The UH softball team wraps up Big West play this week hosting UC Davis on Thursday at 5pm & 7pm and then the series finale Friday at 7pm in what could be the final game of the year.

The Rainbow Wahine currently sit 2nd place in the Big West Conference two games back of Cal State Fullerton. The only chance UH has of winning the Big West title and earning a berth to the NCAA Tournament is to win out and the Titans to be swept in their series at UC Riverside. Regardless of the outcome it won't take away from the seven seniors set to be honored during the senior series. 

"You know I shed tears but try not to shed them on TV. I do shed them because I am missing apart of my life every four years," Bob Coolen said.

This year saying good bye to a senior class that has put together the best record since 2013 led by a local grown talent in Mid Pacific grad Nicole Lopez.

"I never really thought this day would come. I still think I'm a freshman. It's here and I'm excited. Especially to finish with this team. It's a special one," Nicole Lopez said.

As a group they have hit their full stride this season but there was some growing pains over the last few season. However not for Lopez. Making an immediate impact as a freshman back in 2016. Big West freshman Field Player of the Year followed up by first team All Big West honors in both 2017 and 2018.

"So many memories especially from when I played high school, playing States here. Just dreaming of being able to play again here and getting that opportunity from coach Bob to be here. It means everything, especially to play in front of the state," Lopez said.

Then there is pitcher Brittany Hitchcock. They call her the grandma of the team and for good reason. This week could wrap up her 6th and final season after two medical redshirt seasons a long the way She will go down as one of the more decorated players to take the field for the Rainbow Wahine.

"It's been quite a few moments here.Through some major highs and lows in my life. Definitely will hold a special place in my heart and to know that I am always welcome back here is something that I am really grateful for. Looking forward to coming back and being on the other side of it," Brittany Hitchcock said.

109 starts, 66 wins with a 2.11 career ERA. Incredible numbers that are capped off with her best season yet in 2019. One win shy of her goal of 20, she's a sure bet All Big West first teamer again.

"If you can pick up the ball 30 plus times at this level, with the intensity, day in and day out, school rigor and travel rigor of ours, that's an accomplishment," Coolen said.