HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - This weekend’s match against UC Santa Barbara marks the final homestand of the season for the Rainbow Warrior baseball team.
The Warriors haven't played since May 5th’s 3-1 win over Cal State Fullerton and will look to close out the season with a winning record at home as they currently stand at 14-15 in Honolulu.
“It feels like we haven’t been at home in forever,” said head coach Mike Trapasso. “Don’t like the way the schedule kind of worked - played too many home games early and not enough late. It’s good to be back and play our last series against the best team we’ll play all year, so I think that gives us extra incentive to go out and play well to send out seniors out on a good note.”
In addition to ending their home schedule on a winning note, the team will also bid farewell to five seniors on Sunday’s Senior Day as Colin Ashworth, Dominic DeMiero, Kash Koltermann, Ethan Lopez and Maaki Yamasaki will play at Les Murakami Stadium one final time.
“Flying back from the Cal Poly series, I kind of realized this was the last time coming back to the island,” Lopez said. “I got to talk to a couple of the seniors about it, some of the young guys, and I’m really grateful for the experience I’ve had here and I just can’t thank coach enough for the opportunity. It’s been a great journey.”
Game 1 of the three-game series is set for Friday, May 17th at Les Murakami Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. HT.