Hawaii outlasts Irvine again to take 2-0 series lead

Hawaii outlasts Irvine again to take 2-0 series lead

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Headed into Friday night's series opener, the Rainbow Warrior baseball team hadn't beaten U.C. Irvine in the regular season since 2009.

After Saturday, the 'Bows have now won two in a row.

Hawaii outlasted a late run by the Anteaters to top UCI, 8-5, at Les Murakami Stadium.

Kyle Von Ruden gave up 3 runs on 6 hits over seven innings of work, earning the win for the Warriors to improve his season mark to 4-1. Hawaii remains a game under .500, at 13-14.

Hawaii was up 5-1 as the teams headed into the top of the seventh, where Irvine scored thrice to narrow the margin to a single run.

The 'Bows scored three of their own in the bottom of the inning, though, to maintain Hawaii's lead.

The teams will finish the season series on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Les Murakami Stadium.

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