Thursday’s UHH Softball Twinbill Moved Back to Campus Field
The University of Hawai`i at Hilo will play their scheduled doubleheader against Grand Canyon University today on the home field, despite announcing Wednesday night that they had moved the games to Waimea Community Park.
Moderate to heavy rain showers have been falling most of the week with very little sunlight to help dry up the field, temporarily deeming the field unplayable. On Thursday morning, sunlight emerged, and UHH coaches made the call to move the games back to its own field.
The Vulcan softball team has played more of their “home” games away from their campus this year. All six of their games in the UH Hilo Round Robin, as well as games featuring visiting teams, were moved to Waimea between February 21 – 23 because of poor weather. And, a scheduled doubleheader against Western Washington University was moved to Kailua-Kona because of poor conditions.
UH Hilo has played only four of their scheduled twelve home games on their campus prior to the Grand Canyon series.
UHH enters Thursday’s doubleheader on a three-game winning streak following Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of Brigham Young University – Hawai`i. Under head coach Jaime Wallin, the Vulcans are 7-3 in the PacWest and 16-12 overall.
Grand Canyon University is the only team above UHH in the PacWest Standings. They enter the twinbill with a 6-0 conference record and are 18-5 overall.
First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.