Jack Zoellner’s three-run homer in the fifth inning wrapped up the series for New Mexico, which ended its trip to the islands with a 7-1 win over Hawaii on Monday night at Les Murakami Stadium.
Zoellner, who reached base in 16 of 23 plate appearances against UH, blasted the fifth homer of the series for the Lobos (3-1), who recorded double-digit hits in all four games.
Alex Hatch allowed six runs on eight hits with two walks and five strikeouts to take the loss in his first start for the Rainbow Warriors (2-4).
New Mexico starter James Harrington worked a career-high seven innings and gave up the one run on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Opponents batted .364 in 25 1/3 innings against Harrington last year when he was a freshman.
Eric Ramirez singled home Jacob Sheldon-Collins, who was 2-for-5 with a double, for UH’s only run over the final two games of the series.
Ramirez finished 2-for-4 and Alan Baldwin singled twice. Johnny Weeks and Kekai Rios singled in the ninth to give UH eight hits in the game.
Hawaii was 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
Up next for Hawaii is a three-game series on the road against San Francisco starting Friday.