Baseball: Bows rally past Dons, 6-5

Hawaii scored four runs in the seventh inning to rally past the University of San Francisco in a non-conference game on the mainland.

SAN FRANCISCO - The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team (23-13) defeated the San Francisco Dons (19-22) 6-5 in front of a crowd of 275 at Benedetti Diamond Wednesday. Keahi Rawlins (2-2) pitched 2.1 innings without an earned run to get the win. Ricky Bauer got his first save of the year while T.J. Franco (5-4) took the loss for USF.

Matthew Inouye led the way for the 'Bows, going 2-for-3 with two RBI and his WAC-leading 17th double. Brian Finegan added a 2-for-5 game with one run, a double and one RBI. Daniel Magana went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run.

The `Bows got on the board in the top of the first as Finegan scored on a USF balk, giving them a brief 1-0 lead. But the Dons came right back with a run in the bottom of the first and three more in the third, taking a 4-1 lead.

UH got back one run in the top of the sixth as Inouye hit a RBI-single to left field, scoring Gregory Kish to cut it down to a 4-2 game. The Dons quickly made the run back up in the bottom of the inning, scoring an unearned run to push the lead back up to 5-2.

Hawai`i then was able to do their damage in the top of the seventh as Magana hit a two-run single before things got a little strange. Magana got to third on an error by the Dons before scoring on another error to tie the game at 5-5. Inouye then came in with a big RBI-double to give the Rainbows the 6-5 lead.

That would be enough as Darrell Fisherbaugh killed a USF rally in the eighth and Bauer came in to strikeout the final batter and preserve the win.

The 'Bows will now head to Fresno for a three-game series with Fresno State starting Friday, April 23.


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