HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - UH’s Alex Baeza played the hero, smashing a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to power the Hawaiʻi baseball team to a triumphant 8-7 victory over Iowa on Sunday at Les Murakami Stadium.
The win helped the Warriors split the four-game set with Hawkeyes.
The 'Bows (3-5), Baeza’s two out single in extras came after UH’s Scotty Scott singled and Adam Fogel took a walk to start the inning.
The redshirt sophomore lasered one to right, after Scott from second to complete the comeback. UH forced extra innings after getting down to its last out in the bottom of the ninth. With two outs and trailing 7-6.
Warriors Dylan Thomas earned the victory going the final 5.0 innings, giving up just one run on two hits with nine strikeouts for the win. The Rainbow Warriors are next back in action when they host Longwood for a four-game series at Les Murakami Stadium. The two will battle single games on March 1, 2, 3 and 5.