Hawaii Edges UCLA, 9-8

Feb. 3, 2001

HONOLULU - Hawaii used a four-run eighth inning to eek out a 9-8 victory over UCLA in the non-conference series opener of three at Rainbow Stadium.

UH fell behind 8-5 heading into the eighth after UH reliever Aaron Pribble (2-0) came in and gave up Chris Quiroz' run and three of his own. Bryan Lee came in a put out the fire in the ninth for his first save.

UCLA started the scoring in the first off starter Jeff Coleman. But after the first, Coleman settled down going five innings allowing six hits and four runs (3 earned) while striking out five and walking a pair.

The Bruins sent pre-season All-American Josh Karp to the hill. Karp tossed a strong five allowing three runs (1 earned) while striking out six and walking three.

The next three UCLA pitchers - Kevin Jerkens, Paul Diaz, and Chris Cordeiro - all surrendered two runs apiece. Cordeiro (0-1) suffered the loss.

UH out slugged the Bruins 12-9 leading the way was Patrick Scalabrini who went 2-for-5 with three RBI and run scored. Chad Boudon added a 2-for-3 effort with one RBI and three runs. Boudon blasted a solo shot to left in to lead off the eighth off Diaz.

The two teams meet again Friday night, 6:35 p.m. first pitch and will finish the series Saturday with a 12:05 p.m. start.

UH is slated to send Sean Yamashita to the hill and UCLA is pitching Bobby Roe.

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