Yoshikawa makes WCWS all-tournament team

June 8th, 2010

Hawaii senior Traci Yoshikawa was named to the Women’s College World Series all-tournament team today.
The Rainbow Wahine second baseman hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning of UH’s 3-2 win over Missouri to open the WCWS last Thursday. She also hit a solo homer in a 5-1 loss to Arizona to close the season on Saturday.
UCLA captured the WCWS title today with a 15-9 win over Arizona to win the best-of-three championship series. UCLA’s Megan Langenfeld was named the WCWS Most Outstanding Player.

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  • NeedaHobby June 8, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Congrats! And, way to go on the awesome season! Thanks for taking us on the magical ride.

  • Kazz June 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    One of the “feel-good” stories surrounding the softball team, and there are many of them, is how this season turned out for Traci Yoshikawa in the end, on the BIG STAGE.

    Throughout the season she was up and down and up and up and then down and down and then up again at the plate.

    She had her big problems at 2nd base and got pulled on more than one occasion during the regular season. Yoshikawa wasn’t the fastest hands, but had power, after all, she was the FIRST Wahine I saw crush a softball over that 45-50 foot net in the outfield on a blast to left field center early in the season.

    I will openly admit, her at-bats had me sweating and biting the skin off my fingers, but the young lady came to play in every game and never quit and it showed on the BIGGEST STAGE of the season.

    Where we lacked in production at the top of the order in the final two games of the WCWS, Traci Yoshikawa made sure her senior season didn’t end without a fight. A big two run homer against Missouri and a single homer on the last night of D1 NCAA softball in her career. It was almost fitting that Yoshikawa was the last at bat and went down swinging to end this season.

    From the homers she launched to the spectacular Sportscenter Top 10-like fielded outs she snagged at times and the frustrating moments in between, Traci Yoshikawa was a part of this historic season and Mr. and Mrs. Yoshikawa should be proud that they raised on hell of a young lady that represented her home state, her university, and her Ohana very well.

  • RedZone June 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Congrats to Traci. Way to go out.

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