For the second time in three days, Hawaii mounted a ninth-inning comeback only to strand the tying run on third base.
UH scored four runs in the ninth inning before Brendan Mulligan struck out Kaeo Aliviado to clinch Hofstra’s 6-5 win over Hawaii on Friday night at Les Murakami Stadium.
Aliviado doubled and hit UH’s first home run of the season, but couldn’t connect against Mulligan as the Rainbow Warriors fell to 2-5 overall.
Bonk (1-1) picked up the win for the Pride (2-4), allowing three hits and one run over six innings.
Nine of Hawaii’s 14 runs in the series have come in the seventh inning or later.
Stephen Ventimilia added two doubles and two RBIs and Jonathan Weeks had two hits starting in place of an injured Jacob Sheldon-Collins at short.
Quintin Torres-Costa (0-1) took the loss for UH, allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings with two walks and seven strikeouts.
The series concludes with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.