HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — The struggles continued for the 16th ranked Rainbow Wahine softball team (22-8) Friday night as they dropped their 3rd straight game to No. 9 California (20-2) 3-1 on the third day of the Chevron Spring Fling Tournament.
UH starter Stephanie Ricketts (13-6) gave up three runs on three hits with a walk and six strike outs but suffered the loss in a complete game effort.
The Golden Bears jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Jolene Henderson led the inning off with a hard hit back up the middle. Frani Echavarria followed with a single to left, but a fielding error allowed Henderson and Echavarria to both advance to into scoring position.
Victoria Jones then struck out swinging but reached first on a passed ball that allowed Henderson to score from third. Jordan Wallace then missed a bunt and Echavarria was caught in a run-down between third and home and was out catcher-to-short-to-third.