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Hawaii breaks out against No. 16 Oregon in big way

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    Hawaii's Jacob Sheldon-Collins lays down a bunt to advance the runner in the first inning of the Oregon vs. Hawaii baseball game at Les Murakami Stadium.

Hawaii tagged Oregon starter Trent Paddon for seven runs in an inning of work and third baseman Alex Sawelson went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to help Hawaii snap a 13-game losing skid against No. 16 Oregon with a 10-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium.

Eric Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs and Jordan Richartz was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Hawaii (1-2), which hadn’t beaten a George Horton-coached Ducks team by more than three runs in 23 previous meetings.

L.J. Brewster (1-0) picked up the win in his first collegiate start, allowing one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. 

UH sent nine batters to the plate in each of the first two innings to take an 8-0 lead off three different Oregon pitchers. 

Sawelson, Ramirez and Richartz did most of the damage, combing to go 6-for-6 with seven RBIs in the first two innings.

Chayce Ka’aua added a two-run double in the sixth to make it 10-1. Oregon gave up 10 runs only once all of last season.

Cody Culp worked the final 3 2/3 innings to earn the save.

The four-game series concludes on Monday at 1:05 p.m.

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