University of Hawai’i ace pitcher Jackson Rees is slated to be back on the mound this week in the Rainbow Warriors series against Seton Hall.
Rees (2-0, 1.42 ERA) missed last week’s sweep of Illinois State with a blister on his pitching hand index finger, but says that the blister only had him downgraded to 80% last week. Rees added that he would’ve been able to pitch last week if need be, and is close to 100% now.
With the junior righty back in the rotation, head coach Mike Trapasso is planning to go with Rees Friday night, followed by senior lefty Dominic Demiero (1-1, 4.03 ERA) on Saturday, freshman righty Cade Smith (1-1, 1.26 ERA) Sunday, and senior righty Neil Uskali (3-1, 4.28 ERA) Monday. That rotation is not set in stone.
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University of Hawai’i Games 19-22
What: Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (12-6) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (7-9-1)
When: Friday, March 23, 6:35 p.m. HT
Saturday, March 24, 6:35 p.m. HT
Sunday, March 25, 1:05 p.m. HT
Monday, March 26, 6:35 p.m. HT
Where: Honolulu, O’ahu (Les Murakami Stadium)
Television: The first two games of the series (Friday-Saturday) will be televised on Spectrum Sports
Live Video Streaming: BigWest.tv
Radio: All games will be broadcast live on the radio. Saturday and Monday’s games will air on ESPN Honolulu 1420 AM, while Friday and Sunday will appear on NBC Sports 1500 AM. Neighbor islands can listen Saturday and Monday live on KNUI on Maui, KHLO in Hilo, KKON in Kona and KTOH on Kaua’i.
Audio Webcast: www.ESPN1420am.com | www.NBCSportsRadioHawaii.com
Live Stats: Live in-game stats will be provided by Hawai’i Athletics throughout the series at the links listed below.
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Promotions: Fantastic Sams Hair Salons is the series sponsor and will be giving away great prizes each day. Friday’s contest will be followed by an autograph session on the field. Little League teams or groups that have purchased a group rate ticket package are invited onto the field to stand alongside the UH baseball players for the National Anthem & Hawaii Pono’i prior to Saturday’s game (Check-in 30 min. prior to first pitch on Saturday near the Big West Conference logo on the ground level). Sunday Funday (Mar. 25): Ticket Package 1 – $25 for family of four (two adults and two youth); Ticket Package 2 – $40 (four adults). Each ticket package includes four (4) upper level tickets, four (4) hot dogs, and four (4) bottle soda/water (while supplies last). Tickets can be purchased online, calling 944-2697 (option 2), walking up to the Les Murakami Stadium on game day or in advance at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office.