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UH falls to Louisiana Tech

April 28, 2012
The Maui News

RUSTON, La. - Jarrett Arakawa permitted seven runs - six earned - in 3 2/3 innings as the University of Hawaii baseball team lost 9-4 to Louisiana Tech on Friday at J.C. Love Field.

The Rainbows (25-17, 5-3 Western Athletic Conference) set a season high for runs allowed in a WAC game.

Arakawa (5-4) began the day with a conference-best 1.69 ERA.

Breland Almadova hit a two-run homer for UH, which had won four of its previous five games. Kaeo Aliviado and Stephen Ventimilia each went 2-for-4 with a double. Aliviado had two RBIs, and Ventimilia scored a run.

Bre'shon Kimbell hit a three-run homer for the Bulldogs (19-23, 2-9), and finished with four RBIs, a season high for the freshman. Taylor Terrasas drove in two runs.

Louisiana Tech had lost seven of its previous eight games overall, and nine straight in the WAC.

The Bulldogs' Phil Maton (6-4) permitted four runs - three earned - in seven innings, and struck out seven batters. Jamie Gilley entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the eighth and did not allow a run to score, then pitched a perfect ninth for his first save.

The Bulldogs and Rainbows have split the first two games of their series, with the finale scheduled for today.



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