UH Baseball fall 2-1 to Arizona on Saturday

UH's Comeback Falls Short in Nightcap At Arizona, 2-1

TUCSON, Ariz.—The University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors (21-31) baseball squad capped off Saturday's double heading with a low-scoring affair in the nightcap with Arizona (30-24) at Hi Corbett Field. A pair of runs in the middle innings for the Wildcats proved to be enough, as UA held off a UH rally to deal the Rainbow Warriors the 2-1 loss.The Rainbow Warriors got some offensive action early against Arizona starter Nathan Bannister, but the stout Wildcats defense forced the 'Bows to leave men on base during the early frames. Beginning in the fourth frame, the junior UA right-hander settled in and limited UH to just one hit over a three-inning stretch.In the meantime, the Arizona offense started to show some production, with Riley Moore providing the Wildcats the lead on an RBI double in the fourth. UA also capitalized on a throwing error in the fifth for a second run, scoring Tyler Krause on Justin Behnke's RBI sacrifice bunt for the insurance run.That run proved to be crucial for Arizona, as Jacob Sheldon-Collins got the 'Bows going in the eighth, putting a one-out single into center field. Stephen Ventimilia followed with a single of his own, moving Sheldon-Collins to third, where he would break the shutout on Alan Baldwin's sacrifice fly.Bannister (7-5) finished off the gem in the ninth with three straight Hawai'i outs, staving off the 'Bows rally for the 2-1 win, pitching the complete game, allowing seven (7) hits and a run, striking out a career-high seven (7) UH batters.For UH, starter Tyler Brashears (8-5) takes the loss, going 7.1 innings before yielding to Quintin Torres-Costa. Brashears gave eight (8) hits and one (1) earned run, striking out four (4).At the plate, Kaeo Aliviado went 2-for-4 to lead Hawai'i, while Baldwin was 1-for-3, batting in the lone run.The Rainbow Warriors and Wildcats return to action on Sunday in the Hawai'i season finale. First pitch is slated for 12:00 p.m. PT (9:00 a.m. HT) at Hi Corbett Field. The game will be broadcast on ESPN Honolulu 1420 AM, again utilizing the Arizona radio feed.