By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer
Hawaii rallied for four runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat UCLA, 9-8, last night in a college baseball game at Rainbow Stadium.
A solo homer to left by Chad Boudon ignited the inning that also featured an RBI single by Derek Honma and a two-run double by Patrick Scalabrini off reliever Chris Cordeiro (0-1).
Aaron Pribble (2-0) pitched one inning for the Rainbows (3-1). Brian Lee got the final two outs for the save. The Bruins dropped to 0-2.
The Rainbow comeback began in the seventh. Honma walked and took second on Matthew Purtells sacrifice. Honma then scored the tying run on Scalabrinis chop single to left and took second on the throw to the plate.
Scalabrini then scored on Gregg Omoris single to center to put UH up 5-4 and chase Kevin Jerkens for Paul Diaz. After Omori was caught stealing second for the second out, Kimura popped out to first to end the inning.
But UHs 5-4 lead was short-lived. The Bruins tied the game on a wild pitch and broke the tie on Adam Berrys three-run home run over the original left field wall to put UCLA ahead 8-5.
UCLA scored twice off UH starter Jeff Coleman in the top of the first inning. Ryan Rasmussen grounded a double to left, Ben Francisco walked and Brian Baron grounded a single to right to load the bases. Randall Shelley and Eric Reece followed with successive sacrifice flies.
The Rainbows scored a run in the fourth, but were denied more. Boudon led off with a bloop double to right, took third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch.
Brian Bock walked and took third on Tim Montgomerys hit-and-run single to left. But on the play, left fielder Berry made a strong throw to second baseman Rasmussen to catch Montgomery trying to stretch his hit into a double.
Josh Karp then struck out Cortland Wilson and got Honma to ground out to second to end the inning.
The Bruins chased Coleman in the sixth, when Baron doubled, Shelley walked and Reece singled to load the bases. Chris Quiroz came in for Coleman and struck out Josh Arhart.
Matt Pearl then hit a grounder to third baseman Scalabrini for a force play at second (with Baron scoring), but second baseman Omoris relay to first was a little wide, allowing Shelley to score on the error to make it 4-1.
The Rainbows scored twice in the sixth to chase Karp. Danny Kimura singled to lead off, stole second and took third on a wild pitch. Boudon followed with a walk before Jerkens replaced Karp.
Boudon then stole second, but catcher Arharts throw was wild, allowing Kimura to score and Boudon to take third. Bock then reached on third baseman Shelleys fielding error, allowing Boudon to score to make it 4-3.
Tonight-UCLA, 6:35 p.m. Tomorrow-UCLA, 12:05 p.m. 9-Louisville, 6:35 p.m. 10-Louisville, 1:05 p.m. 11-2:05 p.m. 15-*Nevada, 6:35 p.m. 16-*Nevada, 6:35 p.m. 17-*Nevada, 1:05 p.m. 21-at Sacramento State, noon. 24-at *Fresno State, 5 p.m. 25-at *Fresno State, 11 a.m. 26-at *Fresno State, 5 p.m.
8-*Rice, 6:35 p.m. 9-*Rice, 6:35 p.m. 10-*Rice, 1:05 p.m. 17-*Texas Christian, 12:05 p.m. 17-*Texas Christian, 2:05 p.m. 18-*Texas Christian, 6:35 p.m. 23-*San Jose State, 6:35 p.m. 24-*San Jose State, 2:05 p.m. 25-*San Jose State, 2:05 p.m. Rainbow Easter Baseball Tournamnt: 26-Wichita State vs. UC Santa Barbara, 9 a.m.; Lewis-Clark State vs. Hawaii Pacific, noon; Hawaii Pacific vs. Kita-Kyushu, 3 p.m.; Centenary vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. 27-Wichita State vs. Hawaii Pacific, 9 a.m.; Kita-Kyushu vs. Wichita State, noon; Centenary vs. Lewis-Clark State, 3 p.m.; UC Santa Barbara vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. 28-Kita-Kyushu vs. Centenary, 9 a.m.; Centenary vs. UC Santa Barbara, noon; Lewis-Clark State vs. Hawaii Pacific, 3 p.m.; Wichita State vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. 29-UC Santa Barbara vs. Hawaii Pacific, 9 a.m.; Lewis-Clark State vs. Wichita State, noon; Centenary vs. Hawaii, 3 p.m.; Kita-Kyushu vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m.. 30-Hawaii Pacific vs. Centenary, 9 a.m.; Wichita State vs. UC Santa Barbara, noon; UC Santa Barbara vs. Kita-Kyushu, 3 p.m.; Lewis-Clark State vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. 31-Centenary vs. Wichita State, 9 a.m.; Kita-Kyushu vs. Lewis-Clark State, noon; Lewis-Clark State vs. UC Santa Barbara, 3 p.m.; Hawaii Pacific vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m.
Easter Tournament (continue) 1-White Division semifinal #3 seed vs. #2 seed, 9 a.m.; White Division championship, #2/#3 seed winner vs. #1 seed, noon; Green Division consolation, #4 seed vs. #3 seed, 3 p.m.; Green Division championship, #2 seed vs. #1 seed, 6:30 p.m.
7-*Fresno State, 12:05 p.m. 8-*Fresno State, 2:05 p.m. 9-*Fresno State, 6:35 p.m. 14-at *Texas Christian, 8:05 a.m. 15-at *Texas Christian, 8:05 a.m. 16-at *Texas Christian, 10:35 a.m. 19-at *Rice, 2 p.m. 20-at *Rice, 2 p.m. 21-at *Rice, 8 a.m. 27-Oregon State, 6:35 p.m. 28-Oregon State, 6:35 p.m. 29-Oregon State, 2:05 p.m.
3-at *Nevada, 10 a.m. 4-at *Nevada, 9 a.m. 5-at *Nevada, 9 a.m. 11-at *UH-Hilo, 6 p.m. 12-at *UH-Hilo, 1 p.m. 13-vs. *UH-Hilo at Kailua-Kona, 1 p.m. 17-*UH-Hilo, 6:35 p.m. 18-*UH-Hilo, 6:35 p.m. 19-*UH-Hilo, 2:05 p.m. 25-27-NCAA Regionals, TBA.
1-3-NCAA Super Regionals, TBA. 8-16-College World Series, Omaha, Neb.
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