Feb. 2, 2002
HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii Rainbows (1-2) fell to the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles (5-1) 7-4 in front of 3,330 fans in the third game of four game series at the Les Murakami Stadium.
After falling behind 7-0 in the first seven innings, the Rainbows fought back with four runs in the eighth, many by non-starters. Freshmen Danny Mocny and Jason Carlson singled to left to set up a Grady Symonds double down the left field line, scoring one. Kevin Gilbride then doubled to right to score another fun before Chad Boudon scored Symonds on a ground out to first. Nogawa then provided the only run by the starters when a ground out to the short stop drove in Gilbride. But the Rainbow bats couldn’t keep coming in the ninth as Hawaii went down 1-2-3 to preserve the Seminole win.
Hawaii did get good innings out of relief pitcher William Quaglieri, who gave up two runs while striking out six in five innings of work. Ryan Yamamoto suffered the loss for the ‘Bows while Matt Lynch earned his second win for Florida State. Eric Roman picked up the save for the Seminoles.
Michael Futrell provided a lot of the offense for FSU tonight, going 2-for-2 with three RBI and two runs scored. Stephen Drew went 1-for-4 with a triple before going down with an injury. He was taken to the hospital and x-rays found that he fractured his fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He’ll be wearing a hard walking shoe and will likely be out for 4-6 weeks.
The two teams will finish out the four game series tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. at the Les Murakami Stadium. Hawaii will go with freshman Jason Piepmeier, while FSU will pitch junior Robby Read.