College baseball: Augustana rips Vuls 15-4 in opener

Opening day got away from UH-Hilo.

With leadoff hitter Riley Johnson going 6 for 6, Augustana connected for 19 hits and scored in each of the first five inning Thursday night to beat the Vulcans 15-4 at Wong Stadium.

ADVERTISING

Sophomore Dylan Spain lasted three innings for UHH, allowing six runs on eight hits and three walks.

Jacob Blank, a first-team All-American last year, was sharp, striking out seven and yielding only a hit in four innigs.

Keaau graduate Jonathan Segovia went 3 for 4 for the Vuls, and Kamehameha-Hawaii grad Micah Carter collected two hits.

ADVERTISING

Sam Baier clubbed a home run and drove in four runs for the Vikings of South Dakota.

The teams play a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. Friday.