Baseball Bows shake off early deficit; rally against Albany

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kalei Hanawahine had two hits and three runs, Scott Squier collected his first win of the season and the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warrior baseball team rallied from an early deficit to beat Albany 9-7 on Saturday afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium.

The 'Bows (3-4) trailed by six runs before they even had their first at bats. Two catcher interference calls and a throwing error by LJ Brewster led to six first-inning runs for the Great Danes.

Squier (1-0) would settle down and allow just two hits the rest of the way. He exited the game after pitching a scoreless seventh inning, surrendering seven runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Gordon Cardenas pitched two scoreless innings for his first save.

UH chipped away at the Albany lead with a run in the first and second innings. In the fourth inning, an Austin Wobrock (2 H, 1 R, 1 RBI) run scoring triple and a Hanawahine RBI double ignited a three-run inning for the 'Bows who cut the lead to one run.

Albany scored a run in the sixth, but the 'Bows responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take their first lead of the game. Hanawahine tied the score when he scampered home off a Jordan Richartz (1 H, 2 RBI) ground out, then Kaeo Aliviado gave the 'Bows the lead when he raced home from third following a wild pitch from Albany reliever Ryan Stinar (0-1).

Leading by one run, Wobrock made the play of the game for the 'Bows. With runners at the corners for Albany and just one out, Alex Lushkevich lined out to Wobrock who fired the ball to first to double up DJ Hoagboon (2 H, 1 R, 1 RBI) and get out of the jam.

Juliene Jones and Adam Hurley both had two hits and two runs scored with Hurley adding one RBI.

The series concludes on Sunday. First pitch at Les Murakami Stadium is set for 1:05 p.m.