Baseball: Bows swept by Nevada
RENO, Nev. - The Unversity of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team (26-23, 7-17 WAC) fell to the Nevada Wolf Pack (27-19, 15-5 WAC) 13-8 in front of a crowd of 1,819 at Peccole Park Friday. Keahi Rawlins (4-4) took the loss for UH while Bryan Johnson (2-0) got the win for Nevada. Zachary Basch worked 2.2 scoreless innings to pick up a save for the Wolf Pack. Matthew Inouye led the way for UH, going 3-for-5 with four RBI, one double and one run. Andrew Sansaver also had a great day, going 4-for-5 with one RBI, one double and two runs. Brent Cook added a 2-for-5 performance with two RBI and one run while Brian Finegan went 2-for-5 with two runs. Isaac Omura and Brian Bock both came up with 2-for-4 games for the Rainbows. The Rainbows jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Inouye hit a two-run single to left field. But Nevada would come right back in the bottom of the third when Taylor Pullins hit a two-run home run over the left field fence, tying the score at 2-2. The Wolf Pack would get another home run, a solo shot by Chris Gimenez, giving them a 3-2 lead. But Hawai`i would respond with a big inning in the fifth. Sansaver started the scoring off with a RBI-double. Cook then hit a two-run double up the middle before Inouye and Bock drove in a run each, capping a five-run fifth to give UH the 7-3 lead. Gimenez would add another homer, this time a two-run shot, in the bottom half of the inning, cutting the deficit to two runs at 7-5. The Wolf Pack then had a huge six-run inning, highlighted by Gimenez's third home run of the game, putting Nevada up 11-7. Inouye would drive in another run in the seventh, cutting the deficit to 11-8. Nevada would then add two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth, making the final score 13-8. Nevada defeated Hawaii, 3-1 on Friday and 10-5 on Saturday. The Rainbows will now head home for their final home series against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on May 9, 10 and 11.
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