Baseball Held in Check at Hawai'i

Tino Lipson scored both runs for the Aggies on Friday night.
 
Tino Lipson scored both runs for the Aggies on Friday night.
 

May 18, 2013

Box Score

HONOLULU, O'ahu - Hawai'i starting pitcher Connor Little tossed a complete game and the UC Davis baseball team lost, 5-2, to the Rainbow Warriors on Friday night in the opening game of a three-game Big West Conference series at Les Murakami Stadium.

The Aggies (19-32, 5-17 Big West) scored two runs on nine hits with one error while the Rainbow Warriors (13-33, 8-14) tallied five runs on 10 hits with no errors.

Little (2-6) picked up the win after giving up two runs on nine hits in nine innings with no walks and five strikeouts.

UC Davis starter Harry Stanwyck (4-7) suffered the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits in seven innings with three walks and four strikeouts. Patrick Hennessey tossed one inning of scoreless relief.

Left fielder Tino Lipson went 2-for-4 with two runs to lead the Aggies while Hawai'i shortstop Austin Wobrock had a game-high three hits.

Hawai'i got to Stanwyck early. The Rainbow Warriors tallied two runs in the first inning and one more in the second.

After a leadoff double in the first, Hawai'i's Pi'ikea Kitamura singled in the first run of the game while Conner George's sacrifice fly later in the frame plated a second run. Kaeo Aliviado doubled in the Rainbow Warriors' third run in the second inning.

The Aggies broke through in the third inning, when Lipson scored all the way from second on a wild pitch.

Stanwyck allowed four hits through the first two frames but scattered just three hits over the next four innings. But Hawai'i tacked on two runs on two more hits in the seventh to take a 5-1 lead.

UC Davis added a second run in the eighth when Lipson scored on yet another wild pitch, as he did in the third as well.

Game two of the series will start at 9:35 p.m. PT with the finale at 4:05 p.m. PT on Sunday.

Hawai'i 5, UC Davis 2 (May 17, 2013 at Honolulu, O'ahu)
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UC Davis............ 001 000 010  -  2  9  1   (19-32, 5-17 BWC)
Hawai'i............... 210 000 20X  -  5 10  0   (13-33, 8-14 BWC)
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Pitchers: UC Davis - Stanwyck, Harry; Hennessey, Patrick(8). Hawai'i - Little, Connor.
Win-Little, Connor(2-6)  Loss-Stanwyck, Harry(4-7)  T-2:24  A-3699
Game: MAY18