A catalyst for the Mililani and Florida State softball programs in high school and college, Courtney Senas — now a rookie in National Pro Fastpitch — ignited a rally for the Pennsylvania Rebellion on Monday.
Senas scored the winning run on a suicide squeeze and the Rebellion snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Charge in 10 innings on Monday at CONSOL Energy Park in Washington, Pa.
Senas factored into all of the Rebellion’s runs in going 2-for-4 with an RBI double and scoring twice in the win.
An All-State performer at Mililani and 2010 HHSAA Hall of Honor inductee, Senas has made 18 starts in center field for the Rebellion (6-23) and is hitting .271. She drove in her sixth run of the season with her double on Monday. She hit her first home run as a pro in a 9-5 loss to Dallas on June 4.
Senas completed her eligibility at Florida State at the Women’s College World Series in 2014 and signed with the Rebellion in February.
She hit .316 in her FSU career and finished second on the Seminoles’ career home runs list with 36 and third in RBIs with 158. She also ranked in the top 10 in slugging (.547), runs (180), walks (98), doubles (37) and stolen bases (69).
Her 15 home runs as a senior marked the second-highest single season total in FSU history.
She delivered her most memorable college swing when she hit a walk-off homer against Michigan in the deciding game of last year’s Super Regional to send the Seminoles to Oklahoma City for the first time in a decade.
In joining the Rebellion, Senas became the latest in the line of players with Hawaii ties to make an opening-day roster in the NPF.
>> Denise Dahlberg (Hawaii) — Texas Thunder, 2005-06
>> Dana Degen, (Hawaii) — Ohio Pride, Akron Racers, 2000, 2004
>> Kaleo Eldredge, (Baldwin, Cal) — NY/NJ Juggernaut, Arizona Heat, 2005, 2006
>> Liane Horiuchi (Kamehameha, Purdue) — Akron Racers 2010
>> Ianeta Lei (‘Iolani, BYU) — Akron Racers, 2006-07
>> Hoku Nohara (Kamehameha, New Mexico State) — Akron Racers, 2011-12
>> Kate Robinson (Kamehameha, Hawaii) — Akron Racers, 2008-10
>> Courtney Senas (Mililani, Florida State) — Pennsylvania Rebellion, 2015