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Washington eliminates UH from NCAA softball regional

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:17 a.m. HST, May 20, 2013

Washington pitcher Bryana Walker threw a no-hitter and the Huskies eliminated the  University of Hawaii softball team from the NCAA regionals with an 8-0 win Sunday in Seattle.

Walker struck out 12 and walked two and the game ended after the fifth inning due to the eight-run rule.

Washington (41-15), the top seed in the region and the tournament's 11th seed overall, advances to the NCAA Super Regionals. The Rainbow Wahine ended the season at 45-13.

UH senior Kaia Parnaby, who had thrown three complete games earlier in the regional, gave up five runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings and took the loss, closing the season at 39-6.

The Huskies hit two home runs in the third inning to take control. Kaitlin Inglesby opened the scoring with a two-run homer and Whitney Jones added a three-run shot later in the inning.

Washington scored three more runs in the top of the fifth and Walker retired UH in order to end the game.

The loss ended the college careers for five UH seniors, Parnaby, Tara Anguiano, Brynne Buchanan, Jessica Iwata and Kelly Majam.

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fairgame947 wrote:
Wahine always #1 in our eyes!!!!
on May 19,2013 | 12:08PM
allie wrote:
The pattern of UH teams choaking against better calibre competition when on the periphery of national recognition continues. That said, against weak WAC competition they did well and we should be grateful for what we received. It was our best team this year. So, congrats!
on May 19,2013 | 12:16PM
napoko wrote:
Na Wahine did not "choke." They got beat. They are now in the Big West.
on May 19,2013 | 01:54PM
allie wrote:
Big West is a weak league. That said, a good record is a good record. But being no hit and looking as bad as they did today against a team with a worse record says a great deal. But let us celebrate a good year. Best UH team this year!
on May 19,2013 | 02:18PM
Eradication wrote:
You're such a A** hole "Albert". Speaking of "choaking", why don't you go back into you mom's closet with your Vogue Magazineand continue to do what you do best.
on May 19,2013 | 03:09PM
niimi wrote:
What is your definition of a weak league? So the Big East was a weak BCS league that was broken up? I think vague terms such as "weak" need to be specifically qualified against the sport. You might call the Big West a weak league but it depends on the sport. Strong in Womens Volleyball, Strong in Baseball, as quick examples that come to mind.
on May 19,2013 | 04:38PM
aja wrote:
Put the Wahine in any conference and we would be competitive. We would have a better chance to be one of the seeded teams and host a regional/super regional. Yes it was a good year.
on May 19,2013 | 08:52PM
niimi wrote:
So when you lose to a better opponent it is a choke? I'm laughing so hard at Allie's comment I'm tearing up. And Allie is so bleeping far behind she thinks Hawaii is still in the WAC. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
on May 19,2013 | 04:36PM
aja wrote:
I don't think we choked. I think you have to give credit to UW. They were just the better team. Their pitching in this regional was fantastic. Props to them. As far as being on the periphery of national recognition,,,, the NCAA knows we are a top 25 team. We aren't on the outside looking in, we are in. When the BCS teams play us, they know they better bring their "A" game or we're gonna run over them. They want to play us, to see what we're about 'cause they may see us down the line in the tournament. And whatever we received, the young ladies earned. Nothing was given to them. Every season is exciting because we anticipate going to the College Softball World Series. That is a big time program. A program worthy of a new stadium ( no bench seating please! ) They have also been our best team for a number of years, better than the Wahine VB team ( no disrespect to the VB team intended. ) And lastly, we are now in the Big West Conference.
on May 19,2013 | 08:44PM
Rok888 wrote:
Allie, We are not in the WAC. Get a life, because you have no clue what you are talking about in regards to UH sports. .The did not "choak" to an inferior team...Washington was higher ranked...its a credit to the Bows that they beat them during the regular season....
on May 19,2013 | 09:12PM
HOSSANA wrote:
I said it at the beginning of the season UH has no pitcher except Parnaby and that she would run out of gas....I love the wahine for what they accomplished beating and blanking Minnesota twice in two dys. but pitching was the wahine's downfall and that will be the case for next year...geezus, unless Kesterson makes a dramatic turnaround and the other pitcher they're bringing in for next year can hold her own, UH will have a tough task repeating as champions. Anyway, KUDOS to every wahine player and Coach Coolen for their remarkable run this season.....hope he gets his bonus that he so richly deserves........
on May 19,2013 | 12:18PM
usahwn wrote:
Same reason they got bounced last year with only ricketts who ran out of gas at arizona.
on May 19,2013 | 12:26PM
allie wrote:
on May 19,2013 | 12:29PM
niimi wrote:
Hawaii needs to rebuild. Two frosh pitchers behind Parnaby are still developing. SS, CF and to some extend Buchanan though the latter didn't hit as well. We will lost a lot of hitting near the top of our lineup.
on May 19,2013 | 04:43PM
aja wrote:
There are many questions for next year. Will the 2 incoming pitchers be able to transition to the college game? Keiki and Loie weren't able to transition quickly to college pitching as Stephanie and Kaia were able to do as freshman. Will we be able to replace Kelly and Jessica? That's going to be a tough one. The offensive numbers those 2 put up would suggest..... no, but you never know. It's just that those 2 are a once in a generation type player like Ruth and Gehrig. Kelly and Jessica are our career leaders in homeruns and rbis. But at UH and in sports, players come and go as they are replaced by new players. And each player when they come into our softball program, they dream of playing in the World Series. I would love for them to fulfill that dream like it happened for Brynne, Tara, Kaia, Kelly and Jessica.
on May 19,2013 | 09:22PM
808comp wrote:
No surprise,as expected i couldn't see Parnaby being the only pitcher, would be able to carry the team through the play off's. On the other hand, i don't think the Wahine's had faced pitchers like they did this week end all through the regular season.Over all a fine season.
on May 19,2013 | 12:59PM
Eradication wrote:
Great season!!! Inspite of what most of these "losers" are posting, you are a great team with nothing to hang your head about. You represented UH very well. Congrats to the seniors on this team for a great 4 years!! Some of you taught us about courage and strength as you overcame some daunting physical challenges. Mahalo for representing us in such fine fashion. There will always be doubters and "know it alls". Never mind them...Imua na Rainbow Wahine.
on May 19,2013 | 03:17PM
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on May 19,2013 | 07:06PM
niimi wrote:
I have four distant cousins who did well in high school athletics in Hawaii. All were recruited by UH, and all went away: Big Ten, two to the Pac Ten and one to the ACC. All were really torn for playing for UH in their respective sports and felt the coaches in Hawaii were as good as where they went. The kicker? Academics. Pre-med, pre-law, EE and Ciomputer engineering. All felt that Hawaii's academics were far inferior to the schools they attended. At the end of the day it was academic pedigree that drove their decision. The moral of the story is that I don't fault Hawaii's coaches for their inability to recruit. I blame the University of Hawaii's administration for letting the quality of academics deteriorate over the years. I ended up transferring to a mainland school. Why? Much stronger academic program and a better school name on my resume. Having Hawaii on your resume is fine and good--in Hawaii. But if you aren't working here then you had better have some credentials that count.
on May 19,2013 | 04:51PM
primowarrior wrote:
Congrats to UH SBall for a great season full of thrills. Aloha to the Seniors and looking forward to next year which will be upon us before we know it!
on May 19,2013 | 06:58PM
aja wrote:
Kaia went as far as she could and just ran out of gas. This group of 5 seniors are the last remaining members of the team that went to the World Series and I will miss them. They played not only for the team, but for the entire state. So when they played, they played with heart and they left everything on the field. What more could you ask of someone who feels they represented and played for the entire state. I wish nothing but the best for all of them in their future endeavors. Wherever their journeys take them, I hope they can come back to Hawaii in future years where they can reminisce with some fond memories. GO BOWS !!!... Love ya forever !!!....
on May 19,2013 | 08:15PM
McCully wrote:
Great season Wahines. Looking forward to next season.
on May 20,2013 | 07:18AM
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