An ensemble pitching effort helped the Hawaii baseball team assemble a 5-2 victory over San Diego today at Fowler Park in San Diego.
In a “staff” effort, in which it was predetermined the Rainbow Warriors would use several pitchers, nine hurlers gave up a combined 11 hits to the Toreros. But the ’Bows turned four double plays. After Colin Ashworth yielded two hits, including a solo homer in the ninth, Dylan Thomas was summoned for the final out.
Shortstop Maaki Yamazaki scored two runs on Ethan Lopez’s RBI single in the opening inning and sacrifice fly in the third. In the sixth, the ’Bows manufactured their third run when Daylen Calicdan was hit by a pitch, went to second on Dallas Duarte’s groundout, scooted to third in a wild pitch, and scored on Jack Kennelly’s single to left.
They added two runs in the ninth on a bases-loaded passed ball and Kennelly’s sacrifice fly.
By winning the opener of an eight-game, 13-day trip, the ’Bows improved to 17-20. The Toreros fells to 25-17.
The ’Bows resume Big West play with Friday’s first of three games against Cal State Northridge.