For the first time this season, the University of Hawaii baseball team has captured back-to-back series in the Big West Conference as the Rainbow Warriors made it three straight against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday, 8-2 in Orange County.
The Rainbow Warriors were led offensively by the unquestioned player of the series, Dustin Demeter. The redshirt junior infielder went 4-for-6, with 6 RBI on Sunday, taking his weekend total to an impressive 11-for-19 with three home runs, 14 RBI, four doubles, and five runs scored making a strong case not only for conference player of the week, but perhaps even national player of the week.
“I think it’s huge for the team. Everything was good this weekend. It was really good baseball, it was really emotional at times just because there was a lot of things going on and I think every time we met some adversity, I think we just kept going,” said Demeter. “We managed the adversity and we managed to get three wins out of it, so anytime you can do that, win a series like that, it’s great for the team, really great.”
Logan Pouelsen got the start and pitched a complete game for UH, allowing just two runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Stone Miyao, the reigning BWC player of the week went 1-for-4 on Sunday with a double and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.
The ‘Bows now improve to 23-15 overall, 15-13 in the Big West. UH will get the next week off before returning at CSUN for four games starting May 14.