Na Koa take twin bill from Admirals, improve to 21-9
Na Koa Ikaika Maui recorded 14 hits in each game of a Pacific Association doubleheader sweep against the Vallejo Admirals on Sunday at Vallejo, Calif.
The scores were 12-3 and 8-4.
Na Koa won the seven-inning first game behind Chema Sanchez and Kalaika Kahoohalahala, who each had two hits and three RBIs.
Maui’s Jeremy Williams batted 3-for-5 and Brandon Gregorich went 2-for-3 with three runs. Waylen Sing-Chow, Charlie Mirabal, Williams and Sanchez each scored twice, and Nick Valdez drove in two runs.
Matt Walker (3-1) allowed two runs on three hits over six innings for Na Koa. Byron Minnich pitched the final inning.
Colby Gurney (0-3) allowed six runs in one inning for the Admirals.
The second game was eight innings.
Sanchez batted 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Angus Roger homered for Na Koa. Roger and Mirabal each scored twice.
Chris Mobley (1-0) allowed one run over two innings for the victory.
Brennan Flick (0-2) allowed four runs over 1 2/3 innings for Vallejo.
Maui took four of six in the series.
Na Koa are 21-9, while the Admirals fell to 8-17.
Maui will next play a six-game series at the San Rafael Pacifics, Tuesday through Sunday. Na Koa is 1 1/2 games behind first-place San Rafael.
Na Koa 12, Admirals 3
Josh Larson, Chris Mobley (6), T.J. Macy and D.J. Dixon; Kyle Bruggerman, Jeremiah Steinert (6), Brennan Flick (7) and Issac Wenrich. W-Mobley, 1-0. L-Flick, 0-2. 2B-Maui: Chema Sanchez (9), Angus Roger (1). Vallejo: Nathan Tomaszewski (2). 3B-Vallejo: Justin James (2). HR-Maui: Roger (1).