MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Highlighted by a two-run, walk-off, home run by Jeffrey Van Doornum in the first game, the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow baseball team (22-21, 5-9 WAC) swept a doubleheader against the Nevada Wolf Pack (23-16-1, 4-5-1), 10-9 and 1-0, at Les Murakami Stadium Saturday.
Van Doornum finished the game going 3-for-5 with a homer, a stolen base, three RBI and two runs. Pi‘ikea Kitamura was also 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs and a stolen base, while Greg Garcia was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Kolten Wong completed the game 1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs and two stolen bases.
Hawai‘i made a huge rally in the bottom of the ninth. Kolten Wong started the scoring with a sacrifice fly to deep center with the bases loaded. Kitamura then got UH within a run, hitting a two-run single down the right field line, making it 9-8. Van Doornum then took the 1-2 pitch with two outs deep to left-center, clearing both fences before landing across the street to give UH the 10-9 victory.
In the second game, Matt Sisto (4-4) got the win in relief, allowing no runs on four hits with five strikeouts. Connor Little came in to get the final two outs of the game, earning his first save of the year. Jeremy Cole (3-1) got the loss for Nevada.
Kevin Macdonald was 1-for-2 with one RBI and a stolen base while Garcia had a run and a stolen base.
Nevada loaded the bases with one out in the top of the seventh, but Little came in and induced a pop up before striking out the final batter of the game to ensure the 1-0 victory.
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