College baseball: Vuls split with Biola

Kyle Alcorn threw seven strong innings Friday to lift UH-Hilo baseball above .500 before pitching, not to mention brevity, exited Wong Stadium.

The Vulcans scored 32 runs in splitting a doubleheader against Biola, winning 15-1 and losing 17-11 in a four and a half hour marathon.

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Kamehameha graduate Micah Carter hit a three-run home run, one of 15 hits for the Vulcans (5-5, 1-1 Pacific West Conference) in the first game, and they managed 16 more but couldn’t get a sweep as a another former Warrior, Brandyn Lee-Lehano, took a no-decision.

Taking over in the third after Dylan Spain worked two scoreless innings before rain suspended play Thursday, Alcorn struck out nine and allowed only two hits and two walks.

RJ Romo hit a three-run double — posting six RBIs in the doubleheader — for UHH and Kila Zuttermeister finished with three hits and three RBIs in the win.

Biola (9-4, 4-2) got to Lee-Lehano for six run (five earned) in three innings, though Devan Elson took the loss as the Eagles scored six runs in the fifth to take go ahead 12-7.

The Vuls tried fighting back.

Chris Aubort and Phillip Steering each finished with three hits, giving Aubort five on the day.

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Edison Sakata and Mano Manago collected two hits in each game.

The teams play another doubleheader at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wong.