In the final game of the trip, HPU fell 6-5
to NAIA’s Biola University. Designated hitter Jherell
Miller homered for the Sea Warriors providing a 3-2 lead in
the top of the seventh. However, the Eagles answered with four
runs in the bottom of the inning and held on for the victory.
Pierce Manglallan (3-3) got the loss in relief of starter Cruz
HPU took on CSU-Los Angeles in a pair of seven-inning games
April 4 at Reeder Field and lost both 10-7 and 7-5. The
scored seven runs in the second inning and never relinquished
the lead in the first game. Sea Warrior second baseman Bryan
Daguio, center fielder Greg Benoit and designated hitter Spencer
Omalza drove in two runs apiece. Starter Ikena DuPont (1-1)
took the loss.
In the second game, HPU loaded the bases in the final inning
and catcher Jay Baptista hit a line drive to center field
just short of the fence, resulting in a sacrifice fly,
and the rally
stalled with the tying run stranded on base. Baptista had
a home run and three RBI, while Omalza homered for the
as many games.
The only HPU win of the road trip came in the fourth of a
five-game series against CSU-Dominguez Hills April 1-3
at Toro Stadium
in Carson, Calif. Hatanaka (2-3) picked up the win despite
giving up three home runs in the seventh inning, and Josh
the save in the 10-9 victory. Right fielder Brandon Sato
and Benoit each had three hits, and second baseman Michael
drove in three runs.
The Sea Warriors suffered losses of 7-6 and 5-4 in the
third and fifth games respectively. HPU amassed 31 hits
runs in the first two games of the series, but it was
as the Toros swept the doubleheader 13-9 and 20-16.