Hawaii baseball swept by No. 5 Vanderbilt in four-game series

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — The University of Hawaii baseball team took on nationally ranked Vanderbilt this weekend in a four-game series at Les Murakami Stadium.

The ‘Bows and Commodores shook things up Friday night in front of a sold-out crowd in the first sold-out house of the season in Les – Hawaii.

Despite the huge turnout, UH was unable to beat the Vandy Boys, dropping Game 1 9-2, Hawaii was without Friday Ace Cade Halemanu due to a blister on his throwing hand.

The two teams would meet again on Saturday in a double header, starting the day with a seven-inning game, with the Dores looking to get a perfect game before the ‘Bows finally connected with the ball at the bottom of the final frame – final score 12-1.

In Game 2, Vandy showed why they are the No. 5 team in the nation, throttling UH 13-1 to close out the night.

On Sunday, Halemanu returned to the mound with four strikeouts with four walks, one hit on 80 pitches in five innings.

Vandy managed to pull off a win, but Hawaii kept it close, final score 2 – Halemanu was credited for the loss.

Next, Hawaii remains in Manoa for a four-game series against Rutgers, starting Friday with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Hawaii time.

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