Matt Cooper threw eight strikeouts over seven innings of work and it still wasn't enough to defeat #4 Cal Poly.
With the game tied 2-2, Mustangs leftfielder Tim Wise hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to lift Cal Poly to a 3-2 win over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.
With the defeat, UH loses its fourth straight and falls to 14-17, 2-5 in the Big West.
The Mustangs improve to 28-5, 6-1 in the conference.
Game two of the series is set for Saturday night.
First pitch is set to fly at 6:35 p.m.
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