Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
HONOLULU—The University of Hawai’i softball team (20-17, 14-8 Big West) shutout league-leader Cal State Fullerton (34-18, 18-4 BWC) in a pitchers’ duel, 1-0 to open UH’s final homestand of the season. Freshman pitcher Brianna Lopez fired a complete-game shut out, while freshman battery-mate Izabella Martinez drove in Ka’ena Keliinoi in the sixth for what proved to be the winning run on Friday night at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
The win snapped UH’s 16-game losing streak to Cal State Fullerton. UH last won a game against the Titans in 2015.
Lopez and CSF’s starter Raci Miranda were locked in a pitchers’ duel, with both blanking their opponents through the first five innings. Lopez allowed seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts to improve to 12-7 overall.