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.