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Van Doornum Delivers Key Hit in UH Win

April 19, 2011, 3:20 PM HST
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By Fred Guzman

Hawaii bounced back after having its baseball win streak snapped at eight on Sunday by closing out a four-game conference series with a 5-2 win over Louisiana Tech last night at Les Murakami Stadium.

Jeff Van Doornum delivered a tie-breaking, two-run double in the seventh inning as Hawaii improved to 21-15 overall and 7-1 in the WAC, where the Bows own a 1.5-game lead over Fresno State.

His key hit came after the Bulldogs intentionally walked UH star Kolten Wong. Bad move.

Reliever Blair Walters was credited with the victory, upping his season mark to 4-1.

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Hawaii’s seven-week, 27-game home stand finally comes to an end this week, with non-conference dates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday against Valparaiso.

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Twelve of Hawaii’s remaining 16 regular-season games after that are on the road, starting with a critical WAC series at Fresno State that starts on April 28.

BIG LEAGUES: Shane Victorino went 1-for-6 and drove in a run for Philadelphia in a 6-3, 12-inning home loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Victorino is batting .311 with nine RBI and his team remains first in the National League East with a 10-5 mark.

Reliever Kanekoa Texeira was not called upon by Kansas City in yesterday’s 7-3, 10-inning loss to Cleveland in battle between a pair of long-suffering teams off to good starts this season.

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The Oakland Athletics and Kurt Suzuki were off yesterday.

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