Gaels sweep doubleheader; earn series split

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Saint Mary's wanted to make sure they left Oahu with at least one win.  They doubled their expectations.

The Gaels swept a Sunday doubleheader against the Rainbows baseball team to earn a split of their four game series.

In the first game, UH starting pitcher Scot Squier pitched 7 strong innings, allowing only 2 runs on 4 hits.  David Longville pitched a pair of scoreless innings, forcing the game into extras.  However, the game lasted only into the 10th, as the Gaels erupted for 4 runs in the frame.  Brenden Kalfus led the way, going 2-5 with 3 RBI's in the 6-2 win.  Collin Bennett had both of the Rainbows RBI's in the contest.

The Rainbows got off to a 2-0 lead in the second game, thanks to RBI's by Kaeo Aliviado in the 1st and Zach Swasey in the 2nd.  The lead would not stand up, as the Gaels erupted for another big inning.  This time it was for 5 runs in the 5th.

Swasey managed an RBI single in the 6th, but the Rainbows ran out of time in the 7 inning game.

Mike Trapasso's club is now 21-15 overall.  They return to conference play with three games at San Jose State this week.