The University of Hawaii softball team defeated Minnesota 3-0 on Saturday in an NCAA tournament elimination game in Seattle after losing 2-0 to Washington earlier in the day.
The Rainbow Wahine (45-12), No. 20 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association rankings, will play the Huskies again today - UH will need two wins over Washington, ranked and seeded 11th, to advance to the Super Regional round.
In the Rainbow Wahine's sec-ond game of the day, Kaia Parnaby (39-6) pitched a three-hitter for her 13th shutout of the year, striking out four batters and walking one. Kayla Wartner hit a two-run triple.
The Gophers finish their season 35-18. Sara Moulton (31-11) was the losing pitcher. Minnesota had also lost to Hawaii on Friday in the regional opener.
Washington (40-15) scored both its runs against UH in the sixth inning - Kylee Lahners hit an RBI double and later scored.
Kaitlin Inglesby (22-7) was the winning pitcher.
NCAA SEATTLE REGIONAL
Washington 2, Hawaii 0
Minnesota 2, Portland St. 0
Hawaii 3, Minnesota 0
Today's Games (HST)
Hawaii vs. Washington, 10 a.m. (OCSP)
Hawaii vs. Washington, 12:30 p.m., if necessary (OCSP)
Parnaby pitched a six-inning complete game against the Huskies.