Baseball: Another disappointing loss for the Bows

Hawaii falls into a tie for third in the WAC standings after a 8-4 loss at the hands of Fresno State.

HONOLULU - The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team (29-19, 12-11 WAC) fell to the Fresno State Bulldogs (24-28, 12-11) 8-4 in front of a crowd of 3,156 at the Les Murakami Stadium Friday. Stephen Bryant (7-4) got the loss for the 'Bows while Brandon Miller (5-3) took the win. Michael Cooper also picked up his second save for the Bulldogs.

Isaac Omura again carried the big bat for the Rainbows, going 2-for-4 with a home run. Andrew Sansaver added a 2-for-4 game while Matthew Inouye and Joshua Green both went 1-for-3 with a run. Fresno State jumped out to a big lead early on, scoring one in the first before Nick Moresi hit a three-run home run in the second to make it 4-0.

Hawai`i came back adding a run in the second, scored by Rocky Russo and another in the third, scored by Inouye, to cut the deficit to 4-2 after three.

But the Bulldogs just kept it going, adding two in the fourth, one in the sixth and one more in the ninth to make it eight runs on the game. The Rainbows mounted a small comeback in the bottom of the ninth as Omura smacked his second homer of the season and Green scored on a single by Brian Finegan. But it wasn't enough as the Rainbows went down by the final of 8-4.

The two teams will close out their series tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. The game will also be the last home game for UH's seven seniors, Chuck Withers, Creighton Kahoalii, Jaziel Mendoza, Green, Sansaver, Finegan and tomorrow's starter, Clary Carlsen (6-6).

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