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    UH shortstop Trevor Podratz bobbles the throw in their game allowing Rice Owls' Ford Stainback to steal second base in their game at Les Murakami Stadium.

Hawaii matched its longest losing streak in 11 years under coach Mike Trapasso as John Simms and Blake Fox combined on a seven-hit shutout in No. 13 Rice’s 5-0 victory Monday night at Les Murakami Stadium.

Hawaii finished 2-for-37 with runners in scoring position against the Owls (6-2).

Freshman Quintin Torres-Costa became UH’s first pitcher under Trapasso to also bat and recorded the Rainbows’ first hit of the game in the third.

UH played without a designated hitter.

Torres-Costa dropped to 0-2 on the season, allowing three runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings with three walks and four strikeouts.

Simms (3-0) allowed five hits and no walks with three strikeouts to earn the win.

Michael Aquino finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs to lead Rice.

Hawaii hits the road for the UNLV Rebel Classic in Las Vegas. UH opens the five-game-tournament against LMU on Thursday at 2 p.m. Hawaii time.

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