Cal State Northridge weathered a five-homer outburst from Hawaii for an 8-7 baseball victory at Matador Field.
Josh Rojas hit two home runs and Dustin Demeter, Adam Fogel and Eric Ramirez added one apiece for the Rainbow Warriors, who dropped the opener of this three-game Big West series.
The ”Bows fell to 22-16 overall and 4-6 in the Big West. The Matadors won their fifth in a row to improve to 21-22 and 8-5.
UH starting pitcher Brendan Hornung exited with 5-4 lead after five innings. But the Matadors hit two homers in a three-run sixth against Colin Ashworth to take a 7-5 lead they would not relinquish.
Saturday’s game starts at 10 a.m. Hawaii time.