Warrior volleyball falters; Rainbow baseball holds on

By Jason Tang - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - It was a busy friday night in Manoa. The 14th ranked Warrior volleyball team played in their second last match of the season against 5th ranked USC, but the Trojans proved they were too much to handle, sweeping UH in three straight.

On Saturday, the two teams play one more time. It'll also be the last match for head coach Mike Wilton who is wrapping a successful 17-year career at UH, plus it will be senior night for Sean Carney, Michael China and Jim Clar.

Over at Les Murakami Stadium, the Rainbow baseball team used the long ball to hold off the Sacramento State Hornets. Kevin McDonald went deep in the first inning plating two quick runs for UH. Then Kolten Wong added a three-run shot of his own in the 3rd inning, his 8th of the year.

However, with a 5-2 lead heading into the 9th, the Hornets gave a bit of a scare to the Rainbows when Brent Hottman hit a 2-run shot making it a one run game. But thanks to closer Sam Spangler, Hawaii held Sac State off for the 5-4 win.