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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rainbow Wahine power past Louisiana Tech, 8-5

Advertiser Staff

Kelly Majum broke the Western Athletic Conference season record with her 24th home run, Jessica Iwata hit a two-run homer and Kanani Pu'u-Warren added a two-run single to lift Hawai'i to a 8-5 victory over Louisiana Tech in the first game of a Western Athletic Conference softball doubleheader at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

The Rainbow Wahine (35-11, 13-0 WAC) took a 2-0 series lead over the Lady Techsters (16-11, 6-3) into the nightcap.

Kaia Parnaby earned the victory, allowing four runs and five hits, striking out four and walking four in 6 1/3 innings. Stephanie Ricketts gave up a two-run home run to Kylie Bassett before getting the final out in the seventh inning.

UH entered the seventh inning with an 8-1 lead, but LaTech rallied for four runs, including back to back homers from Janna Frandrup and Molly Gaza off Parnaby to start the inning.

Puu-Warren got her two-run single in a four-run first inning. Iwata's two-run shot to left field came in a three-run fifth, while Majan hit her solo blast to left-center field in the bottom of the sixth.

Majum broke the WAC season home run record of 23 set by Christina Clark of Fresno State set in 2004.