UH baseball hopes to rebound against UC Riverside this weekend

UH baseball hopes to rebound against UC Riverside this weekend
The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors baseball team is back on the road this weekend to face UC Riverside, looking to rebound after a 1-3 series loss to UC Santa Barbara last weekend. (Source: Hawaii Athletics)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors baseball team is back on the road this weekend to face UC Riverside, looking to rebound after a 1-3 series loss to UC Santa Barbara last weekend.

The ‘Bows are in the midst of the eighth toughest schedule in the country according to NCAA stats, most recently a tough home-series loss to Big West second place holder UC Santa Barbara — Hawaii currently ranked ninth in conference.

Looking ahead Hawaii wants to get a much needed rebound as they head to Riverside, California for a four-game series running from Friday through Sunday.

The ‘Bows will be without starting catcher Dallas Duarte who will miss the remainder of the season to get shoulder surgery — senior Tyler Murray will pick up the full time catching duties for UH.

The pitching staff will also be a little different going into the weekend, with Aaron Davenport taking his usual Friday starting spot, while freshman Austin Teixeira and senior Logan Pouelsen will pitch in Saturday’s double header — Teixeira in game one and Pouelsen in game two.

Finally, sophomore Li’i Pontes will take the mound in Sunday’s series finale, a spot usually occupied by Pouelsen.

The ‘Bows and the Highlanders face off starting Friday at 3:00 p.m. Hawaii time.

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