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Rainbows down Gaels for third straight victory

April 15, 2012
The Maui News

HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii baseball team won a third straight game and for the seventh time in its last eight on Saturday night, rallying from an early three-run deficit and defeating St. Mary's (Calif.) 7-5 at Les Murakami Stadium.

The Gaels scored three times in the top of the first inning, helped by two errors, but the Rainbows (21-13) scored three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning - third baseman Collin Bennett, who committed one of the early errors, hit a two-run triple in the rally. Bennett also drove in two runs with a single in the seventh.

Breland Almadova was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles for UH.

Jarrett Arakawa (4-3) earned the win, going seven innings and allowing four runs, all but one unearned. Brent Harrison got the last two outs to earn his fifth save.

St. Mary's fell to 15-17.

Ben Griset (2-4) permitted five runs, three of them unearned, in 6 1/3 innings.

The teams are to finish their four-game nonconference series with a doubleheader today.



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