comscore Wong's walk-off homer sends Rainbows to victory | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Wong’s walk-off homer sends Rainbows to victory


Kolten Wong hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Hawaii a 6-5 victory over Portland on Sunday afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium.

Wong picked the perfect time to hit his first two homers of the season, hitting a two-run shot in the eighth to tie the game at 5-5.

Hawaii starter Jesse Moore allowed three hits through the first seven innings. He allowed singles to the first two hitters in the eighth and Portland’s Matt Mardesich hit a three-run double off of Alex Capaul to give the Pilots a 5-3 lead.

Portland (8-6) loaded the bases in the ninth, but Zach Gallagher worked out of the jam without giving up a run.

Gallagher (2-0) threw two hitless innings to earn the win. Scott Burris gave up the home run to Wong to drop to 0-1.

Jeff Van Doornum hit a solo home run and Breland Alamadova doubled and scored twice for UH.

Hawaii (7-9) continues its seven-week homestand with the first of four games against Centenary on Friday.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up