The University of Hawaii softball team took a pair of road games from UC Santa Barbara to begin Big West Conference play in a Saturday doubleheader.
The Rainbow Wahine won the first game 13-2 in five innings via mercy rule behind an offensive explosion from Kaena Kellinoi, who went 2-for-3 with seven RBI on a grand slam and three-RBI double.
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Brianna Lopez pitched a complete game to earn the win in the first game, allowing just two hits with five walks and five strikeouts.
Hawaii edged the Gauchos in the second game 4-3 as Lopez came back in to get the save.
Hawaii is 8-9 after Saturday’s action, while UCSB is 8-19.
The ‘Bows and Gauchos conclude their series on Sunday at 10 a.m. HST.