At the top of the ninth,the Warriors tried to mount a late comeback as Dylan Calicdan’s single appeared to score two runs, but Tyler Best didn’t touch third base as he headed to home plate, resulting in the third and final out of the game.
Considered to be one of the best pro prospects coming out of Hawaii this year, Ursua impressed with his vertical leap and bench press, both of which would’ve ranked in the Top 15 at this year’s NFL combine at his position.
Among the recent UH alumni participating are wide receiver John Ursua, linebacker Jahlani Tavi, long snapper Noah Borden, quarterback Kolney Cassel running back Mel Davis, tight end Dakota Torres, offensive lineman Kaiwi Chung and defensive lineman Penitito Faalologo.
Hawaiʻi (9-11) struggled against a strong pitching performance by CSU Bakersfield’s Edgar Barclay. The Hilo native tossed a complete game one-hit shutout for the Roadrunners (12-10) and was on pace for a perfect game after six innings against his home state.
The Hawaiʻi baseball team fell 8-4 to CSU Bakersfield on Friday night at Les Murakami Stadium. Hawaiʻi (9-9) mustered runs late in the seventh and eighth innings, but couldn’t overcome the Roadrunners two-run ninth inning that put the game away.
The Wahine softball team (18-8, 0-0 Big West) couldn’t cross home plate against No. 4 Alabama (30-0, 3-0 SEC) who blasted four home runs in a 9-0, five-inning win to wrap up day three of the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic.
While this series has a short history behind it, that won’t be for long as the Roadrunners will join the Big West in 2020, allowing the Warriors to get an early glimpse at a future conference opponent.
The Big West Conference has announced four members from the Wahine basketball team have nabbed all-conference honors, as senior guard Tia Kanoa, guard Leah Salanoa, junior Courtney Middap and freshman Myrrah Joseph all received their first career post-season honors.
Against Niagara, Izzy Dino (5-2) got the start on the mound for the ‘Bows (15-6) and pitched a one-hit, complete game shutout. Dino forced 14 groundouts and struck out one batter, allowing just two walks over the game.
The No. 5 ranked Hawaii beach volleyball team took down No. 19 TCU this morning at Manhattan Beach Pier in California by a 4-1 margin, but dropped a five-set thriller against No. 4 Florida State later in the day, 3-2.
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.
Izzy Dino got the start on the mound for Hawaii but was overpowered by the Golden Bears early and often, allowing eight runs through two innings. Dino lasted just 1.1 innings in her second loss of the season.
Brittany Hitchcock got the start on the mound for Hawaii and improved to 5-3 on the season with a complete-game win while Nicole Lopez kept her hot streak going, hitting 3-for-3 with a home run on the night.
For Drammeh, not having another opportunity to play in front of Hawaii fans is disappointing, but he’s grateful for the way the program has embraced him since moving overseas from Sweden to play basketball so far away from home.
Hawaii (4-5) trailed 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth before Jack Kennelly’s RBI single brought home Daylen Calicdan to tie things up. Freshman in Dallas Duarte drove home Kennelly on the game-winning RBI-single.