Rainbows Beat Golden Eagles At Hillenbrand Invitational
March 2, 2002
TUCSON--Kate Judd's double to deep center in the bottom of the tenthinning scored Stacie Hirano from second base to give Hawaii a 3-2victory over Southern Mississippi in a two-hour and 40-minute contest inArizona's Hillenbrand Invitational softball tournament Saturday.
Hirano was placed on second by the international tie-breaker rule, andscored without a close play at the plate. Hawaii's defense gave it achance. Southern Mississipi's tie-breaker runner was cut down at theplate on a throw by Hawaii first baseman Stacey Porter in the eighth,and then in the ninth, pinch-runner Chrissy King was cut down at theplate by Rainbow Wahine centerfielder Marie Jackson.
April Crowell drew a walk and Sheri Oronoz doubled down the left-fieldline to give Hawaii runners in scoring position in the bottom of thesixth, but Southern Miss reliever Jessica Holaway struck out two and gota foul pop-out to end the threat.
Southern Miss jumped to a first-inning lead with a single by AmandaBrown and a two-run home run by Tammy Edwards. Hawaii answered in kindin the bottom of the frame when Kate Judd followed a Stacie Hirano walkwith a blast over the left-field fence.