The Rainbows of Hawai’i took the rubber game of their three game set against Georgia Southern 2-1 to take the series two games to one. Brian Wilkerson took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the Eagles but gave up two runs in the inning after giving up back to back singles to Justin Frash and Brandon Haislet to set up Kris Sanchez who hit a two run double to drive them in. Sanchez has been on fire early in the season and he continues it with a 1-2 performance tonight.
The Rainbows took Game 2 of the series with Georgia Southern on Friday by a score of 5-3. Mark Rodrigues pitched 5 innings while only allowing one earned run to pick up the victory. Georgia Southern starter Drew Murray pitched the first four innings of the game and gave up all five runs (2 earned) while walking five. The Eagles defense gave him no help by committing four errors in the first three innings. Kris Sanchez of Hawai’i has continued his great start to the season by going 4-4 on Friday to bring his average up to .650. The teams are both back to action on Saturday at 1:05 pm local time.
The Georgia Southern Eagles won a crazy game against Hawai’i on Thursday night by a score of 13-11. Mike Economos led the Eagle offense by going 5-5 with 5 runs scored and drove in five. Justin Fresh led the Rainbow offense by going 3-4 with two RBI’s. There was way too much action in this game and I don’t want to miss any of it so click on the links below.
Georgia Southern Recap
Hawai’i Rainbows Recap
The Georgia Southern Eagles are in Hawaii this weekend to play 3 games against the Warriors of Hawaii. The Eagles will be opening the season with this three game series while Hawaii took two out of three games from Santa Clara. The entire series can be heard for free here.
The Santa Clara Broncos pulled out a victory in the final game of their series with the Hawai’i Warriors. They won 3-2 in a well pitched game by both teams. The Broncos were led by Justin Kuehn who gave up two runs (one earned) in six innings of work. He ended up with a no-decision because Hawai’i starter Matt Daly pitched five innings while letting up one run. He was followed up by Nicholas Rhodes who surrendered two runs in his 2.1 innings of work for the final scoreline of 3-2. Santa Clara closer Jeff Lombard pitched the last 2.1 innings to pick up the victory. It got rocky in the bottom of the ninth with the tying run on third base with two outs but he was able to strike out Eli Christiansen to salvage a game in Hawai’i. Santa Clara was led on offense by Senior catcher Carl Bacon who was able to go 3-4 with 2 RBI’s. Hawai’i was led on offense by a 2-4 2 run score day from Brandon Haislet. Both schools will be back in action next weekend when Santa Clara hosts Utah while Hawai’i continues their homestand by hosting Georgia Southern.
The University of Hawaii Baseball program came up with a solid 8-1 victory on Friday evening over the Santa Clara Broncos. They were led by a great earlt season start by Ian Harrington who gave them 6.2 innings of one run baseball. The Rainbows were led on offense by Kris Sanchez who went 3-4 with two doubles and two runs. Santa Clara starter Matt Wickswat was roughed up in his 2.2 innings of work while giving up five runs while walking four batters. Broncos senior Kevin Drever went 3-4 and scored the only run.
The Santa Clara Broncos are opening the season tonight against the Hawai’i Rainbows. Santa Clara is scheduled to start their ace on Friday night in lefty Matt Wickswat (9-2, 3.54 ERA in 2006) and Hawai’i is planning on countering with senior lefty Ian Harrington.
The Hawaii Rainbows will be starting practice today. Head Coach Mike Trapasso is in a rebuilding mode for this season but they should still be competitive with 3b Justin Frash returning and 9 game winner Ian Harrington. He lost his ace in Steven Wright, Darrell Fisherbaugh who led the team in saves, leadoff hitter Robbie Wilder, cleanup hitter Luis Avila, and fifth hitting Matt Inouye. These are some major losses but Coach Trapasso will be able to recharge the Rainbows batteries this upcoming season. The full article from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin is available here.