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USF scores 3 in the ninth to beat Hawaii

Ryan Matranga hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap a three-run rally for San Francisco, which evened the series against Hawaii with a 5-4 win today at Louis Guisto Field in Moraga, Calif.

Hawaii (3-5) led 4-2 with one out in the ninth when the Dons hit back-to-back singles off UH starter Kyle Von Ruden to chase him after 8 1/3 innings.

Casey Ryan (0-1) came on in relief and gave up an infield singled and a four-pitch walk to bring in a run.

Lawrence Chew replaced Ryan and allowed the single to Matranga to give the Dons (1-7) their first win of the season.

Von Ruden allowed four runs — two earned — on seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts in the longest outing of his career.

Alan Baldwin drove in two runs and Alex Fitchett put Hawaii ahead 3-2 in the third inning with an RBI double.

Jacob Sheldon-Collins singled, walked twice and scored two runs and Eric Ramirez was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Hawaii has put one runner on base in all 18 innings of the series.

Left-hander Alex Hatch will get the start for UH on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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