Posted at 4:14 p.m., Sunday, March 12, 2006
UH tops W. Illinois, 11-1, in baseball
Advertiser StaffFreshman right-hander Matt Daly pitched two-hit ball over six innings to help Hawai'i beat Western Illinois, 11-1, Sunday in a game cut short in the bottom of the seventh because of the 10-run differential mercy rule.
A Les Murakami Stadium crowd of 873 saw the Rainbows (17-6) win their fourth in a row in the five-game series, which ends with a 6:35 p.m. game Monday.
Daly (3-0) allowed an unearned run and walked three with four strikeouts. Keahi Rawlins allowed a walk in a scoreless seventh inning for UH. Aaron Madell (0-3) allowed five runs (four earned) in four innings for the Leathernecks (2-13), losers of 13 in a row.
Joe Spiers and Justin Frash each had three RBIs to lead the Rainbows. Frash's two-run single in a three-run seventh accounted for the 10-run differential that ended the game.
Hawai'i coach Mike Trapasso said the mercy rule was mutually agreed upon between the teams before the series started because of the unusual length of the series.