College Roundup: Morales stays hot against Hawaii

April 05, 2014


UC Irvine 7, Hawaii 1

HONOLULU — Senior Andrew Morales pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings to lead the visiting Anteaters in the first game of a three-game Big West Conference series late Friday night.

Morales, who is 6-0 this season, 16-0 as an Anteater and 37-1 as a collegian, having spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Rio Hondo Community College, extended his scoreless-innings streak to 25 1/3 by allowing seven hits, walking one and striking out four. He lowered his earned-run average to 0.45.


Junior catcher Jerry McClanahan was two for three with two runs batted in and junior right fielder Kris Paulino was one for three with a two-run home run, his first of the season, to pace UCI's 11-hit attack.

Taylor Sparks and Grant Palmer also had two hits apiece for UCI (19-10, 3-1 in conference).

Hawaii senior shortstop Austin Wobrock, a Newport Harbor High product, was two for three with an RBI to lead the Rainbow Warriors (14-14, 2-2).


Host Vanguard won the first game, 5-3, but fell in the second game, 3-1, for a Golden State Athletic Conference split against The Master's on Saturday.

Taylor McKnight was two for three with a home run and two runs batted in, while Brandon Sandoval and Bret Collins had two hits each in the Lions' victory.

Eddie Rivera pitched a complete-game three-hitter for No. 25-ranked Vanguard, which finished the day 26-13, 17-10 in conference.

McKnight and Thomas Mobley were two for three in Game 2, in which Collins added two more hits and Sandoval drove in the lone run.

The Master's is 30-10, 18-10.


Cal/Nevada Championships

LA JOLLA — Senior Ericka Nowell and junior Itos Sikhionbare each earned second-place finishes to help UC Irvine finsih third among 25 teams in the two-day meet concluded Saturday at UC San Diego.

Nowell clocked a time of 59.04 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles, whiel Aikhionbare had a mark of 48 feet, 11 3/4 inches in the shot put.

Chelsea Schneider was third in the 800 for UCI in 2 minutes, 12.93 seconds, while Kaulyn Lee-McNeill (1:00.53 in the 400 hurdles) and Megan George (100 in 14.09) had fourth-place finishes for the Anteaters.

UCI had 84 team points, behind only San Diego State (178) and Long Beach State (123).


Cal/Nevada Championships

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