’Bows, Gauchos try again today
A doubleheader is needed after yesterday's rainout
The weather report all weekend was disheartening for the Hawaii Rainbows and UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, who were to start a three-game, nonconference baseball series at Les Murakami Stadium yesterday.
That never happened. For the third time this season, a UH game was postponed by the weather. The final decision came at 2:45 p.m.
The teams will play a nine-inning game starting at 2:30 p.m. today. Approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of that game, they will play a seven-inning contest.
Tickets from yesterday will be honored today.
Yesterday, the teams took batting practice in the cage, but the rain just kept falling.
The first decision, made at 12:20 p.m., was to delay the game's starting time to 4:30 p.m. in hopes the rain would stop.
"I talked with the weatherman and he said the heaviest rain would fall between 1 and 3 p.m.," UH coach Mike Trapasso said as the players from both teams left the stadium to wait.
"I didn't want to bag the game at noon if there was chance we could play."
There was no chance.
Trapasso's starting rotation will change since the Rainbows open a Western Athletic Conference series against San Jose State on Friday.
Steven Wright, scheduled to start yesterday, will not start today. He may get an inning of work today to keep him sharp for his scheduled start Friday.
"Ian Harrington will start one game. After that, it is TBA. I haven't thought about it yet," Trapasso said.