Posted with permission, article and pictures, from Chaminade University
KANEOHE, O’ahu, Hawai’i – Few knew it at the time but the long ball would be a major storyline in Monday’s series opening doubleheader between the Chaminade University and Academy of Art softball teams at Howard Okita Field on the Hawai’i Pacific University’s Hawai’i Loa campus.
Malia Ka`akimaka-Moisa (Ewa Beach, O’ahu, Hawai’i/Campbell) crushed a solo shot in the sixth inning of Game 1, breaking a 2-2 deadlock to help the Silverswords take the first game, 3-2, helping give head coach Kent Yamaguchi his 200th career win.
However, the Urban Knights hit three homers of their own, including a big seventh-inning two-run blast by Lauryn Henderson in the nightcap which helped Academy of Art gain a split with its 6-3 victory.
Chaminade is 13-22 overall and 9-17 in the Pacific West Conference while Academy of Art is 8-37 and 5-17.
Game 1: CUH 3, ART U 2
After Ka’akimaka-Moisa and Kobe Brown (Mililani, O’ahu, Hawai’i/Mililani) led off the second inning with consecutive singles, Taylor Genera (Norwalk, Calif./Whitney) ripped a double to the right-center field gap, scoring both runners.