Baseball: Bows win easily, 9-1

Stephan Bryant picked up his fifth victory of the season as Hawaii beats the Bulldogs for the second straight night.

HONOLULU - The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball (22-12, 7-4 WAC) defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (12-28, 3-11) 9-1 in front of a crowd of 2,585 at the Les Murakami Stadium Saturday. Stephen Bryant (5-2) got the win, giving up just one run on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts, while Clayton Meyer (4-4) took the loss for the Bulldogs.

Isaac Omura had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, a run and one RBI. Gregory Kish went 3-for-5 with two runs and one RBI, while Jaziel Mendoza added a 2-for-5 game with a double, two RBI and one run. Andrew Sansaver and Nathan Thurber also had two hits apiece.

The Rainbows got on the board first in the third inning as Rocky Russo and Andrew Sansaver drove in runs on back-to-back sacrifices, making it 2-0. Hawai`i then added two more runs in the fifth on RBI singles by Thurber and Omura, making it 4-0.

The Bulldogs got their lone run in the sixth inning before the 'Bows erupted for three more on back-to-back run-scoring singles by Mendoza and Sansaver and a run by Russo on a wild pitch, making it 7-1.

UH would add runs in the seventh and eighth innings, making the final score 9-1.

The two teams will close the series tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. as Clary Carlsen (6-2) takes the mound for the Rainbows.

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