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Long Beach State edges Hawaii with run in ninth


    Hawaii infielder Ethan Lopez (9) beats the throw to Long Beach State catcher Eric Hutting to score during the sixth inning today at Les Murakami Stadium.


    Hawaii first baseman Eric Ramirez connects for a double during the seventh inning of a game against the Long Beach State Dirtbags today at Les Murakami Stadium.

Domenic Colacchio led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit double and pinch runner Zack Rivera scored on a sacrifice fly to give Long Beach State the series win with a 4-3 victory over Hawaii today at Les Murakami Stadium.

Austin McGeorge (1-0) worked out of a jam in the seventh inning and held Hawaii (19-25, 8-10 Big West) scoreless over the final four innings to earn the win for the Dirtbags (28-18, 11-7), who jumped to second place in the conference.

Brendan Hornung scattered 13 hits over eight innings with no walks and six strikeouts but didn’t factor into the decision.

Lawrence Chew (0-4) gave up the run in the ninth inning to take the loss.

Hawaii trailed 3-0 in the sixth inning when the first four batters reached base.

Marcus Doi’s RBI triple followed Eric Ramirez’s leadoff double for the first run and Doi scored on a single by Ethan Lopez, who has a 10-game hitting streak.

Lopez scored from third on a groundout to first when he beat the throw from Daniel Jackson to tie the game.

Hawaii had runners on second and third with one out in the seventh inning but couldn’t take the lead.

McGeorge got Ramirez to ground out to first with the tying run on second base to end it.

Up next for UH is a three-game series against UC Riverside starting Friday.

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