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Rainbows beat Wichita State in 12 innings

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:52 p.m. HST, Mar 30, 2011

Hawaii battled to a 12-inning 8-7 win over Wichita State in a college baseball game Wednesday at Les Murakami Stadium.

The Rainbows scored the winning run, as well as the tying run in the ninth, without a hit.

Kalani Brackenridge drove in the game-winner with a one-out grounder to short with the bases loaded in the 12th, scoring Michael Blake from third.

Lenny Linsky pitched the final 2 2/3 innings for the win.

UH never led until the end of the game. Breland Almadova led the Rainbows' 13-hit attack with three singles. Sean Montplaisir, Zack Swasey and Garrett Champion each drove in two runs.

Preston Springer had three hits for the Shockers.

Hawaii improved to 12-13 with its first win after four losses in a row. Wichita State fell to 17-9.

The four-game series continues with a game at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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