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.
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.
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.