KANEOHE, HI – PacWest Radio will provide a live worldwide Internet broadcast of the Hawai‘i Hilo at Hawai‘i Pacific softball doubleheader on Saturday, April 30, from Howard A. Okita Field in Kaneohe, HI.
The twinbill will begin at 12 p.m. HT (3 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. MDT) with PacWest Commissioner Bob Hogue and Director of Compliance Wayne Coito calling the games.
Listeners can tune into the contests by clicking on the PacWest Radio Show icon located on the right side of the front page of the conference website, or clicking on the following link – www.thepacwest.com
HPU, UHH and Dixie State all are in a battle for the PacWest Championship and the automatic quailifier for the NCAA II Tournament, with the conference winner possibly being revealed on Saturday.
Dixie State clinched a share of its first Pacific West Conference softball championship on Monday, April 25, after splitting a doubleheader with Hawai‘i Hilo in its regular-season finale.
The Red Storm dropped the opener vs. the Vulcans 4-1 but rebounded to defeat UHH 7-3 in the nightcap.
Dixie State ended the conference schedule with a 23-5 PacWest record and holds a two-game lead over Hawai‘i Hilo (19-5) and a one-game margin over Hawai‘i Pacific (21-5).
With all three teams tied in the loss column, the automatic qualifier will be decided this coming weekend.
If Hawai‘i Pacific sweeps the Vulcans, then the Sea Warriors would share the PacWest Championship with Dixie State and would claim the automatic berth in the NCAA II Tournament since HPU won three of the four games played between the two schools this year.
If Hawai‘i Hilo and Hawai‘i Pacific split their doubleheader, then Dixie State wins the title outright and heads to the NCAA post-season event.
If the Vulcans sweep the Sea Warriors, then UHH would need to sweep Chaminade on Sunday, May 1, to secure a share of the PacWest Championship and the automatic post-season berth.
Hawai‘i Hilo wins the automatic qualifier in a tie with Dixie State because the Red Storm would be 1-3 vs. third-place HPU while Hawai‘i Hilo would be 3-1 vs. the Sea Warriors.