Seventh–ranked Valdosta State University put a stop
to the Lady Sea Warrior’s 13-game winning streak by splitting
a non-conference doubleheader at Kailua High School on March
The Lady Sea Warriors beat the Lady Blazers, 8-3, but Valdosta
State bounced back to shutout HPU, 0-3, in the nightcap.
However, while the Lady Blazers ended HPU’s 13-game winning
streak, the Lady Sea Warriors remain unbeaten in the PacWest
conference with a 6-0 record.
HPU trailed for most of the first game 3-1, but rallied in
the sixth inning with seven runs, four of which were from VSU
errors. Kara Wedemeyer went 2-3 for the Lady Sea Warriors with
one run scored.
In the nightcap, both teams remained scoreless until the fifth
inning, when VSU’s Robin Williams hit a homerun over
center field. The Lady Blazers scored the final two runs in
the sixth inning from an HPU error and a double by Amy Gaiss
to right field.
HPU pitcher Sherise Musquiz suffered her first loss of the
season, while VSU pitcher Brianna Collis pitched a complete
game three-hit shutout.
The previous night, the Lady Sea Warriors beat the Seasiders
of Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i 10-5, 8-2, in a televised
doubleheader at Central O‘ahu Regional Park.
HPU trailed in the bottom of the sixth inning, 5-2, but the
Lady Sea Warriors battled back to score eight runs in the final
two innings to steal the win.
Jessica Adolph stood out for the Lady Sea Warriors batting
2-3 with three runs and five RBIs. Lehua Yap also performed
well with two runs and two RBIs.
Once again BYUH took an early lead in the nightcap, 2-1, but
HPU rallied back to score five runs in the second inning, and
held the lead for the rest of the game.
Casey Sugihara stepped up for the Lady Sea Warriors batting
3-5 with two runs and game-high four RBIs. Ciera Senas hit
4-4 for HPU and scored two runs.
The Lady Sea Warriors leave for a four-game road trip against
Grand Canyon University on March 25 and will then play in the
Cal-State Stanislaus tournament from March 28-April 1.
HPU will face several powerhouses in the tournament, including
Cal State University-Stanislaus, Cal State-Dominguez Hills,
Cal State-Bakersfield, and San Francisco State University.
When they return home, the Lady Sea Warriors will face Chaminade
University on April 7 at CORP at 5 p.m.