2009: Started 54 of Cal's 58 games...hit a team-leading 11 roundtrippers...was second on the squad with 30 RBI...owned the longest hitting streak of any Bear this season at nine games (3/12-25)...as a leadoff hitter in an inning, has reached base safely 16 times in 28 opportunities...went 4-for-11 in the Chevron Spring Fling tournament in Hawaii with four RBI, including a 2-run home run against Hawaii (3/12), her batting average to .317, her highest of the season...picked up her offensive production from Feb. 28 to Mar. 8 when she had six hits, including two home runs, and 10 RBI...went 3-for-3 with 4 RBI and a run scored against Riverside (3/1)...against BYU (3/7), sparked the Bears comeback with a leadoff home run in the fourth inning that cut the deficit in half...scored three runs in the Bears home sweep of the UCLA Bruins (3/28-29)...had a 2-RBI single to center and walked to drive in a third run in the Bears' victory at Oregon State (4/5)...hit a solo shot in the Bears victory over Stanford (4/11)...had an RBI double to lead the Bears to the upset victory over Arizona State (5/2)...went 2-for-2 with two home runs against in the opening game of the Regional against Miss. St. (3/15), taking over the team home run lead.
2008: All-Pac-10 second-team performer (also landed a spot on the all-freshman team) ... brought an instant offensive impact to the Bears ... owned a .299 batting average, and was tied for the team lead in home runs (8) ... produced 13 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games ... owned a team-best 12-game hitting streak from 2/9-23 ... belted a home run in three straight games (2/15-16) ... had two RBI and a run in her first collegiate game - the season-opener vs. UC Riverside (2/8) ... scored three runs and added her first career home run in just her third game against Winthrop (2/9) ... tied a school single-game record with seven RBI with a home run and a double vs. Texas Tech (2/16) ... produced back-to-back 3-for-4, two-RBI games against Santa Clara and UAB (2/20-22) ... went a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles against San Jose State (3/8) ... tallied six RBI and her first career grand slam against Princeton (3/14) ... hit a two-run home run at Oregon State (5/2) ... had a double and a run at Oregon (5/3) ... scored a run against San Diego State in the Fresno Regional.
High School: As a senior, helped guide the Bears to a Hawaii State Championship and a Maui Interscholastic League Championship ... earned first-team all-state and all-league honors after producing a .688 batting average ... during her junior campaign, earned first-team all-state and all-league nods after hitting .625 in the catcher position ... also earned first-team all-league honors her sophomore and freshman seasons ... Baldwin captured league titles her junior and sophomore seasons ... in fact, Baldwin went 35-0 in league play from her sophomore to her senior seasons.
Personal: Undeclared major ... cousin, Kaleo Eldredge, played for the Golden Bears from 2002-05 ... lists hobbies as going camping in Keanae, Kaupo and Hana, spending time with family and friends, playing softball, going to the beaches (in Hawaii), playing volleyball, and talking "story" with her loved ones ... she has future aspirations of being a physical trainer
Why I chose Cal: "The reason I came to the University of California is because it has always been my dream school ever since I was a young child. I didn't want anything else but to attend and graduate from a Division I school."
Getting to Know Sanoe ... Top 5 1. I am from Maui, HI 2. I have two younger sisters and had a brother who is deceased 3. I like to sing if no one is around 4. I love to camp in Kaupo and Keanae with family 5. I love my Ohana (family) and would love to have a family of my own someday Places I want to travel: Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa, Japan, Africa, Paris, Bahamas, New Mexico, Australia, Canada, Niihau (Hawaii), Rome and India Ideal job after Cal: Coaching softball to younger girls from home and managing my own team Weird fact not many people know about me: I can go through three big bottles of ketchup (from Costco) in under 2 ½ months or less Reality Show I want to be on: MTV's The Real World Secret food cravings: My mom's cornbread, my grandma's Portuguese bean soup, my uncle's tripe with ox-tail soup, avocadoes and mangos
Kekahuna's Career Statistics Year G AB R H AVG 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB 2008 70 201 34 60 .299 15 1 8 46 20 43 4-7 2009 54 141 24 36 .255 4 1 1 30 17 23 1-3 Total 124 342 58 96 .281 19 2 9 76 37 66 5-10