It was a bittersweet and emotional night at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium on Thursday for Cal starting pitcher Kamalani Dung.

Dung, the Kamehameha-Kapalama product and Waianae-native, admitted she realized in the third inning of the game against Hawaii, that this would most likely be her final time pitching in front of her family and friends in her home state.  The junior righty burst into tears after the final out. 

"On this field I just remember every single pitch, every game that I played growing up in Hawaii. I remember the umpires. I'm just so proud." said Dung after her complete-game shutout win. 

Emotions were difficult to contain for Kamalani's mother, Honey Rodriguez, as well. "Oh she made me so proud. Very, very proud", replied Rodriguez while fighting back tears.

Dung held the Rainbow Wahine to just three hits with two walks and eight strikeouts while facing 20 batters in the 14-0 win.  She got some help from the Bears offense.  Cal erupted for eight runs in the top of the second inning. Three runs came off a home run by Lindsay Rood, then two more came off a two-run homer by Mikayla Coehlo.  The Bears capitalized on a handful of UH errors to pile on three more runs in the fourth inning, before closing it out in the fifth.  Altogether, Cal racked up 16 hits in the win.

The University of Hawai'i softball team now falls to 13-5.  Rainbow Wahine starter Izzy Dino suffered the loss, dropping her record to 4-2 overall.
 
The Outrigger Resorts Spring Fling Tournament continues on Friday with three games.