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Rainbows earn doubleheader split at New Mexico State


Kolten Wong batted 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs and Collin Bennett finished the day 5-for-6 with three doubles as Hawaii defeated New Mexico State 14-4 to earn a doubleheader split on Thursday at Presley Askew Field in Las Cruces, N.M.

Tanner Waite hit a two-run homer, Zachary Voight added a solo shot and Wesley Starkes went 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs as the Aggies won the opener 14-5.

Hawaii (31-22, 16-6 Western Athletic Conference) can earn a share of the regular-season WAC championship with a win in either of its last two games.

The Aggies lost Game 2 by 10 runs despite outhitting the Rainbows 16-14.

Blair Walters (7-2) pitched five shutout innings, allowing seven hits and one walk with five strikeouts, in relief of starter Jarrett Arakawa in Game 2.

Matt Sisto (4-5) took the loss in the first game, allowing seven runs on six hits in 1 2/3 innings.

The series continues with a game on Friday at 2:05 p.m.

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