Honolulu, Hawaii 2022-05-21 20:57:00 –
Scotty Scott, Matt Wong, and Nainoa Cardines hit home runs to empower the University of California baseball team to beat the University of California San Diego 9-5 at the University of California, La Jolla’s Triton Ball Park.
The Rainbow Warriors improved to 26-21 overall and 17-9 in the Big West by clinching their seventh three-game series in a row. Triton fell to 23-29 and 12-13 in the second year of the four-year transition from Division II to Division I.
Scott’s two-run explosion to the right center bet Bowes on the second 2-0 lead. Scott’s first homer came on the 527th at bat in his four-season UH career. Scott, a left fielder with a soft left arm, continued to catch and threw back into the infield, stranded Triton in 3rd place. Scott’s dive grab was Tritons’ 27th out.
Wong’s fifth home run of the season, the three-run blast, cleared the wall with his left fielder and extended the lead of “Bow’s” to 7-2 in the fourth inning.
Cardiness hit a second home run in many games, to be 8-2 in the fifth.
Shortstop Jordan Donahue scored two runs, 4-2. Second baseman Stone Miyao was 3 to 4 including the bunt single that bounced off the first baseman bag and hit it.
Cade Halemanu, who returned from his normal start by one day, improved his 2 runs (no wins) to 3-5 in 6 innings.
The Sunday Series Finale begins at 10am Hawaii time.
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