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Baseball 'Bows to rely on speed, not power, this season

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By Brooks Baehr - bio | email 

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The UH baseball season opens up in four short weeks. The 'Bows hoping to improve on last year's 32-26 record.

A good deal of the offense came via the long ball last year. Hawaii hit a school record 64 home runs.

This year's team still has power, but Coach Mike Trapasso doubts they'll hit as many homers. He tells us this year's squad is faster, so it'll make a conscious effort to generate offense using speed instead of trying to go deep.

"We're a different team," Trapasso said. "You know, each year is different and you play to your park, but you also play to your personnel. I mean, we've got some speed and when we go on the road we'll be able to hit some home runs and we'll hit some home runs here, but we're not going to be a team like last year where our thought process is to win with the three run home run."

Trapasso says the 'Bows had too many fly outs and strikeouts last year while trying to hit homers.

Mike Cherry will preview the baseball team on Hawaii News Now on Friday.

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