HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Warrior baseball team won their fourth-straight game in a 4-3 road win at CSUN on Friday in the series opener at Matador Field.
Hawaii (18-20, 7-6 Big West) and Matadors (17-23, 4-9 Big West) were tied at 3-3 before Tyler Murray came through in the clutch in the eighth inning with an RBI single. The win also marked head coach Mike Trapasso's career 499th career win.
On the mound, Cade Smith delivered a quality start, going 6.1 innings and allowing two runs on five hits with three strikeouts. Dylan Thomas picked up the win, pitching 2.2 innings without giving up a run.
Hawaii took an early 3-0 lead thanks in part to Scotty Scott’s two runs on three hits. But that lead lasted until the bottom of the seventh when CSUN stormed all the way back to level the scoring at 3-3.
In the next half inning, however, the Rainbow Warriors took the lead for good when Dallas Duarte scored on Murray's single through the left side of the infield.
Game 2 of the series is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. HT.