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HPU splits 2 games in tourney

The Hawaii Pacific softball team split a pair of games yesterday at the Tournament of Champions at Turlock, Calif., to advance to the gold bracket.

The Sea Warriors rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Cal State San Bernardino 8-6 in the first game. Pitcher Breanne Patton allowed five runs, but only one earned, in a complete-game performance. Caira Pires and Patton hit consecutive home runs in the third.

In the second game, Cal State Monterey Bay defeated HPU 5-4. Ashley Valine pitched four scoreless innings of relief for the Sea Warriors.

Hawaii Pacific (24-9) won its preliminary bracket due to a run-differential tiebreaker and will play today against Sonoma State and another opponent.


Vulcans win 2 in tournament

Hawaii-Hilo won two softball games in the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif., yesterday.

Aisha Sueda homered in the first inning for the Vulcans in a 9-2 win over Humboldt State, which is ranked 10th in the NCAA Division II West Region.

Sueda went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs, and Christina Pedroza and Asha Prithviraj doubled for the Vulcans (18-1).

Earlier yesterday, UHH scored two runs in the seventh inning to rally for a 2-1 win over Cal State East Bay. Amber Waracka struck out four and earned the victory.

The Vulcans play in the bronze bracket today.


Ippen will speak at QB club

Tae kwon do master David Ippen will speak at tomorrow’s Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon.

A new tae kwon do center in Moiliili will be among his topics. Ippen has practiced traditional tae kwon do for 20 years.

Randy Miyamoto, a radio sports talk host on the "Rand the Man Show," will also speak at the meeting. He is a former Honolulu Quarterback Club president.

The luncheon at the Maple Garden restaurant begins at 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $15 per person.


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