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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rainbows outlast San Jose State to take WAC baseball series

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i scored six runs in the top of the 11th inning and then held off San Jose State, 17-14, today to take the Western Athletic Conference series, 3-1, at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif.

The Rainbows' fourth extra-inning game of the season evened their WAC record to 12-12 and gave them sole possession of fourth place, a game ahead of fifth-place Louisiana Tech. The teams will play each other in Wednesday's opener of the WAC tournament.

Hawai'i (29-25 overall) sent 12 batters to the plate in the 11th that began with a lead-off double by Sean Montplaisir with Jeffrey Van Doornum driving in the go-ahead run with a single and followed by a two-run single by David Freitas, sacrifice fly by Greg Garcia, RBI single by Collin Bennett and bases-loaded walk by Matt Roquemore.

All of the runs were against Craig Broussard (1-2), who was charged with all of the runs in one inning of work.

The Spartans threatened in the bottom of the 11th on Danny Steenstra's three-run home run that pulled the Spartans (21-25, 9-15) to 17-14.

Harrison Kuroda (1-1) pitched the final two innings for the Rainbows.