HONOLULU, Hawaii - Chris O'Brien drove in five runs and Josh Smith threw seven shutout innings as Wichita State beat Hawaii 6-2 in game two of a four-game series.
Smith (4-1) allowed just four singles with one walk and tied his career-high with seven strikeouts.
O'Brien went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a sacrifice fly. He tied his career-high with the five RBI. Reliever Aaron LaBrie earned his first career save by getting a strikeout with the bases loaded in the ninth.
The Shockers collected three hits in the first, but scored just one run. Tyler Grimes and Kevin Hall led off with singles, but Preston Springer grounded into a double play to just leave Grimes at third. Chris O'Brien then doubled to left field to give the Shocks a 1-0 lead.
WSU tacked on another run in the third. Hall led off with a double, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly by O'Brien to put the Shocks in front 2-0.
The Shockers put up four runs in the eighth to take a 6-0 lead. Micah Green and Grimes led off with singles and after a sacrifice bunt by Hall, the Rainbows intentionally walked Springer. O'Brien then doubled off the left field wall to clear the bases. Dayne Parker then followed with a single up the middle to give the Shocks a 6-0 lead.
The Rainbows scored two in the ninth with three singles to make the final 6-2.
The Shockers and Rainbows play game three of the series at 11:35 p.m. (CST) on Fri., April 1.