Na Koa Ikaika Maui rallied from a three-run deficit and defeated the East Bay Lumberjacks 9-5 on Sunday at Maehara Stadium in Wai-luku, setting up a chance for a sweep of the six-game series today.
D.J. Dixon drove in five runs for Maui, which improved to 7-1 against East Bay this year.
Dixon hit an RBI single in the sixth, drove in two runs in a three-run seventh and singled in two more runs in the eighth, finishing 3-for-5.
The Lumberjacks scored four runs in the fifth to go in front 4-1.
Na Koa's Jimmy Rohan walked three times, twice with the bases loaded. Chema San-chez hit a solo homer in the fourth inning.
Byron Minnich (2-0) got two outs for the win. Chris Mobley earned his seventh save of the year. Maui starter Eri Yoshida allowed four runs in five innings.
|Pacific Association Standings|
San Rafael 4, Hawaii 3
Maui 9, East Bay 5
Today's Games (HST)
San Rafael at Hawaii, 5:30 p.m.
East Bay at Maui, 5:30 p.m.
Faustio Alasada (0-1) was charged with four runs while getting just one out.
East Bay ..... 000 ..... 040 ..... 010-5 ..... 7 ...... 3
Maui ............ 000 ..... 101 ..... 340-9 ..... 10 .... 2
Eric Edwards, Barry Takahashi (6), Mike Taylor (7), Joe Wittig (7), Faustio Alasada (8), James Lopressi (8) and Joe Kala; Eri Yoshida, Matt Walker (6), Byron Minnich (8), Chris Mobley (9) and D.J. Dixon. W-Minnich 2-0. L-Alasada 0-1. Sv-Mobley (7). 2B-East Bay: Demetrius Adams (1). HR-Maui: Chema Sanchez (2).