Mike Dedrick pitched six shutout innings and Mitch Manning drove in six runs to lead Dixie State College to a 15-0 win over the University of Hawaii at Hilo in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday.
The Pacific West Conference baseball twinbill was played at Wong Stadium. Game 2 ended after the Tribune-Herald’s deadline.
The Red Storm improved to 10-3 overall and 3-2 in the PacWest. The host Vulcans fell to 6-15 and 5-10, repsectively.
The teams conclude their four-game series with a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. today at Wong.
Dedrick started and got the win. He allowed five hits while striking out six.
Manning had a two-run double in the eighth inning and hammered a grand slam in the ninth to cap a dominating day of offense by the visiting Red Storm.
Teammates Jordan Hanley and Cedric Johnson each had three hits.
John Abreu and Samuel Kim each had two hits for UHH.
Dixie State exploded for six runs in the top of the fourth inning, then added five in the eighth and four in the ninth.
UHH starter Jordan Kurokawa went 3 2/3 innings and took the loss.
The Vulcans next host Grand Canyon in a four-game PacWest series this coming weekend at Wong Stadium. The teams play a nine-inning single game at 6 p.m. Friday; a twinbill at 1 p.m. Saturday; and a single game at 3 p.m. Sunday.
At Wong Stadium
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