HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -Late game heroics by the California State North ridge proved to be to much to overcome for the Warrior baseball team as they were handed a 6-3 defeat at CSUN on Sunday in the series finale at Matador Field.
Hawaiʻi (18-22, 7-8 Big West) possessed a 3-2 lead until the bottom of the seventh inning until CSUN (19-23, 6-9 Big West) rallied with a grand slam from Blake Doremus for the go-ahead runs. The 'Bows finished with 11 hits to CSUN’s 9 on the day.
Scotty Scott, Alex Baeza, Daylen Calicdan, and each had two hits on a rather up and down Sunday.
It didn’t take long for Hawaiʻi to establish their offense starting the game with a pair of first inning runs. Scott reached on a error then came around to score on another error for a 1-0 lead. Calicdan followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0.
The Matadors began the comeback with a single run in the bottom of the third before leveling the scoring at 2-2 on a run in the fifth. The 'Bows responded with a run in the sixth to retake the edge at 3-2, until the eventual grand slam to put CSUN up for good.
Aaron Davenport started on the mound for the Warriors going 4.2 innings and giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits with three strikeouts. Out of the bullpen, Jeremy Wu-Yelland, dished out 1.2 innings with two runs allowed, followed by Calvin Turchin, who faced three batters and allowed two run on two hits. Carter Loewen finished off the game in the final 1.2 innings without giving up a hit or run for the 'Bows.
Next up for the Rainbow Warriors is a non-conference game at Cal Baptist in Riverside, Calif. on Tuesday, April 30. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m. PT (3:00 p.m. HT).