HONOLULU -- Two runs in the bottom of the 11th inning propelled the Rainbow baseball team (4-5) to victory over the UCLA Bruins (7-5) 7-6 in the second game of the teams' three-game series. The ticketed attendance was 2,421 at the Les Murakami Stadium. William Quaglieri picked up the win for UH while Wade Clark suffered the loss for UCLA.
Hawaii was again led by the play of junior Brent Cook. Cook hit 4-for-5 on the day with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, including the game winner. Cook is hitting 9-for-10 thus far in the UCLA series after a 5-for-5 performance last night. Also swinging the bat well for the 'Bows was sophomore Cortland Wilson. Wilson went 4-for-6 with a run scored, while driving in one of his two RBI to win the game. Gregg Omori added a 3-for-5 performance with a run scored and an RBI.
Aaron Pribble led the UH pitchers with a solid seven inning outing, giving up just one run while striking out five batters. Quaglieri pitched the final three innings and had four strikeouts with no walks.
The game went back and forth between the two teams as Hawaii answered every time UCLA scored in the late innings. With the game tied at one, the Bruins got two unearned runs in the top of the eighth when Hawaii had three errors. But the Rainbows responded as Wilson and Kevin Gilbride drove in a run each to tie the game going into the ninth.
The Bruins again scored two runs in the top of the ninth on a Josh Arhart single before Brent Cook and Gregg Omori drove in two runs to send the game to extra innings.
UCLA again jumped ahead in the top of the 11th when Arhart drove in another run. But the lead wouldn't hold up as Scooter Martines drove in the tying run before Wilson scored Cook for the game winner.
Hawaii and UCLA will again face off tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. at the Les Murakami Stadium. The starting pitchers are tentatively set as Ricky Bauer for UH and Kyle Wilson for UCLA.
Courtesy- UH Media Relations