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Rainbows gearing up for WAC Tournament

Kevin McDonald Kevin McDonald
Vinnie Catricala Vinnie Catricala
Mike Trapasso Mike Trapasso
Waylen Sing Chow Waylen Sing Chow

By Jason Tang - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - The Rainbow baseball team is hosting the conference tournament for the first time in its' programs history, but they're not coming into it with the momentum they were hoping for.

The 'Bows finished the regular season with two straight losses to Utah Valley.

Now they're matched up against Louisiana Tech, a team who swept them at home earlier this month, but those losses are behind them and the team is ready to tame the Bulldogs.

"I like that we're playing them first, they came here and embarrassed us, and I think it'll be tough for them to take five in row from us at our home so I'm looking to see how good we are off the bat and see if we can't beat La Tech at home," said first baseman Kevin McDonald.

"We feed off the energy our fans bring to the ball park every night and if we can have people hanging from the rafters, it's definitely going to help us out," said head coach Mike Trapasso.

"We had two days off to get away from baseball, gather ourselves and get ready for this tournament and I think we're going to have a good weekend," said third baseman Vinnie Catricala.

The first game of the tourney is at 11am between the 6th ranked Nevada Wolf Pack and top ranked San Jose State.

The Pack bring with them sophomore outfielder and Kamehameha grad Waylen Sing Chow, and though he hails from Mililani, he's shacking up in Waikiki with the team, a place that's even a little foreign to him.

"No I stayed out of Waikiki a lot, but it's good experience trying out all, but it's kind of expensive," said Sing Chow.

But is it different being back than the other times he's come back to the Islands.

"It's a little different because it's the tournament and we're not really playing Hawaii, so it would be cool to play Hawaii but right now we're just concentrating on San Jose State," said Sing Chow.

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