POSTED: 9:00 p.m. HST, Mar 29, 2013
Conner George had three hits and Pi'ikea Kitamura and Kaeo Aliviado each drove in two runs as Hawaii evened its series against UC Santa Barbara with a 6-2 win on Friday night at Les Murakami Stadium.
Corey MacDonald (3-2) pitched his second complete game and won for the third time in his last four starts for the Rainbows (6-17, 1-1 Big West), who can win their first conference series with a victory on Saturday night against the Gauchos (13-11, 1-1).
Kitamura extended his hitting streak to seven games with a two-run double in the seventh as Hawaii scored six unanswered runs after trailing 2-0.
Austin Wobrock went 2-for-3 with two runs and Stephen Ventimilia singled and scored twice for Hawaii.
MacDonald allowed two runs on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
Justin Jacome (2-2) took the loss for UCSB, giving up three runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings with two walks and six strikeouts.
Reigning Big West pitcher of the week Matt Cooper (2-2, 1.53 ERA) will start on Saturday for the Rainbows.