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Bradley hands Hawaii 6-5 defeat

Stephens Media

Mike Tauchman’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth plated Tyler Leffler, giving the Bradley Braves a walk-off 6-5 win over the winless Hawaii Warriors at the UNLV Rebel Classic Friday in Las Vegas.

With one out, Leffler doubled to center and advanced to third on a balk by Hawaii reliever Matt Cooper. After David Compitello struck out swinging, Cooper walked Brady Wilkin, and Tauchman singled to right field.

Cooper (0-1), who gave up a run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings, took the loss. Starter Connor Little went seven innings, allowing five runs on eight hits. He struck out six and walked one.

Before Tauchman’s game-winning single, Hawaii (0-10) scored three runs in the top of the eighth, getting a run-scoring single from Marc Flores before pinch hitter Trevor Podratz lined a game-tying two-run double down the right-field line.

Leadoff hitter Kaeo Aliviado went 3-for-5, while Alan Baldwin and Adam Hurley each were 2-for-5 for the Warriors.

Bradley reliever Brent Stong (2-1), one of four pitchers who took the mound for the Braves (3-6), earned the win by pitching the final 1 2/3 innings.

Hawaii 5, Western Kentucky 1: Kelly Majam homered, tripled and scored two runs, and Keiki Carlos added a two-run homer as the Rainbow Wahine opened the Bank of Hawaii Invitational in Honolulu with a victory.

Kaia Parnaby (8-2) pitched her eighth complete game of the season, allowing a run on six hits. She struck out nine and walked two as No. 20 Hawaii improved to 10-4.

The Rainbow Wahine scored two runs in bottom of the first, with Kayla Wartner lining an RBI single and later scoring from third base on a double steal. Carlos made it 4-0 in the third with her second home run of the year — a two-run shot to left.

Majam, who finished 2-for-2, added her fifth homer in the fifth.

Emily Rousseau took the loss for Western Kentucky (5-4). In 4 1/3 innings, she gave up five runs on five hits, striking out seven and walking one. Preslie Cruce led the Hilltoppers at the plate, going 2-for-3.

Cal State Northridge def. Hawaii 25-21, 17-25, 26-24, 25-23: No. 11 Hawaii fell to No. 8 Cal State Northridge in four sets on Friday at Stan Sherriff Center. Brook Sedore led the Warriors (5-11, 4-9 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) with 17 kills, five aces and a block. Sinisa Zarkovic added 13 kills and two blocks.

For Northridge (8-6, 6-6), John Baker led the way with 19 kills, three blocks and one ace. Brandon Lebrock followed with 17 kills, three aces and two blocks. The two teams play again Sunday.


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