The first three batters in the University of San Diego lineup had 11 hits Tuesday in a 12-0 baseball victory over Claremont-Mudd at USD.
Scott Kawall, batting leadoff and making his first appearance at USD, was 4 for 4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs; Chuck Graham, batting second, was 4 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 6 RBIs, and Mark Trafton, batting third, was 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Louis Skertich (1-0) got the win, and Dennis Bricker (0-1) took the loss.
In the eighth inning, catcher Dave Rolls just missed his fourth home run in four games when a drive into left-center field hit the top of the fence and bounced back into play. Rolls ended up with a double.
Harry Henderson was 4 for 5, including 4 RBIs, to lead San Diego State to a 15-9 nonconference victory over host Cal Poly Pomona. The game was called after the eighth inning because of darkness.
San Diego State (3-1) snapped a 5-5 tie in the fourth inning with 9 runs.
John Marshall pitched the final three innings to earn the victory. Dan Kaoturos pitched an 1 innings for the loss.
Pomona (3-3) committed four errors.