The Hawaii Rainbows used balanced hitting and good pitching to sweep a doubleheader from BYU 7-4 and 3-1 Friday at Rainbow Stadium.
In game one, the Cougars scored a run in the first three innings, but Hawaii used a big four run first inning to take control. The Cougars managed to get as close as 5-4 in the top of the sixth, but Hawaii scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth for the victory. For the game, the Cougars outhit the Rainbows 10-6.Chris Cooper, Ed Chatterley, and Jonathan Lopez each had two hits and an RBI for the Cougars.
Game two was a pitching duel through the first three innings, but the Rainbows rallied for three runs in the fourth.
Bill Blanchette allowed only three hits and one run for the Rainbows and cruised to the easy victory. Chris Dugger had three hits and an RBI for Hawaii.
With the two victories, Hawaii moves to 3-0 in Western Athletic Conference play and 5-1 on the season. The Cougars fall to 0-3 overall and in WAC play.
The teams were to meet late Saturday for the final game of the series. Freshman righthander David Madsen was to start for the Cougars.