'Bows return to winning ways; sweep NYIT

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Adam Hurley had three hits, Quintin Torres-Costa picked up a win in four and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief and the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior baseball team completed a series sweep with a 4-2 win over the New York Institute of Technology on Sunday at Les Murakami Stadium.

LJ Brewster batted 2-4 including a run-scoring double in the fifth inning to give the 'Bows (19-25) their first lead. Austin Wobrock had a pair of hits and Tyler Young added a hit, a run, and one RBI.

The Bears jumped on Gordon Cardenas early who had earned his first career start. Joe Daru (2 H, 1 R) opened the game with a base hit then later scored on a 2-RBI double by Anthony Martelli (1 H, 2 R) and NYIT had a 2-0 lead after its half of the first inning.

The 'Bows tied the game with a run each in the third and fourth innings. Young scored in the third on a sac fly by Kaeo Aliviado (1 R, 1 RBI) then was issued a bases-loaded walk one inning later.

UH took its first lead of the game when run-scoring hits in the fifth inning by Hurley and Brewster put the 'Bows ahead 4-2.

Cardenas was lifted for Quintin Torres-Costa (3-2) after recording two outs in the second inning. Juliene Jones worked three perfect innings for his second save.

JP Lipovac (0-7) was hit with the loss for NYIT (4-40), allowing three earned runs on six hits in four and two-thirds innings of work.

The 'Bows resume Big West Conference play this week when they host Long Beach State for three games at Les Murakami Stadium. The series kicks off Friday at 6:35 p.m.