

    warriorsun:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    plenty to second guess. for starters, what was parnaby’s status today.

    Not well. Period.

    Ever been sick on the road? You want to put in a pitcher that is not 100% in during a situation like that?

    Secondly, considering Rodriguez’s performance in relief against NMSU was stellar when you take into account how many times she saw action in the circle. I cited a specific instance. You’re attempting to make it sound otherwise.

    warriorsun:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    JR pitched 13.2 innings all year–hardly stellar to relieve in a momentous game at a crucial time with 3-run lead. she gave up 4 runs in 3 inning–not good!

    SHOW ME where I said Rodriguez’s #s in the circle was stellar “all year”.

    However, let’s not forget that Jenna Rodriguez said “aloha” to the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium as a Rainbow Wahine on senior night in stellar fashion as she clinched two back to back wins against the WAC’s most potent offense this season in the pitching circle.

    Secondly, I cited “pitcher’s park” because go ahead and tell me how often in college sports are bigger ball parks, in baseball and softball, at lower altitude are cited more often as a hitter’s park than a pitcher’s park.

    Coolen did say in today’s paper that the larger field allowed for such spacing. There is no aruging that. If we got shutout, would he say we didn’t take advantage of the bigger park? So-called pundits would revert back to the bigger ball park as a “pitcher’s park”.


  147. Kazz May 12, 2011 11:29 am

    warriorsun:

    May 12th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    second guessing is not a real issue–it is an irrelevant diversion which has nothing to do with coolen’s decision to use JR rather than parnaby.

    No no no.. Don’t spin.

    You wrote:

    warriorsun:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:32 am

    in tournament play, you play to win each game like there is no tomorrow. idk why coolen held back parnaby–and if he was holding her back for another day and she was healthy, strategically, it was a bad move. parnaby is seasoned with the best era in the wac. if kaia relieved and was beat, no second guessing….

    I answered that she was not well, yet you do no acknowledge this answer.

    If you think I have no clue as to what happened and I pulled this answer out of thin air then just say so.

    Coolen’s decision to use Rodriguez instead of Parnaby is quite simple if you bother to listen.


  148. koakane ip4 May 12, 2011 11:32 am

    just heard about outcome still have chance to battle on. double elimination hard route to travel but can be done.

    to all the 2nd guessers give it a rest, back off it’s Coolens call.


  149. papajoe2 May 12, 2011 11:32 am

    What if…….

    What if…….

    what if…….

    E, no such thing as what if.

    What if my aunty had balls? She would be my uncle.


  150. madeinhawaii May 12, 2011 11:37 am

    Claire Voyance…

    Wasn’t she an Aiea grad?


  151. madeinhawaii May 12, 2011 11:38 am

    She’d go around saying.. “My name is Claire Voyance.” and everybody would respond.. “Yeah,yeah.. and Faith ya Madda!”


  152. warriorsun May 12, 2011 11:40 am

    kazz, im on record as saying IFF (if and only if paranaby was ill) kaia was too ill too pitch–coolen had no choice but to go with JR. period. the only issue remaining at that point is whether he should have yanked ricketts or not. in my play book, it’s coolen’s call to hook his temperamental ace….now, if kaia starts against fresno state later today–coolen will be wide open for criticism. JR is not a frontline pitcher and if kaia was available, u can bet coolen will be called out.


  153. koakane ip4 May 12, 2011 11:41 am

    mih good come back #153


  154. haka May 12, 2011 11:43 am

    hey, i know i am not that smart. i admit it.

    btw, what’s a peek?

    Go Wahine!


  155. Kazz May 12, 2011 11:43 am

    For those that want to question what I say, do so right then and there and try not to wait for the opposite to happen.

    We win this game 4-3, all this is moot.

    It’s as annoying as someone coming in more than HALFWAY thru last season never speaking one word about softball and then claiming how they followed the team from the beginning and “knew there was something special”.


  156. 808ike May 12, 2011 11:43 am

    Win some, lose some. We can look forward to another sb game, today.


  157. warriorsun May 12, 2011 11:43 am

    what if you had brains….what an idiot!


  158. seasider May 12, 2011 11:46 am

    Not second guessing–but Parnaby last pitched on May 7 with the wahine winning by the score of 11-1 on a mercy rule. Parnaby went all the way allowing 0 earned runs.

    The biggest difference between a softball pitcher and a baseball pitcher is the delivery. Delivering a softball is a natural delivery with not much chance of injuring the pitching arm; whereas throwing the baseball the pitcher put a lot of stress on the arm, especially the rotator cuff, the elbow, etc. If a softball pitcher is on and hitting her spots, throwing nothing but strikes thereby keeping the batters of balance, pitch count doesn’t matter. If a softball pitcher is in shape, she’d have no problem pitching on consecutive days. But, for a baseball pitcher, pitch count is everything.

    My point, going into today’s game, Jenna’s ERA was 3.59, with opposing batters hitting a healthy .321%; whereas, Parnaby’s ERA was at 1.24, with opposing batters hitting a measly .180%. Although, softball doesn’t keep stats on WHIP, I’d say Parnaby’s WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched) is at the top of the WAC pitching stats, and probably near the top of NCAA D1 stats.

    Jenna did get out of a baseball loaded jam in the top of 4th, but she clearly (listening to ESPN radio) wasn’t on.

    No pun intended to coach Coolen or diehard wahine softball fans, but coach should’ve brought in Parnaby instead of Jenna, regardless if coach intent was saving her for tomorrow’s game.


  159. madeinhawaii May 12, 2011 11:49 am

    Dunno if someone already posted this.. but it’s worth re-posting, I think… from SportsHawaii Forum..

    Scout.com is planning to broaden its coverage and re-launch this site as part of our college network in the coming months.

    With that, we are currently looking for a publisher for our Hawaii site.

    This position is perfectly suited for someone who loves covering sports, and in particular, Hawaii athletics. In addition, hundreds of people make their living or have a second income by covering their local universities or professional teams on the internet.

    If you are interested, please email us at info@scout.com. Tell us a bit about yourself, and why you may be the perfect fit to be the publisher of Scout’s Hawaii Site.

    If you know of any good Hawaii sites on the internet currently please feel free to let us know as well.

    Scout hopes to install a new publisher and re-launch this site soon.

    Thank you,

    Scout.com


  160. haka May 12, 2011 11:50 am

    Yaaaawn…

    Laters…

    Go Wahine!


  161. koakane ip4 May 12, 2011 11:51 am

    wsun…..no matter who Coolens pitches next or why he does what he does. He recruited each one, knows and counts on them. IMHO I support the team, girls and coaches in doing what’s best to put them in the best senerio to win.


  162. haka May 12, 2011 11:52 am

    i coulda had a V8…

    ok, aloha.


  163. 808ike May 12, 2011 11:53 am

    Thanks to all the blog host this week. All blog entries were fantastic. We old frats like ppj2,

    Koakane and I need to take a short nap before the second game.


  164. 808ike May 12, 2011 11:54 am

    host=hosts


  165. koakane ip4 May 12, 2011 11:58 am

    808ike who you calling old? bwhaaaaaa luvs you man but only cause do sushi’s ono


  166. 808ike May 12, 2011 12:01 pm

    Scout.com is planning to broaden its coverage and re-launch this site as part of our college network in the coming months.

    With that, we are currently looking for a publisher for our Hawaii site.

    This position is perfectly suited for someone who loves covering sports, and in particular, Hawaii athletics. In addition, hundreds of people make their living or have a second income by covering their local universities or professional teams on the internet.

    If you are interested, please email us at info@scout.com. Tell us a bit about yourself, and why you may be the perfect fit to be the publisher of Scout’s Hawaii Site.

    If you know of any good Hawaii sites on the internet currently please feel free to let us know as well.

    Scout hopes to install a new publisher and re-launch this site soon.

    Thank you,

    Scout.com

    I nominate all the blog hosts this week.

    and ST.


  167. 808ike May 12, 2011 12:02 pm

    Koakane,

    Thought you were sleeping like ppj2.


  168. 808ike May 12, 2011 12:04 pm

    This may bring him out of the woodwork.


  169. 808ike May 12, 2011 12:06 pm

    Esme out till 1:30.


  170. koakane ip4 May 12, 2011 12:10 pm

    on annodah note just want to mahalo K5 for the many year of providing UH sports to the 808 community.

    hint hint to JD and UH powers, be nice to recognize dem at sunday’s ball game along with seniors. a supper jester on their last appearance


  171. LizKauai May 12, 2011 12:10 pm

    Yawwwn… slugs and trolls…

    (set ignore on)


  172. jm2375 May 12, 2011 12:15 pm

    Wahine bb signs a PG for next season…

    http://hawaiiathletics.com/news/2011/5/12/WBB_0512113319.aspx


  173. LizKauai May 12, 2011 12:17 pm

    Welcome new Wahine BB teammate Alissa Campanero!


  174. Old Diver May 12, 2011 12:20 pm

    Sports is pretty much the same at every level. The players win or lose play their hearts out. Knowing that enables them to comeback from defeat without regret. It is the fans who suffer the most grief, mainly because it is not us wearing the uniforms.


  175. NCAA May 12, 2011 12:25 pm

    Amazing how no one second guesses the LaTech coach for bringing in a pinch hitter with a .100 something bathing average. If she struck out then all the second guessers would have come out of the woodwork.


  176. al May 12, 2011 12:27 pm

    ralph…it is four games in a row that they must win to be the tourney champs.


  177. d1shima May 12, 2011 12:29 pm

    al,

    Good then, no problem


  178. NCAA May 12, 2011 12:34 pm

    During the NMSU series in Hawaii, Jenna was brought in to relieve Ricketts and she shut them down allowing 1 hit. Then she relieves Parnaby in the second game of the double header and shuts them down allowing no hits. Parnaby gave up 7 hits and 4 earned runs in 5 innings.

    There’s no second guessing in who the reliever is going to be. Coolen made the correct choice.


  179. kruzen May 12, 2011 12:38 pm

    some Alissa highlights.

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alissa+campanero&aq=f


  180. Garret May 12, 2011 12:42 pm

    The conference title games sure are going to make it hard for JD to schedule December regular season games. Not only are the Pac-12, C-USA, Big 10, and SEC schools unavailable on the last week since that is when they have their conference title games, but even the SUN BELT won’t be available for late season games anymore. UH is lucky that South Alabama is not eligible for bowl games in 2012, but those situations are rare.

    The Star-Advertiser article today didn’t mention that the 2018 game discussed with Western Kentucky would take place in September instead of late in the season.

    Stewart explained that the program did not want to make the long trip to Hawaii for a game that would take place one week before fall semester finals and two weeks before a possible bowl contest, should the Hilltoppers become bowl eligible that season.

    Stewart added that WKU is looking to reschedule the contest, and is looking at the 2018 season as a possible solution for the Hawaii trip. The game won’t be played in December, he said, but more likely in September of 2018, possibly the season-opener that year.

    http://bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/05/12/sports/sports2.txt


  181. jm2375 May 12, 2011 12:42 pm

    Funny how some people say nothing when teams win, not even a congratulations, good job. But as soon as a team loses, they’re jumping down the coach’s/team’s throats.


  182. Pomai May 12, 2011 12:43 pm

    #178 NCAA – would be a win because no one would want to get next to her. (bathing average) LOL


  183. Garret May 12, 2011 12:44 pm

    Incoming Warrior participated in a nice project and I’m glad the Orange County Register mentioned UH.

    A 4-foot-long fiberglass trimaran named after a volleyball in a Tom Hanks movie is giving students from a Regional Occupational Program class at San Clemente High School a valuable lesson in patience.

    The 3-D model-making class launched its handmade 25-pound sloop-rigged trimaran at Capistrano Beach last month. The craft, painted bright yellow, was named Wilson after the volleyball that served as Hanks’ inanimate friend in the 2000 film “Cast Away.” The name also honored class instructor Malcolm Wilson.

    San Clemente High’s Thomas Olds, 18, who plans to play football at the University of Hawaii next year, helped with the paint and, with other students, signed his name on Wilson’s hull just before the launch.

    “It was sick!” Olds said of the experience. “Maybe Wilson will get to Hawaii before I get there!”

    http://www.ocregister.com/news/-300178–.html


  184. NCAA May 12, 2011 12:45 pm

    Pomai, oopsie. LOL


  185. Pomai May 12, 2011 12:52 pm

    NCAA but you might be on to something?????????


  186. Garret May 12, 2011 12:55 pm

    BYU will have *6* home games on ESPN this year, which leaves just 1 home game for BYUTV. They get $1.2 mil for every game on ESPN or ESPN2 and $800k for every ESPNU game…so, that is about $6 mil or $7 mil for their ESPN deal and more money via BYUTV.

    BYU will probably be on ESPN *11* times this year–6 home games, plus every road game (TCU is on ESPN, UH is on ESPN2 I think, ESPN is giving them $1 mil to play at Mississippi, at Texas will probably be on ESPN/ESPN2, and Oregon State may be on ESPNU).

    The television situation received a lot of attention as well. ESPN will broadcast all BYU home football games in 2011 except for one, which will fall to BYU-TV.

    http://www.heraldextra.com/sports/college/byu/darnell-dickson/article_ae4f1f9e-7cd1-11e0-bfc5-001cc4c03286.html


  187. kawika49 May 12, 2011 12:57 pm

    #185 what’s that once every 3.65 days?


  188. Curt May 12, 2011 12:58 pm

    Go Kazz Go.


  189. Curt May 12, 2011 1:03 pm

    NYUH

    #38 & 39 Thanks for the links. I voted for Colt’s 58 TD record. C’mon everyone; we need your vote. He only has 18%.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2011/05/jerry-rice-brett-favre-barry-sanders-jerry-rice-colt-brennan-ladainian-tomlinson-favorite-sports-records-football/1


  190. warriorsun May 12, 2011 1:07 pm

    some just take pride in stating the irrelevant.

    differing opinion is Ok, but diversion through the manufacture of non-relevant issue is a dishonest ruse.

    whether you agree or disagree on the choice of reliever by coach coolen is honest opinion.

    say so and move on.

    but, creating second-guessing as a characterization of the issue is misplaced logic and a false attack on substantive commentary.


  191. NCAA May 12, 2011 1:14 pm

    Move on then.


  192. NCAA May 12, 2011 1:17 pm

    For those paying attention. I got my games mixed up regarding when Jenna relieved. But I get the gist of it. Pomai, another oopsie.


  193. warriorsun May 12, 2011 1:19 pm

    make me, chump!


  194. NCAA May 12, 2011 1:28 pm

    You the one said move on. Hypocrite.


  195. Kazz May 12, 2011 1:32 pm

    If this was WWE Raw, this is the time where the lights would flicker and the commentators get an email from the “Anonymous Raw General Manager” and he signs a match.

    I’d make it a last man standing match… verbally I guess.

    But only a guest today and not the real blog host with the controls to the delete button.

    So if it keeps up and things disappear, do NOT blame me.


  196. Kazz May 12, 2011 1:32 pm

    (on a personal note)

    FIGHT!!!!!!!!!


  197. Kazz May 12, 2011 1:35 pm

    Oh by the way, the game is starting.

    Kaia Parnaby gets the nod. 😎


  198. Kazz May 12, 2011 1:36 pm

    Hmm… maybe starting soon. Live stats are on standby.


  199. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 1:39 pm

    Kazz,

    waiting for B$-you game to pau


  200. Kazz May 12, 2011 1:40 pm

    For some reason the link to live stats is on and off the UH site.

    go here:

    http://www.sidearmstats.com/hawaii/softball/index.htm


  201. warriorsun May 12, 2011 1:40 pm

    kazz, i thought u said parnaby couldnt play bc she was ill and u chided me me for not believing u….miraculous recovery?


  202. NCAA May 12, 2011 1:46 pm

    And the waiter said, “Would you like a shovel to go along with your reading comprehension?”


  203. Slugger May 12, 2011 1:46 pm

    WAC.tv was delayed by a batter during the UH game. Suspect it’s the same now. But…LATech – BSU were tied 2-2 in the 10th.


  204. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 1:46 pm


  205. Old Diver May 12, 2011 1:47 pm

    #198

    Talking about the WWE, In 2002 just a few days after the Iraq invasion started I took the family to Monday Night Raw in Sacramento. The Rock was the heel and was having a feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin. That was the night of The “Rock” concert. Well the entire crowd was booing The Rock while my two sons waved a sigh “Aloha To The Rock”. After the Rock was done enticing the booing crowd into a frenzy he looked at the sigh my sons were holding and said “Thank You”.


  206. keoks_77 May 12, 2011 1:54 pm

    la tech and boise st still going. tied 2-2, 11th inning.

    wahine will not start until approx 2:30 at earliest


  207. Kazz May 12, 2011 1:56 pm

    Kazz:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Parnaby was not feeling better earlier in the week.

    Kazz:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Re-phrase that.

    Parnaby was not feeling well earlier in the week.

    Kazz:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Not much to second guess.

    Parnaby was ill a few days ago and Jenna Rodriguez won TWO games in relief against NMSU earlier.

    Not much to second guess.

    Kazz:

    May 12th, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Warrior Dave:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Hey Kazz,

    Do you agree with me that Coach Coolan should have vrought in Kaia to pitch the 7th? Jenna was ahead of the batters but they seem to battle and draw walks.

    GO WAHINE!!!!

    No. Parnaby was feeling ill earlier in the week.

    Kazz:

    May 12th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    warriorsun:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    plenty to second guess. for starters, what was parnaby’s status today.

    Not well. Period.

    Ever been sick on the road? You want to put in a pitcher that is not 100% in during a situation like that?

    Kazz:

    May 12th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    warriorsun:

    May 12th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    second guessing is not a real issue–it is an irrelevant diversion which has nothing to do with coolen’s decision to use JR rather than parnaby.

    No no no.. Don’t spin.

    You wrote:

    warriorsun:

    May 12th, 2011 at 10:32 am

    in tournament play, you play to win each game like there is no tomorrow. idk why coolen held back parnaby–and if he was holding her back for another day and she was healthy, strategically, it was a bad move. parnaby is seasoned with the best era in the wac. if kaia relieved and was beat, no second guessing….

    I answered that she was not well, yet you do no acknowledge this answer.

    If you think I have no clue as to what happened and I pulled this answer out of thin air then just say so.

    Coolen’s decision to use Rodriguez instead of Parnaby is quite simple if you bother to listen.

    Oh man let’s go back here…

    I wrote she was ill earlier in the week. I also wrote here that it’s difficult to recover on the road.

    IN RETROSPECT, I still would have NOT opted to start her considering the situation, her status, and Rodriguez’s previous outtings against NMSU.

    I was NOT lying when I said she wasn’t feeling well earlier in the week.

    Maybe it was MY fault for feeling so strongly about Coolen not using her, but I still do NOT take back what I said or meant considering I am going with what I knew.

    In that I apologize, but I still will not retract what I said as that is what I believed based on what I knew.


  208. LizKauai May 12, 2011 2:01 pm

    Kazz, you are in the driver’s seat today…

    Let the troll bounce off the walls of silence…


  209. LizKauai May 12, 2011 2:04 pm

    Anyone got a softball link? 1420 is not broadcasting the game even though it is on the schedule… and UH live stats are stalled.


  210. LizKauai May 12, 2011 2:06 pm

    Duh… ok. Thanks, keoks_77.


  211. Slugger May 12, 2011 2:10 pm

    Pomai,

    At least they aren’t using the “stupid” rule with someone placed on 2nd base in the OT innings.


  212. LizKauai May 12, 2011 2:14 pm

    Wow- LaTech-Boise barnburner!


  213. Kazz May 12, 2011 2:19 pm

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

    END THIS MADNESS ALREADY!!!!


  214. papajoe2 May 12, 2011 2:23 pm

    Ok I’m up and ready for the game. Somebody hurry up and win already. Waiting for the softbows.


  215. Slugger May 12, 2011 2:25 pm

    Top of the 13th: 2-2 still

    WAC.tv goes out once in a while…argh!


  216. Ralph May 12, 2011 2:27 pm

    top of 13th, come on Meghan Krieg, you can do it again. She has 16 Ks and 7 bb.


  217. Slugger May 12, 2011 2:29 pm

    Record WAC game: 31 innings btw. Utah & Creighton. Must win for Creighton. Next day they played 25 innings… ugh!

    Tied 2-2, bottom of the 13th.


  218. Ralph May 12, 2011 2:30 pm

    Al either the Fresno bee or WAC blogspot reported that FSU had to win 5 in a row, since we are in the same boat starting with the FSU, I assumed we had to duplicate their feat.


  219. Slugger May 12, 2011 2:34 pm

    BSU 3-2


  220. Guy in the office May 12, 2011 2:35 pm

    Hey guys, for what it’s worth, Coolen was on the radio yesterday afternoon and he said then that Parnaby hasn’t been available much recently and wasn’t sure if she would pitch today. He was kinda vague about the reasons; could be a privacy issue, but he was fairly straightforward in saying he’s had to pitch Ricketts more than he has wanted to because Parnaby just wasn’t available. He said he would likely go with Ricketts and Rodriguez today. So, no real second-guessing. He knew the situation going into the day.


  221. Ralph May 12, 2011 2:35 pm

    Boise wins on an unearned run in the bottom of the 13th, Krieg did a good job.


  222. Kazz May 12, 2011 2:38 pm

    Good. Enough of this already!

    Respect Meghan Krieg and all, but TIME FOR BUSINESS NOW!!!

    Well, in 20 minutes.


  223. Kazz May 12, 2011 2:53 pm

    Guy in the Office,

    Did not realize Coolen was on the Sports Animals.

    Thanks for the added clairification. 😎


  224. Kazz May 12, 2011 3:07 pm

    Old Diver,

    Interesting The Rock did that considering it was a televised event.

    Sometimes talent gets reprimanded for going out of character during a live show, but it’s The Rock and others of his status are usually untouchable anyway.


  225. seasider May 12, 2011 3:08 pm

    #224 Guy

    Mahalo Nui Loa!

    Your post explains why coach Coolen didn’t pitch Parnaby in relief of Ricketts.

    So JRod had a couple of good relief efforts versus NMSU. But STATS don’t lie–Parnaby had the best WHIP in the WAC, and I’m sure close to the top in the National stats. If she was ready, I’d say coach would’ve brought her in relief of Ricketts. LOL…say Joba Chamberlain had a couple of good outings, and the best of all relievers, Mariano Rivera had a couple of losing effort his last outing—with the game on the line who would you go with?


  226. Shoko May 12, 2011 3:08 pm

    Score anyone?


  227. Blue Powder May 12, 2011 3:12 pm

    1-0 FSU top of first


  228. Shoko May 12, 2011 3:15 pm

    Mahalo, just dawned on me that ESPN 1420 is broadcasting.


  229. Kazz May 12, 2011 3:16 pm

    Good thing we are the home team.


  230. d1shima (Aria'd) May 12, 2011 3:17 pm

    Shoko,

    Sorry. I no do dat anymo’

    😎


  231. Kazz May 12, 2011 3:20 pm

    Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.


  232. Shoko May 12, 2011 3:22 pm

    Wasn’t Hoku Nohara arrested for assault? Why was she playing?


  233. LizKauai May 12, 2011 3:26 pm

    Let’s go, SOFTBOWS!!!

    http://tinyurl.com/43lcgmo


  234. Ralph May 12, 2011 3:27 pm

    Pending trial..until then the admin at NMST said they will give her the benefit of doubt and let the legal process play out.


  235. Shoko May 12, 2011 3:33 pm

    Interesting, seems NMSU has a probem with their student-athletes getting into trouble.


  236. gigi-hawaii May 12, 2011 3:44 pm

    nobody watching NBA right now? Bulls are annihilating the Hawks.


  237. d1shima May 12, 2011 3:44 pm

    Come on Wahine!


  238. d1shima May 12, 2011 3:45 pm

    Maybe try checking with the Bulls’ blog?


  239. NCAA May 12, 2011 3:50 pm

    So much for DVR.


  240. al May 12, 2011 3:54 pm

    243…i hear you. it happens all the time.


  241. gigi-hawaii May 12, 2011 3:57 pm

    that’s okay. Anything can happen in the 4th quarter. Hawks might pull thru, you never know.

    It happened yesterday when the Heat came from behind and beat the Celtics.

    Sowwy, al.


  242. hubby May 12, 2011 3:58 pm

    *shaking my head*


  243. Shoko May 12, 2011 4:03 pm

    Hawks are done.

    Lets go Wahines!


  244. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:12 pm

    Fresno 2-0 In the top of 6.


  245. NYUH May 12, 2011 4:13 pm

    http://uhfootball.blogspot.com/

    Enjoying the Green highlights. He had some mighty nice holes, but also took advantage of them and wasn’t afraid to take on anyone in his way.


  246. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:15 pm

    Makani digs one out of the dirt for the 3rd out in the top of 6.


  247. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:18 pm

    UH bloops two, so there are runners on 1st & 2 nd and no outs.


  248. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:19 pm

    Ugh!…DP off a line drive. One runner left on.


  249. LizKauai May 12, 2011 4:19 pm

    ARGH! DOUBLEPLAY!


  250. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:20 pm

    Alex keeps it alive with a single.


  251. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:23 pm

    Time called after collision at the plate. UH scores on the play on a single. Catcher got her bell rung!

    2-1 Fresno.


  252. LizKauai May 12, 2011 4:23 pm

    Argh… phones are going off… another flash flood warning.

    WOW- WAHINE POUND IT HOME! 2-1!


  253. Shoko May 12, 2011 4:24 pm

    Wish I could see that hit by Zamora. Sounds like a good hit!


  254. LizKauai May 12, 2011 4:24 pm

    Go Makani!


  255. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:26 pm

    UH has stranded 7 after 6 innings. Still down 1 run.


  256. Shoko May 12, 2011 4:32 pm

    Last inning. Lets go Wahines!


  257. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:33 pm

    1-2-3 to end the inning. Time to rattle those bats Ladies. Finish Strong!


  258. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:36 pm

    Kelly walks, 1 out…Jessica is up.


  259. d1shima May 12, 2011 4:37 pm

    DO IT!


  260. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:38 pm

    Sorry, Jessica up now with 2 outs.


  261. d1shima May 12, 2011 4:38 pm

    Mahalo Wahine.


  262. d1shima May 12, 2011 4:39 pm

    GO BaseBows!


  263. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:39 pm

    Flys to right…game over. 2-1 Fresno takes it.

    Tsigh…


  264. papajoe2 May 12, 2011 4:39 pm

    auwe.


  265. wafan May 12, 2011 4:40 pm

    Arrrrrrrgh.

    Next year, Wahine!

    Thanks for the ride!!!


  266. Slugger May 12, 2011 4:41 pm

    Still love ’em!


  267. wafan May 12, 2011 4:41 pm

    Proud of the titas!


  268. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:46 pm

    They’ll be back even better than ever next year!


  269. Pomai May 12, 2011 4:47 pm

    No matter they are still winners. I wish all of the young kids today look to them……


  270. Pomai May 12, 2011 4:48 pm

    Na Wahines hold your heads high you represent the 808 in the best ways.


  271. Kekoa May 12, 2011 4:49 pm

    Ya gotta luv the gritty way they scored their one and only run. A real slam bang play!


  272. wafan May 12, 2011 4:55 pm

    Hi, guys!

    Nytal!


  273. Michigan Warrior May 12, 2011 5:15 pm

    Mahalo to our Wahine Softballerz. At least we got a chance to see them live and talk with them!

    Mahalo once again to Da Boosterz too! Can only go forward and upward from here!

    Laterz, everyone. Couple of kids dealing with a bug. Gotta work on containment, or else we’ll all be sick in a week.

    G’night…


  274. Shoko May 12, 2011 5:26 pm

    Tough loss, Wahines, but you went down fighting. No shame in that and da Hawaii peeps will always be proud.

    Anyway, time to put the kids in bed then put myself to bed. As Homey would say, time to watch my eyelids. 🙂


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  276. koakane May 12, 2011 5:58 pm

    want to add my congrats to the sball wahines for having a fine season. keep your heads held high and come back stronger next year. remember and improve upon it. mahalo for representing.


  277. jm2375 May 12, 2011 6:03 pm

    Tough loss for the Wahine. Good season.

    Get chance for NCAA regional?

    GO BOWS!!


  278. NorthShoreFan May 12, 2011 6:18 pm

    Tough day for Na Wahine but I had a great time at the games and hope to watch them again for the 2011 season. Lots of good memories of the plays and the ladies efforts.

    Next year looks good with a good core of wahines coming back and some promising freshies.

    GO WAHINE!

    wen spak sj and myki today….dey look da same!…lol…


  279. NorthShoreFan May 12, 2011 6:21 pm

    wen to da doctor today and da wahine was up 4-1…come out and da game pau…tinking ok…one down…den come home and da pepa said we wen lose and we out…awe…wen down kicking and screaming so da fight was to da finish…one important part of da team character……d**, next year we kick em good…


  280. gmahoney May 12, 2011 6:25 pm

    Awww, was in meetings all afternoon, was sneaking peeks at the first game score, but totally missed the last game. Good season, Wahine! We are proud of you! Thanks for representing us. Nothing to be ashamed of, we’ll get them next year and we’ll be back to support you.


  281. Kazz May 12, 2011 6:47 pm

    JM,

    Would be hard. We were on the bubble as it is prior to the NMSU game.

    Now whether or not our loss to NMSU “sealed the deal” I dunno.

    Graham Hays of ESPN oddly mentioned that the projections had Hawaii out and Fresno State in as the ONLY WAC team IF Fresno State wins the WAC Tournament.

    Easy answer though is “slim”.

    If we get an at large, then in my opinion that means the WAC would have to get two at large bids (total of 3, including the one autobid).

    In a more likely, but longshot, one at large bid scenario, I cannot see justification of us getting that sole spot over NMSU. After our loss to NMSU I find it next to impossible to see NMSU out and us in considering we’ve left the tournament before they did.

    As the case, some pretty crazy things would have to happen in other conferences and whatnot.


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    I was just thinking . Wouldn’t be funny if La Tech won it all. 🙂


  290. Da Punchbowl Kid May 12, 2011 7:07 pm

    Do yo thang, al, Curt, Kekoa, maybe Tom Mui.

    Ya know, alla yous guys who waits for the century marks…

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  291. Da Punchbowl Kid May 12, 2011 7:08 pm

    Steady now gang… almost there…


  292. Da Punchbowl Kid May 12, 2011 7:08 pm

    🙂


  293. Da Punchbowl Kid May 12, 2011 7:08 pm

    Sooooooo close!


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    Okay, now.


  297. Slugger May 12, 2011 7:38 pm

    301


  298. Slugger May 12, 2011 7:38 pm

    GO BASEBOWS!!!


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    🙂 😉


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    Tree or Fo


  301. LizKauai -iPad May 12, 2011 9:38 pm

    Yea, BaseBows!!


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    DPK – I was waiting for you to take the honors!


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    BaseB 🙂 ws!


  304. Hawaiianbod May 12, 2011 10:08 pm

    nsf – uh did win that first game, 5-4. it was the second game that they fell short.


  305. NYUH May 12, 2011 10:12 pm

    Congrats Wahine!


  306. Ralph May 12, 2011 10:37 pm

    WAC Championships–Fresno, Calif. Tournament Central

    Game 3 – 11:30 AM

    #1 #27 New Mexico State 5 W1 #4 #36 Hawai’i 4

    WP-Kelsey Schueler (4-3)

    LP-Jenna Rodriguez (3-1)

    Game 4 – 2:00 PM

    #2 Boise State 3 W2 #6 Louisiana Tech 2 (13 inn)

    WP-Lela Work (5-6) 9-IP 9 K’s

    LP-Meghan Krieg (11-23) 16 K’s

    Game 5 – 4:30 PM

    L2 #3 Fresno State 2 L3 #4 #36 Hawai’i 1

    WP-Michelle Moses (15-11)

    LP-Kaia Parnaby (12-6)

    Hawai’i Eliminated

    Game 6 – 7:00 PM

    L4 #6 Louisiana Tech 4 L1 #5 Utah State 1

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    LP-Shelbi Tyteca (6-12)

    Utah State Eliminated


  307. Ralph May 12, 2011 10:39 pm

    Pac-10

    Corvalis, Ore.

    #14 Washington 6 Oregon State 1

    WP-Kaitlin Ingelsby (21-8) 2-Hitter

    LP-Paige Hall (6-6)

    Eugene, Ore.

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    WP-Jessica Moore (21-8) 11 K’s

    LP-Donna Kerr (12-8) 6-IP 8 K’s

    Tucson, Ariz.

    #12 Arizona 2 #6 California 1 (10 inn)

    WP-Kenzie Fowler (23-6) 10 K’s

    LP-Jolene Henderson (33-7) 11 K’s

    Tempe, Ariz.

    #1 Arizona State 3 #11 Stanford 1

    WP-Dallas Escobedo (26-3) 3-Hitter

    LP-Teagan Gerhart (21-10)

    Arizona State Earns NCAA Automatic Bid


  308. kruzen May 12, 2011 10:42 pm

    mahalo for the ride na wahine!


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    u not related to kk, eh?


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    😯


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