The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow baseball team (37-13) took their worst loss since 1998 against the San Francisco Dons (37-19) 15-1 at Benedetti Diamond yesterday. Koloa’s Mark Rodrigues (3-2) took the loss while Jason Dufloth (2-1) got the win for USF.
The loss was the most lopsided for UH under coach Mike Trapasso and the worst since a 24-9 loss at Fresno State in 1998. Luis Avila had a good day, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a double, and an RBI.
Justin Frash was 1-for-3 with a run. Robbie Wilder went 0-for-4 to end his streak of games where he reached base at 36.
The Dons took an early lead, scoring runs in each of the first three innings to go up 3-0. UH’s bats finally woke up in the fourth. Avila hit a double off the centerfield wall in the top of the fourth, scoring Frash to cut it back to 3-1.
But USF continued their hot hitting, posting two, five-run innings, in the fourth and seventh, while putting up two runs in the sixth, to take the 15-1 victory. The Rainbows will now head down to San Jose, Calif., for their season-ending series at San Jose State from Friday through Sunday.
with ASU award
University of Hawai’i Athletics Director Herman Frazier gained a prestigious honor from his alma mater, Arizona State University, when he was presented with the school’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the third annual Sparky Awards, held May 1, in Tempe, Ariz.