HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Wahine softball team dropped both games of their doubleheader against Cal State Fullerton Saturday afternoon, losing 9-8 in Game 1 followed by an 8-0 shutout loss.
Hawaii (27-13, 8-4 Big West) started Game 1 on the right foot by jumping out to an early 3-0 lead before the Titans picked up the scoring in the second inning on an RBI-single from Sam Kennedy.
Cal State Fullerton tied things up at 3-3 soon after before Pantastico drove in pinch-runner Tatum Satow from third followed by Gandia-Mak scoring on a wild pitch.
The Titans answered back in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four runs including a three-run homer to put the home side in striking distance. Three innings later, a two-out, two-run walkoff home run off the bat of Sam Kennedy gave Cal State Fullerton the 9-8 win.
Izzy Dino threw the first 5.1 innings, allowing six runs on 10 hits with a walk and a strikeout. Hitchcock suffered the loss in relief, dropping her record to 14-7 overall and 6-2 in the Big West. She allowed three runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning of work.
In Game 2, it was all Cal State Fullerton.
The Titans notched two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a solo home run by Deshea Hill and an RBI single by Irie Siofele.
Three runs later, the lead turned into 5-0 in the second inning on an RBI single by Alexa Neil which was followed later by a two-run home run hit by Ari Williams.
In the third, Kelsie Whitmore launched a three-run home run to increase their lead to 8-0 for what proved to be the final score.
Emily Klee suffered the loss, dropping her record to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in conference. She gave up five runs on six hits with no walks or strikeouts.
The Wahine return home to host a three-game conference series against UC Riverside. The two teams will square off in a single game on Friday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. followed by a doubleheader on Saturday, April 27 starting at 2:00 p.m. HT.