Arakawa back, but Hawai’i falls to #6 Oregon

Jarrett Arakawa / Hawai'i Athletics
Jarrett Arakawa / Hawai'i Athletics

HONOLULU – Marcus Doi had two hits and two RBI but it came in another losing effort for the University of Hawai’i baseball team who lost to No. 6 Oregon, 10-5, on Saturday night at Les Murakami Stadium. Oregon improved to 2-0 while the Rainbow Warriors dropped to 0-2.

In front of a sold out crowd, junior Jarrett Arakawa returned to the mound for the first time since 2012. He pitched four complete innings allowing two earned runs on five hits but did not factor in the decision. Gordon Cardenas (0-1) was tagged with the loss for UH in three innings of relief work. Oregon reliever Darrell Hunter (1-0) allowed just one unearned run in three and one-third innings for the win with Porter Clayton collecting the save.

Austin Wobrock scored a pair of runs but added two costly errors for the ‘Bows. Stephen Ventimilia had one run, a hit, and an RBI, and Kaeo Aliviado added one hit and one RBI.

The Ducks posted 14 hits on their 10 runs led by Tyler Baumgartner who batted 3-5 with two runs scored. Mitchell Tolman had two hits, two runs, and two RBI with Josh Graham adding two hits and two runs.

The Ducks opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the first inning. Arakawa retired the first batter of the inning but plunked Aaron Payne (1 H, 1 R) who later scored on a Tolman base hit.

OU took a 3-0 lead in the second inning when Graham led off with a double and later scored on a Wobrock error.

After scoring a run each in the third and fourth innings, Doi came through in the fifth with a bases loaded two-run hit that tied the game at 5-5. The big hit proved to be the final one of the game for Hawai’i, as the Ducks responded with three seventh inning runs of their own and held UH scoreless for the remainder of the game.

The ‘Bows and Ducks play game three of the series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

*Courtesy of Hawai’i Athletics*

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