After a furious ninth inning rally, the Rainbow Warrior baseball team fell just short of completing the comeback against Cal Poly in a heartbreaking 10-9 loss at Les Murakami Stadium.
The ‘Bows (22-19, 8-9 BWC) battled back against Cal Poly (21-24, 8-6 BWC) but lost with the tie run on second base.
The Big West's top-hitting squad, the Mustangs jumped out to an early lead in the first inning before Hawaii roared back in front after an Adam Fogel three-run blast to left field to put the ‘Bows up by two.
After three scoreless innings, Johnny Weeks brought home Maaki Yamazaki on a RBI-single in the fifth but the Mustangs were far from done on the night.
In the sixth, Hawaii conceded seven runs in the sixth and fell behind 8-4.
In the final two frames, the Warriors battled back but couldn’t bring Dustin Demeter home from second to tie the game up in the bottom of the ninth.
The Rainbow Warriors and Mustangs conclude the three-game series today at Les Murakami Stadium. First pitch set for 1:05 p.m. HT.
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