HONOLULU -- The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team (13-20, 1-5 WAC) defeated the University of Nevada Wolf Pack (14-16, 2-5 WAC) 10-6 at the Les Murakami Stadium Thursday. Chris George (3-2) picked up the victory while Darrell Rasner (4-4) got the loss. Bryan Lee picked up his second save of the year. The ticketed attendance for the game was 2,357.
Chris George went 6.2 innings, striking out 11 while giving up six runs on seven hits. Matt Le Ducq and Bryan Lee then took over, allowing just two hits combined to preserve the win. Lee ended the game with three strikeouts and no walks.
Derek Honma led the team offensively, going 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Arthur Guillen and Lane Nogawa also supplied two hits apiece with both players also scoring and driving in a run.
The Rainbows got on the board in the second inning when Julian Russell hit a double to the right center field wall, scoring Honma, Scooter Martines and Brian Bock to take a 3-0 lead.
Nogawa and Honma scored two more runs in the third before the Wolf Pack cut the lead to one with a four-run fourth.
But the 'Bows kept scoring, adding one run in the bottom of the fourth and three more in the fifth, extending the lead to 9-4.
The Wolfpack then got two runs in the sixth and seventh innings before the Rainbows were able to get out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth inning. Brian Bock also added a solo home run in the seventh inning for insurance as the Rainbows ended up taking the game 10-6.
The two teams will face again tomorrow at 6:35 p.m. at the Les Murakami Stadium. The scheduled starters for the game are Sean Yamashita of UH and Mateo Miramontes for Nevada.