HAWAII GROWN: Around the Nation 4/3

Puget Sound's Mason Quinlan, a Kamehameha alumnus, was honored by the Northwest Conference this week. Photo courtesy Puget Sound athletics.

The Hawaii Grown section is currently running every other week in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Below are some notes on a few players playing collegiate sports on the mainland from Hawaii.

A full-page Hawaii Grown section will run in next Wednesday’s Star-Advertiser. To submit an athlete for publication, email Billy Hull at bhull@staradvertiser.com.


>> Mason Quinlan, Kamehameha ’16: The Puget Sound junior first baseman was named both the Northwest Conference position student-athlete of the week and the Logger Club Logger of the Week on Tuesday. Quinlan’s two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning on Saturday gave Puget Sound a 6-5 win over Linfield (Ore.) to clinch the Loggers’ first three-game sweep of the Wildcats since 2007. Quinlan hit .538 (7-for-13) in the series with four RBIs and three runs scored. He leads the team in hitting with a .385 average and in slugging percentage (.549).
>> Wyatt Young, Pepperdine ’18: The Pepperdine freshman second baseman hit his first career home run — a grand slam — and finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored and the four RBIs in an 11-4 win over Cal State Fullerton last Tuesday.
>> Keith Torres, Saint Louis ’17: The Sacramento State second baseman drove in the only run on a sacrifice fly in a 1-0 victory over California Baptist on Sunday and finished the three-game series 3-for-11 with two doubles, a walk, two runs scored and five RBIs as the Hornets won two of three.
>> Codie Paiva, Kamehameha ’15: The Loyola Marymount senior right-hander improved to 3-2 for the season allowing one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings with two walks and seven strikeouts in a 2-1 victory over Portland on Friday.
>> Noah Sills, Mid-Pacific ’15: The Lamar senior left-hander allowed two earned runs on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings but took the loss in a 4-2 defeat to Nicholls on Friday.
>> Trayson Kubo, Leilehua ’15: The Stephen F. Austin senior right-hander allowed one hit in four scoreless innings of relief with no walks and four strikeouts in an 11-3 loss to Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.
>> Kai Terada-Herzer, Punahou ’17: The Amherst (Mass.) College center fielder doubled, drew a walk and scored a run in a 6-3 win over Roger Williams on Tuesday and went 2-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored, three RBIs and a stolen base in a 10-7 victory over VMI on Wednesday.
>> Micah Hee, Kamehameha ’16: The Cal State Los Angeles junior right-hander improved to 5-0 for the season allowing one earned run on five hits in six innings with two walks and six strikeouts in a 9-3 win over San Francisco State on Friday.
>> Riley Guieb, Punahou ’17: The Grinnell (Iowa) College right fielder hit .333 (5-for-15) with two doubles, a walk, three stolen bases, four runs scored and two RBIs to help the Pioneers win three of four against Cornell College over the weekend.
>> Tanner Inouye, Moanalua ’16: The St. Martin’s (Wash.) junior right-hander won his second game of the season allowing two runs on five hits in six innings with three walks and four strikeouts in a 6-2 win over Western Oregon on Saturday.


>> Tyler Munetake, Baldwin ’15: The Gonzaga senior golfer shot a 5-under 66 in Tuesday’s final round of the Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay Golf Course to finish in a tie for seventh place overall at 7-under 206. Munetake’s 66, which consisted of six birdies and an eagle on the first hole, matched the third-lowest round in program history.
>> Kyosuke Hara, Moanalua ’16: The Oregon State junior closed with a 1-over 72 to finish in a tie for 31st place at 1-under 212 at the Redhawk Invitational.
>> Shawn Lu, Moanalua ’16: The Oregon State junior sandwiched his best round, a 2-under 69, between rounds of 71 and 72 to finish in a tie for 31st place at 1-under 212 at the Redhawk Invitational.
>> Reynn Hoshide, Punahou ’18: The Puget Sound freshman tied for fifth out of 48 golfers with a 7-over 149 at the Puget Sound Invitational on March 10.


>> Rose Huang, ‘Iolani ’15: The Brigham Young senior tied for sixth overall after struggling with a final round 77 to finish at 3-under 213 in The Bruzzy at Lantana Golf Club in Argyle, Texas, on Tuesday. Huang began the round tied for the lead after shooting a 67 and a 69.
>> Allysha Mae Mateo, Maryknoll ’18: The BYU freshman put together three solid rounds closing with a 1-under 70 to finish in a tie for eighth place at 2 under at The Bruzzy. It’s the first top-20 finish for Mateo at BYU.
>> Claire Choi, Punahou ’18: The Santa Clara freshman carded a 1-under 71 to vault nine spots up the leaderboard for her second top-10 finish of the year with a 1-over 217 to place in a four-way tie for ninth at the Fresno State Classic on Tuesday in Fresno, Calif. Choi carded the only eagle of the tournament for the Broncos on the par-4, 362-yard ninth hole.
>> Jasmine Cabajar, Maui ’16: The Portland State junior opened with a 2-under 70 and finished the Fresno State Classic in a tie for 13th place at 4 over.


>> Kanoa Kaleoaloha, Kamehameha ’15: The Florida State senior competed in seven different events at the NCAA Championships that ended Saturday. His best individual finish was 12th place in the 100 butterfly in 45.40 seconds. He also tied for 21st in the 50 freestyle (19.30) and 23rd in the 100 freestyle (42.40). He competed on the Seminoles’ 400 freestyle relay team that finished fifth (2:48.51) and the 200 freestyle relay team that also placed fifth (1:15.92). He swam on the 400 medley relay team that placed 18th (3:06.59) and the 200 medley relay team that was seventh (1:23.81).
>> MJ Mao, Maryknoll ’17: The Wisconsin sophomore made his debut at the NCAA Championships on Saturday and finished 31st overall in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:55.09. Mao owns the Badgers’ No. 2 all-time mark in the event at 1:53.76.


>> Drew Kargol, Mid-Pacific ’15: The Redlands (Calif.) senior finished with a personal-best mark of 10 minutes, 15.99 seconds in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to help the Bulldogs sweep Chapman, Occidental and Pomona-Pitzer in a SCIAC Division III multi-dual meet on Saturday.
>> Cooper Tirado, Kapolei ’18: The Whittier (Calif.) freshman ran on the 4×100 relay team that finished second in a time of 42.72 seconds at the SCIAC No. 2 meet on Saturday.


>> Kelsi Ikeda, ‘Iolani ’17: The Whittier (Calif.) sophomore finished fourth in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 13:26.14 and sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:21.35 at the SCIAC meet on Saturday.


>> Ryan Wilcox, Punahou ’18: The Pepperdine outside hitter was named the Big West freshman player of the week on Monday. Wilcox totaled 25 kills and 14 digs in wins over CSUN. The Gauchos visit Hawaii this weekend for matches Friday and Saturday against the No. 1-ranked Rainbow Warriors at the Stan Sheriff Center.


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