Hitchcock leads ‘Bows to 3-0 win over Niagara

Hitchcock leads ‘Bows to 3-0 win over Niagara
Courtesy: Hawaii Athletics

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A masterful performance on the mound from Brittany Hitchcock gave the Rainbow Wahine softball team, it’s 14th win of the season Friday night in a 3-0 win over Niagara at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Hitchcock pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing two hits and zero walks. Her 15 strikeouts marked a career-high for the sixth-year senior, and the most for a Hawaii pitcher since Kaia Parnaby (17) back in 2013.

Pinch-hitters Mikaela Gandia-Mak and Victoria Ayala broke the deadlock in the fifth inning with back-to-back doubles that drove in the first two runs of the game.

Nicole Lopez hitt a hard-hit single soon after that allowed Ayala to score for the 3-0 lead.

The Outrigger Resorts Spring Fling Tournament continues on Saturday with five games on slate. Hawaii will play the final two games scheduled for 4:00 and 6:00 pm HT against Niagara and SIUE.

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