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Hawaii baseball: Early bullpen appearance yields career day for Cade Smith as ‘Bows clinch series in dramatic fashion

By Jonathan Chen on March 7, 2020

Needing just one game to clinch a series win over the Oregon Ducks, Game 3 began disastrously for the Hawaii baseball team. In relief of a starting pitcher who couldn’t hit the strike zone, junior Cade Smith was called into duty early in the 7-6 walk-off victory for the Rainbow Warriors (11-5) on Saturday night. “Obviously I wasn’t expecting to go in in the first,” Smith said. “It was just all about giving the team the best chance to win. […]

NCAA baseball: Oregon vs. Hawaii, Game 3

By Stephen Tsai on March 7, 2020

On another crazy night in windy Manoa, the Rainbow Warriors overcame a 5-0 deficit, gave up the lead, and then came back to beat Oregon, 7-6, on a sprint-off error. > Brandon Ross had the worst start of his UH career, failing to retire the four batters he faced while hitting the strike zone on only three of 16 pitches. But the ‘Bows were able to quell that jam behind Cade Smith, who pitched six gritty innings, striking out a […]

Hawaii baseball: Aaron Davenport, Bows’ bats ignite to take 2-game series lead against Oregon

By Jonathan Chen on March 7, 2020

A perfect storm of dominant pitching and active bats put the Hawaii baseball team over the Oregon Ducks in Game 2 of the nonconference series at Les Murakami Stadium on Friday night. The Rainbow Warriors scored 13 runs on 15 hits, both season highs. Starting pitcher Aaron Davenport capitalized on the offensive fireworks, working through seven dominant innings on the mound to pick up the 13-5 win, his fourth of the season. “It was good,” Davenport said of his performance. […]

NCAA baseball: Oregon vs. Hawaii Game 2

By Stephen Tsai on March 6, 2020

In the biggest output of the baseball season, Hawaii pounds Oregon, 13-5, to take a 2-0 lead in this four-game series. Of note: > Aaron Davenport is proving to be the ‘Bows’ best starting pitcher. He allowed two runs while striking out nine in seven innings. The two runs he yielded in the third? It could be from the rust he accumulated during the ‘Bows’ six-run second that took 28 minutes. > Scotty Scott and Kole Kaler are a dynamic […]

Hawaii baseball: Rainbow Warriors hang tough against Oregon, rewarded with big sixth-inning explosion

By Jonathan Chen on March 5, 2020

After trailing for five inning with no real sense of offensive production, the Hawaii baseball team came roaring back with a sixth-inning offensive eruption to take down the Oregon Ducks 6-4. Three Rainbow Warriors picked up RBIs in the three-hit and five-run inning, giving the ‘Bows (9-5) their first lead of the series. Hawaii would go on to hold on to the lead with a five-pitcher relay, capped off by a dominant relief performance by Jeremy Wu-Yelland. The junior lefty […]

NCAA baseball: Oregon vs. Hawaii Game 1

By Stephen Tsai on March 5, 2020

FINAL: It was a challenge early, but the Hawaii baseball team surged to a 6-4 victory over Oregon in tonight’s opener of a four-game series. Of note: > The ‘Bows were down 4-1 after five innings before rallying for five runs in the sixth. They did it against an Oregon bullpen that entered with a combined 2.14 ERA. > Shortstop Kole Kaler did two good things in that inning. He singled up the middle to drive in the tying and […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii-BYU volleyball showdown; final week of basketball regular seasons; baseball hosts Oregon

By Brian McInnis on March 2, 2020

The Stan Sheriff Center is a great place to be this week. From Wednesday through Saturday, there’s a meaningful being game played in the SSC, with the long-awaited men’s volleyball matchup of No. 1 Hawaii vs. No. 2 BYU anchoring things on Thursday and Friday. The biggest matches here since UH-Long Beach State in last year’s Big West tournament final could very well serve as a national championship preview. It’s also senior week for the Rainbow Wahine basketball team, which […]

Hawaii baseball: Rainbow Warriors denied series win at Vanderbilt on walk-off home run

By Warrior World on March 1, 2020

The following appeared on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s breaking news: Isaiah Thomas blasted a two-out, three-run homer in the 11th inning to lift second-ranked Vanderbilt to today’s 7-5 baseball victory over Hawaii at Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tenn. The Rainbow Warriors were poised for the upset after tying it at 3-all on Matt Wong’s solo homer in the seventh, and scoring two runs in the top of the 11th. #HawaiiBSB takes a 4-3 lead on No. 2 Vanderbilt on a […]