Valerie Alvarado • softball
When the UH-Hilo senior right-hander took to the circle last week in Kailua-Kona, goose eggs were in vogue.
Alvarado shut down No. 8 Concordia in two victories, pitching 12 scoreless innings without allowing a walk and yielding only six hits.
The performance Alvarado would like to duplicate the remainder of season came Thursday in a two-hit shutout.
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite song: Cowgirls Don’t Cry – Brooks & Dunn
Favorite athlete: Jennie Finch
Favorite thing about softball: It’s the life lessons I have learned from the game. I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel and compete with teammates that become lifelong friends and family.
Favorite spot on the Big Island: Narnia Falls
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