Wahine sweep past St. Mary’s 8-0, Fresno State 7-6

Wahine sweep past St. Mary’s 8-0, Fresno State 7-6
Courtesy: Hawaii Athletics

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Coming off a shutout loss to UCLA the night before, the Rainbow Wahine softball team rallied on Saturday to win both games of their double-header against St. Mary’s (8-0) and Fresno State (7-6) at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Against St. Mary’s, freshman pitcher Izzy Dino fired a six-inning, no-hit shutout and in the second game, the ‘Bows held off former Western Athletic Conference rival, Fresno State as Callee Heen launched a late-inning home run with Emily Klee earning her first win of the season in relief.

The no-hitter was Dino's first complete game in just her second collegiate start. She allowed just two walks with five strikeouts en route to victory.

The win marked the first no-hitter for the Wahine since Stephanie Ricketts recorded on on April 29, 2012 against Fresno State.

In the final game of the three-day tournament, Hawaii edged out Fresno State thanks to Heen’s fifth inning two-run homer that turned out to be the winning runs of the game.

Brittany Hitchcock got the start for the Rainbow Wahine, but it was Emily Klee who came in the fifth inning to earn her first win of the season.

The ‘Bows will hit the road to play in the UNLV Classic Tournament from Thursday, February 14 - Saturday, February 16th to take on BYU, Fordham, UTEP, Weber State and Seattle U.

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