Double-header today ends UH softball road trip

LOS ANGELES — Coming off the heels of a 5-1 showing at the Louisville-Slugger Desert Classic, the Rainbow Wahine softball team (10-2) will take on Loyola Marymount (9-3) in a double-header today to end their West Coast roadtrip.

Overall, the UH offense came alive in Las Vegas, hitting .337 overall as a team. Clare Warwich finished .619 (13-for-21) with a double, a home run and six runs scored for Hawai‘i.

Pitcher/first baseman Kate Robinson got her second win on a one-hit shut-out of Southern Utah Monday.

But she also shone at the plate, hitting .438 with two doubles, four home runs and a team-high 11 RBI in the tournament.

Hawai‘i also whacked two grand slams, the first coming from catcher/outfielder Kaulana Gould who pulled the Rainbow Wahine ahead of Cal State Northridge, 7-2. On the season, Gould is hitting .361 with two doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI and a dozen runs scored.

Second baseman Alana Power followed, hitting hers against Southern Utah in a 16-0 win.

There was an effort to pitch around Tyleen Tausaga who finished with a .371 hitting performance (13-for-35) with a double, four home runs and 12 RBI on the season.

Hawai‘i pitching has held the opposition to a .228 average with sophomore Justine Smethurst seeing the bulk of the workload this season. Smethurst is 3-2 with a 1.42 ERA in 29.2 innings pitched. She struck out 26 batters while walking six to date.

Robinson has thrown two complete-game shut-outs over DePaul and Southern Utah. She has a 1.78 ERA and has struck out 16 while walking two.

Junior Jessica Morton leads the staff in wins, tallying 3-0 on the season, all coming in relief. Morton has an ERA of 0.53 in 13.1 innings of work.

Sophomore Courtney Baughman is 2-0 on the year, working 17.1 innings for an ERA of 3.23.

Hawai‘i holds a 28-7 record against Loyola Marymount with their last meeting taking place Feb. 11, 2006.

UH won that contest 6-3 and has won their last two meetings.

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