HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Once again, Logan Pouelsen came up big for the Rainbow Warrior baseball team. And once again, the Warriors won because of it.
But for the first time in program history, the Warriors (15-8, 1-0 Big West) defeated Big West Conference rival UC Irvine (13-11, 0-1 Big West) at Anteater Ballpark - the first such win in 13 attempts by a score of 4-3.
Pouelsen scored twice, including the go-ahead run, after hitting 3-for-5 with two doubles and a triple en route to victory. But Pouelsen didn't just do damage with his bat, he also threw some heat with his arm.
The versatile sophomore pitched three shutout innings in relief for Jackson Rees to allow his team the opportunity to take the game and win the first conference game of the season.
With the win, Pouelsen is now 3-1 on the season from the mound while closer Dylan Thomas earned his seventh save in 10 attempts, tossing just nine pitches.
The Warriors and Anteaters will resume the series on Friday at Anteater Ballpark. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m. HT (6:30 p.m. PT).