Baseball 'Bows fall in series finale at Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS - The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior baseball team scored first for the fourth time this series but only managed to win one game, losing 4-1 to Texas in their series finale on Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

The game was preceded by the second game of Saturday's doubleheader which was postponed due to inclement weather. The game, resumed this morning in the eighth inning, saw Texas win 3-2 off a Zacey Clemens RBI-hit with two outs in the eighth inning.

Scott Kuzminsky (1-2) took the hill in Sunday's finale but suffered the loss in just two innings of work. He gave up two runs on four hits and was lifted without recording an out in the third inning. Longhorn starter Lukas Schiraldi (2-1) allowed earned run in five complete innings for the win.

The 'Bows opened the scoring for the fourth time in the series when Juliene Jones drove home Jordan Richartz on a single to right field in the third inning. Richartz capped an excellent series with a hit and a run scored.

Texas responded quickly by plating a pair of runs in the bottom of third. C.J. Hinojosa and Jacob Felts (1 H, 1 RBI) laid down successive bunt singles with Hinojosa (3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI) later scoring UT's second run on a 'Bow throwing error. He later gave the Longhorns two insurance runs with a two-RBI single in the sixth for a 4-1 lead.

UH returns from its first road trip of the season and will host Nevada for four games this week at Les Murakami Stadium. Series opener is set for Friday, Mar. 14.