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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 3:11 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2007

UH baseball season ends with 8-6 loss to Nevada

Advertiser Staff

RENO, Nev. — Chris Siewert's RBI single drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning to lead second-seeded Nevada over Hawai'i, 8-6, today to eliminate the fifth-seeded Rainbows from the Western Athletic Conference baseball tournament today at Peccole Park.

The Rainbows end their season at 34-25; they were 2-6 against Nevada (34-25) this season.

In the top of the 10th, Nick Sansone led off by getting hit by a pitch from Jayson (3-4) who was then lifted for Tyler Davis. David Ciarlo's single to center sent Sansone to third. Chris Siewert's single to left scored Sansone and moved Ciarlo to second. Jason Sadoin reached on a bunt fielder's choice in which the runner was forced a third. With runners at first and second, Davis was lifted for the left-handed Nick Rhodes to face the left-handed hitting Jason Rodriguez, who singled home a run to make it 8-6.

The Rainbows got two on in the bottom of the 11th, but the game ended when Derek DuPree grounded into a game-ending double play.

Matt Renfree (5-0) pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing a two-run home run to Landon Hernadez that tied the game at 6 in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings.

Kramer went 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and five hits in relief of starter Matt Daly.

A fielding error aided in three-run inning for Nevada and a base-running mistake cost UH a run in its four-run sixth.

Kyle Howe gave up four runs (three earned), six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings.

UH starter Daly lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) and seven hits.

The Wolf Pack scored two unearned runs in a three-run second. Baker Krukow and Terry Walsh singled and both advanced on Matt Suleski's sacrifice. David Ciarlo hit a grounder to third baseman Justin Frash, who appeared to have a play at the plate, but instead threw wildly to first, allowing both runners to score. Ciarlo took second on the play. Ciarlo stole third and scored on Chris Siewert's sacrifice fly to right to make it 3-0.

Nevada chased Daly in the third when it loaded the bases on three successive singles — after a double play to get a runner at home and the batter out — Walsh followed with a two-run single to make it 5-0. Daly was pulled for Jayson Kramer.

Nevada added a run in the fifth when Baker Krukow singled to right and scored on Walsh's triple to right-center to make it 6-0. On Krukow's ground singel into the hole, UH second baseman Jon Hee apparently subluxed his left shoulder and left the game. Right fielder Macdonald moved to second Matt Roquemore went into right.

The Rainbows sent nine batters to the plate in a four-run sixth on RBI singles by Frash and Brandon Haislet and two-run single by Macdonald to pull to 6-4.

The Rainbows tied it in the bottom of the ninth on a two-run home run by Landon Hernandez off Matt Renfree. It was his second homer in as many games.