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Hawaii evens baseball series against UC Santa Barbara

By Star-Advertiser staff


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.

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