"I am especially excited for our seniors to experience the magic of bowl week.
I know how much this bowl game means to the community especially when Hawai'i is in it so we hope to proudly represent our university and state during the weeks leading up to the game." UH appeared in the Hawai'i Bowl in 2002-04, '06, '08, and '10, all as members of the Western Athletic Conference.
Hawai'i is assured of an invite each year when bowl eligible, however, due to the lack of bowl eligible teams this season, the Warriors earned an exemption to the game with a 6-7 record.
UH is one of seven Mountain West teams playing in bowl games this season.
“We told them not to get caught up in the moment,” Hirata said, “and that’s just what they did.” In the morning, Salvatore Martino struck out 10, Mason Hirata banged out four hits and Journey Leialoha hit his fourth home run of the tournament.
In the winner-take-all, Kedren Kinzie and Dylan Hanson homered and Devin Saltiban’s third hit, a triple in the fifth, secured the TKO.
Several intermittent playa lakes provide wetland habitats for the Hawaiian coot, the black-winged stilt, and the Hawaiian duck.The Penguins trailed in set one but rallied when facing set point at 24-22.A kill and a Marley Strand-Nicolaisen attack error evened the match, then the teams traded points until Dominican strung together consecutive points on a kill from sophomore Kate and a service ace from setter .Dominican (14-7/10-3 Pac West) used a balanced attack to earn the win.Dominican jumped out to a 2-0 lead and closed things out with a strong fourth set after dropping a close third set.The Hilo Broncos All-Stars heard those five words so many coaches have tirelessly preached over and over again: one game at a time. The 12-and-under baseball team obviously got the message Tuesday and strongly enough to use it twice.