Amaral had a monster 2011, despite missing time with an injury. He was an All-Region performer who set HPU's records for career doubles and longest hitting streak; he played and started in 34 games, hitting .388 with 16 doubles, two triples, two home runs, and 27 RBI. He had a SLG% of .589, an OB% of .459 and he was 6-6 in steal attempts. Amaral was selected to the 2012 Preseason All-PacWest Baseball Team.
HPU is coming off a 26-21 season in 2011, the Sea Warriors closed the season hot with six straight wins. HPU loses only one everyday starter, and looks to have a formidable lineup. HPU was picked third in the PacWest Preseason Predicted Order of Finish.
The Sea Warriors open the season this weekend against UH-Hilo. The Sea Warriors will host a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 2 PM at Hans L'Orange Field.