Five-run third inning powers Hawai’i Pacific over Saint Martin’s, 5-3

Five-run third inning powers Hawai’i Pacific over Saint Martin’s, 5-3

Five-run third inning powers Hawai’i Pacific over Saint Martin’s, 5-3

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED FEB 15, 2024

WAIPAHU — The Sharks keep rolling.

Hawai’i Pacific did all of its scoring in the bottom of the third inning as they bested visiting Saint Martin’s University, 5-3, Wednesday afternoon at the Patsy T. Mink Central O’ahu Regional Park.

It was the Sharks’ third victory in a row as they improved to 8-1 to start the year.

Skylar Agnew hit an RBI triple to tie the game and scored the go-ahead run off an RBI by Kota Suzuki to get the scoring started.

Catcher Ian Wolski was the leading batter at the plate with three hits, which included an RBI to give HPU a 4-1 lead.

The Sharks used five arms on the mound to pick up the victory. Enrique Espinoza was credited for the win in four innings of work while Ryan Inouye closed out the day for his fourth save of the year. Luigi Albano-Dito, Mac Leisher and Scott Armstrong also saw time on the mound.

HPU will next play Chaminade in a four-game series next weekend, with the first game slated for 6:15 p.m. at CORP.

Suzuki’s two RBI performance helps HPU rally by Cal State East Bay, 4-2

Suzuki’s two RBI performance helps HPU rally by Cal State East Bay, 4-2

Suzuki’s two RBI performance helps HPU rally by Cal State East Bay, 4-2

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED FEB 3, 2024

WAIPAHU — A slow start did not deter the Sharks from victory.

After giving up two runs at the top of the first inning, Hawai’i Pacific rallied for a 4-2 win over Cal State East Bay on the second day of the Oahu Baseball Classic Friday afternoon at Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park Baseball Complex.

Senior outfielder Kota Suzuki led the way with two RBIs, which included the go-ahead RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. He also knocked in an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning.

The score would hold at 2-1 in favor of CSU East Bay up until the fifth inning when first baseman Daniel Johnson tied the game with an RBI of his own.

Nicholas Jio would extend the Sharks’ lead in the bottom of the eighth inning with an RBI of his own for the final run of the game.

Senior Mac Leisher got credited for the win after relieving freshman Jeremy Kahle in the fourth. Scott Armstrong, a 6-foot-5 senior, closed out the game on the mound in the eighth inning to earn the save.

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Sharks Weekly Review: Men’s Basketball (10/31/22)

Sharks Weekly Review: Men’s Basketball (10/31/22)

Sharks Weekly Review: Men’s Basketball (10/31/22)

By: Paul Brecht

HONOLULU – Another week, another cast of HPU Sharks student-athletes and coaches joining Sharks Weekly host Jason Genegabus for an hour to delve into the world of HPU athletics and the people that make up the programs.

Joined first by Hawai’i Pacific Men’s Basketball head coach Darren Vorderbruegge, Genegabus reviewed last season for the Sharks and the challenges they faced in the 2021-22 season.

Coach Vorderbruegge detailed the staff changes the program experience throughout the season and the challenge it was to not only coach and run the men’s collegiate basketball program at HPU, but also take over with the women’s program at the same time.

Coach V and Genegabus then briefly discussed the players on the roster, including some local players starring for the HPU team.

Following the first break (10:58), Genegabus and Coach V were joined by returning senior forward Trey Miller and transfer forwards Jalen Chandler and Marquis Moore and discussed their Halloween costume ideas to open the segment.

The players then discuss how the team bonds during the offseason and the transfer forwards explained the things that they have found the best and most different in their time in Hawai’i.

The segment closes with some discussion about the upcoming preseason scrimmages for the Sharks and the difficulties of scheduling home exhibition matches due to travel.

Coming back from the second break (23:25), Genegabus discussed with Coach V and the trio of forwards their favorite sandwiches and the process involved with adding transfer players and the focus and commitment to academics for the team.

The conversation then moves to the traveling involved with being an athlete and a team at Hawai’i Pacific, both among the islands and heading back to the mainland. Coach V details the challenges of long road trips and the positive takeaways from away games.

In the final segment of this week’s episode of Sharks Weekly (35:37), the players disclose what video games they would go one-on-one with each other in and the one thing they would pick to have an unlimited amount of for the rest of their lives.

Genegabus and the men’s basketball conglomerate closed the show with a quick discussion on the upcoming schedule and if there was a particular team they were looking forward to getting a chance to compete against this season.

You can catch Sharks Weekly every Monday at 9:00 AM HST on HSRN 95.1 FM/760 AM, at hawaiisportsradio.com or in our podcenter following the completion of the show.