The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow baseball team (16-15, 0-3 WAC) lost two games to the Fresno State Bulldogs (20-12, 3-0) 8-6 and 1-0, including a no-hitter by Bulldog Greg Gonzalez in the second game, in a doubleheader at Les Murakami Stadium Saturday.
In game one, Zach Gallagher (3-2) took the loss for UH and Christian Johnson led the way for the 'Bows, going 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and three RBI. Jeffery Van Doornum was 2-for-4 with two runs while Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
Johnson gave UH the lead in the bottom of the second, blasting a two-run homer to left-center, putting the 'Bows ahead 2-1. But the Bulldogs had the answer, scoring four runs, including a mammoth two-run shot to right, putting them ahead 5-2.
Hawai‘i added a run in the bottom of the fifth with the two teams trading runs in the eighth inning to make the final score 8-5.
In the night cap, Gonzalez (4-0) pitched the seven-inning no-hitter in the second game to get the win. Sam Spangler pitched great in the second game, allowing just one run on three hits, striking out seven in the loss.
It was just the fifth time in school history that UH had fallen victim to a no-hitter, the second in a seven-inning game. It was the second time the Rainbows had been no-hit in the past two seasons as Cody Wheeler of Coastal Carolina pitched a no-hitter last season on Mar. 26.
Fresno State scored the only run of the game in the second inning, on a sacrifice fly by Steve Detwiler.
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