Feb. 2, 2002
HONOLULU – The University of Hawaii Rainbows (1-3) fell to the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles (6-1) 12-1 in front of 2,679 in the final game of the teams’ four game series at the Les Murakami Stadium.
After mounting comebacks in each of the first three games, the Rainbow bats just couldn’t get it going, as they got their only run in the fifth inning. The Seminoles pounded out five runs in the first including a three-run home run by Nick Rogers. FSU got another run in the fifth on a Tony McQuade homer, before Florida State put together a six-run eighth inning.
The Rainbows did receive a good performance out of pitcher Aaron Pribble in the loss. Pribble pitched seven and a third innings, giving up four runs while striking out eight. Saturday’s starter Jason Piepmeier was credited with the loss. Kevin Gilbride and Cortland Wilson provided most of the offense for Hawaii, with both going 2-for-3.
Robby Read picked up his second win of the season for FSU, going seven innings with just one earned run, striking out six. Rogers had the big bat for Florida State, going 2-for-5 with six RBI and a home run. Kevin Richmond (3-for-5 with two RBI) and Tony Richie (2-for-4 with two RBI) also had good performances at the plate for the Seminoles.