1980 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors baseball team

The 1980 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors baseball team represented the University of Hawaii at Manoa during the 1980 NCAA Division I baseball season. It was the program's 58th season of existence, and their first season in the Western Athletic Conference. In the Warriors' first season in the WAC, they won divisional and conference honors, winning the South Division regular season, and the WAC Championship Series against BYU. The Rainbow Warriors received an automatic berth into the 1980 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. There, they won the Central Regional and advanced to the College World Series, where they lost in the final to Arizona.

1980 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors baseball
Hawaii Warriors logo.svg
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Record60–18 (19–5 WAC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Coop DeRenne
  • Jim Fujimori
  • Dave Murakami
  • Carl Furutani
  • Ron Nomura
Home stadiumUH Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Western Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
North
BYU  x‍‍‍y 14 3   .824 41 18   .695
Wyoming  ‍‍‍ 11 6   .647 23 20   .535
Utah  ‍‍‍ 5 12   .294 17 19   .472
Colorado State  ‍‍‍ 4 13   .235 17 37   .315
South
No. 2 Hawaii  x‍‍y 19 5   .792 60 18   .769
New Mexico  ‍‍‍ 16 8   .667 43 20   .683
San Diego State  ‍‍‍ 11 12   .478 40 26   .606
UTEP  ‍‍‍ 1 22   .043 22 39   .361
x – Division champion
‡ – Championship Series champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of 18 November 2016; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

BackgroundEdit

The 1979 season saw the Rainbow Warriors finish with an overall record of 69-15, including notable wins over Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Oregon State. Their record provided the Warriors with an at-large berth into the 1979 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The Warriors lost in the midwest regional final to Arizona.[1]

RosterEdit

1980 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Roster[2]
 

Pitchers

  • Chuck Crim
  • Bryan Duquette
  • Sam Kakazu
  • Wes Kimura
  • Alan Lane
  • Mark Olmos
  • Scott Roberts
  • Glenn Silva
  • David Smith
 

Infielders

  • Howard Dashefsky
  • Wade Mauricio
  • Larry O'Connor
  • Kimo Perkins
  • Thad Reece
  • Eric Tokunaga

Utility

  • Joel Lono'
  • Greg Oniate
  • Gordon Muramaru
 

Catchers

  • Collin Tanabe

Outfielders

  • Rick Bass
  • Jay Erdahl
  • Les Kakazu
  • Kevin Williams
 

ScheduleEdit

Legend
  Hawaii win
  Hawaii loss
  Postponement/cancellation
1980 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
February
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record WAC Record
February 1 at UH-Hilo Francis Wong StadiumHilo, HI W 6–2 1–0
February 1 at UH-Hilo Francis Wong Stadium • Hilo, HI W 8–5 2–0
February 2 at UH-Hilo Francis Wong Stadium • Hilo, HI W 15–1 3–0
February 3 UH-Hilo UH StadiumHonolulu, HI W 9–0 4–0
February 3 UH-Hilo UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–3 5–0
February 9 UH-Hilo UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 10–3 6–0
February 10 UH-Hilo UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–1 7–0
February 10 UH-Hilo UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 13–2 8–0
February 15 Arizona State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 11–13 8–1
February 15 Arizona State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 8–7 9–1
February 16 Arizona State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 8–6 10–1
February 16 Arizona State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 13–2 11–1
February 17 Arizona State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 11–13 11–2
February 17 Arizona State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 4–2 12–2
February 29 Oklahoma UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 3–2 13–2
March
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record WAC Record
March 1 Oklahoma UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 1–2 13–3
March 1 Oklahoma UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 11–1 14–3
March 2 Oklahoma UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 0–1 14–4
March 2 Oklahoma UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 8–7 15–4
March 3 Oklahoma UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 5–6 15–5
March 7 Murray State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–6 16–5
March 7 Murray State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 16–7 17–5
March 8 Murray State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 6–0 18–5
March 8 Murray State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 12–6 19–5
March 9 Murray State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–3 20–5
March 10 Wichita State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 2–6 20–6
March 12 Wichita State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 1–6 20–7
March 12 Wichita State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 8–9 20–8
March 13 Wichita State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–3 21–8
March 18 Kearney State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 9–0 22–8
March 18 Kearney State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 11–0 23–8
March 21 Cal State Los Angeles UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 6–1 24–8
March 22 Cal State Los Angeles UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 8–3 25–8
March 24 Missouri UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 6–2 26–8
March 25 Chuo UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 5–3 27–8
March 26 Cal Poly Pomona UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 10–7 28–8
March 27 Cal Poly Pomona UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 6–0 29–8
March 27 Chuo UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 14–5 30–8
March 28 Missouri UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 2–10 30–9
April
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record WAC Record
April 4 at UTEP Dudley FieldEl Paso, TX W 15–8 31–9 1–0
April 4 at UTEP Dudley Field • El Paso, TX W 10–6 32–9 2–0
April 5 at UTEP Dudley Field • El Paso, TX W 12–8 33–9 3–0
April 5 at UTEP Dudley Field • El Paso, TX W 12–4 34–9 4–0
April 7 at Wichita State Shocker FieldWichita, KS W 9–1 35–9
April 8 at Wichita State Shocker Field • Wichita, KS W 12–6 36–9
April 10 at New Mexico UNM Ballpark • Albuquerque, NM W 6–1 37–9 5–0
April 10 at New Mexico UNM Ballpark • Albuquerque, NM W 13–11 38–9 6–0
April 11 at New Mexico UNM Ballpark • Albuquerque, NM L 0–14 38–10 6–1
April 11 at New Mexico UNM Ballpark • Albuquerque, NM L 6–11 38–11 6–2
April 17 San Diego State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–4 39–11 7–2
April 18 San Diego State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 11–4 40–11 8–2
April 19 San Diego State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 6–5 41–11 9–2
April 19 San Diego State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–4 42–11 10–2
April 20 San Diego State UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 4–9 42–12 10–3
April 24 UTEP UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 9–4 43–12 11–3
April 25 UTEP UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 10–2 44–12 12–3
April 25 UTEP UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–1 45–12 13–3
April 26 UTEP UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 9–0 46–12 14–3
April 26 UTEP UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–6 47–12 15–3
April 27 UTEP UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 1–10 47–13 15–4
May
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record WAC Record
May 2 at San Diego State SDSU Ballpark • San Diego, CA W 7–1 48–13 16–4
May 2 at San Diego State SDSU Ballpark • San Diego, CA L 2–3 48–14 16–5
May 3 at San Diego State SDSU Ballpark • San Diego, CA L 5–8 48–15
May 3 at San Diego State SDSU Ballpark • San Diego, CA W 9–3 49–15
May 7 New Mexico UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 8–7 50–15
May 8 New Mexico UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI L 1–4 50–16
May 8 New Mexico UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 11–10 51–16
May 9 New Mexico UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 9–0 52–17 17–5
May 9 New Mexico UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 4–3 53–17 18–5
May 10 New Mexico UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 4–2 54–17 19–5
Postseason
WAC Championship Series
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record Potseason Record
May 16 BYU UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 9–2 55–17 1–0
May 17 BYU UH Stadium • Honolulu, HI W 7–0 56–17 2–0
NCAA Central Regional
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record Postseason Record
May 23 vs. Texas–Pan American Disch–Falk FieldAustin, TX W 8–4 57–17 3–0
May 24 vs. Louisiana Tech Disch–Falk Field • Austin, TX W 2–1 58–17 4–0
May 25 at Texas Disch–Falk Field • Austin, TX W 7–3 59–17 5–0
College World Series
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record Postseason Record
May 30 vs. Florida State Johnny Rosenblatt StadiumOmaha, NE W 7–6 60–17 6–0
June 1 vs. St. John's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium • Omaha, NE W 7–6 61–17 7–0
June 3 vs. Miami Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium • Omaha, NE W 9–3 62–17 8–0
June 4 vs. Arizona Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium • Omaha, NE L 4–5 62–18 8–1
June 5 vs. Arizona Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium • Omaha, NE L 3–5 62–19 8–2

Warriors in the 1980 MLB DraftEdit

The following members of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors baseball program were drafted in the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft.

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Derek Tatsuno RHP 2nd 29th New York Mets[3]
Kevin Williams OF 11th 272nd Minnesota Twins[4]
Rick Bass OF 17th 441st Milwaukee Brewers[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hogue, Bob (June 4, 2014). "The Magical UH Spring Of 1979". MidWeek. Black Press. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Lewis, Ferd (July 20, 2009). "1980 baseball 'Bows had the world at their feet". The Honolulu Advertiser. Black Press. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "2nd Round of the 1980 MLB January Draft - Secondary Phase". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "1980 Baseball Draft". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved February 21, 2017.

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