(Hawaii Athletics) - The University of Hawai'i softball team (12-11, 0-0 Big West) shut down Arkansas Pine Bluff, 5-0 on the final day of the Outrigger Resorts Spring Fling Tournament. Dana Thomsen fired a one-hit, complete game shutout while Cheeks Ramos went 2-for-3 and launched her first home run of the season on Sunday afternoon at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
The game was scoreless through the first four innings until the bottom of the fifth, when UH broke through on the scoreboard posting a pair of runs. Danielle Garcielita reached base on a muffed throw at first off a grounder to short. Mama Rivera followed with a double down the leftfield line to put both runners into scoring position. After a strikeout and with two outs in the frame, Britnee Rossi came through with a clutch single up the middle to drive in Garcielita from third. Later, pinch runner Courtney Hiruko crossed the plate on a wild pitch.
Hawai'i added three more runs in the sixth. Heen launched her team-leading seventh home run of the season with a two-run blast over the right-centerfield fence. It marked her 16th homer of the sophomore's career. After a flyout to right, Ramos lifted her first homer of the year over the leftfield fence to give the 'Bows a 5-0 lead after six innings. It was her seventh home run of her career.
Thomsen evened her record at 7-7 with her second complete game shutout of the season. She walked just one while striking out four Golden Lions.
Karia Hall suffered the loss, dropping her record to 0-6 on the year. She allowed five runs on six hits with a strikeout. Juliana Dominguez got the final two outs in UH's last at bat.
The Rainbow Wahine end their 17-game homestand next week when they host their final tournament of the season. The Bank of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine Classic will feature No. 4 Tennessee, Maryland, North Dakota, and Cleveland State in the five-team, five-day tourney that runs from Wednesday, March 14 – Sunday March 18. UH opens the tourney against North Dakota at 6:00 pm on Wednesday.