Tyler Brashears, the reigning Big West Conference pitcher of the week, extended his scoreless innings streak to 21 and Quintin Torres-Costa picked up another save in Hawaii’s 1-0 win over Long Beach State on Saturday afternoon at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif.
Brashears (7-4) allowed four hits over eight innings with two walks and three strikeouts to win his third straight start for Hawaii (17-26, 8-9), which moved into a tie for fifth place in the BWC with the Dirtbags (23-19, 8-9).
Torres-Costa, who threw 36 pitches in Friday’s win, gave up a leadoff single in the ninth before a double play and a fly out ended it.
Chayce Ka’aua hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Alex Sawelson, who led off the fourth inning with a double, for the only run of the game. Hawaii won a 1-0 game for the third straight week.
LBSU freshman Chris Mathewson (5-4), who had won the previous two Big West weekly pitching honors before Brashears, allowed one run on six hits in eight innings with one walk and eight strikeouts in the loss.
Jacob Sheldon-Collins went 3-for-4 with a double and Ka’aua finished 1-for-2 with a double.
Hawaii clinched its first road series win in conference since the first three conference games of 2014 against UC Santa Barbara.
The series finale is 10 a.m. on Sunday.