Iolani graduate Kimberlee Souza lined the first pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning over the left center-field wall to give Washington a 4-3 win in the opening game of the Women's College World Series Thursday.
Down 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh, Washington (44-15) tied the game when Victoria Hayward lined a ball that slid under the glove of right fielder Brooke Thomason for a triple. A sacrifice squeeze by Hooch Fagaly scored Hayward to send the game to extra innings.
The home run was the Waialua native Souza's eighth of the season. Washington will play the winner of Thursday's Tennessee-Florida game. Nebraska will play the loser of that game on Friday.
The state of Hawaii lost a true champion when Loretta Fuddy died. Staff members at the Department of Health were shocked and saddened by the news of Fuddy's death.
The owner of Makani Kai Air says the plane that crashed off Molokai had catastrophic engine failure.
Loretta Fuddy was a local girl done good. Raised in Kaimuki, Fuddy attended Sacred Hearts Academy where her passion to serve the underserved was born.