HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii baseball team moved into a tie for first place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 14-2, seven-inning, mercy-rule win over New Mexico State on Friday night at Les Murakami Stadium.
The Rainbows and Aggies are tied atop the WAC standings at 7-4, as UH eyes the series sweep today when the two teams meet again.
UH (27-18) took advantage of a series of Aggie miscues, scoring their 14 runs on just nine hits off seven New Mexico State pitchers.
Jarrett Arakawa (6-4) tossed his second complete game of the season, allowing two earned runs on five hits and equaling a career high with nine strikeouts.
Max Duval recorded a game-high three RBIs, including two off a double as part of the Rainbows' six-run fifth inning. Zack Swasey was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Piikea Kitamura wa 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.
Adam Mott (5-2) took the loss for the Aggies (30-16), working three innings and allowing four earned runs.