Paul Cunningham and Greg Shirley of Azusa Pacific College had Cal State Northridge starting pitcher Steve Sharts' number Wednesday before a sparse crowd at Azusa. And the result was a 10-4 upset victory over the Matadors.
Cunningham homered, doubled and singled in three at-bats off Sharts, while Shirley homered and singled.
Sharts was touched for 8 hits and 8 runs in six innings as the Matadors dropped to 13-5 this season. The win was only the second for Azusa in 17 games.
After Cunningham had doubled and Larry Baab had walked in the first inning for Azusa, Shirley hit a three-run home run.
A Cunningham single opened a three-run Azusa third inning. Singles by Rich Scheevel and Shirley then extended the Azusa lead to 6-0.