SAN DIEGO — Players' Field at United States International University is known as a hitter's park. Unfortunately for USIU, the visiting teams had been doing most of the hitting.
But Tuesday afternoon the Gulls hit five home runs en route to a 14-11 win over Azusa-Pacific. Before Tuesday's game, 26 home runs had been hit in nine games at USIU--18 by USIU's opponents.
Tuesday, Steve Hendricks hit two homers, including a solo shot in the second for USIU (6-19). He hit a three-run homer in the third to make it 5-0.
Greg May hit a grand slam to highlight an eight-run fifth inning. Joe Canales and Brian Finan added solo homers.
Rich Scheevel hit a bases-empty homer in the fifth for Azusa-Pacific (3-12-1). Trailing, 14-5, after seven innings, Azusa-Pacific rallied for six runs in the top of the eighth. The game was called after eight innings because of darkness.