The University of Hawai’i baseball team will host UC Riverside for a three-game set as conference play heats up.The Rainbow Warriors lost three straight conference series, but have not been swept.
Although the ‘Bows were outscored 26-20 they posted 31 hits.
Junior Catcher Dallas Duarte extended his hitting streak to eight this past weekend, where he is hitting .364 including one double and eight RBIs over that span. He is now tied for the best batting average on the team batting at .273.
Andy Archer picked up the an oddball save when he came out of the pen on short rest to pitch the last two innings against USC to finish their roadtrip.
The UH bullpen is far from clear as it has seen 8 different guys start games and 11 guys able to give innings out of the pen.
Since returning to the lineup fulltime Kyson Donahue is batting a team best .361 with two doubles, two home runs, and six RBIs. He also is on a six game hitting streak, batting .478 and slugging .913.
UH pinch hitters continue to struggle as they are now 1-23 on the season, while opponents are 5-32.
Cade Halemanu will remain the Friday starter as we head to the back half of the season, while Archer has been discussed as possible closer on Friday with the ability to come back for Sunday starts.
|HAWAI’I (10-16, 3-6) VS. UC RIVERSIDE (4-21, 2-7)|
|Date | Time||Friday, Apr. 8, 2022 6:35 p.m. HT | Saturday Apr. 9, 6:35 p.m. HT | Sunday Apr. 10, 1:05 p.m. HT|
|Location||Honolulu, O’ahu- Les Murakami Stadium|
|Radio||ESPN HONOLULU (Sunday) | CBS 1500 (Friday, Saturday)|
|Live Stats||FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY|
|Game Notes||Hawai’i (PDF) | UCR|
|Social Media||@HawaiiBaseball | #HawaiiBSB | @hawaiibsb | Facebook|
|Promotions||Coca-Cola is the sponsor of 90’s weekend and will distribute Coke Zero sunglasses to the first 150 fans and award great prizes throughout the series. Top music hits and 90’s themed clips will be played on the video board to give flashback to the decade. Friday (Apr. 8): New UH Football Head Coach Timmy Chang will throw out the first pitch and promote the upcoming “Island Day Football Spring Game.All University of Hawai`i Alumni will receive 50% off select adult tickets (maximum of eight). Tickets are in special sections and supplies are limited. Other restrictions may apply. To receive access to the promotion, update your contact information with UHAA by clicking here. Saturday (Apr. 9): Little League teams or groups that have purchased a group rate package are invited onto the field for the National Anthem & Hawaii Pono’i (Check-in 30 minutes prior to first pitch of the first game near the Big West Conference logo on the ground level)|
|Name||Yr.||(Rec., ERA)||DAY||Name||Yr.||(Rec., ERA)|
|Cade Halemanu||Jr.||RHP||(0-3, 6.03)||Fri.||Jeremiah Priddy||Sr.||RHP||(0-0, 4.64)|
|Andy Archer||Gr.||RHP||(1-4, 6.32)||Sat.||TBA|