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Hawaii 7 Northern Illinois 3
SURPRISE, Ariz. – Hawai’i took a 4-0 lead and never trailed in a 7-3 victory over Northern Illinois Thursday night at Surprise Stadium. The Huskies (0-2), who played a school-record 16-inning game prior to the nightcap, got within a run with a three-run seventh but were unable to take a lead in the contest. Continue reading
The Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans salvaged Game 3 of their series with the University of Hawaii with a 4-3 victory. They were led by Shane Kessel who went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Kekoa Lee pitched 5.1 strong innings while allowing only two runs on five hits. Dustin Gilmore shut down the Warriors offense over the final two innings to pick up his first save of the season. Hawaii-Hilo will head home to host Kansas in the Jayhawks home opener. Hawaii will stay home next weekend when San Francisco visits for a four game set over three days.
The Hawaii Rainbows knocked off the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans in the second game in the entire nation by a score of 9-2. Jonathan Hee had a solid day in the leadoff role as he went 1-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, and a stolen base. Jared Alexander got his first weekend start for the Rainbows and was outstanding. He went eight shutout innings while allowing five hits and two walks to pick up his first win of the season. The Vulcans got to Hawaii reliever Sam Spangler for 2 runs in the top of the ninth but the Rainbows had the game well in hand.
The Hawaii Rainbows knocked off Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans in eleven innings by a 5-4 score. Derek DuPree hit a single through the right side with Kevin Fujii scoring his second run of the game to give the Rainbows the victory in the first game in the entire nation. The Rainbows came up with a single run in the bottom of the ninth after a crucial Vulcan error to allow Landon Hernandez to reach with no outs. The Rainbows pinch ran for Hernandez with Kevin Fujii who moved to second on a bunt from Nathan Young. He was ended up getting driven in by Hoey to tie the game up.
The Uniform Start Date is Febraury 22nd but Hawaii and Hawaii-Hilo will open the season on Febraury 15th to kick off the year. The Vulcans and Rainbows will play a three game set from Friday-Sunday. The Rainbows are coming off a 38-25 season with a conference record of 11-13. They return Matt Daly who threw a no-hitter in the Cape Cod League this past season. Hawaii-Hilo is coming off a 12-35-1 campaign while losing top pitcher Lars Knepper who threw three complete games for the Vulcans.
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The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has announced their 2008 Preseason Poll and Team. The Preseason poll is led by defending conference champion Fresno State who received six out of seven first place votes with Louisiana Tech getting the other vote. Continue reading
Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com offered up his suggestion of five coaches Pat Kilkenny should target for the opening at Oregon. You can read the article here.
Mike Trapasso of Hawaii
Ritch Price of Kansas
Mark Machtolf of Gonzaga
Rich Hill of San Diego
Nino Giarratano of San Francisco
The Cape Cod Baseball League has announced their players of the week for July 29th. Matt Daly (Hawaii) of Hyannis grabbed the Pitcher of the Week award after throwing a no-hitter on Wednesday night against Wareham. Conor Gillaspie (Wichita State) of Falmouth picked up the Player of the Week after hitting .500 last week.
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Matt Daly of Hawaii threw a no-hitter on Wednesday in a 4-1 victory for the Hyannis Mets over the Wareham Gatemen. Daly gave up four walks and his team made one error to allow the Gatemen to score a run. He had been struggling throughout the summer accumlating a 0-4 record with a 5.46 ERA entering the game. The victory gave him his first win of the season and lowered his ERA to 4.14.
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