March 29 – UC Irvine struck 21 hits against eight Hawaii pitchers today at Cicerone Field at Anteater Ballpark in Irvine, Calif.
Mike Peabody’s single with runscoring drove in the eighth anteater run of the seventh inning, triggering the Big West’s grace rule. This year, games will be called when a team has a lead of 10 runs in the seventh inning or later.
In the four-game series, the Anteaters in Big West improved to 8-0 and 14-7 overall. The Rainbow Warriors’ fifth loss in a row lowered their records to 3-5 and 11-7.
The result spoiled the arc rise after an 8: 1 deficit. The’Bows scored seven in the fifth to tie it at 8. After UCI regained the lead at 9-8, the ‘Bows made up for Adam Febel’s solo blast over the wall in left field and went 10-9 to Alex Baeza’s brace in the left corner of the field to tackle Kole Kaler to surprise.
But the “bull” bullpen was a sieve. The anteaters scored three in the six and eight in the seventh.
The UH pitchers went two together and toppled five. The’Bows also made three mistakes.