Rainbow Wahine open Big West play with double header sweep

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (HawaiiAthletics) - The No. 20/23 University of Hawai`i softball team (24-7, 2-0 Big West) began their first season back in the Big West Conference with a doubleheader sweep at Cal State Northridge (14-20, 0-2 BWC).

The Rainbow Wahine held off the Matadors, 5-4 in the opener and completed the sweep with a 5-3 win in the second game.

Kaia Parnaby tossed a pair of complete game wins to raise her record to 22-3 overall and 2-0 in conference.

Leisha Li`ili`i led Hawai`i at the plate going 4-for-7 on the day with a double and two home runs.

The two teams will square off in the series finale on Sunday at 12:00 pm at the Matador Diamond.