'Bows lose out to the weather
Hawaii has a game canceled for the first time this season
The rain finally won a baseball game at Les Murakami Stadium last night.
The final game of the three-game series between the Hawaii Rainbows and the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos was canceled -- not postponed -- at 5:45 p.m. It is the first one this season to be lost to the weather.
Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso came out of his office after watching the early weather reports on television, drew a hand across his throat, then went into stadium manager Glenn Nakaya's office to give him the news.
A few minutes later, before joining his team for a meeting, Trapasso said, "I watched Guy Hagi (Channel 9 weatherman) and he said this (rain) would last for another three hours."
Three games earlier this year, including Sunday's scheduled opener against the Gauchos, were postponed and played as part of a doubleheader the next day.
The final game against Louisiana Tech was postponed until the Rainbows (22-8) play at LaTech in May.
In 1990, the third and final game of a series with Notre Dame was canceled by rain.
The last Western Athletic Conference game against New Mexico on May 16, 1999, a Saturday, was canceled. The 'Bows already had qualified for the WAC tournament and the Lobos had a play-in game at San Jose State that Monday.
The Rainbows, on a four-game winning streak, return to WAC competition Friday when they open a three-game series against the San Jose State Spartans.