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Rainbow-Wahine defeat Missou in Women’s College World Series


   Traci Yoshikawa’s two run home run in the top of the 7th inning gave the University of Hawaii an opening game win against the Missouri Tigers, 3-2, on opening day of the College World Series in Oklahoma City.

  The Rainbows trailed going into the final inning, but with a runner on first base, Yoshikawa delivered the big hit to put Hawaii in the winners bracket and will play the winner of the ucla – Florida game.

   The Rainbows lead the nation in total number of team home runs (152) and in scoring average per game at 7.1 runs.

   A tremendous win for the Rainbow Wahine in their first ever appearance in the College World Series.

   The home run saved Hawaii as they defeated number 1 Alabama in Regional Play.

   Stay tuned for a fantastic continuation for a Cinderella team (ranked #16 in the nation) as they make their way in Oklahoma.

   GO BOWS!!!

June 3, 2010 Posted by | softball | , , | Leave a comment

UH Rainbow Wahine upsets Alabama to reach College World Series

UH softball team is indeed a WINNER!


The Rainbow Wahine shocked number one Alabama, winning on the Crimson Tide home field, 5-4 to reach the Women’s College World Series for the first time in the school’s history.

   Jenna Rodriguez became the hero by launching a two out home run for the Rainbows in the bottom of the seventh and final inning to beat ‘Bama in Tuscaloosa.

   ‘Bama was on a 28-game win streak before running into the Rainbow powerhouse team.  The Crimson Tide dropped two games to the Wahine, 8-7 on Saturday, before losing the title game in the Super Regional today.

   The Rainbows came into the game as the 16th seed and upset the nation’s best to earn their first ever ticket to the College World Series in Oklahoma City.

  The University of Hawaii will face the Missouri Tigers on Thursday to open the College World Series.  UH heads to Oklahoma with a record of 49-14 and leads the nation with a record 154 team home runs.

   UH’s Kelly Majam leads the nation with 30 home runs this season and will lead the Cinderella Rainbows to the big dance starting on June 4. 

GO BOWS!!!!            





May 30, 2010 Posted by | softball | , , , , | 2 Comments

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 | , , , , , , | Leave a comment