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Parnaby named pitcher of the week

Kaia Parnaby’s fourth shutout of the season led to the third Western Athletic Conference softball pitcher of the week selection of her career.

The Hawaii sophomore was recognized yesterday for her performance in UH’s 4-0 win over Louisiana Tech last Saturday. She tied a career high with 12 strikeouts while limiting the Lady Techsters to four hits in the complete-game victory. The first seven outs she recorded were strikeouts.

Parnaby won the award once last year and earlier this season after throwing a perfect game against Weber State.

Parnaby enters this week’s WAC series against Boise State at 11-3 with a league-best 0.99 earned-run average and 115 strikeouts in 912⁄3 innings.

HPU sweeps BYUH in softball

Hawaii Pacific’s Maile Kim drove in four runs to lead the Sea Warriors to an 8-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader sweep of BYU-Hawaii yesterday in Laie.

Kim went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Breanne Patton was 2-for-3 with an RBI and earned the victory. She gave up four hits, struck out seven and walked none. The Sea Warriors (32-9, 18-4) were aided by six BYUH errors in a 10-2 win in the second game. HPU scored eight runs in the first two innings and Ashley Valine picked up the win for HPU. BYUH fell to 5-31 and 3-21 in PacWest play.

Team Aloha third in tourney

Team Aloha, a collection of Hawaii high school girls basketball standouts, went 3-1 to finish third in its division in the FILA Tournament of Champions Los Angeles held Saturday and Sunday at Mater Dei High School.

Konawaena’s Lia Galdeira scored 17 points in a 68-35 win over Balboa Hills in Team Aloha’s opener in the 17-and-under National Division. ‘Iolani’s Alex Masaquel’s 12 points led Team Aloha to a 65-41 win over the California Sting.

A 52-48 loss to the SoCal Black Magic in the semifinals sent Team Aloha to the third-place game, where it defeated Selesian Force Elite 48-46 on a late 3-pointer from ‘Iolani’s Kylie Maeda.

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