HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii clinched the series with a 12-3 win over Wichita State in game four of a four-game series.
Chris O'Brien went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a double and a home run.
Starter Charlie Lowell took the loss to fall to 4-4. He went 5.1 innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts.
Kevin Hall walked with one out in the first and scored on a double to right-center by Chris O'Brien to put the Shocks in front 1-0. Johnny Coy then doubled over the right fielder's head to give WSU a 2-0 lead.
The Rainbows answered with two runs in the bottom of the first. Pi'ikea Kitamura walked with one out and moved to second on a wild pitch. He scored on a single up the middle by Kolten Wong to cut the lead to 2-1. Wong then stole second and with two outs Zack Swasey singled up the middle to score Wong and tie the score at two.
Hawaii used two walks and two singles to score three more in the third to take a 5-2 lead and increased it to 7-2 with a Kitamura double in the sixth.
O'Brien homered in the eighth and Hawaii scored five unearned runs in the eighth to make the final score 12-3.
The Shockers are next in action on Tue., April 5 when they host Alcorn State at 6:30 p.m.