HONOLULU— (HawaiiNewsNow - Courtesy: UH Athletics) The No. 17 University of Hawai`i softball team (26-3, 2-1 WAC) split Saturday's doubleheader but captured the series over San Jose State, falling 4-2 in the first game but bouncing back to win 8-0 in a mercy rule, six inning game. Kelly Majam hit her 45th home run to break the UH career record and Stephanie Ricketts fired her fifth career no-hitter in UH's win over the Spartans.
San Jose State 4, Hawai`i 2
The Spartans threatened to score in the top of the second, loading the bases after a walk and then two consecutive singles with two outs. But Parnaby got a swinging strike out to thwart the rally.
Hawai`i scored first in the bottom of the third. Dara Pagaduan reached first after getting hit by a pitch and later Sarah Robinson launched a two-run home run to centerfield. It was her fourth home run of the season and sixth of her career.
In the top of the sixth, the Spartans leap-frogged the 'Bows on a three-run blast to leftfield by Breanna Lopez that drove in Markesha Collins and Vanessa House.
Kaia Parnaby sufferered her first loss of the season, dropping her record to 10-1. She gave up four runs on six hits with two walks and three strike outs in a complete game effort.
SJSU's Amanda Pridmore earned the win to raise her record to 9-6 with her second complete game of the series. She gave up two runs on two hits with three walks and 10 strike outs.
Hawai`i 8, San Jose State 0 (6 innings)