SAN JOSE, Calif. (HawaiiNewsNow) – Garrett Champion hit a two-out, two-run double to spark a five-run fourth inning and the University of Hawai'i baseball team turned back San Jose State 6-4.
Champion's double was his first extra base hit of the season and gave UH its first lead of the game. Stephen Ventimila followed with a base hit to score two more runs as the Rainbows went up 6-2 in the fourth inning. Champion finished hitting 2-3 with one run and two RBI.
Breland Almadova (1 H, 1 R, 2 RBI) belted his first homerun of the season for the 'Bows, who improved to 22-15 overall and 3-1 in the WAC with its first road win.
Matt Sisto (7-3) worked into the seventh inning and left the game with a pair of Spartan runners in scoring position. Lawrence Chew finished the game, with Chew picking up his second save.
Hawai'i and San Jose State play game two of the series on Saturday. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. PT (10:00 a.m. HT).