COLLEGE WATCH – Jace Poole (NSW)
HPU is now 17-5 overall and 9-3 in conference play, the Sea Warriors still hold a one game advantage in the loss column on CBU for first place in the PacWest.
HPU took a 2-0 lead in the third inning of game one when Rylan Morihara and Blake Amaral each had RBI hits. The Lancers would come back in the third inning with three unearned runs on two costly errors. The Sea Warriors wouldn’t be deterred and retook a one run lead in the seventh. The lead wouldn’t stand up however, as CBU scored three times in the eighth to steal the win.
Michael Murray got the start and gave up six runs in seven innings of work, although only three of the runs were earned. Edward Trovato pitched two scoreless innings with four strikeouts in relief. Nakasato set the table with three game one hits from his leadoff spot. Jace Poole also added a pair of hits.
Jace is continuing to do well, hitting .422 with an OBP of .525.