Gregorich, Smith propel Na Koa past Admirals
Brandon Gregorich drove in three runs and Jesse Smith pitched six solid innings as Na Koa Ikaika Maui beat the Vallejo Admirals 9-3 in a Pacific Association game Thursday at Vallejo, Calif.
Gregorich hit a two-run homer in the fifth and Ray Serrano finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Na Koa (18-8). Waylen Sing-Chow and Kalaika Kahoohalahala both scored twice.
Smith (4-0) allowed two runs – both in the first -on eight hits. He walked two and struck out eight. Four relievers completed the nine-hitter.
Rigoberto Almonte (1-2) allowed seven runs in five innings for the Pacifics (7-14).
Jesse Smith, Zach Foster (7), Naoki Yamagami (8), T.J. Macy (8), Byron Minnich (9) and Ray Serrano; Rigoberto Almonte, Manuel Ruiz (6), Jeremiah Steinert (6), Brennan Flick (9) and Rolando Petit. W-Smith, 4-0. L-Almonte, 1-2. 2B-Vallejo: Justin James (4), Scott Underwood (3). 3B-Maui: Waylen Sing-Chow (4). HR-Maui: Brandon Gregorich.
Leading hitters-Maui: Sing-Chow 2-4, 2 runs; Serrano 3-4, 2 RBIs; Jeremy Williams 2 runs; Gregorich 3 RBIs; Kalaika Kahoohalahala 2-4. Vallejo: Underwood 2-4; Nathan Tomazewski 2-4.