HONOLULU – The University of Hawai'i baseball team rallied from three runs down in the ninth inning to top San Jose State, 9-8. With the win, the Rainbows (30-21, 15-5) clinch a first round bye in the WAC Tournament held later this month.
Bennett led the 'Bows batting 4-5 with two runs and one RBI, and Van Doornum added three hits, two runs, and one RBI.
Kerry Jenkins and Nick Borg each batted 2-5 with one run and one RBI to lead SJSU.
The 'Bows again found themselves trailing after SJSU plated one run in the eighth inning and added two more in the ninth. Jenkins hit an RBI-double to give his team an 8-5 lead before UH won the game in the bottom of the inning.
There were 4,879 tickets issued for the contest, and a turnstile count of 3,697.
The Rainbows now travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico to play New Mexico State in their final WAC regular season games. First pitch of the four-game series with the Aggies is set for Thursday, May 19. The two teams will play a doubleheader starting at 3:05 p.m. Mountain Time.