Three Hawaii errors led to eight Portland runs over the final two innings as the Pilots shocked Hawaii with a 10-7 come-from-behind victory Saturday afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium.
The Rainbows (6-9) wasted a great outing by freshman Jarrett Arakawa, who allowed four hits and two runs in seven innings.
AJ Bayus, who homered and drove in two runs, had two costly throwing error in the eighth inning to allow Portland (8-5) to take a 7-6 lead.
Hawaii tied it in the bottom of the inning when Breland Almadova scored on an error by the Pilots, who couldn’t come up with a two-out ground ball up the middle by Zack Swasey.
Portland had runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth when Jeff Van Doornum couldn’t scoop a low throw by Matt Harrison at first, allowing both men to score.
Chet Thomson followed with an RBI single to give the Pilots a 10-7 lead.
Kolten Wong, who made his first collegiate start at catcher, finished 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Almadova scored four runs for the Rainbows, who will try to earn a split of the series Sunday at 1:05 p.m.