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UH Softball ready for WAC season

Tanisha Milca Tanisha Milca
Stephanie Ricketts Stephanie Ricketts
Bob Coolen Bob Coolen

By Jason Tang - bio | email

Manoa (KHNL) - They're 31 games into their season, but it's the final 20 that really matter to the Rainbow Wahine softball team. On Friday, they open their home conference season against Nevada.

Last year, the Wolf Pack swept UH in three games, and then knocked the 'Bows out of the conference tourney for a third straight year.

This season, the team returns 15 players from 2008, yet it's the freshman who have had the most impact, leaving the lineup a bit on the young side.

However, Hawaii feels everything is starting to come together.

"We had to come into this season and get to know a big group of new girls so, I think from the beginning to now, we've grown and I think that's what's going to help us mesh together," said senior right fielder Tanisha Milca.

"In the beginning it was rough, we were trying to kind of find ourselves, but now we're getting better, and we're gonna show people we're more than what our record says," said freshman pitcher Stephanie Ricketts.

"We have to come out to the field as if we own this field, and that is something we haven't done all year, we haven't walked on to the field as if we're going to win a ball game," added head coach Bob Coolen.

The first game of the series is on Friday at 6pm, with a double header on Saturday beginning at 2pm.

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