Feb. 1, 2002
HONOLULU – The University of Hawaii Rainbow baseball team (1-1) fell to the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles (4-1) 8-5 in front of 2,525 fans in the second game of a four-game series at the Les Murakami Stadium.
Senior Sean Yamashita put in four good innings in relief, giving up two runs while recording five strikeouts while freshman Ricky Bauer got the loss for Hawaii. Marc LaMacchia received his first win in a five inning, one run, six strikeout performance for the Seminoles.
Junior Brent Cook supplied a lot of the offense for the ‘Bows, going 2-for-5 with two RBI, Brian Bock had another solid night with a 2-for-5 performance with one RBI. Also swinging the bat well for Hawaii was Lane Nogawa, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
The Rainbows were down 8-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, but mounted a small comeback. It started with a double by Nogawa and a single by Arthur Guillen. Cook then reached on an error to score a run. Then Martines singled to score Guillen to cut the Seminole lead to three. But with two runners on and only one out, Hawaii could do no more, as Cortland Wilson and Bock grounded out to end the game.
Coming up big for the Seminoles were second baseman Jeff Probst and left fielder Tony McQuade. Probst hit 4-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored, while McQuade knocked in one and scored one, going 3-for-5.
The two teams will play again Friday night at 6:35 p.m. at the Les Murakami Stadium before wrapping up the series Saturday at 12:05 p.m. The starters for tomorrow’s game are slated as Ryan Yamamoto for Hawaii and Matt Lynch for Florida State.