HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – On the strength of Jarrett Arakawa's arm and Kaeo Aliviado's bat, the University of Hawai'i baseball team turned back Wichita State, 2-1. Arakawa (1-0) won his first decision of the season and Aliviado belted a sixth-inning homerun which proved to be the game winner.
Zack Swasey and Stephen Ventimilia both recorded a pair of hits to lead the Rainbows. Swasey continued his hot start to season by extending his hitting streak to five games. Arakawa had one of his finest outings as a Rainbow, hurling 7.2 innings allowing one run on eight hits with six strikeouts. Brent Harrison came on and picked up his first save of the season in 2.1 shutout innings.