Baseball: Bows win in extra innings

Hawaii defeats San Jose State, 7-6 in 11 innings for their 30th win of the season.

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team (30-25, 11-18 WAC) defeated the San Jose State Spartans (24-32, 9-19 WAC) 7-6 in 11 innings in front of a crowd of 564 at the San Jose Municipal Stadium Saturday. Clary Carlsen (4-3) pitched 4.2 innings in relief for his second win in two days. Jose Amaya (4-6) took the loss for San Jose State.

Brian Bock led the way for the 'Bows, going 2-for-5 with three RBI and a double.

The Rainbows jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run double by Bock. San Jose State would come back to score one run in the fourth and two more in the fifth, giving the Spartans a 3-2 lead after five innings.

Hawai`i would quickly come back to tie the game in the top of the sixth, as Joshua Green sacraficed in Matthew Inouye.

San Jose State would again take the lead in the seventh with two runs, but UH would add two more as Bock and Green would drive in a run each, tying the game at five.

Neither team would score in the ninth inning, sending the game into extra innings. In the 11th inning, the Rainbows would pick up two runs when Brent Cook reached on an error, scoring Schafer Magana and Arthur Guillen drove in Cook.

Kevin Frandson would hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th, but Carlsen would get the final Spartan out 5-to-3, ending the game 7-6.

The two teams will close out their respective seasons tomorrow with a 9 a.m. Hawaii start time. Note that gametime has changed to accommodate UH's travel plans. Keahi Rawlins will start tomorrow against San Jose State's Frank Esposito.

The game can be heard live on KKEA 1420 AM or on the internet at: www.kkea1420am.com


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