Reece Alnas hit a two-run home run Wednesday night, and Bryan Herrera pitched seven sharp innings as the Hawaii Stars beat the Maui Na Koa Ikaika 8-5 at Iron Maehara Stadium on the Valley Isle.
Alnas and Dion Pouncil were each 3-for-5 for Hawaii (24-26), which stopped a modest two-game losing streak by winning the second game of a six-game series that will finish its inaugural season in the North American Baseball League.
Herrera (4-3) yielded only two runs in seven innings, allowing five hits and three walks. He struck out five.
Alnas, a Kamehameha-Hawaii graduate, scored three runs and gave the Stars a 4-0 lead with his first home run of the season in the fourth.
Matt Hibbert added a two-run double as Hawaii scored three runs in the eighth inning. Keoni Manago also drove in a pair of runs.
Nick Valdez was 2-for-3 with an RBI double as Maui (30-26) answered with three runs in the bottom half of the eighth.
Matt Walker (3-4) pitched six innings and took the loss. He allowed five runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
The teams continue their series tonight at 5:35 p.m.
Hawaii 101 201 030 —8 12 2
Maui 000 011 030 —5 7 2