Baseball: Bows fall in extra innings

Louisiana Tech defeats Hawaii in 10 innings as the Rainbows fall to 1-12 in WAC play.

Ruston, La. - The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team (18-18, 1-12 WAC) fell to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (11-21-1, 4-9) 6-5 in 10 innings in front of a crowd of 407 at J.C. Love Field. Richard Olsen (2-2) got the loss for UH while Matt Varner (2-2) got the win for Louisiana Tech.

Brent Cook led the way for UH, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and one run. Andrew Sansaver added a 1-for-4 performance with one double and two RBI, while Timothy Montgomery went 1-for-4 with a home run.

The Rainbows jumped out early as Sansaver doubled in Brian Finegan and Cook to put UH up 2-0 after one inning. Montgomery would then open up the second inning with a big blast over the right-center wall, putting the Hawai`i's lead to 3-0.

The Bulldogs got a home run of their own in the bottom of the third, cutting the deficit to 3-1. They then scored another run in the bottom of the fifth inning, bringing the lead down to one run.

Kyle Humphreys then put Louisiana Tech in the bottom of the sixth, whacking a three-run homer over the left-center wall, giving the Bulldogs the 5-3 lead.

Cook would then bring back the `Bows as he hit a two-run single that hit first base on the way to the outfield, tying the game at five runs apiece.

The score would stay at 5-5 in the ninth inning, as the Bulldogs threatened with runners at the corners with one out. But Isaac Omura snagged a line drive and flipped it over to first base for the L-4-3 double play, sending the game into extra innings.

But Humphreys would come up big again, driving in the game-winner in the bottom of the tenth to give Louisiana Tech the 6-5 victory.

 


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