Basebows fall to Cal Poly again, drop sixth straight
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Marc Flores belted his fourth homerun and Steven Pollakov added two hits and an RBI but it wasn't enough as the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warrior baseball team lost to No. 4 Cal Poly on Sunday afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium. The 'Bows, who were swept for the second straight series, drop to 14-19 overall and 2-7 in the Big West Conference while the Mustangs improve to 30-5 overall and 8-1 in league play.
Scott Squier (2-3) pitched well but was tagged with the loss in seven and one-third innings of work. He gave up three earned runs on nine hits and posted six strikeouts. Casey Bloomquist (8-0) was the pitcher of record for Cal Poly. He allowed three runs on nine hits in six and two-thirds innings for the win.
The 'Bows took an early lead when Adam Hurley (2 H, 1 R) doubled then scored on a Pollakov base hit. Cal Poly took the lead in the third inning when a Flores error was followed by a Brian Mundell (2 H, 1 R, 1 RBI) two-run homer led to three unearned runs and a 3-1 Cal Poly lead.
With both teams each adding a run, Flores cut the deficit to 4-3 in the sixth inning with a solo homerun deep over the right field wall. The 'Bows had a chance for more when Jerry Kleman's (2-4) infield hit loaded the bases, but Austin Wobrock grounded into a force play at third base to end the threat.
The Mustangs put the game away with three runs in the eighth inning. Squier was lifted for LJ Brewster after giving up a run and putting a pair of runners on base. Brewster was unable to get out of the inning, giving up a pair of hits and allowing a run on a bases loaded wild pitch.
Nick Torres led Cal Poly with 3 hits, one run, and two RBI.
The 'Bows now head out on their longest road trip of the season. They will play at Cal State Northridge and Cal State Fullerton sandwiched around a midweek game at USC.