Azusa Pacific University pushed across two runs in the top of the 14th inning and edged the University of Hawaii at Hilo 5-3 on Saturday afternoon.
The Pacific West Conference baseball game was played at Wong Stadium and closed out the teams’ four-game series. The visiting Cougars (25-15 overall, 18-10 PacWest) won three of the four games over the Vulcans (11-30, 9-21).
APU rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the seventh inning, scoring solo runs in the eighth and ninth to tie it 3-3. The teams then battled through the extra frames until the Cougars scored two runs in the 14th and blanked UHH in the bottom of the inning to earn the win.
Joseph Daris and Matt Kimmel each had three hits to lead the Cougars’ 18-hit attack. Jonathan James (2 RBIs) and Sean Nearhoof each had two hits for the Vulcans.
APU reliever Luis Martinez (1-1) got the win. UHH reliever Jerremy Dela Cruz (3-7) took the loss.
UHH ends its season on the road with a six-game series at Hawaii Pacific University, May 2-4 on Oahu.
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