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Hawaii's Hornung whiffs nine in 3-1 loss to Santa Clara

Hawaii pitcher Brendan Hornung Hawaii pitcher Brendan Hornung
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A career high nine strikeouts wasn't quite enough for Hawaii pitcher Brendan Hornung on Thursday night, as the Rainbow Warriors fell to Santa Clara, 3-1, at Les Murakami Stadium.

Hornung, who allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings of work, falls to 2-5 on the year.

The Broncos, who scored Kyle Cortopassi on a Tyler Meditz single to left in the 2nd inning, added two more runs in the seventh to go up 3-1.

Hawaii's lone run, on the legs of Josh Rojas, came courtesy of a fielders choice after Johnny Weeks grounded one to third base.

As they did in their series opener against Chicago State seven days ago, the 'Bows struggled at the plate once runners were on base. Hawaii hit just .167 (3-18) with runners on base, stranding nine. The 'Bows went 0-2 with the bases loaded.

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