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Rainbows drop series finale to Spartans

April 23, 2012
The Maui News

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A late rally fell short as the University of Hawaii baseball team lost to San Jose State 6-4 on Sunday in the teams' series finale.

Trevor Podratz homered in the eighth inning and Kaeo Aliviado scored in the ninth to cut the lead to 6-4, but Collin Bennett grounded into a game-ending double play to end the comeback bid.

UH failed to complete the series sweep and fell to 23-16 overall and 4-2 in the Western Athletic Conference. The Spartans improved to 19-16, 4-2 in the WAC.

Scott Squier (3-2) took the loss after allowing four earned runs on six hits in four innings of work.

San Jose State's Zack Jones (3-2) worked six innings for the win, allowing one earned run on six hits with nine strikeouts.

The Rainbows play one game at Grambling State on Tuesday before starting a WAC series at Louisiana Tech on Thursday.



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