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Rainbow Wahine put end to Alabama’s 28-game win streak

Jessica Iwata

Rainbow softball upsets #1 Alabama

Iwata’s Grand Slam Propels Hawaii over No. 1 Alabama

   Jessica Iwata’s grand slam home run in the second and sacrifice fly to center in the bottom of the sixth gave Hawaii an 8-7 win over Alabama to send the Super Regional Series to a final game 3 tomorrow.

   The Rainbow Wahine (48-14) ended ‘Bama’s 28 game win streak (the nation’s longest) to force a Game 3 at 7 am Hawaii time on Sunday.  The game will be broadcast live on ESPN with the winner going on to next week’s Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.

   The University of Hawaii was facing elimination after losing early in the day to the top ranked Crimson Tide (52-10).

Saturday, May 29
Game 1: No. 1 Alabama 8, No. 16 Hawaii 0
Game 2: No. 16 Hawaii 8, No. 1 Alabama 7

Sunday, May 30
Game 3: No. 1 Alabama (53-9) vs. No. 16 Hawaii (47-15) (ESPN, 1 p.m.)

May 29, 2010 - Posted by | softball | , , , , , ,

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