Andrew Sansaver came up with the big bat for the 'Bows, going 2-for-4 with one RBI. Rocky Russo went 1-for-3 with a double, one RBI and a run while Gregory Kish went 1-for-3 with one RBI and a run, extending his hitting streak to nine games.
Hawai`i opened the scoring in the top of the first inning as Mendoza, Russo and Sansaver drove in a run each to take an early 3-0 lead.
Kish then hit a run-scoring single in the top of the second, making it 4-0. Rice was able to get on the board in the bottom half of the inning, as Matt Moake hit a RBI-single to cut the defecit to 4-1.
The Rainbows got another run, driven in by Creighton Kahoalii, in the top of the sixth before the Owls picked up two in the bottom of the inning, making it a 5-3 ballgame.
Fisherbaugh then came in and effectively shut down the Owl offense as Sansaver, fittingly, recorded the final out, unassisted, to clinch the victory.
The Rainbows will take a few days off before heading East to Ruston, La., for a three-game series with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, starting Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. CST.