Baseball: Bows tame Tigers, 12-10

Hawaii hits three homeruns and hangs on for the 12-10 non-conference win at Stockton.

STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team (31-21) hung on to beat the Pacific Tigers (20-34) 12-10 in front of a crowd of 141 at Billy Hebert Field Tuesday. Guy McDowell (4-1) gave up just one hit while striking out four to get the win while Pacific's Eric Stolp (2-8) took the loss.

Andrew Sansaver led the way for UH, going 2-for-3 with four RBI and one home run. Daniel Magana also added a homer, going 2-for-5 on the game, as did Isaac Omura, blasting a two-run homer. Jaziel Mendoza went 2-for-4 on the day with two RBI and one run while Brian Finegan was 2-for-4 with two runs and a triple.

The 'Bows broke out with a big first inning, starting with a triple to third by Finegan. Kish then drove in Finegan before Russo brought him in on a sacrifice fly. Omura then added two more runs on his fourth homer of the year, making it 5-0 Rainbows.

The Tigers got a run in the bottom of the inning to cut it to 5-1 before Mendoza drove in another run, pushing the Hawai`i lead to 6-1.

Sansaver then padded the UH lead in the top of the fourth, blasting his third home run of the season, a three-run shot over the rightfield wall, making it 9-1.

Hawai`i would then add two runs in the fifth before the Tigers finally came back with a three-run bottom half of the inning, cutting the deficit to 11-4.

Magana then hit his first home run in 93 games, a solo shot to left field, to push the UH lead to 12-4.

Pacific made it interesting in the bottom of the ninth, scoring six runs and leaving two runners on base, before falling by the final of 12-10.

Hawai`i will now head to San Jose, Calif., for their season-ending three-game series at San Jose State, running from May 28-30.

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