Hawaii Avenges Baseball Loss to Valparaiso
By Fred Guzman
Instead, the Rainbows have bumbled their way through the opening two games against a mid-major team that rolled into town with a 15-21 record.
To be fair, the Crusaders are on a major roll following a dismal start to their season. But the mistake-prone Rainbows have hardly looked that part of a conference leader preparing for a crucial four-game series next week at WAC rival Fresno State.
UH fell behind big early before rallying for five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning in Thursday’s 8-7 loss.
On Friday, Hawaii overcame six errors by capitalizing on the offensive contributions of Breland Almadova and Kolten Wong in an ugly 9-8 victory at Les Murakami Stadium.
Almadova homered and scored three times while Wong drove in three runs as Hawaii improved its overall record to 22-16.
The series finale is set for tonight, marking the end of a seven-week 27-game homestand for Hawaii before it goes on the road for 12 of its final 16 regular-season games.