HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Wahine softball team defeated Weber state in five innings (by mercy rule), 9-0 before falling to Seattle U 5-3 later in the afternoon to split their double header on the final day of the Boyd Rebels Gaming Classic.
UH leaves Las Vegas an impressive 3-1 after the first day of the tournament was cancelled due to heavy rain.
In their first game on Saturday senior pitcher Brittany Hitchcock threw a five-inning, complete game shutout striking out a season high seven batters. The victory on Saturday over Weber St. moves her record to 2-1 on the season.
Senior Alyssa Sojka launched her first home run of the 2019 campaign to help UH jump out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning that proved to just be the beginning of Hawaii’s firepower from the plate.
Later in the game Callee Heen picked up where Sojka left off belting out her own two run homer to give the 'Bows a 6-0 lead and they never looked back.
The taste of victory wouldn’t last for the day however as the final game of the tournament proved to be the first lost UH would suffer while at the classic.
Seattle U for the first time in four-straight games held Hawai’i to no runs in the first inning.
The Redhawks jumped out early via three-run home-run by Bailey Thompson and jumped out to a five run lead in the fourth inning a deficit that would be to much to overcome.
UH softball will have their chance to regain confidence when they host New Mexico Feb. 20 at 6:00 p.m.