Baseball: Bows swat Hornets, 5-4

Ricky Bauer pitches four scoreless innings of relief and Hawaii comes from behind for a 5-4 victory over Sacramento State.

HONOLULU - The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team (20-12) defeated the Sacramento State Hornets (20-20) 5-4 in front of a crowd of 2,069 at the Les Murakami Stadium Wednesday. Ricky Bauer (6-2) got the win, giving up no runs on just one hit while striking out three in 4.0 innings of relief. Warren Rosebrock (4-5) took the loss for the Hornets.

Daniel Magana led the way for the `Bows, going 2-for-4 with a run and the game-winning RBI. Isaac Omura added a 2-for-4 game with one RBI while Gregory Kish also went 2-for-4 on the game.

The Hornets came up with two runs in the top of the third off a triple by Brian Blauser. But Hawai`i came right back as Brian Finegan singled in Magana and Matthew Inouye sacrifice flied in Finegan to tie it up at 2-2.

Sacramento State had another big inning in the sixth, scoring two runs to go up 4-2. The Rainbows cut it down to a one-run deficit in the bottom of the sixth on a single by Omura that brought in Creighton Kahoalii.

From there Bauer took over as he retired the final 10 batters he faced to hold off the Hornets. UH then got their shot to take the lead in the eighth inning as Jaziel Mendoza led off with a double to right field. Andrew Sansaver drove him in before Magana singled to left field to take the game 5-4.

The 'Bows get the rest of the week off before the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head to Honolulu for a three-game WAC series at the Les Murakami Stadium.

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