The University of Hawaii baseball team concluded its season with a 4-2 loss to UC Riverside on Saturday in Riverside, Calif., putting this year's UH team alone in second place in program history for losses in a season.
The Rainbows finish the year 16-35 (11-16 Big West). The 2002 team holds the school record for losses in a season, going 16-40. Hawaii had a 22-34 mark in 1997, which until this year had been the team's second-losingest season.
Marc Flores drove in both of the Rainbows' runs Saturday, and Piikea Kitamura went 3-for-4. Hawaii finished fourth in the Big West in its inaugural year in the conference.
Clayton Prestridge had two hits and scored a run for the Highlanders (14-32, 10-17).
Zach Varela (5-0) recorded the win, allowing two runs - one earned - in 5 2/3 innings. Trevor Frank pitched 1 2/3 hitless innings for his 10th save.
Matt Cooper (3-8) permitted four runs - three earned - in 4 2/3 innings.