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Nevada routs Rainbow Warriors


    Hawaii’s Josh Rojas stole second base, beating the throw to Nevada infielder Justin Bridgman during the eighth inning.

On April Fool’s night, the University of Hawaii baseball team could not produce a comeback trick.

After the Rainbow Warriors tied it at 2 in the seventh, Nevada responded with three runs in the eighth and four more in the ninth en route to a 9-2 rout tonight at Les Murakami Stadium.

Designated hitter Mike Echavia, who redshirted with UH in 2014 before transferring, had the key eighth-inning double that brought home two runs. Echavia was 4-for-5 with three RBIs.

The outcome ended the ’Bows’ seven-game winning streak and dropped their record to 17-9.

Matt Richardson, who relieved Jackson Rees at the start of the eighth, suffered the loss.

The teams meet Sunday at 1 p.m. in the finale of this four-game series.

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