Baseball on rise at UH

April 9, 2009, 3:39 PM HST · Updated April 10, 1:56 PM
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By Fred Guzman
MauiToday.TV

It may be a bit premature, but longtime fans of UH baseball are wondering it the Bows are on the brink of a return to the glory days of the program.

That’s what happens when a team rises to No. 23 in the latest Baseball America rankings.

Hawaii improved its season record to 20-10  on Tuesday with an 8-4 non-conference road victory over Santa Clara.

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Of more importance is the four-game series the Bows open today in Reno against Nevada.  UH is currently tied for first place in the WAC with Nevada and New Mexico State.

While UH baseball is on the rise, women’s basketball will try to turn things around now that coach Jim Bolla is officially no longer involved with the program and the school is actively seeking a replacement.

Bolla had been on paid leave since Feb. 13 when the school began an investigation into allegations that he kicked a player in practice.  Bolla  missed the final nine games of the season and the Rainbow Wahine finished with a dismal 8-23 record.

The university is taking applications to fill the job.  Complicating matters is that the national letter of intent day is right around the corner – on April 15, to be exact.  And not having a coach in place doesn’t help in trying to lure athletes to play for a team that has enjoyed little success in recent years.

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