Tyler Brashears struck out a career-high nine in eight strong innings and Chayce Ka’aua and Jacob Sheldon-Collins each had three hits in Hawaii’s 11-3 win over UC Davis on Friday night at Les Murakami Stadium.
Brashears (4-3) allowed one run on seven hits to pick up the victory for the Rainbow Warriors (11-19, 2-3) Big West), who can get to .500 in conference play with a win over the Aggies (18-9-1, 3-2) on Saturday night.
Ka’aua and Sheldon-Collins, the Nos. 8 and 9 hitters in the UH lineup, are a combined 8-for-14 in the series with seven runs scored and five RBIs.
Ka’aua opened the game with a three-run double in the second inning and scored two runs while Sheldon-Collins finished 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs.
Kaeo Aliviado singled and drove in two runs to give him six RBIs in the series and J.J. Kitaoka singled and scored twice.
Hawaii is now 6-2 against UC Davis in Big West play since joining the conference in 2013.
UH meets UC Davis in the final game of the series that counts toward the conference standings on Saturday night. The two teams will also play a day game Sunday that is considered a nonconference game.