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Hawaii ends Wolf Pack winning streak

The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team now needs to start another winning streak.

The Wolf Pack's three-game winning streak ended Sunday with a 6-3 loss to Hawaii at Honolulu's Les Murakami Stadium. Hawaii, now 8-11, and the Wolf Pack (9-10) will conclude their four-game series Monday night.

The Wolf Pack took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning. Jordan Devencenzi drove in Kewby Meyer with a single in the first inning for a 1-0 lead and Devencenzi squeezed home Austin Byler with a bunt in the third for a 2-0 lead.

Meyer, who also singled in the third, had three hits and Devencenzi had two of the Pack's eight hits.

Hawaii, though, took a 3-2 lead in the seventh with a two-run double by Kaeo Aliviado off Pack reliever Colby Blueberg. Blueberg, who took the loss to fall to 2-1 on the year, pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed two hits, three runs (one earned) while walking two and striking out one.

Blueberg had not allowed a run over his previous nine appearances and 13.1 innings. He had fanned 14, walked six and allowed just seven hits over his last nine appearances.

Jason Deitrich started for the Pack and was outstanding, allowing just five hits, a walk and two runs over 6.1 innings while striking out five. Mark Nowaczewski pitched a third of an inning in the seventh and allowed a hit and a run and committed an error.

Hawaii put the game away with three runs in the eighth. An error by Meyer in left field allowed the final two runs to score.

Jarrett Arakawa went seven innings for Hawaii and allowed seven hits and two runs. Arakawa, a junior from Honolulu, now has a 2.35 earned run average over four starts.

Quinton Torres-Costa, who missed almost all of last season with an elbow injury, pitched the eighth inning in his season debut and allowed the Wolf Pack to tie the game at 3-3 on a RBI single by Jeff Nellis. Torres-Costa, a freshman from Hilo, Hawaii, walked two and allowed a hit and was credited with the victory when Hawaii scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth.

A crowd of 2,752 witnessed the game. The first three games of the series at Les Murakami Stadium attracted 9,526 fans.

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