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UH-Hilo takes a tripleheader against BYU-Hawaii on Oahu

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo completed the rarity of taking a softball tripleheader by beating Brigham Young University 8-0 (TKO), 2-0, and 5-2 in Pacific West Conference competition in Laie, Hawaii.

“We played solid today,” said UHH Head Coach Jaime Wallin. “It’s always good to win three in a day. It’s important to get these games in to help us get physically and mentally prepared to play.

“Now it’s a matter of digging down and getting some energy back.”

The tripleheader became a reality after a flight change pushed yesterday’s doubleheader back a few hours.

In the first game, Amber Waracka tossed a five-hitter with eight strikeouts and three walks in the five-inning TKO.

Brittany Spencer’s bases-clearing double highlighted a 5-run, 4-hit third inning.

Kanani Numata applied the knockout punch with a 2-run double in the 3-run fourth inning.

Tessa Truong led the Vulcans (7-4 overall, 5-1 PacWest) with three hits while Numata and Aisha Sueda paired hits.

Jessica Pepin tossed a 4-hit complete game and struck out six in the second game.

Nicole Alconcel picked up a pair of RBI on two hits to provide Pepin’s margin of victory.

Waracka and Christina Pedroza combined on a 4-hit, 9-strikeout performance in game three. Waracka gave up two hits and no runs while striking out eight while Pedroza gave up two runs on two hits with one strikeout.

Bryanna Hardy had a 3-for-3 game at the plate while Truong and Pepin picked up RBIs.

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