Alan Baldwin singled home the tying run and an error allowed Kekai Rios to cross with the game-winner as Hawaii scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Santa Clara 3-2 tonight at Les Murakami Stadium.
Matt LoCoco went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored for Hawaii (11-13), which had three hits entering the last inning.
Eric Ramirez led off with a base hit but was thrown out at second on Marcus Doi’s bunt attempt. Rios was hit by a pitch with two outs to put runners on first and second for Baldwin, who dumped a single into right-center.
Kert Woods misplayed the ball giving Rios time to score to end it.
Cody Culp (1-1) worked out of a jam in the eighth inning and pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to earn the win.
Alex Hatch pitched a career-high 7 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
Jake Brodt hit a solo homer and Tyler Meditz went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and run scored for the Broncos (9-12).