Liilii's UH softball career ends with conference honor

Liilii's UH softball career ends with conference honor

University of Hawai'i softball player Leisha Li'ili'i was named Big West Field Player of the Week as she helped power the Rainbow Wahine offense to a sweep over UC Davis.

Li'ili'i, a senior from Kane'ohe, O'ahu and Castle High School, hit .778 (7-for-9) with seven RBI and a 1.556 slugging percentage to conclude her four-year career as one of the most prolific hitters in program history. She helped fuel a UH power surge that led the 'Bows to outscore the Aggies, 30-to-7 in the three game conference series.

Li'ili'i homered twice and hit a double to lead UH's offense which launched 10 total home runs to propel UH to its first series sweep of the season. Li'ili'i's two home runs boosted her career total to 49, which ranks No. 3 in the Hawai'i record books. She also drove in seven runs which allowed her to push past three former Rainbow Wahine to No. 3 on the career RBI record list with 155. She also had one walk to end her career at No. 3 with 108 base on balls.

In the series' opener, Li'ili'i went 3-for-4 at the plate with a single; a bases-clearing double for two RBI; and a solo home run to help UH overcome an early four-run deficit to defeat UC Davis, 10.5. Then in the second game of the doubleheader, she went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI-singles and a two-run blast to centerfield for four RBI in UH's 13-1 win in five innings. On Senior Day, Li''ili'i went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored as UH polished off the sweep over UC Davis with a 7-1 victory.

Li'ili'i has started all 215 games in her career and leaves UH with a .334 batting average (201-for-601). This is the fourth weekly conference honor for Li'ili'i. She earnedBig West Player of the Week twice as a sophomore and was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week once as a freshman in 2012.

Hawai'i finished the season in third place with a 13-8 conference record and a 32-22 overall mark.