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SDSU Rallies in 8th, Earns Split With Hawaii

April 06, 1987

San Diego State scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Hawaii, 4-3, and earn a split of a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader Sunday on Smith Field.

Hawaii (3-1, 21-16) won the first game, 4-3.

In the second game, Hawaii took a 3-0 lead in the seventh inning.

But in the eighth, SDSU's Anthony Johnson singled in one run, Lance Pinnell drove in another with a fielder's choice and Bob Parry's single tied the score. Chuck McInnis' single made it 4-3.

SDSU's Matt Haar (1-1) pitched the last two innings; Joe Vierra (1-3) took the loss.

In the opener, the Aztecs (1-3, 19-16-1) took a 3-0 lead after two innings. But in the third, SDSU's John Hemmerly walked the bases loaded. Steve Mills (1-2) replaced Hemmerly and threw two run-scoring wild pitches, and Nelson Inabata hit a sacrifice fly.

In the fourth, Hawaii's Dan Nyssen doubled and scored on catcher Bill Way's throwing error to make it 4-3.

Mt. Carmel High product Mark Furtak (3-1) was the winner.

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