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Rainbows look to continue win streak against Loyola Marymount

Mike Trapasso Mike Trapasso
Vinnie Catricala Vinnie Catricala
Nate Klein Nate Klein

By Brian Ojima - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - The Rainbow baseball team is coming off a series victory over nationally ranked, Mississippi State, in which they won three of four to improve to .500.

In those three victories, Hawaii outscored the Bulldogs, 28-to-14, when the runs came every way possible. Take for example, their game on Saturday, when UH scored all 10 of their runs in the 5th inning, then turned around on Sunday and scored in 6 of 8 innings.

"Well I think that's the key you know Sunday was the first really complete game that we put together offensively and that's just take advantage our opportunities, put together hits, move runners over, steal a base, bunt them over, hit and run, you know just make some things happen and get key hits when runners are in scoring position", said Rainbows head coach, Mike Trapasso.

Through 12 games this season, third baseman, Vinnie Catricala leads the team with a .364 batting average and a team high 13 RBI.

"I feel great, I'm seeing the ball well, so far this year, I've been a little pull happy, I'm trying to go the other way a little more, I kinda did that this weekend a little bit", said Catricala.

Now the Rainbows will try to keep the winning streak going as they welcome Loyola Marymount to town. The Lions have lost four straight, after being swept by UC-Santa Barbara last week.

"I think a lot of the other starters have their stuff going so if we can all get together as a staff and we all get clicking than we should be pretty tough to beat", said starting pitcher, Nate Klein.

"We're playing good, we're playing good defense, we're pitching well, I think it's going to be tough for LMU to come in here and stop us when we got that three game win streak, especially in this atmosphere", said Catricala.

The Rainbows host Loyola Marymount in a four game series, beginning on Thursday night.

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