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Posted at 10:34 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Hawaii splits baseball doubleheader

By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawai'i was as different as day and night Wednesday.

After watching the Rainbows play their worst game of the season in the afternoon, senior right-hander Justin Costi turned in his best performance of the season to lead the No. 24 Rainbows over Washington, 10-6, in the First Hawai'i Title Rainbow Tournament.

The Rainbows (12-4 overall, 1-1 in the tournament) snapped their first losing streak of the season after losing to Texas-Arlington, 15-9, earlier in the afternoon in a makeup of Tuesday's rainout.

The turnstile count was 915 at Les Murakami Stadium.

The Rainbows plays No.l1 Arkansas at 6:35 Thursday. The Razorbacks will start sophomore sensastion Nick Schmidt against UH ace Stephen Wright. The game will not be on TV or radio because of UH basketball.

Costi (1-0) had his longest stint of the season, going six innings, allowing a run on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Rich Olsen added two innings, allowing a run. Daniel Caldwell made his season debut

Freshman left-hander Adrian Gomez (0-1) was tagged for five runs, six hits and three walks with a strikeout in 3 innings for the Huskies (10-3, 1-1), who had a five-game win streak snapped.

Freshman shortstop Nate Young led the way with three RBIs, going 2 for 3, his first hits of his collegiate career. The Rainbows had 15 hits.