Jordan Kurokawa hurled seven shutout innings and John Abreu had three hits to lead the University of Hawaii at Hilo to a 6-0 win over Holy Names University as the Vulcans swept a doubleheader on Monday at Wong Stadium
In the second game, Keenan Nishioka's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted UHH (4-13, 3-8) to a 3-2 victory.
The teams conclude their four-game series today, with a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. at Wong.
Kurokawa, a 6-foot-3 right-hander out of Maryknoll High School on Oahu, started and scattered five hits over the seven innings. Kurokawa (1-0) picked up the win while striking out six and walking one in a rock-solid performance. Relievers Patrick Fletcher (no runs, 2 hits) and Shedon Shishido (no runs, no hits, 2 strikeouts) each pitched a scoreless inning to preserve the shutout.
Hawks’ starter Jesse Savage (1-2) hurled three innings and took the loss. He allowed seven hits and three runs while walking two and striking out two. Mark Scannell replaced Savage in the fourth and went 4 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits and three runs, with two walks and five strikeouts.
Abreu, UHH’s lead-off batter and shortstop, went 3 for 5 with a run batted in and he scored a run. Keenan Kaluau (1 RBI), Austin Cusack and Greg Cleary (2 runs) each added two hits in the Vulcans’ 12-hit attack.
Daniel Catalan was the lone batter for Holy Names (4-8, 3-2) to pair hits.
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