Jenna Rodriguez’s walk-off homer to beat Alabama and propel Hawaii to its first Women’s College World Series is one of the most clutch performances in the history of local sports.
On the road, against a dominant pitcher, so much on the line. All the momentum having swung back to the top-seeded Tide.
Where does you think it ranks all-time folks? … and I’m not talking just UH sports, state of Hawaii sports.
And now the news that the UH baseball team wins the WAC and advances to the NCAA tournament, and HPU wins to advance to the NCAA Division II national championship game.
So let’s ask another question: When is the last time so many good things happened in one day of Hawaii college sports? I’ll take a semi-educated guess and say “Never.”
–By Dave Reardon