College Softball, Muzik

(Star-Advertiser / 2016)


UH softball rebounds to claim series win

by Jason Kaneshiro on April 1, 2017

The Rainbow Wahine softball team split a doubleheader with UC Davis on Saturday to emerge from the opening weekend of Big West play with a series win. After UC Davis rallied to a 7-6 win in the opening game, UH right-hander Brittany Hitchcock tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts and freshman shortstop Angelique Ramos hit […]

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Coolen contract extension in the works

by Jason Kaneshiro on March 24, 2017

Talks are under way to extend the contract of University of Hawaii softball coach Bob Coolen, athletic director David Matlin said Thursday. With a break in the Rainbow Wahine schedule, Matlin said he met this week with Coolen — whose current deal expires this summer — to discuss a multi-year contract. “I think the intentions […]

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Lopez leads surging UH into Big West season

by Jason Kaneshiro on March 20, 2017

Coming out of a relatively chilly February, Nicole Lopez caught fire in March. The Rainbow Wahine sophomore scuffled through the first three weeks of the season and was hitting .244 through 12 games. With opponents leery of testing her ability to turn on the inside pitch, she went back into the batting cage during a […]

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Heen heats up for Rainbow Wahine

by Jason Kaneshiro on March 3, 2017

As sometimes happens in recruiting, Hawaii softball coach Bob Coolen was on his way to watch one of his recruits when he got a tip on another prospect. Coolen had planned to watch eventual UH signee Sarah Muzik, now UH’s starting second baseman, and another coach advised him to take a look at Callee Heen, […]

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Freshmen contribute to opening-night sweep

by Jason Kaneshiro on February 10, 2017

Playing in familiar surroundings, Chardonnay Pantastico made a smooth transition from orange and black to green and white on Thursday. An All-State shortstop at Campbell, the Hawaii freshman started in right field in her collegiate debut at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. After going 0-for-2 against Sacramento State in the first game of UH’s season-opening Paradise […]

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UH voted fifth in Big West softball poll

by Jason Kaneshiro on February 1, 2017

Big West softball coaches voted Hawaii fifth in the conference’s preseason poll released on Wednesday. The Rainbow Wahine open the season Feb. 9 with a Paradise Classic doubleheader against Sacramento State and Boise State. UH will also face Oregon State and UAB in the three-day tournament. A young Rainbow Wahine team went 24-30 overall last […]

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Rainbow Wahine start countdown to opening day

by Jason Kaneshiro on January 12, 2017

Even with opening day still four weeks away, Kanani Aina Cabrales can sense the clock ticking. “I’ve really thought about it this semester, that this will be my last semester playing college softball with all my girls and I just feel I need to give it 100 percent with every pitch, every swing and every […]

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Busy weekend on deck for UH softball

by Jason Kaneshiro on November 4, 2016

Right from the start, the Rainbow Wahine softball team’s lineup will have a new look to open its fall exhibition schedule. UH coach Bob Coolen plans to turn in a lineup card with five newcomers in the batting order when the Wahine open the two-day Kama’aina Tournament Friday with a doubleheader against Chaminade and BYU-Hawaii […]

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UH announces 2017 softball schedule

by Jason Kaneshiro on October 21, 2016

Eight teams that played in the NCAA tournament last spring highlight the University of Hawaii softball team’s 2017 schedule. The Rainbow Wahine open their 56-game regular season schedule — which includes 39 home games — with a Feb. 9 doubleheader against Sacramento State and Boise State in the Hawaii Paradise Classic. UH will host five […]

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Rainbow Wahine open fall practice

by Jason Kaneshiro on October 10, 2016

Just about year ago, Nicole Lopez was one of the promising freshmen stepping onto Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium’s dirt infield for her first Division I practice. On Monday, she was one of the returnees eager to welcome another group of newcomers to the field. “Pretty stoked actually,” Lopez said of the opening day of fall […]

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